Parish Event Guide

Are you looking for somewhere fun to take your family this month? We've got you covered! To make sure you don't miss out on an event this January,  we put together this guide so you can find things to do in your area. Enjoy!

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Tangi Humane Adoption Event
When: January 5
Where: The Mutt Hut in Ponchatoula
Time: 10 AM
"We will be celebrating The Mutt Hut's Grand Opening with an adoption event where we will be bringing some of our dogs in hopes of finding them their forever home. Weather permitting, we will be there 10-1. Our adoption fee is $125 which covers worming, immunizations, rabies and spay/neuter."

Adult King Cake Class
When: January 11
Where: Berrytown Produce
Time: 6-8 PM
Stop by Berrytown Produce for a fun, hands on experience! Learn how to make your own king cake to take home. Dinner and drinks will also be served.

Italian Festival Ball
When: January 12
Where: Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church Hall in Tickfaw
Time: 7-11 PM
Tickets can be purchased from any board member or at the Tickfaw City Hall. There will be live music by the Dominoes as well! For more information, click here.

UDA Dance Competition
When: January 13
Where: Southeastern Louisiana University
Time: 10 AM
"Founded in 1980, UDA is the largest provider of dance camps and competitions in the world. UDA hosts over 30 regional events as well as the National Dance Team Championship at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. These Championships are nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS Sports to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year."

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Abita Brew Krewe on the Run
When: Starting January 2
Where: Abita Brewing Company
Time: 6-8:30 PM
"Join the Brew Krewe on the Run for a fun run on the Tammany Trace every Wednesday night! The group runs toward the Abita Brew Pub and back, approximately 5K. Admission is $30 and includes one free beer. First-timers also receive an official Abita Beer pint glass, and third-time runners earn an Abita Brew Krewe t-shirt."

Northshore Cajun Dance ft. Coobie Joe
When: January 12
Where: Abita Springs Town Hall
Time: 7-10:30 PM
"The Northshore Cajun Dancers Club was established in 1991 with a mission to promote the music and dancing of the Cajun people. Free dance lessons are offered from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m., then stay to practice what you learned with the live music. Event sponsor Abita Springs Trailhead Museum provides small portion entrees, desserts, snacks, soft drinks, beer, and wine at a nominal charge during the dances. Patronage of the concession stand supports the Museum and the Town of Abita Springs."

2nd Annual Hannan Gumbo Cook-Off
When: January 26
Where: Archbishop Hannan High School
Time: 12-3 PM
"The 2nd Annual Hannan Gumbo Cook-Off, hosted by Archbishop Hannan High School Alumni, will be January 26th from 12-3pm on campus. Proceeds will benefit the AHHS Alumni Association, the Legacy Scholarship and other alumni programs.  This is a family friendly event with vendors, crafts booths, kids activities, 50/50 raffle, concessions, and of course...gumbo! Admission is free - gumbo tasting tickets are $10 for adults & $5 for students."

LPO Young People's Concerts: A Musical Delivery
January 30
Slidell Municipal Auditorium
10 AM
"The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) presents A Musical Delivery, a performance in LPO's Young People's Concerts program targeting 2nd through 8th grade students. The LPO partners with Carnegie Hall's Link Up program for these concerts, which offers students the opportunity to sing or play along with the LPO on recorders or string instruments." Visit the website by clicking here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!


Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
When: January 20
Where: East Ascension High School
Time: 7 AM-12 PM
The Gonzales Lions Club is holding its annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, January 20th! Everyone is invited to attend. Come support a wonderful cause while enjoying great food and sensational entertainment provided by Center Stage Performing Arts Academy. The event includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee.

Ascension Public Schools Career Fair
When: January 29
Where: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
Time: 6-8 PM
"All Ascension Parish high school students and their parents are invited to acquire first-hand knowledge of career and education options after graduation. Represented professions covering architecture, the arts, business, construction, education, engineering, film, government, human services, mental and physical health, the military, industrial planning and production and law and technology."

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Fishing Rodeo Hosted By BREC
When: January 12
Where: BREC's Zachary Community Park
Time: 8:30 AM-12 PM
"For a wonderful family fun experience, come cast at one or all our Rainbow Trout Fishing Rodeos and maybe even take home a prize!"

The Louisiana Marathon
When: January 18-20
"The Louisiana Marathon features a full marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon, 5K and Kids marathon all wrapped up in a multi-day race with an incredible festival as the post-race party that celebrates and highlights our Louisiana culture, both its music and food." If you want to sign up or for more information, click here.

When: January 31
Where: Renaissance Hotel
Time: 6-8:30 PM
"Professional Athletes Supporting Students (PASS) is hosting it's 2nd annual fundraiser SOUPER Bowl II. It is a soup and gumbo tasting event featuring favorite restaurants, caterers and vendors from the greater Baton Rouge area. By making a gift You provide HOPE to hundreds of students."

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!


9th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic
When: January 2-5
Where: Alario Center
Time: 11:30 AM-9 PM
"Each January, the Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsors the National Prep Basketball Classic. The event features multiple brackets for both boys’ and girls’ high school basketball players.  While the event started with eight teams in 2011, it is expected to grow to more than 64 teams in 2019. The tournament will feature at least eight out of state participants. In addition, in 2018, the tournament organizers, Friends of Prep Sports LLC, awarded four $1,500 scholarships to deserving student athletes in the tournament."

Bluetails Pet Rescue Adoption Day
When: January 5
Where: PetSmart in Harvey
Time: 11 AM-3 PM
"Come out and meet our furry friends that are looking for their new home! Get pre approved by completing the online application here."

New Orleans Winter Jewelry and Bead Show
When: January 25-27
Where: Pontchartrain Convention and Civic Center
Time: 10 AM-6 PM
"C&S Events are wholesale bead and jewelry shows that are open to the public featuring fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, beading supplies, findings, gold, silver, charms, designer cabochons, gemstones, pearls, and more. You can learn from vendors and take classes to learn more about the products. The New Orleans Bead Show is one of our most popular jewelry shows of the year."

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Lego WeDo Robotics
When: January 4
Where: Thibodaux Branch Library
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM
"Calling all young scientists, engineers and mathematicians! Build and program machines using the Lego Robotics WeDo Activity Pack. For kids ages 8-12." If you would like to register, click here.

Cajun Jam
When: January 16
Where: Gina's At The Legion
Time: 6 PM
"Come out and support the Cajun Music Preservation Society as they entertain with authentic Cajun music from 6pm-8pm. It's free and open to the public!"

Laugh, Sip and Create with Friends!
When: January 26
Where: Mix It Up Art Studio
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Bring your friends for a night of sipping and painting! No experience or skill needed! You will learn step-by-step to create your own masterpiece to take home, ready to display.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Walker Farmer's Market
When: January 5
Time: 8 AM-1 PM
"Our first market of the year is coming up. Here are some of the things you’ll see at our market:
Handmade jewelry
Homegrown fruits and vegetables
Local honey
Fresh eggs
Soap, lotions, bathbombs
Homemade desserts
Quilts, purses and pot holders
Jellies, pickles and sauces
Candles and woodwork
And more!"

Teacher Takeaway
When: January 12
Where: Denham Springs/Walker Library
Time: 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
"Decorations, games, props, and more… The Livingston Parish Library is cleaning out its closets. Teachers and educators are welcome to take items to use in their classrooms or daycare centers for free. Everything must go!"

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Bonco and Dinner at Riverlands
When: January 11
Where: Riverlands Country Club
Time: 4-10 PM
This event will be $20 a person which includes the Friday night dinner special and Bonco! Please RSVP to the office.

Elementary Drawing Class
When: January 30
Where: Laplace Elementary
Time: 3 PM
"Make this a memorable winter by signing up your elementary child in a Young Rembrandt's drawing class. Your child will learn about basic design and composition as they draw the fish below ice. If your child is fond of sports, they will enjoy drawing our illustration featuring a hockey player. Besides strengthening your child’s drawing and coloring skills, he or she will also learn about art history as we present lessons featuring master artists Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Marc. Enroll your child today!"

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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112th Jackson Day Race
When: January 6
Where: Aycock Barn
Time: 7-11 AM
"Run or walk the most historic road race in the Southeast at the 112th Jackson Day Race. Enjoy the sights of the Chalmette Battlefield as we celebrate the American victory at the Battle of New Orleans! The 112th Jackson Day Race course will continue to be the traditional 9K distance, and will be followed by a post-race party at the Aycock Barn. The 112th Jackson Day Race is produced by the New Orleans Track Club, with members and non-members welcome to participate. Participants of all speeds and abilities are encouraged to join the fun."

6th Annual Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium
January 11-12
Where: Nunez Community College
Time: 10:30 AM-4 PM
"All lectures are free and open to the public. No registration is required, so bring plenty of friends. Parking is nearby and free."

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Chef Nino Cooking Class
When: January 23
Where: Rouses Market
Time: 6 PM
"Rouses Markets will be hosting a free cooking demonstration at our Houma location. Chef Nino will be preparing Coconut Cream Chicken Curry. Each guest will have the opportunity to sample this delicious dish. This is a free event!"

21st Annual Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport, and RV Show
When: January 25-28
Where: Civic Center in Houma
Time: 12 PM
"The entire Civic Center will be packed with your favorite equipment and products that make this one of the largest Boat & RV Shows on the Gulf Coast! See what's new for 2019 in the world of boats, RVs and outdoor products!"

Souper Bowl Cook Off and 5K
When: January 26
Where: Courtyard Marriott in Houma
Time: 9:30 AM-2 PM
Join us for a day filled with all of the food you can eat and a 5K walk/run! Fun for the whole family. The 5K kicks off at 9:30, and the gates for the cook off will open at 11.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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