Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

The Americana YMCA is offering an introductory tennis program for children ages 7 to 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in Zachary.

Youth will learn the basics of tennis from a former LSU tennis player in a fun and energetic environment while participating in technical drills to grow their tennis skillsets.

Call Noel Scott, tennis and healthy lifestyles program director, for information at (225) 654-9622 or email

Egg hunt rescheduled

The BREC Plank Road Park community egg hunt slated for March 11 has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Friday, 19550 Plank Road, in Zachary. Families with children of all ages are invited to participate in recreational games, outdoor adventure slack lining, arts and crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Candy will be provided by Elmer Chocolate.

Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights.

For information, call (225) 272-9200 or visit

Pet adoption day planned

A pet adoption day is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.

Cuddly canines waiting for a loving family to adopt them will be available.

The event will be hosted by Pen Pals Inc., of Dixon Correctional Institute, in Jackson. Representatives will be available to answer any questions you may have about the adoption process. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Relay for Life fundraiser

The Baker/Zachary Relay For Life Committee is hoping to raise cancer awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society by encouraging residents of both communities to visit Raising Cane’s in Zachary from noon to 8 p.m. March 22.

When making a purchase during that time, mention Relay for Life and 15 percent of the total sale will be donated to the overall fundraising efforts on behalf of the Relay for Life event slated for April 15 at BREC’s Zachary Community Park.

For details, visit on Facebook or call (225) 301-3785.

Tween Council meeting

The Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., wants your tween’s input. Youth in sixth and seventh grades are invited to join the Tween Council and help plan programs for area tweens from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 22.

Light snacks will be provided in the library’s Meeting Room.

Easter egg hunt

East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilman Trae Welch invites families and residents living in District 1 to attend the Chaneyville Community Center Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon March 26 at the BREC Reames Road Park, 23223 Reames Road.

The event is a joint venture between Reames Park, the Chaneyville Community Center, Chaneyville Volunteer Fire Department, Louisiana Office of Social Services, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Welch’s office.

Three age groups of youth are invited to participate — birth to 4, 5 to 8 and 9 to 12 — with prizes awarded in each of the groups.

Also, every participant will receive a gift bag, and refreshments will be provided.

Siege of Port Hudson

Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary will present its annual Siege of Port Hudson Re-enactment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2-3. Visitors will have access to volunteer re-enactors in Union and Confederate campsites, who will be performing activities typical of the assaults. Soldiers dressed in reproduction uniforms will be on hand to answer questions pertaining to the siege that occurred 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 Around Zachary to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.