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Story time
Fort Johnson Allen Memorial Library hosts Story Time each Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Library staff, or a special guest, read a story to children from the Fort Johnson community. After listening, kids participate in a craft.
For more information call 337-531-2665.
Meet and greet
Rising young comedian Drew Hernandez will be making a stop at the AAFES Class 6 Feb. 16 before taking the stage in his upcoming comedy show. Guests can meet with Hernandez from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Cars and coffee

Join the Auto Skills Center for discussion about cars around a hot cup of coffee. Takes place every third Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The next Cars and Coffee event is scheduled for Feb. 17.
For more information call 337-531-6149.
ACS hiring event
Job searching? Well search no more! From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Johnson Army Community Service is hosting a hiring event Feb. 20 as well as preparation workshops to help you get that job!
Outdoor movie night
Come out to Headquarters Field March 15 for an outdoor movie night complete with complimentary popcorn and drinks! Military spouse-owned businesses will set up shop as well as an evening full of fun activities. Event opens at 6:30 p.m. and movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
Couples shoot
Grab your cupid and get ready to aim for love Feb. 17. The Fort Johnson Shooting Range will host a couples shooting competition from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Shooters who bring their significant other get half off for the day.
For more information call 337-531-7552.
Newlywed game
Calling all newlyweds (and not-so-newlyweds)! The Forge Bar and Grill will host a fun date night Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. For $40, guests can enjoy a three-course meal, with couples being selected to compete. Prizes will be awarded to the winning couples.
Tickets can be purchased at the Forge Bar and Grill. For more information call 337-531- 7668.
Amazing Race
Join us in this installation -wide scavenger hunt, March 2. Navigate through various Fort Johnson facilities with your team in search of clues that will lead you to victory! Categories consist of Family, Soldier and bike teams. Family and Soldier teams will compete via vehicle and bike teams will pedal their hearts out.
For more information call 337-531-1959.
Pool tournament night
Fort Johnson parents might want to join in the fun of competing with your youth at the Child and Youth Services Middle School and Teen temporary building #744 March 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Show your youth what you’ve got as you pocket stripes or solids one after another.

For more information call 337-531-1992.

Feb. 13: Eunice Cajun Mardi Gras Festival
Eunice, La.
The Cajun Mardi Gras Festival is Eunice’s largest community event of the year with street dances, live music, Cajun cuisine and crafts. Come on down to Louisiana’s Prairie Cajun Capital to enjoy all the fun and experience the Cajun culture like never before.
Feb. 17: Drew Hernandez Comedy Show
DeRidder, La.
Come see rising young comedian Drew Hernandez that you’ve been watching for years as ‘A Combat Veteran’ on social media as he makes yet another stop on his Veteran Service Organization Tour! Drew has sold out at multiple VFWs and American Legions, so be sure to get your tickets on pre-sale now before Feb. 1 to save. A 10% military/vet discount upon proof of eligibility will also be offered.
March 9: Black Heritage Festival 2024
Lake Charles, La.
The 2024 Black Heritage Festival is underway. Bring out the entire Family as we educate and celebrate the rich, dynamic, and wonderful African American culture and heritage. The festival hosts food trucks, food vendors, merchandise vendors, live musical performances, empowerment sessions, dance performances, a kids zone, black pot cook off, health fair and more.
Admission is free.
March 2: Relay for Life
Lake Charles, La.
Welcome to the Relay For Life community! We celebrate our survivors, remember those we have lost and fight back as a community to end cancer. At Relay For Life, you’ll find community members taking turns walking around a track lined with luminaria bags. You’ll have the opportunity to cheer for local survivors (or participate as a survivor) in our first lap of the day. Caregivers of cancer patients (currently or previously diagnosed) will then be invited to join the survivors.