The LSU Agricultural Center will present Ag Magic on the River from Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for school groups and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the public. The event will be held at Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway in Violet.

Ag Magic is an interactive, educational experience for young children and their families presented in a fun, hands-on way. School groups from St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. John parishes are welcome.

Volunteers are needed. For information, call (504) 278-4234.

Sippin’ in the Sunset

The Old Arabi Neighborhood Association’s monthly Sippin’ in the Sunset will be held Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., in Old Arabi.

The social offers guests the chance to shop, eat, hear live music and visit with friends, all under one roof. There will be food from local restaurants, arts and crafts, beer and wine.

For information or to become a vendor, call Maegan Dobson at (504) 756-7143.

Senior driving course

The AARP will present a driving course on May 11 at 1 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 8201-A W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette.

The four-hour course is open to the public at a cost of $15 for national AARP members and $20 for others. Some insurance companies have discounts for taking the course, but check with them to be sure.

Farmers market

The St. Bernard Seafood and Farmers Market will be open May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St. in historic Old Arabi.

The market provides a place for local farmers and fishers to sell their products, and local artisans to showcase their handmade arts and crafts. Visitors also can find delicious baked goods, jams, pickled goods and fresh herbs.

For information, call (504) 278-4242.

Vaccinations, microchipping

St. Bernard Animal Services will offer rabies vaccinations and microchipping May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the animal shelter, 5455 E. Judge Perez Drive, Violet.

Dog and cat owners may have their animals vaccinated against rabies and receive a rabies tag for $15 per pet and microchipped for identification at a cost of $15 per pet. Only cash is accepted.

All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in a pet taxi or cat carrier (no cardboard boxes).

For more information, call the animal shelter at (504) 278-1534.

Battlefield history talks

History buffs are invited to discover 1815’s Battle of New Orleans with ranger talks daily from 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. at Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.

For information, call (504) 281-0510 or visit Admission is free.

4-H awards

St. Bernard Parish 4-H Junior Leader Faith Gonzales, a student at Chalmette High School, received the Louisiana 4-H Club Award, a state award that recognizes outstanding 4-H Club members for their contributions to 4-H work through leadership, citizenship and community service.

4-H member Elena Templet, a student at Andrew Jackson Middle School, recently received the Louisiana 4-H Award of Excellence, a state award that recognizes 4-H Club members for outstanding 4-H work among Junior 4-H members.

4-H Club Junior Leader Olivia Rivera, a student at Chalmette High School, was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the St. Bernard Parish Scott Tractor Foundation, along with a $100 college scholarship from the Louisiana State 4-H Foundation. Rivera has been a 4-H club member for nine years and has participated in the Junior Leader Club for six years.

FBI Academy graduate

St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputy Lt. Stephen Ingargiola recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Virginia.

Ingargiola, a resident of Meraux, has been in law enforcement since 1998. A former member of the patrol and special operations divisions, Ingargiola was promoted to lieutenant in 2014 and is now a member of the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, its bomb squad, dive team and underwater explosive recovery team.

Ingargiola also recently earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration and is working in a master’s program at the University of New Orleans.

Kim Gritter writes about people, places and events in St. Bernard Parish. She can be reached at