THURSDAY

  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m., Life Source Services Hospice, 11605 Southfork Ave. Free. (225) 291-9421. www.lifesourcehospice.net.
  • KINDERMUSIK PREVIEW CLASS: 9:15 p.m., Center for Musical Arts, 5545 Superior Drive. Free. Kindermusik movement and music classes are designed to enhance children’s development and instill a lifelong love of music, organizers said. Classes are for ages 6 months to 3 years. RSVP at www.cmabr.net/free-preview-class.html or call (225) 291-4818.

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

  • ROCKIN’ AT THE SWAMP: 9 a.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. $5. Participants can explore rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils, and add to their rock collection or find gift items at the Rockhound Market. Participants will learn to identify rocks and minerals and make their own take-home identification card during their trip on the Treasure Trail. Visitors can search for iron pyrite in the gold mine; climb the climbing wall; make a pet rock or paint a rock python or stone turtle in the craft corner; and explore ancient life forms in the fossil quarry. (225) 757-8905sguidry@brec.org. www.brec.org/swamp.
  • FREE HOME BUYER’S WORKSHOP BY NACA: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Free. 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.
  • HOPEKEEPERS OF BATON ROUGE: 11 a.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. Free. HopeKeepers is a support group for anyone affected by chronic illness or pain, physical or mental. For information visit, hopekeepersbr.wordpress.com or call (225) 337-1633.
  • CAJUN BEAD CRAFTS: 11 a.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Participants help one another. Beaders will string, and perform seed beading, wire wrapping and other jewelry techniques. RSVP is required, seating is limited. www.facebook.com/cajunbeadcrafts.

TUESDAY

  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 6 a.m., Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway. Free.
  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: 10 a.m., Sunrise Assisted Living, 9351 Siegen Lane. Free, six-week Hope Grief Support Group sessions provide a safe place for sharing and growth through grief. Call The Hospice of Baton Rouge at (225) 767-4673 for information or to register. All groups are provided to the public at no charge. www.hospicebr.org.

BASIC BEADING CLASS (STRINGING): 6 P.M., CAJUN BEAD CRAFTS, 4733 JONES CREEK ROAD. INSTRUCTION IS FREE. RSVP IS REQUIRED, SEATING IS LIMITED. THIS IS A BEGINNER LEVEL CLASS FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE NEVER BEADED BEFORE BUT WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEIR OWN JEWELRY. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CAJUNBEADCRAFTS.

WEDNESDAY

  • GRIEF SUPPORT: 4 p.m., Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive. Free. Cardinal Hospice will host a grief support group at the main office. Cardinal Hospice is looking for volunteers to do office work of visit with patients in the field. Contact (225) 291-3322 or kevinbutler313@yahoo.com.
  • LENTEN SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Free. Special Lenten service during which Communion will be served. Childcare will be provided. Contact (225) 315-2818 or DLeggett@standrewsumc.net. www.standrewsumc.net.