Community Calendar

Calendar Guidelines Items for Community Calendar must be submitted in writing during regular weekday business hours at least two weeks prior to the day of the event. We will make every effort to run the item twice before the event, though it should be noted all events run in the order of their posted dates and only as space allows. Events more than two weeks away may not run until closer to the event. Each event should feature no more than two contact phone numbers. Community Calendar is offered as a public service bulletin for Jeff Davis Parish community and non-profit events. Send entries to jenn...@bellsouth.net. To publicize your event in a specific way on certain days, call 824-3011 to speak to an advertising representative.

Summer Feeding Program
Children ages 1-18 years and any person over 18 who has been determined mentally or physically handicapped by a state educational agency and is enrolled in a private or nonprofit school program are invited to attend the Summer Feeding Program at the Jeff Davis Youth Community Center (old James Ward Elementary) on Wilbert D. Rochelle Avenue. Summer Feeding will run until July 23 (closed July 4). Free breakfast is provided each weekday from 8-9 a.m. and free lunch is provided from 11 a.m. until noon. There will also be activities including sports, games, art, storytime and more. For more information call Vera Abraham at 824-3626.

May 29-June 22
Summer Reading Registration
The Summer Reading Program at the Jennings Carnegie Library will be held June 7-July 12. Kids can register anytime from May 29-June 7. Storytime and activities will be every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for pre-k and younger and 2:30 p.m. for kindergarten through third grade students. For every 30 minutes a child reads during the program, they receive one reading dollar to spend in the Carnegie Dollar Store.

June 3
First Presbyterian Welsh
Starting Sunday, June 3, hours for First Presbyterian Church in Welsh will be Sunday school, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m.; and worship, 10:30 a.m.

Spring Blood Drive Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will hold its annual Spring Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Please bring a driver’s license for proof of identification. The blood drive will be held in the Family Room next to the church. For more information, call 824-4453.

DAV Mobile Service
The nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mobile Service Office will be offering counseling and claim filing assistance for veterans and members of their families. The office will be at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8971 on 3809 Highway 190 East in Eunice from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3.

June 4
City Pool Opens
The Jennings City Pool will open to the public Monday, June 4. General swim hours are 2-5 p.m. and the cost is $1.50 per person. Swimming parties and lessons are available. Call 821-5526.

Driver Refresher Class
The Driver Safety Program of AARP announces driving refresher classes. The class is a short 4-hour course. Course at $12 for AARP members (AARP
card required) and $14 for non-members. Pre-registration for classes is recommended. Please leave a message if necessary. Jeff Davis Council on Aging, 210 State Street, Jennings, will host a class on
Monday, June 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. To register, contact 824-5504June 4-8

JHS Varsity Mini Camp
The JHS Varsity Cheerleader Mini Camp will be held June 4-8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day at the JHS gym. The camp is for ages 3 (must be potty trained) through junior high. Forms to pre-register will be sent home with K-6th grade students at all schools or may be obtained at the high school office. Registration will also be taken on the first day of camp. The cost for the camp is $35 (camp t-shirt is included in price).

Welsh First Baptist VBS
Welsh First Baptist will host vacation Bible school June 4-8 from 8:30 a.m. – noon for ages 4-11. Pre-registration will be held Saturday, June 2, from 9-11 a.m.

June 4-7 Cornerstone Baptist VBS Cornerstone Baptist Church will hold their Vacation Bible School from 8:30-11:30 a.m. the week of June 4-7. Children ages 3-12 are invited to attend. There will be snacks, music, recreational activities and crafts. For more information, call 824-9368.

June 5 American Legion Meeting James O. Hall Post 19 of the American Legion will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 5, beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be conducted at the American Legion Hall located at 111 N. Market Street in Jennings. The Post’s Ladies Auxiliary will also meet on the same date and at the same time and location. Any military veteran who is considering joining the Legion is invited to attend the Post’s meeting in order to find out more about this patriotic organization. Questions regarding the Legion can be directed to the Post’s Vice Commander Glenn McFarlain at 824-5556.

Belly Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a belly dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

June 6-10
New Hope Revival
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Welsh invites the public to attend its Fourth Annual Revival (God’s ministering through Christian women). All services start at 7 p.m. Speakers include Wednesday, June 6, Minister Terry Jane Fontenot of New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Welsh; Thursday, June 7, Minister Willie Richomond of Westlake; Friday, June 8, Evangelist Lillie Saine of Faith Healing Temple of Carencro; Saturday, June 9, Pastor Lucille Moore of Good Shepard Deliverance Revival Center of Branch. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, Pastore Kirklin of Greater First Baptist Church of Kinder will close out the anniversary services.

June 7
Tongues of Fire Judy LeJeune will be speaking at the Tongues of Fire Prayer Group meeting on Thursday, June 7. The meeting is held in the Family Room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 p.m.
Free Alzheimer’s Seminar Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) and La. Hospice and Palliative Care of Jennings invite the public to attend a free Alzheimer’s Seminar called “Caring for the Caregiver” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. The guest speaker will be RN and Director of Nursing Kathleen Guidry. For more information, call Brenda at 824-5504. Hula Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a hula dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

June 9 Jennings Farmers Market Each Saturday, rain or shine, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings is open from 7-10 a.m. in Founders Park. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor for the Main Street Farmers Market you must make, raise, or grow what you intend to sell. No store bought or import items are allowed. There is no fee to be a vendor, but you must fill out a participation form at the Farmers Market. For more information call Joann at 821-2723.

Roanoke Baptist VBS Pre-registration Roanoke Baptist Church will hold a pre-registration event for bible school from 9-11:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday, June 9. There will be games, prizes, along with hot dogs and chips. The bible school runs Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15. Those who cannot attend can register online at http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/roanokebaptist.

June 10
St. John Bazaar
The St. John Catholic Church Bazaar will be held Sunday, June 10 at the Lacassine Community Center. There will be bingo and a silent auction from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a live auction at 12:30 p.m. Pork steak dinners will be sold for $7. Call Betty at 588-4224 to order. There will be water games for kids (kids should bring own towels). There will also be a three mile run/walk at Lacassine High School. Check in is 7:30 with the race starting at 8 a.m. Early registration with t-shirt is $15 (after May 28, $20). Call Cindy at 912-8455 to join. For more information on the bazaar, contact Charlotte Ardoin at 588-4535 or George Juneau at 588-4466.

June 11 Election Commissioner Training The Jeff Davis Clerk of Court’s office will hold a certification for anyone interested in becoming an election commissioner at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11 at the multi-purpose building located on the parish fairgrounds. The certification is also for recertification of election commissioners and commissioners in charge. Election Commissioners can earn up to $200 per day. For more information contact the clerk’s office at 824-1160 or 824-1161.
410 Project in Lake Arthur The 410 Project will host a free car wash at the Lake Arthur public car wash from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11. There will also be a kids service the same day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Arthur City Park. For more information, contact Blaine or Keisha St. Germain at (337) 824-5997.

June 11-15 Roanoke Baptist VBS Roanoke Baptist Church will hold their Vacation Bible School from 8:30-11:30 a.m. the week of June 11-15, at the church, located on U.S. 90. Children in grades pre-k through fifth grade may pre-register from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the church or by visiting http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/roanokebaptist. This year’s theme is Adventures on Promise Island.
Union Baptist VBS Union Baptist Church will hold their vacation bible school from 8-11:30 a.m. the week of June 11-15. The public is invited to attend. A closing program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15. For more information call the church at (337) 824-1369.
June 12 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.

Belly Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a belly dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504. 410 Project in Jennings The 410 Project will host a free car wash in the Shoney’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. There will also be a kids service at the parish fair grounds from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the same day. For more information, contact Blaine or Keisha St. Germain at (337) 824-5997.
June 13 410 Project in Iota The 410 Project will host a free car wash from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Evangeline. There will also be a kids service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at River of Life. For more information, contact Blaine or Keisha St. Germain at (337) 824-5997. June 14 FYI Class: PC Protection The Jeff Davis Parish Public Library will hold its next FYI Class at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14 at the Jennings Branch. Learn to protect your PC with Gary Davis. Class may exceed one hour. Seating is limited. Must register. Call 824-1210.

Tongues of Fire Kat Clement will be speaking at the Tongues of Fire Prayer Group meeting on Thursday, June 14. The meeting is held in the Family Room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 p.m.

Hula Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a hula dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504. Legal Aid Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will offer free legal aid for senior citizens on Thursday June 14. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

June 16 Jennings Farmers Market Each Saturday, rain or shine, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings is open from 7-10 a.m. in Founders Park. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor for the Main Street Farmers Market you must make, raise, or grow what you intend to sell. No store bought or import items are allowed. There is no fee to be a vendor, but you must fill out a participation form at the Farmers Market. For more information call Joann at 821-2723.

June 19 Belly Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a belly dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

June 21 Hula Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a hula dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

June 23 Jennings Farmers Market Each Saturday, rain or shine, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings is open from 7-10 a.m. in Founders Park. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor for the Main Street Farmers Market you must make, raise, or grow what you intend to sell. No store bought or import items are allowed. There is no fee to be a vendor, but you must fill out a participation form at the Farmers Market. For more information call Joann at 821-2723.

June 26 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “Isaac’s Storm” by Eric Larson. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.

Belly Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a belly dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

June 28 Hula Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a hula dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

June 30
Jennings Farmers Market Each Saturday, rain or shine, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings is open from 7-10 a.m. in Founders Park. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor for the Main Street Farmers Market you must make, raise, or grow what you intend to sell. No store bought or import items are allowed. There is no fee to be a vendor, but you must fill out a participation form at the Farmers Market. For more information call Joann at 821-2723.

July 3 Belly Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a belly dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

July 5 Free Alzheimer’s Seminar Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) and La. Hospice and Palliative Care of Jennings invite the public to attend a free Alzheimer’s Seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, call Brenda at 824-5504.

July 7
Jennings Farmers Market Each Saturday, rain or shine, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings is open from 7-10 a.m. in Founders Park. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor for the Main Street Farmers Market you must make, raise, or grow what you intend to sell. No store bought or import items are allowed. There is no fee to be a vendor, but you must fill out a participation form at the Farmers Market. For more information call Joann at 821-2723.

July 10 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “Your Heart Belongs to Me” by Dean Koontz. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.

July 10 Belly Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a belly dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

July 12 Legal Aid Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will offer free legal aid for senior citizens on Thursday July 12 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.
July 17 Belly Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a belly dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.
July 19 FYI Class: Hair Bows The Jeff Davis Parish Public Library will hold its next FYI Class at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at the Jennings Branch. Learn to make hair bows with Keesha Suydam. A $5 materials fee will be assessed. Class may exceed one hour. Seating is limited. Must register. Call 824-1210.

July 24 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “When Madelyn Was Young” by Jane Hamilton. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.

July 24 Belly Dancing The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold a belly dancing class for senior citizens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

August 3 Free Alzheimer’s Seminar Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) and La. Hospice and Palliative Care of Jennings invite the public to attend a free Alzheimer’s Seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 3 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, call Brenda at 824-5504.

August 7 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “The People of The Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.

August 9 Legal Aid Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will offer free legal aid for senior citizens on Thursday August 9 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504.

September 6 Free Alzheimer’s Seminar Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) and La. Hospice and Palliative Care of Jennings invite the public to attend a free Alzheimer’s Seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, call Brenda at 824-5504.
Sept. 10 FYI Quickies On Monday Sept. 10, the McBurney Library in Welsh will offer FYI Quickies on “Backpack Safety,” which includes information and a handout, as well as “After School Snack Ideas,” which includes recipes for chocolate covered bananas with peanut butter. Recipe books and craft ideas will be on display. Call the library for more information at 734-3262.

September 13 Legal Aid Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will offer free legal aid for senior citizens on Thursday Sept. 12 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504. Sept. 17 FYI Quickies On Monday Sept. 17, the McBurney Library in Welsh will offer the FYI Quickies program “Button Magnets,” which includes one magnet for each child and directions. Recipe books and craft ideas will be on display. Call the library for more information at 734-3262. Sept. 24 FYI Quickies On Monday, Sept. 24, the McBurney Library in Welsh will offer the FYI Quickies “Family Challenge,” which includes a handout, as well as “What’s For Dinner,” featuring chicken pot pie. Recipe books and craft ideas will be on display. Call the library for more information at 734-3262.

October 4 Free Alzheimer’s Seminar Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) and La. Hospice and Pallative Care of Jennings invite the public to attend a free Alzheimer’s Seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, call Brenda at 824-5504.
October 11 Legal Aid Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will offer free legal aid for senior citizens on Thursday Oct. 11 at the COA Senior Center located at 210 South State Street. For more information, contact the COA at 824-5504. Women of Connection The Women of Connection will be meeting every Tuesday from noon until 1 p.m. at Faith Life Church at 123 West Division Street in Jennings. This is women reaching out to the needs of other women, having an open ear and being prayerful to their hurts and needs. Discussion topics and time of sharing are all welcome. For more information, contact Theresa Shelvin at 824-7367. Time for Change Narcotics Anonymous Time for Change Narcotics Anonymous are a group of addicts who meet regularly. Narcotics Anonymous has many years experience with literally hundreds of thousands of addicts and is here to share freely with any addict who wants to recover. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Time for Change Narcotics Anonymous group meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Jennings United Methodist Church, 702 Cary Avenue. Morning Call Al-Anon The Al- Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. Morning Call Al-Anon Group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at noon at the Jennings United Methodist Church, 702 Cary Avenue. Celebrate Recovery Meetings for Celebrate Recovery, a program of recovery from addictions and co-dependency, will meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lake Arthur and every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the north foyer at Bethel Ministries in Jennings. Join to work through “hurts, hang-ups and habits.” For more information, call (337) 774-3333 for Lake Arthur or 824-5997 for Jennings. Mental Health Support Group The NAMI Connections Mental Health Support Group will meet every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Jennings American Legion Hospital in the classroom on the second floor. For more information, call 246-1796 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Wig Closet The Jeff Davis Parish Wig Closet is open for all cancer treatment patients to access free of charges. Free wigs, hats, scarves and more can be selected. The Wig Closet is located at Thibodeaux, Albro and Touchet Therapy Group, 1322 Elton Road, Suite 1 in Jennings. Call 821-5532 for more information. Compassionate Friends Compassionate Friends, a self-help support organization for families dealing with the death of a child of any age, meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Women and Children’s Hospital (main entrance, first door to the right). For more information, call Cynthia or Charles Kratzer at 824-0231. Alzheimer’s Support Group Jennings Senior Care and The Jeff Davis Council on Aging (COA) will hold an Alzheimer’s disease support group every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. The meetings will be held at the COA located at 210 State Street. For more information contact COA at 824-5504. Veterans Vietnam Veterans of America The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, (insert date), at the National Guard Armory. The VVA meets on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact VVA Vice President Mike Smith at (337) 580-0598.

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