Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center, 233 St. Ferdinand St., is hosting the second annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes, an event intended to bring awareness to the prevalence of sexual violence in the community, and have men take a role in helping to eliminate it by literally walking one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes.
The free event will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the North Boulvard Town Square. Participants are asked to seek monetary sponsorships for their walk.
For more information, visit http://www.brstar.org.
Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, 4727 Revere Ave., will sponsor counseling services for children, individuals and families who need help with emotional, behavioral and relationship problems from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the Child and Family Counseling Center.
Experts can help with alcohol/drug abuse issues and family conflict/violence issues. Services are offered on a sliding-fee scale. For more information, call (225) 924-0123.
The following HIV services will be offered this week:
Metro Health will also offer testing from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave. Call (225) 338-9333.
The Grief Recovery Center, 4919 Jamestown Ave., Suite 101, will offer these events and opportunity this week:
All support groups are free and confidential.
For more information, call (225) 924-6621 or visit http://www.grcbr.org.
Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, 848 Louisiana Ave., will have an orientation class for those interested in becoming an advocate at noon Monday and Thursday.
Court Appointed Special Advocates help neglected and abused children in the foster care system find a safe and permanent home. To attend a session, call (225) 379-8598.
For more information, call (225) 927-2273 or visit http://www.cancerservices.org.
Woman’s Hospital, 9050 Airline Highway, will hold the following events this week:
For more information or to register, call (225) 231-5475 or visit http://www.womans.org.
The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., will hold the following classes:
For more information or to register, call (225) 291-4533 or visit http://www.batonrouge.redcross.org.
The Community Grief Support Group, in partnership with other agencies, will meet at noon Tuesday at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave. The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one.
Call (225) 927-2273 for more information.
“CancerFit,” a comprehensive wellness program from Our Lady of the Lake and Mary Bird Perkins designed to help cancer patients stay active and mentally fit, will hold a class, “Boosting Bones and Muscling Metabolism,” from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Plaza Diagnostics Building, Suite 112, and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Asphodel Room.
Classes are free and include an hour of yoga and guided meditation followed by a 15-minute presentation.
For more information or to register, call (225) 938-9629.
Survivors of Suicide, a free support group for people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one, neighbor, co-worker or friend to suicide, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave. For more information, call (225) 924-1431.
Baton Rouge General will hold the following events this week:
The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, will offer the following events and opportunity this week:
A session will also be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Broadmoor Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea, Room 104 of the Adult Education Building.
For more information, call (225) 767-4673.
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., will hold the following events this week:
The class is free, but registration is required.
For more information or to register, call (225) 334-7494.
Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, will hold the following events:
The series will also be offered from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 19.
For more information or to register, call (225) 755-4984.
Co-Dependency Anonymous will have a 12-step — including step 11 — meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive, Room 204 of the Trice Building.
For more information, call (225) 922-9543 or visit http://www.coda.org.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana will hold a support group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at The NeuroMedical Center, sixth floor. For more information, visit http://www.epilepsylouisiana.org.
Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary, will hold free informational sessions on “Scale Down,” a program for weight management, at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at the medical center.
Registration is required, and space is limited. Call (225) 658-4463 for more information.
Cardinal Hospice, 8280 YMCA Plaza Drive, Suite 3A, will offer the following event and opportunity this week:
Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., will offer the following event and opportunity this week:
Diabetic Foot Institute, 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite D, will hold free diabetic foot screenings by appointment Friday at the office. A screening will include thermal imaging, blood flow study, gait analysis and a neuropathy screening.
To schedule, call (225) 761-0025.
The C.G. Jung Society of Lafayette will present a lecture/workshops on “The Alchemy of Sociopolitical Conflict” by Thomas Elsner with the lecture from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and the workshops from 9:45 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Union, second floor, Evangeline Room, 600 McKinley St., Lafayette. For more information, call (337) 856-9435.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold “Walk Like MADD,” an annual 5K walk intended to raise funds for the group and awareness of drunk driving, at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the BREC Forest Commun-ity Park, South Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, call (225) 926-0807.
A Community Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church campus, 807 New Roads St., New Roads. Information will be presented on prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, childhood obesity, HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure and more. There will also be health screenings. For more infomation call, (225) 638-7663.
The Greater Baton Rouge chapter of the Meharry Medical College National Alumni Association will hold a scholarship fundraiser in honor of Dr. Velma Hunter Jackson, a local dentist and one of its alumni, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Baton Rouge Delta Sorority House, 926 Harding Blvd.
For more information, call (225) 343-3459.
The Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida will be Saturday with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. at 13918 La. 421, just north of St. Francisville.
There will be cycling rides of 5, 20, 40 and 60 miles; 1-mile fun run and 5K trail run; and time trial up the famous Red Bug Hill.
Preregistration online is $15 and $20 for the running events; $30 for the cycling events. There is no extra charge for the “Challenge.” Add $5 (running) and $10 (cycling) for event-day registration.
Proceeds from the event, hosted by Mike and Marie Rourke, in memory of their son, Jordy, will go to Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans. For more information, call (225) 937-5800.
The second annual “Jumping 4 PALS,” a skydive fundraiser to benefit those with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Skydive Nawlins, 62512 Airport Road, Slidell. Weight limit is 225 pounds. Cost is $175 for the jump. There is an extra fee for photos and video.
For more information, call (228) 623-0130.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, will hold a free seminar, “Adoption Matters,” covering many aspects of finding families for children, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the office. Registration is free.
For more information, call (225) 336-8708.
Doctor’s Hospice-Livingston, 9788 Florida Blvd., Suite B, Walker, is looking for veteran volunteers for its “We Honor Veterans Program” to share their journey with veteran patients. Volunteers are also needed for patient visits and office work.
For information on volunteer training, call (225) 667-1340.
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