The 1985 adventure “The Goonies” (PG) is the free Movie on the Plaza at 7 p.m. Friday at the Main Library on Goodwood.

Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to view the film on the big screen in the outdoor plaza.

Refreshments will be available for purchase, and free punch will be served. The movie will be simulcast in the library’s large meeting room for those in need of air conditioning.

Over at Independence Park Theatre, the family-friendly classic “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday for BREC’s Make it a Movie Night series.

Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase.

Young scientists

The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society will be at Eden Park Branch Library’s meeting room at 2 p.m. Friday for children ages 8 to 11.

Check out some physical science experiments, including one to be performed at home with adults and then report the findings online like a real scientist.

Pete the Cat story and craft

River Center Branch Library has a Pete the Cat story and craft time at 10 a.m. Monday for children ages 5 to 8.

Kids will read “Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses” by Kimberly and James Dean, then create their own pair of magical glasses.

Groups must register; call (225) 389-4959.

Summer film camp

A weeklong summer film camp for teens will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through July 1 in the Main Library’s Teen Room.

The camp covers learning to write and direct short films, stop-motion animation, storytelling and using film equipment and programs.

Call (225) 231-3740 for details.

Murder mystery

“Murder at Skull Manor Costume Ball,” a murder mystery for teens, is set for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Eden Park Branch Library.

Registration encouraged but not required. Library-friendly Halloween costumes are allowed. Call (225) 231-3250 to register your character.

Fireworks and parades

A pre-Fourth of July celebration for children at Carver Branch Library at 4 p.m. June 30 includes the story “Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck” by Katie Clark and a Fourth of July paper fireworks craft.

Delta Service Corps

Applications are being accepted for the 2016-17 service year of the Louisiana Delta Service Corps.

Members of this local AmeriCorps program serve in nonprofit organizations for 11 months full time, including working with volunteers, social media and technology, program design and outreach.

Perks include a living allowance of $13,000, health insurance, student loan forbearance, training and networking opportunities and an education award of $5,775 for going back to school or paying student loans.

Apply online at by July 1.

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