Around the Westside for Nov. 7, 2012

Veterans Day observances scheduled

The West Baton Rouge Museum and the West Baton Rouge Parish Library will co-host a book club meeting Wednesday to accompany a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibit, “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation.”

The book club will meet from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the museum.

Members, led by moderator Paul Paskoff, will read Tom Brokaw’s “The Greatest Generation.”

The program is free, but space is limited. For more information, contact Jeannie Luckett at (225) 336-2422.

Veterans salute

The public is invited to attend the Iberville Salute to Veterans event Sunday.

The event is scheduled to take place from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Iberville Veterans Memorial on Railroad Avenue in Plaquemine.

The celebration will feature bagpipers, a Coast Guard helicopter flyover, the Iberville Wall of Veterans photo display and a special ascending patriotic light show.

Brusly program

Brusly will host its annual Veterans Day program and reception at noon Sunday at Town Hall.

Veterans are especially invited to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

Technology training

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library is offering free access to online technology training hosted by CBT Nuggets. Visit http://www.cbt
nuggets.com for an overview of all courses offered.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jerry Durden or Luis Interiano at (225) 342-7920.

Art festival

Plaquemine’s Main Street Program is inviting the public to its Third annual Fiber Art Festival on Friday and Saturday in Plaquemine.

On Friday, the festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. On Saturday, the festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park.

The public may sign up for educational classes in cross-stitch, jewelry, quilting embroidery, rug hooking, spinning, weaving and more.

For more information, call Charlene Bishop at (225) 687-8392 or (225) 776-4119.

Health screenings

The LHC Group is offering health screenings to the public free of charge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at The Mill in New Roads.

Looking for history

The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site is seeking information, facts, event details and personal or family stories involving Bayou Plaquemine for inclusion in the Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration scheduled to take place on Nov. 16 and Nov. 17.

Respond to Stan Richardson between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at (225) 687-7158.

High school reunion

The former Cohn High School Grand Reunion for graduating classes of 1949 through 1969 will be held Dec. 28 through Dec. 30.

The event will take place at the Erwinville Community Center in Port Allen. For more information, contact Arthell Brown at (225) 343-1907.

To submit news about Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, contact Westside Bureau Chief Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email, tjones@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Tuesday.