• WHAT: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meeting
  • WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 29
  • WHERE: La Madeleine’s, 7619 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge


  • WHAT: Go Mobile Mammography Center screenings
  • WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31
  • WHERE: Belk, Juban Crossing, Denham Springs
  • INFO/APPOINTMENT: (855) 655-2662 or
  • DETAILS: The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will offer free screenings to women 40 and older with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and who have a primary care physician. Call to schedule an appointment. Afterwards, women can receive a complimentary bra fitting in Belk. All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed, female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging, will interpret the mammogram. Confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.


  • WHAT: Capital Area Heart Walk
  • WHEN: Saturday, April 9. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; walk at 9 a.m.
  • WHERE: LSU Old Front Nine, southeast corner of Nicholson Extension and Nicholson Drive.
  • INFO/REGISTRATION: or (225) 328-4551
  • DETAILS: The non-competitive one- and three-mile walks raise funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the Baton Rouge area.


  • WHAT: The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation Hat Run, promoting skin cancer awareness
  • WHEN: Saturday, April 16. Registration starts at 7 a.m.; one-mile fun run at 8 a.m.; 5-mile run at 8:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Free skin cancer screenings will be conducted from 8-11 a.m. There will be music, food and fun activities until 11 a.m. The foundation was created in honor of Lauren Michelle Savoy, who died of melanoma in 2012 at age 27.