SATURDAY

  • FREE HOME-BUYERS WORKSHOP BY NACA: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a HUD-Certified nonprofit housing agency, will conduct a free home-buyers workshop for anyone interested in becoming a homeowner. Register at www.naca.com or call (888) 302-6222.
  • SATURDAY BEADING SOCIAL: 11 a.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. Free. No formal instruction. RSVP is required because seating is limited. Visit www.facebook.com/cajunbeadcrafts.
  • “PLEASE, MR. PANDA” STORY TIME: 11 a.m., Perkins Rowe, 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd., Barnes and Noble. Story time and activities featuring “Please, Mr. Panda,” a picture book about manners. Visit store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4821596.

MONDAY

  • GSU BATON ROUGE TOASTMASTERS: 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Open to anyone 18 or older. The group meets every Monday evening. Visit www.gsutoastmasters.com.

TUESDAY

  • HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: 10 a.m., Sunrise Assisted Living, 9351 Siegen Lane. The Hospice of Baton Rouge presents a six-week support group session that provides a safe place for sharing and growth through grief. Tuesday mornings beginning Jan. 6 at Sunrise Assisted Living and Tuesday evenings at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3550 Morning Glory at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Free. Call (225) 767-4673 for more information.
  • SWALLOWING DISORDERS: 2 p.m., Sage Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, 8000 Summa Avee. Free. Sage Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Services will be hosting an educational lecture on swallowing disorders. The lecture will review signs and symptoms, health risks and ways to manage a diet of someone experiencing difficulties with swallowing. The lecture will be hosted by the speech therapists at Sage Inpatient and Outpatient. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. (225) 906-4097.

BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 P.M., CAJUN BEAD CRAFTS, 4733 JONES CREEK ROAD . INSTRUCTION IS FREE, JUST BUY THE BEADS AND MATERIALS. THIS IS A BEGINNER LEVEL CLASS FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE NEVER BEADED BEFORE BUT WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEIR OWN JEWELRY. VISIT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CAJUNBEADCRAFTS.

WEDNESDAY

  • GRIEF SUPPORT: 4 p.m., Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, 3-A. Free. Cardinal Hospice will host a grief support group at the Main Office. Call (225) 291-3322.

JAN. 15

  • BATON ROUGE AREA PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 1 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Guest speaker is Michael R. Bertaut, health care economist and exchange coordinator for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He will discuss insurance changes with a question and answer period. Call (225) 756-2645.