East Feliciana 4-H enrollment continues through Friday. If your child has not enrolled through his or her school, email East Feliciana Assistant Extension Agent Leanna Cupit for an enrollment card.

The card and $5 in dues must be sent to the 4-H Office at LSU AgCenter’s Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road, Clinton.

4-H Homeschool Club

East Feliciana 4-H Homeschool Club members will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the 4-H Office in Clinton.

For information, call East Feliciana Assistant Extension Agent Leanna Cupit at (225) 683-3101 or email lcupit@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Gardeners, ‘bee friendly’

East Feliciana’s Betty Miley, of Maypop Hill Nursery in Norwood, urges gardeners and others to “bee friendly” by encouraging beneficial insects in the garden such as native ladybugs, bees, dragonflies, ant lions, lacewings, butterflies, praying mantises, fireflies, soldier beetles, assassin bugs and other useful insects to pollinate flowers, control pest insects and decompose matter and aerate soil.

Author of “Geaux Native! in Your Louisiana Yard,” Miley specializes in sustainable land use, plants and flowers native to Louisiana and the Southeast as well as fruit and vegetable plants that grow well in the humid South.

Miley and her husband L.J. attend garden shows and plant society meetings throughout the year, selling some of their plants at the Clinton Market.

Miley also cautions against the use of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. She says they have decimated populations of European honey bees and our native bees.

To learn more about Maypop Hill or to receive an occasional newsletter, email maypophill@wildblue.net.

Council on Aging

The East Feliciana Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St., Clinton, provides services for cancer sufferers in the East Feliciana area by supplying nutritional drinks, bed pads, dental products and more.

The cancer-related items are delivered monthly to the center.

Activities, events, programs and services for the elderly in East Feliciana are provided weekdays.

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

FRIDAY: arthritis movement exercise class starts at 11 a.m.

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

TUESDAY: Joe Littlejohn on the harmonica begins playing at 11 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bingo at 11 a.m. followed by cancer services.

FEB. 5: Prayer devotional begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by blood pressure checks.

FEB. 6: Arthritis movement exercise class starts at 11 a.m.

Clinton Mardi Gras Parade

Feliciana Family & Friends and Last of a Dying Breed riding club are set to host the 10th annual Clinton Mardi Gras Parade. The theme is “Masquerading in the Felicianas.”

Beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 7, the parade will roll through downtown Clinton. Diane Deaton, of WAFB, is the grand marshal. The deadline to enter is Feb. 4.

For information, contact Shirley Flowers at (225) 615-5137; Mildred Worrell at (225) 937-9410; Tracy King at (225) 978-2406; or Tongia Sanders at (225) 719-0586.

Lunch with Deborah Burst

Deborah Burst, author of “Louisiana’s Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo,” will be the guest of The Friends of the Clinton Library at a luncheon at noon Feb. 12 at Clinton Presbyterian Church, 11023 Bank St.

Burst combines her love for art, history and architecture into a poetic trail of churches, cemeteries and voodoo ceremonies.

A lunch of soup and salad will be served for a $5 donation to Friends of the Clinton Library. For information, email Faye Talbot at stanthonygirl1@hotmail.com.

Send news, photos and your Around East Feliciana events to sgill@theadvocate.com by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.