The public is invited to join in White Castle’s “Unity Cleanup Day” as part of annual Juneteenth celebrations.

The event starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the White Castle Community Center.

Call Mayor Gerald Jermarr Williams at (225) 678-0788 or Barbara J. O’Bear, mayor pro tem, for more information.

Blast from the past

Parents are invited to register their children in the West Baton Rouge Museum’s “Blast From the Past Summer History Camp,” to be held weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through June 17.

Artists and storytellers will help campers learn what life was like during the Civil War. Campers will “meet” characters including abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Samuel L. Clemens’ literary creation, Huckleberry Finn.

The camp is appropriate for children ages 6 through 12. Registration and tuition are required. Another session will be held June 20-24.

Call (225) 336-2422, Ext. 14, for more information.

Iberville and the French

The Iberville Museum will host a talk by Florent Hardy, director of the Louisiana State Archives, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 57735 Main St., Plaquemine.

Hardy will discuss the French settlement of Louisiana and Iberville Parish. Local authors will sign copies of their books.

Call (225) 687-7197 for more information.

Suggestions wanted

The West Baton Rouge Museum is preparing for next year’s state bicentennial celebration by creating an exhibit highlighting Louisiana’s most famous and infamous moments in history.

The museum is asking people to submit suggestions on what people, places and events in Louisiana’s history have most shaped the state for better or worse.

Participants who submit more than one suggestion are asked to rank them in order of significance with “1” being the most significant.

Suggestions are due before July. Submit suggestions by calling (225) 336-2422, Ext. 11, or sending an email to

Juneteenth in Port Allen

Port Allen’s Juneteenth celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at William and Lee Park.

There will be softball and basketball tournaments, volleyball, flag football, free food and music.

Call (225) 344-4830 for more information.

Summer learning

The “Shiloh Institute of Academics and Arts” summer program is under way at Shiloh Baptist Church in Port Allen, continuing through July 28.

Classes are from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and cover topics such as language arts, math, social skills, music, sports and the Bible. Registration costs $30.

Call the Rev. Raymond Allen at (225) 383-7436 for more information.

A prayer breakfast

The St. Gabriel Kiwanis Club is holding its annual prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Gabriel Community Center.

Tickets cost $6. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis scholarship fund.