ZOMBIE BASH

  • WHAT: Zombie Bash, a 5K run/walk
  • WHEN: Friday, Oct. 3. The Creepy Crawler 1 miler starts at 6:30 p.m. and the 5K at 6:45 p.m. On-site registration and packet pickup starts at 5 p.m.
  • WHERE: Brickyard South (across the street from the 13th Gate), 174 South Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: http://bit.ly/zombiebash. The street dance and classes are free and there is no need to register.
  • DETAILS: Put on a costume and your running shoes and join in. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in either or both races. The post-race party will include music, food, drinks and a mass street dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” under the moonlight. Alongside the Zombie Bash, the Capital Region Planning Commission is hosting a fun ride to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety. Cyclists will be able to purchase tickets to the Bash to access food and drink onsite. Presented by Of Moving Colors, a contemporary dance-theater company.

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP

  • WHAT: Meeting of SPOKES (Support for Parents Of Kids with Epilepsy and Seizures).
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital, 8595 United Plaza Blvd, Baton Rouge, Conference Room 2
  • DETAILS: Debbie Gahagan, of The Baton Rouge Clinic, will speak on initial diagnosis, testing, breakthrough seizures and mid-treatment questions. Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana organizes the support group, which is specifically designed for parents of children with epilepsy to find common ground on successes and challenges they face in their everyday lives.

ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP

  • WHAT: HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge, a support group for anyone affected by chronic illness mental or physical
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
  • WHERE: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATON: http://hopekeepersbr.wordpress.com/ or call (225) 337-1633

NARCONON

  • WHAT: Narconon is available to help those struggling with drug addiction. The Narconon program is a nonprofit public benefit organization dedicated to eliminating drug abuse through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. The Narconon network consists of more than 120 rehabilitation and drug prevention centers around the world.
  • INFORMATION: For a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs or free screenings and referrals, call (800) 431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.