Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, at 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, welcomes children ages 7 to 12 to Kids’ Night Out at the Swamp from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

Hikes, games, crafts and animal encounters will focus on nocturnal critters and themes. Dinner will be provided. Participants should wear long pants, socks and closed-toe shoes and bring a flashlight and insect repellent. Ages: 7-12.

Cost is $20 for East Baton Rouge residents or $24 for nonresidents. Space is limited, so registration is required.

For more information, call (225) 757-8905 or email

Library closed for holiday

The Bluebonnet Regional Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours will resume the following day.

Get your bids in

St. George Catholic Church is auctioning its hamburger trailer. The tandem trailer is 14 feet long, 7 feet wide, 8 feet high and is being sold as is with no warranties, cash only.

Submit your bids online at The deadline is noon Sept. 11.

CPR/AED class

Learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Bluebonnet library.

The class will be taught by an American Red Cross instructor. Certification is optional and available for a fee. Class instruction time will vary according to the number of participants.

Registration is required; visit

Kids’ story and craft time

Children ages 5 to 8 can listen to a reading of “The Dandelion’s Tale” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Bluebonnet library’s Storytime Room, then create a paper dandelion seed picture.

Registration is required; call (225) 763-2240.

Crime prevention expo

The East Baton Rouge Parish SALT/Triad Council (Seniors And Lawmen Together) will host its 2015 Senior Crime Prevention Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Cortana Mall, 9401 Cortana Place.

There is no charge, and the public is welcome to attend. A complimentary lunch will be served, and giveaways and entertainment will be available throughout the day.

The expo provides information to seniors on services, programs and functions offered by law enforcement, area business, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, universities and government agencies. Attendees will gain a more comprehensive understanding of the underlying issues related to crime and will gainprovide them with the tools to take responsibility and minimize risk.

Call Terri Kaaihue at (225) 937-2129 with questions.

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