Black History celebration

The Zachary Community School District is holding its annual "Black History Month Celebration: A Celebration of the Heart and Soul of African-Americans Influence in the Arts," on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Zachary High Visual and Performing Arts Center. Zachary High students will direct and perform music, theatrical pieces, poetry and dance. A raffle of music, movies and literary selections for children and adults will also be held. 

Zachary Elementary Living History Museum is at 6:30 p.m., and stage performances start at 7 p.m.

Relay for Life breakfast

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with Cat in the Hat and friends to benefit Relay for Life of Zachary-Baker. The event is at 9 a.m. Feb. 24. Tickets are $5 and available at the church office, 1322 Church St., Zachary.  

Cancer awareness

Lane Regional Medical Center will be distributing free "Ez Detect" test kits from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the hospital’s front lobby, 6300 Main St., Zachary.

A hospital news release said this test is the most advanced home test available to detect hidden blood in the stool which can be a sign of a problem in the digestive system, such as a growth, or polyp, or cancer in the colon or rectum. The screening kits are for use in the privacy of the home and are simple to use.

Individuals who have a personal or family history of lower intestinal disorders, colorectal cancers or other cancers should perform this test at least once a year. The test is not a substitute for a regular examination by a physician but may indicate the need for one.

Registration is not required. For information, call (225) 658-4587.

Lenten service

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church is holding Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. Fridays during Lent. 

Career fair

Baker's Career and Education Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at the Baker Municipal Center, 3325 Groom Road. The event is a chance to meet entry-level applicants for jobs, as well as discover education opportunities. To participate as a vendor and volunteer, contact Dianne Clay at (225) 778-0300 or

Concert at The Pointe

The Original Magnolia String Quartet is performing Tuesday at The Point at Americana. Tickets are on sale for $15 for Regional Arts Council of Zachary members and $20 for nonmembers. Buying a series ticket has a discount. Visit to purchase tickets. 

Send news, events and photos for the Baker, Chaneyville, Pride and Zachary areas to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.