Baton Rouge area YMCAs are holding holiday camps April 6-10.

Arts and crafts, sports, games, swimming, field trips and other activities are included at the YMCA holiday camps.

Holiday camp is open to children ages 4 to 13. Camp is from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Easter celebrations

JaKobe Cooper, a 5-year-old, fourth-generation preacher, will deliver a sermon at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at Greater Sixty Aid Baptist Church, 655 Gardere Lane.

A Good Friday service is set for noon at the church.

The church will hold a Resurrection Celebration and Children’s Easter Parade starting at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Pop-up market

Former Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival King Gary Cummings, of Cummings Farm, brings his fresh strawberries, jellies and jams to Alexander’s Highland Market’s front porch on Sunday, April 12 for a pop-up market.

In addition, the event, which is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., features Rome Family Farm’s fresh tomatoes, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center is dispensing nutritional information while sampling healthy seasonal recipes such as Louisiana Spring Salsa and Pina Colada Power Smoothies from its test kitchen.

And because April 12 is National Drop Everything and Read Day, the market will feature local authors and books, such as Linda Taylor, author of LSU and New Orleans Saints alphabet books, and Junior League of Baton Rouge with its award-winning River Road Recipes cookbooks.

The market will also feature face painting for kids and outdoor grilling.

Other participating businesses include Eden Natural Soaps, Louisiana Gold honey, River Road Coffee, Most Delightful Foods, Ruth’s Hummus, Hanley’s Foods, Andi Lynn’s Elderberry Syrup, Jay D’s Louisiana Barbecue Sauce, Delightful Palate, 2 Sisters Salsa, Ivy’s Pride Tamales and Art by Carolyn Rodrigue.

The pop-up market is free and open to the community.

For information, call Kelly Alexander at (225) 615-7800.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: noon Monday.