St. John School, Iberville Parish and the Blue Star Mothers Louisiana Chapter 1 are joining forces to collect supplies for troops overseas in conjunction with this year’s Iberville Salute to Veterans event on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Needed items will be collected by fourth- and fifth-graders from St. John Interparochial School on Veterans Day at the parish’s Veterans Memorial, located on Railroad Avenue in Plaquemine.

The annual Iberville Wall of Veterans and military equipment display begins at 2 p.m. with a ceremony to follow at 3:30 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Donated items can also be dropped off at the school before the event.

To view the list of items needed, go to iberville

The items collected will be shipped by the Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana, an organization of mothers who have children serving in the military.

Help with home repairs

Port Allen Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence will host a class for low-income residents seeking assistance for home repairs at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the West Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Applications will be available that day for home improvement grants available through the federal government.

For more information, contact Lawrence at (225) 344-4830.

Cajun women highlighted

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library will host a lunchtime lecture titled “I Always Do My Collars First” at noon on Wednesday, featuring a documentary screening with filmmaker Conni Castille.

Castille followed four dynamic Cajun women through their daily lives, demonstrating how the simple ritual of ironing weaves its way throughout the fabric of family life and their sense of identity.

Then, on Oct. 14, the museum will host a second lunchtime lecture titled “Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect” featuring a book signing with publisher Jessica Dorman.

Dorman will share the history of prominent courthouses and buildings in West Baton Rouge and the region that were designed by Howard.

The lecture is being presented in partnership with the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Officials say seats are available still for the museum’s Oct. 15 bus trip to New Orleans to tour historic homes.

The bus trip is being offered in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit “House and Home,” which offers a historical perspective on what makes a house a home.

The bus tour will feature prominent historic houses on Esplanade Avenue and others in the Crescent City’s most historic neighborhoods.

A box lunch will be served during the afternoon tour.

The bus leaves the West Baton Rouge Museum at 7 a.m. and will return at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $95 each. Space is limited and nonrefundable tickets must be purchased in advance. Reservations are required.

For information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or visit .

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