BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – February is for do-it-yourself lovers. There are cooking, crafting classes a Galentine’s event planned for this weekend.

Parents who want to do something special with their little ones can attend a king cake class together. Those who are obsessed with resin videos on social media can make their own pretty rock in a workshop. And, candle lovers can make their own candles and choose their own scent at an event hosted at the Royal Standard in Baton Rouge.

Love animals? Check out Saturday’s event at the zoo.

Want to meet fellow-minded ladies? The 100 Black Women Inc. Metropolitan Chapter in Baton Rouge is hosting an event that is all about self-love.

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Check out these Valentine’s Day events if you are on a budget.

Animal lovers, the zoo has something for you

What: Baton Rouge Zoo hosts I Hear My Zoo Day, where the family can see the animals enjoy heart- and love-themed enrichment activities. Kids can make their favorite animals a card.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11

Where: Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road

Cost: Regular admission applies

Meet other women, celebrate self-love

What: Women who attend the Galentine’s Day Soirée will learn about the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. Metropolitan Chapter and celebrate self-love.

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11

Where: 760 St. Phillip Street

Cost: General admission is $25

Create your own candle

What: Attendees can customize a candle by choosing a vessel and a fragrance. The owner of Steel Magnolia Candle Co. will be around to help.

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11

Where: The Royal Standard – Baton Rouge (16016 Perkins Road)

Cost: General admission is $40

Make a pretty rock

What: Attend a three-hour hour workshop with a former Aluminate design team member to make a faux geode with resin.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11

Where: 546 Bienville Street (Create Studios)

Cost: Admission is $89

Make a king cake with your little ones

What: Children between the ages of 3 and 12 can meet other little chefs and make a king cake to take home at the 2023 Renaissance Baton Rouge King Cakes Kids Culinary Class.

When: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12

Where: 7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard

Cost: Tickets range between $45 and $75. Ticket information can be found here.