Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Centenary State Historic Site, 3522 College St., Jackson, offers daily site tours of the commemorative park from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The tour begins at the Professor’s House and consists of an introduction to the site’s history and a walk-through of the house. The tour continues outside and passes by the original locations of the east wing dormitory and main academic building on the way to the west wing dormitory. Once at the west wing, the exhibit room, dorm room, hospital room and classroom will be toured.

A new introductory history video will be shown to visitors.

For more information, call (225) 634-7925.

Council on Aging

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

Devotionals on Thursdays feature someone from a local church giving a spiritual talk for about 20 minutes, said Dolly Zimmer, with the Council on Aging.

In addition to daily activities for seniors, public transportation to East Baton Rouge Parish is provided Monday through Friday by the East Feliciana Public Transit. For information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862.

THURSDAY, JAN. 22: Devotional at 11:30 a.m. followed by blood pressure checks

FRIDAY, JAN. 23: Arthritis movement exercise class begins at 11 a.m.

Wal-Mart job fair

A job fair for those interested in employment at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Clinton will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Clinton City Hall, 11209 Bank St.

If attending the job fair, you must complete an online application at or by visiting the hiring kiosk at Customer Service of the Zachary Wal-Mart Supercenter, 5801 Main St., prior to coming to the job fair. Select “Cashier” for store No. 428 and store No. 3839 on your application for hiring purposes.

For information, call the Zachary Wal-Mart at (225) 654-0313.

Founders Day

The town of Jackson is set to celebrate its 200th birthday Saturday, Jan. 31, and intends to keep celebrating with a yearlong Bicentennial Bash.

According to Mary Jo Salmon, chairwoman for the Bicentennial Bash commission, events are planned throughout the year as well as on Jan. 31 for Founder’s Day.

Activities on Charter Street (Main Street) and at Centenary State Historic Site will include: guided trolley tours of the Historic District; contests, prizes, open houses and specials at Jackson businesses and shops; and a family poker run, tours and an afternoon concert at Centenary Site. Visits to the model train exhibits, Republic of West Florida Museum and Charter Street Studio are encouraged.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is expected to speak in the afternoon. Cake and hot cider will be served.

Everyone who attends will receive a souvenir pin. Historic costumes from any period in the 19th century are encouraged but not mandatory.

Jackson residents as well as friends and visitors from neighboring communities are invited.

All events are free.

In case of inclement weather, all music will be moved to Jackson United Methodist Church, 1727 Sycamore St.

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