Community Callendar

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.

 

 

July 30-Aug. 3

FUMC of Lake Arthur Bible School

The First United Methodist Church of Lake Arthur will hold bible school for children ages 5-12 years old starting at 9 a.m. the week of Monday, July 30 through August 3. Lunch will be served daily and the lessons are entitled “SONRISE Bible Stories.” Activities will include stories, singing, crafting and games. Parents are welcome to attend any of the sessions. There is no need to register. For more information contact Betty Wade at 774-2711.

 

July 30-August 10                                                                    

James Ward Elementary Registration

Registration for new students in Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at James Ward Elementary School, located at 208 Shankland Avenue. Students must be four years old by Sept. 30 to enter pre-kindergarten and five years old by Sept. 30 to enter kindergarten. Parents should bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, shot record, and Social Security card. For more information, contact the school at 824-1235.

 

August 2

Blood Drive

LifeShare Blood Centers will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Walmart in Jennings.

 

Meet and Greet

Welsh-Roanoke Jr. High School will hold its back-to-school Meet and Greet on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. in the WAR Gym. There will be a special meeting prior to this at 5:30 p.m. for all seventh and eighth grade parents regarding opportunities for Carnegie credit during this school term.

 

Tongues of Fire

Kevin Trahan will be speaking at the Tongues of Fire Prayer Group meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2. The meeting is held in the Family Room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 p.m.

 

HHS Parent Orientation

Hathaway High School will host parent orientation on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. in the gym. At least one parent is encouraged to attend. Parents may join the PTC and pay their child’s fees prior to the meeting.

 

WAR Meet and Greet

Welsh-Roanoke Jr. High School will hold its back to school Meet and Greet on Thursday, August 2 at 6 p.m. in the WAR Gym.  There will be a special meeting prior to this at 5:30 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade parents regarding opportunities for Carnegie credit during this school term.

 

James Ward Back to School Night

James Ward Elementary will host a back to school night for the parents of first and second graders at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. School begins for first and second graders on Aug. 10. For more information, contact the school at 824-1235.

 

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.

 

JHS Freshman Orientation

Jennings High freshman orientation will be held from 8 a.m. until noon Friday, Aug. 3. Schedules will be available after. Students must pay a $6 fee to receive their schedules. This fee pays for locker, student ID and handbook.

 

OLPH Barbecue Fundraiser

Our Lady of Perpetual Health Catholic Church will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at the church hall located at 920 S. Broadway Street in Jennings. Tickets cost $8 and the plate lunch includes a choice of barbecue pork steak or half chicken, rice dressing green beans and potato salad. For tickets, call (337) 824-3182.

 

James Ward Pre-K Orientation

James Ward Elementary will hold orientation for pre-k students at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. Pre-K students start school on Tuesday, Aug. 14. For more information, contact the school at 824-1235.

 

August 4

RUMC Spaghetti Fundraiser

Roanoke United Methodist Church will host its annual spaghetti fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. It is take-out orders only. The meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, a green salad, garlic bread and dessert for a $7 donation. For more information or tickets, please call Sherry at (337) 526-1792 or Janet at (337) 794-0979.

 

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.

 

August 4-5

Co-ed Softball Tourney

A Relay for Life Co-Ed Softball Tournament will be held Aug. 4-5 at Dickie Chapman Memorial Baseball Complex in Lake Arthur. The cost is $150 per team. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Jeff Davis Parish. For more information call Sammy Lejeune at 329-0537 or Elizabeth Landry at 329-2878.

 

August 6

Quarterback Club

The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at Green’s Café. Parents, family and friends of the JHS Bulldogs are urged to attend the meetings held every Monday during football season. For more information, call 246-1688.

 

Blood Drive

LifeShare Blood Centers will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Welsh Fire Department Training Room.

 

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 8

OLI Back To School Night

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School will host “Back To School Night” to kick off the school year at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the school’s gym. Parents and students are invited to attend to get information on policies, expectations, events and materials, as well as the opportunity to sign up for extra-curricular activities and visit with the faculty and staff.

 

Free Library Class “Computer Foundations”

The Jeff Davis Parish Library is teaming up with the state to offer the computer class, “Computer Foundations,” for free to the public. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Jennings Headquarters branch located at 118 W. Plaquemine Street. The class will include hands-on training on basic computer topics such as hardware and software, how to use a mouse, keyboard and monitor, Internet browsing, computer networking, email and more. For more information or to register, visit the state’s website at http://www.state.lib.la.us or call (888) 487-2700.

 

Midweek Market

Each Wednesday, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings hosts a Midweek Market from 4-6 p.m. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor  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.

 

August 9

Jean Cooley Benefit

A benefit to help with medical expenses for Jennings Police Detective Jean Cooley will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 9. Pickup will be on Broadway Street behind LaBelle Femme Dress Shop. A $5 donation includes a barbecue hamburger, chips and a cold drink. For tickets call the store at 824-7272 or Peaches Guidry at 821-5511.

 

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.

 

James Ward Kindergarten Orientation

James Ward Elementary will hold orientation for kindergarten students at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. Class assignments will be posted in the school’s gym that night. Kindergarten students start school on Tuesday, Aug. 14. For more information, contact the school at 824-1235.

 

August 9-13

James Ward Pre-K and Kindergarten Testing

James Ward Elementary will hold required testing for pre-k and kindergarten students Thursday, Aug. 9 through Monday, Aug. 13. Postcards have been mailed with appointment times. For more information, contact the school at 824-1235.

 

August 11

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.

 

Paul “Tee Paul” Guidry Benefit

A cake bingo for Paul “Tee Paul” Guidry to help defray funeral expenses will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on La. 102 in Jennings. The cake bingo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the auction will take place from 2-4 p.m. There will also be raffle tickets and food sold. For more information, call Terry at 616-8146 or Mary at 329-3682.

 

August 11-12

J-Town Showdown Golf Tourney

The fifth annual J-Town Showdown Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 11-12 at the Jennings Golf and Country Club. The tournament is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The tournament format is a two-man scramble on a full field of 96 teams that are expected. The entry fee is $150 person/$300 team with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, please call Robert Hoke at 224-4404 or the Jennings Golf and Country Club at 824-1274.

 

August 13

Quarterback Club

The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at Green’s Café. Parents, family and friends of the JHS Bulldogs are urged to attend the meetings held every Monday during football season. For more information, call 246-1688.

 

August 13-15

New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Welsh invites to the public to its “Youth Back-2-School Revival” to be held 6:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 13-15. Pastor Samuel C. Lofton will be speaking a word of refreshing for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

August 14

Veterans Vietnam Veterans of America

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the National Guard Armory. The VVA meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact VVA Vice President Mike Smith at (337) 580-0598.

 

August 15

Free Library Class “Introducing Windows”

The Jeff Davis Parish Library is teaming up with the state to offer the computer class, “Introducing Windows,” for free to the public. The class will be held at the Jennings Headquarters branch located at 118 W. Plaquemine Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The course is designed to introduce students to the Windows Operating System (OS). For more information or to register, visit the state’s website at http://www.state.lib.la.us or call (888) 487-2700.

 

Applications for the 2013 Environmental

Quality Incentives Program or EQIP are now being taken, but the cut off date for the first ranking pool applications is August 15. EQIP is a USDA Farm Bill program that provides technical and financial assistance to install conservationpractices. Producers must apply by August 15 to be considered in the first ranking pool. Please call the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or Jefferson Davis Soil and Water

Conservation District office located at 2003 Port Drive. Call 337-824-0975 extension #3. All USDA programs and services are available on a nondiscriminatory basis and is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Midweek Market

Each Wednesday, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings hosts a Midweek Market from 4-6 p.m. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor  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.

 

August 16

Tongues of Fire

Mary Ann Janise will be speaking at the Tongues of Fire Prayer Group meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16. The meeting is held in the Family Room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 p.m.

 

August 18

Women’s Breakfast

Lake Charles Chapter of Magnificat will hold a women’s breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Grand Marais Courtyard and Pavilion in Jennings. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Crossroad Bookstore at 601 W. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles, by phone to Sherree LaBouve at (337) 247-2419, or by email to sta...@magnificat-lakecharles.org. Childcare is available upon advanced request. Speaker will be Brenda Hardee.

 

August 20

Quarterback Club

The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 at Green’s Café. Parents, family and friends of the JHS Bulldogs are urged to attend the meetings held every Monday during football season. For more information, call 246-1688.

 

August 21

Book Club

The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “In The Garden of Beasts “ by Eric Larson. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534

 

August 22

Midweek Market

Each Wednesday, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings hosts a Midweek Market from 4-6 p.m. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor  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.

 

August 23

Tongues of Fire

The Tongues of Fire Prayer Group meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16. The meeting is held in the Family Room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 p.m.

 

August 24

SLWVH Annual Resource Fair

The Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. This year’s theme is “Wild West Country” and participants are encouraged to dress in western wear. There will be door prizes, health and resource information, a veterans craft sale and barbecue poboys sold for lunch. For more information, call Christy Callens at 824-2829 Ext. 113.

 

August 27

Quarterback Club

The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at Green’s Café. Parents, family and friends of the JHS Bulldogs are urged to attend the meetings held every Monday during football season. For more information, call 246-1688.

 

August 29

Midweek Market

Each Wednesday, the Main Street Farmers Market in Jennings hosts a Midweek Market from 4-6 p.m. Some items available are fresh vegetables and produce, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, canned goods and more. To qualify as a vendor  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.

 

September 3

Quarterback Club

The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3 at Green’s Café. Parents, family and friends of the JHS Bulldogs are urged to attend the meetings held every Monday during football season. For more information, call 246-1688.

 

September 4

Book Club

The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “Gold “ by Chris Cleave. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.

 

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.

 

September 7

Free Library Class “Microsoft Office Word 2010: Level 1”

The Jeff Davis Parish Library is teaming up with the state to offer the computer class, “Microsoft Office Word 2010: Level 1,” for free to the public. The class will held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Jennings Headquarters Branch located at 118 W. Plaquemine Street. Students will learn the basic functions and features of Word 2010. For more information or to register, visit the state’s website at http://www.state.lib.la.us or call (888) 487-2700.

 

September 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.

 

Quarterback Club

The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at Green’s Café. Parents, family and friends of the JHS Bulldogs are urged to attend the meetings held every Monday during football season. For more information, call 246-1688.

 

September 11

Veterans Vietnam Veterans of America

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the National Guard Armory. The VVA meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact VVA Vice President Mike Smith at (337) 580-0598.

 

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.

 

September 13

Free Library Class “Resume Building and Beyond”

The Jeff Davis Parish Library is teaming up with the state to offer the computer class, “Resume Building and Beyond,” for free to the public. The class will held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Jennings Headquarters Branch located at 118 W. Plaquemine Street. Students will learn to create their own resume, design their own portfolio and more. For more information or to register, visit the state’s website at http://www.state.lib.la.us or call (888) 487-2700.

 

September 16

Book Club

The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “Gone Girl “ by Gillian Flynn. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.

 

September 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

 

Quarterback Club

The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 at Green’s Café. Parents, family and friends of the JHS Bulldogs are urged to attend the meetings held every Monday during football season. For more information, call 246-1688.

library for more information at 734-3262.

 

September 24

Quarterback Club

The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at Green’s Café. Parents, family and friends of the JHS Bulldogs are urged to attend the meetings held every Monday during football season. For more information, call 246-1688.

 

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.

 

Free Library Class “Microsoft Office Excel 2010 – Level 1”

The Jeff Davis Parish Library is teaming up with the state to offer the computer class, “Microsoft Office Excel 2010 – Level 1,” for free to the public. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Jennings Headquarters branch located at 118 W. Plaquemine Street. Students will learn the basic functions and features of Excel 2010. For more information or to register, visit the state’s website http://www.state.lib.la.us or call (888) 487-2700.

 

 

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