Thursday

  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: 6 p.m., Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Free Life Source Services support group meets. The meetings are also held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Fridays at La Plantation Retirement Community, 26635 La. 16, Denham Springs, and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Resthaven — Swan Room, 11817 Jefferson Highway. Life Source Services is seeking volunteers for many projects, visiting nursing homes, and cookie bakes. Call (225) 291-9421 or visit www.lifesourcehospice.net.

SATURDAY

  • BEADING SOCIAL: 11 a.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. The event is free. No formal instruction. RSVP is required because seating is limited. www.facebook.com/cajunbeadcrafts.
  • WOMEN BRINGING WOMEN PRESENTS: Leola’s After Christmas Party: 6:30 p.m., City Cafe, 4710 O’Neal Lane. The event is free.

MONDAY

GSU BATON ROUGE TOASTMASTERS: 7 P.M., BLUEBONNET REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY, 9200 BLUEBONNET BLVD. PARTICIPANTS LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS, LEARNING HOW TO THINK FASTER ON THEIR FEET, AND HOPING FOR SOME LEADERSHIP PRACTICE, MAY WANT TO CONSIDER JOINING TOASTMASTERS WHERE PARTICIPANTS SHARPEN THESE SKILLS IN A WARM, FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT, A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE GROUP SAID. THE GROUP IS OPEN TO AGES 18 YEARS OR OLDER, AND MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING. WWW.GSUTOASTMASTERS.COM.

TUESDAY

  • BASIC BEADING CLASS (STRINGING): 6 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge. Instruction is free, participants buy the beads and materials. RSVP is required because seating is limited. This is a beginner level class. www.facebook.com/cajunbeadcrafts.

WEDNESDAY

Lava Cantina: 7 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10001 Perkins Rowe b100, Baton Rouge. The cost is $80.00 to $150.00. Lava Cantina will countdown to the New Year with music by The Cam Pyle Band. Ticket pricing includes dinner, drinks, party favors and a champagne toast.