There’s still time to register for the False River Paddle Club’s third annual Oxbow Paddle 9.0 on False River.
The 9-mile paddling event begins on the south end of the oxbow lake with a route that includes stops at many riverside bars and restaurants, including Bueche’s and the Pelican Yacht Club.
Aimee Moreau, co-founder of the False River Paddle Club, said the group is expecting more than 100 paddlers to participate this year, including kayaks, canoes and mostly paddle boards.
The event begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 with participants dropping off their crafts at 4876 Zach Road in Jarreau.
Participants will officially begin paddling at 10:30 a.m.
It costs $30 to register at www.active.com
Information is available from the group’s Facebook page and/or its website at www.falseriverpaddleclub.wix.com/home.
Electrical upgrades honored
The city of Plaquemine was award an honorable mention in the Louisiana Municipal Association’s Community Achievement Awards competition for its $1.6 million worth of improvements to the city’s power lines.
The award highlighted the city’s need to institute proactive system upgrades, which included the installation of larger size distribution power lines and replacing 180 deteriorating wooden power poles with more heavy-duty ones.
The new poles and power lines are designed to hold up better against strong winds and hurricanes.
The city’s effort was funded by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The project took nearly a year to complete and was lauded by city officials because it was done without any increases in customer utility rates.
Addis centennial celebration
Addis will commemorate 100 years of its incorporation with a two-day centennial celebration Sept. 11-12. The town will kick things off at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 with live music.
The opening day of the celebration will feature a 9/11 tribute, a parade and fireworks at the town’s museum and park. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, but no outside ice chests will be allowed.
The celebration continues the next day at 10 a.m. at Myhand Park and the VFW Hall with more live music, food, drinks, an art show and cook-off.
Among the musical acts set to take the main stage that day are Chris LeBlanc, NaNaSha and Don Rich.
Saturday’s event also will feature historical exhibits, a kids corner and fireworks.
The celebration is expected to last past 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
American home exhibition
The new exhibit “House & Home,” runs through October 18 at the West Baton Rouge Museum.
The exhibit offers a virtual tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present. It explores the varied history and different cultural meanings of the American home.
Drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum, House and Home explores how the ideal of the perfect house and the experience of what it means to “be at home” have changed over time.
Visitors will learn about issues of housing inequality, land distribution and the role of the government, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s.
Visit the West Baton Rouge museum’s website at www.westbatonrougemuseum.org for more information.