CANCER SCREENING

  • WHAT: Free breast cancer screening
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14
  • WHERE: LSU Mid City Clinic, 1401 N. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge
  • APPOINTMENT/INFO: (225) 215-1234

DIABETES EDUCATION

  • WHAT: Diabetes education and awareness group meeting on “Trick or Treat (me well)”
  • WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14
  • WHERE: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, 5000 Hennessy Blvd., Baton Rouge, first-floor auditorium main hospital
  • INFORMATION: (225) 765-8020
  • DETAILS: Free. No registration required. Speaker will be nurse Chareze Wells, of OLOL Diabetes & Nutrition Center

ALZHEIMER’S ELDER LAW

  • WHAT: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Lunch-N-Learn Session on elder law, presented by Kent S. DeJean
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15
  • WHERE: Alzheimer’s Services, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: alzbr.org
  • DETAILS: The program and lunch are free, but registration is required and seating is limited.

PARKINSON’S GROUP

  • WHAT: Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Group meeting
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16
  • WHERE: Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Sharily at (225) 933-0542 or Sally at (225) 756-2645
  • DETAILS: Guest speaker is social worker Lauren Kirby, patient advocate

ALZHEIMER’S INFO SESSION

  • WHAT: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area informational session
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17
  • WHERE: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: alzbr.org or call (225) 334-7494
  • DETAILS: A free, one-hour informational session designed to increase awareness of the programs and services provided by Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area. After a light lunch, tour the adult day respite center, Charlie’s Place. Then learn about volunteer opportunities and how to become an ambassador for the organization by sharing the information with others who may need support, services or resources. Guests will not be asked to make a donation. Reservations are required. Special sessions for groups upon request.

CANCER EVENT

  • WHAT: Bryan Batt, of the TV hit series “Mad Men,” joins Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center, physicians, survivors and friends for Life’s a Canvas — an interactive cancer awareness event that promotes early detection, celebrates life and brings out the inner artist in you.
  • WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet campus, 8585 Picardy Ave., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: BRGeneral.org/Events
  • DETAILS: Participants will paint a canvas with instruction from artists with Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program and learn more about ways to arm themselves against cancer from physicians and experts. Celebrity speaker, actor and writer Bryan Batt will share his family’s inspiring cancer story. Attendees will also enjoy live music, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and receive information on cancer resources in our community. You must be 21 years or older to attend and registration is required.