Welcome to The Mid City Advocate.

Each Thursday, we’ll bring you news from your community.

We’ll highlight recreational programs, school activities, the arts, youth team sports and leisure activities going on in Mid City.

We can’t do this without the help of our readers.

Send us your community news and photographs of people doing things in your neighborhoods.

We’re interested in art programs, community cleanups, neighborhood get-togethers, talent shows, computer workshops, library programs and anything that draws a crowd of neighbors.

Let us know what you would like to see on the pages of Mid City.

Email your news to ddenstorff@theadvocate.com or call (225) 336-6952.

Fest volunteers sought

Volunteers are needed for FestForAll, a downtown festival set for March 28-29.

FestForAll includes music, 100 visual artists from more than a dozen states, activities for children and food. Volunteers are needed for artist hospitality, beverage booths, site management, souvenir booths and recycling with several shifts and time slots available.

The volunteer registration form is available at acgbr.com.

Scripture presentation

“Jesus the Bridegroom: A Presentation From the Scriptures” will be the topic of Brant Pitre’s talk March 14 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 2250 Main St.

Coffee will be served at 8:15 a.m. in the church hall and the presentation starts at 8:45 a.m. Admission is $10.

Pitre, of Gray, is a Scripture scholar who has a Ph.D. in theology with a specialization in New Testament and ancient Judaism from the University of Notre Dame.

He is a professor of sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

Pitre is the author of “Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile,” “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist” and “Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.”

For more information, call (225) 387-6671 or visit http://www.sacredheartbr.org">www.sacredheartbr.org.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email ddenstorff@theadvocate. Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday.