Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

The Zachary Charity League is hosting its inaugural bed races from 3 p.m. to about 5 p.m. on Nov. 21, depending on how many teams participate.

Following the races, a concert will be held featuring Zachary singer-songwriter Michelle Willis, Three Piece White and David St. Romain.

Pizza from Chubby’s Grill, gumbo from Lagniappe, nachos, beer, wine, water and soft drinks will be sold.

To enter the races, registration forms can be downloaded at or by emailing

Teams must consist of five members — four pushers and one rider — and entry fee is $150 per team.

All proceeds will benefit ZCL’s philanthropic endeavors: the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation and Zachary Historical Village’s walking track.

Tickets for the concert are $10 each and can be purchased from the Bank of Zachary in advance or at the door for $15. Sponsorship opportunities remain at the $100 and $250 levels.

BREC offers holiday camps

At BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo on Thomas Road in Baker, a Zoo Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23-25. Register now for children ages 6 to 12.

Camp includes guided walks, seasonally-themed games, crafts and opportunities to get up close with zoo animals.

Cost is $35 per day for East Baton Rouge Parish residents and $42 for nonresidents. For information, call (225) 775-3877. Select option 2.

Also, an Outdoor Adventure Camp at BREC’s Greenwood Community Park in Baker is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23-25 and is registering now for children ages 8 to 12.

Campers will climb, hike, bike, paddle and slack line, as well as learn survival skills and create fun, nature-based arts and crafts. Registration is limited to 30 campers. Fee is $66 per child.

For information or to register, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 559, or email

Crafting workshops on tap

Learn to crochet, knit or do counted cross-stitch at the Pride-Chaneyville Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road at 1 p.m. every Thursday in November except Thanksgiving Day.

Participants will enjoy the company of fellow adult crafters. All skill levels are welcome. Donations of yarn, supplies or finished items are welcome.

Call (225) 658-1540 for information.

Breakfast with Santa tickets

On Saturday, 200 tickets will go on sale for Zachary Charity League’s Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 5.

This year’s theme is “Polar Express” and will include photo opportunities with Santa, a breakfast of doughnuts, milk and juice for youth only, children’s activity stations and visits to the Zachary Fire Department.

Tickets are $10 per child; children under age 12 months are admitted free. Adults do not need to buy a ticket.

Canned goods will be collected from children and parents for the Zachary Food Pantry, as well.

Four seatings for breakfast will be held every half-hour beginning at 8:30 a.m.

For ticket information, email or visit

‘Velveteen Rabbit’ dates

The Zachary High drama department presents “The Velveteen Rabbit” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19.

Both performances will be held at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on campus, 4200 Bronco Lane.

Children ages 11 and younger bringing an unwrapped new toy to the Nov. 19 performance will get in free and be able to take a picture on stage with Velveteen after the show. All toys will go to the Toys for Tots fundraiser. Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for students with ID. To buy tickets, visit

Email for information.

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