East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks and Baker Mayor Harold Rideau will host an appreciation luncheon for the elderly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Baker Municipal Building, 3325 Groom Road.

BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight will be the guest speaker.

Baker City Council members Joyce Burgess, John Givens, Pete Heine, Charles Vincent and Robert Young and the American Legion Post 502 are helping sponsor the event, which includes about 400 seniors from the greater Baton Rouge area.

Community exhibitors will be on site offering goods and services that cater to senior lifestyles.

For information, call (225) 389-8331 or (225) 775-3935.

Eagles baseball recruiting

The Baton Rouge Homeschool Athletic Association’s Eagles baseball team, which is entering its third season, is accepting new players ages 13 to 18 for the upcoming spring season.

All BRHAA teams are part of the Association of Christian Educators of Louisiana, and players must be homeschooled. Home games and practices will be held in Zachary.

The program’s growth and success are evidenced by the team’s playoff run last season. “We made it to the semifinal round held at M.L. Tigue Moore Field at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette,” coach Jerald Hardy said.

BRHAA has basketball (boys and girls), baseball, cheerleading, football and softball teams and accepts players or members from the greater Baton Rouge area.

For information, call Hardy at (225) 247-2407, email brhaa.eagles@gmail.com or visit brhaa.com.

Mobile heart screening

Zachary area residents can learn more about their risk for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions at a mobile screening event scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Americana YMCA, 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary.

Provided by Our Lady of the Lake’s Heart & Vascular Institute, the $75 package includes a cholesterol test (fasting not required but suggested), echocardiogram ultrasound, carotid ultrasound, vascular leg study (PAD test) and an abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound.

Screenings last about 30 minutes, and appointments are required. Call (888) 522-3627 and select option 3 to schedule your screening.

Blue Dog print to be raffled

Rollins Place Elementary, an LAA+ School, is hosting a raffle to raise money for a school arts program through the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts’ Print Donation Program.

Fundraising efforts are for a signed Blue Dog print by Louisiana artist Rodrigue, titled “A Number One Tiger Fan.”

The prints are no longer for sale and can only be bought or won at charity auctions or raffles. Originally produced to commemorate Rodrigue’s exhibit at the LSU Museum of Art in 2011, the prints have raised more than $1 million for the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation’s education programs.

The drawing for the print will be Dec. 1. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Rollins Place Elementary, 4488 Rollins Place, Zachary.

Funds raised will support integrating the arts at Rollins Place.

Food Addicts Anonymous

Food Addicts Anonymous is a weekly support group to provide fellowship for men and women willing to recover from the disease of food addiction.

The free, 12-step program support group meets every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the West Wing Conference Room at Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St. in Zachary.

All are welcome to attend.

Email your Around Zachary events to sgill@theadvocate.com by 5 p.m. Friday or call Stacy Gill at (225)993-0066.