The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is in need of volunteers for FestForAll 2016, to be held April 2-3 in downtown Baton Rouge.

Free and open to the public, FestForAll features handmade arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, live music and dance performances, local arts groups, interactive arts, cultural demonstrations and food.

To become a volunteer, email Visit to learn more about FestForAll 2016.

Heart health presentation

Dr. Garland G. Green will present “How to Love Your Heart (Cholesterol and Triglycerides)” at noon Friday at the A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive.

Registration for this free program begins at noon and is limited to 30 people. Call (800) 561-4127 or visit to make your reservation.

African-American read-in

In honor of Black History Month, African-American literature is being highlighted during a read-in for children ages 6 and older from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Main Library.

Take part by reading, dancing or singing, or simply watch. There will be readings and quotes available to choose from. All presentation choices must be approved in advance. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and limited to 20 performers. Call (225) 231-3740 to register.

Black history film series

Carver Branch Library wraps up its Black History Month film series at 3 p.m. Saturday in meeting room 1. Part IV will feature a film that tells the story of Rwandan genocide in 1994 and the humanitarian efforts of Paul Rusesabagina, owner of Hotel Des Milles Collines, who saved more than 1,000 lives by harboring refugees.

Tennis mixer deadline nears

Tuesday is the deadline to register for BREC’s Game, Set, Dine Adult Tennis Mixer, set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 4 at Independence Park Tennis Center. All skill levels are welcome in this doubles format. Cost is $15 per person. Call (225) 923-2792 to register.

Accessibility workshop

Join Amramp at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a free public workshop on making your home accessible for loved ones with mobility challenges. Learn about the latest products in the showroom at 5703 Essen Lane, Suite 5. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Wacky Wednesday

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with readings of “Wacky Wednesday” each hour, on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library. Following each reading, children ages 3 to 11 can complete the Wacky Wednesday Challenge and receive a prize from the treasure chest. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

New school plans open house

Seventh- and eighth-graders and their parents are invited to an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8 at Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School, 4000 Saint Gerard Ave.

The new, private, Catholic high school serving families of limited financial resources opens in August. It combines college-prep education with a corporate work-study program and is part of a larger network of 30 schools through the Cristo Rey Network.

The school is accepting ninth-graders for the fall. For information, visit or call (225) 615-7479.

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