Daughters of Naomi meeting: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, with Jennifer Lockhart Patterson presenting “Celebrating Your Unique Identify.” (225) 933-7475.

“Lord, Fix my Heart” Book Signing: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bible and Book Center, 4242 Government St., Baton Rouge, with the Rev. Nichelle M. Landry, a Baton Rouge author and pastor, signing copies of her debut book.

Louisiana Life March: 1 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, a pro-life march marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The march continues to the State Capitol, where participants will hear from such speakers as Sen. David Vitter, R-La.; Archbishop Gregory Aymond, of the Archdiocese of New Orleans; state Sen. Sharon Westin Broome, D-Baton Rouge; and David Hankins, of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

The Eucharist — Source and Summit of Our Faith: 7 p.m., St. Pius Catholic Church, 201 E. Bayou Parkway, Lafayette, presented by Thomas Smith, a former Mormon who became a Baptist minister before joining the Catholic Church in 1996. He is an author and retreat director.

“GOD’s TO-DO LIST”: 7:30 p.m., Beth Shalom Synagogue, 9111 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. This joint program of the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival, the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, Beth Shalom Synagogue and Congregation B’nai Israel, includes a dessert reception and lecture featuring scholar Ron Wolfson talking about 10 ways sacred communities can work together in repairing the world.


Fifth Church Anniversary: 4 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive, Baton Rouge, with the Rev. Ken Watson and the Temple of Greater Healing Church of God in Christ as guests.

Tikvah Yisrael— Hope of Israel: 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive, New Orleans, a Messianic Women’s meeting beginning with an Israeli dancing workshop followed by singing, dancing, learning, conversation and refreshments. Child care is provided. (504) 738-3119.

MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF CHRIST: 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10335 Highland Road, Baton Rouge.


InterDenominational International Fellowship Monthly Service: 7 p.m., Liberty Chapel Baptist Church, 720 South Blvd., Baton Rouge.


Jambalaya Dinner: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.

Microsoft Word: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, free computer training. (225) 300-4528.


Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, with the Atlas Foundation as host. The dinner is designed to bring together clergy and leaders of the three Abrahamic traditions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The Rev. Buddy Noel from Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church will be the guest speaker. To register, visit


Super Manpower Worship Service: 7 p.m., Gloryland Baptist Church Glory Center, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge, sponsored by the 9th District of the Chaplains Office of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with the Rev. Major L. Jemison, of Oklahoma City, as guest speaker and Yvette McClendon as guest psalmist.

Friday-Jan. 19

Buddhist Immersion Experience: 7:20 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge, 945 Monterrey Blvd., Baton Rouge, sponsored by the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. (225) 267-5600.

Jan. 19

Free Instructional Materials Available: 8 a.m. to noon, Mutual Warehouse, 102 Palmer St., Welsh. The International Orthodox of Christian Charities through Rotary District 6200 is donating pallets of new language arts, math, English, Spanish, social studies, history and science materials for grade levels from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Parents, teachers and others interested in improving children’s literacy may pick up materials. (337) 842-5790

Life In the Spirit Seminar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, with lunch provided. (225) 773-8936.

Daughters of Naomi meeting: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, with Lynette and Roderick Ennis presenting “Being Aware of Your Surroundings to Stay Safe.” (225) 933-7475.

Winter Drama Workshop OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge. Bible Theater will hold its free interactive Winter Drama Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the library. The workshop is for ages 12 or older who are interested in acting, simple costuming and public speaking from a Christian perspective. Registration will be ongoing until Feb. 12. (225) 200-9745.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade: 1 p.m., William and Lee Park, Louisiana Avenue, Port Allen, held by the West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir. (225) 344-3055.

“Judas the Apostle” Book Signing: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 2 Union Square, Baton Rouge, with Van. R. Mayhall, Jr., a Baton Rouge author and attorney.

One-Day Drama and Public Speaking Workshop: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge, taught from a Christian perspective by Bible Theater. Offered for ages 12 through adult. (225) 200-9745.

Taste Fest: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., West Baton Rouge Parish Community Center, 749 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, sponsored by Union Baptist Church Pastor’s Appreciation Committee. $10. (225) 778-0251.

Jan. 19-20

Tibetan Lama Teaches on Joy: Beginning 10 a.m. Jan. 19, Katog Ratna Ling, 901 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, a program on a teaching for carrying whatever occurs, whether happiness or suffering with the mind of awakening. $100 for the weekend (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).


Legends of the Soul — Stories of Transformation on the Journey of Faith: Friday through Jan. 20, Cenacle Retreat House, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie, presented by the Rev. Joseph Nassal. (504) 887-1420, ext. 225.

Operation First Base planned: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20, at various Baton Rouge area parks. These free baseball clinics, offered by the Istrouma Baptist Church Sports Organization and Missions program, are for children ages 6-14 and will feature baseball skills coaching, free equipment, food and a gospel presentation. Locations:

  • BREC’s Ben Burge Park, 9350 Antigua Drive, for children from the Gardere Lane area.
  • BREC’s Alaska Street Park, 3014 Alaska St., for the McKinley area.
  • Fields at Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive, for Cedarcrest area.
  • BREC’s Saia Park, 855 N. Donmoor Ave., for Mall City area.
  • BREC’s Howell Park, 5509 Winbourne Ave., for Istrouma-Brookstown area.
  • BREC’s Maplewood Park, 6200 Maplewood Ave., for Glen Oaks area.
  • BREC’s Anna T. Jordan Community Park, 1750 Stilt St. for Scotlandville.
  • Joe Myhand Park, 8201 Laws Road, Addis in Addis.

Donations of slightly used baseball gloves and bats sought. Call (225) 295-0775, ext. 118, or go to

COUPLES RETREAT: Feb. 15-17, Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. (225) 294-5039.

“Faith — Seeing with New Eyes” Day Of Renewal: Feb. 23, St. Pius X Elementary School Theater, 201 E Bayou Parkway, Lafayette, sponsored by The Living Spirit of Acadiana District Theresian. Speakers include Deacon Juan Carlos Pagán, program coordinator for the Office of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Lafayette; Margaret Rucks, executive director of the Rucks Family Foundation; and Georgie Blanchard, a founding member of Joie de Vivre Community in Breaux Bridge. $25 in advance by Feb. 6, or $30 at the door, $15 for students. A light breakfast and lunch are included. (337) 739-2518.