Around the Westside for July 24, 2013

The Pointe Coupee Historical Society presents “The Long, Hot Summer,” a movie filmed in 1958 at locations in Pointe Coupee and the Feliciana parishes, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center.

The motion picture stars Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Lee Remick and Tony Franciosa. But Friday night, the celebrities on hand will be Dr. Bobby Helm and other False River residents who starred as extras in the film 55 years ago.

The event is free and open to the public. Fresh popcorn and soda drinks will be available for purchase.

Class reunion

Members of all Port Allen High School graduation classes from the 1950s through 1963 are invited to a reunion on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. Organizers of “Port Allen’s Fabulous 50s Reunion” are asking 1950s graduates to call Rogge Alexander at (225) 938-2224.

Back to school expo

The Tau Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority presents its 2013 Back-to-School Health and Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Bayou Waterfront Park in Plaquemine.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature informational sessions on health, wellness and public safety. Students in pre-K through 12th grade attending the event will be given free school supplies.

For more information, contact Leuna Johnson, Charmaine Williams or Francesa Williams at taukappa
omega2@yahoo.com.

Poker Run

Southern Independent Riders will host its seventh annual Poker Run on Saturday.

The first bike/car will leave Sugarpatch Lounge, 1822 Plantation Ave., Port Allen, at 10 a.m., and the last bike/car will return there at 4 p.m. There are several pit stops in Addis and Grosse Tete.

The entry fee is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger, which includes a meal ticket. The event offers live music by Racoon, door prizes, a raffle drawing and jambalaya for dinner.

Proceeds will go to the Dream Day Foundation.

For more information, contact Wayne at (228) 234-1914 or Phyllis at (228) 223-1910.

Card party

The West Baton Rouge Historical Association hosts its Eighth annual “Christmas in July” card party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the West Baton Rouge Community Center.

The public is invited to try their luck at bridge, hand and foot canasta, Shanghai rummy, Sequence, Pokeno and other card games.

A donation of $25 per person benefits the historical association.

The registration deadline is Monday. Call Alice LeBlanc at (225) 336-2422, ext. 10, for additional information or to register.

Scooby-Doo movies

The West Baton Rouge Museum has been hosting Scooby-Doo movie-watching events on Saturdays.

Everyone is invited to show up wearing pajamas and bring along their pillows and blankets to enjoy movies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Remaining features are: “Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island” on Saturday and the live-action flick “Scooby-Doo” on Aug. 3.

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

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email at tjones@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Tuesday.