APRAXIA FUNDRAISER

  • WHAT: Louisiana Walk for Children with Apraxia
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday
  • WHERE: BREC Highland Road Community Park, 14024 Highland Road, Baton Rouge
  • INFO/REGISTRATION: Suzanne Bailey at (225) 572-8936 or email sbail13@tigers.lsu.edu or visit casana.apraxia-kids.org/ louisianawalk.
  • DETAILS: Childhood apraxia of speech is a neurologically based motor speech disorder that affects a child’s ability to produce syllables and words correctly. It requires intensive speech therapy, but children can make significant progress in their ability to speak. The event will begin with registration and T-shirt distribution. There will be airbrush face painting throughout the event and other activities. The award ceremony for children with apraxia will begin at 9 a.m. The walk will begin afterward. The St. George firetruck will be on hand along with clowns making balloon animals. A raffle also will be held with prizes from Raising Cane’s, the Varsity Theatre, Kendra Scott, I-Catchers Hair & Body Spa, Build-A-Bear Workshop and more.

FIRST AID/CPR

  • WHAT: First-aid certification/CPR class
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday
  • WHERE: Paula G. Manship YMCA, 100 YMCA Plaza Drive, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Call Billie Babin at (225) 767-9622 or email bbabin@ymcabr.org
  • DETAILS: For ages 16 and older. Fee is $60 for members, $90 for nonmembers.

DIABETES WALK

  • WHAT: Big Dave’s Crawfish Pacers 5K Walk/Run for a cure for diabetes
  • WHEN: 7 a.m., Saturday
  • WHERE: Breaux Bridge High School Track/Football Field, 1015 Breaux Bridge Sr. High Road, Breaux Bridge
  • INFO/REGISTRATION: iberia travel.com/events/big-daves-crawfish-pacers-5k-walkrun-cure-diabetes.
  • DETAILS: There will be prayer and exercise. The 5k walk/run will be held in memory of Dave “Big Dave” Thibodeaux.

LOVE YOUR HEART

  • WHAT: Session on ‘How to Love Your Heart’ (cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, June 24
  • WHERE: Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: (866) 220-0418 or myhealth.peopleshealth.com. Deadline to register is June 23.
  • DETAILS: Dr. Cordel Y. Parris will speak. Free and open to the public. Presented by Peoples Health.