Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary presents the Devil’s Elbow Tour at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Meet at the Port Hudson Park museum, then carpool to the Georgia Pacific pavilion, where the tour will proceed on foot to the “Devil’s Elbow” on Port Hickey Road, about one-quarter mile south of the Port Hickey Plantation home.
Confederate troops were positioned here during the Siege of Port Hudson.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Visitors are advised there are no rest rooms or water fountains along the trail.
For information call (225) 654-3775.
Cook-off for the Kids
Heritage Ranch Christian Children’s Home is hosting its second annual Cook-off for the Kids from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Ranch property, 20090 Tucker Road, Zachary.
This family-fun event will include a barbecue cook-off competition, concert, raffle drawings, prizes, beer by Abita Brewing Company, a mini-petting zoo, pony rides, youth activities and more.
The cooking competition will be judged by area culinary professionals and local celebrities such as Ryan Andre, Theresa Day, Jay Ducote, Rebecca Mason, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid, Chuck Pierce, Travis Stringer and Chris Wadsworth.
Four-person cook-off teams will barbecue brisket, ribs, pork butt and a wildcard entry and will provide samples for attendees to taste.
Admission is $10 per person, and children 12 and under will be admitted free.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the day of the event.
For information, tickets or to register your team, visit www.hrbr.org/upcoming-events/cook-off-for-the-kids or call (225) 658-1800.
Great Family Camp Out
BREC’s Zachary Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway, will be the site of the Great Family Camp Out from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.
Families are invited to camp out under the stars as well as participate in hiking, kayaking, land boarding, inflatables, face painting, the skate park, dog park, a zoo encounter, s’mores under the stars and much more.
Cost to participate is $35 per family, and tents will be available to rent for $5.
Pre-registration is required by calling (225) 272-9200, ext. 559, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert series continues
The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will host the second in a three-part series — Concerts at the Pointe at Americana — beginning at 7 p.m. April 21.
The second concert features Brazilian pianist Joao-Paulo Casarotti and soprano Nancy Hendrick.
Casarotti, a Southern University music faculty member, will perform the solo piano version of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.”
Hendrick, who is married to opera singer Michael Hendrick, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She will perform “O, Mio Babbino Caro” (“Oh, My Beloved Father”) by Puccini.
Each is considered a popular aria and cabaret song by composer William Bolcom.
The Regional Arts Council is a community partner supporting visual and performing arts and art education in Zachary and surrounding areas.
For information or advanced tickets, visit www.raczonline.org.
Zachary’s got talent
Drama and theater students at Zachary High School will host and participate in a talent show beginning at 7 p.m. April 23 at the Zachary Visual and Performing Arts Center at ZHS.
Cost to attend is $5 per person, and everyone is invited to attend.
Teachers will judge the talent acts, and small gift cards will be awarded.
Proceeds benefit the ZHS drama banquet, which is structured like a Hollywood awards show complete with dinner, entertainment, a host and presenters, drama teacher Jen Masterson said.
For more information, email jen.masterson@ zacharyschools.org.
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