Crochet time

BREC offers crocheting lessons to adults ages 50 and older every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Adult Leisure Center at Parklawn Park. This form of needlework can be used to make blankets, baby clothes and more.

For more information, call (225) 751-0823 or email

Swamp bird walk

Take a trek through Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center with a Baton Rouge Audubon Society member at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The morning hike through the swamp includes the identification of various bird species, bird-watching techniques and identification tips. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended.

General admission applies, while pass holders and Baton Rouge Audubon Society members get in free. Email for more information.

Scan Day

Scan personal photographs, art and/or records during Scan Day at the Main Library. It’s from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Genealogy Reading Room.

The library’s high-quality Epson scanner will be available to patrons for one hour per person. Directions will be provided, and library staff will be available to answer questions and offer assistance.

For more information, call Emily Ward at (225) 231-3752. To register, call (225) 231-3751.

Teen Game Day

Jones Creek Regional Branch Library’s Teen Game Day from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday features Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Wii U.

Walking club

Jones Creek Regional Branch Library’s Your Pace or Mine Walking Club meets at 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to walk mapped paths surrounding the library. All fitness levels are welcome.

For more information, call (225) 756-1150.

Book club

The Jones Creek Regional Branch Library Person of Interest Book Club gathers at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss “An American Family” by Khizr Khan. He is a Muslim-American Gold Star father and speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Scrabble night

Adults can enjoy Scrabble from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.


Etiquette classes for ages 12 to 18 are held at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Antioch Boulevard Park. Cost is $22 per month.

Call (225) 752-8316 for details.

Love at the zoo

Feel the love with Baton Rouge Zoo’s I Heart My Zoo Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Regular zoo admission applies. Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.

The Valentine’s event includes Safari Amphitheater programs featuring birds-and-the-bees facts about zoo animals, keeper chats, animal enrichments and the making of a valentine for a loved one.

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