Community events

Military Youth Awareness Day: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Red Cross, 4632 Sherwood Commons Blvd. Young people can receive information about military service, ROTC and Service Academy Opportunities. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, the Young Marines and the Civil Air Patrol.

East Baton Rouge Head Start Recruitment Fun Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications for Head Start can be submitted for children born on or before Sept. 10, 2010. The recruitment will be held at the following centers: Progress Road Head Start Center, 1881 Progress Road; Children’s World Early Head Start Center at Glen Oaks Baptist Church, 7200 Maplewood Drive; Creative Head Start Center at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 3165 Victoria Drive; Charlie Thomas Head Start Center, 8686 Pecan Tree Drive; Freeman Matthews Head Start Center, 1383 Napoleon St.; LaBelle Aire Head Start Center, 1919 N. Cristy Drive; and New Horizon Head Start Center, 1111 N. 28th St. (225) 358-4504.

Nanoday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children and adults can explore the world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces through an interactive learning experience, such as investigating the nano world of “Horton Hears a Who!” The event will include a series of hands-on experiments and activities for participants to understand nanoscience. All NanoDay activities are included in the general admission to the museum. Free for students with an ID or report card.

Louisiana Science Fiction Film and Costume Festival: 10 a.m. and Sunday, Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Ave. The event features workshops in costume, prop making and filmmaking with celebrity guests. The evening will feature a costume ball and gala. Ticket costs $25 for Saturday, $5 for Sunday or $25 for a weekend pass. (225) 400-1793 or