Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, welcomes children ages 7 to 12 to Kids’ Night Out at the Swamp from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

Hikes, games, crafts and animal encounters will focus on nocturnal critters and themes. Dinner will be provided. Participants should wear long pants, socks and closed-toe shoes and bring a flashlight and insect repellent.

Cost is $20 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents or $24 for nonresidents. Space is limited, so registration is required.

For information, call (225) 757-8905 or email

Messy Masterpieces

Get colorful with BREC’s “Messy Masterpieces” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Baringer Road Park, 7401 Baringer Road.

Create your own special masterpiece of art using a variety of mediums (paint, chalk and charcoal) in your own style with your hands, fingers and brushes.

Call (225) 751-3733 for information.

Movie matinees

The matinee movie for adults at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library this weekend is “Akeelah and the Bee,” rated PG.

Show times are at 1 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Popcorn and punch will be served.

Adult game night

Jonesing for some games with other adults? Come to the Jones Creek library on Tuesday.

Play board games alone or in teams from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or Scrabble or Quiddler for prizes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Test your trivia knowledge

Play Jeopardy the “library way” — in teams of adults — from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Jones Creek Regional Library. Prizes will be awarded.

Crime prevention expo

The East Baton Rouge Parish S ALT/Triad Council (Seniors And Lawmen Together) will host its 2015 Senior Crime Prevention Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Cortana Mall, 9401 Cortana Place.

There is no charge and the public is welcome to attend. A complimentary lunch will be served, and giveaways and entertainment will be available throughout the day.

The expo provides information to seniors on services, programs and functions offered by law enforcement, area business, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, universities and government agencies. Attendees will gain a more comprehensive understanding of the underlying issues related to crime and provide them with the tools to take responsibility and minimize risk.

Call Terri Kaaihue at (225) 937-2129 with questions.

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