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 Ongoing Events:

MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET Every Saturday Rain or Shine ~ 7:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Founders Park on Main St. (corner of Main St. & Nezpique St.) in Jennings. Mid May through November (except Oct. 25 during JENNINGS ALIVE) For more info call Arlene Waguespak at 337-774-1167.  You may go to Facebook at Main Street Farmers Market, Jennings, LA to see what is available now.

2014 Calendar of Events

Oct. 3, 4, 5: ABOB Community Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias ~ Strand Theatre, Sunday Matinee Performance ( Oct. 5): 2:00 p.m.  Evening Performances (Friday & Saturday, Oct. 3 & 4): 7:00 p.m. Call 337-821-5509 for tickets and more information.

Oct. 1-5:  Jeff Davis Parish Fair ~ Fair Grounds ~ South Lake Arthur Ave. ~ Call 824-1773 for info

Oct. 4:  The 33rd Annual End of Season Stearman Fly-In ~ Saturday, 12 Noon until 5ish pm. Jennings Airport grounds, behind the Days Inn, Hwy.26. On Saturday the public is able to view WWII Stearman training aircraft and other planes up close FREE. Also see Fly-Overs and Flying Contests. There will be food and drinks for sale at the event. For more information call (337) 821-5532.    www.jenningsstearmanflyin.com

Oct. 7: CADA’s 14th Annual “Taste N Tell ~ Grand Marais Courtyard, 919 North Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings ~ 6:00 p.m. Good food, Live & Silent Auctions, Fun, Live entertainment by Marcus Davis. ~ Admission $30.00. Tickets available at Jeff Davis Bank (Jennings & Welsh), Mid-South Bank, St. Martin Bank, Marceaux’s and tickets can be purchased at the door. For more info contact Kathryn Murphy at (337) 794-8004 or Marilyn Watkins at (337) 842-4652.

Oct. 11: Color PHor a Cure 5K Run Walk ~ Go to www.colorphoracure.com for more information. 100% of the proceeds from the Run will go to the only PH Pediatric Research Fund in the world to help find a cure in Joel’s Lifetime. This is a run the whole family can enjoy, focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family of all ages.

Oct. 11 thru 31: First Baptist Church Pumpkin Patch ~ 1001 Cary Ave., Jennings. Each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to dark there will be a Family Fun Day with free admission. The only things that cost are the pumpkins and food. All money raised will be used to support local outreach/mission projects. They accept cash, checks or credit cards. There will be face painting, food, games, fun jumps, train rides, arts & crafts, story time, puppet shows, a petting zoo, and of course …Pumpkins!  It will be open during the week in the evenings and for scheduled class field trips during the daytime. For more info and to schedule a class, teachers can go to www.fbcjennings.com.

Oct. 17-19: The Last Resort Car, Truck & Bike Show ~ Louisiana Oil & Gas Park, Jennings, LA ~ Sat. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectator Fee Adults $10 per day, $15 weekend pass. Ages 12 & under free. Call Stuart Daigle at (337) 329-3959 for more information. www.lastresortshow.com

Oct. 18: Movie Night at the Strand ~ “Monster House” ~ Three friends discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. But like most horror movies, the anticipation of horror is much more exciting than the horror itself, as the secrets of Monster House are revealed. Funny dialogue, cool animation, and a great cast make “Monster House” a fun movie for the whole family. 432 N. Main St., Strand Theatre ~ 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 & under ~ Senior Citizens 60 & over $3.

Oct. 25: The 34th Annual Jennings Alive Arts Fair & Festival ~ 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ~ Three blocks of Downtown Historical Main Street, Jennings, LA, is blocked off to traffic and is transformed into an open air market for vendors and informational booths. Founders Park is the center of activity with live entertainment including local dance teams, karate studio demonstrations, a magic show, face painting and much more.  Near the park there are clowns, balloon artistry, and local food vendors selling some of the best food in Cajun Country. To become a vendor at Jennings Alive contact us at (337) 821-5532 or e-mail Michelle at michelle@cityofjennings.com .

Oct. 25: Melissa Doise 5th Annual Hope for the Miracle 5K Race/Walk~ Saturday, Oct. 25 ~ 321 E. Plaquemine – JD Parish Court House parking lot. Registration 7:30 a.m. 8:00 Run/Walk. register online at www.doisemiraclerun.com or call (337) 824-5708 for information. Early registration before Oct. 14- $20, Day of Race – $25.

Oct. 28-Nov. 2 ~ 6th Annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival ~ This birding event provides participants a unique venue to view yellow rails (birds) while at the same time bringing birders and farmers together to realize the value of birds of the area’s “working wetlands”. Field days, banding workshops, field trips to other area birding habitats and other activities are planned. Go to www.snowyegretenterprises.com for a list of activities and more information about the Festival.

Oct. 30: Movie Night at the Strand: “The Woman in Black” ~ Strand Theatre, 432 N. Main St. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Sophie Stuckey and Liz White. The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. This special Thursday night Halloween viewing will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 & under and Senior Citizens 60 & over $3.

Oct. 30: Main Street Trick or Treat ~ Thursday ~ Downtown Main Street is closed off from 5:30 until 6:30 for local children up to 12 years old to safely trick or treat. Area businesses and local residents are invited to come to Main Street to hand out goodies to the little ghosts & goblins. Each year the Jennings Daily News costume contest takes place in Founders Park. Get more details by calling (337) 821-5532 or email michelle@cityofjennings.com

Oct. 30: City of Jennings Observes Trick or Treat ~ 5:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Kids ages 12 years and under traverse thru Jennings in imaginative and brightly colored costumes enjoying the traditional collecting of candy. Please be safe!

Dec. 6: The 18th Annual Christmas Festival Gumbo Cook-Off ~ Louisiana Oil & Gas Park (I-10 Exit 64 & Hwy 26) ~ 4:30 p.m. judging takes place for cash prizes and trophies. More info and entry forms at 337-821-5532 or email to michelle@cityofjennings.com .

Dec. 6: 19th Annual Christmas Parade & Festival Dec. 13: Sounds of Christmas ~ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. performances. Strand Theatre, 432 North Main St., Jennings. The Annual community Christmas musical features live performances of traditional selections by local talent and special guests.                             Call (337) 821-5509 for more information.

Dec. 21: Bon Ami Tours presents  A Doug Gabriel Family Christmas Show straight from Branson, Missouri, Strand Theatre, 432 N. Main St., Jennings. Two shows, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Take part in ‘A Gabriel Family Christmas’ and you will have a great start to your Christmas season. Doug and his family present a touching Christmas celebration. Tickets are on sale now. Reserved seating is $20 per person. Call Carita at (337) 824-7078 for tickets or more information.

 

Note: Dates and Times are subject to change and cancellation. For the latest event information call the contact number listed with the event.

This list of events is provided by the City of Jennings & the Jennings Festival Association, Inc.