Food and tennis 

The Americana Development will host Taste of Zachary, presented by the Americana YMCA, from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Pointe at Americana, 1250 Meeting St., Zachary.

Taste of Zachary features local restaurants and food vendors selling a variety of specialty samples. Walk-Ons, Sammy’s, CC’s, Cabba’s and many others will be onsite to show off their local fare. Admission is free.

Any proceeds from the refreshments will benefit the Americana YMCA. Contact Felicia Samuel at or (225) 654-9622 for information.

The YMCA of the Capital Area also will host the Taste of Tennis Doubles Tournament Sept. 15 to 17. The tournament will take place at the Americana YMCA and will include men’s, women’s and mixed doubles divisions. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Sept. 12. For information, contact Henry Abrahams at or (225) 654-9622. Entry is $40 for YMCA members and $50 for other participants

Get a library card

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is encouraging people to sign up for a free library card, which allows access to a variety of resources. To sign up or receive more information, call (225) 231-3710 or visit the library’s website at

Garden lessons

Representatives from the Louisiana Master Gardeners program will be at the Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, to present a two-part class on water gardens and on winterizing the landscape.

Homecoming parade

Businesses and groups interested in participating in the annual Zachary High School Homecoming Parade can sign up for for free. All that is needed are throws for the Oct. 13 event. For information, call Hunter Landry at (225) 788-7020.

Water ski championships

Bennett's Boat and Ski is seeking sponsors for the National Collegiate Water Ski Association Collegiate Water Ski National Championships on Oct. 19-21. About 300 competitors from 24 schools are expected, the company said in a news release. For information contact, visit or call (225) 654-9306 or (225) 921-5920.

Save the date

Oct. 21: Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation's 4th annual Code Red Chili Cook-off.

Nov. 3: Regional Arts Council of Zachary Fall Art Crawl

Nov. 18: Cast Iron Ministries 5K, Fun Run and Jambalaya cook-off

Dec. 1: Christmas in the Village

Dec. 9: Zachary Christmas parade

Send news, events and photos for the Baker, Chaneyville, Pride and Zachary areas to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.