Clinton candidate forum set
By James Minton
October 16, 2012
East Feliciana Parish Democrats will hold a Monday forum for all candidates running for public office Nov. 6 in the town of Clinton. The forum will be at JD’s Seafood & BBQ Restaurant at 6:30 p.m.
The public is invited to hear from the candidates and ask questions. Voters will choose a mayor and five aldermen in the election.
The Baker Heritage Museum, 1606 Main St., is seeking the donation of one or more pumpkins of any and various sizes and shapes for a museum “Paint Your Pumpkin” activity for children ages 5-12 on Oct. 27. “We hope to have enough pumpkins donated so that the activity can be a free event and the kids can take their artwork home for Halloween decorations, and after Halloween, to bake into pumpkin pies,” Museum Director Jean Byers said.
Call the museum at (225) 774-1776 to donate a pumpkin.
Lane Regional Medical Center offers a free newborn-care class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital’s staff development classroom. The course covers all that is needed to know to care for an infant in the first few weeks of life. Registration is required; call (225) 654-5263.
The hospital’s staff and physicians will have a “meet and greet” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 for the hospital’s newest doctors. The public is invited to attend.
Symphony ticket sales
Tickets for the St. Francisville Symphony Association’s Chamber Concert Series are now on sale, with the first concert set at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Grace Episcopal Church. Timothy Muffit will be the conductor of the string chamber orchestra.
Other concerts are set Nov. 30 and April 5.
Tickets for the entire series are available for $50 ($48 for seniors) or $20 for individual concerts. Children are admitted free of charge for the first and third concerts when they are accompanied by a parent. The tickets can be purchased at the Bank of St. Francisville or by calling the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra ticket office at (225) 383-0500.
Some 15 or more boxing matches featuring fighters from several states will be held at the Baker Municipal Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road, at 4 p.m. Sept. 29 during the Baker Buffalo Festival. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.
Baker rising event
Community Harvest, an organization of Baker Christians, will have a free “Baker on the Rise – Fun Day,” featuring food, entertainment and games Saturday from 10 a.m. until lunch is completed at the Baker Civic Club Little League Field, 2640 N. Magnolia Drive.
The Capital Area Technical College has chosen Johnny Arceneaux, dean of the Folkes campus in Jackson, to additionally serve as dean of the Jumonville campus in New Roads. Arceneaux has led the Jackson vo-tech school for five years.
To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: noon Wednesday.