Legendz Sports Academy is set to host its third season of volleyball for girls ages 6 to 14 in Zachary.

An informational meeting for parents will be held Sunday with volleyball tryouts scheduled for girls ages 12 and younger from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and ages 13 and older from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the gym at Zachary High School.

Tryouts are free, but a parent must attend the tryouts with their child. Additional information will be provided at the meeting.

Legendz facilitates competitive sports teams and organizes all teams based on the skill level of its players, placing them with experienced, and competent coaches for every team in the organization.

Teams will begin practicing the first week in January with tournaments starting Jan. 30

For information, email info@legendzsports academy.org.

Spirit of Christmas service

Zachary’s First Baptist Church at 4200 Main St. invites everyone to the Spirit of Christmas worship experience at 4 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.

This worship service is general seating and free to all, so arrive early for parking and seats. Limited child care will be provided.

Also, families are invited to a candlelight communion service at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Visit fbcz.org or call the church office at (225) 654-2755 for details.

Wreath ceremony planned

Wreaths Across America, a national organization whose mission is to remember, honor and teach by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at national cemeteries in all 50 states and beyond, will host its annual wreath-laying ceremony locally at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at Port Hudson National Cemetery, 20978 Port Hickey Road, Zachary. The event honors all service men and women buried at Port Hudson.

This year, Wreaths Across America is partnering with the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration to host the event and welcomes volunteers from the Capitol City Civil Air Patrol, who will be participating in the ceremony.

Everyone is invited to attend. To learn more, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org. To order a wreath for a fallen veteran, email Maj. Bob Davis at daiair@bellsouth.net.

Benefit for Landon

Kim and Mark Tate, brothers and members of the band The Pack, are hosting a benefit to raise money for their nephew, Landon Blackwell, 8, of Zachary, who suffers from neuroblastoma, a form of cancer.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at Teddy’s Juke Joint, 16999 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary, the benefit will feature bands, music, food and a raffle drawing for an electric guitar or $400.

Tommy T. Scott performs at 4 p.m., John Kirby and Friends at 6 p.m., The Pack at 8 p.m., and the drawing will be held at 10 p.m. Tickets for the drawing are available at The Ruby Salon and Future Cut in Zachary and by a $10 donation at the door. Winner does not need to be present to win.

During the benefit, jambalaya plates will be sold for $5 each, courtesy of Mike Kent. All proceeds will help Landon and his family pay for medical costs. For information, email Cheryl Tate at cptate@icloud.com.

Performance for a Cause

Copper Mill Elementary School students in the band, choir and orchestra invite the community to Performance for a Cause on Dec. 15.

The student performers, led by orchestra director Amy Pan, are hosting the concert to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The orchestra performs at 5 p.m. and the band and choir at 6 p.m. in the new Copper Mill auditorium on campus, 19450 Old Scenic Highway.

Everyone is invited. Donations are encouraged and will benefit the American Cancer Society and those battling cancer. For information, email amy.pan@zacharyschools.org.

Santa Drop and Shop

To cap off holiday festivities, BREC is offering parents the opportunity to finish last-minute holiday shopping, enjoy a date night or take a break during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season by bringing their children to one of several BREC parks for Santa Drop-n-Shop on Dec. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The evening program is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade and costs $14 per child. Fee includes snacks, drinks and dinner.

For children participating in holiday camps at these locations, an additional fee of $14 can be paid to stay through 10 p.m.

Children will be entertained with holiday-themed recreation games, socialization with activities with peers, arts, crafts and more at Church Street Park and Plank Road Park in Zachary.

Call the facility for information or to reserve your child’s spot. For additional information, call (225) 272-9200 or visit brec.org/Christmas.

Send news and events for Around Zachary to Stacy Gill at sgill@theadvocate.com by 5 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.