Black history

BREC and East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman Erika Green present “The Historic Voices of Change: Moments in East Baton Rouge Parish Black History” at Independence Park Theatre from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. It’s free and open to the public.

The annual Black History Month ceremony brings together people from across the parish to look back on contributions by African-Americans in the parish and around the world.

AmeriCorps jobs

The Main Library is hosting “Jobs That Make a Difference: Serve a Term with AmeriCorps” in large conference room 102 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

AmeriCorps offers a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to serve with local nonprofits, make a positive difference and gain experience. SBP is hiring through AmeriCorps for disaster recovery jobs.

Visit to register.

Swamp volunteers

There’s still time to sign up for Bluebonnet Swamp Volunteer Day on Saturday. Volunteers will fan out across the swamp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to root out invasive plant species. Gloves and hand tools will be provided.

For information or to register, call Shannon Guidry at (225) 757-8905 or email

Sendak exhibit

Sunday is the last chance to view “Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, Works, Reasons” at the Main Library.

The memorial display in the Children’s Room celebrates the author-illustrator of the children's classic “Where the Wild Things Are.” The exhibit debuted in 2013 in celebration of the book’s 50th anniversary and has toured several venues throughout the United States.

Archery Academy

BREC’s Archery Academy for ages 8 and older begins Monday at Cedar Ridge Avenue Park. Classes are held at 6 p.m. every Monday through March 26.

Archery Academy covers basic archery instruction, gives plenty of opportunity to practice the skills and ends with a creative art project.

Registration deadline is Saturday. Cost is $40 per person. Email for more information.

Scrabble night

Two hours of Scrabble for adults get underway at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.

Woodcarving 101

Learn the fundamentals of woodcarving at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

‘Hidden Figures’

Jones Creek Regional Branch Library is offering a game for children that’s inspired by this year’s One Book One Community selection, “Hidden Figures.”

Throughout March, the Children’s Room desk will hand out game sheets on which 10 children’s literature characters are pictured in silhouette. Winners will be chosen from the entries that correctly identify all 10 characters. All winners will be able to choose a prize from the prize drawer.

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