The 20th annual grandparents and other relatives raising children conference is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline.

The objective of the conference is to provide grandparents with resources and information to ease the responsibility of rearing grandchildren. Topics include legal issues, school resources, social services and healthy lifestyles. Local agencies will also be available to distribute informational materials.

The cost of the conference is free for participants. To register, call 361-883-3935 or 361-232-5156.

Event sponsors include Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend, Arms Wide Adoption Services, Brush Country Co-Op, City of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department, Corpus Christi Independent School District, Driscoll Children's Hospital-Injury Prevention, Education Service Center-Region 2, Mayor's Council on Aging, Methodist Children's Home Family Outreach, Nueces County Community Action Agency Birth-to-Five/Head Start, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Program, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services-Child Protective Services Division, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and United Way of the Coastal Bend - Success by 6.