Senior line dance group The YaYas will perform in costume to such Christmas favorites as “Feliz Navidad,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Papa Noel,” “Little Saint Nick” and other popular Christmas songs this holiday season.

THURSDAY: 10:30 a.m., Ollie Steele Burden Manor, 4250 Essen Lane

DEC: 17: 10 a.m., Carrington Place, 8225 Summa Ave.; and 2 p.m., Amber Terrace, 8585 Summa Ave.

Ollie Challenge

BREC’s Toys for Tots Ollie Challenge will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Road Community Park. Bring a toy to donate to a child in need and watch the skaters show their skills. Call (225) 272-9200, Ext. 570, for information.

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

From Friday through Dec. 20, Playmakers of Baton Rouge will present its stage adaptation of the classic animated TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the LSU Reilly Theatre.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-11 and can be purchased online at Call (225) 578-6996 for information.

Live Nativity

University Baptist Church will hold its live Nativity from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 5775 Highland Road. There will be a petting zoo and crafts and cookies for the children. The event is free to the public.

Anime Club to meet

Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s Anime Club invites teens to come watch anime and have snacks from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday. The get-together will be held in meeting room 3.

LASM Discovery Dome

Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s Discovery Dome brings its new show, “Let it Snow: A Holiday Music Journey,” to Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library on Wednesday.

Enjoy music by Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Burl Ives, Brenda Lee and a multimedia finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra in a family-friendly show with full dome animation, laser imagery and special effects. Children of all ages are welcome.

Registration is required for one of four 30-minute shows scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Call (225) 763-2240.

Women’s Christmas party

Women Bringing Women will hold its free Leola’s City Wide After Christmas Party — for women suffering from life struggles and need to be refreshed — at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 26.

The party will be in the Fellowship Hall of Heartsease Family Life Church, 1212 Florida Blvd., in the Dirt Cheap Shopping Center.

Special guest is national singing artist Anita Jarrell Robertson. Dress is semiformal with emphasis on the color red.

Call (225) 202-4352 for information.

CASA volunteers needed

The next volunteer training course for Capital Area CASA Association begins Jan. 19. Orientation sessions will be held at the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave., at 5 p.m. Thursday and noon Wednesday.

CASAs, or court-appointed special advocates, speak up for abused children to help them reach safe, permanent homes. No special background is required.

For future orientation dates and information, call (225) 379-8598, visit or email

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