Battalion wide — The battalion Family Readiness Group hosts various events:
• A Strong Bonds Retreat is held April 13-15 in Houston.
• Meets Fridays at 8 a.m. at the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital trailhead for a run/walk. Children and strollers are welcome.
4th BCT, 10th Mtn Div
Blackhawk Company, 2-4 Inf — hosts an FRG meeting April 10 at 6 p.m. at the ACS building at 1800 Bellrichard Ave. Please bring a dish to share. For more information contact Jeannette Balboni, FRG leader, at (337) 202-1700.
519th Military Police Battalion, battalion wide, hosts several events, including:
• a food handler course April 12 in the Bn classroom from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information call 531-1478 or email email@example.com.
• an Order of the Cross Pistols event April 20 at the Showboat Theater from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information or to sign up contact 2nd Lt. Michael Pearey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sgt. 1st Class Jason Storm at email@example.com.
HHD, 519th MP Co — hosts its next FRG meeting April 19 in the Bn classroom from 6-7 p.m. For more information call (337) 404-7373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
91st MP Det and 272nd MP Co — hosts its next FRG Motor Pool Monday fund-raiser April 16 from 7-9 a.m. For more information call (605) 214-5308 or (337) 423-6768 or email email@example.com or FightingDeuceMPFRG@hotmail.com.
204th MP Co, 519th MP Bn — hosts an Easter egg hunt April 7 from 8-9 a.m. at the company. For more information call (337) 718-7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
258th MP Co, 519th MP Bn
• Hosts its next FRG meeting April 24 at the ACS building from 6:12-8 p.m. For more information call (337) 353-9424 or (936) 662-1695 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Hosts, together with 204th MP Co, an FRG Motor Pool Monday fund-raiser April 30 from 7-9 a.m. For more information contact (337) 353-9424 or email email@example.com.
The Vernon Parish School Board announces the lunch menu for Monday through April 5. Meals come with choice of milk. Monday: Sliced ham, black eyed peas, steamed green cabbage, mixed fruit and cornbread; Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cantaloupe and hot roll; Wednesday; Sliced ham, green beans, glazed sweet potatoes, fresh strawberries, Easter cake and a hot roll; April 5: Taco salad with corn chips, Mexacilli corn, pear halves and a hot roll.
If you would like to umpire youth baseball and adult softball call (337) 537-4744 or (337) 523-0781 for more information.
High school umpires
If you would like to umpire high school softball and baseball call Jim Sonnier at (337) 378-3880 to register. For more information call John Anderson at (337) 423-6466.
LaCamp Spring Bazaar
The 13th Annual LaCamp Spring Bazaar is held at LaCamp Church of God Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. There will be food, crafts, country store items, a new-to-you shop and more. The church is at 6889 La. Hwy 121 in LaCamp. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Christian Connection Mission. For more information call (318) 729-2409.
Vernon Resource Center
The Vernon Pregnancy Resource Center, 110 East Lula St., Leesville, offers free testing and supplies to women of Vernon Parish. Call (337) 239-9863 for more information.
The Vernon Historical Society is taking applications from Vernon Parish high school seniors for a scholarship. If you are going into the field of study of history or political science, see your guidance counselor for an application. The scholarship is $300.
Main Street Trade Days is held the first and third Saturday of each month on Third Street at the Third Street Market in historic downtown Leesville from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The next Trade Days is Saturday. Call (337) 392-1776 for more information.
Fort Polk Bass Masters
If you like to fish and want to be a part of a group with common interests, whether or not you have a boat, the Fort Polk Community Bass Masters is the right club for you.
The club meets monthly. Meetings are at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 500 Vernon St., New Llano. The next meeting is April 12.
For more information call (337) 208-8185, (337) 238-3314, (337) 397-0745 or visit www.fortpolkbassmasters.com.
The Gem and Mineral Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Vernon Parish Library, 1401 Nolan Trace, Leesville. The next meeting is April 10.
Meetings begin with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and conclude with auctions of mineral specimens. For more information visit www.lutheransonline.com/gems.
Purple Heart meeting
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 727 meets the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. in the New Llano American Legion Hall.
Recipients of the Purple Heart are welcome. The next meeting is April 21. For details call (337) 238-0170.
The Vernon Parish Garden Club meets the second Saturday of each month from 2-4 p.m. at the Vernon Parish Library. The meeting features refreshments and a guest speaker. The next meeting is April 14. For details call (337) 239-5919.
The East Texas and West Louisiana chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association meets for lunch the first Saturday of each month at the Leesville Airport on Texas Highway west of Leesville. The next meeting is April 7. For more information call (337) 238-1024.
Recovery Support Group
The Celebrate Recovery Support Group meets at More Community Church, 112 Lula St. every Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Limited child care is available. For more information call (337) 238-8888.
Plant a seed
The Alcoholics Anonymous Plant A Seed group hosts meetings just outside the North Fort gate on 1745 Chaffee Rd. Meetings are held Mondays at 7:15 p.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at noon and Fridays at 5 p.m.
For more information call 537-3913.
An autism awareness support group meets from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Leesville Donut Shop.
The next meeting is Saturday.
Celebrate Recovery meets Fridays in the Triumph House at East Leesville Baptist Church. Meetings begin with a meal at 6 p.m. Child care is free. For more information call (337) 239-3733.
Glory Babies is a support group for women who suffered loss during pregnancy, infancy, adoption or infertility. The group meets the first Thursday of each month in the student building of East Leesville Baptist Church. The next meeting is April 5. Call (337) 238-8385 for more information.
Christian Living Fellowship Church, Section Line Road in Leesville, hosts Narcotics Anonymous support group meetings Mondays and Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m.; Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m.; Thursdays from 7:15-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays from 8-9 p.m. For more information call (337) 238-3570.