Hazardous Materials Collection Day is April 29

The parish is holding its Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 at Memorial Stadium. Materials from businesses, other commercial sources and people who live outside East Baton Rouge Parish will not be accepted.

Those entering the drop-off site must show proof of parish residence such as a state-issued driver’s license or passport. Items will be checked to make sure they are on the list of accepted materials.

Household hazardous materials that will be accepted include fertilizers, pool chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, cleaning products, oil paint and paint products, automobile tires, auto products including used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel, oil and fuel filters; cooking oil; fluorescent tubes, ballasts and compact fluorescent bulbs; lead acid, nickel-cadmium and alkaline batteries; stereos and televisions.

Liquids must be in labeled, closed containers of 5 gallons or less.

Visit brgov.com/recycle for details.

Shakespearean sonnets

Celebrate the birth month of William Shakespeare with a reading of some of the bard’s sonnets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at River Center Branch Library.

Drinks and popcorn will be provided.

Movie in the park

Enjoy a family-friendly movie with BREC at Independence Park Theatre, where “FernGully: The Last Rainforest” (G) will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Discovering DNA

Learn about different DNA tests, which can reveal clues to family history, during a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Main Library’s Technology Lab.

Call (225) 231-3751 to register.

Rags to rugs

Make an eco-friendly rug from old shirts and scrap fabrics at River Center Branch Library from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Those who want to take a rug home should bring their own old shirts or fabric to weave on provided hula hoops. Participants also can help weave rugs for the library.

Bluebonnet Swamp art series

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the Bluebonnet Swamp Magic photography show beginning Tuesday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cash prizes will go to the winners of Best in Theme and Visitors’ Choice in the adult and youth categories.

The show ends May 21 with an artist reception from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General admission fees apply; pass holders get in free. Email jguthrie@brec.org for details or to contribute artwork.

Scavenger hunt

Teens can follow clues at Eden Park Branch Library from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to complete a Louisiana and Mark Twain themed scavenger hunt.

Cat café

Eden Park Branch Library opens its doors to furry felines from Cat Haven of Greater Baton Rouge during an adoption day and cat café from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be food and fun for people of all ages.

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