Big Pigs for education

Baton Rouge Community College’s Business Department is the beneficiary of a March Madness fundraiser at City Pork.

For every Big Pig sandwich sold on Thursdays in March, $2 will be donated to the college’s Business Department. The fundraiser is available for lunch and dinner at City Pork Brasserie & Bar, 7327 Jefferson Highway, and City Pork Deli & Charcuterie, 2363 Hollydale Ave.

Virtual reality

Teens can experience the world of virtual reality at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Use the library’s virtual reality demo program to play with lasers, fireworks and paints. No materials are needed; everything will be provided in the program.

Rockin’ at the Swamp

Get hands-on experience with the world of rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils at Rockin’ in the Swamp. It’s from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.

Activities include a Rockhound Market, rock climbing wall, Treasure Trail, hunting for iron pyrite in the gold mine, crafts, a fossil quarry and more.

Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for pass members, $4 for children ages 2 to 17 and free for ages 2 and younger.

Blooming daffodils

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s story and craft for children at 10:30 a.m. Saturday includes “Forget-Me-Not” by Michael Broad and a three-dimensional daffodil created from an egg carton.

This program is for ages 5-9. Call (225) 763-2260 to register.

Egg hunt

Family fun for all ages is available at BREC’s Community Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Forest Community Park. There will be themed recreational games, arts and crafts, a visit from the Easter Bunny and candy.

For information, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 545 or email

Civil service jobs

Learn about civil service jobs with the state or city-parish government during a free informational seminar at the Main Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

A panel including representatives from the Louisiana State Department of Civil Service and City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge Recruitment Division will discuss available career paths, available openings and how to apply.

Register online at

Sweet shelves

Adults ages 18-30ish may create honeycomb shelves out of popsicle sticks at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Sweet treats and drinks will be served, and all supplies will be provided.

Call (225) 763-2240 or visit to register.

Video Game Day

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s Video Game Day for teens gets underway at 3 p.m. March 15 with games on the Wii U and Xbox. Refreshments will be served.

Leprechaun Game Night

Perkins Road Community Park’s Leprechaun Game Night includes searching for the Pot-O-Gold, Rainbow Races, Shamrock-N-Roller with sit-down scooters and Laser Tag with the Leprechaun. The fun begins at 6 p.m. March 16.

For information, call (225) 766-5209 or email

Spring Green

Baton Rouge Zoo is hosting Spring Green from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17, with zoo grounds closing at 5 p.m. The event includes education on how to help wild animals and wild places at special ampitheater programs, games and prizes for children and a “find the green” scavenger hunt.

Regular zoo admission applies.

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