Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

“In the Footsteps of Audubon” will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville.

Follow the paths where John James Audubon once walked in 1821. The program includes a video, presentation on the prints created by Audubon during his time at Oakley Plantation, and a house and grounds tour.

For information call (225) 635-3739.

Strong Women program

Women who would like to try out a strength training program without a long-term commitment are invited to experience a safe, effective and enjoyable program that’s improving women’s health all over the country, instructor Pam Myers said.

A summer session of Strong Women, which starts June 30 and continues through Aug. 14, is a research-based strength training program offered by the West Feliciana Parish Parks and Recreation Department.

Both morning and evening classes will be available at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Morning classes will be followed by optional floor sessions that focus on core muscles.

Classes will be held at the West Feliciana Community Center, 10498 La. 965, St. Francisville.

Research shows that a program of strength training not only improves muscle strength and bone density, but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms and increases flexibility, which is especially important for women who often see declines in many of these functions with age, Myers said.

For information or to register, call the WF Parks and Recreation Department at (225) 784-8447. For information about the program, call Myers at (225) 635-4878.

Celebrate the Fourth

A celebration called “Glorious Fourth” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville.

Celebrated like the early 19th-century Americans, visitors can take part in traditional toasts to George Washington and other famous American patriots, see a cannon fired, and take part in historic games and competitions.

For information, call (225) 635-3739.

Songbird music camp, school

Arts For All’s Songbird Music School camp for youth and school for adults is set to return in July.

The Young Songbirds Music day camp for youth ages 10-18 will be a five-day school from July 6-10 featuring instructors Heather Feierabend and Luke Ash.

The adult music school is the weekend of July 11-12 and features a full weekend of instruction ideally suited for beginning to intermediate-level participants. Choose from banjo with Mark Raborn; dobro with Troy Brenningmeyer; advanced fiddle with Gina Forsyth; advanced guitar with Andy Navarro; mandolin with Alan Morton; theory with David Hinson; voice with Feierbend; and jam camp with Adrian Percy and Doc Chaney.

Small class sizes will be held in and around Birdman Coffee & Books in St. Francisville.

Cost for the weekend is $275, which includes breakfast and lunch for participants and a T-shirt.

A Saturday night concert featuring Songbird instructors will be held at 7 p.m. at Birdman with a $20 cover fee (camp and school participants get in free) and the weekend ends with a Songbird participants’ concert at 5 p.m., Sunday that’s open to the community.

A limited number of scholarships are available thanks to sponsors.

For information, email Lynn Wood at

For a full schedule or more information, visit

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