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.
March 11-April 26 STC Head Start Roundup Save the Children Head Start will hold their Registration Roundup for Jennings and Elton March 11-April 26 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parents should bring birth certificate, current shot records, income verification, insurance or Medicaid card and proof of residency. Students must be three years old by Sept. 30, 2013. For more information, call the school in Jennings at 616-9556 or Elton at 584-3015.
March 16 River Fest Lake Arthur’s annual River Fest festival is being held on Saturday, March 15 at Lake Arthur Park. Registration for the car, truck and bike show starts at 9 a.m. at the park. Music, food and activities for children will begin at 1 p.m. There is no fee to enter the festival. For more information on the car show, contact Phil Thibodeaux at (337) 563-6645, Dennis at (337) 789-5326 or Leslie at (337) 224-3587. For more information on the River Fest, call Guidry at (337) 316-3938, Brett at 329-2371 or Michelle at 329-0607.
Dice Run Nanny’s Angels and 5 O-Clock Somewhere are hosting the Dice Run on Saturday March, 16 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and kickstands up at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Registration begins at the Lake Arthur American Legion. The stop will be at LA Bar where there will be an auction. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Joycelyn at 246-0201, Michelle at 329-0607, Olite at 515-7407 or Joy at 789-8827.
Voices of Brotherhood
The officers and members of the Jeff Davis Voices of Brotherhood will hand their 22nd annual musical on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Union Baptist Church at 1014 South Main Street in Jennings.
March 17 Celebrate Recovery Meeting Bethel Ministries will host their “Celebrate Recovery” meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at the church. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call Katina at 824-5997.
March 19 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “You Before Me ” by Jo Jo Moyers. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at 734-2534.
CADA Vendor Deadline
Jeff Davis CADA’s annual Art, Craft and Vendor Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The event will be held at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings. Vendors interested in purchasing booth space are asked to contact Allie Gaspard at 616-8418 for more info. Deadline for vendor applications is March 22.
“Girl Talk” for Women Mallalieu United Methodist Church is hosting “Girl Talk” for women ages 18 and over on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the church located at 1302 Peterson Street in Jennings. Door prizes will be given away and snacks will be served. Women can talk with other women from a biblical standpoint about issues they are facing. All women are invited and there is no charge to attend. Rider’s Club Rodeo Jeff Davis Rider’s Club announces rodeos to be held at 9 a.m. with books closing at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Crowley Rice Arena. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Betty Jo Guidry at (337) 277-0489.
March Market Madness
March Market Madness will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at First United Methodist Church Annex on N. Adams Street in Welsh. Specialty merchants and crafters will offer jewelry, baby bonnets, decorating items, purses, wreaths, aprons, children’s clothing, homemade foods, makeup, and more. Admission is $1 donation and $1 per ticket for merchandise drawings. Fees, admission charges and food/drink proceeds will benefit Jeff Davis Parish Relay for Life. Sponsored by team Louisiana Lunatics, Crazy for a Cure.
March 24 Celebrate Recovery Meeting Bethel Ministries will host their “Celebrate Recovery” meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at the church. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call Katina at 824-5997.
March 24 Church Barbecue Sale Jones United Methodist Church is hosting a barbecue chicken or pork steak dinner on Sunday, March 24. The menu will consist of choice of meat, rice dressing, potato salad and baked beans for $7 per plate. To place an order, call the church cafeteria at 734-3812.
March 25-28 Easter Revival St. Paul Baptist Church will host the 2013 Unified Easter Revival March 25-28 at the church located at 1502 South Main Street in Jennings beginning at 6 p.m. nightly. The theme is Strengthen the Community through Leadership. For more information on the program, call the church at 824-0227.
Senior Citizen Health Fair
The Jeff Davis Parish Senior Citizen Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, March 26, at the Jennings Conference Center on State Street. It will have a Hawaiian luau theme. The event is open to all parish senior citizens. There will be several vendors on hand with blood pressure checks, screenings, etc. from area businesses. Plate lunches will be sold for $4. For more info or to become a vendor, contact Kim Benoit at the COA at 824-5504.
March 27 Economic Development Board Meeting The Jeff Davis Economic Development Board Meeting will be held at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27 in the boardroom of Jeff Davis Electric Cooperative located at 906 N. Lake Arthur Avenue in Jennings.
Senior Citizen Luncheon
Jeff Davis Living Center and Wellness Facility will host a free senior citizen luncheon on Wednesday, March 27, from 11 a.m. until at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2.7 miles north of the red light at the overpass on North Cutting Avenue in Jennings. Doors open at 9 a.m. There will be bingo, door prizes and lunch. For more info, call Sandra at 824-3165.
March 31 Celebrate Recovery Meeting Bethel Ministries will host their “Celebrate Recovery” meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 at the church. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call Katina at 824-5997.
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