The West Baton Rouge Parish Library is offering evening classes in the popular Computers Operation, Internet Navigation and Software program of basic computer skills every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.

The new classes are being offered in addition to the daytime COIN classes the library has held since 2010 every Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The evening class was started by popular demand from library patrons to allow those who work during the day to attend basic computer skills classes at night.

The classes are conducted in an open-workshop format.

Classes cover basic computer skills and are aimed at patrons with little or no computer skills.

All patrons with valid library cards may attend classes free of charge.

To register, call Adult Services Librarian Luis Interiano at (225) 342-7920 ext. 230 or email him at

Sheriff set to perform

Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres, along with his band members, will perform at a live concert at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center in New Roads at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 to raise funds for the Pointe Coupee Historical Society.

Torres will perform songs from his first album, “Grand Isle,” and his newly released album, “Mississippi River,” at the concert and treat attendees to a few selections from his third album, “Saltwater Cowboys,” which is set for release in the spring of 2015.

Tickets are $25 each and only 200 are available.

To purchase tickets, contact the Pointe Coupee Historical Society at (225) 638-6575 or email Julie Lee at

Christmas celebration

The Children’s Christmas Festival and Parade is set for Sunday at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park.

The event will kick off at 2 p.m. with a children’s parade featuring non-motorized floats decked out in holiday decorations.

The parade route starts at Plaquemine North Side Fire Station, located at 23090 Jacob Street, and goes behind the Best Western Hotel and continues to the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park.

Parade line up at the fire station begins at 1:30 p.m.

The festival, which lasts until 5 p.m., will include a puppet show, a balloon twister, Santa’s arrival by boat and a host of other family-related activities.

Fish dinner tickets are available for $8 with dinners being sold between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Science fair needs judges

The Iberville Parish School System on Dec. 17 will sponsor the district Science Fair for fourth- through 12th-grade students at Iberville Math, Science and Arts Academy-West campus and officials are looking for people to serve as judges.

Judges will be needed from 8:45 a.m. to noon Dec. 16-17.

Any person or organization interested in serving as a judge should contact Kim Comeaux at

Volunteers will be served breakfast and lunch for their service.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email