The Centre for the Arts community arts program in New Roads will offer its first summer theatrical production at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Julien Poydras Center, an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.”

Tickets will be available at the door the night of performance and beforehand at the Centre for the Arts studio at 1104 W. Main St., New Roads.

The suggested donation for tickets is $5.

Call (225) 718-1303 or (225) 638-1094 or visit for more information.

Blast from the past

Parents are invited to register their children in the West Baton Rouge Museum’s “Blast From the Past Summer History Camp,” to be held weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. starting Monday and running through June 24.

Artists and storytellers will help campers learn what life was like during the Civil War.

Campers will “meet” such characters as abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Samuel L. Clemens’ literary creation, Huckleberry Finn.

The camp is for children ages 6 through 12. Registration and tuition are required.

Call (225) 336-2422, ext. 14, for more information.

Mental health help

Sustainable Health Option, an intensive outpatient therapy program for individuals suffering from mental health diseases and disorders, invites the public to open houses between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Services are offered to adults five days a week, with individual, group and family therapy sessions available.

SHO, 805 Parent St., New Roads, also offers on-call therapists available 24 hours per day.

SHO also serves Iberville, West Baton Rouge, Avoyelles, East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes.

To RSVP, email angela@ or call (225) 638-8878 or send a fax to (225) 638-8879.

Adopt pets in New Roads

The Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter will hold its monthly adoption day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart parking lot in New Roads.

Available dogs include a rat terrier, a yellow Labrador mix, a black Labrador and a dachshund.

Shelter officials announced: The cost of adopting cats has been lowered; monetary donations are welcome; and old jeans given to the shelter will be recycled into chew toys.

Portraits in Gray

Civil War buffs and area residents are invited to check out “Portraits in Gray,” a Civil War photography exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum through July 3.

The exhibit, divided into nine thematic sections, offers rare photos of soldiers, stories about Louisiana militia groups as well as battlefield artifacts and weaponry.

A meeting of chambers

The Iberville Chamber of Commerce will host the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce at a networking event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 22 at the Island Country Club, 23550 Myrtle Grove Road, in Plaquemine.

Call (225) 687-3560 to RSVP.