Saturday is Train Day at the Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.
This daylong event, set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include displays, working train models, Operation LifeSaver presentations and PowerPoint picture shows. Organizations contributing to the day’s activities include the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders, the Railway Locomotive and Historical Society, the Illinois Central Railway Historical Society and individual rail fans and photographers.
Call (225) 756-1180.
Annual winter hummingbird program, tour
Hummingbird aficionados have two events this week to fill their interest in the tiny birds.
On Friday, Dennis Demcheck will discuss types of hummingbirds that might visit the area in winter and provide tips on how to attract these birds to local yards.
The program is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Education Center.
Admission is free for Baton Rouge Audubon members and $3 for nonmembers.
Then, on Saturday, BRAS will host the Winter Hummingbird Tour.
The event is free but advanced registration is required.
The group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Brew Ha-Ha Coffee House at 711 Jefferson Highway. The tour is expected to end by noon. There is no charge for this event.
Call (225) 757-8905.
Blood drive planned
Remington College is asking area residents to donate blood at its upcoming 3 Lives blood drive, a national effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals with blood.
The effort has resulted in more than 12,000 pints of blood collected since the program began — enough blood to save more than 36,000 lives, a news release from the college said.
According to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, African-American donors provide blood with unique antigens that are vital for people with sickle cell disease and patients with other blood disorders.
All the blood collected will go to local hospitals and medical centers to help people in the community, the release said. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Remington College Baton Rouge Campus, 10551 Coursey Blvd.
Contact Southeast Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: noon Monday.