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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To publicize your event in a specific way on certain days, call 824-3011 to speak to an advertising representative.
Aug. 24-Sept. 30
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058 are currently selling Cajun cookbooks for $15 to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of Louisiana. The cookbooks may be purchased at Books N’ Java, The Tupper Museum, as well as from any Chapter 1058 member.
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.
Yellow Card Commodities
Commodities will be given to Jennings only on Friday, Sept. 7, at the parish fairgrounds.
United Night of Worship
There will be a United Night of Worship from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Strand Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. Greg Stevens and his band will lead attendees in worship, spend time in prayer for the city. For more information, call 821-5509.
Steve Menard Poker Run
A Poker Run to help defray medical and funeral expenses for Steve Menard will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8. The run will kickoff from Shop Rite in Jennings with registration from 8-10 a.m. The fee is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. The run will end up at the Fire Hut in Welsh where food will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be a raffle and a washerboard tournament. For more information, call Lenora Mallet at 224-1992, Brian Meche at 329-5542 or Theresa Meche at 734-3162.
Walter Bertrand Celebration
All friends and associates Walter Bertrand are invited to attend his 90th birthday celebration from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 in the Fire Hall at Sportsman’s Park in Welsh. For more information, call Kitty at (337) 842-0682.
St. Charles Bazaar
The St. Charles Fenton Annual Country Bazaar will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. There will be rides and games for kids, crafts, a country store, bingo and a noon auction. Pork dinners will be served along with hamburgers and much more.
Wade Hammond Concert
Bethel Ministries’ TNT group presents country/christian music artist Wade Hammond in concert on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bethel Auditorium. Wade had the No. 1 song in July on the country/christian music charts. The concert will be free but a love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Emergency Personnel Service
Jesus Worship Center will host a special service at 10:30 a.m. at the Grand Marais Ballroom on Sunday, Sept. 9 to honor all emergency workers in Jeff Davis Parish. Gene Mills, the executive director of the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), a Focus on the Family affiliate, will be the guest speaker. All are asked to wear their respective uniform and emergency vehicle are urged to use the front parking lot.
St. Lawrence Mass
St. Lawrence Mass will now be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Hathaway KC Barbecue Fundraiser
The Hathaway Knights of Columbus will host a Barbecue fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at St. Lawrence Church Hall. The plate will include a barbecue pork steak sandwich with chips for a donation of $5. For tickets, contact Jim Babineaux at 824-1874 or Russell Touchet at 734-3110.
Liberty Cemetery Meeting
The Elton Liberty Cemetery annual meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the home of Becky Tholkes located at 8375 U.S. 190 in Elton. All members and board members are urged to attend.
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.
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.
Bulk Trash Pickup
Allied Waste will begin their monthly scheduled “white goods,” yard waste and bulky items trash collection on Monday, Sept. 10. Residents should place their bulky trash, limbs and white goods items by the curbside by, Sunday, Sept. 9. For more information Allied Waste toll free at (888) 676-1668 or the City of Jennings Water Revenue office at (337) 821-5502.
AARP Driver Refresher Class
The AARP Driver Safety Program will hold a driver refresher class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at the Louisiana Technical College, Morgan Smith Campus, located at 1230 N. Main Street, in Jennings. Pre-registration for classes is recommended. To register, contact Frances Byler at 774-5167 or 370-1163.
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.
Union Baptist Hype Zone
All students from pre-k through grade twelve are invited to attend the Hype Zone every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church Family Life Center. Homework, bible study, food and fun activities are included. For more information, call 824-1369.
The Divine Connection will host a meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday Sept. 12 at the Faith Life Church Hall located at 123 W. Division St. in Jennings. The meeting will allow women to connect and share with other women on topics such as abuse, rejection, loneliness and the loss of a loved one. Lunch will be served following the session. For more information, contact Coordinator Theresa Shelvin at (337) 368-9943 or (337) 824-0960.
Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development will hold its board meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in its board room at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park.
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.
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.
Retired Teachers Meeting
All area retired teachers and staff are invited to the Jeff Davis Parish area retired teachers meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at the First Baptist Church Family life center. The program will include the honoring 2012 retirees, as well as legislative updates by Superintendent of Schools David Clayton. Dues will be payable to the treasurer.
Church Fall Bazaar
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau will hold their annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16. The event kicks off on Saturday with a fishing tournament, and weigh in begins at 12 p.m. at St. John Parish Hall. There will also be washer board tournament, music by D.J. Rusty Louivere, a chicken and sausage dinner as well as bingo that night. On Sunday, a BBQ pork dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as entertainment, concessions and a live auction. For more information call the church at 825-2278.
SFS Skeet Shoot
St. Francis School of Iota will host its ninth annual skeet shoot on Saturday, Sept. 15. The event will be held at the Cajun Elite Shooting Club in Evangeline. The top shooter will win an $800 gift card to Academy. Other awards will be given. Complimentary food and drinks will be available for all participants. To register or get more information, please call the school at (337) 779-2527.
Back to Church Sunday
Golden Chain Baptist Church in Elton is hosting its second annual Back to Church Sunday at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the church located at 1815 Martin Luther Kings Drive. This special day is set aside each year on the third Sunday of September, to invite people who do not regularly attend church to come and worship with the congregation.
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
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.
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