• HOPE KEEPERS OF BATON ROUGE: 11 a.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. Hope Keepers hosts a free support group for anyone affected by chronic illness or pain, physical or mental. The group meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. All faiths are welcome. For information, visit or call Jan at (225) 337-1633.
  • SATURDAY BEADING SOCIAL: 11 a.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. The event is free. No formal instruction is needed. RSVP is required because seating is limited.


  • GSU BATON ROUGE TOASTMASTERS: 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Participants can improve their public speaking skills and learn leadership practice. The group is open to adults 18 years or older. The group meets on Monday evenings.


  • HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: 10 a.m., Sunrise Assisted Living, 9351 Siegen Lane. The event is free. Hospice of Baton Rouge will present a six-week support group session that provides a safe place for sharing and growth through grief. The sessions begin Jan. 6 and will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living, 9351 Siegen Lane, and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3550 Morning Glory. The sessions are free. Call (225) 767-4673 for more information.
  • BASIC BEADING CLASS (STRINGING): 6 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. Instruction is free, participants must buy the beads and materials. RSVP is required because seating is limited. This is a beginner level class for people who have never beaded before but want to learn how to make jewelry.


  • TRACH SUPPORT GROUP: 2 p.m., Times Grill, 5207 Essen Lane. The event is free for parents with children with tracheostomy tubes. The event is sponsored by Trach Mommas of Greater Baton Rouge. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. For information, call (504) 723-7193.