Christian education day: 11 a.m., Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave., with Samuel Green, newly elected president of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Dallas, as speaker. Lunch and president’s town hall meeting will follow the service.

“Annie Jr.”: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, 103 N. Pine St., Hammond, performed by students who attended drama camp in June.


Freedom: 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd., with the Rev. James VanderWeele, of New Orleans, as pulpit guest.

Shropshire Family Reunion Service: 11 a.m., Union Chapel Baptist Church, 12489 Union Chapel Lane, Clinton, with the Rev. Geoffrey O. Sykes as speaker.

VACATION Bible School: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Rasberry Baptist Church No. 2, 3873 La. 966, St. Francisville. Inside Out, Upside Down on Main Street continues from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. (225) 774-6951.

Belfair Community Gospel Music on the Lawn Festival: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Belfair Montessori Elementary School, 4551 Fairfields Ave., sponsored by the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church with singing groups from around the city participating.


TOPS Chapter Meeting: 6:30 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Central Lafourche Drive, Raceland. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit weight-loss support group that offers weekly meetings, which includes private weigh-ins and professionally prepared informational chapter programs.


Revival Services: 7:30 p.m., Union Chapel Baptist Church, 12489 Union Chapel Lane, Clinton, with the Rev. Ricardo L. Handy Sr., of Plaquemine, as speaker. Continues nightly through Friday.


Woman of God Gathering: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Pastoral Center Conference Hall, 2779 La. 311, Schriever, beginning with a meal at 6 p.m., optional rosary at 6:30 p.m., music at 6:45 p.m. followed by teaching and concluding with Eucharistic adoration followed by coffee and dessert. (985) 850-3171.

TOPS Chapter Meeting: 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1255 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux.


Louisiana Catfish Festival: 10 a.m., Saint Gertrude Catholic Church, 17292 La. 631, Des Allemands. Continues at 10 a.m. July 9 and 11 a.m. July 10, lasting well into the night each day. Activities include pay-one-price rides, games, 1-mile and 5K road races and a catfish-eating contest.

Vacation Bible School: 5:30 p.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, for children in pre-school through adults. Inside Out & Upside Down on Main Street continues nightly from July 11 through 15. (225) 939-8827.

Youth Night: 6 p.m., New Home Ministries, 1300 Martin Luther King Ave., Hammond, with praise time, a mime presentation by Pure Worship of Dallas and preaching by Royal Priest. (504) 569-8206.

“Fiddler on the Roof”: 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond, with more performances at 7:30 p.m. July 9, July 14 and July 15, and at 2:30 p.m. July 10 and July 16.

PASTOR’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA: 6:30 p.m., Baker Municipal Auditorium, 3225 Groom Road, Baker, in honor of the Rev. Errol K. Domingue, with the New Pilgrim Baptist Church, Zachary, hosting.

July 9

Men’s Conference: 9 a.m., First Emmanuel International Church, 9239 La. 405, Donaldsonville, with the Revs. Frank Jones and Rick Whaley as guest speakers.

One-cent movie: Noon to 2 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway. This showing of “Shrek 2” for admission of one penny will include popcorn and fruit punch for all ages, but children younger than 3 must be accompanied by an adult. (225) 275-7393.

An evening of Bharata Natyam by Jaan R. Freeman: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. This South India classical dance will be presented by dancer Jaan R. Freeman. $12 in advance $15 at the door. (225) 338-1170.


DYNAMIC WORSHIP LITURGICAL DANCE COMPETITION: 5 p.m. July 16, La Bella Banquet Hall, 7607 Tom Drive. Individual and group dancers will compete for cash prizes. Registration deadline is July 9. (225) 398-4768 or

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S SUMMIT: Beginning at 6 p.m. July 14, Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A, Zachary. Continues at noon July 15 at the church’s Baton Rouge location, 4439 Choctaw Drive and again that day at the Zachary location at 6 p.m. July 16. Activities include a luncheon with Rita Twiggs, of Washington, at 11 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Ave. Summit speakers include the Revs. Samuel Blakes, of New Orleans; Albert White, of Baton Rouge, and Lue Russell, of Hammond, as well as Robin Hardy, of St. Francisville. (225) 654-1000.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Begins at 6 p.m. July 29, White Castle Community Center, White Castle, sponsored by Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of White Castle. Continues at 10 a.m. July 30 and 1 p.m. July 31. Adult teams will play two pool games before single-elimination play begins. $200 entry fee per team. (225) 385-1425.