• WHAT: Walk for Humanity to raise funds to provide basic humanitarian services to children and families in Ethiopia and other Third World countries.
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 31. 1-mile walk starts at 8 a.m.; 5K starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: North and Fourth streets, downtown Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: $30 until May 29; $35 on race day; students, $15; children 12 and under, $10. eventbrite.com or send money order or check made out to “The Institute for Global Outreach” to Solid Ground Innovations at 227 Florida Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.
  • DETAILS: Afterward, stick around for refreshments and to learn more about the Institute for Global Outreach, a nonprofit formed to create awareness of global suffering and to finding solutions to relieve the hardships of women, children and destitute families in Africa. You can also learn more at instituteforglobal outreach.org.


  • WHAT: Free dental clinic offering dental screenings, teeth cleaning and X-rays to uninsured music professionals in need.
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 3
  • WHERE: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St.
  • APPOINTMENTS: Call (877) 626-2748.
  • DETAILS: Treatments will be provided free on a prescreened, preapproved basis. Provided by MusiCares, Smile Programs and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.


  • WHAT: Louisiana Youth Sports Network has partnered with the First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish to provide a series of introductory golf clinics to youngsters.
  • WHEN: Clinics start June 3 and will run through June, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: BREC’s J.S. Clark Park Golf Course, 2301 Thomas Road.
  • INFORMATION: Golf@Louisiana YouthSportsNetwork.com
  • DETAILS: Open to Louisiana Youth Sports Network’s program participants and the public. The mission of the First Tee is to attract all juniors, whether they are new to the game or experienced players, into a quality program that develops them into good citizens and lifelong golfers.


  • WHAT: Arts in Alzheimer’s: Spring into Art, a program of Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area
  • WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 4
  • WHERE: LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • REGISTRATION: (225) 334-7494 or email services@alzbr.org. Space is limited.
  • DETAILS: Arts in Alzheimer’s creates purposeful art programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers while fostering involvement in the community to build mutually beneficial relationships with arts and cultural organizations.


  • WHAT: Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference
  • WHEN: Monday, June 16
  • WHERE: Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: $55 (includes continuing education credits); $25 for others. Costs increase by $15 after May 30; on-site registration is $35. Fees include a conference notebook, lunch and a flash drive with the noncopyrighted materials. Visit stsalt.org, call (985) 809-5450 or send email to weaad@stsalt.org.
  • DETAILS: The conference, sponsored by the St. Tammany Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council, will have several nationally recognized speakers to address many facets of elder abuse, such as domestic violence and elder abuse; legal issues; elder abuse among lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender individuals; and financial exploitation of the elderly. The conference will offer 24 class hours from which attendees can earn six hours of continuing education.