Guts & Glory

Four courses from four food artisans benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at the Guts & Glory Pop Up Dinner. It’s slated for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Red Stick Spice Co., 660 Jefferson Highway.

Tickets are $70, available at

On a roll

BREC’s Extreme Sports Park, 7122 Perkins Road, is the site of Go Skateboarding Day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The free event features music, giveaways and contests.

Good vibrations

Rick Kelley’s performance at 10 a.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library shows children how to have fun reading through music.

Summer movies

The Main Library’s Children’s Storytime Area will show “The Good Dinosaur” 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.

“Despicable Me 3” 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.

Dog day

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center drops its no pets policy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, allowing leashed and currently vaccinated dogs onto its trails.

General admission applies and pass holders get in free.

Building blocks rock

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library invites families with children to a rocking hour full of building blocks and puzzles at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Land down under

Australian-themed music, culture, puppetry, comedy and more fill “Didgeridoo Down Under” at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The show is for children ages 2 to 11 with families.

To register, call (225) 763-2260.

Rockin’ in the library

From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, children ages 2 to 4 can have their photo taken in rocking chairs and color a card for their photo.

To register, call (225) 763-2260.

NOVAC Film Camp

Teens can learn to create their own short films at NOVAC Film Camp, to be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to June 28 at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.

Registration is required and teens must be able to attend every day of camp. Call (225) 763-2270 to register.

Library shows

A variety of shows for children are planned in Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 2:

LOUISIANA SINFIONETTA: Classical music and a fun musical story, 2:30 p.m. Monday.

READING ROCKS: Johnette Downing performs South Louisiana music, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

TRI-PARISH BALLET: Young ballet dancers present an enchanting tale, 10:30 a.m. June 28.

Paws at work

Children can learn how police dogs and their handlers work together to fight crime during an hourlong presentation at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 2.

Cool Careers

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

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

To register, visit

Hollywood stars

Children are stars at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library during a story and craft at 3 p.m. June 28 in meeting room 3.

After listening to “Jack’s Talent,” ages 7 to 11 will make a Hollywood star showing what makes them rock. Call (225) 763-2260 to register.

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