EVENTS: September community events
West Baton Rouge NAACP, every 2nd Tuesday, Hall’s & Sons Funeral Home, 1160 Louisiana Avenue, Port Allen, 6pm.
Victims of Domestic Violence, meeting with the Iris Center hosts its Coordinated Community Response Team, last Tuesday of each month, West Baton Rouge Parish Library, 1pm. (225) 332-2509.
East Baton Rouge School Board, each third Thursday, 650 N. Foster. 5pm . www.ebrschools.com
Tangipahoa Parish School Board, each first Tuesday, Central Office Board Room 59656 Puleston Road, Amite, 6pm
Recovery Support at Addis has meetings for men and women seeking freedom from alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, over eating, or other addictions. Women meet Sundays at 4pm. Contact Ellie (225) 776-1652. Men meet Sundays at 7pm Contact James (225) 218-5630. Both groups meet at First Baptist Church in Addis, 6781 LA Hwy 1, Addis
Ponchatoula City Council meets every second Monday, 6pm, Council Chambers, City Hall, 125 W. Hickory St.
Sickle Cell Anemia Support Group. 2nd Wednesdays. Main Library at Goodwood . noon.
9: Friendship Facelift: A Vision Board Party for Women! Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch, 11300 Greenwell Springs Rd., 3pm. Bring your best friends with you and listen to soft, relaxing music while creating a vision board with magazine clippings to illustrate your dreams, goals and aspirations. All supplies will be provided.
10: Recovery Month Community Discussion. Main Library at Goodwood. 3pm. Discussion on mental health and substance use disorders. This annual observance is sponsored each September by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Allison M. Smith, associate director of the Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use in Collegiate Communities, will moderate the discussion.
13 -16: Baton Rouge Slam!: An Obituary for Summer 2016, LSU, Coates Hall, Room 137, HopKins Black Box, 7:30pm, and Sept. 17, 2:30pm. Last summer: Racial tensions, protests, and natural disasters flooded the Red Stick. One year later, we stage local poet interviews and remix Eclectic Truth slam poems, inviting the community to reflect on a capital divided. Reserve seats: https://goo.gl/LUXdUq. Donations.
15: Dear Friend. Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St, Baton Rouge, 7pm. A performance of letters representing the different communities and diverse perspectives that form our collective American story. Most of the letters are contemporary, written during the past few years, and a few are older and speak to different moments in our nation’s history.
20: Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium. Baton Rouge Community College, Magnolia Theatre, 9am-noon. Presented by the Governor’s Office of Community Programs. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org
23: Womanhood 101: Girls EmPOWERed. Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Rd, 9am-noon. Purpose is to unite girls (age 10– 14) to empower one another, activate awareness, and grow in power. The Womanhood 101: Girls EmPOWERed program provides a safe place to learn and build greatness. Hosted by THE CEO MIND Foundation
22: State Capitol March Against Police Brutality and Police Use of Excessive Force. Louisiana State Capitol. 4pm – 7pm. Hosted by Progressive Louisianan and the State Conference of the NAACP. Info by text: (337) 240-6336.
30: Dependable Strengths: How to Find and Grow the Best within You. Main Library at Goodwood, 9am – 4pm. Certified facilitator Mike Cragin will teach ways to discover your strengths and offer help with making a plan to develop them. Registration is required. Career Center, (225) 231- 3733, www.careercenterbr.com/events/.