Stephanie Jones Book Signing: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethany World Prayer Center, North Campus, 13855 Plank Road. Jones, of Marrero, is the author of the children’s book “The Puddin’ Spot.”

Baton Rouge

Garage Sale and Concessions: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., White Dove Fellowship Church, 10957 Greenwell Springs Road, to raise funds for furnishing its kitchen and fellowship hall.

Spirit-filled worship experience women’s conference: 8:30 a.m., Greater Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 6175 Scenic Highway, with Valerie Richardson, of Baton Rouge, as guest speaker. $10 for adults. Free to students with IDs.

Community Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berean Wellness and Community Support Center, 5100 Osborne Ave., with free screenings, informational sessions with local physicians, healthy eating classes, children’s activities and complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Child Abuse Awareness Month Breakfast: 9 a.m., Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway, sponsored by the Daughters of Naomi and East Baton Rouge Parish Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel. State Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge; Rebecca Marchiafava, of Sexual Trauma Response & Awareness; Barbara Thompson, of Catholic Charities; attorney Stephen Dixon, of Children’s Rights; and attorney Pete Holmes, of Juvenile Court, will serve as panelists. Includes a free breakfast.

Pathways to Citizenship Workshop: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, offered by Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services for legal permanent residents interested in becoming U.S. citizens.

Fresh Faith Community Day: noon to 3 p.m., ACTS Outreach Ministries, 6892 Hooper Road, with gospel music, free food, puppet shows, liturgical dance and games.

Musicians Appreciation Musical: 6 p.m., Wisdom Rock Ministries, 3770 Maribel Drive.


St. Jude Church Fair: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, St. Jude Church, 9150 Highland Road, with live bands, rides, a $10,000 raffle, games, prizes, auctions, bingo, food, beverages, sweet booth and ice cream.


Pastor’s 11th year Appreciation: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St., in honor of the Rev. Donald R. Grim with the Rev. Larry Hood and Logos and Life Bible Church, of Plaquemine, as guests.

Youth Program: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden, with the Rev. Emma Woods as the speaker.

The Outpour Revival: 2:30 p.m., Kingdom Empowerment Center, 4025 Florida Blvd.

Family and Friend Day: 3 p.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road, with the Rev. Bonji Arvie and the St. James Baptist Church as guests.


Free Excel Classes: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, with Part One offered on Tuesday and Part Two on Wednesday. (225) 300-4528.


Taking Back What Has Been Stolen with Baseball Great Lou Brock: 6:30 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 N. Sherwood Forest Drive. Brock will share his experiences as a minister, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and person managing type 2 diabetes. Dr. Rani Whitfield, also known as “Tha Hip Hop Doc,” will provide information on the country’s diabetes epidemic. Email or call (225) 570-8931.


Pastor’s FIRST Anniversary Musical Celebration: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road, in honor of the Rev. Levie “Ash” Wright.

Friday and April 28

Women’s Conference Weekend: 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. April 28, St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Meyer Road. “Expecting God to Move as We Wait” includes musical featuring a female choir and the Rev. Shelly M. Hollins on Friday and a close-out worship service with the Rev. Carolyn Foster as the speaker on Sunday.

April 27

Women Praying for Women Spring Prayer Breakfast: 9:30 a.m., Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St., with Sally-Ann Roberts, co-anchor of WWL-TV/Channel 4 “Eyewitness Morning News” as guest speaker and Salli Melilli, a worship leader and vocalist who has been on the “700 Club,” as guest musician. $20. Wednesday is the registration deadline. (225) 275-7995, Email or visit

2013 National Crime Victims Rights Week Community Awareness Project: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., House of Refuge Ministries, 1509 Highland Road, with guest speakers from the East Baton Rouge D.A.R.E. program and Sheriff’s Office, crime survivors, youth speaker Trent M., Chosen Child as musical guest and Sprinkle, the Hip Hop Clown. The event also includes a mobile fire house, face painting, crime victim resources, vendors, spacewalk, food and a 1.1 mile “Walk for Peace” led by the Sunrise Brass Band. Email


FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY: 6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning May 15, Saint James Episcopal Church, 205 North 4th St., a nine-week DVD course featuring Dave Ramsey. Call (225) 387-5141.



”Planting Our Appreciation”: noon to 2 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 East Cornerview St., sponsored by Fellowship Church South Ascension to give back to the educators and students in Ascension Parish. The event includes jambalaya, face painting, inflatables, games, crafts, a live performance by The Midterm and a school supplies drive with a chance to win door prizes for those who donate.



Independent Gospel Artist Showcase: 6 p.m., Greater Golden Grove Baptist Church, 127 S. Mulberry St.


April 27

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Priscilla Shirer Simulcast from richmond, VA.: 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, for women. Doors open at 8 a.m.for registration and in-house announcements will begin at 8:45 a.m. $15 includes lunch. (985) 542-1064.



pastoral anniversary: 5 p.m., Visions Family Worship Center, 3718 La. 10, in honor of the Rev. Cary Payton Jr. with the Rev Cary Payton Sr. as guest speaker.


Friday-April 27

Growing in Grace Ladies Conference: 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. April 27, Unity Prayer Center, 28145 Frost Road, with Beatrice Nero and Wendy Taylor as guest speakers. (225) 939-3970.



Pastor’s Solo Musical: 2 p.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 10300 Church St., Maringouin, with the Revs. Thomas Bessix, Frank Collins and others appearing.

New Orleans

Saturday, April 20

Expressions of Praise Showcase and Competition: 7 p.m., L.B. Landry High School, 1200 L B Landry Ave., sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women Jefferson Parish, LA Chapter to support youth who are involved in activities that glorify God. $10. Proceeds will benefit the NCBW Scholarship and Academic Enrichment Programs.


Spring Stained Glass Tour: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., beginning at Mater Dolorosa Church, 1228 S. Carrollton Ave. and contuning to St. Agnes Church and the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier University. The tour is sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. Cost is $25 on the day of the tour.

A Concert of Sacred Love Songs and Wedding Music: 7 p.m., Our Lady of Prompt Succor National Shrine, 2635 State St., to provide couples the opportunity to hear musical selections that are appropriate for Catholic wedding ceremonies.

Port Allen


Revival: 7 p.m., Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 9090 Section Road, with prayer services at 6:30 p.m.


Friday-April 28

Festival de la Prairie: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. April 27 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 27, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 15208 La. 73, with carnival rides, children’s games, crafts, raffles, live entertainment and Cajun cuisine. $40 mega ride braclets are available until noon on Friday.



Lord Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane.



Family Fun Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church Of Slidell, 1534 Seventh St., with such kid-friendly activities as pony rides, jumpers, sand art, confetti eggs, face painting, prizes, cake walk and the Dunk Tank with the Rev. Harry Jenkins expected to splash down. Capt. Kevin Foltz, of the Slidell Police Department, had to cancel his dunk tank appearance due to a scheduling conflict.

St. Francisville


Pastor Anniversary: 6 p.m., Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 8819 Sligo Road.

Musicians Appreciation: 6 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, Jones Vaughn Creek Road.

Woodville, Miss.


Celebraion of the Memory of the Late Rev. Roosevelt Henley: 2 p.m., Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 788 Gaylord St.



Giving Back to the Community: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road, with a clothing giveaway, a space walk and refreshments.