The Feliciana Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU will sponsor a trip to Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge near St. Francisville on Friday. The visit will include a talk on the refuge, a short hike to the national champion baldcypress tree and a secondary hike on the Blackfork walking trail.

To participate, meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the parking lot of First Baptist Church at La. 10 and U.S. 61 in St. Francisville.

Bring your own broom

A cleanup effort in Zachary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday will include members of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts and Kiwanis Clubs, along with city employees and officials.

The event begins at the historic railroad depot on Main Street. Volunteers are invited.

Minds and bodies

Lane Regional Medical Center will hold a Mind and Body Health Fair on Oct. 29 at 6180 Main St., Zachary, featuring free screenings for adult and children’s attention deficit disorder, blood pressure, body mass index, depression, dementia, glucose, panic disorder and social anxiety.

You’re invited to visit with participants Stephanie Skinner, a clinical social worker, and Brittany Smith, a pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in child and adolescent mental health. For more information, call Lane Behavioral Health Services, (225) 658-6640.

Halloween party

The Clinton branch of the Audubon Regional Library is having a Halloween party for youngsters from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, featuring stories, crafts and snacks.

Golf sponsors needed

The Zachary High School Drama Department is seeking sponsors for a three-player scramble golf tournament set Oct. 29 at The Oaks at Sherwood Golf Club.

Proceeds will help fund ZHS Drama activities, including a spring musical theater performance and trips to New Orleans and London to see professional theatrical productions.

Call Zachary High School at (225) 654-2776 to inquire about sponsorships or donating door prizes.

Yellow Leaf Arts Festival

Arts for All of St. Francisville’s ninth annual Yellow Leaf Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29-30 in the town’s Parker Park. Nature photographer C.C. Lockwood will be the artist-in-residence, and 55 artists will display their work.

The closing event is a screening of the Angola documentary “Music from the Big House,” with blues and jazz singer Rita Chiarelli performing live. Visit

Golf clubhouse moving

The Woody Dumas Memorial Golf Course will close Monday to move all necessary equipment from the old clubhouse to The Waterfront building in nearby Greenwood Community Park, 13350 La. 19, Baker. The course will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday.

All of the new improvements at Greenwood will be open with a celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; e-mail: Deadline: noon Wednesday.