Learn how to turn plastic bags into plastic yarn called plarn during an April 7 workshop at the Jones Creek Regional Library Branch.
Instruction on two simple crochet stitches turns plarn into a lightweight, weather-resistant sleeping mat that can be used by people who are homeless, living on the street.
Crochet skills are not needed to help out with the Crochet Compassion program, which starts at 1 p.m.
Call Yvonne Hull at (225) 756-1180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Your Pace or Mine Walking Club meets at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Jones Creek Regional Library Branch.
All levels of fitness are represented so everyone is welcome to join. For information or to sign up, call (225) 756-1150.
Baton Rouge area YMCAs are holding holiday camps April 6-10.
Arts and crafts, sports, games, swimming, field trips and other activities are included at the YMCA holiday camps.
Holiday camp is open to children ages 4 to 13. Camp is from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Visit ymcabr.org/camp for information.
Pop-up market planned
Former Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival King Gary Cummings, of Cummings Farm, brings his fresh strawberries, jellies and jams to Alexander’s Highland Market’s front porch on Sunday, April 12, for a pop-up market.
In addition, the event set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., features Rome Family Farm’s fresh tomatoes, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center is dispensing nutritional information while sampling healthy seasonal recipes such as Louisiana Spring Salsa and Piña Colada Power Smoothies from its test kitchen.
And because April 12 is National Drop Everything and Read Day, the market will feature local authors and books, such as Linda Taylor, author of “LSU Alphabet Book” and “New Orleans Saints Alphabet Book,” and Junior League of Baton Rouge with its award-winning River Road Recipes cookbooks.
The market will also feature face painting for kids and outdoor grilling.
Other participating businesses include Eden Natural Soaps, Louisiana Gold honey, River Road Coffee, Most Delightful Foods, Ruth’s Hummus, Andi Lynn’s Elderberry Syrup, Jay D’s Louisiana Barbecue Sauce, Delightful Palate, 2 Sisters Salsa, Ivy’s Pride Tamales and Art by Carolyn Rodrigue.
The pop-up market is free and open to the community.
For information, call Kelly Alexander at (225) 615-7800.
Contact Southeast Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email, email@example.com. Deadline: noon Monday.