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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To publicize your event in a specific way on certain days, call 824-3011 to speak to an advertising representative.
October 19 – November 30 Hathaway Little Dribblers Registration Hathaway Little Dribblers is now registering children for the 9-14 year old league. Only children registered in Hathaway School District are eligible to play. On Saturday, Nov. 3, students can register at the school’s gym from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The last day to register is Nov. 30. Forms can be picked up at the school or at Butchie’s Corner Store and can be mailed to the address on the form or given to any board member. For more information, call Wayne Fruge at 789-3870 or Dawn Augustine at 246-0582.
LifeShare Blood Centers will host a blood drive from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at First Baptist Church in Jennings.
JPD Library Board Meeting The regular meeting of the Jeff Davis Parish Library Board will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Headquarters Branch located at 118 W. Plaquemine St. in Jennings.
St. Francis Art Campus
St. Francis School in Iota will host an Art on Campus Student Session for school-aged students on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Art supplies will be provided. Participants take home their masterpiece. Artwork will be a cross design using acrylic on canvas. Cost $35 and proceeds benefit the school. Painting session will be led by Brenda Joubert, artist and educator. Adult Session will paint a landscape using acrylics on canvas the same day from 6-8 p.m. Cost for adults is $40. For more information, call St. Francis at (337) 779-2527.
Chicken Salad Sandwich Sale
The UMW of Jennings United Methodist Church is holding their annual chicken salad sandwich sale on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost of a sandwich is $2. There will be baked goods and a white elephant sale. The sale will be in the church fellowship hall at the back parking lot. Church is located at 702 North Cary Avenue.
LifeShare Blood Centers will host a blood drive from 12-5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Jennings American Legion Hospital.
JES Veteran’s Day Program Jennings Elementary School will hold a Veteran’s Day program at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. A reception for the veterans will be held after the program. The public is invited to attend.
Jennings American Legion Hospital will host a raffle on Friday, Nov. 9. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. For a $3 donation, the public has the chance to win an Apple iPad 3. For tickets, visit the Cardiology Department or call 616-7360.
Ward Veterans Program
James Ward Elementary School will host its annual Veterans Day observance on Friday, Nov. 9. “Breakfast with a Vet” will be held from 7-7:45 a.m. for students to bring their veteran family members to the cafeteria. The annual Veterans Day Program will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the gym. Veterans are invited to attend.
November 10 Flag Retirement Ceremony The Live Oak Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution will be sponsoring a flag retirement ceremony at the Welsh Museum at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 in commemoration of Veteran’s Day. American Legion Post 293 and VFW Post 9046 will be assisting scouts from Brownie Troop 72 and Cub Scout Pack 29 will the ceremony where they will earn their citizenship badge. The public is invited to attend.
Trash, Treasures, Bake Sale
The Raymond UMW Trash, Treasures and Bake Sale will be held on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Raymond United Methodist Church Annex in Hathaway. Household items, clothing, crafts and homemade goodies are available. Call 584-2123.
Craft and Hamburger Sale
The Lake Arthur United Methodist Women’s Annual Craft and Hamburger Sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Crafts, novelties, and garage sale items as well as pies, cakes, and candy will be sold in the Fellowship Hall located at 323 New Orleans Ave. in Lake Arthur. Hamburgers will be $3 and can be picked up outside (weather permitting). For more information, contact Shirley Brown, 368-5054, or Betty Wade, 774-2711.
Second Saturday Flea Market The Second Saturday Flea Market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings. The monthly event allows local vendors to sell their wares. Booths set up at 6 a.m. and the market opens to the public at 7 a.m. until. All vendors are welcome to set up booths at the event for $5 per booth, and a donation of $1 per shopper is requested at the gate. All proceeds benefit Communities Against Domestic Abuse. Call 616-8418 for more information.
The LeGros/Richard reunion will be held from 10 a.m. until on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Broussard Camp on Price Road off of La. 717. Music by Reggie LeGros and his band will be provided. Cajun microwave roasted pig and turkey will be cooked and provided. Any covered dishes and desserts are welcome. Bring your own drinks. For more info, call Danny LeGros at 685-2949, Martin Wayne Richard at 616-0799 or Lewis Broussard at 783-5622.
Free Harvest Fall Festival First Church of Christ will host a free Harvest Fall Festival beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the church, located at 806 May Street in Jennings. Activities include fun jumps, cotton candy, caramel apples, hot dogs, hamburgers, games, prizes, a hayride, puppet shows, a picture booth an face painting – all free to the public. For more information, or for anyone interested in volunteering to provide entertainment, call Nick at (337) 526-1055, Annie at (337) 370-9062 or Penelope at (337) 370-6543.
St. Francis Bazaar St. Francis Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 10. Bingo will be held from 5-8 p.m. Barbecue burgers and drinks will be sold beginning after 5 p.m. mass. On Sunday, Nov. 11, the event will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Barbecue chicken dinners, games, music, country store, sweet shop, face-painting and frozen foods will be available. For dinner tickets or more information call 779-2527.
St. Paul Bazaar
St. Paul Catholic Church will have its Fall Bazaar Nov. 10-11. Festivities begin after 5 p.m. mass on Saturday with a gumbo, crawfish ettouffe and barbecue supper, bingo, sweet shop and country store. The event will continue Sunday after 10 a.m. mass with a Sunday dinner, live and silent auctions, bingo, games, movie theater, hayride, train ride and more.
Church Anniversary Celebration St. Paul Baptist Church located at 1502 South Main Street in Jennings will be celebrating their 96th anniversary and dedicating the sanctuary at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Rev. Pernell Trent will deliver the sermon taken from Leviticus 8:4-5. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the church at 824-0227.
Iota Veterans Day Celebration
The Iota First organization will host a Veterans Day celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, starting at the Iota High gymnasium. Eleven living WWII veterans will be honored while two deceased veterans will be remembered at the start of the ceremony. A motorcade including 10 convertibles carrying the veterans down the main street, which will include a fly-over. The parade will end at the Iota Elementary cafeteria with speeches and presentations. For more info, call chairmen Johnnie Reed at (337) 783-8858, (337) 581-4453 or by emailat email@example.com or Joe Cart at (337) 658-9086 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 12 Lions Club Meeting The Jennings Lions Club will meet in the banquet room at Mike’s Seafood and Steak at 12 p.m. Jennings Mayor Terry Duhon will be the guest speaker and will be presenting a video, as well as information on the City Hall project. The public is invited to attend. Quarterback Club The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 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, Nov. 12. Residents should place their bulky trash, limbs and white goods items by the curbside by, Sunday, Nov. 11. For more information Allied Waste toll free at (888) 676-1668 or the City of Jennings Water Revenue office at (337) 821-5502.
AARP Driving Class
The AARP Driver Safety Program will host a driving refresher class for Jeff Davis Parish on Nov. 12. Cost is $12 for AARP members (AARP card required) and $14 for non-members. Veterans and/or their spouses may take the course for free during the month of November. The class is a 4-hour course. Each person completing the class may receive up to three years in auto insurance savings (check with individual insurance carrier for verification) . The class is made up primarily of videos, discussion, and self-tests.There are no written or driving tests. The course will be taught by Frances Byler at the La. Technical School-Morgan Smith Campus (Room 300) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration for classes is recommended. Call Byler at 774-5167 or 370-1163 to register. Please leave a message if necessary.
Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “Tell The Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.
Veterans Vietnam Veterans of America The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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.
November 14 Economic Development Board Meeting The Jeff Davis Economic Development Board will hold their meeting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the board room of Jeff Davis Electric Cooperative located at 906 N. Lake Arthur Ave. in Jennings.
Holiday Program Jeff Davis Volunteers for Family and Community’s annual Holiday Program will be held Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. at the LSU AgCenter. There will be demonstrations, tastings and a country store. Tickets, which include a cookbook, are $8 and are available from VFC members or at the AgCenter.
Holiday Magic Jeff Davis Business Alliance will host their annual Holiday Magic shopping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 with over 29 businesses participating this year. The prize is a gift basket valued at $125 There will be entertainment and pictures with Santa for both children and canines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day in Founder’s Park. For more information, call the Business Alliance at 824-0933.
Bingo and Dinner
Court Our Lady of Grace #1964 will be having a cake bingo and pork jambalaya dinner on Nov. 17 after the 5:30 p.m. mass. Tickets for the dinner are being pre-sold for $6 and can be bought from any member. To-go orders are welcome. For tickets or more info, call 329-4870. Deadline for pre-ordered dinners is Nov. 12.
COA Poker Run
Cajun Riders Club will be holding a poker run on Nov. 17 to help raise money for the Jeff Davis Council on Aging. Registration is from 8-10 a.m. at Shop-Rite in Jennings. All bikes will leave out at 10. Fees are $20 per bike and $10 per passenger. Also, all vehicles are welcome to register. For more information call Bo Douget 368-5553 or Amber Martin 329-5300.
November 17-18 Ladies Altar Society and Catholic Daughters Fundraiser The Ladies Altar Society and Catholic Daughters will hold their annual fundraiser at Our Lady Help of Christians Church Nov. 17-18. The church is located at 710 N. State St. in Jennings. Sweets, breads, prepared side dishes, preserves and gift items will be for sale after each mass.
November 19 Quarterback Club The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 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.
November 25 Church Anniversary New Hope Baptist Church will celebrate their 92nd anniversary at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. The church is located at 205 Prudhomme Street in Welsh. The guest speaker will be Rev. Jimmy Stevens of New Covenant Faith Baptist Church in Lake Charles.
November 26 Quarterback Club The Jennings Quarterback club will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 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.
November 27 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534.
OLI Fall Open House Our Lady Immaculate School will host their Fall Open House from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. A presentation and corresponding information packets, including tuition and admissions procedures, our faith formation, student activities, and tours of our campus will also be available, as well as refreshments.
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