Family members and friends can share experiences and information for coping with Alzheimer’s and dementia during a program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.

For information, call Yvonne Hull at (225) 756-1180.

Your Pace or Mine Walking Club

Calling all walkers. The Your Pace or Mine Walking Club meets at 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.

The walking group walks a mapped route surrounding the library. In the event of rains, the Pacers walk inside the library. All fitness levels are welcome. Call (225) 756-1150 for information.

Woodcarving 101

Clyde Sandifer will talk about the basics of woodcarving during a 6:30 p.m. program Wednesday at the Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. Sandifer will show how to purchase good tools without breaking the bank. Call (225) 756-1150 to reserve a spot.

Hat Run planned

Registration is underway for the Hat Run, a benefit for the Laura Savoy Olinde Foundation.

Online registration continues for $30 per entry until April 13. Race day registration is $35. Registration for those 15 years old and younger is $15. Registration includes entry into the 5K run or 1-mile run/walk, 2016 branded event T-shirt, refreshments, entertainment and a free skin cancer screening by local dermatologists.

The run, which promotes skin cancer awareness, is April 16 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Interested volunteers can email Volunteer Coordinator Beth Dunn at

Mid City Art Thaw planned

Six local businesses are joining together to celebrate the Mid City Merchants’ sixth annual Mid City Art Thaw, to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

All six businesses are on Jefferson Highway between Government Street and Goodwood Avenue.

Celebrating the end of winter will be Brew Ha Ha!, 711 Jefferson Highway, Suite 2A; Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway; Monjunis Italian Café & Grocery, 711 Jefferson Highway, Suite 4A; Reginelli’s Pizzeria, 684 Jefferson Highway; Sabai Jewelry Gallery, 711 Jefferson Highway, Suite 9; and Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop, 711 Jefferson Highway, Suite 2B.

Each business will feature artists painting on site, music and food.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email