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Stacy Gill

The first day of school for East Feliciana Parish students is Friday, Aug. 6.

Slaughter Elementary, 3170 Church St., will host two orientations for prekindergarten through sixth-graders beginning at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Parents and students may attend either session.

Clinton Elementary, 10701 Reiley St., will host a meet-and-greet session for students in prekindergarten through fifth grade and their parents from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 in the school cafeteria.

Slaughter Community Charter School, 2944 La. 412 West, will host its seventh-grade orientation from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5.

Jackson Elementary, 3505 La. 10, will host a Meet the Teachers event for students in prekindergarten through fifth grade from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

Council on Aging activities include exercise, health

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 on weekdays 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., Joe Littlejohn performs on the harmonica

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo followed by cancer services

AUG. 6: 11:30 a.m., devotional followed by blood pressure checks

AUG. 7: 11 a.m., exercise class

Back-to-School Bash is set for park in Wilson

The Wilson Community Youth Organization, in partnership with the Wilson Police Department, will host its annual Back-to-School Bash beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Calvin Jackson Memorial Park in Wilson.

The event — themed “Safety First in Your Schools and Communities” — is open to school-aged children in East Feliciana Parish.

Several safety demonstrations and fun activities are planned.

“We would like to educate our youth about the importance of safety first in their homes, schools and communities,” said Debra Thomas, president of the Wilson Community Youth Organization. “We want people and organizations to know that their participation and donations will make all the difference to the future of our youth.”

Area businesses, organizations, civic, church, and community and parish officials are invited to participate by setting up booths or tents with the equipment they need for the day, as well as information and promotional items.

For special accommodations, call Thomas at (225) 244-3256 or Tammy Garig at (225) 301-4724.

To attend or to donate supplies, call Thomas or Garig by Friday.

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