Community Calendar

October 31 – November 8
Early voting for the Nov. 16, 2013 Fall Special General Election will be held in Registrar of Voters Office at 302 N. Cutting Ave on the following days: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013; Closed Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013; Monday, Nov. 4th – Saturday, Nov. 9th, 2013 hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Picture ID is Required for Voting.

November 2
5K Coming Home Run/Walk
The Welsh Rotary Coming Home 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Nov. 2. Register early at welshrotary.org, active.com or on Facebook – Welsh Rotary Coming Home 5K Run/Walk for $20 or the morning of the Run for $25. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Town Hall, 201 South Elms Street.

National Guard Armory
A garage sale benefiting local area veterans will be held Sat., Nov. 2nd at the National Guard Armory from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lots of everything available.

Benefit
A benefit will be held to help pay funeral expenses for Rita Mae Guidry Boyle at the Old VFW on Hwy 90 W in Jennings on Nov. 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information call Corbertt Lee or Roseann at 337-329-4652, Brooke Fruge at 337-249-0943, Jeremey at 337-218-1112, Angela Bouley at 337-368-8277, Bonnie and Allen Guidry Jr at 337-368-5341 or Wilma Guidry at 337-824-8573.

November 3
Cajun Day
Cajun Day will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at the Lacassine Community Center beginning at 8 a.m. with a French Mass. Sponsored by Lacassine Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters. For more information or tickets contact: Charlotte Ardoin at 337-588-4535; George Juneau at 337-588-4466 or Ellis Vanicor at 337-588-4273.

November 4
Women’s World Day of Prayer
Union Baptist Church of Jennings will hold its Annual Baptist Women’s “World Day of Prayer” on Nov. 4, 2013. The Church located at 1014 S. Main will be opened for prayer during the day beginning at 7 a.m. The theme is “In Step with the Spirit through……LOVE”. A short program will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. We need you to come and pray and share your love with all the women of the world who need our help. for more information call 337-842-3045.

November 5
American Legion Meeting
James O. Hall Post 19 of the American Legion, Department of Louisiana, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be conducted at the American Legion Hall located at 111 N. Market Street here 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.

Benefit
A Benefit for Mary E. Cole will be held at Jennings United Methodist Church at 702 N. Cary Ave in the fellowship hall on Nov. 5, 2013 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. BBQ Plate Lunches will be $7 consisting of Pork or Chicken, potato salad, baked beans, green beans and rice dressing. Money goes to pay funeral expenses. For more information call 337-275-1334.

November 8
Annual Holiday Program
The Jeff Davis Volunteers for Family and Community Annual Holiday Program will be Nov. 8, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the LSU AgCenter. Tickets are $10 and are available at the AgCenter. Proceeds are used to fund volunteer activities in our community.

November 9
Food Pantry
LHCC/Giving Grace Food Pantry, 539 New Orleans Ave., Lake Arthur, distributes emergency food to low income families of Jeff Davis Parish. The next scheduled date is Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Open the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

Fall Bazaar
Saint Paul Catholic Church in Elton will hold its Fall Bazaar Sat., Nov. 9th after 5 p.m. Mass and Sun., Nov. 10th after 10 a.m. Mass.

Plaque Dedication
On Saturday morning, November 9, the American Legion Post #283 will host a Plaque Dedication at Veterans Park at 9:00 AM. It will be followed by a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Welsh Museum . Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

Driver Awareness
The Optimist Club of Jennings and Bubba Oustalet Chevrolet will host a free driver awareness course, geared toward young drivers, to make them aware of many of the responsibilities, requirements and importance of many issues relating to ownership of a driver’s license and vehicle. The event will cover many topics such as checking oil, radiator, battery and belt, changing a flat tire, checking/cleaning/changing wiper blades and fluid, applying for loans and insurance and more. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Oustalet Chevrolet on Main Street in Jennings. For more information, call 329-3883.
November 11 Bulk Trash Pickup Allied Waste will begin their monthly scheduled “white goods,” yard waste and bulky items trash collection on Monday, Nov. 11. Residents should place their bulky trash, limbs and white goods items by the curbside by, Sunday, Nov. 10. For more information Allied Waste toll free at (888) 676-1668 or the City of Jennings Water Revenue office at (337) 821-5502.

November 12
Toys for Tots Registration
Registration for Christmas toy assistance through Toys for Tots will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the ASSIST Agency on Nezpique Street in Jennings. Children ages 1-12 are eligible to participate if they live in a household whose income does not exceed the 2013 HHS monthly income guidelines. For more information, call 824-7800.

November 13
Caregiver Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Associations Support Groups will meet on Nov. 13, 2013, 10 a.m. at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Jennings, 1 Hospital Drive, Jennings, LA 70546. The Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings.

November 14
FYI Class
Signing class will be held at Jefferson Davis Parish Library, 118 W. Plaquemine St., Jennings at 5:30. Learn to sign the alphabet, basic communication signs and the song “Silent Night” in this class with experienced “signer” Kay Hebert. Teenagers are welcome in this class if attended with an adult.

November 15
Awards Luncheon
Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA third-annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon will be held on Nov. 15, 2013, National Philanthropy Day, at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CFA will present awards to individuals or couples from each of its eight parish service-areas who have made an impact in their communities.

November 16-17
St. Francis School Fall Bazaar
St. Francis School in Iota will be hosting their annual Fall Bazaar on Nov. 16 & 17, 2013. Activities begin Saturday with a 5K run at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. in the school courtyard. Saturday night come and listen to the sounds of Colby Latiolais and Ambush from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 17th, we will have BBQ Chicken dinners available for $8 per plate. For tickets or more information, please contact the school at 337-779-2527.

November 19
Caregiver Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Associations Support Groups will meet on Nov. 19, 2013, 6 p.m. at the Jennings American Legion Hospital, Education Room, 2nd Floor. The groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings.

November 23
Fundraiser
O.L.H.C., 710 State Street, Jennings, will hold their annual Catholic Daughters and Ladies Altar Society fund raiser after all masses on Nov. 23rd and 24th. Sweets and freezable side dishes of all kinds just in time for Thanksgiving.

November 24
Christmas Pageant
The 31st Annual Jennings Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas Pageant will be held in Jennings at the KC Hall on Highway 102 on Nov. 24, 2013. All Proceeds from this pageant will be donated to Lisa Leblanc, Terry Poirrier and Bella to help pay for medical expenses. For more information call Debbie at 5 p.m. at 337-305-9758.

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