Job Fair Expo: 9 a.m. to noon, Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge, in the Education and Cultural Center.

Fourth District Baptist Association’s Usher Ministry Meeting: 2 p.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge.

Festival of Negro Spirituals: 3 p.m., Christian Life Academy, 2037 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, sponsored by Heritage, a nonprofit choral ensemble founded and directed by Clarence Jones. Guest ensembles include those from Southern and Grambling universities as well as from high schools in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

GroundHog Day Contra Dance: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, Dalrymple Drive on the LSU campus, Baton Rouge, with music from Cane Grinders — Buddy and Faith McClure and David Porter — and led by callers Charlene Heaton and Kendall Rogers. $5.

Pre-Anniversary Musical: 7 p.m., Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church, 9506 Virginia St., Wilson, in honor of the Rev. Perry Wright Jr.


Holy Communion: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge.

The REV. EMMA WOODS AS GUEST SPEAKER: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St., Baton Rouge.

Living Life With Passion AND Zeal: 10:30 a.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 15255 Old Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, a service and workshop led by the Rev. Robert J. V. McMillan.

Black History Program: 11 a.m., New Beach Grove Baptist Church, 4420 Crown Ave., Baton Rouge, with Judge John Michael Guidry as the speaker.

UNIVERSITY DAY SERVICE: 11 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge, sponsored by the Alpha Alpha Omega Christian Sorority and the Alpha Omega Christian Fraternity with Lisa Vosper as guest speaker. Event includes games and food.

“The Four Gospel Writers”: 2 p.m., New Creation Gospel Assembly, 1350 Main St., Baker.

Cemetery Program: 3 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, Jones Vaughn Creek Road, St. Francisville, with the Revs. Emma Wood and Earnest James as speakers.

Super Bowl Party: 4 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.


Taize Prayer Service: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.

An Evening with Marvin Sapp: 7 p.m., Saintsville Church of God In Christ, 8930 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, a concert presented by Higher Ground Outreach Church and sponsored by the Walton Foundation.


John Michael Talbot Mission: 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs, with sacred music, teaching, motivational speaking and prayer. (225) 235-0484.


God-Mind Prayer Group: noon, Unity Church of Christianity, 15255 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge.

Wednesday-Feb. 9

Pastors Equipping Pastors Conference: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9, Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd., Baton Rouge, sponsored by the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Convention. Thursday and Friday schedules include classes from 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. followed by evening worship at 7 p.m. Guest facilitators will be the Revs. R.A. Williams, of Los Angeles; Frank Ray, of Memphis, Tenn.; D.Z. Cofield, of Houston, and K. Edward Copeland, of Rockford, Ill.


Black History and America — The Land of Promise: 6 p.m., Southern University, J.K. Haynes Nursing School, J.K. Haynes Building, Baton Rouge, led by Marvin Muhammad, the leader and teacher of the New Nation of Islam who goes by the title ‘The Son of Man.’ (225) 229-8747.


Sweetheart Banquet: 7 p.m., Miracle Place Church, 2080 Main St., Baker, candlelight dinner and dancing for married couples only. $40 per married couple Pre-register for child care. (225) 775.4321.

Feb. 9

Bag Mat Ministry Workshop: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd., Lafayette. Learn to make sleeping mats for the homeless out of recycled plastic shopping bags. Bring a sack lunch and stay for the day or come for just an hour. Email

1960s Celebration: noon, Rasberry Baptist Church No. 2, La. 966, St. Francisville, celebrated by the Emmanuel Baptist Church Aid Association District Chorus with the Rev. Burnett King as guest speaker. Dress in 1960s style.

Allen Family Concerts: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., River Oaks Baptist Church, 14969 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge.

Valentine banquet and cake auction: 6 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. To honor women and girls, the men of the church will prepare the chicken and spaghetti meal and bake cakes for auction for this evening in the Activities Building. Cake viewing begins at 5:30 p.m. $10 per adult, $5 for children younger than 11 or $30 per family. Register by Monday. (225)924-4271. The dinner costs $10 single; $5 children under 11, and $30 cap per family.

Singles Dance: 8 p.m. to midnight., St. Margaret Mary, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, a smoke-free singles dance with a Mardi Gras theme in the gym. Ray Campo will serve as D.J. Includes soft drinks and ice and door prizes. Participants should bring their own liquor and snacks. $12. (985) 710-6064.


Helping Families to Survive the Justice Experience: 6 p.m. Feb. 14, Bethany Lutheran Church, 1340 Eighth St., Slidell, a discussion with families of offenders presented by the Dismas Project and Knowetics Institute with Kevin J. McCarthy, a retired psychologist, educator, researcher, lecturer and author, leading. (985) 649-0742.

LOUISIANA Skeeter Run: 7:30 a.m. March 2, beginning at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, benefitting Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of the United Methodist Church. Includes 10K, 5K and 1-mile runs and walks. Early registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Registration after Feb. 15 is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Register online at