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    Lt. Governor's Travel Summit

    Tuesday Aug 21
    (All Day)

    Golden Nugget

    The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is honored to host the Lieutenant Governor's Travel Summit in Lake Charles August 21-23, at the Golden Nugget. The Travel Summit, presented by the Louisiana Travel Association, is expected to bring more than 500 attendees together in Southwest Louisiana for the largest educational opportunity for tourism professionals in the state. 

    Summit attendees will experience highlights such as a keynote address from Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and legislators on the state of the industry, as well as national and global economic updates from Anirban Basu, and multiple opportunities to network with tourism professionals from around the state. 

    The Summit will also feature educational speakers from across the country including Jeff Tobe, Andy Masters, Darienne Mobley, and Cheryl Hargrove, as well as workshops addressing the latest industry trends led by Mark Romig, Renee Areng, Murphy Foster, and John Deveney. 

    The state welcomed a record 47.1 million visitors in 2017, representing an increase of nearly 500,000. The travel and tourism industry generated $1.8 billion in state and local sales tax revenue. For Calcasieu Parish, that is over $732 million dollars added to the local economy. 

    To find out more about the conference, go to www.ltpa.org. For more information on the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, call (337) 436-9588 or go to www.visitlakecharles.org.

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    Workshops for Non-Profit Organizations

    Wednesday Aug 22
    4 am - 5 am

    The Arts Council and LANO are sponsoring a series of free workshops for Non-Profit Organizations.  Seating is limited. 

    First up is a workshop dealing with Board Governance; the dos and don’ts of a Non-Profit Board.  This workshop is scheduled for August 1, beginning at 4 p.m. in Room 108 at Central School.  There will be refreshments and free material designed by LANO to hand out.  You don’t want to miss this 1st Workshop. 

    All workshops will be held at the same place.  Future workshops are as follows: 

    1. August 8, 2018 @ 4 PM designed specifically for your Board entitled Board Calendaring – how to plan your events and other important info;
    2. August 22, 2018 @ 11:30 with lunch provided, entitled Volunteer Management and Recruitment;
    3. September 5, 2018 @ 11:30 with lunch provided, entitled Developing A Fund Development Plan; and
    4. September 19, 2018 @ 11:30 with lunch provided, entitled Grant Writing Basics.

    Please keep in mind, these are workshops designed to help you continue providing great service by your organization and to also help make your organization stronger. 

    You may have new members in your organization and on your Board that could greatly benefit from these topics as well as help strengthen your veteran members. 

    Please register with the Arts Council Office for these great events.

    Call: 337-439-2787 

    Email: RobinA@artscouncilswla.org

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    Ribbon Cutting at First South Farm Credit

    Wednesday Aug 22
    1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

    First South Farm Credit
    Wednesday, August 22nd  @ 1:30 PM
    4925 E McNeese St.
    ( At Hwy. 397 behind JD Bank)

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    Empowering Families

    Thursday Aug 23
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    We Rock The Spectrum

    Families Helping Famililes is hosting their next Empowering Families event on Thursday, August 23, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM 
     
    Something for Parents of Kids with Disabilities at We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym
     
    Light Refreshments Provided!

    Cost $5 per child so your child can stay and play in a safe environment while you enjoy the meeting so DON'T MISS OUT!!

    Space is limited! Please call to register in advance!
     
    For more information contact Beryl Cook or
    China Guillory at (337) 436-2570 ·1-800-894-6558 
    Email: info@fhfswla.org

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    Memories Matter Cajun Comedy Dinner

    Thursday Aug 23
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Treasures of Marilyn's

    Local Cajun Chef Scott Landry travels the country promoting his love of Cajun cuisine as a comedian but later this month he will bring the show home to Lake Charles to support the Alzheimer’s Association.  The ‘Memories Matter’ Cajun Comedy Dinner Show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Treasures of Marilyn’s in Lake Charles in memory of Victor Monsour benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

    “When a close friend of mine, Victor Monsour, passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease in December I knew I had to do something to raise money and awareness for the disease.  That’s why his daughter and I have partnered with Treasures of Marilyn’s for a Cajun Comedy Dinner Show FUNdraiser in his honor,” said Chef Scott Landry.

    “Because Memories Matter and over 5.5 million Americans live with this incurable disease, we are gathering together as Louisianans do – over crawfish étoufée and white rice – to raise critical funding for Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and local level,” said Megan Monsour Hartman.

    Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in Louisiana.  Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  In Louisiana, there are currently 87,000 people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to increase over 26% by 2025.

    The Alzheimer’s Association helped more than 2,300 families last year through their 24/7 Helpline, educational programs, monthly caregivers support groups, connecting families with physicians and through early support planning.

    Memories Matter tickets are being sold on www.EventBrite.com. Individual tickets may be purchased for $30 and VIP Tables of eight are on sale for $500, which include two bottles of wine and an ad in the program.

    For more information on Alzheimer’s Disease, visit www.alz.org.

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    Hip & Knee Replacement: Learn How We Operate in Unison

    Friday Aug 24
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Cousin's Lebanese Cuisine

    CHRISTUS St. Patrick Health System will present a free community luncheon seminar, “Hip and Knee Replacement: Learn How We Operate in Unison,” at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Cousin’s Lebanese Cuisine (2612 Kirkman). Steven Hale, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, will share information on surgical and non-surgical treatment options for knee joint pain and explain the benefits of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total hip and knee replacements, the latest advancement in orthopedics arthroplasty.

    CHRISTUS St. Patrick Health System is the only hospital in Southwest Louisiana to provide the latest technology for total knee replacement via Stryker’s Mako Robotic Arm-assisted technology.
    The seminar is offered at no costs to participants, but seating is limited, and reservations are required. To register, call 1-800-831-1796 toll-free.

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    Park Patrol Ranger Program

    Friday Aug 24
    3 pm - 4 pm

    Beginning on Fri., Aug. 24, a new program that aids in developing responsibility, respect and care for others will launch at McMillan Recreation Center, located at 343 Goos Street. The “Park Patrol Ranger” program is free to the public and is sponsored by the City of Lake Charles Recreation and Parks Department.

    The park-based program will teach rangers how to contribute to one’s own community and develop leadership abilities. Park Patrol Rangers can volunteer at any park in the city and will help keep city parks free from litter and in good repair.

    Park Patrol Ranger meetings will take place each Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at McMillan Recreation Center. Individuals, families, students and seniors are all welcome to join.

    To participate, you must be at least 8 years of age and may register in person at the center. Community organizations who want to take part can become involved as well. For more information on the program, please contact Area Supervisor Trudy Gehrig at 337 491-1280 or email Trudy.gehrig@cityoflc.us.

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    Lake Charles Little Theater: The Mountain Top

    Friday Aug 24
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    Lake Charles Little Theater

    LCLT is pleased to present THE MOUNTAINTOP to open its 92nd Season!

    Katori Hall’s gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to con-front his destiny and his legacy to his people.

    LCLT is proud to have on stage: Rev. Mary Guidry-Ringo as Camae (Hotel Housekeeper) and Darol King as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Directed by Daniel Sadler.

    Performances are: August 24, 25, 26, 31, September 1, 2, 7, 8, & 9. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Sundays at 3:00pm.
    One Act, No Intermission

    Adults: $15       Seniors (65+): $10      Students: $10
     

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    Faces of Our Community Program

    Monday Aug 27
    11:30 am - 2 pm

    Carnegie Memorial Library

    The Carnegie Memorial Library, located at 411 Pujo St. in downtown Lake Charles, is hosting a lunchtime “Faces of Our Community” program on Monday, August 27 from 11:30 am until 2 pm in which attendees will be able to check out a “human book” for approximately 10-20 minutes and listen to the participant's account of the topic that they are sharing. 

    In celebration of Labor Day, citizens will have opportunity to visit and ask questions with those in our eclectic workforce and learn about how they deal with barriers/acceptance in the workplace, how they achieved employment, what their jobs entail, and how they broke the glass ceiling. 

    A wide variety of community members, ranging from senior citizens in the workforce, to those bullied for their ethnicity, to a retired Union member, and more have volunteered to share their unique perspectives, one-on-one, and give attendees a chance to learn from their work experiences. 

    The program, co-hosted by the City of Lake Charles’ Leadership Team for Community Diversity & Inclusion and the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, is intended to tear down prejudices by giving people the opportunity to talk with those they might not normally have the chance to interact with. 

    The event is free and open to the public.  A light lunch provided by the Friends of the Library, Calcasieu will be served. 

    For more information, contact Dena Jourdan from the City of Lake Charles at (337) 491-1465 or Megan Thomas from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library at (337) 721-7121. 

    Attendees are asked to please RSVP by calling Megan Thomas at (337) 721-7121.

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    Ribbon Cutting at McDonald's

    Monday Aug 27
    8:30 pm - 8:45 pm

    McDonalds –Completion of Renovation
    Monday, August 27th @ 8:30 AM
    625 Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles

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    Grand Opening of Tru By Hilton

    Tuesday Aug 28
    3 pm - 3:15 pm

    Tru by Hilton
    Tuesday, August 28th @ 3:00 PM
    Open House until 5:00 to 7:30PM
    1220 W. Prien Lake Rd

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    LADOTD Public Meetings on I-210

    Tuesday Aug 28
    6 pm - 7 pm

    Westlake City Hall

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will conduct informational public meetings for the upcoming I-210 Prien Lake Bridge repair project. 

    The I-210 project is expected to start this fall with an estimated completion of Fall 2019. The project begins at mile marker 0.5 east of the I-10 Jct. to mile marker 3.8 near Exit 4 for Nelson Rd./L’Auberge Blvd. Construction work for the project will happen in five phases with major construction work beginning on the eastbound bridge then continuing to the westbound bridge. 

    The purpose of the meetings is to provide an overview of the project, construction zone and traffic, as well as, educate the public on how to stay informed. A presentation will be presented at the meetings, and additional project information will be available. LADOTD staff will be available to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project.

    The public meetings have been scheduled as follows (please note the schedule is subject to change to due inclement weather or any unforeseeable circumstances): 

    Westlake Meeting 
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 
    6-7 p.m. 
    Westlake City Hall 
    1001 Mulberry St.,
    Westlake, LA 70669

    Central Lake Charles Meeting
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    6-7 p.m.
    OHSEP Conf. Room 
    901 Lakeshore Dr., 
    Lake Charles, LA 70602

    South Lake Charles Meeting 
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 
    6-7 p.m.
    Central Library 
    301 West Claude St., 
    Lake Charles, LA 70605

    Mossville Meeting
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    6-7 p.m.
    Mossville Recreation Center
    3825 Old Spanish Trail
    Westlake, LA 70669

    The DOTD would like to thank the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the City of Westlake for hosting us at their facilities. 

    Should you need to request special accommodations to participate in this public meeting, please contact LADOTD by mail at the address shown below, or by telephone at 337-437-9101, at least five working days prior to the meeting.

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    Ribbon Cutting at CMA Technology Solutions

    Thursday Aug 30
    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    CMA Technology Solutions
    Thursday, August 30th @ 2:30 PM
    4865 Ihles Road

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    Fad Diet or Bad Diet? Healthy Eating and Weight Loss

    Friday Aug 31
    12 am - 1 am

    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

    Losing weight if you are overweight or obese can decrease a number of health risks, and changing your diet can be the first step. Many diets have gained popularity in recent years, like the Mediterranian diet, Atkins diet, paleo diet, and keto diet. Do these diets have any merit to them? More concerning, are there any negative side effects that cause concerns? 

    For answers to all of these questions and more, join Courtney Foch, MS, RDN, LDN for her lecture on fad diets and healthy eating for weight loss. 

     Fad Diet or Bad Diet? Healthy Eating and Weight Loss, is a free seminar being held at 12 noon on Friday, August 31, in the Shearman Conference Center at Memorial Hospital on Oak Park Boulevard. Light lunch will be provided, and reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. 

    For more information or to make a reservation, please visit lcmh.com/seminar or call

    (337) 494-2936. You can also watch the event live online by visiting lcmh.com/watch.

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    Ribbon Cutting at Edible Arrangements

    Friday Aug 31
    4 pm - 4:15 pm

    Edible Arrangements
    Friday, August 31st @ 4 PM
    4110 Lake Street, Suite 200
    (Corner of Lake & Sale)


    GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
    SATURDAY,  SEPT 1

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    Labor Day
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    LADOTD Public Meetings on I-210

    Tuesday Sep 4
    6 pm - 7 pm

    OHSEP Conference Room

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will conduct informational public meetings for the upcoming I-210 Prien Lake Bridge repair project. 

    The I-210 project is expected to start this fall with an estimated completion of Fall 2019. The project begins at mile marker 0.5 east of the I-10 Jct. to mile marker 3.8 near Exit 4 for Nelson Rd./L’Auberge Blvd. Construction work for the project will happen in five phases with major construction work beginning on the eastbound bridge then continuing to the westbound bridge. 

    The purpose of the meetings is to provide an overview of the project, construction zone and traffic, as well as, educate the public on how to stay informed. A presentation will be presented at the meetings, and additional project information will be available. LADOTD staff will be available to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project.

    The public meetings have been scheduled as follows (please note the schedule is subject to change to due inclement weather or any unforeseeable circumstances): 

    Central Lake Charles Meeting
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    6-7 p.m.
    OHSEP Conf. Room 
    901 Lakeshore Dr., 
    Lake Charles, LA 70602

    South Lake Charles Meeting 
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 
    6-7 p.m.
    Central Library 
    301 West Claude St., 
    Lake Charles, LA 70605

    Mossville Meeting
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    6-7 p.m.
    Mossville Recreation Center
    3825 Old Spanish Trail
    Westlake, LA 70669

    The DOTD would like to thank the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the City of Westlake for hosting us at their facilities. 

    Should you need to request special accommodations to participate in this public meeting, please contact LADOTD by mail at the address shown below, or by telephone at 337-437-9101, at least five working days prior to the meeting.

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    Workshops for Non-Profit Organizations

    Wednesday Sep 5
    4 am - 5 am

    The Arts Council and LANO are sponsoring a series of free workshops for Non-Profit Organizations.  Seating is limited. 

    First up is a workshop dealing with Board Governance; the dos and don’ts of a Non-Profit Board.  This workshop is scheduled for August 1, beginning at 4 p.m. in Room 108 at Central School.  There will be refreshments and free material designed by LANO to hand out.  You don’t want to miss this 1st Workshop. 

    All workshops will be held at the same place.  Future workshops are as follows: 

    1. August 8, 2018 @ 4 PM designed specifically for your Board entitled Board Calendaring – how to plan your events and other important info;
    2. August 22, 2018 @ 11:30 with lunch provided, entitled Volunteer Management and Recruitment;
    3. September 5, 2018 @ 11:30 with lunch provided, entitled Developing A Fund Development Plan; and
    4. September 19, 2018 @ 11:30 with lunch provided, entitled Grant Writing Basics.

    Please keep in mind, these are workshops designed to help you continue providing great service by your organization and to also help make your organization stronger. 

    You may have new members in your organization and on your Board that could greatly benefit from these topics as well as help strengthen your veteran members. 

    Please register with the Arts Council Office for these great events.

    Call: 337-439-2787 

    Email: RobinA@artscouncilswla.org

 
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