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Mayor Holden, Glen "Big Baby" Davis to promote healthy habits at Farmers Market this Saturday

Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden and former LSU basketball standout Glen "Big Baby" Davis will visit the Downtown Red Stick Farmers Market Saturday morning to promote the Mayor's Healthy BR Initiative, which encourages healthy eating habits, including buying fresh and local.

Davis, who has played the past four years in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, has also worked to focus public awareness on the growing problem of childhood obesity. Mayor Holden and Davis are scheduled to arrive at 9AM at the Red Stick Farmers Market.

They will make their way to North Street seating area inside the Main Market, where they will address market patrons about the advantages of healthy eating. Chef Celeste Gill will be on hand to whip up some healthy cooking demonstration and provide samples of healthful snacks.

At 10AM, the Mayor and Davis will announce the winners of the Red Stick Farmers Market canning contest. From 8AM until 12PM Saturday, the Mayor's Healthy City Initiative partners will offer free health screenings at the Red Stick Farmer's Market. Screenings will include blood pressure, body mass index, and body fat percentage.

For more information, contact Copper Alvarez, executive director of the Big River Economic & Agricultural Development Alliance (BREADA), at (225) 267-5060. Saturday will also be the first day that the LSU Tiger Trails Transit will begin providing free transit to the Red Stick Farmer's Market. Shuttles will run from 8AM to 12PM from various points on the LSU Campus to the market at 5th Street and Main Street.

The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

WiFi Zone

Live After Five Fall Season

The capital city's premier FREE live music event starts on September 9! Hosted by the Downtown Business Association, the series takes place every spring and fall with different genres of music to satisfy everyone. Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band will kick the season off!

Due to the construction of North Boulevard Town Square and the new permanent stage at Galvez Plaza, Live After Five will be held at the opposite end of Third Street at A.Z. Young Park for one more season (3rd Street & Spanish Town Road.)

A FREE CATS SHUTTLE will loop through the Arts and Entertainment District to drop visitors near the concert site.

With over 16 bars and live music venues, over 40 restaurants and cafes, and over 20 cultural attractions, Downtown is flourishing and is sure to provide the good time you are after! Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

2011 Fall Live After Five Season - Friday's from 5pm-8pm
SEPTEMBER 9 - Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute)
SEPTEMBER 16 - V-Tones (Variety)
SEPTEMBER 23 - Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience (Zydeco)
SEPTEMBER 30 - To Be Announced
OCTOBER 7 - Flow Tribe (Party Mix)
OCTOBER 14 - The Chris LeBlanc Band with Big Luther Kent (Rock and Blues)
OCTOBER 21 - Ernest Scott and The Funk Children (Funk and Soul)
OCTOBER 28 - To Be Announced

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

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