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. Sept. 11.

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

3-D printing fun

Michael Brandyberry will talk to children ages 8 to 11 about how 3-D printers work and will show them how to start a 3-D print job at the Main Library from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday .

Kids will listen to a reading of “Shark Wars” by E.J. Altbacker while the printer runs, followed by a shark toy craft.

All children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and limited to 12 children; call (225) 231-3740.

Fall earring craft

Fall into autumn at the Eden Park Branch Library from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday . Participants will make a pair of fall-themed earrings. Adults and teens and children with parents are welcome.

Using wills and probates

Learn to use wills and probate records to trace your family tree and discover details of your ancestors’ lives from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library. This class will cover the various types of probate records, where to find them and what they contain.

Registration is required; call (225) 231-3751.

Movie in the park

BREC brings its Movie in the Park series to Alaska Street Park, 3014 Alaska St., at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and watch “Strange Music,” rated PG. Popcorn and other concessions will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the movie will be moved indoors.

Call (225) 346-1311 for more information.

Crime prevention expo

The East Baton Rouge Parish S.A.L.T./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 businesses, 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 will gain the tools to take responsibility and minimize risk.

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

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