The Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Women’s Week, Sept. 19-28. This event will focus on giving women tools to empower themselves and will present more than 150 activities, workshops and classes throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area, including:

Career Inspiration: Online Job Hunting: Learn about different career exploration techniques from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Main Library at Goodwood.

Stuff Buster: De?Clutter to De?Stress: If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years, this is the perfect program to get you started and on your way to simplifying your space. Local professional organizer Teresa Taylor will give you tips, techniques and products. 6 p.m., Sept. 22, Scotlandville Branch. Registration is required.

Social Media for the Job Search: To learn more about how social media can help in a job search, come to this seminar from noon to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 24, at the Main Library at Goodwood’s second floor Tech Lab. The class will include LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine: This special nutrition, health and inspiration workshop will be presented by Janel Chatman. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sept. 22 at the Main Library’s large conference room.

For information, call (225) 252-6688.

Mother’s Day Out

Mother’s Day Out is a program designed for parents who want to help their children ease into socialization. Children will learn the alphabet, numbers, colors and related themes.

The program starts Sept. 16, and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Manship branch of the YMCA. For ages 3 to 5, and children must turn 3 by Jan. 1, and be potty-trained. Registration is $25 for members, and $35 for nonmembers. Call (225) 767-9622; or email

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