• WHAT: Seminar on youngsters’ health
  • WHEN: Noon Tuesday, Aug. 26
  • WHERE: Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Pediatrician Dr. Chirine Turk will give tips on how to treat insect bites, sunscreen use, fever, allergies and asthma. Refreshments will be served.


  • WHAT: “Cracking the Weight Loss Code” with Linda Allred, a certified hypnotist and weight-loss expert.
  • WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27
  • WHERE: Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, staff development classroom

REGISTRATION: (225) 658-4587. FREE.

  • DETAILS: Allred will discuss common misconceptions about weight loss, as well as talk about how self-hypnosis is used to curb eating, how to love food yet eat less, how to manage emotional/stress-induced eating and tips and tools for adopting sensible weight-loss habits.


  • WHAT: Registration is open for Alzheimer’s Services 20th Annual Walk/Run to Remember
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
  • WHERE: LSU Campus at the LSU “Old Front Nine,” Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: The event raises money for the programs and services of Alzheimer’s Services and creates awareness of our the organization. Richard and Susan Lipsey will be honorary co-chairs of the event, which is routed through the LSU campus. There will be a Kids’ Dash for ages 13 and younger, a children’s village, games and activities, team photos, jambalaya, drinks, entertainment and a Memory Market exhibit area featuring local businesses, giveaways and information.