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Stacy Gill

The East Feliciana Parish Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council and District Attorney Samuel D’Aquilla, invite families to a community event that will allow residents to turn in expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson Civic Center, 2084 La. 10, drug council members will be accepting medications so residents can drive in, drop off and drive out, Rhonda Torrence, council president, said.

Any unwanted medications — no illicit drugs accepted — should be placed in unlabeled pill bottles or inside a plastic bag.

No names or questions will be asked, Torrence said.

A dunking booth featuring Jackson and parish officials will be featured as well as refreshments.

For information, call Tammy Garig, community liaison, at (225) 301-4724 or email

Life cycle of a tree

Life Cycle of a Tree will be presented at 11 a.m. Saturday at Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 U.S. 61, Jackson.

Join the site ranger for a walk through the forest to look at plants and trees of various ages and investigate a tree’s role in its ecosystem throughout its own life cycle.

For information, call (225) 654-3775.

Keep East Feliciana clean

As a reminder, Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s local affiliate, Keep East Feliciana Beautiful, meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the East Feliciana Parish Police Jury office building, 12064 Marston St., Clinton.

Volunteers are always needed for clean-up efforts, adopt a road projects or to be on the board.

KEFB will furnish bags for your litter and trash clearing efforts.

For do-it-yourself recycling hints and tips to turn trash into treasure, visit KEFB on Facebook at

Council on Aging picnic

The East Feliciana Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St., will hosts its annual picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15 at Camp Avondale, 14433 La. 10, Clinton.

Seniors aged 60 and above are invited but must reserve their meals by calling (225) 683-9862.

The theme — Hunting for the Good Life — encourages seniors to dress in camouflage or hunting outfits to win prizes. Bingo, door prizes, games and a fish fry will be featured.

The Council on Aging 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.

Public transportation to East Baton Rouge Parish is provided Monday through Friday by the East Feliciana transit system.

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

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

TUESDAY: 11 a.m., games

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo

MAY 14: 11:30 a.m. devotional followed by blood pressure checks

MAY 15: 10 a.m., picnic

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