The March of Dimes’ March for Babies kicks off at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the A.Z. Young Park in downtown Baton Rouge.

The walk raises money and awareness for the March of Dimes’ efforts to improve the health of babies.

Register at

Get your hats ready

The Hat Run starts at 7 a.m. Saturday at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

The event, which features a 1-mile fun run and walk and a 5K run and walk, promotes skin cancer awareness and provides free, on-site skin cancer screenings.

A children’s activity tent will include face painting, hat crafts and sun education.

To register, visit

Art at Governor’s Mansion

Three Baton Rouge students have their artwork on display this month at the Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion.

This art display is part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists.

On display is art created by Jilly Grace Eskew, a fifth-grader at Episcopal High School; Elizabeth Trahan, a ninth-grader at Hosanna Christian Academy; and Carleen Warner, a ninth-grader at Hosanna Christian Academy.

Miracle League tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Miracle League at Cypress Mounds’ All-Star Game and Fundraiser on May 2.

The Miracle League is a baseball league for children with special needs.

This community event is set from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cypress Mounds Baseball Complex on Gardere Lane, with an All-Star game featuring Miracle League players beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $7 and can be purchased at Tickets are $10 at the gate and include a hot plate of jambalaya and a beverage.

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