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.


BREC-A-BOO at Gus Young Park will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Wear your costume and enjoy carnival games, ghostly visitors, a costume contest, haunted hikes and more. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Sponsors are Martin Luther King Center and Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle.

Cost is $3 per person. Call (225) 926-5848 for information.

ALS walk

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.

Fall chess

The Main Library will offer chess classes for beginners who have never played chess and for intermediate-level players from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Classes are for ages 9 to 13, but adults are welcome, as well as younger children with the permission of a chess coach and accompanied by an adult.

A novice tournament is scheduled for Dec. 19. Registration is required. Call (225) 231-3740.

Halloween murder mystery

Teens can participate in a fact-finding and mystery solving competition for prizes from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Main Library. Refreshments will be served.

NaNoWriMo starts Sunday

Work on writing your own novel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 at the Main Library.

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is held every November as a creative exercise in which participants begin working toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30.

Noon tunes

Tunes at Noon, a free music program produced by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, begins at noon Wednesday at the Main Library.

Each month, library patrons will be treated to performances of the musical masters in various tempos.

Teen Trivia: Hunger Games

Teens and tweens can prepare for the Nov. 20 release of the final “Hunger Games” movie from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at River Center Branch Library.

Test your knowledge of the last book in the trilogy, “Mockingjay,” with trivia while enjoying food. Prizes will be awarded.

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

Editor’s Note: The ALS Walk location was changed on Oct. 29 after walk organizers changed the location of the event.