Artists are encouraged to submit entries for the 41st annual Acadian ArtShow between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the J. Allan Nadler Building, 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine.

The competition is open to all amateur and professional artists. Paintings must be “ready to hang,” original works or not have been entered in past Acadian ArtShow competitions.

Art entries will be displayed at the Iberville Parish Library between Saturday and Oct. 15. Prizes will be awarded during a public reception between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 16.

Call (225) 687-4397 or (225) 687-2520 to submit art work at another time or for information.

100 years of Brusly High

An exhibit of historic photographs recognizing the 100th anniversary of Brusly High School will open at 11 a.m. Saturday at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

Joanne Bourgeois, a retired West Baton Rouge educator, will narrate a slide show of photographs that chronicle some of the school’s history.

The photographs will be displayed through Dec. 29.

Call (225) 336-2422 for information.

Get healthy in WBR

The West Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit invites the public to undergo free blood pressure and blood sugar health screenings between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Health Unit.

Screenings also will be held at the Erwinville Food Pantry on the second Thursday of each month.

The public is further invited to get tips on nutrition and healthy eating between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Health Unit.

Help for a good cause

Anyone interested in volunteering to help out organizers of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life cancer-awareness event in Pointe Coupee Parish is encouraged to call (225) 268-1170 or send an email to

Angola art on display

The Angola Art V arts and crafts show is in full swing at the West Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Residents are invited to view crafts and artwork created by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Call (225) 342-7929 for information.

Strawberry plant sale

The West Baton Rouge Parish Extension Office is taking orders for strawberry plants through Oct. 12.

The plants, sold in bundles of 50 for $15 each, will be available for pickup the week of Oct. 17. Call (225) 336-2416 for more information.

Early voting in WBR

West Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters Stacy L. Ryan reminds the public that early voting in the Oct. 22 primary election runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sundays starting Saturday and extending through Oct. 15.

Compost bins for sale

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

Call (225) 490-8549 for information.

To submit news, call Koran Addo at (225) 326-6627; fax (225) 344-0099; email Deadline: noon Tuesday.