• WHAT: SPOKES (Support for Parents Of Kids with Epilepsy and Seizures) support group meeting
  • WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd., Conference Room 2.
  • DETAILS: The support group is designed for parents of children with epilepsy to find common ground on successes and challenges they face in their everyday lives. Elizabeth Brakel, a Cyberonics representative, will speak on Vagas Nerve Stimulation.


  • WHAT: OLOL Diabetes Education & Awareness Group meeting
  • WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11
  • WHERE: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, first floor auditorium, 5000 Hennessy Blvd.
  • INFORMATION: (225) 765-8020. No registration required. Free.
  • DETAILS: Registered dietician Emily Thevis, of the OLOL Diabetes and Nutrition Center, will speak on “Good Carbs – Bad Carbs.”


  • WHAT: Meeting of Celiacs of Baton Rouge, a gluten intolerance support group
  • WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12
  • WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • INFORMATION: (225) 766-8872
  • DETAILS: The topic will be “Gluten-Free Holiday Cooking.” Those attending are encouraged to bring a gluten-free cookie or dessert and several copies of your recipe, including brand names used in it. Any gluten-free products provided for the meeting must have a full list of ingredients. The support group is for adult patients and parents of children who cannot eat wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats.


  • WHAT: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area memory screenings
  • WHEN & WHERE: Friday, Nov. 14 — 9 a.m. to noon, Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive, Baton Rouge; West Baton Rouge Presbyterian Church, 640 Florida Blvd., Port Allen; St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 3304 La. 70, Pierre Part; Grace Church of West Feliciana, 11621 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Friday, Nov. 21 — 9 a.m. to noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge; St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 57805 Main St., Plaquemine; First Baptist Church of Clinton, 12329 Jackson St., Clinton; First Baptist Church, 6260 La. 10, Greensburg.
  • DETAILS: Memory screenings are provided free and confidential to individuals concerned about memory loss with the objective of early detection and intervention.


  • WHAT: Louisiana Fit Chicks event
  • WHEN: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Join the fun at Louisiana Fit Chicks to participate in mini-exercise demo classes, such as yoga, hip hop aerobics, Pilates, zumba and more. There will also be local businesses and vendors geared toward women’s health, which includes health clubs, parks and recreation departments, health departments, schools and others. The goal is to encourage women to take control of their health and to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices.