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.

Pirates, ahoy!

With International Talk Like a Pirate Day being observed on Tuesday, Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library is getting in on the fun.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday in meeting room 3, children ages 5 to 8 can listen to Jim Kraft’s “The No-Good Do-Good Pirates” and make a paper pirate ship.

Registration is required; call (225) 763-2260.


A free Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Lunch-N-Learn begins at noon Wednesday at the Main Library at Goodwood. 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

Family Game Night

BREC’s Family Game Night at Highland Road Community Park gets underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday with music and a variety of games for all ages. Gaming lasts approximately two hours.

Library yoga

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library is offering a free one-hour yoga class for adults at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. The class is led by experienced instructor Vanessa Parks.

All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat or towel and a bottle of water.

Book talk

The Main Library at Goodwood 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.

Game day

Teens can enjoy video games on the Wii and refreshments from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

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