Around the Westside for Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Pointe Coupee Historical Society invites the public to tour three of the parish’s historic homes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The featured homes on the society’s “Historic House Tour” are Pointe Coupee Bed-and-Breakfast, or Samson House, in New Roads; Dreyfus House Bed-and-Breakfast in Livonia and the Pourciau House in New Roads.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Museum and the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center also will host open house events that day.

As an added treat, the ancient Randall Oak will be included on the historic tour.

Maps of the featured destinations will be available at each house and at the Poydras Center in New Roads and the Pointe Coupee Museum on False River Road.

For information, call (225) 638-6575.

Poker Run

We Are the Difference Inc. is sponsoring a fundraising poker run Saturday.

Registration for the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Chuck’s Lounge in Addis.

Spaghetti dinners, prepared by Navarre’s Outdoor Cooking, will be provided for all participants. Dinner tickets may be purchased individually by contacting Rhonda Harrell at (225) 687-2029.

Proceeds from the poker run benefit the nonprofit’s indigent fund.

Friday night fishing

The public is invited to attend or take part in False River’s Friday night “Cookie Jar” bass fishing tournaments at Morrison Parkway Public Boat Dock in New Roads.

The bass tournaments are held from 7 p.m. to midnight every Friday this month, leading up to the final classic tournament. The date of the classic tournament has yet to be decided.

For information on entry fees, call Guy Perkins at (225) 293-3402.

An evening with pictures

The West Baton Rouge Museum invites the public to its “Evening with Photojournalist Steve Schapiro: Capturing Images of America’s 20th Century Heroes” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Photojournalist and author Steve Schapiro will be on hand to give a talk, sign books and serve as guest of honor at a wine-and-cheese reception.

The event complements the museum’s new exhibition, “Heroes: Photographs by Steve Schapiro,” running April 12 to June 9.

Schapiro’s work, which spans five decades, includes some photos he took during the civil rights movement.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

Chamber luncheon

The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce will hold its April membership meeting o April 24 at the Addis Community Center.

Maura Donahue, past chairwoman of the chamber’s board of directors, is scheduled to serve as luncheon guest speaker. Donahue is executive vice president of DonahueFavret Contractors Inc.

RSVPs are required. To reserve a spot, email bonnie@wbrchamber.org or call (225) 383-3140.

Tickets are $20 apiece for chamber members and $25 each for non-members.

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.