Community Calendar

March 31 Household Care Packages Mallalieu United Methodist Church in Jennings will be giving away care packages containing commonly used household items to anyone in need who attends the service at 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31. MUMC gives away the care packages on the fifth Sunday of the month.
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.

April 2 Book Club The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “A Week In Winter ” by Maeve Benchy. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at 734-2534.

American Legion Meeting
James O. Hall Post 19 of the American Legion, Department of Louisiana, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be conducted at the American Legion Hall located at 111 N. Market Street in Jennings . The Post’s Ladies Auxiliary will also meet on the same date and at the same time and location. Any military veteran who is considering joining the Legion is invited to attend the Post’s meeting in order to find out more about this patriotic organization. Questions regarding the Legion can be directed to Carl Benoit at 824-0698 or Glenn McFarlain at 824-5556.

April 5 BBQ Fundraiser for Cancer The Jennings American Legion Hospital is hosting a barbecue hamburger fundraiser for the American Cancer Society from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Tickets cost $5 each and include a barbecue hamburger, chips, dessert and a bottle of water and drive thru pickup service will be available. Tickets can be purchased by calling Jessica at (337) 616-7360.
Choir Performance The Portland Christian High School Choir of Louisville, Kentucky is stopping off in Jennings as part of their tour through Louisiana and Arkansas. The choir will be performing at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5 at the Jennings Church of Christ. The event is sponsored by the church.

Golf Tourney Deadline
Sheriff Ivy Woods and his team are hosting a Golf Tournament to benefit Jeff Davis Communities Against Domestic Abuse on April 19, 2013. The entry deadline is April 5, 2013. For more information or to become a sponsor please call Allie at 337-616-8418.

April 6 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, April 6 at the Crowley Rice Arena. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Betty Jo Guidry at (337) 277-0489.

April 7 Celebrate Recovery Meeting Bethel Ministries will host their “Celebrate Recovery” meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the church. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call Katina at 824-5997.
April 8 Bulk Trash Pickup Allied Waste will begin their monthly scheduled “white goods,” yard waste and bulky items trash collection on Monday, April 8. Residents should place their bulky trash, limbs and white goods items by the curbside by, Sunday, April 7. For more information Allied Waste toll free at (888) 676-1668 or the City of Jennings Water Revenue office at (337) 821-5502.

April 9
Vietnam Veterans of America The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 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.

April 12 Cancer Raffle The Jennings American Legion Hospital is hosting a raffle with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Anyone can give a $1 donation to be entered to win a Kindle Fire HD. The drawing will be held Friday, April 12. Tickets can be purchased by calling Jessica at (337) 616-7360.
April 13
Second Saturday Flea Market The Second Saturday Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 13, 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.

April 14 Celebrate Recovery Meeting Bethel Ministries will host their “Celebrate Recovery” meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the church. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call Katina at 824-5997.

April 16 Rosary for Cancer Our Lady Help of Christians Church on State Street in Jennings invites the public to join in prayer at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 for a rosary for cancer patients, a cure and for those who have already lost their lives to the disease. Light refreshments will be served afterward at St. Mary’s Center and luminaries for Relay for Life will be available.
April 17 4-H Jr. Leader Strawberry Sale The 4-H Jr. Leader Strawberry Sale is being held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the Jeff Davis Parish Fairgrounds. The strawberries are from Amite and cost $18 for an eight pound flat. Tickets may be purchased by calling 824-1773.

April 20 Veterans Spring Fling The Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home, Veterans Ancillary Committee will sponsor a $7 “Spring Fling” Pork Steak Dinner with trimmings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Dinner pick up will be under the North side canopy at the rear of the facility. A live auction will start at 12:30 p.m. and there will be a raffle with tickets costing $1 each.

April 21 Celebrate Recovery Meeting Bethel Ministries will host their “Celebrate Recovery” meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 at the church. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call Katina at 824-5997.

April 28 Celebrate Recovery Meeting Bethel Ministries will host their “Celebrate Recovery” meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the church. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call Katina at 824-5997.

April 30
JHS Vendor Deadline
The Jennings High School Boys Basketball team is putting on a Shopping Market. The Market will be Sat., June 29 at Jennings High School from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost $40 before April 30. After April 30 the cost is $55. For Vendor Application or questions call Leah Lopez 337-207-1396.

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