Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s office has partnered with the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana Appleseed, Louisiana Legal Services and the Louisiana Civil Justice Center to offer a series of free workshops on mortgages and personal finance titled “LMAP: Getting Your House in Order.”
The statewide tour, which kicked off April 22 and includes stops in Baker and Baton Rouge, assists Louisiana consumers in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, observed every April.
Experts from the banking, real estate and legal field will offer education on first-time home buying, refinancing, reverse mortgages and other financial matters, Caldwell said.
The Louisiana Mortgage Assistance Program was established by Caldwell to provide financial information and counseling on foreclosure prevention, wrongful foreclosure, loan modification, principle reduction, refinancing and related services.
In Baker, the free seminar begins at 10 a.m. April 29 in the meeting room of the Baker Library, 3501 Groom Road.
Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society’s Baker/Zachary Relay for Life event is from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday at BREC’s Zachary Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway.
Relay for Life events provide an opportunity for communities to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back by raising awareness against the disease. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in Relay for Life, raising much-needed funds and awareness in an effort to save lives from cancer.
This year, Relay for Life has a movie theme — Lights, Camera, Cure — and will feature games, food and entertainment with proceeds supporting American Cancer Society with research, health services, transportation to treatment, education and prevention.
For information, call Shea Malbreaugh, Baker/Zachary Relay coordinator, at (225) 301-0333 or Angela Nantamu at (225) 767-4563.
Powderpuff football game
A powderpuff flag football game was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Friday after rain postponed the April 14 event.
In recognition of the districtwide kindness initiative, Rachel’s Challenge, and realizing teachers’ funds are limited, several girls at Zachary High School have been motivated to raise funds for teachers to purchase materials and attend professional development courses.
Members of the Bronco Belles dance team, ZHS cheerleaders and several other female students have formed two teams to compete in a friendly game of powderpuff flag football.
The girls have been practicing after school and will be coached by members of the Broncos basketball and football teams.
Acts of kindness performed by classmates throughout the year have been written on paper chain links and will be stretched across the field at halftime. All proceeds from the game will benefit Foundation Assisting Zachary Education and the Senior Fund to pay for various senior class activities and scholarships.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday. Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults.
AARP driver safety course
An AARP driver safety course will be held at Lane Regional Medical Center’s Diagnostic Center and Medical Plaza from noon to 4 p.m. April 30.
The classroom refresher course for drivers 50 and older will teach the effects of aging related to driving and how to adjust and remain safe on the roads.
Most auto insurance companies provide a multiyear discount to course graduates.
Class size is limited and registration is required. For information or to preregister, call (225) 658-4587.
Student talents showcased
The Zachary Community School District’s Talented Arts Program will present Arts Alive 2015, a two-night showcase of talented theater, music and visual arts at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Zachary High School.
The elementary showcase will feature a visual arts gallery that will open for exhibition beginning at 4 p.m. followed by music at 5:45 p.m. and theater at 6 p.m. on April 30.
The middle and high school showcase begins with its visual arts exhibition at 5 p.m., music at 5:45 p.m. and theater at 6 p.m. May 1.
The showcases will feature work created by students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Both events are free and open to the community, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.