Food and Craft Fair AND Garage Sale: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Atlas Foundation and Turkish Cultural Center, 7712 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, with the garage sale beginning at 6 a.m. and the fair at 10 a.m. The fair will feature traditional Turkish food and coffee. Proceeds will benefit Magnolia Woods Elementary School.

Iberville Parish Christian Leadership School: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road, Plaquemine, with the Rev. C. S. Gordon, president of the Louisiana Baptist State Convention, as featured presenter and several classes offered.

Career Training and Resume Writing Workshop: 9 a.m. to noon, Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge.

Prayer Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., New Ark Baptist Church, 1344 Terrace St., Baton Rouge, in the Q.T. Ellis Family Life Center.

Winter Drama Workshop open house: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge. Bible Theater offers workshops from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays for ages 12 and older who are interested in acting, simple costuming and public speaking from a Christian perspective. Registration continues through Feb. 12. (225) 200-9745.

New Year Fellowship: 10 a.m., Vision Christian Center International, 1047 Rosenwald Road, Baton Rouge, with minister Gayle Carter, of Shreveport, as guest speaker. Lunch is included.

“A Celebration of Musical Seasons”: 6 p.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive, Baton Rouge, featuring the McKinley High School Gospel Choir doing a live recording.

Tangi Christian Re-Singles Winter Wonderland Dance: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Hall, Terry St., Springfield. Bring snacks or two-liter drinks to share. $10.


Family and Friends Day: 8 a.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St., Baton Rouge, with the Rev. Perry Wrights and the Promised Land Baptist Church as guests.

Trevor Thomas Drama Ministries: 9 a.m., Coteau Baptist Church, 2066 Coteau Road, Houma.

Lord’s Supper Worship: 9 a.m., New Bethal Baptist Church, 1540 Matilda St., Baton Rouge.

Youth and Young Adult Sunday/MLK Program: 9 a.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive, Baton Rouge, with Judge John Michael Guidry as speaker.

Ladies Altar Society’s Fried Chicken Dinner: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 76940 Gum St., Grosse Tete. $6 for dinner with beverages and desserts also for sale. Representatives from such groups as Along the Bayou Garden Club of Grosse Tete, We Are the Difference-Iberville Arts, Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild-Iberville chapter will distribute information.

Family and Friend’s Day: 11 a.m., Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road, Baker.

Installation service: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St., Plaquemine, with the Rev. George Barrett as guest speaker.

Women in Red Program: 11:30 a.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12144 La 416, Lakeland, with minister Irene Williams as guest speaker.

Church Anniversary: noon, Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S 61 N., St Francisville, with the Rev. Roy Miller and the Asphodel Baptist Church, of Jackson, as guests.

Men’s Day Program: 2 p.m., Rosedown Baptist Church, 12097 La. 10 East, St. Francisville, with the Rev. Charles Allen as guest speaker. Includes refreshments.

120th Church Anniversary: 3 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, with the Rev. Byron C. Stevenson, of Shreveport, as guest minister.


FREE Excel TRAINING (Part 1): 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, Baton Rouge. (225) 300-4528.


Jambalaya Dinner: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.

FREE Excel TRAINING (Part 2): 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, Baton Rouge. (225) 300-4528.


Southern Gospel Concert: 7 p.m., Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 Highway 442 W, Tickfaw, featuring The Crusaders from Magnolia, Ark. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concession stands will have plate meals for sale. Bring nonperishable items for the food pantry. (985) 974-0507.

Women’s Ministry Meeting: 7 p.m., Praise Church, 36452 C Braud Road, Prairieville, for women and teenage girls. It will start with a light dinner followed by ministry with Lanzelle du Toit, worship leader at Lofdal International in Cape Town, South Africa, as guest speaker. Childcare is available. (225) 673-9355.

Feb. 2

JOB FAIR EXPO: 9 a.m. to noon, Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge. (225) 927-0577.

Fourth District Baptist Association’s Usher Ministry Meeting: 2 p.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge.


Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University: This nine-week DVD course aimed at helping families obtain long-term financial health will be offered at several churches:

  • Full Gospel United Pentecostal Church, 8957 Mickens Road in Baton Rouge — beginning at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 2. Contact Wanda Riddick at (225) 357-9696.
  • Bethany World Prayer Center South Campus, 11107 Honore Lane in Baton Rouge —beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 10. Contact Hank Henagan at (225) 774-1700.
  • First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. in Baton Rouge — beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Contact Becky Poor at (225) 383-4777.
  • Camphor Memorial United Methodist, 8742 Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge — beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Contact Angela Lewis at (225) 775-4106.