Youth ages 12 and older can enjoy an evening of paddling on the University Lakes at Milford Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Ave., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Kayaks and paddle boards are available on a limited basis for $10 per boat, so make reservations in advance.

Call Ben McGuire at (225) 272-9200, ext. 435, or email

Paddle Up 1 classes

Learn to paddle a sea kayak at Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Safety equipment and kayaks are provided on-site as part of the registration fee.

Register between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Liberty Lagoon guest services window, or email Kristin Domangue at

Classes are limited to 10 participants; cost is $10 per person, per class.

Call (225) 923-3202.

NCBW meeting

The Greater Baton Rouge Region Chapter meeting of the National Congress of Black Women will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday in meeting room 2 of the East Baton Rouge Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

For information, email

Reading program wraps up

The Superhero Training Academy summer reading program at the River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St., is coming to an end.

Children ages 3 to 11 can turn in their summer reading logs for prizes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Kids who complete the superhero obstacle course will earn their superhero ID cards.

Groups must register. For information, call (225) 389-4959.

Storytime with a star

NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis visits the Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday to read a story to children.

Davis was born in Baton Rouge and played for the LSU Tigers.

Groups are required to register. Call (225) 389-7460.

Crime Lab tour

Teens can tour the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab on Monday. The tour group will gather in the Teen Room at the Main Branch Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., at 2 p.m. and walk across the street to the lab. A signed permission form is required.

Call (225) 231-3740.

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