The Istrouma Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will host A Night of Character at 6 p.m. March 24 at the LSU Rural Life Museum.

The evening will feature food, music, an open bar and auctions.

Proceeds support the delivery of the Scouting for Character program to eligible at-risk youths throughout the Istrouma Area Council, a news release said.

Tickets are $100. For information, contact Istrouma Area Council, Boy Scouts of America at (225) 926-2697.

The Scouting for Character program provides at-risk youths an opportunity to experience Scouting activities and values, supported by trained adults in a safe environment, the release said.

Since 1917, the Istrouma Area Council, Boy Scouts of America has delivered programs to residents in Ascension, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes, and Washington and Wilkinson counties, Mississippi.

Job fair planned

Alexander’s Highland Market will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the store’s upstairs office space, 18111 Highland Market Drive. The local company is looking to add 10 to 15 new positions to its growing full-service supermarket.

For information, call (225) 615-7800 or visit

Science Bowl advances

Baton Rouge Magnet High School’s science bowl team has won the regional leg of the 2015 National Science Bowl.

The win qualifies the team to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C.

The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

A series of 118 regional middle school and high school tournaments is being held across the country from January through March.

Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl held April 30 to May 4 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

The top 16 high school teams and the top eight middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments.

YMCA events

Baton Rouge area YMCAs are planning several activities this month.

Here are a few scheduled events:

Girls can pick up prom dresses Sunday at the Cinderella Project at A.C. Lewis YMCA. The dresses will be given out from noon to 5 p.m.

The C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA holds Aqua Zumba classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Wednesday in its indoor pool.

The Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is set for March 24-29 at the Paula G. Manship YMCA’s Lamar Tennis Center.

Visit for a complete list of events and programs.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: vnoon Monday.