Splash pads open

With the warmer weather has come the opening of BREC splash pads for the 2018 season.

The splash pad at City-Brooks Community Park will be operated daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until October.

Winter Warm Up

Visit the Mid City businesses on Jefferson Highway between Claycut/Goodwood and Government Street for Winter Warm Up from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday .

The free, public open house includes local artists and demonstrations. Some businesses will serve refreshments and have specials inside their stores.

Participating businesses include The Elizabethan Gallery, Red Stick Spice Co., Reginelli’s Pizzeria, MJ’s Café, Brew Ha-Ha!, Monjunis Italian Café & Grocery and Sabai Jewelry Gallery.

Chorale concert

Enjoy a free performance by the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. The group is performing as part of its 2018 spring tour.

A love offering to benefit the chorale is requested though not required.

Free Uber rides

There’s still time to register for free Uber rides home from Dudley DeBosier on St. Patrick’s Day.

The personal injury law firm’s Safe Ride Home initiative provides free rides from a destination beginning within Baton Rouge city limits and must go to a place of residence, with rides capped at $25. Registration ends at noon Friday at https://goo.gl/kBTZ3k.

Women of NASA Legos

Women of NASA Legos programs for children are at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Main Library and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eden Park Branch Library.

Participation is limited to 10 children at both events. To register, call the Main Library at (225) 231-3760 or Eden Park at (225) 231-3260.

Sunshine Socials

“March Madness” is the theme of this month’s Sunshine Social for adults with disabilities and their families. It’s at 6 p.m. Friday at Milton J. Womack Park.

A Sunshine Social for ages 10 to 16 also begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Independence Community Park.

Sunshine Socials feature a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun. A $5 donation supports the program, including supplies and door prizes.

‘Jacob’s Follies’

First Presbyterian Church presents Terry Byars’s original musical play “Jacob’s Follies” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 763 North Blvd. There’s no charge to attend.

The musical recounts the fortunes of the Biblical Jacob, from his stealing Esau’s birthright to his ultimate encounter with God and the revelation that eventually he will become the father of many nations.

Discovery Dome

The Discovery Dome presents “Magic Tree House: Space Mission” at Carver Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday and the Main Library from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 22. The show is intended for ages 5 to 8.

Call Carver at (225) 389-7460 or the Main Library at (225) 231-3760 to register for one of the 30-minute shows.

Rover races

Eden Park Branch Library's space exploration program at 3:30 p.m. Monday puts teens in teams to simulate the mission of the Curiosity Mars Rover mission and race to determine the most effective team.

Young Professional’s Day

A day of networking, leadership and development and community engagement is planned during Young Professional’s Day at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Forum 35, The 705, Next Generation and Fusion Five will meet in the Capitol Rotunda to participate in committee meetings at 9 a.m. and legislative sessions at 2 p.m. regarding issues in the Baton Rouge community. A reception will be held at Bengal Tap Room from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2IjAO2G.

Multilevel marketing

Learn about the good, the bad and the ugly of multilevel marketing during a workshop at the Main Library at 6 p.m. March 22.

A panel of representatives from Primerica, Mary Kay and Plexus Worldwide will share their journeys and what it takes to be a success in the field, and will provide company information.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/2ty4Hch.

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