• WHAT: Group meeting of the Sarcoidosis Awareness Support Group of Greater Baton Rouge
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. Deadline to register is Monday, Aug. 18.
  • WHERE: Ochsner Health Center, 9001 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge, fourth-floor conference room.
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: (225) 773-0985


  • WHAT: High blood pressure lecture
  • WHEN: Noon Wednesday, Aug. 20. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Lake House Reception Center, 12323 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATIONS: Call (866) 220-0418 or visit
  • DETAILS: Dr. Phillip Ehlers will speak. Free. Open to the public.


  • WHAT: Free dental clinic for uninsured music professionals
  • WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20
  • WHERE: St. Bernadette Community Clinic, 409 St. John St., Lafayette
  • APPOINTMENTS: 1 (877) 626-2748. Space is limited and appointments are required.
  • DETAILS: Clinic includes screenings, cleaning and X-rays. Provided by MusiCares, Smile Programs, St. Bernadette Community Clinic and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.


  • WHAT: Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Group meeting
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21
  • WHERE: Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542 or Sally at (225) 756-2645
  • DETAILS: Dr. John Walker McDonald, a gastroenterology specialist at Louisiana Endoscopy Center, will speak.


  • WHAT: ABCs of Medicare
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m.
  • WHERE: A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATIONS: Call (866) 220-0418 or visit
  • DETAILS: Free. Open to the public.


  • WHAT: Men’s Health Conference
  • WHEN: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23
  • WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road
  • DETAILS: Free screenings, including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, skin cancer and stroke, among others. Also speakers on a variety of topics, including chest pain, hear loss, exercise and smoking.


  • WHAT: “Keep the Beat,” free bystander CPR training
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m.
  • WHERE: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3824 Lee St., Zachary
  • REGISTRATION: Free. Visit Deadline to register is Thursday, Aug. 21.
  • INFORMATION: (225) 658-4587.
  • DETAILS: Learn life-saving CPR through hands-on training. Also how to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.