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 orientation sessions for volunteers to learn more about the program.

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

Vacation Bible School

Greater Sixty Aid Baptist Church, 655 Gardere Lane, is holding its Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 26-28 at the church.

Children from age 3 and older and adults are invited to attend.

The church as is also having its Family and Friends Day starting at 8 a.m. May 31.

Library programs

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Bluebonnet Regional branch, at 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., offers a variety of programs for adults and children. The library is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Saturday.

For information, call (225) 763-2240.

Upcoming programs include:

Summer reading inspiration

Children ages 8 to 11 are invited to take part in the High Five Book Club meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21.

Club members will select titles from the Book Buffet to inspire their summer reading and celebrate the end of school with humorous poems, refreshments and checkers.

Registration is required. Call the children’s services staff at (225) 763-2260.

Catalog, database class

Anyone interested in learning how to use the library’s catalog and database can attend a class at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bluebonnet branch. Patrons will be taught how to use the branch’s library catalog to search for items by author, title and keyword, as well as combining terms for accurate results. Additionally, they will be taught how to place a hold on a book.

Afterwards, library staff will exhibit some of the databases offered at the library.

Super sneak-peak

Children ages 4 to 11 can get a sneak peak at summer reading options during the library’s Super Readathon program at 3 p.m. Monday, May 27.

Library staff will read excerpts of their favorite books.

Registration is required.

Fearless computer usage

The library’s Computers Without Fear program is at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28.

Learn the parts of a computer and its uses during this class.

Through the usage of the library’s laptop computers, those attending will receive hands-on experience by using input devices like the mouse and keyboard.

Neither equipment nor registration is required for this class; although laptops are limited.

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