Community Calendar for April 17-18, 2021
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Student art is museum exhibit
In the month of April, the Varnado Store Museum is featuring student art from all over the parish. This year, art was received from 10 different schools, for a total of 333 pieces. The art has been judged by an artist from St. Tammany Parish, and he stated his amazement with the art talent in Washington Parish. The art is judged by grade categories from K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, with first, second and third prizes, as well as honorable mentions being awarded. All visitors are asked to vote for a favorite piece as a People’s Choice award that will also be given at the end of the show. Each visitor is allowed to vote one time during each visit to the show. The museum is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Mt. Hermon farmers’ market
Plan a visit to Mt. Hermon on Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. until noon for the town’s “first ever” Mt. Hermon Farmers’ Market. There will be BBQ and lots of local crafts, animals and products for sale. Plus, it is rumored that Mr. Owen Tufts has agreed to play his guitar to “jazz it up” a bit. The market will be in the Rawls Pharmacy parking lot, located at the intersection of Louisiana highways 38 and 438.
Adams Cemetery meeting
The annual meeting of the Reuben Adams Cemetery will be held Sunday, April 25, at the cemetery. Due to COVID-19, no meeting was conducted last year; therefore, funds are needed for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. If you are unable to attend the meeting, a Reuben Adams Cemetery account is available at any Citizens Savings Bank location. For additional information, call 985-732-7401.
Bingo at Magic City Post No. 24, American Legion, will resume on Thursday, April 29, at 5 p.m. The jackpot will be determined by the size of the crowd. The Legion is pledged to the support of both God and Country and must ask volunteers and guests always to attire themselves with protective masks to the full extent required by our officials.
Clear warrants in parish
Got traffic or misdemeanor warrants? Missed a court date? Work with community organizations and District Attorney Warren Montgomery to clear your warrants in Washington Parish. This event will be Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton. Pre-registration is required. You can apply online at www.graenow.com or by calling one of these numbers: 318-269-8403 (Anza), 985-241-0037 (Dana), or 985-809-8394 (leave a message for call back). This program does not apply to charges involving a victim or property damage. Participants in the warrant clinic will not be arrested.
“Believe” arts camp
The “Believe” five-day performing arts camp will be returning to Bogalusa this summer. The camp includes singing, dancing and acting, taught by internationally experienced professionals from Los Angeles and New York City. The cost is $120 per student, and limited spaces are available. Register online at www.believecamp.com. This camp is open to third-grade through 12th-grade students. It will be held at Bogalusa High School on Monday, July 5, through Friday, July 9, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Riverstone Gallery and Holistic Art Center, located at 415 S. Columbia St., offers a variety of yoga classes throughout the week. Tuesdays is “Gentle Yoga” at noon — this is perfect for beginners, seniors or anyone who wants to take it slow. Tuesdays also has “Yoga Flow” at 6 p.m. — this class focuses on the breath, and is slow to moderately paced. Thursdays is “Meditation Yoga” for all ages and abilities. Saturdays is “Gentle Yoga” at 11 a.m. — an easy-going pace, with a focus on flexibility and relaxation. Classes are $12 each, or purchase a four-class pass for $40. For more information, call 985-516-6919, or message the center on Facebook.
Public wi-fi locations
The Washington Parish Library System recently acquired state funding to boost their existing public wi-fi in order to further assist the students of Washington Parish who must do class work virtually. The signal at each branch has been strengthened considerably and usage is unlimited by any number of people. Each branch also has Hot Spots to check out to patrons who have limited access to internet at home or live in rural areas with little internet access. For more information, contact any branch: Bogalusa at 985-735-1961, Franklinton at 985-839-7805, Enon at 985-839-9385 or Thomas at 985-848-7061.
Rural Behavioral Health Services, located at 59448 Highway 10 W. in Bogalusa, has COVID-19 vaccines. Call 985-732-0253 for appointments. Walk-ins welcome. To receive your vaccine, bring a photo ID, proof of insurance (if applicable) and know your date of birth.