Several local young artists’ works are being spotlighted this month in the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion as a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists.

Featured artists include Gardere Community Christian School students Byron Cotton, third grade; Bethany Wells, fourth grade; Treasure Wells, fifth grade; and Collin Spears, sixth grade.

Memory screenings

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area will host free, confidential memory screenings for East Baton Rouge Parish residents from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Paula G. Manship YMCA, 8100 YMCA Plaza Drive.

Call Katherine Schillings at (225) 334-7494 or email programs@alzbr.org for information.

Social Security workshop

“Filing for Social Security: Flexibility and Choices for Your Retirement Income” workshops with George Thompson, a financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, Inc., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

Call (225) 819-2983 or email gthompson@wradvisors.com for information.

What do you see?

Children ages 8 to 11 will learn about symmetry and artistic style while creating a unique work of art from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. Carolyn Ricapito, of Highland Road Artists, will help the young artists embellish their painting. Registration is required; call (225) 763-2240.

Holiday sock drive

Baton Rouge Parents Magazine’s annual “Sock it to Me!” drive is underway through Dec. 15.

The community is encouraged to donate new socks for men, women, infants, boys or girls in the Children’s Room of any East Baton Rouge Parish Library location. This year’s goal is to collect 15,000 pairs of new socks for the underprivileged.

Anime Club

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s Anime Club for teens will meet at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Come watch anime and have some snacks.

Bingo in the afternoon

Come to Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to enjoy a few rounds of the classic game of bingo and some snacks. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Call (225) 763-2250 to register.

High Five Book Club

The High Five Book Club for children ages 9 to 11 meets at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. Registered members will discuss “Bud, Not Buddy” by C. Curtis and create a special box for treasures and keepsakes.

The club’s next selection will be “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email southside@theadvocate.com. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.