Community Calendar for April 21, 2021
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Community vaccination event
The Louisiana Department of Health-Office of Public Health, along with LANG, will host a Moderna community vaccination event on Thursday, April 22. The event will be at Hillcrest Baptist Church, located at 2201 Washington St. in Franklinton, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event is by appointment. You can schedule your vaccination time by calling 985-543-4880 or by using the following link: laredcap.oph.dhh.la.gov/surveys/?s=RCD74AWXHH. Onsite registration will also be available on the day of the event.
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 governmental officials.
Clear warrants in Washington 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.
COVID-19 vaccines available
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. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon and 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.
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.
Applications are available for the Montalbano Patriotic Award and can be picked up at the parish offices of Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa and Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. All graduating high school seniors who are members of either of these parishes are eligible to apply. The application/resume must include a small picture, and a 300-word, double-spaced essay titled, “What it Means to be a Catholic American.” The purpose of this essay and application is to highlight the applicant’s patriotism and Catholicism. Letters of recommendation may also be included. Deadline for the packet to be turned in to the respective church offices is Friday, April 16. This award is sponsored by the Father Hubert Bordenave Assembly Patriotic Degree in memory of Frank and Ignatius Montalbano for their dedicated service to the Catholic faith and the Knights of Columbus. There will be two one-time awards of $250 each, one going to a member of Annunciation Parish and one to a member of Holy Family Parish.