Hazardous Materials Collection Day is April 29

The parish is holding its Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Materials from businesses, other commercial sources and people who live outside East Baton Rouge Parish will not be accepted.

Those entering the drop-off site must show proof of parish residence such as a state-issued driver’s license or passport. Items will be checked to make sure they are on the list of accepted materials.

Household hazardous materials that will be accepted include fertilizers; pool chemicals; insecticides; pesticides; gasoline; cleaning products; oil paint and paint products; automobile tires; auto products including used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel, oil and fuel filters; cooking oil; fluorescent tubes, ballasts and compact fluorescent bulbs; lead acid, nickel-cadmium and alkaline batteries; stereos and televisions.

Liquids must be in labeled, closed containers of 5 gallons or less.

Visit brgov.com/recycle for details.

Movie at the library

Enjoy a family-friendly movie at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, where Disney’s “Moana” (PG) will be shown at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Popcorn and punch will be provided.

World cultures

Jones Creek Regional Library is celebrating Diversity in Action Day with children ages 8 to 11 at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kids will listen to the story “Chester the Worldly Pig” by Bill Peet, then explore the library’s CultureGrams database to learn about different cultures around the world. Using the information they learn, children will play a fun game.

Earth love

Children ages 3 to 7 can belatedly celebrate Earth Day at Fairwood Branch Library at 3 p.m. Saturday by reading Todd Parr’s “The Earth Book” and other books and creating an “I love the Earth” picture.

Kids should wear clothes appropriate for painting. Participation is limited; call (225) 924-9386 to register.

Bluebonnet Swamp art series

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the Bluebonnet Swamp Magic photography show beginning Tuesday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cash prizes will go to the winners of Best in Theme and Visitors’ Choice in the adult and youth categories.

The show ends May 21 with an artist reception from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General admission fees apply; pass holders get in free. Email jguthrie@brec.org for details or to contribute artwork.

Self defense

BREC offers self-defense classes for ages 16 and older from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kathy Drive Park.

Cost is $22 per month. Call (225) 275-9819.

Flower pots and fruit snacks

Twenty-somethings can decorate and customize their own flower pots while enjoying fruit snacks and socialization from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fairwood Branch Library. Supplies will be provided.

Registration is required; call (225) 756-1160.

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