Several activities for children and adults are planned in May at the Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.

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Here are a few things planned at the library:

Happy Tears

Sheran Duncan, a women’s wellness coach from Happy Tears, Inc., will host a mother-daughter tea from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Happy Tears is committed to bringing women together to encourage, inspire and empower one another, a news release from the library said. This is the fourth in her series of wellness programs.

Call 756-1150 to register for this program for adults.

Win a free book

Stop by the library’s Children’s Room from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 to May 10 to register to win a free book in celebration of Children’s Book Week.

Get Scrabbling

The library’s Dabble in Scrabble program starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Adults can play this popular word game during a 2-hour program.

Crochet with plastic bags

Learn how to turn plastic bags into plastic yarn, called plarn, at a workshop at 1 p.m. May 5.

Instruction on two simple crochet stitches turns plarn into a lightweight, weather resistant sleeping mat that can be used by homeless persons.

Schools top fundraising list

Community Coffee recently announced the top fundraising schools in its Community Cash for Schools program, which awards money to schools for collecting its coffee products’ UPC labels.

This year, 833 schools across the region collected more than 3.7 million UPCs.

Top schools in the Baton Rouge area included St. Aloysius School, $2,522.90 and Our Lady Of Mercy, $2,700.

Local public and private schools have earned millions of dollars from the Community Cash for Schools program, now in its 26th year, a news release said. The schools can use the money any way they choose, whether that is playground equipment, computers, educational supplies or other needed items, the release said. The program is open to local public and private schools.

For information on the Community Cash for Schools program, visit and enroll online or call (800) 525-5583.

Contact Southeast Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email, Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.