The city of New Roads is gearing up for its three-day spring shopping extravaganza “Market at the Mill” taking place April 8-10 at the historic cotton mill.

The event’s fifth year will spotlight a variety of vendors, craftsmen and artists selling antiques, fine gifts and hand-crafted wares. Architectural pieces, collectibles and country furniture also will be on display.

This year’s event will include a “White Light Night” happening from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 8, Mayor Robert Myer said in a news release.

A one-time admission fee of $20 will be charged to those attending the Friday night party, which will feature a style show, live music, one-drink ticket, a cash bar, food and dealer discounts that will available for that night only.

The $20 ticket price also will be good for admission Saturday and Sunday. Admission for anyone who only wants to attend Market at the Mill during the day is $5 for all three days.

For more information contact Betty Fontanie at (225) 718-7813 or Lisa Bryant at (225) 638-5360.

Admission testing for BRCC

The COMPASS Test, the official placement test for Baton Rouge Community College, will be offered between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 22 at the BRCC Plaquemine location.

The BRCC Westside location is located at 25250 Tenant Road.

There is no fee to take the test for the first time. The test takes up to 90 minutes to complete.

BRCC officials are asking anyone interested to pre-register online at For more information contact Carrol Davis at (225) 687-5500.

Museum seeks volunteers

The West Baton Rouge Museum needs volunteers to help out with the museum’s hosting of the Greater Baton Rouge Regional National History Day Contest taking place March 19.

The museum is looking for volunteers to help with check-in, ushering, hospitality, entertainment and clean up.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to at least 4 p.m.

The museum usually has about 250 middle and high school students from a 12-parish region participate.

For information contact Jeannie Luckett at or (225) 336-2422 ext. 15.

Iberville theatre auditions

The Iberville Community Theatre on Saturday will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “A Sister Act.”

Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Iberville Parish Library Main Branch meeting room. Anyone wanting to audition will need a two-minute monologue and a short song.

Visit the organization’s website at www.wearethe for information.

School to host auction

The St. John School will host its annual auction at 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the Carl F. Grant Civic Center in Plaquemine.

The silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction to follow at approximately 8 p.m.

Food will be served, and a cash bar will be open throughout the event.

There will be more than 150 silent auction items available for bid and more than 40 items in the live auction.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Additional information and the complete booklet of items can be found of the school’s website at

Submit news to Terry Jones at (225) 326-6627 or