• WHAT: Zumba Gold fitness class
  • WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, 3600 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, 4th floor Medical Office Building
  • COST: $3
  • INFORMATION: brgeneral.org
  • DETAILS: Zumba Gold provides modified, low-impact moves and pacing for a healthy, active lifestyle. Before beginning a Zumba Gold class, all participants are required to obtain a physician release. Visit the website to find the necessary paperwork.


  • WHAT: Blood donations
  • WHEN & WHERE: 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, Cabela’s, 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, Lowe’s, 12484 Airline Highway, Gonzales
  • SIGN UP/INFO: bloodhero.com or unitedbloodservices.org or (337) 739-4978
  • DETAILS: Complete your registration online and print your “fast track donation ticket” to save time. Donors will receive an orange hunting-themed T-shirt (while supplies last). Donors can also go to the Baton Rouge Center, 8234 One Calais (off Essen Lane), which takes donations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, 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: 28th annual Turkey Trot to benefit March of Dimes


  • WHERE: Convention at Fourth streets, downtown Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: turkeytrotbr.com
  • DETAILS: Proceeds go to the March of Dimes’ efforts to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.


  • WHAT: Third annual Running of the Elves 5K
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29
  • WHERE: 11526 Sullivan Road, Central
  • COST: $25
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: runsignup.com/Race/LA/Central/RunningoftheElves5K
  • DETAILS: Wear your best elf attire because prizes will be given to the best-dressed elf and the most creative team. Prizes will also be given to winners in various age groups. The event will be professionally chip timed by Cajun Timing.


  • WHAT: Zachary Gleaux Run 5K and 1-mile fun run
  • WHEN: 4:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29
  • WHERE: Americana development, La. 64, Zachary
  • COST: 5K — Free for under age 4; $5 for ages 5-11; $10 for ages 12-17; $20 for age 18 and older. One-mile fun run/walk is $5 for all.
  • REGISTRATION: imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=21105
  • DETAILS: The Gleaux Run is a night-time experience that is less about how fast you run and more about enjoying the music-filled glowing course with your friends and family. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest overall racer as well as the individual and team with the most festive glow items and neon clothes. There will be Gleaux Stations for pictures under the black light and an after party. This event benefits the Zachary Chamber of Commerce with a percentage of proceeds raised going to create and maintain walking and biking trails in Zachary.