On Saturdays and Sundays in January, Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 U.S. 61 near Zachary, will host musket demonstrations at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Watch demonstrations of various Civil War small arms weapons and hear about the experiences of the riflemen from either the Union or Confederate armies.

Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability.

For information, call (225) 654-3775.

Holy Communion service

The Rev. Dale W. Flowers, pastor of Redwood Baptist Church, 6480 MacHost Road, Zachary, invites everyone to Holy Communion service at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Lane class, seminar slated

A diabetes support group meets monthly to offer support for anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, including family, friends and those in a supporting role, such as caregivers.

Meetings are held in the Diabetes Education Office at Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St., Zachary.

The next meeting will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, and the topic is skin care.

Also, Lane RMC will host a weight-loss surgery seminar with Dr. Dan Bourgeois, of the Lane Surgery Group, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 14. The free informational seminar will be about laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery and held in the Staff Development Classroom at Lane.

ACT prep registering

The first of three ACT preparatory courses to be offered by Zachary High School is planned for Jan. 16.

Students interested in taking the courses should sign up in the counseling office at school.

Each class costs $10, and seating is limited.

Courses will be held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The first prep course in science will be held in A235 at Zachary High, 4200 Bronco Lane.

ACT testing is slated for Feb. 6.

BRBT hosts auditions

Each season, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre hosts national auditions for several highly respected summer intensive programs of major ballet companies.

This year, BRBT welcomes Orlando Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Met to audition regional dancers for limited spots in their prestigious programs.

The first audition for area dancers ages 12 and older is for the Orlando Ballet on Jan. 17. Registration is at 1:30 p.m., and auditions will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dancers Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court, Baton Rouge.

Each program has separate, specific audition requirements, which can be found at batonrougeballet.org.

For information, call Christy Benoit at (225) 766-8379 or email christy@batonrougeballet.org.

Rotary board to meet

The next board meeting for the Rotary Club of Zachary will begin at 10:20 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Bank of Zachary, 4743 Main St. The meeting also counts as a make-up for club members who have missed recent meetings.

The board meetings last about an hour.

Rotary meets every Thursday at noon at First Baptist Church of Zachary in the meeting room just inside the Old Baker Road entrance.

Apply for Leadership North

Leadership North, an annual leadership development program for the north Baton Rouge region, is accepting participants for the 2016 session.

The Zachary Chamber of Commerce hosts the program with assistance from Louisiana Department of Economic Development and the LSU Agricultural Center.

Participation is open to persons living or working in Baker, Baton Rouge, Central, Zachary, Pointe Coupee and East and West Feliciana parishes, who have the full support of the organization or business they represent.

The program is designed to engage emerging leaders in the region and prepare them to meet the future needs of their communities.

Application deadline is Jan. 29; visit zachary chamber.com to download.

Send news and events for Around Zachary to Stacy Gill at sgill@theadvocate.com by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.