Under the sea

Central Community Theatre’s production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” kicks off Thursday at the Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets for this retelling of one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories are $20 to $25 at manshiptheatre.org.

Horsing around

Knox, the miniature horse, and his owner are visiting Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday in meeting room 1.

Children ages 4 to 11 are invited to meet Knox and learn about miniature horses. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (225) 763-2260.

Summer movies

The Main Library’s Children’s Storytime Area will show “Matilda” for children at 2:30 p.m. Friday. All children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult. For group registration, call (225) 231-3760.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is the Main Library’s Summer Movie in the Plaza at 7 p.m. Friday. Bring lawns chair or blankets for this free, outdoor movie series.

Family games

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library welcomes families with children ages 4 to 11 to enjoy family games from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Available games include Connect Four, Barrel of Monkeys and Memory.


Celebrate Juneteenth from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Gus Young Park with recreational games, music, socialization, a community health fair and refreshments. State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle is sponsoring the event.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery, according to BREC.

Time for teens

Teens can cool off from the heat a variety of activities at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

Enjoy a movie and light refreshments at 2 p.m. Saturday in meeting room 2. Teen Video Game Day at 3 p.m. Tuesday features “Guitar Hero,” “Dance Central” and snacks. There’s also an afternoon of anime and ramen noodles at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Far-out fun

The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society has out-of-this-world activities for children ages 8 to 11 on Monday. The fun takes place in Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 1 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cool Careers

The Main Library is accepting registration for Wednesday’s Cool Careers session on beauty and personal care. It’s from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in large conference room 102.

A panel of experts will cover careers in the beauty industry with teens and young adults interested in exploring new career paths.

To register, visit bit.ly/2sS7Pw1.

Rockin’ guitars

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 1 is the place for children ages 4 to 6 to rock out at 10:30 a.m. June 21.

Listen to “Yellow is My Color Star” by Judy Horacek and “A Hen, A Chick, and a String Guitar” by Margaret MacDonald and watercolor paint a guitar cutout.

Registration is required. Call (225) 763-2260.

Monsters rock

Children ages 8 to 11 will have all sorts of silly fun with monsters at 3 p.m. June 21 in Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 2.

Using Amanda Noll’s “I Need My Monster” for inspiration, kids can weave a monster on a straw loom.

Registration is required. Call (225) 763-2260.

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