Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie in the park with family and friends on Friday night.

“The Little Rascals,” rated PG, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Highland Road Community Park, 14024 Highland Road.

Popcorn and other concessions will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the movie will be moved indoors.

NCBW meeting

The Greater Baton Rouge Region Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday in meeting room 2 of the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood.

For more information, email Lue Russell at or visit

CAPS classes available

Capital Region Builders Association will host courses in which people can earn a Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation in just three days.

Monday: Marketing and Communications Strategies (CAPS I)

Tuesday: Design/Build for the 50+ Housing Market (CAPS II)

Wednesday: Business Management

Classes will be held at the CRBA offices at 10518 Kentshire Court and are limited to 30 students per class. The classes were designed specifically for contractors, physical and occupational therapists; all three classes are required for CAPS certification.

For more information, call Denise Emmons at (225) 769-7696 or view the events calendar at

Introduction to Pinterest

Does Pinterest puzzle you? Learn the basics and get hands-on experience with the popular bulletin board service at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The session is for adults and will be held in meeting room 2. No supplies or equipment are needed.

The library is at 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Call (225) 763-2250 with questions.

Perseids meteor shower

Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road, invites stargazers to watch the Perseids meteor shower from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday.

Visitors should come inside the observatory to receive instructions before setting up chairs or blankets.

The date may shift by one night. Call (225) 768-9948 or email to confirm or for more information.

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