The Foundation for Historical Louisiana presents “Baton Rouge Preservation Wins and Losses of the Past 50 Years,” part of the Heritage Lecture Series, at 6 p.m. March 10 at the Old Governor’s Mansion.

Speaker is Natalie Mead, curator and education director at the Old Governor’s Mansion. There also will be viewing of photos and displays on wins and losses in Louisiana preservation efforts in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act.

Cost is $10 for guests, free to foundation members. Call (225) 387-2464 to register.

CASA volunteer orientation

Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children living in foster care to help them reach safe, permanent homes.

Orientation sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, noon March 10, 1 p.m. March 14, 6 p.m. March 22 and 3 p.m. March 30. Sessions are 45 minutes long and are held at the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave. The next volunteer training course begins May 3.

Call (225) 37-8598, email or visit for information.

Stick Horse Rodeo

Saddle up for the annual Stick Horse Rodeo on April 9 at BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center, 6402 River Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by competition from 10 a.m. to noon.

Children ages 2 to 7 will compete in bronc riding, bull riding, pole bending, barrel racing and flag racing in a miniature rodeo arena on stick horses. Prizes will be given in two age groups. Bring your own stick horse or borrow one from BREC.

A petting zoo, face painting and other equine activities will be available.

Registration is $5 per event or $20 for all five events. Call (225) 769-7805 or visit for information.

Raffle to benefit hospital

The Capital Region Builders Foundation is raffling off its “$100 Home for Good” to benefit programs and services at Woman’s Hospital.

The 2,483-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home, valued at more than $400,000, is located at 2854 Grand Way Ave. in the Lexington Estates subdivision, off Nicholson Drive near South Bluebonnet Boulevard. The home features stainless appliances, an outdoor kitchen and living area with a fireplace, a landscaped yard and other amenities.

The foundation will raffle the home on July 22. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at

Sales will help fund the construction of additional neonatal intensive-care unit rooms at Woman’s Hospital and the purchase of a new mammography coach.

See the home’s construction progress at

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998, or email,