The West Baton Rouge Parish Library will celebrate summer on June 21 by hosting A Festival of Programs and Activities for the entire family.
The daylong event will feature activities taking place at the library and Heroes’ Park, next to the library, between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
All the festival’s programs, activities and refreshments will be free and open to the public.
At 1 p.m., Louisiana champion magician Chris Miller will perform in the library’s children’s department.
At 2 p.m., art educator Christina Cope will teach how to make a summer diary out of paper bags and a variety of art supplies in the library’s meeting room.
At the same time, in Heroes’ Park, attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a variety of other fun and learning activities.
Then at 3 p.m., the “Little Zoo on Wheels” will introduce a variety of small native and exotic animals during its presentation in the library’s children’s department.
At 4 p.m., the library will celebrate its summer reading club by offering free hot dogs, chips, drinks and snow cones to its club members outside of Heroes’ Park.
Community Theatre camp
The Iberville Community Theatre is sponsoring a Children’s Acting Camp on June 16-20 and June 23-27.
The camp will be held at The Comogo Room in Plaquemine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day with a performance by the students at 6:30 p.m. June 27.
Children must provide their own lunch; however, hot dogs, nachos and drinks will be available for sale.
All children who attend the day camp will receive a T-shirt.
To sign up, visit www.wearethedifference.org for an application or call Rhonda Harrell at (225) 687-2029 for information.
Also, on June 14, We Are the Difference and Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso will host Party in the Parking Lot from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the parish courthouse. The event is free and open to the public.
People are invited to bring lawn chairs and their ice chests to enjoy music and refreshments.
Port Allen Juneteenth
The public is invited to attend Port Allen’s annual Juneteenth celebration at William and Lee Park on Saturday.
There will be free food and drinks at the event as well as free rides for the kids.
Live music will be provided and the park’s swimming pool will be open all day.
The celebration also will feature a baseball tournament at 10 a.m.
Blues artist to receive historical marker
The West Baton Rouge Historical Association will be dedicating a Louisiana State Historical Marker to Blues artist James “Slim Harpo” Moore at 9 a.m. on June 21 near the artist’s burial site, at South Mulatto Bend Road and U.S. 190 just west of the old Mississippi River Bridge.
Slim’s family, as well as the Baton Rouge Blues Society, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation and the Slim Harpo Awards Committee were invited to attend.
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