Jenny’s Picks – March 30

My first gig out of college was writing for a publication that focused on the environment. Those issues stuck in my mind. Every year around Earth Day, I cast an eye back to the matters on which I cut my teeth. The Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus, is hosting several environmentally angled events: Invasive Plants We Know Too Well, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Recycling and Composting, 6 p.m. Wednesday; and Architecture and the Environment, 7 p.m. also Wednesday. Information: mybcpl.org.

For the past month, I eschewed most carbs. I can see no better reason to break this diet than the Child Abuse Prevention Kick-Off at Puccini’s. A meal costs $5 for the family special, which includes slice of pizza, choice of salad or two bread sticks and drink. After the meal, participants will go to Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St., and plant a pinwheel garden. When: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Puccinis, 318 Washington St.

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at jelig@therepublic.com or 812-379-5671.