Art lovers, historians, patriots and the public are invited to the West Baton Rouge Museum at 2 p.m. Saturday for the free opening reception for the “Cathartic Art: Remembering 9/11” exhibit.

The exhibit features original art works from local and national artists inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The featured speaker is Karin Batten, of New York City, whose studio was on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center’s south tower.

The museum is at 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.

Marking a POW camp

A new Louisiana Historical Marker, sponsored by the West Baton Rouge Historical Association, will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the lot next to the American Legion Hall 849 Sixth St., Port Allen.

The marker recognizes the World War II Port Allen Prisoner of War Sub-Camp 7, which was on Sixth Street in Port Allen.

According to the historical association, the camp housed German prisoners between 1943 and 1946.

The prisoners worked on plantations due to a shortage of farm labor.

Christmas in July

The West Baton Rouge Historical Association is sponsoring its sixth annual “Christmas in July” card fundraising party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

A tax-deductible donation of $20 per person benefits the nonprofit historical association. The card party includes lunch, bridge, canasta, Shanghai rummy, sequence, Pokeno and other games.

Call (225) 336-2422, ext. 10, for more information.

Extra credit

Westside residents are invited to the West Baton Rouge Parish Library from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday for an informational workshop on obtaining, analyzing and repairing credit reports.

There also will be a discussion on home and rural development loans. Call (225) 346-5670 for information.

Compost bins for sale

West Baton Rouge Parish residents can buy discounted compost bins for $30 through the Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful program.

The bins are being offered in an effort to get more organic waste out of landfills and into productive use.

Instructions on how to produce compost will be included in the purchase. Call (225) 490-8549 for more information.

Poker run for charity

Southern Independent Riders is sponsoring its Fifth annual Poker Run on Saturday, and everyone is invited.

Proceeds will go to the Dream Day Foundation, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Registration is between 10 a.m. and noon at the Sugar Patch Lounge in Port Allen. Visit for more information.

Plaquemine on Facebook

Plaquemine is on Facebook.

Mayor Tony Gulotta said the city will use Facebook to disseminate city news, events, photos and emergency information.

Gulotta urges residents to visit and “like” the page to receive city postings.