Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way (Airline Highway and Pecue), will hold the following events:

  • “After Baby Comes (ABC): Baby Care and Parent Care” will be from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the hospital, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Cost is $35 per couple.
  • “Prenatal Yoga” will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Destination Maternity, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd. Cost is $12 per class. A physician’s release is required.
  • A Baby & You Orientation Tour will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Monday at the hospital, Conference Room 2. The tour is free.
  • “Baby Steps,” a light exercise class for mothers to do with their babies, will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. Thursday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $12 per class.
  • “Special Delivery,” a class to discuss comfort measures during labor and delivery, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge, 323 East Airport Ave. Cost is $35 per couple.
  • “Strong Mamas,” an exercise class to prepare for pregnancy body changes, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Destination Maternity. Cost is $12 per class.
  • “Weight Loss Surgery: What You Should Know,” a free class, will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, Conference Room 4. Call (225) 924-8444.

Call (225) 231-5475 or visit http://www.womans.org.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, 647 Main St., will offer assistance to women who are unemployed or under-employed and seeking a better paying job from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (225) 308-0220.

Family Service

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer counseling services for children, individuals and families who need help with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and relationship problems from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the office.

Fee is based on a sliding scale. Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Call (225) 924-0123.

Cancer Services

Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., will hold the following free events:

  • “YogaThrive: Yoga for Cancer Survivors” will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Registration is required.
  • Digestive & Urinary Cancers Survivorship Luncheon will be at noon Monday at the office.
  • “Fit & Fearless,” an exercise program for cancer survivors, will be at 5:15 p.m. Monday at BREC Independence Park, 7500 Independence Blvd. Registration is required.
  • “Fit & Fearless: Total Body Workout,” an exercise program for cancer survivors, will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and 5:15 p.m. Thursday at BREC Independence Park. Registration is required.
  • Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the office.
  • Oral, Head & Neck Cancers Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the office.
  • Young Adult Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the office.
  • “Zumba Gold” will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at BREC Independence Park. Registration is required.
  • Lung Cancer Support Group will meet at noon Friday at the office.

For more information, call (225) 927-2273.

BR General

Baton Rouge General will hold the following events:

  • “Joint Success Seminar” will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, 8585 Picardy Ave., Conference Room 1. The program discusses expectations before, during and after surgery. To register, call (225) 763-4298.
  • “Back to Health,” a free spine surgery education class, will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, Conference Room 1. For more information, call (225) 763-4298.
  • “Breastfeeding Basics” will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, Conference Room 2. Cost is $30 per couple. Refreshments are included. Register at http://www.brgeneral.org.
  • “Healthy Steps: Lebed Exercise Program,” a program focused on healing through dance and movement, will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General, Mid City location, 3600 Florida Blvd., and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location. To register, call (225) 763-4050.
  • “Baby Care Basics” will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, Conference Room 2. Cost is $30 per couple. Refreshments are included. Register at http://www.brgeneral.org.
  • “Basic Life Support (BLS) Re-Certification Classes” will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location. Cost is $45 per person.
  • Weight Loss Surgery Seminar will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet location, Conference rooms 1 and 2. Admission is free. Register at http://www.brgeneral.org.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Re-Certification Classes will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Baton Rouge General, Mid City location. Cost is $175 per person.

For more information, visit http://www.brgeneral.org.

Grief Recovery

The Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave., Suite 101, will offer the following events:

  • A grief support group for adults will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Jamestown office.
  • A grief support group for adults will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road.
  • A grief support group for adults will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales.
  • Grief Share, a faith-based, nondenominational, grief support group, will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the office.

All support groups are free and confidential. For more information, call (225) 924-6621.

  • Culinary Arts for Healing Hearts, a fundraiser benefiting the Grief Recover Center, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road. The culinary showcase will feature sweet and savory food tastings from 20 local chefs, as well as live and silent auctions and live music by Band 5D. Tickets are $50. For more information, call (225) 924-6621 or visit http://www.grcbr.org.

Mary Bird — OLOL

Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will hold the following events:

  • A free breast cancer screening will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Woman’s Hospital, 100 Woman’s Way.
  • A free oral cancer screening will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mary Bird Perkins - OLOL Head & Neck Center, 4950 Essen Lane, fourth floor.
  • Tobacco Cessation Program, a free nine-day class to help kick the habit, will be held April 25 - June 13 with most classes on Thursdays. For more information, call (225) 215-1274.
  • “CancerFit,” a comprehensive wellness program designed to help keep cancer patients active and mentally fit, will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane. Each session is free and includes an hour of individualized yoga and guided meditation. For information or to register, call (225) 938-9629.

HIV services

The following HIV services will be offered:

  • Metro Health will offer free, confidential HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St. Syphilis testing will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Metro Health will also offer HIV testing from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Earl K. Long Mid-City, North Foster at Gus Young Avenue; and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St. Call (225) 338-9333.
  • Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will offer free, confidential HIV testing and counseling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the office. Call (225) 927-9810.

Alzheimer’s Services

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold the following events:

  • “Sharing the Journey: Resources 101,” a free class designed to help Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers navigate the library and the Internet for resources that will improve the patients’ quality of life, will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales, Sister Linda Conference Room. Registration is required.
  • Caregiver network groups for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the office and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at PACE of Baton Rouge, 7436 Bishop Ott Drive.
  • “Lunch-N-Learn: Alzheimer’s Overview” will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs. The program and lunch are free, but registration is required.
  • A free financial literacy workshop on health-care insurance and elderly health insurance fraud will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex, 17199 Spring Ranch Road, Livingston.

For more information, call (225) 334-7494.

CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates, 848 Louisiana Ave, will hold 45-minute informational sessions on becoming a CASA volunteer at noon Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the office. Call (225) 379-8598 or visit http://www.casabr.org.

Survivors of Suicide

Survivors of Suicide, a free support group for people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one, neighbor, co-worker or friend to suicide, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave. For more information, call (225) 924-1431.

The Hospice of BR

The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, will hold the following events:

  • Grief support group meetings will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sunrise Assisted Living, 9351 Siegen Lane, and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Adult Building, Room 105.
  • The hospice is seeking volunteers.

For more information, call (225) 767-4673.

Grief Support

Community Grief Support Group will meet at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services, 550 Lobdell Ave. For more information, call (225) 927-2273.

Life Source Services

Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., will offer the following events and opportunity:

  • A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Resthaven Swan Room, 11817 Jefferson Highway.
  • A grief support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office.
  • A grief support group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at La Plantation Retirement Community, 26635 La. 16, Denham Springs.
  • LSS is seeking volunteers for many of its projects. Call (225) 291-9421.

Woman’s Center

The Woman’s Center for Wellness, corner of Bluebonnet and Jefferson Highway, is celebrating 10 years of fitness and care with a number of events:

  • A free body composition scan will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
  • An Ideal Protein cooking demonstration will be from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will also be advice from registered dietitians and health coaches about fitness and nutrition.
  • A free skin scan analysis will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Call (225) 924-8388 to make an appointment.
  • The Fitness Club will hold a Girls Night Out! Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be refreshments from local vendors and line dancing to a disc jockey.
  • Free hearing and free posture screenings will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Call (225) 924-8450 to make an appointment.

Red Cross

The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge, will hold the following classes:

  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.
  • “Adult CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the office. Cost is $70.
  • “Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED plus Bloodborne Pathogens” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.

The Acadiana Area Chapter American Red Cross, 101 N. Pat St., Scott, will hold the following classes:

  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.
  • “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter American Red Cross, 2640 Canal St., New Orleans, will hold the following classes:

  • “Blended Learning Skill Session for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 2 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.
  • “Adult CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $70.
  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Cost is $90.
  • “Blended Learning Skill Session for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers” will be from 3 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED plus Bloodborne Pathogens” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.

The Southeast Louisiana Chapter Northshore office, 300 Ashland Way, Madisonville, will hold the following classes:

  • “Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday at the office. Cost is $110.
  • “Adult CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Thursday and Saturday at the office. Cost is $70.
  • “Adult First Aid/CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the office. Another class will be Saturday. Cost is $90.
  • “Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED” will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the office. Cost is $90.

For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit http://www.redcross.org/classes.

Sickle cell

Sickle Cell Anemia Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday at the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell office, 2301 North Blvd. The session is open to adult clients and caregivers. Call (225) 346-8434.

Adoption support

The ABC Adoption Search and Reunion Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave. For more information, call (225) 752-3162.

EBR Library

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library will hold the following events:

  • “Good Nutrition for a Lifetime” will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Freddie Sanders will share his story of maintaining healthy nutrition for life. Registration is required. For more information, call (225) 756-1150.
  • “Third Thursdays,” a story time for children with special needs, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The event will include stories, songs, rhymes and sensory activities for children age 5 and up. Call (225) 763-2260.

Ochsner

Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, will hold the following events:

  • “Breakfast Brunch - Hospice Care” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the hospital cafeteria. Michelle Hunt will speak on the four levels of hospice care.
  • “GO Road Trip: New Orleans Sightseeing Tour” will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bus will depart from the hospital at 7 a.m. Participants will visit several historical sites in New Orleans. Cost is $47 per person, excluding lunch.

Events are part of the Golden Opportunity Program, a program for adults 50 and older in the area. To RSVP, call (225) 755-4984.

Cardinal Hospice

Cardinal Hospice will hold a free grief support group meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the office, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, No. 3-A. The hospice is also looking for volunteers. Call (225) 291-3322.

OLOL Gala

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center will hold its 28th annual Gala, “An Evening with the Doobie Brothers,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Hall. Dinner will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by the performance. Call (225) 765-5951 or visit http://www.ololrmc.com/gala2013.

Parkinson’s disease

The Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Paul Rabalais of the Rabalais Law Firm will speak on “Estate Planning for the Aging Louisiana Family.” For more information, call Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542 or Sally at (225) 756-2645.

Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers will offer free customized fitness and wellness instruction from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at 4626 Jamestown Ave., Suite 3. The class is open to seniors, caregivers and professionals. Call (225) 931-1315.

Diabetic Foot

The Diabetic Foot Institute, 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite D, will offer complimentary diabetic foot screenings on Friday. Screening will include thermal imaging, blood flow study, gait analysis and neuropathy screening. Call (225) 761-0025 to schedule.

ACCESS benefit

Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions will hold a benefit, “A Sweet Soiree,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Stone Creek Club and Spa, Covington. Advance tickets are $50 per person and $75 at the door. The night will include food, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit children with disabilities and their families. For more information, call (985) 875-0511 or visit http://www.accesslouisiana.org.

Amputee Expo

An Amputee Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at BREC Park, 7122 Perkins Road. The event will include a walk, professional skateboarders who are amputees, food, door prizes and music. Sponsors are Hanger Clinic, Baton Rouge Rehab and Our Lady of the Lake. For more information, call (225) 231-3123.

Lupus support

The Baton Rouge Area Lupus Support Group will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the East Baton Rouge Parish Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St. A local pharmacist will speak on “Drugs Used to Treat Chronic Illnesses.” For more information, call (225) 293-3442.

Lane Regional

Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will hold “What Arthritis Patients Should Know About Osteoporosis,” a talk by Dr. Joseph Nesheiwat with Zachary Rheumatology, from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the hospital’s Staff Development Classroom. The event is free, but reservations are required. A light lunch is included. For more information, call (225) 654-5263.

Cancer Society

American Cancer Society is seeking volunteer drivers in Assumption Parish for cancer patients who need transportation to treatment. For more information, call (225) 767-4567.

South La. Hospice

South Louisiana Hospice is seeking volunteers. For more information, call (225) 924-6830.

Alanon/Alateen

Alanon Family Groups, a 12-step program for those affected by someone’s drinking problem, meets daily in the Baton Rouge area. For more information, call (225) 924-0029.

Narcotics Anon.

Need help with a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous holds daily meetings. Call the helpline at (225) 381-9609.