Splash pads open
With the warmer weather has come the opening of BREC splash pads for the 2018 season.
The splash pad at Forest Community Park will be operated daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until October.
Winter Warm Up
Visit the Mid City businesses on Jefferson Highway between Claycut/Goodwood and Government Street for Winter Warm Up from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The free, public open house includes local artists and demonstrations. Some businesses will serve refreshments and have specials inside their stores.
Participating businesses include The Elizabethan Gallery, Red Stick Spice Co., Reginelli’s Pizzeria, MJ’s Café, Brew Ha-Ha!, Monjunis Italian Café & Grocery and Sabai Jewelry Gallery.
Enjoy a free performance by the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. The group is performing as part of its 2018 spring tour.
A love offering to benefit the chorale is requested though not required.
Free Uber rides
There’s still time to register for free Uber rides home from Dudley DeBosier on St. Patrick’s Day.
The personal injury law firm’s Safe Ride Home initiative provides free rides from a destination beginning within Baton Rouge city limits and must go to a place of residence, with rides capped at $25. Registration ends at noon Friday at https://goo.gl/kBTZ3k.
“March Madness” is the theme of this month’s Sunshine Social for adults with disabilities and their families. It’s at 6 p.m. Friday at Milton J. Womack Park.
A Sunshine Social for ages 10 to 16 also begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Independence Community Park.
Sunshine Socials feature a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun. A $5 donation supports the program, including supplies and door prizes.
First Presbyterian Church presents Terry Byars’s original musical play “Jacob’s Follies” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 763 North Blvd. There’s no charge to attend.
The musical recounts the fortunes of the Biblical Jacob, from his stealing Esau’s birthright to his ultimate encounter with God and the revelation that eventually he will become the father of many nations.
BREC is offering a First Swing clinic for ages 14 and older at Santa Maria Golf Course at 9 a.m. Saturday. It teaches beginners and newcomers the full swing through short game clinics and on-the-course training.
Cost is $25 and includes range balls. Clubs will be provided if needed.
Teen Game Day
Teens can try out Jones Creek Regional Branch Library’s new Nintendo Switch during Teen Game Day from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be provided.
Women of NASA Lego
Jones Creek Regional Branch Library’s Saturday program for children ages 4 to 6 is inspired by “Hidden Figures.”
At 2:30 p.m., kids will listen to a reading of “Mousetronaut” by Mark Kelly before constructing space-related items using Women of NASA and other Lego pieces.
Call (225) 756-1160 to register.
Fairwood Branch Library’s Books and Brew club meets at 11 a.m. Monday to discuss “City of Bad Men.”
Adults are invited to a workshop with motivational speaker Carlton Thornton, known as the Purpose Professor, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.
Thornton’s workshop explains how procrastination, rationalization and denial stand between a person and their dreams. Call (225) 756-1150 for reservations.
Young Professional’s Day
A day of networking, leadership and development and community engagement is planned during Young Professional’s Day at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Forum 35, The 705, Next Generation and Fusion Five will meet in the Capitol Rotunda to participate in committee meetings at 9 a.m. and legislative sessions at 2 p.m. regarding issues in the Baton Rouge community. A reception will be held at Bengal Tap Room from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2IjAO2G.