Hummingbird aficionados have two events this week to fill their interest in the tiny birds.
On Friday, Dennis Demcheck will talks about each of the types of hummingbirds that might visit the area in winter, and provide tips on how to attract these birds to our 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 will meet 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.
Master gardeners host seminar
The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., and will review two topics during the program.
First, the group will review a segment on raised beds. Participants can learn about site selection and preparation, materials used to make a raised bed and what it should be filled with before planting, library officials said.
During the vegetable gardening segment, participants can gain confidence about selection, planting and cultivation of a vegetable garden in south Louisiana. They also will learn tricks to growing tomatoes and other popular crops, organizers said. Call (225) 763-2240.
Lap sit story time
Lap sit story time will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Sessions are informal and include board books, simple rhymes, songs and finger plays and last about 20 minutes. The program is for babies from birth to walking. Call (225) 763-2240.
Fun Time story time
Fun Time Story time will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Stories and activities are planned for children able to listen to a longer story. For children ages 4 and older. Call (225) 763-2240.
Valentines program at the Bluebonnet library
Participants can decorate a puppet and listen to two stories: “Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine” by Sarah Weeks, and “Lizzy and Skunk” by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, from 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 7 at the Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The program is for ages 5 to 8. Registration is required. Supplies are limited.
Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email southside @theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.