Registration is underway for the fourth annual Terracon Golf Benefit for the Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Association.

The four-person scramble will be March 30 at the University Club of Baton Rouge, 15333 Memorial Tower Drive.

Proceeds from the golf tournament support Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected youth living in foster care to help them reach safe, permanent homes, a news release from CASA said.

The fundraiser enables the organization to continue providing a CASA volunteer for every child in East Baton Rouge Parish who needs one, the release said.

The event is sponsored by Terracon, an engineering consulting firm specializing in environmental, geotechnical and construction materials testing services. The 2014 golf tournament raised about $6,000 to support CASA’s advocacy efforts, the release said.

To register for the tournament, call Lisa Smith at Terracon at (225) 239-2644 or email For information about CASA, visit

Database searches

The Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge, will host an Introduction to the Library’s Online Catalog and Databases class from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Patrons can learn how they can locate books, place holds and renew items, and access databases with full text magazines and thousands of books, from their home computers. To register, call (225)756-1150.

Finance seminar

A Financial Health seminar will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge.

Bennett Blackledge, of GulfCoast Bank & Trust Company, will conduct a seminar for those who want to understand where their money goes every month. Call (225) 756-1150 to register.

Meet tutors

An expo to introduce tutors in the Baton Rouge area to parents who need services for their child will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Area tutors will be spotlighted, library officials said. Parents who are looking for tutors for their children are invited to come and meet the tutors, and discuss the subjects that are their specialties. Call (225) 756-1180.

Dabble in Scrabble

The Jones Creek Regional Library will cater to word game enthusiasts when it hosts Dabble in Scrabble from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Prizes will be awarded. The library is located at 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge. Call (225) 756-1180.

Yarn medallions

Teenagers can create colorful, unique medallions from yarn and plastic canvas during the Jones Creek Regional Library’s do-it-yourself yarn medallion session. Patrons can craft a key chain or simply clip the medallion to their bookbag. The session will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge. Call (225) 756-1170.

Contact Southeast Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: noon Monday.