Melrose Place neighbors are getting together twice a week for group walks.

Beginning Tuesday and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of daylight saving time, walkers are invited to meet in Fairfax Park for the walk.

For more information, call Sam Irwin at (225) 924-2756 or email

Join the Melrose Place Facebook group at

CASA needs volunteers

Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is looking for volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected youth.

CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected youth in the foster care system to help them reach safe, permanent homes.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.

CASA is accepting people into its next volunteer training course, which begins April 14.

Learn more at 45-minute informational sessions set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday or noon Monday.

Call (225) 379-8598, email, or visit

The Mind’s Eye planned

The Baton Rouge chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is presenting The Mind’s Eye, an art exhibition featuring works of art by artists living with mental illness.

The Mind’s Eye is presented to raise public awareness of mental illness through free support groups and educational programs, to raise funds to present these free programs and to create an opportunity for artists to showcase their work. April 18 is the deadline to submit art.

The selected artwork will be exhibited at the Community Gallery of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. The exhibition and gala will begin at 7 p.m. May 30. For more information, call (225) 769-0361.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email ddenstorff@theadvocate. Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday.