BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites visitors to “Red, White and Zoo” on Saturday in honor of the Fourth of July.

Activities will include Safari Amphitheater programs, games and crafts featuring some of the zoo’s red, white and blue animals.

The zoo is at 3601 Thomas Road.

Closed for holiday

The Main Library at Goodwood and the Carver, Eden Park and River Center branch libraries will be closed Saturday in observance of the Fourth of July. Regular hours resume Sunday.

Atchafalaya dancers

Regina Smith and Ken Dixon will present a program on Native American dances and traditions from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the children’s storytime area at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Dances range from men’s and women’s traditional dances, a grass dance, fancy shawl and more. Smith and Dixon have worked at powwows in Marksville and in other states.

This program is for ages 4 and older. All children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Group registration is required; call (225) 231-3740.

Eden Park Anime Club

Teens can enjoy the company of other anime enthusiasts while watching some of their favorite shows from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Ramen noodles will be served.

Stitcher mixer

Would you like to learn to knit, crochet or needlepoint or simply join some like-minded crafters for creativity and conversation?

The Main Library will host adult crafters from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in conference room B. There will be plenty of materials to practice with, or participants can bring their own projects.

Superhero Station

Policemen, firemen, teachers, nurses and librarians are among the community heroes children can learn about from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Kids also will create their own superhero medallion to wear. Superhero Station is held in the second-floor Children’s Room and is recommended for ages 3 to 11. Groups must register. For information, call (225) 389-4959.

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