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

Public transportation to East Baton Rouge Parish is provided Monday through Friday by the East Feliciana Transit system. For information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class.

MONDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class followed by a combined Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras party.

TUESDAY: Closed for Mardi Gras

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo

FEB. 19: 11:30 a.m., devotional followed by blood pressure checks

FEB. 20: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class.

Wilson parade planned

Wilson officials are accepting entries for its “Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler” parade that rolls at 11 a.m. Saturday.

If you have a float, marching group or riding group and would like to be part of the Wilson Mardi Gras parade, there is no fee to enter; however, ATVs and four-wheelers are prohibited from entering.

“Everyone is invited to attend this ‘good times’ parade in a family-friendly atmosphere,” said Tammy Garig, of the Wilson Police Department.

To enter, contact Debra Thomas at (225) 244-3256 or call the town hall in Wilson at (225) 629-5415.

Senior employment program

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is accepting applications for its Senior Community Service Employment Program that allows senior citizens to work part-time with governmental and nonprofit agencies while earning minimum wage and learning workforce skills.

This program is perfect for those who are retired but have a desire to go back to work. Catholic Charities helps with the challenges that some elderly workers encounter.

Senior citizens can learn new job skills and get help transition to a permanent position with weekly workshops that brush up on interviews, résumés and job searches.

If you are 55 or older, meet the income guidelines and live in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, East Feliciana or Pointe Coupee parishes, the diocese can help you find a paid, employment training position.

There are no fees or costs for this program. To see if you qualify, contact Catholic Charities at (225) 336-8700, extension 309.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful grant program

The Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s Healthy Communities grants program is accepting grant applications until April 10.

Nonprofit organizations, youth groups, schools and municipalities are encouraged to apply.

Grants vary from $1,000 to $10,000.

The grant program is designed to encourage community action in the specific areas of litter abatement, waste reduction, education and environmental stewardship, training, litter enforcement and recycling.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful supports strong, sustainable, action-oriented programs dedicated to its mission of demonstrating a commitment to community education, volunteer engagement and behavioral change, according to KLB.

Since 2004, KLB has awarded $2.5 million in grants to local communities for programs such as school anti-litter programs and recycling programs, waterway cleanup and community recycling collections.

“The grants program is so important because it allows KLB to extend its reach into local communities throughout the state.

“Local groups are able to increase the value of the grant by engaging additional partners and community volunteers,” KLB affiliate coordinator Sarah Kelley said.

Download the grant application at www.keeplouisiana, or for information, contact Kelley at skelley@keeplouisiana or (318) 780-4416.

Keep East Feliciana Beautiful is one of KLB’s 39 affiliate organizations.

Send feedback and events for Around East Feliciana to Stacy Gill at or call (225) 993-0066.