• WHAT: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meeting
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15
  • WHERE: Jones Creek Regional Branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Dianne Miller will lead an information-sharing meeting with caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area sponsors this free and public program.


  • WHAT: Teen Hatha Yoga session
  • WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16
  • WHERE: Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road, Central
  • DETAILS: Discover new ways to deal with stress and anxiety through breathing exercises, relaxation, meditation and more. Wear comfortable library?appropriate clothing and bring your own nonslip mat.

    • WHAT: United Blood Services and Guaranty Broadcasting present Capital City’s 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive
    • WHEN: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17
    • WHERE: United Blood Services Center, 8234 One Calais, Baton Rouge (on the service road at Essen Lane & I-10)
    • INFORMATION: (225) 769-7233.
    • DETAILS: Donors will get a T-shirt, Blue Bell Ice Cream and a coupon from Smoothie King and BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. Donors will also be eligible to win grand prizes and hourly prizes, and, food will be served throughout the day while supplies last. Grand prizes include a 32-inch Smart TV, Fitbit, Beat headphones, iPad Mini, Nextbook, Xbox One, $500 Visa Gift Card and LSU Purple & Gold Fun Package. New is the quick-and-easy self-interview process. On the day of your donation, visit The health history must be completed the same day as the donation. Print the Fast Track Donation Ticket and bring it with you. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 years of age must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. Donors receive a free cholesterol test. A photo ID is required to donate.


    • WHAT: Dr. Brian Schulte will speak on overcoming depression
    • WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, Dec. 17. Registration starts at 11 a.m.
    • WHERE: Family Health Center, 3801 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, second-floor conference Rooms A & B
    • REGISTRATION: Deadline is Dec. 16. Call (866) 220-0418, or visit
    • DETAILS: Free and open to the public.


    • WHAT: The Louisiana Lupus Foundation annual Christmas celebration
    • WHEN: 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20
    • WHERE: Delmont Gardens Library, 3351 Lorraine St., Baton Rouge
    • INFORMATION: (225) 774-1418
    • DETAILS: Special guest with be gospel recording artist Cliff & Company. Free and open to the public.