Enjoy the beginning of spring (and the gorgeous Louisiana weather that comes with it) at the Ebb & Flow Festival on April 4-5. Ebb & Flow is a FREE two-day festival featuring artists, musicians, dancers and more that fill the downtown area. Festival-goers can watch performances from popular names such as Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and Parish County Line at the Crest Stage, or from local groups such as Amelia EarHawts and Clay Aschee Puppet Theatre at the Community Stage. The festival also features an arts market where vendors sell handcrafted goods and artwork, a team of poets stationed in Town Square celebrating National Poetry Month, and even a corporate art battle for teams to work together for an hour to create a masterpiece. This is a can’t miss festival!
Flavor of the Week: Plant Based Junk Food Visiting Baton Rouge for the Day
Plant Based Junk Food is bringing its vegan comfort food from Los Angeles to Baton Rouge for a one-time pop up at Tin Roof Brewing Company on Sunday, March 22. They will be joined by local vegan dessert vendor Plant Based Sweets by Lotus. There is no entry fee, just pay for your plant-based goodness with exact change or card and enjoy. Try Plant Based Junk Food’s famous vegan Crispy Chik’n Sandwich and don’t forget to grab dessert!
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Workin’ It: Propel America Coaches
Propel America is hiring part-time Cohort Coaches that will coach and mentor the company’s Fellows, helping them navigate their training and prepare for successful job placement. Responsibilities include coaching a group of 10-15 fellows, facilitating weekly sessions, tracking student progress and following students through the hiring process. Two or more years of professional experience is required as well as group facilitation and technology skills. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.
In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Baton Rouge: New Mineral Named After LSU Scientist
It’s pretty rare to discover a new mineral, and it’s even rarer to have one named after a living person. Dutrowite, named after LSU professor Barb Dutrow, was discovered in the Apuan Alps of Tuscany by a team of Italian researchers. They named the mineral belonging to the tourmaline family after Dr. Dutrow because of her contributions to mineral sciences and crystal chemistry, particularly for her work studying tourmaline. Dr. Dutrow has been an LSU professor and resident of Baton Rouge for over 28 years.
Local scientists making history, that’s my Baton Rouge.
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Out on the Town
- Flashlight Egg Hunt, March 13-14, grab the kids and your biggest Easter baskets and get ready to hunt at these events put on by BREC
- 49th Annual Audubon Pilgrimage, March 20-22, tour historic homes and cemeteries, and experience wine and cheese tours at this St. Francisville event
- Holi Festival, March 21, celebrate one of India’s most revered festivals right here in the heart of Baton Rouge
- Mid City Makers Market, March 21, head on over to the monthly Mid City Makers Market on S Eugene Street for all of the latest handmade goods and crafts