River Bend donates $10,000 for library

Capital Area United Way received a $10,000 donation Feb. 2 from Entergy River Bend Station to continue the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program in West Feliciana Parish.

The contribution will serve 333 children, providing 4,000 books mailed in one year.

This is the fourth $10,000 donation from Entergy River Bend Station since 2010. CAUS serves 197 children in West Feliciana and has 275 graduates from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. Since 2010, CAUW has provided 9,237 books to 472 parish children.

For information on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, call (225) 383-2643.

Kiwanis of SBR hears LSU associate A.D.

Verge Ausberry, LSU senior associate athletic director, spoke Feb. 4 to the Kiwanis Club of South Baton Rouge.

He spoke on the importance of mentoring, his decision to attend LSU and the impact of budget cuts on higher education. Oaks and Cortana Kiwanis members also attended.

The club meets on first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at La Madeleine Country French Cafe, 7615 Jefferson Highway. For information, email sbrkiwanis@gmail.com.

OLLI members search for whooping cranes

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU Feliciana Chapter members searched for whooping cranes on Jan. 29 at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area.

In the 1890s, large numbers of cranes were recorded in south Louisiana. By 1947, only one remained. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries released 13 adult whooping cranes in February 2011 and has continued to do so every year since.

The trip included a boat ride to the whooping crane pens. Participants were Barbara and Richard Glass, Madeline and David Breidenbach, Linda and Darwin Knochenmus, Derrill and Pat Heurtin, Josette Lester, Al and Cathy Troy, Jim Bolner, Steve and Georgia LaCour, and Darlene Reaves who put the trip together.

Local Rose Society holds pruning workshop

Gregory Constant and Carolyn De-Rouen led a hands-on rose pruning workshop at the Baton Rouge Rose Society’s Feb. 11 meeting at the Independence Park Garden Center.

The society will be exhibiting at the Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show March 14-15 at LSU’s Parker Coliseum and will participate in the BREC Independence Park Botanical Gardens Plant Sale on Saturday, April 11.

The club congratulated recently recognized members. Frances Falcon and DeRouen have been named American Rose Society master rosarians. Randy Wright is the 2014 ARS bronze medal winner for service to local rose efforts, and DeRouen was named the 2014 ARS Gulf District’s outstanding consulting rosarian.

Judge White addresses Glen Oaks Park Jr. Beta

Judge Trudy White spoke about college and careers to the Junior Beta Club on Feb. 6 at Glen Oaks Park Elementary School.

White encouraged students to visit as many historically black colleges and universities as they can to help make the right choice after high school graduation. Latrice Richard is the Beta Club sponsor.

Domino graduates from Army basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua J. Domino has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is the son of Ava A. Domino, of Baton Rouge, and is a 2014 graduate of Woodlawn High School.

BRHS Class of 1965 sets 50-year reunion

The Baton Rouge High School Class of 1965 will hold a 50-year reunion party from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Baton Rouge Marriott.

Cost is $50 per person in advance and $70 at the door. Dress is casual. Deadline for advance reservations is March 31. Email BRHS1965reunion@gmail.com. Information is available at facebook.com/groups/BRHSclassof1965/.

A tour of the school will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 24. The annual BRHS Bash, a multi-year social for all alumni, will be from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Ralph and Kacoo’s Restaurant, 6110 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Cost is $25. For information visit facebook.com/BrhsBash.

St. Francisville High plans 50-year reunion

The St. Francisville High School Class of 1965 is planning a 50-year reunion. For information, call Freddie Wilcox, (225) 635-4549.

Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate eatplaylive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to people@theadvocate.com. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.