BREC is hosting a variety of fall holiday camps for children to enjoy during their school Thanksgiving breaks. Call (225) 272-9200 or visit for details.

FALL HOLIDAY CAMP: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Independence Community Park, ages 4 to 12; and Milton J. Womack Park, ages 4 to 5, children must be potty trained; holiday-themed games, arts and crafts. Fee is $42 per child or $14 per day.

FALL ZOO CAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Baton Rouge Zoo, ages 6 to 12; guided zoo walks, seasonally-themed games and crafts and interaction with zoo animals. Fee is $35 per day for East Baton Rouge Parish residents and $42 per day for out-of-parish residents. Call (225) 775-3877, option 2.

FALL HISTORY CAMP: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Magnolia Mound Plantation, ages 7 to 12; fall-themed crafts, history talks, tours of the historic house and grounds and cooking in the open-hearth kitchen. Fee is $44 for EBR Parish residents and $52.80 for out-of-parish residents. Call (225) 343-4955.

GOBBLE GOBBLE THANKSGIVING TENNIS CAMP: Monday through Wednesday at City-Brooks Community Park, ages 6 to 16. Fee is $129.99 per person. Visit

TURKEY TROT JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP: Monday through Wednesday at Independence Community Park Tennis Center, ages 5 to 16. Fee is $140 per person. Visit

Make-and-take craft

River Center Branch Library will host a make-and-take craft time for children ages 3 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Children will make a cardboard turkey decoration for the Thanksgiving table or to display at home. Call (225) 389-4959 for details.

Books Cinema Week

The Main Library will show movies based on titles featured in the “Tattered Books” exhibit at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Nov. 27. All ages are welcome, but children younger than age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Call (225) 231-3760 for details.

Monopoly mania

In celebration of National Game/Puzzle Week, Monopoly in various forms will be available for teens to play at Carver Branch Library. Enjoy classic Monopoly on Monday, life-sized Monopoly on Tuesday and Monopoly Deal on Wednesday. All games will be played from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ragtag crafts

Teens, bring your old T-shirts to Eden Park Branch Library at 3 p.m. Tuesday and upcycle them into fun accessories. Extra shirts will be provided if needed.

Closed for Thanksgiving

All branches of East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be closed Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Comite Classic rescheduled

Due to expected bad weather, BREC Extreme Sports has rescheduled the Comite Classic bike race to 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Kerry Stamey Comite River Bike Trails, 8900 Hooper Road.

For information or preregistration, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 570, or visit

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