New bakery is a dream come true

I learned a long time ago not to bring up my dreams or nightmares in conversation. No matter how interesting I find them, sharing them will only lead to public shame.

Maybe it’s because my dreams tend to be a tad more bizarre than other people’s. Driving on the wrong side of the road may qualify as a crazy dream to the average person, but not to me. Try driving a duck under water on Mars. Point being, my dreams get pretty weird.

LC Harvest Fest offers safe alternative on Halloween night

Parents hoping to avoid the perils of trick-or-treating — along with all lovers of candy and hay bells — are encouraged to attend the Lake Charles Harvest Festival this Halloween.

Face painting, balloon making, fun bounces, games, dancing and the famous harvest train ride will all be available, officials said. The event will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive.

Birders expected to flock to Jeff Davis

JENNINGS — The eighth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival will run Nov. 2-6 in Jeff Davis and surrounding areas.

Hundreds of avid birders, nature lovers and photographers from all over the United States and Canada will make their way into the area for the annual festival, which provides participants a chance to see the yellow rails.

Ghouls and goblins: Here's where to go to have a spook-tacular


Haunted Hospital: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and 6-11 p.m. Oct. 31, 107 S. 12th St., Oakdale. Admission, $5.

Hathaway Holiday Market on Saturday

HATHAWAY — The annual Holiday Market will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Charles Groth Gymnasium at Hathaway High School, 4040 Pine Island Highway.

Admission is $3. Proceeds will fund leadership training and conference attendance for the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter.