Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Centenary State Historic Site, 3522 College St. in Jackson, presents May Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday.

Staff will demonstrate the many different toys and games played by children in the 1800s and let visitors play.

Featured will be Bilbo Catcher, chess, checkers, cup-and-ball, croquet, the game of graces, hoop and stick, horseshoes, Jacob’s ladder and more.

The program is primarily for school groups. Pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call (225) 634-7925.

Council on Aging activities set

The East Feliciana Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St., in Clinton, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most activities start at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon.

Public transportation to East Baton Rouge Parish is provided Monday through Friday by the East Feliciana transit system.

For information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

TUESDAY: 11 a.m., Joe Littlejohn performs on the harmonica

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo followed by cancer services

MAY 7: 11:30 a.m., devotional followed by blood pressure checks

MAY 8: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class.

Clinton Community Market day

Clinton’s monthly community market will be held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. May 2.

“Despite film crews and construction taking place for the movie ‘The Free State of Jones,’ we’ll still carry on with our market,” said Al O’Brien, booth coordinator. “We’ll just crowd up around the courthouse and stay out of their way.”

Artisans and vendors will be around the courthouse square selling their handcrafted, handmade and locally grown items. Food and music are featured attractions at market day.

For information, email O’Brien at

Drug take-back event

The East Feliciana Parish Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council and District Attorney Samuel D’Aquilla, along with his office staff, invite families to a community event that will also allow residents to turn in expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2, at the corner of Banks and Woodville streets — next to the district attorney’s annex building — council members will be accepting medications so residents can drive in, drop off and drive out, Rhonda Torrence, council president, said.

Any unwanted medications — no illicit drugs accepted — should be placed in unlabeled pill bottles or inside a plastic bag.

Free HIV testing will also be available on site as well as food, games, inflatables and a dunking booth that is expected to feature East Feliciana Sheriff Talmadge Bunch, Clinton Police Chief Fred Dunn, Clerk of Court David Dart, Probation and Parole’s Jason Hooge and Jeff Travis from the 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

No names or questions will be asked, Torrence said.

The same event will be held in Jackson on May 9.

For information, call Maurene Selders, community liaison, at (225) 247-2311 or email

Send news and events for Around East Feliciana to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.