Plaquemine Bank and Trust will host the 28th annual Art Alert Show on April 29 and is issuing its “Calling for Artists.”

The art show is open to all natives and residents of Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes.

Artists can enter categories for children under 10, children 10 to 13, young adults 14 to 18 and adults 18 and over (including both professional and nonprofessional).

Each artists can enter up to two pieces, which have not been previously entered in the contest, while artists under 18 years old may enter only one piece that has not competed previously in the art competition.

Art entries may be delivered April 15-28 to Plaquemine Bank.

Plaquemine Bank will hold a reception in the lobby at 4 p.m. April 29 to recognize all participating artists.

Live museum performance

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host a lunchtime lecture at noon Feb. 26 featuring doctors Thomas Durant and Jonathan Roberts, authors of “History of the Charity Hospitals of Louisiana: A Study of Poverty, Politics, Public Health and the Public Interest.”

The lecture takes a close look at the remarkable history of the state’s charitable health care system, including the story of Charity Hospital of New Orleans.

The lunchtime lecture is free and open to the public.

The museum on Feb. 28 also will host a live-performing arts event through its partnership with the Manship Theatre.

Mid City Dance Project will present “The Fading Line: A Commemoration of the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott” in conjunction with the New Venture Theatre.

The moving interpretive dance piece takes the audience back to the first successful bus boycott, which took place in Baton Rouge under the leadership of the Rev. T.J. Jemison, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

This special event is free, open to the public and suitable for all ages.

Woodcock Society benefit

The Louisiana Woodcock Chapter of the American Woodcock Society will host its second annual Sportsmen’s Habitat Banquet on Feb. 28 at the West Baton Rouge Information and Conference Center in Port Allen.

The fundraiser will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Individual membership and dinner tickets are $65 each. There is also a membership and spouse package for $115 which includes two dinners.

Junior membership and dinner tickets for kids 17 and under are also available for $35 each.

Proceeds from this AWS event will be used to restore and protect area grouse and woodcock habitat.

The evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes.

For information or to purchase tickets, contact Shawn Trahan at (337) 654-4559; email

WBR Lego Club creations

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library invites youth of all ages and their families for an afternoon of building with LEGOs at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The library provides the LEGOs. All participants need to bring is their imaginations for building unique structures for the library’s LEGO display.

The PowerPoint, “Cube Dudes, Super Friends and Cartoons” will be shown to inspire the building, but some of the library’s new fantastic LEGO books will also be available to consult.

The LEGO club is free and open to the public. However, advanced registration is required.

Register online through the library’s website at and click on the Events icon, the Calender icon and the Feb. 21 LEGO Club meeting heading; or call (225) 342-7920 ext. 231 or 227.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email,