Tastes and tennis

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

Admission is free for the event. It is sponsored by Americana and Level Homes, as well as Walk On’s.

The Taste of Zachary will feature local restaurants and food vendors selling a variety of specialty samples. Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar, Sammy’s Grill, CC’s Coffee House, Cabba’s Grill and many others will be on site to show off their fare. Refreshments for all ages will be available. Any proceeds from the refreshments will benefit the Americana YMCA.

There are a few spots remaining for more restaurants. Contact Felicia Samuel at azevents@ymcabr.org or (225) 654-9622 to reserve a space.

Also, the YMCA of the Capital Area will host the Taste of Tennis Doubles Tournament on Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17. The tournament will take place at the Americana YMCA and will include Men’s Doubles 3.5 & 4.0, Women’s Doubles 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 and Mixed Doubles 6.5 and 7.5.

The cost to participate is $40 for members and $50 for other participants. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Sept. 12. Americana and Level Homes are sponsoring the tournament again this year.

For information, contact Henry Abrahams at habrahams@ymcabr.org or (225) 654-9622.

Workplace flu shots

On-site flu shots are now available for companies through Lane Regional Medical Center’s WellnessWorks program.

To set up a free on-site flu shot event at your company, call Corporate Health Consultant Liz Pardi at (225) 270-5821 or email Elizabeth_Pardi@sgwellnessworks.com.

Baker Buffalo Festival

The Baker Buffalo Festival is set for Sept. 22-23 at Baker City Park. The annual event has been held since 1981 to raise money for individual Baker schools and to increase tourism and interest in Baker.

Also, Saturday, Sept. 16, is the Running of the Buffaloes 5K Run/Walk at BREC's Greenwood Park on the ExxonMobil walking trail that circles the lake.

For the fourth year, the festival will have a buffalo wing cook-off to crown the king or queen of the wings.

Activities include vendor booths, a talent contest, spelling bee, art contest and carnival rides. First responders will be on hand to teach fire safety and personal welfare and to check for proper child-safety seats. Games will include laser tag, hamster ball, rock climbing, curbside video games and more.

Saturday, Sept. 23, will feature a parade at 10 a.m., NTUNE from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and a magician and the Total Control Band from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A car show will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Baker City Hall. 

Visit http://cityofbakerla.com/wp/ or call (225) 778-0300 for information. 

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