The Voices of Hope Gospel Singers of Baton Rouge is sponsoring “Standing Strong in Sickle Cell,” a gospel concert honoring families affected by sickle cell disease, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road.

The concert will benefit the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, now in its 42nd year of service to 11 parishes. Visit for information.

Flashlight Night

Flashlight Night at the Swamp gets underway Saturday at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Park gates will remain open until 9 p.m. to allow visitors to explore the trails, enjoy live animal encounters and view a nature film.

No registration is necessary. General admission applies; pass holders get in free.

Coed dodgeball league

Monday is the registration deadline for BREC’s coed dodgeball league, which plays at 7 p.m. every Wednesday beginning March 9 at Team Automotive Group Sportsplex at Perkins Road Community Park.

Age groups are 13 to 15, 16 to 17 and 18 and older. Cost is $175 per team or $25 per person. Call (225) 272-9200 for information.

Introduction to Word 2010

No experience? No problem. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in meeting room 2 at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. Equipment will be supplied.

Ultimate Frisbee league

BREC’s Ultimate Frisbee league kicks off a new year at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Road Community Park. Playtime is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through April 22. Cost is $25 per youth or $40 per adult. Call (225) 272-9200 for information.

Light and Low

A free Light and Low class with instructor Laurie Bradshaw will be held at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Paula G. Manship YMCA, 8100 YMCA Plaza Drive.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and is limited to 25 participants. Make advance reservations at or by calling (800) 561-4127.

Create a résumé

If you’re in need of assistance with creating a résumé, stop by Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 2 from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 25. Library staff will be on hand to lead you through the process.

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