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.
Welsh Elementary Registration
Welsh Elementary recently held its annual pre-k and kindergarten round-up for the 2013-14 school year. If any parent was unable to attend, call the school at 734-2351 and schedule a time to attend with a copy of child’s birth certificate, shot record and Social Security card. In order for a child to attend pre-k, he/she must be four on or before Sept. 30, 2013. In order to attend kindergarten, he/she must be five on or before Sept. 30, 2013.
February 8 Head Start Mardi Gras Parade The public is invited to watch Save the Children Head Start’s second annual Mardi Gras Parade starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. The parade will begin in front of the school located at 306 S. Lake Arthur Avenue and turn left on Madison Street, left on Doyle Street, left on Jefferson Street and then back to the school.
Squeezebox Shootout The eighth annual Cajun Squeezebox Shootout Accordion Championship will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Strand Theatre in Jennings. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the competition starts at 11:30 a.m. Admission for adults is $7 and is general admission. Children 12 and under get in free. The deadline to register to enter the competition is Thursday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. To register or for more information, contact City Project Coordinator Michelle Hebert at 821-5532 or visit http://www.jeffdavis.org.
Second Saturday Cancelled
The Second Saturday Flea Market for February 9 has been cancelled due to Mardi Gras activities within the City of Jennings.
Jennings Mardi Gras The City of Jennings will hold their Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9. The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a live performance in Founder’s Park by the Pine Leaf Boys at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (337) 821-5532 or email mich...@cityofjennings.com.
February 11 Bulk Trash Pickup Allied Waste will begin their monthly scheduled “white goods,” yard waste and bulky items trash collection on Monday, Feb. 11. Residents should place their bulky trash, limbs and white goods items by the curbside by, Sunday, Feb. 10. For more information Allied Waste toll free at (888) 676-1668 or the City of Jennings Water Revenue office at (337) 821-5502.
Library Board Meeting The Jeff Davis Parish Library Board of Control will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at the Jennings Headquarters Branch located at 118 W. Plaquemine Street.
Mardi Gras Dance
Grand Marais Mardi Gras will host its gumbo and dance on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at She B’s in Jennings. Gumbo is free but admission for dance is $5. For more information, call 764-1148.
OLPH Fish Fry
Our Lady of Perpetual Help will host its annual fish fry on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the OLPH Hall on South Broadway Street in Jennings. Tickets are $8 and include a plate lunch of fried catfish filet, catfish courtboullion over rice, green beans and potato salad. Pick up time is between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For tickets call 824-3182.
St. Francis New Student Registration New student registration at St. Francis School in Iota begins on Wednesday, Feb. 13 for the upcoming 2013-2014 school session. Prospective students should bring copies of birth, baptism and other pertinent information when registering. Call the school at 779-2527 for more information or to receive a registration packet.
Church Catfish Dinner Sale St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Welsh will be selling fried catfish dinners on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13 for $7 each. Contact Gilbert at 368-7457 or Ida at 734-2828 for more information.
Economic Development Board Meeting The Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development Board will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the boardroom at Jeff Davis Electric Cooperative at 906 N. Lake Arthur Avenue in Jennings.
Welsh-Roanoke Jr. High will host its “I Love Learning” Parent Night on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded and bonus points given to students whose parents attend.
Tongues of Fire Fr. Jeff Starkavich will be speaking at the Tongues of Fire Prayer Group meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14. The meeting is held in the Family Room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 p.m.
Senior Bingo and Lunch
Camelot Brookside will host a free lunch for seniors at noon on Thursday, Feb. 14, at its home on North Frontage Road in Jennings. There will be a free bingo game at 1 p.m. Open to all seniors.
February 19 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “The House I Loved” by Tatiana DeRosnay. 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, Feb. 19, at the National Guard Armory. The VVA meets on the second Tuesday of each month but will be meeting on the third Tuesday in February due to Mardi Gras. For more information, contact VVA Vice President Mike Smith at (337) 580-0598.
February 21 Healthy Cooking and Shopping Class Jennings American Legion Hospital will host a Healthy Cooking and Grocery Shopping on a Budget class from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in honor of National Heart Month. The class is being taught by Molly Clayton, a National Go Red Spokesperson. Following the class Molly’s A Change of Heart Food Truck will be selling a heart healthy lunch in the parking lot of the hospital. To reserve a spot, call 616-7153. Tongues of Fire Rita Sonnier will be speaking at the Tongues of Fire Prayer Group meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21. The meeting is held in the Family Room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 p.m.
HHS Student Roundup
Pre-k and kindergarten roundup for Hathaway High will be held Feb. 22 from 9-11 a.m. in the HHS Library. One parent must accompany each child for the registration and must have the following items: child’s Social Security card; up-to-date health records (vaccination record); state certified birth certificate; proof of residency in the HHS district; and custody papers if applicable.
February 27 Senior Citizen Luncheon Jeff Davis Living Center and The Wellness Facility of Jennings will host a senior citizen luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on La. 102 north of Jennings. Doors open at 9 a.m., and bingo will last from 11 a.m.-until. Door prizes will be available. For more information, call Sandra at 824-3165.
February 28 Library Class Rescheduled The Jeff Davis Parish Library FYI Class “MS Excel Part 1” scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 28. Tongues of Fire Rosie Richards will be speaking at the Tongues of Fire Prayer Group meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28. The meeting is held in the Family Room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 7 p.m.
FES Roundup Fenton Elementary will hold its annual pre-k and kindergarten Roundup for the 2013-14 school year at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. Pre-k students must turn four years old on or before Sept. 30 of this year to qualify. New kindergarten students must turn five years old on or before Sept. 30 to qualify. Students do not need to be present to enroll. Parents will need to provide a birth certificate, shot record and social security card on this day.
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