Shredding stations 

While preparing your taxes, take time to gather up old documents that need to be shredded to take advantage of Community Shred Days sponsored by the Bank of Zachary. The first event will be April 14 at the Main Branch, 4743 Main St., Zachary. The second event will be April 21 at the Central Branch, 13444 Hooper Road, Central. Disposal of confidential documents is free from 9 a.m. to noon both days.

Meet your councilman 

Metro Councilman Trae Welch, District 1, will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the Zachary Sheriff Sub Station, 23060 Brian Road, Zachary.

Little League starting

Baker Little League is holding registration from 10 a.m. to noon March 3 and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 at 2640 N. Magnolia Drive. Evaluation of players will be held the same day. Registration fee is $45 for the first child and $35 dollars for additional children. Contact Hazel Dunn Mitchell at (225) 223-3087 or call (225) 802-6233.

East egg hunt

Baker Civic Club is hosting its 10th annual Easter egg hunt on March 18 at 2640 N. Magnolia Drive, Baker. The hunt will begin promptly at 2 p.m. There will be other games and activities, as well as refreshments. The event, co-hosted by Baker New Life Baptist Church, is free and open to the community.

Cancer awareness

Lane Regional Medical Center will be distributing free "EZ Detect" test kits from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the hospital’s front lobby, 6300 Main St., Zachary.

Lenten service

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church is holding Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. Fridays during Lent. 

Career fair

Baker's Career and Education Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at the Baker Municipal Center, 3325 Groom Road. The event is a chance to meet entry-level applicants for jobs, as well as discover educational opportunities. To participate as a vendor and volunteer, contact Dianne Clay at (225) 778-0300 or

Fundraising lessons

Xavier University of Louisiana and Sanford Institute of Philanthropy are holding a session called "Become a Master at Donor Prospecting" at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the East Baton Rouge Parish Greenwell Springs Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge. The meeting is $45 for the first two participants from the same organization and $22.50 for each additional participant. For more information or to register, visit or call Sharon Johnson at (225) 247-6738.

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