Building upon the success of its monthly Pop-Up Farmers Market, Alexander’s will host its first weekday pop-up from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, featuring fresh produce by Loup Farms, of Oscar, music by Benjamin Moore and steak dinners to go.

The market, 18111 Highland Market Drive, also will feature sampling of local beers and wines.

Other vendors are Red Gravy Inc., GrinningJupiter Jammery, Evelyn Davis’ fresh eggs and jellies, Ruth’s Hummus, Most Delightful Foods, Andi Lynn’s Elderberry Syrup, Truly Scrumptious, Delightful Palate, Ivy’s Pride Tamales, Jeaux’s Boys BBQ, Red Stick Spice Co., The Big Squeezy, Nabeela Gill’s Tamarind Sauce, Fresina’s Pasta Co., Louisiana Gold honey, Southern Sensations Gourmet Mixes, Dr. Sal’s lotions, Acadian Cottage Soap Co., La Petite Louisiane, Susan Rodrigue Pottery and Kristine Stone Food Photography.

Fresh summer produce

The Arc of Baton Rouge’s Metro Enterprises program is selling fresh snap beans and summer squash.

Metro Enterprises maintains above-ground gardens planted and harvested by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ten percent of the food grown in the garden is donated to local food banks and the rest is sold as sustainable income projects.

Beans are sold for $1.80 a pound and summer squash is $1.40 a pound.

To place an order, call Aaron Roberson at (225) 356-0141.


Dog day of summer

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, will drop its no pets policy for the annual Dog Day of Summer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20.

Dog Days opens Bluebonnet Swamp’s doors and trails to pets four days out of the year. All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have up-to-date vaccinations.

General admission fees apply. Pass holders are free of charge.


Introduction to Ancestry

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., will hold an Introduction to Ancestry workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 20.

Attendees will learn tips and techniques for searching effectively and navigating major historical collections like vital records, census lists, immigration and military directories.

Call (225) 763-2240.

‘Paws at Work’

Children can learn how police dogs and their handlers work together to fight crime at a free presentation at the Bluebonnet library.

“Paws at Work” will be held in meeting room 1 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 23.

Call (225) 763-2260.

A new space for art

Digital artist Loveday Funck, a member of the River Region Art Association, is participating in a new artist cooperative and venue in the arts district of Baton Rouge.

Studio 524, located at 524 N. Foster St., will host events featuring local musicians and performers, and give local artists the opportunity to feature their work and rent out studio space.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email