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Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road, will host a free solar viewing from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting.
Staff will show the sun indirectly via projection onto a white surface, directly via safely filtered optical light and directly with a Coronado SolarMax II H-alpha telescope. Visitors should be able to see any sizable sunspots or flares occurring.
Protective clothing and sunscreen are recommended.
Total lunar eclipse
On Sunday, Highland Road Park Observatory will observe a total lunar eclipse from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no charge to attend. It will be the last total eclipse completely visible from Baton Rouge for over three years.
While in the constellation Pisces, the moon will turn darker and darker — and then red, as the light from all sunsets on the Earth fall on its surface.
Prostate cancer screening
Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge, 8080 Bluebonnet Blvd., is holding a free prostate cancer screening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call (225) 408-5769 to schedule an appointment.
Job hunting online
A class on job hunting online will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Eden Park Branch Library.
Learn about various job-hunting websites, how to post a résumé and how to communicate with potential employers online.
Participants should have basic computer skills.
Family PJ story time
Families with toddlers and preschool-age children are invited to family pajama story time from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library’s Children’s Storytime Area.
Zoomobile at Eden Park
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoomobile will be at Eden Park Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Children ages 3 and older can see and learn about different animals. Kids younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible adolescent.
Registration is required and is limited to 35 participants. Call (225) 231-3240.
Blockbuster book trivia
Teens and tweens, test your knowledge of all the latest and greatest blockbuster books including the Harry Potter, Divergent, Percy Jackson, The Mortal Instruments and Twilight series.
Trivia time starts at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at River Center Branch Library. Challenge your friends, enjoy some food and maybe even win a prize.
Brew at the Zoo
Baton Rouge Zoo will host its second annual Brew at the Zoo on Oct. 2. Guests ages 21 and older will enjoy an evening of food, beer, music and more.
Prepurchased tickets are required for entry and are $40; or $20 for food and non-alcoholic beverages. Buy your tickets at brzoobrew.org.
Call (225) 757-3877 for more information.
Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998, or email, south email@example.com.