Empty the shelter
From July 11 to July 31, in partnership with the Bissell Pet Foundation, West Feliciana Animal Humane Society will participate in the Empty the Shelter program.
During these two weeks, any animal from the West Feliciana Parish Animal Shelter can be adopted for a $25 fee. The adopted animal can be a puppy or a dog, a kitten or a cat.
Normal adoption procedure will be followed, so potential adopters should begin the process by completing the online application form at www.jotform.com/shannonsshaffer/adoptionapplication. You will find photos and information about the animals available on www.wfahs.org or on the Friends of the West Feliciana Animal Humane Society Facebook page.
For more information, email through the website or call the shelter during business hours at (225) 635-5801.
Christmas in July
Christmas in July Community Market Day is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 9 at the West Feliciana Sports Park Ag Barn.
All vendors welcome at $15 a table. The seller is responsible for installation and cleaning. Call (225) 784-8447 to reserve a spot. The market will have produce, vegetables, arts, crafts, jewelry and more.
bodybuilding for women
A new session of Strong Women, a research-based strength training program, will be offered by the West Feliciana Parks and Recreation Department beginning July 12. Classes will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The session will last approximately 6 weeks, with a possible mid-session break, exact dates to be determined.
Classes will be held at the WF Community Center at 10498 La. 965, St. Francisville.
Research shows that a strength training program not only improves muscle strength and bone density, but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms and increases flexibility. This is especially important for middle-aged and older women who often see many of these functions decline with age, according to a press release.
For more information on registration, equipment requirements, or other questions about the Strong Women program, contact Pam Myers, Instructor, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (225) 635-4878.
Art exhibits featuring the Felicianas
The Capitol Park Museum has opened two new exhibits, including “Letitia Huckaby: This Same Dusty Road.”
The exhibit features quilted photographic works based on the faith, family, and cultural heritage of Huckaby in Louisiana. Much of the work in this exhibit grew out of memories of a visiting family who lived along La. 19. Through heirloom fabrics, traditional hand quilting techniques and photography, Huckaby harnesses the legacy of her family – especially the matriarchs – linking and confronting past and current inequalities.
Send news and events for East and West Feliciana Parishes to [email protected] by noon Friday or call (225) 388-0731.