A free grief support group hosted by Life Source Services Hospice is offering its services on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meetings are open to the public.

The group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the Swan Room at Resthaven Garden of Memories, 11817 Jefferson Highway, and 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Life Source building, 11605 Southfork Ave., Suite A.

Call (225) 291-9421 for more information.

Mother’s Day fortune cookies

A hour long story and craft time for children ages 7 to 11 gets underway at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.

Listen to a reading of “Fortune Cookie Fortunes” by Grace Lin and learn some facts about Mother’s Day, then fold cardstock into the shape of a Chinese take-out box and make paper Mother’s Day fortune cookies.

Registration is required; call (225) 756-1140.

Meditation class

Join Nitin Gupta for a meditation and relaxation workshop at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Goals include promoting relaxation, reducing stress, improving focus and creating peace within that reflects outside.

Crazy socks

Kids, wear your craziest socks to Jones Creek Regional Branch Library for a story hour, sock hop and craft time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Listen to readings of “A Fox Got My Socks” by Hilda Offen and “Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?” by Eve Bunting, followed by a sock hop and a paper sock monkey craft.

This event is for ages 2 to 6. Registration is required; call (225) 756-1140.

Wine Making 101

If you’d like to learn how to make your own wine, stop by Jones Creek Regional Branch Library at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for a presentation by LA Homebrew.

Discussion will include the history of wine making, the state of wine and wine trends in the Baton Rouge area, the brewing process, fermentation and bottling. There will be no alcohol tasting.

Call (225) 756- 1150 to reserve your place.

‘Lift Your Spirits’ with FHL

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana, along with LSU Press, will launch the Lagniappe Lecture Series on May 19 at the Old Governor’s Mansion, featuring the new publication “Lift Your Spirits,” an LSU Press publication by Elizabeth M. Williams and Chris McMillian.

Lectures include all of the historical and cultural insights of FHL’s monthly Heritage Lecture plus something extra. “Lift Your Spirits” delves into New Orleans and its mixologists. Attendees will taste samplings of cocktail recipes from the publication and Williams will sign books after the lecture.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture. Tickets are available at fhl.org and are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

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