The 47th annual Jackson Assembly Antiques Show and Sale runs Friday through Sunday in Jackson, featuring fine antiques and collectibles, a self-guided tour of the town’s Historic District, exhibits and demonstrations at Centenary State Historic Site and an art show and sale by regional artists. Visitors may tour Brown Cottage, believed to be the oldest standing structure in Jackson, each day from noon to 4 p.m.
The $10 admission fee includes the antiques show, art show, Brown Cottage tour and entrance to Centenary Historic Site, good for all three days.
As an added treat, Centenary will host the Cajun Classic Chevy Club’s classic auto show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, while the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders members will have an open house at their facility behind the museum at 3406 College St. Live steam engines are featured on some models.
Vets cemetery dedication
Retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki, now secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. Saturday dedication of the new Louisiana National Cemetery on West Mount Pleasant Road west of Zachary, which is the entrance road to Georgia Pacific’s paper mill.
A 2:30 p.m. Sunday open house in Zachary will celebrate the Virginia Street Historic District’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Zachary properties listed in the National Register are the Jonathan Benda Home (Ratcliff House, circa 1903), McHugh House (circa 1903), Allison House (circa 1898), Bauman House (circa 1901), and The Nouveau Coiffure Salon (Fields House, circa 1898).
High school plant sale
The Zachary High Agriscience Department and FFA will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale in the school’s production greenhouse, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through March 30, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The greenhouses are on Ada Street., at the back of the campus near the stadium.
Walk and health fair
The Zachary Community Wellness Walk and Health Fair will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday with a hike from the LeBlanc’s Supermarket parking lot to the Zachary High School gym, where the free health fair will run until 11:30 a.m.
Port Hudson re-enactment
Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary is hosting the annual re-enactment of the siege of Port Hudson Saturday and Sunday, with the park open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Easter egg hunt
The Baker Civic Club invites children 12 and younger to its fourth annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday at the clubhouse, 2640 N. Magnolia Drive.
Real men wear pink
The fourth annual Real Men Wear Pink baseball games between Zachary High and Parkview Baptist will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Parkview and 1 p.m. March 31 at the Zachary Youth Park, featuring the players decked out in pink jerseys donated by Lane Regional Medical Center.
Donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness will be accepted in lieu of admission.
To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: noon Wednesday.