Looking North for May 30, 2013

Centenary State Historic Site in Jackson presents “Our Brave and Honored Dead” at 11 a.m. Saturday, a Memorial Day program honoring all of the soldiers who fought in the Civil War, especially those who died at Centenary College.

During the war, the college served as a Confederate hospital. Local re-enactors will hold a service of remembrance, including a gun salute, and lay a wreath on the monument in the Civil War cemetery on the grounds.

A minister will offer prayers, and a local historian will talk about Centenary’s involvement in the war, the men buried in the cemetery and what happened to most of Centenary’s students who left college to fight.

Recycle electronics

Saturday’s Clinton Community Market includes an electronics recycling collection point by Keep Feliciana Beautiful on the south side of the courthouse in downtown Clinton from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop with food and fresh produce vendors, flower and shrub sellers, jewelry makers, cutlery vendors and more.

Art show opens

An opening reception is planned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for a St. Francisville art show at Backwoods Art Gallery, 5201 Ferdinand St., that features work by members of Arts for All, an umbrella organization for the arts in West Feliciana Parish.

Nationally known and local amateur artists are participating in the show, which runs from Saturday through Aug. 31.

The public is invited to attend.

G-P scholarships

Sarah Hahn, a Baton Rouge Magnet High School graduate, and Gerald Tate Sibley, of Walker High, were among 50 recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation scholarships this year.

The scholarships, worth up to $8,000, are given to the children of Georgia-Pacific employees across the country, and the program is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

The company’s Port Hudson mill also awarded scholarships to Zachary High students Nicholas Maxey and Lyle Tynes, who plan to study engineering at LSU.

Firepower demonstration

Port Hudson State Historic Site on U.S. 61 northwest of Zachary presents its monthly Civil War firepower program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Site staff members will demonstrate Civil War-era reproduction weapons such as cannons, muskets, rifles, carbines and pistols. A brief description will be given of each weapon and how it is loaded and used.

Grandparents support

Forever Open Arms, a support group for persons raising their grandchildren or the children of other relatives, will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker branch library, 3501 Groom Road.

The public is invited to attend.

Game day

Teenagers are invited to the Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, at 3 p.m. Tuesday for Xbox Game Day, a chance to hang out with other teens and play “Halo 4” on the Xbox.

Light refreshments will be served. Call (225) 778-5960 to register.

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