The Creativity Group from River Community Church, of Prairieville, has a new exhibit of art and photos, titled “Colors of Africa,” on display through the end of March at DeAngelo’s Restaurant, 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd.

The exhibit also includes several pieces from last fall’s “Trees of Life” benefit show, sponsored by the VanGuard Gallery at Stephen Wilson Stained Glass Studio, for Bethany Centre Primary School in Uganda. Sales receipts from those tree paintings will go to the school. Email for information on the school and fundraiser.

For information about the exhibit or the Creativity Group, email Jeanie Liehe at or call the church office at (225) 744-4367.

Parents’ Valentine’s Day out

Parents in need of a night out for Valentine’s Day can bring their children to Highland Road Community Park or Mayfair Park from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday for supervised recreation activities and games with BREC. Cost is $14 per child. Call (225) 272-9200 for information.

Bocce ball with BREC

Play bocce ball from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Saturday at BREC’s Independence Community Park. Call Richard Bentley-Smith at (225) 273-6403 or email for information.

Valentine puppet and story

Children ages 6 to 9 can come to Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to make a Valentine puppet and hear a reading of Steven Kroll’s “The Biggest Valentine Ever.” Registration is required due to limited supplies; call (225) 763-2240.

BREC spring baseball league

BREC’s spring baseball league for children ages 6 to 13 begins its season on Monday at a number of parks across Baton Rouge, including Airline Highway, Burbank Soccer Complex, Drusilla Lane and Hartley/Vey Park at Gardere.

For information, call (225) 273-6403 or email

Library catalog, databases

Learn to use the library catalog and place titles on hold from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

Instructors also will exhibit some of the databases. There will be scripts provided by Infoguides to those databases that will need instruction concerning the installation of a device.

High Five Book Club

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s High Five Book Club for ages 9 to 11 meets at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in meeting room 2. Members will identify clues from “We The Children” by A. Clements and discuss their favorite parts, then color a coin design. You must be a registered member to attend.

12-week creative art course

Baton Rouge Gallery will offer a 12-week creative art course with certified facilitator Anne Marks using “The Artist’s Way at Work” as a guide to creative freedom beginning Feb. 23.

Courses will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a free informational session Feb. 16, at City-Brooks Community Park and are open to ages 18 and older. Cost is $350 and includes all materials. Call (225) 383-1470 to register.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.