Looking North for April 18

Angola Rodeo tickets selling fast

Saturday’s performance of the spring Angola Prison Rodeo is a sellout, but a few tickets still may be available for the Sunday rodeo if you call quickly, Louisiana State Penitentiary Assistant Warden Cathy Fontenot said Wednesday. Call (225) 655-2030 or (225) 655-2607 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Performances of the longest-running prison rodeo in the world begin at 2 p.m., and the prison gates open at 9 a.m. for visitors who wish to browse through the gallery of inmate arts and crafts on sale. Admission to only the arts and crafts show is half the rodeo price and payable at the gate.

Lunch and learn

Dr. Joseph Nesheiwat, with Zachary Rheumatology, will discuss “What Arthritis Patients Should Know About Osteoporosis” during the “Ask the Doctor” Lunch and Learn session at noon Monday in the Staff Development Classroom at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary.

The session is free and includes a light lunch, but reservations are required. Call (225) 654-5263.

All about acupuncture

Join licensed acupuncturist Ashley Johnson for an “Introduction to Acupuncture” at 6 p.m. April 25 in the Staff Development Classroom at Lane Regional Medical Center.

Advance reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call (225) 654-5263.

Baker’s birthday

May 3 is the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the Baker Post Office in the village bordering the Yazoo-Mississippi Valley Railroad line, and the city of Baker will hold an “Old-fashioned Get-Together” on that day, starting at 5 p.m. in the park adjacent to City Hall.

Planned as a big tailgating party, the event will include burying a time capsule.

To contribute items for the capsule, deliver them to Ginger Vann or Andrew Stamps at City Hall or to the Heritage Museum, 1606 Main St.

Arts alive

The Zachary Community School District’s Talented Arts Program will present “Arts Alive 2013: A Talented Theatre and Visual Arts Showcase” on April 26 in the Zachary High School Visual and Performing Arts Center.

The event will feature work created by talented theatre and talented art students in grades 1-12.

The visual art gallery will open for visitors at 6 p.m., and seating for the theater performances will begin at 6:45 p.m. with a curtain time of 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book signing set

Children’s author Stephanie Jones will sign copies of her book, “The Puddin’ Spot,” from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during the Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Louisiana convention at Bethany World Prayer Center, 13855 Plank Road, in Baker.

Welty home visit

The Feliciana Chapter of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU is participating in a bus trip and tour of author Eudora Welty’s home and garden in Jackson, Miss., on April 26. Non-OLLI members may participate. The cost is $65; the bus will pick up passengers in St. Francisville at 8 a.m. Contact OLLI at LSU at (225) 578-6763 or visit the organization’s website to sign up.

To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; email: jminton@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Wednesday.