Lane to host free screenings

Lane Regional Medical Center will offer a free cholesterol and glucose screening from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. March 27, American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day. The free screening will be in the front lobby of the hospital, 6300 Main St., Zachary.

Fasting is recommended but not required. No appointment necessary. For information, call (225) 658-4587.

Jackson Elementary events 

Jackson Elementary will have a Glow-in-the-Dark Neon Spring Dance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16. Cost for students to attend is $2. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available for sale. Attendees should wear neon colors.

The school is having its Scholastic Book Fair on March 26-29. On March 27, the school will have Family STEAM Night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Activities will be available for the whole family.

Men and Women Day

The New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409, Slaughter, will be celebrating its annual Men and Women Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25. The Rev. Darrell Sands and the congregation of New Fellowship Baptist Church will be special guests.

Learn to eat as a diabetic

Registration continues until March 26 for Dining with Diabetes, a program to help adults at risk for or with Type 2 diabetes learn how to manage their condition through meal planning, label reading and portion control. The five-part series will be in May in St. Francisville. Call Layne Langley at (225) 635-3614 for information. To register, go to, then click Events & Seminars to register for "Dining with Diabetes-West Feliciana." Seating is limited. 

Boater Safety Course

District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla is sponsoring a Boater Safety Course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24 at the American Legion Hall, 12024 Liberty Highway, Clinton. The course is required for all people born on Jan. 1, 1984, or later to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower. To register, go to For questions, call the District Attorney's office at (225) 683-8563.

Siege of Port Hudson

The Siege of Port Hudson Reenactment is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 24-25 at Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson. Visitors will have access to volunteer reenactors in Union and Confederate campsites performing typical activities of the assaults. Soldiers dressed in authentic reproduction uniforms will be on hand to answer questions pertaining to the siege during the summer of 1863. The three branches of the services — artillery, cavalry and infantry — will be portrayed as well as cooks, laundresses and sutlers. For information, call (225) 654.3775.

Send news and events for East and West Feliciana parishes to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.