Free St. Patrick’s rides

It’s not too late to sign up for free Uber rides home Saturday from Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, part of the firm’s “Safe Ride Home” initiative to reduce drinking and driving during St. Patrick’s Day and other holidays.

Free rides are available only from establishments serving alcohol to residences within Baton Rouge. Ride costs are capped at $50; visit by noon Friday to register. Once registered, participants will receive email confirmation with a $50 Uber credit code valid from 10 a.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.

Theater production

Baton Rouge Community College Theatre will present "Topdog/Underdog" by Suzan-Lori Parks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Pavilion’s Black Box Theatre.

The cast, directed by David Sedevie, assistant professor of film and theater, features Ahmad Guerin as Lincoln and Jabari London as Boothe, two black brothers coping with women, work, poverty, gambling, racism and their troubled upbringings.

Performances are free for BRCC students, faculty and staff. Cost is $10 for general admission and $8 for all other students. Call or text (225) 362-7640, or email or

CASA volunteer training

The Capital Area Court-Appointed Special Advocate Association is seeking volunteers to serve children in East Baton Rouge Parish. Volunteers speak up for abused children to help them reach safe, permanent homes.

The association is accepting people into its next volunteer training course, which begins April 18. No special background is required. Volunteers must attend a 45-minute orientation session at the association office, 848 Louisiana Ave. Upcoming sessions will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. March 30.

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

VITA Tax Assistance

VITA Tax Assistance continues to offer help to qualified people with preparing and electronically filing income tax returns at no charge:

FAIRWOOD: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday; and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 23

JONES CREEK: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 23.

Appointments are required; call (225) 924-9380 for Fairwood or (225) 756-1140 for Jones Creek.

Retro Game Day

Adults seeking youthful nostalgia can play retro video games on the NES and Nintendo 64 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.

Health education class

Humana is offering a class on caring for a loved one with dementia at 1 p.m. Monday at its Humana Community Location, 10330 U.S. 61. The class is free and open to the public.

Call (225) 442-6100 for details or to RSVP.

Nighttime storytime

Fairwood Branch Library's nighttime storytime for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wear pajamas and bring pillows and blankets. The library cannot accommodate groups.

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