• A WALK WITH THE BIRDS: 7 a.m., Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors will enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching tips and techniques will be shared and beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. Learn more about birding and the Bluebonnet Swamp Bird Monitoring Project at Cost is $3; free for passes. Call Shannon Guidry, (225) 757-8905 or contact
  • CHRONIC ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP: 11 a.m. to noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge is a nondenominational support group for anyone affected by chronic pain or illness, mental or physical. Call (225) 337-1633.
  • THE METROPOLITAN OPERA PRESENTS CARMEN: 11:55 a.m., Cinemark Baton Rouge, 10000 Perkins Rowe.
  • FALL FESTIVAL: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Parkview Baptist Church, 11795 Jefferson Highway. Call (225) 293-2820
  • HEALING ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH WITH BRUNO GROENING: 3 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Speaker M. Machacek, M.D. of Graz, Austria, discusses healings. Free. (225) 751-2369.


  • THE METROPOLITAN OPERA PRESENTS CARMEN, AN ENCORE: 6:30 p.m., Cinemark Baton Rouge, 10000 Perkins Rowe.

NOV. 6

  • NATIONAL THEATER PRESENTS OF MICE AND MEN: 7 p.m., Cinemark Baton Rouge, 10000 Perkins Rowe.