Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Girls 6 to 16 are encouraged to register for Zachary’s Spring Youth Softball League through Sunday.

Forms are available from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Zachary Youth Park, 1650 E. Mount Pleasant Road. For information, call (225) 654-6529.

Smoking cessation

Cardiovascular Institute of the South invites you to Commit to Quit during a free smoking cessation presentation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the CIS office, 6550 Main St., in Zachary.

Nicole Jarreau will provide a perspective on what it takes to quit the use of tobacco as well as discuss behavior modifications and health benefits.

Space is limited, so attendees are asked to RSVP by calling (877) 288-0011.

Refreshments will be provided. For information, visit

‘Steel Magnolias’ play

The Zachary High School drama department presents “Steel Magnolias,” a play by Robert Harling, at 7 p.m. April 14-16 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center, 4200 Bronco Lane.

Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is the setting where all the ladies who are anybody go to have their hair done.

Characters include eager assistant Annelle, who is not sure whether she is still married; wisecracking shop owner Truvy, who dispenses shampoos and free advice; the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, who says she’s not crazy but has been in a bad mood for 40 years; an eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town, is about to marry a good old boy.

Everyone is invited to this classic tale of love, laughter and friendship.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students and available at

Farm Bureau’s annual dinner

East Baton Rouge Parish Farm Bureau members are invited to the annual dinner-meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at Foster Road Baptist Church in the Activity Building, 11333 Foster Road, in Baker.

Activities include a talent contest and the selection of a Farm Bureau queen to represent the parish at the state convention. Dues-paying members are welcome to attend.

SALT Crime Expo

The seventh annual East Baton Rouge Parish Seniors And Lawmen Together Crime Prevention Expo is slated from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 at First Baptist Church, 4200 Main St., in Zachary.

This free community event provides vital information to seniors throughout the parish regarding services and programs offered by business, nonprofits, hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, universities and government agencies.

The SALT/Triad Council aims to provide the elderly with a more comprehensive understanding of the underlying issues related to crime by providing the necessary tools to help minimize risks, which makes communities safer for all, said Terri Kaaihue, with Life Source Services of Baton Rouge.

A complimentary breakfast and lunch as well as door prizes, free giveaways and entertainment will be featured.

Brain metabolism study

Male participants can earn up to $900 if selected for the GLIMpSE research study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

Brains help regulate metabolism, and science has shown that people affected by chronic diseases often experience changes in brain metabolism, which can make managing blood sugar difficult.

It could be that the changes in brain metabolism are part of the body’s natural response to fasting, and the GLIMpSE study will investigate how brain metabolism is impacted by three days of fasting.

Participants must be male between ages 18 and 40, have a body mass index of 20 to 24.9, not diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and be available to complete a four-day, three-night stay at Pennington.

To see if you qualify, visit or call (225) 763-3000.

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