Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Two Movie in the Park events remain — one on Friday in Clinton and the other slated for Aug. 14 in Norwood. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets for the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

In Clinton, the movie, which is undetermined, will be shown at the American Legion Park on Liberty Highway.

In Norwood, “The Croods” will be shown on Main Street.

There is no admission fee, and everyone is welcome.

The Movie in the Park events are sponsored by the East Feliciana Parish Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council and District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla’s office.

Council on Aging activities

The East Feliciana Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St., Clinton, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most activities start at 11 a.m., and lunch is served at noon.

East Feliciana Parish Public Transit offers transportation for seniors Monday through Friday to East Baton Rouge Parish.

Call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862 for information.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m., exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m., exercise class

TUESDAY: 11 a.m., games

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo

AUG. 13: 11:30 a.m., devotional followed by blood pressure checks

AUG. 14: 11 a.m., exercise class by St. Francisville Country Manor

Games will be played

At Centenary State Historic Site, 3522 College St., in Jackson, park staff will present 1800s-era toys and games beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Visitors will learn about the history of and participate in the many different toys and games played by children in the 1800s.

Featured will be bilbo-catchers, checkers, chess, croquet, cup and ball, graces, hoop and stick, horseshoes, Jacob’s ladder and many more. Call (225) 634-7925 for information.

Port Hudson events planned

On Saturdays and Sundays in August, Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 U.S. 61, Jackson will feature musket demonstrations at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Visitors will be shown demonstrations of various Civil War small arms weapons and hear about the experiences of riflemen from either the Union or Confederate armies.

Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability. Call (225) 654-3775 for information.

Railroaders host open house

The Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders host an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Located at the Republic of West Florida Historical Museum, 3406 College St., in Jackson, the next open house is scheduled for Saturday, and families are invited to check out the model trains in various scale sizes as they run indoors and out.

Visit for information.

Back-to-school fun

A swim party for families of Ethel and Jackson United Methodist churches will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Tomb residence. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.

Email for information.

Artwork sought for Jackson

East Feliciana Parish is gearing up for the Jackson Bicentennial Celebration, slated for Sept. 26, and will include antiques, art, music, wine tasting and complimentary trolley rides.

Area artists are invited to participate, at no cost, in an art show and sale to be held during the day.

Since art will shown throughout the Jackson Cultural District, no sales tax on original artwork will be applied.

For information or to submit work, call Donna Kilbourne at (225) 683-8673 or email, or call Mary Jo Salmon at (225) 978-9687 or email

Artists do not have to be present for the show but are encouraged to attend.

Send news and events for Around East Feliciana to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.