The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is hosting a summer art camp for children ages 6 to 12.

Arts Blast Shorty is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22-26 at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. downtown.

Reserve your spot by visiting or calling Robin at (225) 344-8558. Or, email

Library serving up summer fun

Looking for something to do that is free and fun this summer? The East Baton Rouge Parish Library has several activities planned to keep you and your children or grandchildren busy.

For a complete list of activities go to

Here’s a few things on tap at area libraries.

Main library to feature youth ballet

The Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., will welcome the Baton Rouge Ballet’s Youth Ballet’s production of High Jinx in Paris at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 11.

Children ages 5 and up are invited and all children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

The program lasts approximately 45 minutes. Group registration is required.

Children invited to make costumes

Superhero Costumes is the theme of a 3 p.m. Thursday craft program for children age 7 to 11 at the Eden Park branch.

Kids are invited to create their own superhero costume with a mask, shield and belt. Limited to 12 children. Children 8 and younger must have an adult present.

Eden Park library is at 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.

Host to discuss live birds of prey

Join Leslie Lattimore, the founder and director of Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary, as she introduces us to live birds of prey at 2:30 p.m. June 15 at the Main Library branch.

Learn some facts and history about these fascinating creatures and explore their impact on the environment.

For everyone’s safety, please refrain from bringing children under the age of 4. All children between the ages of 5 and 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Branch hosts financial education workshop

A Bank On Baton Rouge Financial Education Workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. June 16 at the Carver branch.

Bank On Baton Rouge is a coalition of Baton Rouge organizations dedicated to increasing access to the financial mainstream for the unbanked and underbanked in the community, with a goal to help people start saving.

The workshop will include information about credit scores and maintaining good credit, how to build and repair credit and the basics of borrowing and loans.

For more information, call (225) 231-3710. The Carver branch is at 720 Terrace St.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.