Friday is the registration deadline for BREC’s Pickleball Fun Tournament, slated for Jan. 30-31 at Independence Community Park’s indoor tennis court. Cost is a $10 initiation fee, $5 per event. Call (225) 923-2792.

Résumé seminar

Lynnette Lee, of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Career Center, will lead a résumé-writing workshop for adults at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Main Library. Registration is required; call (225) 231-3733 or email

Creativity Month story, craft

River Center Branch Library is celebrating January’s designation as Creativity Month with an activity in the second-floor Children’s Room for ages 7 to 11.

From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, kids can listen to a reading of “The Noisy Paintbox” by Barb Rosenstock, then create abstract paintings to take home.

Carver clothing swap

Looking for something new to you? Stop by Carver Branch Library’s meeting room 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a clothing swap.

Bring in your gently used, clean, adult men’s and women’s clothes and browse what others have offered. Hats, purses and wallets will be accepted, but no other accessories. All remaining items will be donated to Goodwill.

Acting lessons for teens

Teens ages 14 and older interested in acting on stage or film can learn techniques through games, scene work and monologues during a workshop with Greg Williams Jr. at Independence Park Theatre.

Classes are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Jan. 28. Cost is $50. Call Williams at (225) 216-0660 for information.

Cardio line dancing

Peoples Health is offering a free cardio line-dancing class with instructor Jackie Porter at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive. Registration time is 9:30 a.m., and participation is limited to 30 people.

Reservations are due by Tuesday; call (800) 561-4127 or visit

Tunes at noon

Members of the Baton Rouge Symphony will perform in the plaza of the Main Library from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Movie night at Eden Park

Eden Park Branch Library will show Disney’s family-friendly hit film “Frozen” (PG) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Popcorn will be served.

Venessa the mermaid

Venessa the Louisiana Mermaid swims into Eden Park Branch Library at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 for a visit with children ages 7 to 11. There will be mermaid-themed storytimes and presentations on ocean conservancy. Registration is required; call (225) 231-3240.

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