Sunshine Social

“Anchors Away” is the theme of September’s Sunshine Social for adults with disabilities and their families and friends. The social, featuring a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes and socialization, is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Milton J. Womack Park.

Cost is a $5 donation to support the program, including supplies and door prizes each month.

Sponsors are BREC and Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge.

Dog Day

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center’s third Dog Day of the year is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, when dogs are welcome to visit the center and its trails with their humans. Dogs must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current.

General admission applies, with pass holders admitted free.

Call (225) 757-8905 for details.

After the flood

Survivors of the August 2016 flood in the Greater Baton Rouge area are invited to an informal story sharing of the flood and its aftermath at 1 p.m. Saturday in Fairwood Branch Library’s meeting room.

Share your experiences or listen to those of others. Refreshments will be served.

Birthday celebration

Children ages 5 and older can celebrate the birthday of H.A. Rey, the creator of Curious George, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with a reading of “Curious George and the Birthday Surprise” and a monkey craft to take home.

Registration is required. Call (225) 756-1160.


A free Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Lunch-N-Learn begins at noon Wednesday at the Main Library. Guest speaker Suzanne Hamilton will talk about creating a safe home environment for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Sponsored by Carrington Place and Hospice in His Care, the session is approved for one general social work continuing education unit. A light lunch is included.

Registration is required. Call Molly Benbrook at (225) 334-7494 or email

Origami and Oreos

Twenty-something adults who love Oreos can enjoy them while making origami creations and visiting with their peers at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room of Fairwood Branch Library.

Supplies will be provided. No registration is needed.

Book talk

The Main Library is hosting a free book talk with local author Matt Isch in the large meeting room at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Isch will talk about his new “Images of America” book, titled “Capitol Park and Spanish Town.” He also will discuss the history of Spanish Town, one of Baton Rouge’s oldest neighborhoods.

Jeopardy night

Play Jeopardy in teams from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. Prizes will be awarded.

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