Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 U.S. 61, in Jackson will present a Memorial Day Salute at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Join site staff as they fire a 42-pound cannon in honor of the soldiers who gave their lives during the Siege of Port Hudson, which began May 22 and ended July 9, 1863.

For information, call (225) 654-3775.

COA offering free rides

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. and lunch is served at noon.

East Feliciana Parish Public Transit is offering free rides for seniors during May. Medical trips are not included, and all stops are free.

Call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862 to schedule your ride.

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

MONDAY: Closed for Memorial Day

TUESDAY: 11 a.m., games

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo

MAY 28: 11:30 a.m., devotional followed by blood pressure checks

MAY 29: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

Church celebration planned

The Fairview Baptist Church of Ethel, pastored by the Rev. Yoyo Hill, will celebrate its annual homecoming and 138th church anniversary beginning at noon, Sunday.

The worship service will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, 5375 Greenbriar Road, Ethel.

The Rev. Horace Early Jr. and members of Hope Christian Church in Baton Rouge will be guests at the service, and everyone is invited to attend.

Food addicts anonymous set

Food Addicts Anonymous is a weekly support group that meets to provide fellowship for men and women willing to recover from the disease of food addiction. This free, 12-step program and support group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in May in the West Wing Conference Room at Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., in Zachary. All are welcome to attend.

Also, the group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the West Feliciana Parish Library, Room B, 5114 Burnett Road, in St. Francisville.

To learn about food addiction, visit

5th Sunday Service

The next 5th Sunday Service for churchgoers in East Feliciana Parish will begin at 6 p.m. May 31 at Second Baptist Church, 2822 La. 10, in Jackson.

In months with a fifth Sunday, congregations from area churches representing different denominations attend a special service to worship together.

The service often includes performances by local musicians, singing, fellowship and food in the form of a potluck dinner or refreshments following the service. The next fifth Sunday celebration will be in August.

Filming not expected to impact Clinton market

Despite production crews filming in downtown Clinton and around the courthouse square, the next Clinton Community Market will still take place, according to Al O’Brien, vendor coordinator for the market.

“Set crews will still be tearing down on the 6th of June, but as long as we stay around the courthouse, it looks there will be no conflict. If there is any change to this, I will inform you,” O’Brien said.

Filming is expected to end May 30, but weather delays are possible. The next market day is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6.

Every first Saturday of each month, arts and craft vendors pack the Clinton courthouse square, selling everything from candles and plants to handcrafted jewelry and homegrown produce.

Now in its 17th year, the Clinton market is one of the oldest, continuously held community markets in the state.

There is no charge to set up a booth, but potential vendors must contact O’Brien prior to doing so by emailing Butch Hooge is the market director.

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