The General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Lagniappe Woman’s Club and the Baton Rouge Garden Club will hold their annual Fall Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.
The festival includes a card and games party, luncheon tea, raffles, bake sale, seasonal decorations and a plant sale.
Tickets are $15 each and include lunch. Call Della at (225) 767-5786 or Susie at (225) 926-8483.
Haunted swamp hikes
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is offering Haunted Hikes designed for younger children on Friday.
Track down costumed characters to receive treasures, then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to the Education Building for carnival games and Spooky Storytime. Learn about snakes, insects, rats and other creepy critters at educational stations along the trail. Games and entertainment start at 6 p.m.; trails open at dark.
All ages are welcome and costumes are allowed. Bring a flashlight. Cost is $6 per person. Call (225) 757-8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Neighborhood yard sale
Inniswold Estates/Jefferson Terrace Civic Association’s annual neighborhoodwide yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. More than 20 houses will be participating. Locator maps will be provided at all homes.
The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter will host the Baton Rouge Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday at Celtic Media Centre, 10,000 Celtic Drive. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk gets underway at 10 a.m.
The walk raises funds that allow local chapters to sustain care services and support research for people living with Lou Gehrig’s disease in the Baton Rouge area. The event also features food, music, children’s activities and more.
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library will be the site of a CPR/AED class with an American Red Cross instructor from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. A second session will be held Nov. 17.
Participants will learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators. Certification is optional and available for a fee.
Class instruction time will vary according to the number of participants. Registration is required; call (225) 763-2250.
Santa CAAWS is coming
Capital Area Animal Welfare Society’s annual pet photos with Santa are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at BREC Forest Park Community Park, 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Photo packages range from $20 to $40.
Dogs, cats, goats, snakes, rats and other pets are welcome. If you don’t have a pet, bring yourself, your kids, your mom, your boyfriend or whomever you’d like.
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, lemonade by Raising Cane’s, microchipping, vendors, BREC and CAAWS information booths will be featured.
Visit caaws.org and preorder photo packages by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 to receive a 10 percent discount. Or bring items for the Baton Rouge Food Bank, including pet food, to the event on Nov. 9 to receive a 10 percent discount.
Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email email@example.com. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.
Editor’s Note: The ALS Walk location was changed on Oct. 29 after walk organizers changed the location of the event.