The West Baton Rouge Parish Library, West Baton Rouge Museum and Port Allen Community Center promise tricks, treats and terribly fun activities at the organizations’ annual Halloween event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature storytelling, trick-or-treating and a magic show. Those attending are encouraged to come in costume and bring goodie bags for collecting treats.

The Calliope Puppets will perform “When Night Dreams” at 6 p.m. inside the Community Center, 845 North Jefferson Ave. At 6:45 p.m., a concert featuring the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society will take place on the grounds of the museum right next door. While the concert is underway there will be vintage games for children as well as trick-or-treating at the historic houses on the museum’s 6-acre campus.

Master magician and comic Chris Miller will perform tricks at 8 p.m. inside the Community Center.

Group gears up for Fall Fest

The group “We Are the Difference” is seeking vendors for its Fall Fest/Gumbo Cook-Off on Nov. 1.

The Fall Fest is at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event provides residents with an opportunity for residents to sell their homemade items.

In addition to a Gumbo Cook-Off, the group is sponsoring its second annual Bake-Off, with separate categories for adults and children.

For information, visit

St. John High open house

St. John High School will hold its annual Open House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 29.

The Open House will begin at St. Clement Chapel, followed by a tour of the school campus, 24250 Regina St., Plaquemine.

All seventh- through 12th-graders and their parents are encouraged to attend and see what the school has to offer.

St. John’s curriculum includes Advanced Placement classes, honors courses, fine arts, technology and religion.

Registration for the 2015-16 freshman class has already begun.

For information, call (225) 687-3056 or visit the school’s website at

Pointe Coupee Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society will hold its Relay for Life marathon and celebration for Pointe Coupee Parish on Oct. 24 at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads.

This celebration for cancer survivors is open to the community. Folks are encouraged to form teams to participate in the relay or just attend with free admission.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

It will feature a musical chairs contest, team scavenger hunt, kickball game, three-legged race, zombie walk, Halloween contest and more.

For information, contact Lisa Dickinson at (225) 718-0063 or Penny Cade at (985) 665-9893.

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