Activities coming soon

Because of Hurricane Delta, the celebration of the Zachary Farmers Market has been postponed. Be sure to watch for the rescheduled event in a couple of weeks. 

Also, several area groups have planned activities for November, so be on the lookout for those.

Until then, Zachary High's homecoming is Friday, Oct. 16. The team will play Istrouma High that night and the court will be presented at halftime.

Also that weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 17, The Community Bike Riders invite people to the Ride in Pink breast cancer awareness ride from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Zachary Train Depot. Refreshments and a testimonial will follow. Call (225) 301-9565 or email

Drive-up flu shots planned

Baton Rouge General’s family medicine clinic in Zachary is teaming with the YMCA to bring drive-up flu shot events to the community from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 and 26 outside the Americana YMCA, 4200 Liberty Way. CC’s Coffee House will be on hand with free coffee for those receiving flu shots.

Ages 3 and up are welcome, and flu shots are free with most insurances. Noninsurance payment options are available. Bring a valid photo ID and insurance card and remember to wear a mask. For information, call (225) 237-1625.

City observes Breast Cancer Awareness month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

The City of Zachary is participating in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is encouraging its employees and residents to spread the word about mammograms and early detection.

Early detection is the key to being treated and the better chances of your breast cancer being cured. Of the cases that are diagnosed at a localized stage, 62% have a 99% five-year survival rate.

Mayor David Amrhein and members of the Zachary City Council will be showing their support by wearing pink at all city council meetings during the month of October to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer. 

Boo at the Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 24th annual Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 17-18 and Oct. 24-25. Admission gates will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and zoo grounds close at 5 p.m. Regular zoo admission applies and free for members. For more information on Boo at the Zoo, visit or call (225) 775-3877. 

Document shredding available

The Bank of Zachary will have a free Community Shred Day from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at the Main Branch, 4743 Main St., Zachary.

Lane Foundation Golf Tournament coming

The Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation’s third annual Golf Tournament is Nov. 6, at Beaver Creek Golf Course, Zachary, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is underway; entry fee is $400 per team or $100 per individual golfer and includes golf cart, course fee, driving range balls, gift bag, and refreshments and food along the course. For registration  or sponsorship information, visit or call (225) 658-6699.

Golf tournament supports work of Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Council 10080 in Zachary is hosting its 5th annual Golf Scramble Tournament on Oct. 31 at the Copper Mill Golf Course. Cost is $50 per player or $200 per 4-person team. Individuals can be placed on teams. Coffee and light breakfast are provided before play starts at 8 a.m. Lunch and awards are at the conclusion of play. Hole sponsors and prizes are sought. Hole sponsorship in $75. Contact the Zachary KCs at (225) 270-1074 or to register to play or sponsor. For details visit 

Free vision screening for preschool children

Zachary Lions Club, in conjunction with the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation, is operating the Louisiana Lions Cubsight program that provides a free vision screening for children to detect potential vision disorders in children that can cause permanent loss vision when treatment is delayed. Members conduct screenings at preschools, daycare centers, Sunday schools or any place that children regularly gather.

Children between 1 and 5 years old should have a vision check. Contact any Lions Cubsight team members or call (225) 654-6325. The child's vision is tested with a camera that determines in 1 second whether the child's vision passes or needs to be referred to an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Get you rifles ready for the season

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office invites the public to its annual Hunter’s Sight-in Program. Visit the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Firearms Training facility, 999 W. Irene Road, Zachary, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 or Nov. 1. All weapons will be sighted in by range staff only. Weapons must be in good working condition. No muzzleloaders and no reloaded ammunition will be fired. Contact the range staff at (225) 389-8268 with questions.

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