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community ENJOY BREWS AT THE BATON ROUGE ZOO Tickets are on sale for the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo, hosted by the Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo on Friday, October 1 from 7-10 p.m. This craft-beer tasting event benefits the nonprofit supporter of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. It will feature live music and more than 200 craft beers brewed by members of Baton Rouge-area homebrew associations. Local restaurants and caterers will be on hand with food samples, and the event’s footprint has been expanded to include a stroll around the zoo. “For the past six years, this event has sold out,” says Phil Frost, Zoo Director. “BREW at the Zoo has become a flagship event not only at the Zoo, but in Baton Rouge as a whole.” ■ brzoobrew.org

BATON ROUGE ACHIEVES DATA CERTIFICATION

Baton Rouge has been recognized as one of the best American cities to improve residents’ lives. The Red Stick has achieved silver certification from What Works Cities, one of only 16 cities to be newly certified this year. “I am proud for Baton Rouge to be recognized by What Works Cities for how we use data and promote transparency in all we do across City-Parish government,” says Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “From our award-winning Open Data BR and EBRGIS programs to how we are improving health outcomes and implementing massive capital improvement programs, data and evidence are at the heart of how we make and communicate decisions to the residents we serve.” ■ whatworkscities.bloomberg.org

RECYCLED BARBIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Barbie Loves the Ocean is Mattel’s first fashion doll line made with recycled ocean-bound plastic, and the three-doll set plus accessories has been released as part of the campaign “The Future of Pink is Green.” Ocean-bound plastic is sourced within 50 kilometers of waterways in areas lacking formal waste collection systems. The toy company has set a goal to achieve 100 percent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030. “This Barbie launch is another addition to Mattel’s growing portfolio of purpose-driven brands that inspire environmental consciousness with our consumer as a key focus,” says Richard Dickson, Mattel president and chief operating officer. ■ barbie. mattel.com 14

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CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS SCHEDULED

Dust off the ballet shoes and check the fit of your littles’ leotards. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s auditions for all children’s roles in this year’s The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou will be Sunday, September 12 at Dancer’s Workshop. The cost to audition is $10. Boys and girls ages eight and up can audition to be part of the magical production which will be held in the newly renovated River Center Theatre for Performing Arts on December 18 and 19. BRBT has also announced its schedule for the rest of the season: two performances of Philadanco! on Sunday, October 17 and two matinees of Rapunzel on March 26 and 27. Season tickets are available. ■ batonrougeballet.org/nutcracker-auditions

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Baton Rouge Parents Magazine Sept 2021  

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