Tennis tourney

Thursday is the deadline to register for BREC’s 10-and-under tennis tournament, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Highland Road Park Tennis Center.

The tournament is a singles round robin format with boys and girls divisions. Ages 8 and younger will play on a 36-foot court with 23-inch rackets, while ages 10 and younger will play on a 60-foot court with 25-inch rackets. There will be free snacks and awards for players.

Cost is $15 per person. Call Jeremiah Casson at (225) 216-9264 or email

Libraries closed

All East Baton Rouge Parish Library locations will be closed Saturday in observance of Veterans Day. Regular hours will resume Sunday.

Free car washes

Benny’s Car Wash is providing free Benny’s Best car washes to veterans and current military service members from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at all Baton Rouge area locations, rain or shine.

Washes include a wheel clean, underbody rinse, spot-free rinse, protect and shine, wheel deal, foam blast and Luminara hand wax.

The washes are offered under the Grace for Vets FREE Wash Program, founded by Mike Mountz, former owner of Cloister Was & Lube in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, as a way to honor veterans.

Diabetes forum and expo

Humana and Healthy BR are sponsoring a free Diabetes Forum and Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pennington Biomedical Research Center Auditorium, 6400 Perkins Road.

The public is invited to participate in free health screenings, a diabetes forum with medical specialists, “walk with a doc” and healthy cooking demonstrations, all aimed toward educating the community about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and living a healthier lifestyle.

Family Game Night

BREC’s Family Game Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nairn Drive Park and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Road Community Park includes music and games for all ages.

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 clubs

Several book clubs will be gathering at Bluebonnet Branch Library to discuss designated books.

The Best Sellers Blues Book Club gathers at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham.

“Maze of Bones” by Rick Riordan is the selection for the High Five Book Club for ages 9 to 11, gathering in meeting room 2. Members also will create a book jacket with original artwork and a review. Meetings are for registered members only.

The Quirky Ladies’ Book Club will be discussing “The Italian Bulldozer” by Alexander McCall Smith in conference room A at 6:35 p.m. Nov. 16. Club members read quirky, funny books told from different points of view.

Memory screenings

YMCA of the Capital Area and the Alzheimer’s Association are offering free memory screenings in November, observed as National Alzheimer’s Month. The simple, noninvasive tests gauge memory, thinking and language skills to determine whether someone should seek further Alzheimer’s evaluation from a physician.

Screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at the Paula G. Manship YMCA, 8100 YMCA Plaza Drive. Call (225) 272-9622 for details.

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