Baton Rouge residents are invited to take part Saturday in Brookstown Middle Magnet Academy’s first 5K Run and Health Expo.

The event starts at 7:30 a.m. with registration and the runs starts at 9 a.m. at 4270 E. Brookstown Drive.

The other events on the school campus include a physician’s forum, Zumba and fitness classes, student activities and performances, as well as health screenings.

Hemline for Hearts

The American Heart Association, Macy’s and Hemline@LSU will host Hemline for Hearts from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mall of Louisiana, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. The event will be on the first floor in front of Macy’s.

LSU Fashion Merchandising students, who are members of the student group Hemline@LSU, have designed dresses to be built completely out of red paper hearts. The Hemline students each submitted sketches and the top entries were selected by the American Heart Association to participate in the build.

The students will create red dresses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with only a mannequin and red paper hearts. The dresses will be judged at 4 p.m. The dresses will remain on display at the Mall of Louisiana for one week following the judging.

Hemlines for Heart is sponsored by The Lemoine Company. Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and locally by Albemarle Foundation and Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

Heritage society meets

Author and amateur historian Stephen Estopiñál will speak at the Feb. 7 meeting of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana.

He will discuss the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and the subsequent Jacobite risings, which resulted in the mass migration of Irish Catholics to France and Spain.

The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at the Louisiana State Archives Building, 3851 Essen Lane.

The public is invited.

Visit the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana’s website at www.canary islanders.org.

Tech help at the library

Learn how to use those electronic devices you received for Christmas during a Saturday computer class at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

The Tech Toy Box program is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Call (225) 763-2240.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email southside@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.