Swamp bird walk

Enjoy a morning hike through Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center at 7 a.m. Saturday, when a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society will share bird watching techniques and tips while identifying various bird species.

Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. Beginning bird watchers are welcome.

General admission fees apply. Baton Rouge Audubon Society members and Bluebonnet Swamp pass holders admitted free.

Grand re-opening

Harb’s Oasis, at 13827 Coursey Blvd., is holding a grand re-opening under new owners Jerry and Lindsey All on Saturday.

The opening ceremony is at 8:30 a.m., followed by a ribbon cutting at 8:55 a.m. and opening for business at 9 a.m. Throughout the day until 5 p.m., there will be food, a showcase, facility tours, drawings, giveaways and sales.

Kenilworth Spring Festival

Spring is just around the corner and so is the Kenilworth Spring Festival. It’s from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School, 7600 Boone Ave.

Free and open to the public, the festival includes games, inflatable rides, music, food and more. Anyone interested in attending should call the school at (225) 766-8111.

Horsing around

Fairwood Branch Library has an hour of horse-themed stories, rhymes and an "H is for Horse" picture craft at 2 p.m. Saturday for children ages 3 to 6. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Call (225) 924-9386 to register.


Using primary school volcano mixes, teens will harness the power of rocketry from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Lenten Evensong

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invites the community to a free Lenten Evensong service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The service includes prayers, hymns, readings, choral anthems by contemporary composers and a performance by the St. Luke’s Parish Choir of the Lux Aeterna portion of the Requiem Mass. The piece uses the “Nimrod” melody from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar. Also featured are the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis settings by English Renaissance composer William Byrd with responses composed by Byrd’s contemporary, Thomas Tallis.

The church is at 8833 Goodwood Blvd.

The Kilted Man

Enjoy Celtic music and a discussion with Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man, at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library at 4 p.m. Monday. All ages are welcome.

Job search networking

Learn about the effectiveness of networking in job searches during a free workshop at the Main Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. It’s in large conference room 102.

The presenter is Julie Laperouse, director of training at Emergent Method Consulting, presenting techniques to help on participants’ next job searches.

Register online at http://bit.ly/2CcQ1TJ.

Gardening program

East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will be at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. March 8 with a program on year-round culinary herbs and beneficial pollinators in the garden.

Call (225) 756-1150 for reservations.

Free rides

The Dudley DeBosier personal injury law firm is offering free Uber rides home on St. Patrick’s Day through its Safe Ride Home initiative.

Free rides are available only from a destination beginning within Baton Rouge city limits and must go to a place of residence. Ride costs are capped at $25. Registration ends at noon March 16. Upon registration, participants will receive an email with a $25 Uber credit code valid from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17.

Register online at https://goo.gl/kBTZ3k.

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.