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Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road, will host a free solar viewing from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting.
Staff will show the sun indirectly via projection onto a white surface, directly via safely filtered optical light and directly with a Coronado SolarMax II H-alpha telescope. Visitors should be able to see any sizable sunspots or flares occurring.
Protective clothing and sunscreen are recommended.
Total lunar eclipse
On Sunday, Highland Road Park Observatory will observe a total lunar eclipse from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no charge to attend. It will be the last total eclipse completely visible from Baton Rouge for over three years.
While in the constellation Pisces, the moon will turn darker and darker — and then red, as the light from all sunsets on the Earth fall on its surface.
Prostate cancer screening
Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge, 8080 Bluebonnet Blvd., is holding a free prostate cancer screening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call (225) 408-5769 to schedule an appointment.
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library will host a résumé workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
Each participant will receive a packet of information with links and information on building a résumé and finding a career choice. Everyone will leave with a complete résumé.
No equipment or supplies will be needed.
ZooMobile at Bluebonnet
BREC’s Baton Rouge ZooMobile will present “Amazing Adaptations” for children ages 6 and older at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1. Call (225) 763-2240 to register.
Brew at the Zoo
Baton Rouge Zoo will host its second annual Brew at the Zoo on Oct. 2. Guests ages 21 and older will enjoy an evening of food, beer, music and more.
Prepurchased tickets are required for entry and are $40; or $20 for food and nonalcoholic beverages. Buy your tickets at brzoobrew.org.
Call (225) 757-3877 for more information.
Corn Maze Festival
The Corn Maze Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
This family event includes a petting farm, pumpkin painting, hay mountain, hayride and giant slingshot. Admission is $10; children age 3 and younger get in free.
Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email email@example.com. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.