Estate planning

Who gets what when you’re gone? Learn about estate planning at this event.

WHAT: “Louisiana Estate Planning: Some Things You Should Know,” topic of the YWCA Connections Luncheon.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6.

WHERE: Juban’s Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road.

COST: $20 (register before Friday); $25 after Friday; $17 for students.

REGISTRATION: Visit or call (225) 383-0681.

DETAILS: Kean Miller attorneys will give an overview of estate planning in Louisiana, including terminology, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, beneficiary designations and more.

Raffle, golf tourney

Here’s your chance to help in the autism fight.

WHAT: Battle Against Autism Car Raffle and Golf Tournament.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 12.

WHERE: Golf tourney at Country Club of Louisiana, followed by the raffle of a 2011 Ford Explorer XLT by Robinson Brothers and the Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation.

COSTS: Golf tournament packages are available for the three-player scramble. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 1,500 will be sold.

TICKETS & INFO: Visit or call (888) 566-8841.

DETAILS: The event benefits a new facility and expansion of all BRSHF programs, especially those for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Children’s health

Attend this event to find out more about healthy living for youngsters.

WHAT: “Childhood Health, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention,” presented by the Academic Distinction Fund as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 7. Registration from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the program from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish School System Instructional Resource Center, 1022 S. Foster Drive, next to EBR School Board Office.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Register by emailing or calling (225) 922-4560.

DETAILS: Melinda S. Sothern, a national spokeswoman for raising healthy youngsters, will present “Fit and Trim Kids: Promoting Health, Preventing Obesity.” Sothern will focus on research-based information on the negative impacts of poor nutrition and childhood obesity on academic success. She will provide practical and proven guidelines for what does and doesn’t work in the areas of nutrition, exercise and raising healthy children.