The public is invited to attend the Second annual Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund Jambalaya and Silent Auction from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Holy Family Parish Hall in Port Allen.

The Saucier family was devastated in August 2010 when Ava Dawn Saucier, 3; her brother, Jacob Michael Saucier, 2; and their grandparents, Michael and Mitzi Saucier, died in a fire at the grandparents’ home on Belle River.

The family established the Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund at Holy Family School in response.

The scholarship is intended to give more children an opportunity to experience a Catholic school education.

Tickets for the fundraiser cost $7. Make checks payable to Holy Family School — Ava and Jacob Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Call (225) 344-4100 or (225) 936-7211 to donate. Call (225) 938-6139 for more information.

Looking for leadership

The deadline to apply for the Leadership Iberville program is Friday.

The program’s goals are to seek out, train and promote high achievers to serve in positions of voluntary responsibility in the community.

Participants will be challenged to learn about community problems and to increase their involvement in solving those problems. Call (225) 687-3560 for an application or to nominate someone for a spot in the program.

Open house

Parents and their children who attend the Math, Science and Arts Academy-East in St. Gabriel, are invited to the new campus building for an open house at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 1825 La. 30, St. Gabriel.

Remember 9/11

The public is invited to the West Baton Rouge Museum to view artworks inspired by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The “Cathartic Art: Remembering 9/11,” exhibit features works expressing people’s personal reflections of the tragic event.

The West Baton Rouge Historical Association has awarded artists from Monroe, Baker, Omaha, Maryland and Florida for their submissions.

Call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or visit for more information.

Compost bins for sale

West Baton Rouge Parish residents can buy discounted compost bins for $30 each through the Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful program.

The bins are being offered in an effort to get more organic waste out of landfills and into productive use.

Instructions on how to produce compost will be included in the purchase. Call (225) 490-8549 for more information.

Centre seeking help

The Centre for the Arts community art and theater program in New Roads is seeking the public’s help in raising money and supplies to go toward scholarships for young people.

School supplies, art kits, loose change and empty soda cans all will be accepted. Go to for more information.