News Briefs

Easter events
this weekend
A number of Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for this weekend.
Union Parish Egg Hunt
The Farmerville Recreation Department and Union Parish will host the annual Union Parish Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon on March 29 at the Willie Davis Recreation Center, 116 Cox Ferry Road in Farmerville.
Bring your baskets. There will be door prizes, music, a whole lot of Easter Eggs and, of course, the Easter Bunny.
NELA Rehab Egg Hunt
NELA Rehabilitation will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Edgewood Plantation, 8876 Bernice Hwy, in Farmerville.
The event is free and open to all ages. Games, donuts and the Easter Bunny is expected to make an appearance. The Egg Hunt begins at 11:30 a.m.
Spearsville Egg Hunt
The Village of Spearsville will host an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Spearsville Park.
The event is free and open to all ages. One thousand eggs, snacks and a visit from – wait for it – the Easter Bunny!
Arbor Lake Car Hop
Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehab will be hosting an Easter Car Hop from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, at 1155 Sterlington Hwy in Farmerville.

Mayan ruins subject
of presentation today
Altun Ha, a small but significant Mayan site in Belize, will be the subject of a talk by Dr. Gary Stringer in the Union Museum of History and Art on Thursday, March 21, at 5 p.m.
Dr. Stringer is Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Admission is free.

Library to offer one-day women’s self-defense class
A one-day self defense class will be held at the Union Parish Library April 6 from 3-5 p.m.
Girls below age 15 must be accompanied by an adult, who is not obligated to participate but must be on the premises during the class.
The library is located at 202 W Jackson St in Farmerville. Call 368-9226 for more information.

Annual CleanUP day
set for April 27
The annual CleanUP day, when parish churches, businesses and organizations of all types spend a day picking up trash around the parish, is set for April 27.
The yearly community effort is coordinated by the Keep Union Beautiful organization.
To register for the event, groups should choose a section of parish roadway and email keepunionbeautiful@gmail.com to let them know where your group will be working.
While supplies last, t-shirts will be provided to registered volunteers. Groups should include in their registration email the sizes needed to outfit their team.
Trash bags will be provided, also while supplies last, and will be available for pick up beginning April 22.

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