Registration is now open for the West Baton Rouge Museum’s Blast from the Past Summer Camp.

Titled, “Have a Roaring Good Time,” the museum is calling all gumshoe detectives, comic book heroes and flappers ages 6 through 12 to join in the museum’s slapstick adventure this summer, which will include mystery, mayhem, music and pop culture from the 1920s and ’30s.

The museum will host two, one-week sessions of the history camp this year from June 20 through 24 and from June 27 through July 1.

Space is limited and advanced paid registration is required.

For information, call (225) 336-2422, extension 15. Or visit the museum’s website at

The museum also is seeking volunteers to help with the museum’s hosting of the Greater Baton Rouge Regional National History Day Contest on Saturday.

The museum is looking for help with check-in, ushering, hospitality, entertainment and clean up.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to at least 4 p.m.

The museum usually has about 250 middle and high school students from a 12-parish region participating.

For information, contact Jeannie Luckett at or call the museum.

BRCC admission testing

The COMPASS Test, the official placement test for Baton Rouge Community College, will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 at the BRCC Westside location at 25250 Tennant Road, Plaquemine.

There is no fee to take the test for the first time. The test takes up to 90 minutes to complete.

BRCC officials are asking anyone interested to pre-register at For information, contact Carrol Davis at (225) 687-5500.

Market at the Mill

The city of New Roads is gearing up for its three-day spring shopping extravaganza “Market at the Mill” on April 8-10 at the historic cotton mill.

The event’s fifth year will spotlight a variety of vendors, craftsmen and artists selling antiques, fine gifts and hand-crafted wares. Architectural pieces, collectibles and country furniture also will be on display.

This year’s event will include a White Light Night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 8, Mayor Robert Myer said in a news release.

A one-time admission fee of $20 will be charged to those attending the Friday night party, which will feature a style show, live music, one-drink ticket, a cash bar, food and dealer discounts available for that night only.

The $20 ticket also will be good for admission Saturday and Sunday. Admission for those who want to attend only Market at the Mill during the day is $5 for all three days.

For information, contact Betty Fontaine at (225) 718-7813 or Lisa Bryant at (225) 638-5360.

Submit news to Terry Jones at (225) 326-6627 or