Registration for the West Baton Rouge Recreation Department’s fall football and soccer leagues is underway with deadlines to register in August.

For full-contact football, children 5 to 12 years of age can register for the league through Aug. 3. The registration fee is $50 per child.

Flag football registration begins on Aug. 3 and will continue through the month of August for children 4 to 10 years of age. The registration fee for that league is $20 per child.

Soccer registration is open until noon Aug. 28 for kids ages 4 to 18.

The soccer registration fee is $55 for children 4 and 5 years of age and $65 each for all other age groups.

The parish is offering a cheerleading program open to children ages 5 through 12 with registration open until Aug. 3. The registration fee for cheerleading is $30 per child.

To register for any of the leagues, parents can visit the West Baton Rouge Recreation Department office located in the Port Allen Community Center, 749 N. Jefferson Ave.

Those interested in the parish’s soccer program can also register online at Departments/Parks-and- Recreation/Programs-- Activities.

Softball fundraiser

Nell’s Angels’ annual coed softball tournament and 5K Run/Walk fundraiser takes place Saturday at the Fordoche Ball Park.

The “Fun Run” begins and ends at the ball park with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. before the race begins at 8 a.m.

Individuals and teams may enter the softball tournament at a cost of $30 per person, which includes lunch and $5 worth of drink tickets for each participant.

Runners and teams are encouraged to wear pink or dress up in an angel costume.

Registration is available online at

Animal shelter raising funds

The Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter is now selling tickets to its jambalaya dinner fundraiser on Aug. 20.

Donations are $8 per plate for a meal that includes jambalaya, white beans, salad and dessert.

The fundraiser will take place at the Cottonport Community Center on Main Street in New Roads.

For tickets, call (225) 505-6784.

Proceeds will help defray the cost of housing and feeding sheltered animals.

Civil War-themed lecture

The West Baton Rouge Museum on Saturday hosts “Furling the Flag: The Soldiers Come Home,” an event featuring a short lecture and demonstration of the historical process the soldiers went through to be reintegrated into civilian life.

The free event will take place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and feature historian Richard Holloway who specializes in researching Louisiana during the Civil War.

Participants can watch a re-enactment of end-of-the-war exercises.

Holloway will discuss end-of-the-war activities unique to West Baton Rouge Parish.

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