Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

The next session of a research-based, strength training program called Strong Women begins Jan. 8. Classes will be at the West Feliciana Community Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

An optional floor session follows the morning classes with exercises focusing on core muscles. The program is offered by the West Feliciana Parks and Recreation Department.

Call the West Feliciana Parks and Recreation Department at (225) 784-8447 for registration information and equipment needs. For information, call Pam Myers, instructor, at (225) 635-4878 or email

History mythbusters continues

Rosedown State Historic Site guides continue to relate stories from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Jan. 12-25. These stories have become standard features of tours.

Many of these stories have no basis in fact, but are accepted by the visiting public as truth. For this program, several of the more common myths will be debunked as Rosedown’s interpretive staff relates the truth behind the myths and the research debunking them. For information, call Rosedown at (225) 635-3110.

Feliciana livestock show

The Feliciana 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth will partner to bring a mini-farm and livestock show to St. Francisville Jan. 16-17 at the West Feliciana Parish Sports Park barn.

From 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Jan. 16, a mini-farm will be open to the community and feature livestock animals, community and school displays, agriculture demonstrations and concessions.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 17, a livestock show opens to the community featuring chickens, rabbits, beef and dairy cattle, goats and swine. Concessions will be available. The public is invited to watch the youth who will be showing their animal projects. Admission is free.

For information, contact West Feliciana LSU Ag agents Meredith DeLee or Andre Brock at (225) 635-3614. For information about East Feliciana, contact agents Leanna Cupit or Bobby Bingham at (225) 683-3101.

Discuss Crone’s ‘Ice Garden’

A novel discussion is happening at the West Feliciana Parish Library, 5114 Burnett Road, in St. Francisville. Interested readers are encouraged to read “The Ice Garden” by Moira Crone, which will be discussed beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5. A discussion with Crone will be conducted via Skype.

The West Feliciana Parish Library has a list of discussion questions for you to consider as you read Crone’s book.

Everyone is invited to attend. Crone is one of the participating writers in the upcoming Writers and Readers Symposium: A Celebration of Literature and Art slated for Feb. 21 at Hemingbough.

Contact Darlene Reaves at (225) 588-0465 or email for information.

Forgotten Lives

Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville features Forgotten Lives from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Jan. 17 in commemoration of the 204th anniversary of the 1811 Louisiana Slave Rebellion, the largest in the history of the United States.

Preregistered visitors will learn about the African-American enslaved people who worked at Oakley Plantation harvesting crops.

Visitors will tour slave quarters and learn about their lives, bake hoecakes in the open hearth, dip a candle and fashion a cornhusk doll.

For information, call the Audubon Site at (225) 635-3739.

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