its annual concert
The Eunice Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert will be Saturday in the Eunice High Auditorium.
Sixty-five to seventy musicians, conducted by Nancy Simon, will present an assortment of music. Tickets are $5, with children under 6 admitted free. They may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Advance tickets or information: 457-8151.
offered this month
The St. Landry Council on Aging and AARP are sponsoring a safe-driving class for persons 55 or older.
Persons completing the eight-hour class receive a discounted auto insurance rate, regardless of who their carrier is.
The classes will be April 16-17 from noon to 4 p.m. at Kendall Fontenot’s State Farm Agency, 1110 West Laurel.
Class size is limited.
Pre-register: Dale Matte, 457-4656.
Kindergarten registration for Eunice public schools will be April 28 through May 1.
Parents will need to have child’s original birth certificate, updated shots record, social security card, mother’s social security number, head of household’s social security number and proof of residence.
Registration will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at:
Eunice Elementary, Monday, April 28;
Glendale, Tuesday, April 29;
East, Wednesday, April 30;
Highland, kindergarten and Pre-K, Thursday, May 1.
Eunice Elementary sets Pre-K signup
Eunice Elementary will be signing up Pre-K students for the 2008-2009 school year April 28-May 9.
Your child must be 4 years old on or before September 30, 2008 and you must have a copy of the following items in order to sign-up your child for Pre-K: birth certificate, social security card, proof of residency (current utility bill), immunization card, and head of household’s social security number.
Sign up is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Information: 457-2380 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title I pre-K signup
Glendale Elementary is holding 2008-09 pre-K Title I registration in the school office through April 30.
To qualify, children must reside in Glendale’s attendance zone and must be four by Sept. 30.
events at Arboretum
Join the site naturalist on Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m., for a birdwatching hike at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte.
During the program, the naturalist will offer participants a brief introduction to birdwatching. Visitors can then participate in a hike through a mature beech-magnolia forest and be taught to identify a variety of birds that can be found in the area. Participants may bring their own binoculars or borrow ones supplied by the site on a first-come, first-served basis.
That evening, from 7-8 p.m., join the naturalist to see some of the birds that live on and around the lake at Chicot State Park.
The lakeshore provides an ideal setting for viewing a variety of aquatic and woodland species and evening is an excellent time for birdwatching.
Gospel Music Fest
scheduled in Basile
A Gospel Music Festival will be held from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Basile Town Park.
The festival will be open to the public with no admission charge.
In addition to music, there will be food booths, arts and crafts booths and fun jumps.
To perform, or other information: Mona, 432-5107 or 789-7525, or Pat, 432-5548.
sale set for Sat.
A hamburger sale to benefit Kenneth Bertrand’s medical expenses will be held Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Sittig Road Fire Station.
A $5 ticket covers take-ou burger, cola and chips. There will also be a sweets table.
Tickets or information: 224-9208.
Poker run to benefit
mother with cancer
A poker run to benefit Peggy Kratzer, a single mother with cancer, will be held Saturday from Bubba’s at Jennings, beginning at 9 a.m.
Entry is $15 per person; winning hand is $100. Vehicles are welcomed.
Stops will be made in Jennings, Lacassine, Kinder, Basile and again in Jennings.
benefits St. Jude
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Posse will hold a trail ride benefiting St. Jude’s Hospital on Saturday.
The ride starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Chauncey Pitre barn on Hwy. 10 west of Ville Platte.
A $10 entry fee includes lunch.
Information: 224-2158, 831-2027, 207-9971.
Bulb & Blossom
The Eunice Bulb & Blossom Club members will hold its meeting on Mondayat 5 p.m. at Heart Rozas’ home at 1400 W. Gum Street.
Members are encouraged to attend.
meet on Monday
W.O.W. Ladies Lodge 976 will have its regularly monthly meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Eunice Sheriff’s Substation on Moosa Blvd.
A meal will be served and cook for this month is Tressella Melancon.
for blind sets meet
The Association of the Blind of Louisiana will hold a support group meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheriff’s Substation on Moosa Blvd.
The group meets on the third Tuesday monthly, Jan.-Sept.
The Eunice Fireman Association’s annual barbeque will be Sunday, April 20, at Station 3 on Sittig Road.
Chicken or pork with traditional trimmings will be $7.
Tickets: Central Fire Station on Park Ave. or Mona Fruge, 457-1137.
The Opelousas Museum of Art will feature the Common Ground exhibit of African-American-themed paintings by southern artists through April 26.
Shawne Major’s hand-worked tapestries are also featured ini this salute to black history.
Information or group tour arrangements: Curator Keith Guidry, 942-4991 or email@example.com
by New Hope
New Hope Fellowship invites the public to find God-based answers to problems on Sundays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 7 p.m. for Celebrate Recovery.
books for its sale
The Arnold LeDoux Library is seeking book donations for their used book sale which provides additional support for library acquisition and special projects.
They will be sold at LSUE’s Community Day on Sat., April 19.
Information: Gerald Patout, library director, 550-1381.
sets hamburger sale
Eunice Elementary’s annual barbeque hamburger sale will be Thursday, April 24. $2 tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, March 31.
Pick up of orders will be in back of the school from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Throughout April, the LeDoux Library at LSUE will host poetry events to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Included will be the National Poetry Writing Month challenge, with flexible monthly goals ranging from 5, 10, 15, 20, or the “a poem a day challenge” of 30.
There will be two writing sessions a week - Wednesday lunchtimes from 12-1 p.m. and Friday nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Information: Shelby Anfenson-Comeau, 550-1385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club seeks
The Euncie Rotary Club is hosting its annual Secretary’s Day Luncheon on Wednesday, April 23. It will be held at St. Thomas More hall.
Pat Dossman is chairing the Secretary’s Day Committee.
Tickets are $10.
Nominations for Secretary of the Year should be sent to Pucheu Law Firm, Attn: Secretary’s Day, P.O. Box 1109, Eunice, LA 70535.
KEUN Radio is donating a trip for two to a choice of destinations to the winner.
Information or tickets: 305-3068.
Jr. Auxiliary seeks
The Eunice Junior Auxiliary is looking for women to help the children of Eunice.
The Auxiliary is conducting its annual membership drive. It provides services to the children of Eunice with many projects.
Information: Amy Doucet, 288-3664, or Gina Moreau, 580-3965.
Day of Prayer
service is May 1
The observance of the National Day of Prayer will be at Eunice City Hall at noon on Thursday, May 1, under the auspices of the Greater Eunice Ministerial Alliance
The special day was declared more than 50 years ago by President Harry S Truman as a day when citizens of all faiths could pray together in their own way for the nation and its leaders.
The public is invited.
sets spring bbq
The Acadiana Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Assn. will have its spring barbeque on Saturday, April 19.
It will be at the American Red Cross building, Scott, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Information abour barbeque or membership: 684-6175 or 288-2730, or e-mail at Acadiana@82ndassociation.org.
Benefit crawfish boil planned for May 4
There will be a Benefit Crawfish boil for Veronica Frey David, daughter of Gene and Delores Frey, to help with cancer medical expenses.
The benefit will be held at the Northwest Community Center on Sunday, May 4, from 11 a.m. until. Music will be provided by Jason Frey. There will be a live auction and a cake sale.
Tickets or information: Blake David at 466-5572, Blaine David at 305-1965 or Ollie David at 457-4066.
Small business help
to be reviewed
Matthew Lambert, business development officer with the La. Dept. of Economic Development Entrepreneurial Services, will explain community outreach services of the department on Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Eunice City Council meeting room.
All small business owners or people thinking about starting a small business are urged to attend.
on Weds., Sat.
The Eunice Farmer’s Market will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the fall.
Vendors open at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.