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Alert: April 1st is Census Day
Reports show growth in our census count this year but we only gain if we have a strong count. Early indications show Baton Rouge behind on census returns. Make sure our tax dollars come back home. $400 billion annually at stake that will go to local communities determined by census numbers. Easy, safe, convenient- 10 questions in 10 minutes to fill-out and mail back free.

Still Bill: A documentary film about Bill Withers
The Manship Theatre and Culture Candy Presents:
Still Bill ,an intimate portrait of soul legend Bill Withers. You know the music, now meet the man. Including his classic hits Aint No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Lovely Day, and Just the Two of Us.

Manship Theatre
Saturday, April 3, 7:30PM

Easter Egg Hunt at The Market
Catch the Easter Bunny hopping through Main Street Market posing for pictures and spreading Easter cheer. Lined with over 1,000 eggs, Main Street Market hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10 AM. Bring the kids to enjoy special events including balloon art, face painting and art activities. Main Street Market vendors will be open for business and will observe special hours from 8 AM to 1 PM for Good Friday. Free and open to the public. 5th and Main Streets.

Reckless Kelly at Lucy's
Texas-roots rockers Reckless Kelly are coming to Lucy's on Thursday April 1st! The show starts at 9:30pm and it is $10 to get in and enjoy some great music. Check Reckless Kelly out at:

Find Easter Bunny Goodies at the Arts Market
Come fill your Easter and spring baskets with one-of-a-kind gifts. The Baton Rouge Arts Market showcases original, hand-made works every first Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Shop for the spring season with over 70 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more.

Bleacher Boys
Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Presents: Bleacher Boys, a film by Karen Hunter. This is a story of five men who shared a common dream as boys: the dream of growing up and playing major league baseball. Five men: each of whose dreams were dashed at an early age due to blindness. Five men, whose stories differ in detail, yet share that one common element. Their stories unfold in chapters like the innings of a baseball game with them sitting in the bleachers. Each inning becomes a chapter from their lives as they relate the hardships of overcoming the painful reality of never seeing again, to the struggle to create a new dream.

Manship Theatre
Wednesday, March 31, 7PM - 10PM

Happy's Running Club 2nd Annual Downtown Spectacular 5K
Happy's Running Club 2nd Annual Downtown Spectacular 5,000 Meter Road Race will be on April 10th, 2010 at 6pm. Run starts at music starts at 5. Live Art, 6 Bands, 8 Restaurants, and oh yeah...a 5k! First 1,000 to register get a Happy's 5k Commemorative Beer Mug!!! In attempts to be better citizens of humanity...this year they will have organic race-t's, recycled shoe drive, recycling of all water and sport bottles, no paper registration (online only), and other sustainable aspects.

Register at:

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

227 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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