Around the Westside for July 31, 2013

Starting Monday, recycling carts in West Baton Rouge Parish (not including the city of Port Allen) will be collected as follows:

Monday: Area north of the Intracoastal Waterway, including Erwinville and Rosedale Road (not including the city of Port Allen).

Tuesday: Area south of the Intracoastal Waterway, east of La. 1 (including Brusly and Addis).

Wednesday: Area south of the Intracoastal Canal, west of La. 1 (including Brusly and Addis).

Garbage cart collection days will remain the same.

For more information, call parish government at (225) 336-2406 or Allied Waste at (225) 778-3800.

Lunchtime lecture

The West Baton Rouge Museum will present “Both Sides of the River: Highland and Bird Cemeteries Lunch Time Lecture” at noon Wednesday.

Kenny Kleinpeter, sexton for the Highland Cemetery in East Baton Rouge, will present his research on the Highland Cemetery and the Ben Hur Cemetery, which is located in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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

Lego challenge

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library is hosting Lego Challenge Days at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 8.

Children and adults are invited to bring their ideas, and the library will provide the Legos and offer building challenges.

Thursday is the date for building tall buildings and constructing the weight-bearing bridges. On Aug. 8, attendees will be challenged to build vehicles.

Register for the Lego Challenge by calling (225) 342-7920, ext. 224 or 231, or register online through the library’s website at

The programs are free and open to the public.

Tailgating fair

The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce is now selling tickets for its “Tailgating Taste Fair” scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Port Allen Community Center.

The chamber will award first-, second- and third-place honors for the best-decorated table and a people’s choice award will be given for the event’s best dish.

Tickets are $15 per person. To purchase tickets, call the chamber office at (225) 383-3140.

For more information, contact Sandra Hughes at (225) 485-4305.

After-hours social

The Greater Pointe Coupee Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours gathering from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Landing Bar, underneath Satterfield’s Restaurant on Main Street in New Roads.

Chamber members are invited to attend, as well as any other business owners who may want to learn more about the chamber.

For more information, contact Kurt Kellerman at (225) 603-7831.

Class reunion

Members of all Port Allen High School graduation classes from the 1950s through 1963 are invited to a reunion Oct. 18-19.

Graduates are asked to call Rogge Alexander at (225) 938-2224.

Submit news to Westside Bureau Chief Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email at Deadline: noon Tuesday.