Tennis tourney

Thursday is the deadline to register for BREC’s 10-and-under tennis tournament, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Highland Road Park Tennis Center.

The tournament is in a singles round-robin format with boys and girls divisions. Ages 8 and younger will play on a 36-foot court with 23-inch rackets, while ages 10 and younger will play on a 60-foot court with 25-inch rackets. There will be free snacks and awards for players.

Cost is $15 per person. Call Jeremiah Casson at (225) 216-9264 or email

Movie night

Independence Park Theatre’s Make it a Movie Night film at 7 p.m. Friday is “Home” (PG), an animated tale about a misfit alien from another planet who embarks on a journey with a girl from Earth.

Concessions are available for purchase at this free, family-friendly indoor film series.

Libraries closed

All East Baton Rouge Parish Library locations will be closed Saturday in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours will resume Sunday.

Free car washes

Benny’s Car Wash is providing free Benny’s Best car washes to veterans and current military service members from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at all Baton Rouge area locations, rain or shine.

Washes include a wheel clean, underbody rinse, spot-free rinse, protect and shine, wheel deal, foam blast and Luminara hand wax.

The washes are offered under the Grace for Vets FREE Wash Program, founded by Mike Mountz, former owner of Cloister Wash & Lube in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, as a way to honor veterans.

Diabetes forum and expo

Humana and Healthy BR are sponsoring a free Diabetes Forum and Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pennington Biomedical Research Center Auditorium, 6400 Perkins Road.

The public is invited to participate in free health screenings, a diabetes forum with medical specialists, “walk with a doc” and healthy cooking demonstrations, all aimed toward educating the community about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and living a healthier lifestyle.

‘I Know a Man’

The Main Library is showing “I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan” and displaying Bryan's books in the children’s storytime area from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The movie features the 94-year-old African-American poet/illustrator and some of his award-winning books, including “Beautiful Blackbird” and “Can’t Scare Me.”

Teen tech time

The Keva Plank Challenge at Eden Park Branch Library is an opportunity for teens to design structures using their STEM and planking skills. The challenge begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Subversive stitchery

Quirky cross stitch projects for adults are available at River Center Branch Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Materials will be provided and projects can be kept or given as gifts.

Story and craft

Carver Branch Library’s story and craft time for ages 6 to 8 at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 includes “Good-bye, Curtis” by Kevin Henkes and a construction paper mail truck craft.

Participation is limited to eight children. Call (225) 389-7460 to register.

Memory screenings

YMCA of the Capital Area and the Alzheimer’s Association are offering free memory screenings in November, observed as National Alzheimer’s Month. The simple, noninvasive tests gauge memory, thinking and language skills to determine if someone should seek further Alzheimer’s evaluation from a physician.

Screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at the A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive. Call (225) 272-9622 for details.

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