JUNE 26-AUGUST 18
• Tools in Motion: Works From the Hechinger Collection
From June 24 — August 18, Tools in Motion: Works From the Hechinger Collection can be seen. The exhibit features 47 motion-related and visually intriguing pieces of using a variety of materials such as wood, paper, metal and stone. It will be on exhibit Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1911 Historic City Hall, 1001 Ryan St., Lake Charles.
JUNE 26-SEPTEMBER 1
• Associated American Artists
Organized by the Springfield Museum of Art, the Associated American Artists exhibit features artwork based on everyday America during the great depression. It will be on exhibit Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1911 Historic City Hall, 1001 Ryan St., Lake Charles.
• CSBG funding informational meetings slated in Sulphur
The Calcasieu Parish Human Services Department will be hosting Community Informational Meetings throughout the summer to seek input from the general public regarding its 2012/2013 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding. A meeting will be held in Sulphur on Tuesday, June 26, in the Frasch Park Recreation Banquet Room, 400 Picard Rd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, please contact Michelle Guidry, at the Calcasieu Parish Human Services Department at 721-4027.
• WCCH to hold annual community health fair
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) will hold its annual, free community health fair on Wednesday, June 27 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. A variety of free health screenings will be offered. Free screenings include: lipid profile (LDL and HDL cholesterol), blood pressure, blood glucose, prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test for men over 40, foot screenings, and hearing screenings. To access the health fair, community members will need to enter the hospital through the new Stelly Lane entrance.
Representatives from WCCH will be on hand to answer all health related questions and will provide attendees with the information needed to make informed healthcare decisions. For additional information, please call (337) 528-4735.
• Rally for Religious Liberty to be held in Sulphur
Heritage Square Pavilion in Sulphur will be the site for the Rally for Religious Liberty on Saturday, June 30. The public is invited to join Sulphur Mayor Chris Duncan, Sulphur City Council member Veronica Allison, Judge Davie Ritchie, Judge Kent Savoie, Judge Gene Thibodeaux, Judge Charlie Schrumpf, Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso, Pastor Ronnie Burke, Rev. Susil Fernando, and Bishop Glen John Provost from 9:30 a.m. to noon to celebrate the nation’s great heritage of religious liberty.
The rally is sponsored by representatives of the Sulphur Ministerial Alliance. Questions can be directed to Dan Foreman, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, by calling 337-527-5261 or 337-515-5812.
• Between Us Girls class at WCCH
Page 2 of 6 - West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital is hosting several events this summer aimed at keeping kids informed and entertained. On Saturday, June 30, “Between Us Girls,” a class for adolescent girls, will be held in the cafeteria conference room. The class is designed for girls between the ages of 9 and 12 along with their mothers or guardians. A registered nurse will discuss topics such as physical and emotional changes during puberty, menstruation and the importance of good hygiene habits. There is a $20 class fee. Class size is limited; to register, call (337) 527-4361.
JUNE 30-JULY 1
Presented by the Southwest Louisiana Science Education Foundation, Inc., the 4th Annual Bayoucon is Southwest Louisiana’s original fan produced multi-media convention. Special guests for this year are JG Hertzler and Rober O’Reilly, from the Star Trek franchise. In addition to their appearance there will be photo-ops, a Klingon Breakfast, cosplay contest, tabletop gaming tournaments, film festival, makeup prosthetic creation, comic arts demonstrations, concerts and much more! Held at the Lake Charles Civic Center, visit www.bayoucon.net for more event information.
JUNE 30, JULY 21
• CFD Fill the Boot fundraising
Carlyss Firefighters will be at the intersection of La. Hwys 27 and 108 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, June 2, June 30 and July 21, asking residents to Fill the Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Donations may also be mailed to the fire station at: MDA Boot Drive, c/o Lori Coleman, Carlyss Fire Department, 5151 Volunteer Road, Sulphur, LA 70665.
• 11th annual 4th of July Community Block Party in Sulphur
The 4-Them Community Organization of Sulphur will be hosting the 11th Annual 4th of July Community Block Party on Wednesday, July 4, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. It will be held on the east side of Elm Street between Maple and Alice. This is a family-friendly, free event. There will be music, youth games, food and drinks. The stage will open at 3 p.m. for a talent showcase. Anyone can showoff their talent, just sign up.
They will also hold their first ever Zydeco Dance-Off will begin at 6:30 p.m. And for musical entertainment this year, the organization is proud to present Brandon Ledet and the Creole Touch Zydeco Band. They will take the stage from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
For additional information, contact Veronica Allison at 337-274-0905 or Fedra Williams at 337-527-7045.
• Red, White Blue & You celebration in Lake Charles
For the 20th year the Red, White, Blue & You festival has been an Independence Day tradition in the Lake area. Get your aprons ready because all bakers are invited to participate in the Red, White & Blue Apple Pie baking contest for ribbons and cash prizes. Don’t miss the downtown star-spangled street parade at 6 p.m. and after the parade, bring your blankets or lawn chairs to the front yard of the Lake Charles Civic Center for a blue grass concert with Market Blue followed by the Lake Charles Community Band, featuring a special tribute to the Armed Forces. If inclement weather prevails, the program will be moved to the Civic Center Coliseum. Stick around after the concert to watch the fireworks extravaganza over beautiful Lake Charles. Red, White, Blue & You! has been chosen as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society for the third quarter of 2012. www.cityoflakecharles.com or call (337) 491-9159.
Page 3 of 6 - JULY 5-6, JULY 9-13, & JULY 23-27
• SHS season football tickets availability
Sulphur High School season football tickets will go on sale to current season ticket holders on:
July 5 – July 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 9 – July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Season tickets will go on sale to the general public July 23 – July 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All tickets will be sold in the business office at the SHS 9th Grade Campus. Call Jessica Wilfer at 337-217-4440, Ext 2222 for more information.
• Dynamic Dimensions summer camp for kids deadline
Dynamic Dimensions in Sulphur will host a summer camp for kids, Camp 3D: A New Dimension of Fun. It will be held July 16 through 20 from 8 a.m. to 3p.m. and is open to children ages seven to 11. The cost is $75 for members of Dynamic Dimensions, $99 for non-members; lunch and snacks will be provided. Deadline for registration is July 9 and limited space is available.
Activities include games, crafts, nutrition activities including hands-on preparation of lunch and snacks, fitness education and pool time. To register, call (337) 527-5459.
JULY 11 & JULY 18
• Care Help’s two part anger management classes
Care Help of Sulphur’s Life Skills Classes on July 11 and July 18 will feature a two part lesson lesson on anger management. It will be presented by Natalie Thigpen, Program Coordinator from Family & Youth.
July 11 (Session 1) will be about acknowledging and understanding anger, along with learning about responsibility, control and consequences.
July 18 (Session 2) will feature anger triggers, coping and self-expression.
Each class will be held from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. in Care Help’s Social Services waiting room, 200 North Huntington.
Please call 528-2273 to sign up as seating is limited.
• Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team in Sulphur
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), a nationally recognized team comprised of amputee active duty military personnel and veterans, will play against Olympic Gold medalist Jennie Finch and a team of all-stars July 13-14 in Sulphur. The tournament will be held at McMurry Park, with game events beginning each night at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at www.jenniefinchstore.com, both locations of Dynamic Dimensions Fitness Centers, Sulphur City Hall, and all Calcasieu Parish McDonald’s locations. The Jennie Finch Softball Camp will also be held in conjunction with the tournament and more information can be found at www.jenniefinch.com. All proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of WWAST team equipment, training and support, and will also support funding for training and educating these amputees as they pursue their academic and/or athletic interests. For more information, please call (337) 527-4241. For more information on the team, their missions, or where they will be playing next, visit www.facebook.com/woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.com or www.woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org.
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• Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops Concert
This year’s concert is will get you on your feet in no time as I Hear a Symphony will be performing “Motown’s Greatest Hits.” Held in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum, don’t miss your chance to hear Motown favorites such as “ABC,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “My Girl” and more! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. General Admission Tickets are $20 and $25 and can be purchased online at www.lcsymphony.org as well as local music stores, the Lake Charles Civic Center and the Symphony office. Reserved table seating is available by calling the Lake Charles Symphony office at (337) 433-1611. Visit www.lcsymphony.org or check out the Symphony on Facebook for updates and more concert information.
• Safe Sitter® babysitting class at WCCH
A Safe Sitter® babysitting class is scheduled for Thursday, July 26. The class is open to boys and girls ages 11 to 13; they will learn basic life-saving techniques,safety precautions, how to understand children of different ages and also the business of babysitting. The cost to attend is $35. To register, call (337) 527-4361.
• SHS class of ‘65 to celebrate
Members of the Sulphur High School Class of ‘65 turn 65. And to celebrate, a party has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Sulphur, 330 Arena Rd.
The dress is casual and festivities will include a deejay, light hors d’oeurves, and a cash bar. The cost is $40 per person. Send your RSVP to Pam Lyons Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 442-8908 or to Carolyn Roberts Keene at email@example.com.
• The Firsts: 4 Women Who Made A Difference
From now until June 29, see The Firsts: 4 Women Who Made A Difference. The production features four stimulating monologues from the first female managing editor of a major periodical, the first female cheerleader and early founder of longest running community theatre statewide, the first female forester in the USA and founder of Kisatchie and a civil rights activist and early abstract expressionist artist. Held at 7 p.m. every Thursday and Friday from June 14-29, at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, admission is $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, students and members of local theatres. Call (337) 436-6275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Senior Center Line Dancing
Each Friday from 10-11 a.m., the Sulphur Senior Center features line dancing. Over 15 different dances are taught by Billye Welborn, an experienced instructor. Beginners are welcome. The Senior Center is located at 601 Maple Street in Sulphur.
• WCCH breast cancer support group meeting
The WCCH Pink Crusade Breast Cancer Support Group will meet the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the Healthstyles room at Dynamic Dimensions in Sulphur. Attendees will be provided with answers to common questions surrounding breast cancer and will receive support through every aspect of their disease. There is no charge to attend these monthly meetings. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (337) 528-7320.
Page 5 of 6 - • Sulphur AARP meetings
The Sulphur AARP chapter meets the second Tuesday of the month, 2 p.m., with the exception the months of June, July and August. Meetings are held at the Sulphur Senior Center on Maple Street.
• American Legion Post 370 hosts flea, farmer’s market
William A. “Bill” Guillory American Legion Post 370 in Westlake is hosting a Flea Market/Farmer’s Market the first Saturday and third Saturday of each month. Call 337-436-2922 or visit the Post at 2540 Miller Avenue in Westlake for more information about tables. The market will be open from 6 a.m.- 12 noon and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds will be used for various America Legion programs.
• American Legion Post 407 meetings
The American Legion Post 407 in Westlake will hold its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will be conducted at the American Legion Hall located at 912 John Stine Rd., Westlake, LA. The Post’s Ladies Auxiliary will also meet at the same time and location.
Any military veteran who is considering joining the Legion is invited to attend the Post’s meeting in order to find out more about this patriotic organization. Questions regarding the Legion can be directed to Post Commander Steve Doran at (337) 433-4768.
• Ethel Precht Breast Cancer Support Group
The Ethel Precht Breast Cancer HOPE Support Group meets on the third Thursday of every month at 780 Bayou Pines Drive, East in Lake Charles. This is the office of The Oncology and Hematology Institute. This is located approximately a mile north of I-210 at the Lake Street exit. The group offers a network of resources, professionals and breast cancer survivors, as well as smiling faces, positive attitudes and hugs. It is open to all breast cancer survivors (whether just diagnosed, cancer free, or anywhere in between), friends, family, supporters, co-workers and anyone who would like to attend. Light refreshments are served and there is a guest speaker each month. For more information email email@example.com.
• Free Beginners Knitting Class at Care Help
Would you like to learn to knit? Free knitting class with Helen on Tuesdays, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Care Help’s Community Education Building, 112 E. Thomas Street in Sulphur. Bring #8 knitting needles and a skein of yarn. Call to sign up at 528-2273.
• Care Help Computer Classes
Care Help of Sulphur offers free computer classes. The class is offered on Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at 112 E. Thomas St. in Sulphur.
Call 528-2273 to sign up. It is free and open to all regardless of income.
Visit them at www.care-help.org and find them on Facebook.
• Sulphur Kiwanis Club Meeting
Page 6 of 6 - The Sulphur Kiwanis Club meets each Wednesday at noon in the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital conference room located at 701 Cypress Street in Sulphur.
• Maplewood/Hollywood Lions Club
The Maplewood/Hollywood Lions Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Club house on Maplewood Drive.
• Grief Support Group
South Sulphur Grief Support Group meets at 10 a.m. every first and third Tuesday of each month through December. Meetings are held in the education building at South Sulphur Church of Christ located at 3101 Highway 27 South. Anyone who has lost a loved one by any means is welcome to join the group and find benefit for others and yourself by sharing your loss.