Art enthusiasts and the public are invited to view “Treasures of Pointe Coupee”, a three-day community art exhibit set to kick off between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday at the Poydras Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. There will be a reception, silent auction and the exhibit’s opening.

This year’s event also features three-dimensional artwork, a sculpture created by artists who collaborated during a four-month period, and a ?Petite Galleryfocusing on renderings and photographs of area churches.

The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday while artists demonstrate drawing techniques, paper flower arranging, landscape painting and other art forms.

The exhibit will be open between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (225) 638-6430 for more information or to register for one of Saturday’s demonstrations.

A civil rights champion

The West Baton Rouge Museum will hold a book signing and discussion at noon Friday for the newly released book ?A More Noble Cause: A.P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana.

Co-authors Rachel Emanuel and A.P. Tureaud Jr. will discuss the life of Louisiana civil rights champion A.P. Tureaud.

The NAACP attorney filed the lawsuit that successfully ended the system of Jim Crow segregation in New Orleans, paving the way for integrating the first two elementary schools in the deep South.

Tureaud’s son was the first black student to enroll at LSU as an undergraduate student.

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana is holding the same event at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Old Governor’s Mansion.

Juneteenth celebration

White Castle is celebrating Juneteenth with a prayer feast and barbecue cook-off starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Park, across from White Castle Town Hall.

The entry fee for the cook-off is $15.

Call Mayor Gerald Jermarr Williams at (225) 678-0788 or Mayor Pro-tem Barbara O’Bear at (225) 716-2546 for more information.

Scholarships for grads

Mount Zion Baptist Church No. 2 in Plaquemine has awarded $3,000 worth of scholarships to several Westside high school graduates planning to pursue degrees in higher education.

Singing the gospel

The public is invited to a performance of Southern Gospel duet singers Darrell & Tojuana, of Moss Point, Miss., at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Sharon Baptist Church, 9433 Section Road, Port Allen.

Refreshments will be served after the performance.

Home-buying 101

The first of four homebuyers’ education sessions will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the St. Gabriel Community Center, 1400 Gordon Simon LeBlanc Drive, St. Gabriel.

The program costs $30 for a book and supplies. Participants must attend all four sessions to receive a certificate.

Call (225) 642-9600, Ext. 2240 or (225) 687-5155 to register.

To submit news about Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, call Koran Addo at (225) 326-6627; fax (225) 344-0099; email Deadline: noon Tuesday.