Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Peoples Health will host a free cardio line-dancing class at 10 a.m. Monday at the Americana YMCA, 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. prior to the class, but you must reserve your spot by Sunday, as class capacity is 40 people.

Reservations can be made by calling (800) 561-4127 or by visiting

Music Tree presents faculty showcase

Music Tree Preparatory School in Zachary will present a faculty showcase at 4 p.m. Sunday at Zachary High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Center. The piano, string and vocal recital by faculty members will end with a performance by the Jazz Soul Band, featuring Music Tree faculty members Ian Frazier on saxophone and Dale Harris on percussion.

Additional performers include piano instructors Leticia Rodigues and Jordan Scott, vocal instructor Nancy Hendrick, violin instructors Ruth Roland, Rafael Galvan-Herrera and Deborah Ribeiro and cello instructor Unusdean Errandonea.

This program is free.

The Music Tree offers instruction by professional musicians and teachers, as well as private lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, viola, percussion and saxophone.

LNAA seeks directors

The Leadership North Alumni Association welcomes Adam Knapp from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber at 6 p.m. March 10 in the Zachary Library’s meeting room.

Knapp will present BRAC’s “Think Bigger” campaign that outlines four goals: Grow and diversify the Baton Rouge metro economy, cultivate talent, transform quality of life and elevate the region’s external image.

In addition to Knapp’s presentation, LNAA is seeking representatives from every Leadership North class who are interested in serving as directors of LNAA. Directors meet monthly in person or by conference call, coordinate speakers for membership meetings, which are held two to three times per year, and work to develop and implement service projects nominated by LNAA members.

If interested in serving, call Carla Sibille prior to March 10 at (504) 818-0401 or email

Fish Fry Friday

Fish Fry Friday, benefitting the LaneRMC Foundation, will include meals of fried Louisiana catfish, french fries, hush puppies and coleslaw, sponsored by Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP.

Mayor David Amrhein and staff will prepare the meals, which will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 in the Zachary City Hall parking lot. Meals cost $10 each, and pre-orders are recommended. Free delivery is available for orders of 10 plates or more.

Reserve yours by calling Theresa Payment at (225) 658-6699 or emailing

Girl Scout Weekend nears

Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 U.S. 61, near Zachary, will host Girl Scout Weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12-13.

In recognition of Girl Scout Week, the staff at Port Hudson State Historic Site will be promoting the Port Hudson Historic Trail and Nature Trail patches for interested troops of girl scouts, along with providing a venue for the groups to work on their individual awards.

For information, call (888) 677-3400 or (225) 654-3775 locally.

Charity League to host Gatsby Gala

The Zachary Charity League is calling for all cool cats and dames to “put on the Ritz” during a night of jazz and Roaring ’20s fun, food and fundraising at the Gatsby Gala.

The event will feature casino gaming tables in a speakeasy-style setting from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 12 at De La Ronde Hall, 320 3rd St., Baton Rouge. Attendees, aged 21 and over, will play blackjack, craps, roulette and poker, bid in a silent auction and enjoy a catered dinner and drinks. The band Old Sole will perform at 9 p.m. Twenties attire is encouraged but not required.

Tickets, which are available at, are $125 each and include 100 gaming chips, four drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and entertainment. Partial proceeds raised at the event will benefit the LaneRMC Foundation.

For details, call Renee at (225) 413-7282.

Send news and events for Around Zachary to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.