DETAILS: Medical experts will be on hand to answer questions and tours will be available of the Baton Rouge General Birth Center. There will be prizes given out throughout the evening and dinner from Zoe’s Kitchen and goodies, treats and information from sponsors. Learn more about the BRG Birth Center’s resources at brgeneral.org/services/birth-center or call (225) 763-4141.
WHAT: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meeting
WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 26
WHERE: La Madeleine Restaurant, 7619 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge
DETAILS: Group meets each Tuesday.
WHAT: Baby Grand offers classes, tours, door prizes and exciting demonstrations
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30
WHERE: Woman’s Hospital, Airline at Stumberg, Baton Rouge
ADMISSION: Free, no registration required
DETAILS: Join Woman’s healthcare professionals for tips on taking care of baby and yourself. No strollers please.
WHAT: Community Health Fair
WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30
WHERE: Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 North, St. Francisville
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: (225) 635-5422
DETAILS: Learn more about health risks of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and more. A representative from the Louisiana Department of Insurance will present information on 2016 Medicare updates. There will be free blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose checks, door prizes and refreshments.
AUTISM INFORMATION FAIR
WHAT: Opening Doors for Autism, an information fair for services in the Baton Rouge area
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7
WHERE: EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge
DETAILS: THE PROGRAM SIMULATES ALL THE ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH ACTUAL AIR TRAVEL, EXCEPT TAKE OFF. FAMILIES CHECK-IN AT THE TICKET COUNTER, CHECK THEIR BAGS THROUGH, WAIT IN LINE AND GO THROUGH SECURITY, WAIT IN LINE AGAIN, MEET THE FLIGHT CAPTAIN AND CREW AND BOARD A PLANE. INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT THEY GET TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS, INCLUDING THE ENGINES RUNNING, THE LIGHTS, THE ANNOUNCEMENTS, THEY EVEN TAXI DOWN THE RUNWAY, BUT DON’T TAKE OFF. PROGRAM IS BY THE ARC BATON ROUGE, BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN AIRPORT AND ENVOY AIR/EXPRESS JET/AMERICAN AIRLINES.
WHAT: Narconon, a program to help those with drug addictions and their families
INFORMATION: Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. (800) 431-1754 or narcononnewliferetreat.org