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May 2022

Garden Month at Red Stick Farmers Market

May 21

Red Stick Farmers Market is embracing the bounty of spring this month, with different fun weekly themes featuring various speakers, kids' activities, and more. The schedule is as follows: May 7: Vegetable Gardening May 14: Herb Gardening May 21: Native Plants May 28: Butterfly Week 8 am–noon between 5th and Main Streets. breada.org. Location: 5th and Main Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Films & Comedy at the Manship Theatre

May 21

Leave the X-Men to the megaplex. Each month, the Manship Theatre offers a slate of films, from modern classics to engaging new documentaries and locally-produced stories. Here's what's in store this month: May 6: SPOOF NIGHT! with Over the Top: Baton Rouge's The Family Dinner Improv Comedy Troupe present a hilariously-interactive screening of the film about an arm-wrestling truck driver who takes his twelve-year-old son on the road. 8 pm. $12. May 12: Little Satchmo: The remarkable story of Louis…

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Meat Meet Salon Series

May 22

The innovative, arts-forward, anti-profit group Yes We Cannibal is hosting talks and performances with artists in person, as well as streamed to Twitch in their Meat Meet Salon Series. Sundays 4 pm–6 pm at Yes We Cannibal's Government Street space or twitch.tv/yeswecannibal. Free. The schedule is as follows: May 1: 5th Installation of Sole Lab Sundays, Baton Rouge's underground DJ/free cypher showcase with DJ Sole Lab and partner Markdub. May 8: Remotely-streamed interview and reading with Los Angeles-based poet Will…

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Happy’s Running Club

May 23

After disbanding for a while this year due to COVID, Happy's running club is back in action, ready to tear through the streets of Downtown Baton Rouge. Choose between distances of 5,000 meters or just over three miles, whichever you prefer. During daylight savings time, live music makes for a lively post-run reward. Every Tuesday at 6 pm, rain or shine. $35 annual membership, which includes food and drink specials after the run and a technical dri-fit shirt. For more…

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Livingston Parish Library Summer Reading Program

May 23

Livingston Parish Libraries invite adults, teens, and children alike to earn prizes by reading as much as possible and attending library events. This year's theme is "Oceans of Possibilities," and will kick off at each LPL branch on May 23. Activities include scavenger hunts, outdoor story walks, movie screenings, and more. Details at mylpl.info. Location: 20390 Iowa Street Livingston Louisiana

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Happy’s Running Club

May 24

After disbanding for a while this year due to COVID, Happy's running club is back in action, ready to tear through the streets of Downtown Baton Rouge. Choose between distances of 5,000 meters or just over three miles, whichever you prefer. During daylight savings time, live music makes for a lively post-run reward. Every Tuesday at 6 pm, rain or shine. $35 annual membership, which includes food and drink specials after the run and a technical dri-fit shirt. For more…

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West Baton Rouge Library Bookmobile

May 24

The West Baton Rouge Library is on the move! The Bookmobile will be making stops at Brusly Town Hall each Tuesday with books, magazines, and DVDs available for checkout from 2:30 pm–3:45 pm. wbrpl.org. Location: 601 South Vaughan Brusly Louisiana

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Try Arts Tuesday

May 24

Head to the brand new Cary Saurage Community Arts Center for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge's brand new weekly educational initiative: Try Arts Tuesday. Each week, professional artists and novices alike are invited to the Center to explore a new art form, and connect with their community during the hands-on workshops. Classes are free for members and $10 for non-members. Additional donations are accepted. 6:30 pm every Tuesday. October workshops include: October 12: Dance for All with Renee…

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Ascension Parish Summer Reading Program

May 24

Water you doing this summer? If you're with the Ascension Parish Library, you're reading! Earn rewards for all the story-traveling you'll be doing over the next few months, and try your hand at winning grand prizes for this year's summer reading program, themed "Oceans of Possibilities". Learn more at myapl.org or by visiting any Ascension Parish library branch. Location: 40300 LA Highway 42 Galvez Louisiana

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Needles, Hooks, and Books!

May 25

Is there a cozier combination than a knitting project and a good book? The West Feliciana Library invites all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and other crafters whose projects are portable to come to the library to work on their crafts as part of a community of fellow artists. All skill levels are welcome, from master stitchers to total novices––librarians will be on hand to teach you a new craft, even if you're brand new at it. 2 pm every Tuesday at…

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