YOU AND YOUR BP

  • WHAT: Session on high blood pressure
  • WHEN: Noon, Monday, Feb. 23. Registration starts at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: Deadline to register is Feb. 20. (866) 220-0418 or myhealth.peopleshealth.com.
  • DETAILS: Dr. Garland Green will speak at this free event, sponsored by Peoples Health and open to the public.

SPIRITUAL PROGRAM

  • WHAT: The Hero’s Journey workshop
  • WHEN: Noon Friday, Feb. 27
  • WHERE: Our Lady of the Lake’s Heart & Vascular Institute, lecture hall, 5000 Hennessy Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATIONS: (225) 215-1391 or email flawrence@marybird.com. Reservations encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.
  • DETAILS: Free workshop entitled “The Hero’s Journey,” a story going back thousands of years, which has served as a personal resource for transformation and spiritual growth for many people. The workshop, presented by Lucia Hamilton, Our Lady of the Lake’s director of pastoral care, is part of Thrive, Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s survivorship program designed to help cancer survivors move beyond cancer to wellness.

WHEELS TO SUCCEED

  • WHAT: Wheels to Succeed’s annual No Such Thing As Impossible Bike Ride fundraiser for the McMains Children’s Developmental Center
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8
  • WHERE: West Feliciana Parish Sports Park, 10166 W Feliciana Parkway, St. Francisville
  • INFORMATION: wheelstosucceed.org or mcmainscdc.org
  • DETAILS: Money raised through the ride benefit the Wheels to succeed program, begun in 2007, to provide children with disabilities their own specially adapted bikes, which can range in cost from $600 to $6,000. Each year, families can also attend free events where their children can use their bikes or get evaluated to join the Wheels to Succeed waiting list. To date, 100 bikes have been given to children with disabilities in the greater Baton Rouge area. The fundraiser celebrates that milestone as well as the life of event founder Jairo Alvarez, a local businessman, author and cyclist who was a passionate supporter of Wheels to Succeed. Adult cyclists will participate in a 10-, 40- or 75-mile ride for a $40-50 registration donation. Two fun rides for children of all abilities will also be offered as well as an adapted bike demo booth. Since 1954, the McMains Center has served as a nonprofit pediatric outpatient rehabilitation clinic for children with cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and other physical and cognitive disabilities.