Be a Super Hero

Don’t miss out on your chance to help out local heroes by joining the Super Hero 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Zachary Rotary Club and benefiting police, fire and EMS. This family-friendly fundraiser will kick off at 8:30 a.m. March 25 with a 1-mile Fun Run followed by a 5K race through the Americana Development in Zachary.

All participants will receive a super hero cape and mask, and 5K participants will receive a T-shirt. Registration is $20 for the 1-mile, $30 for the 5K. Awards will be given out by age groups.

To register online, visit, click “Event Calendar” and scroll to the Super Hero Fun Run and 5K.

Brighten your night

Catch the gardening bug at the Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., on March 23 when the Louisiana Master Gardeners present a two-part class for adults.

The 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. evening will start off with learning how to entice pollinators to your gardens. Find out how to attract butterflies from our area to your backyard. The second portion of the program will explain how to light up the night with a moonlight garden. Learn about plants that bloom in the evening, including information on selection, care and nighttime pollinators.

For information, call (225) 658-1840.

Time for bed

Stop by the Zachary High School gym from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for the 2nd annual ZHS Mattress Fundraiser. Mattresses of all sizes and assorted brands will be on display, as well as adjustable beds, pillows and mattress protectors. Layaway and delivery are available. All proceeds will benefit the ZHS band.

Help a child in need

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

CASA 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 CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave., Baton Rouge. Upcoming sessions will be held at 5 p.m. March 16, 1 p.m. March 21 and 3 p.m. March 30.

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

Check this out

The East Baton Rouge Library is accepting applications for the Human Library, a program in which patrons can check out Living Books — people — who share the story of their lives in a one-on-one conversation. This program for adults aims to help expand understanding, present different perspectives and challenge stereotypes through dialogue.

If you are a member of a group that is often marginalized or misunderstood, or if you have a unique life perspective, the online application may be found at

For information, call Ned Denby at (225) 231-3750.

Spring Green at the zoo

Head over to BREC Baton Rouge Zoo from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and celebrate being green. Learn what you can do to help wild animals and wild places at special amphitheater programs. Games and crafts also will be available for children.

Send news, events and photos for the Baker, Chaneyville, Pride and Zachary areas to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.