The Iberville Chamber of Commerce will host its East Iberville Membership Luncheon on Tuesday at Gabriel’s House in St. Gabriel.

The event will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with a 30-minute networking social followed by lunch at noon. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi is serving as guest speaker.

Tickets are $20 each and available at the door that day, via the chamber’s website at or by calling (225) 687-3560.

Reservations are required by noon Friday.

Lunchtime lecture

The West Baton Rouge Museum on Thursday, March 19, will host a lunchtime lecture titled “Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition” in conjunction with the national traveling exhibit “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections.”

Addie K. Martin, author of “Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition” will talk and sign copies of her book.

In her book, Martin explores the history of Cajun people, their cuisine and fisheries industries as well as examining the present and future trends for each.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

Early voting begins

Early voting for the March 28 proposition election in West Baton Rouge Parish will be at the Registrar’s Office, in the Courthouse Annex Building, starting Saturday, according to West Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan.

Hours for early voting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through March 21.

Voters will have an opportunity to cast ballots for or against West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes’ request to add a half-cent sales tax on retail purchases made in the parish.

For information on early voting for the election, contact the Registrar’s Office at (225) 336-2421.

Expungement help offered

Port Allen City Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence is hosting an event at 6 p.m. Thursday at the West Baton Rouge Parish Library to offering help to residents needing help getting minor criminal offenses expunged from their record.

Lawrence said lawyers will be on hand that evening to help individuals erase minor criminal offenses — a helpful tool for those seeking jobs. The event is free and open to the public.

St. John holding fundraiser

The 2015 St. John School Auction will take place Saturday, March 21, at the Carl F. Grant Civic Center in Plaquemine. The private school is celebrating more than 160 years of serving the community, and the annual auction is the school’s largest fundraiser.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. The silent auction will commence at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction to follow at approximately 8 p.m. About 150 silent auction items and 50 live auction items will be available.

Jambalaya and shrimp fettuccine will be available for sale along with desserts.

For information, visit the school website at www.

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