Several events are planned in the area to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., and the loss of lives aboard a hijacked airliner.
The Baker Fire Department is displaying memorial frames honoring 50 of the 343 New York firefighters and first responders killed in the World Trade Center attacks.
The display is placed around the flagpole at the Groom Road station and may be viewed through Sept. 14.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 in front of the station. The public is invited.
The Jackson Lions Club plans a program at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the gazebo across the street from the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department’s station on La. 10.
Firefighters, police officers and other public safety personnel will be honored.
Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter 3 plans a Freedom Walk at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at Parker Park in St. Francisville. A ceremony will follow the walk, and free food and drinks will be available.
The Greater St. Francisville Chamber of Commerce is cooking up a fundraiser called “Smokin’ in da Ville” on Friday and Saturday at the West Feliciana Sports Park, off U.S. 61 a mile north of St. Francisville.
The gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.
Eat your fill of barbecue treats, enjoy a car show and listen to gospel, country, swamp pop, zydeco and rhythm and blues.
Admission is $20.
Dr. Adam Whatley, an orthopaedic surgeon with Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic, will address arthritis associated with knee pain and other orthopaedic concerns during an “Ask the Doctor” Lunch and Learn session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Staff Development Classroom at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary.
One of the most common causes of debilitating knee problems is arthritis.
Advance reservations are required by calling (225) 654-LANE (654-5263).
The session is free and includes a light lunch.
Clinton market Saturday
The Clinton Community Market on Saturday welcomes David Spiess and his wildlife art display of indoor-outdoor buck mounts just in time for hunting season.
The market, open from 8 a.m. until the afternoon, also features vendors with unusual and creative art and gifts, produce, plants, utility items and more. Music by the Bayou Blasters will be featured.
Bag sale planned
Dorcas Door, the thrift store at 11152 Church St. behind First Baptist Church in Clinton, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon during Market Day Saturday for a bag sale ($4 a bag) of summer clothes, new and nearly new clothes and small items.
Friends of Centenary will celebrate the reopening of Centenary State Historic Site in Jackson with a program at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at the park, 3522 College St. Lemonade and cookies will be served.