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.

Kayak fishing workshop

Top Hobie Kayaks guides will present a kayak fishing workshop at Milford Wampold Memorial Park Beach from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Participants will have the chance to try out the top fishing kayaks and test their newly learned skills after the clinic. Cost is $10 per family. Call (225) 272-9200, ext. 435, or email for information.

Skateboarding clinic

BREC is hosting 1st Shred, a beginner skateboarding clinic for ages 6 to 12, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Perkins Road Extreme Sports Park. A skateboard and helmet is required and pads are highly recommended for first timers.

Cost is $20 and is limited to 10 participants; call (225) 272-9200.

Cartooning with Mike Artell

Author Mike Artell will meet with children ages 6 and older from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library to read from some of his books, explain how he gets ideas and demonstrate step-by-step how to draw cartoons. Registration is required; call (225) 763-2240.

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 and try out the latest products in the showroom at 5703 Essen Lane, Suite 5. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Children can celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with former LSU football standout and New York Giants Super Bowl champion Corey Webster from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

The celebration, hosted by the Corey Webster Foundation, will include a story time and photo opportunities with Webster and birthday cake. The first 100 registered participants will take home special gift bags. Call (225) 763-2260 to register.

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

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