About Town for Jan. 5, 2014

CASA PROGRAMS

WHAT: Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers’ orientation sessions.

WHEN: Noon Jan. 8 and Jan. 23; 6 p.m. Jan. 30.

WHERE: 848 Louisiana Ave.

INFORMATION: (225) 379-8598; casabr.org

DETAILS: Volunteers speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in foster care to help them reach safe, permanent homes. The orientation sessions will provide more information about becoming a CASA volunteer.

SPRING GARDEN PROGRAMS

WHAT: East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners programs for home gardeners.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23.

WHERE: Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

COST: Free.

DETAILS: The schedule for the three two-part evening programs are: Jan. 9 — component selection and installation for micro irrigation and learning the role of color in the spring garden and achieving the best results; Jan. 16 — successful planting and care for citrus trees in a home setting and the benefits of birds and other wildlife to the scene; Jan. 23 — identifying and managing garden pests (weeds and insects) and the most effective, safe control of both.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

WHAT: Recycle Your Electronics Day.

WHEN: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Furniture Mart, 8620 Airline Highway.

INFORMATION: Call (225) 379-3577 or visit wbrz.com.

DETAILS: Sponsored by WBRZ-TV Channel 2 and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, which will have staff on hand to remove items from vehicles. Businesses with large donations should contact CACRC. Items to be collected include computer hardware and accessories; networking equipment; processors; circuit boards; telephones; telephone systems; cell phones/bag phones; pagers; fax machines; security systems; stereos; mp3 players; DVD and VHS players; digital still and video cameras; DVRs; digital picture frames; portable navigation/GPS devices; video games; game consoles and accessories; monitors; telephone/computer cables; uninterruptible power supplies; printers; toner; and ink jet cartridges. Do not bring televisions of any type, appliances, furniture and copiers. Some items will be refurbished and sold to the public, discounted for low-income families or given to schools and community centers. Electronics that cannot be reused will be stripped and their parts recycled.