The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Ballet for Children program is coming to Iberville Parish on June 25 to put on two free performances of “Journey to the Emerald City: Healthy Stops and Healthy Swaps.”

One of the performances is at 10 a.m. at the Math, Science and Arts Academy-West campus’ Performance Arts Center in Plaquemine. A second performance is set for 2 p.m. in the White Castle High School cafeteria.

“Journey to the Emerald City” takes the Cajun Marie out of Louisiana and into the magical land of Oz as familiar characters such as Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man introduce students to dance and nutrition through humorous dialogue woven between original choreography.

Both performances are free and open to the public.

The performances are being sponsored by the Iberville Parish Library, White Castle High School and Iberville Parish School Board.

Disney star coming to WBR

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library and the parish’s Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Disney Epcot Park entertainer Kuniko Yamamoto will be performing in the parish June 24 and June 25.

The Tuesday show is 10 a.m. at the Port Allen Community Center. The performance Wednesday also starts at 10 a.m. at the Addis Community Center.

Yamamoto’s performances feature music, dance, mime, origami and storytelling talents and provides her audiences with a lively introduction to Japanese culture and moral perspective.

Yomamoto will also present origami classes at 1 p.m. on June 24 and 25 after her performances in Port Allen and Addis. The classes are free, but registration is required. They are for children 8 years old and up.

Online registration is available through the library’s website by clicking on the “Register for Programs for Youth” icon at the top of the library’s main page. Or call (225) 342-7920, ext. 227.

Blues artist recognized

The West Baton Rouge Historical Association will be dedicating a Louisiana State Historical Marker to Blues artist James “Slim Harpo” Moore at 9 a.m. Saturday near the artist’s burial site at South Mulatto Bend Road and U.S. 190 just west of the old Mississippi River Bridge.

Slim’s family, as well as the Baton Rouge Blues Society, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation and the Slim Harpo Awards Committee were invited to attend.

Behavior challenges class

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge is offering a free informational workshop titled, “Managing Your Child’s Behavior Challenges at Home and at School” on Thursday in Plaquemine.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the media center at the Iberville Parish School Board Office, 58030 Plaquemine St.

Cynthia Chesterfield, program director of inclusive education for FHFGBR, will serve as the featured speaker.

The workshop is free, but space is limited.

To register email Kimberly at or call (225) 216-7474.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email