Forest Community Park’s karate class is set for 6 p.m. Friday.

Cost is $22 per month.

The park is at 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road.

The class teaches how to exercise the mind, body and spirit through karate movements. In addition to self-defense skills, participants learn self-discipline, self-confidence and positive social behaviors.

Call (225) 752-1853.

Baseball at the park

Children ages 3 and older are invited to take part in an inclusive baseball game at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Forest Community Park.

Through a partnership with the ARC of Baton Rouge, BREC offers inclusive leagues for children with and without disabilities. The noncompetitive leagues teach the sport, while participants enjoy interacting with their peers. Register online at inclusiverecreation/ leagueregistration.html.

The cost is $10. Call (225) 752-1853.

Tiny Steps at BREC

BREC’s Tiny Steps program is set for Monday, May 25, at Antioch Boulevard Park, 6229 Antioch Blvd.

The program includes organized recreational games, creative art projects, and singing and dancing.

The cost is $46 per month.

For more information, call Keno Spurlock or Larry Averhart at (225) 272-9200.

CASA information

The Capital Area CASA Association is offering orientation sessions at 10 a.m. May 23, and at noon, May 26, for anyone interested in volunteering with the program.

Court-appointed special advocates help children in the foster care system.

Prior to a June 9 training session, the agency is holding the 45-minute orientations sessions for volunteers to learn more about the program.

For information, call (225) 379-8598, visit or email

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