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  • SUN
    19
    Moderate or heavy rain shower
    85°/76°
  • SUN
    19
    Families Helping Families: Painting with a Purpose

    Sunday May 19
    3 pm - 5 pm

    Painting with a Twist

    Join Families Helping Families on May 19th and raise money!

    For $35, participants will paint a cool beach scene, and FHF will recieve 50% of the proceeds! The class will be from 3 to 5 p.m.

    Visit www.paintingwithatwist.com/lakecharles to register.

  • MON
    20
    Clear skies
    87°/74°
  • MON
    20
    SOWELA: Free CPR Training class

    Monday May 20
    9 am - 10 am

    3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615, USA

    Classes are held now through
    June 2019. Visit www.sowela.edu/cpr
    for a full listing. Class locations include
    Lake Charles, Jennings and Oakdale.

    To Register 

    Visit www.sowela.edu/cpr
    or call (337) 421-6996.

  • MON
    20
    CDL Mentors Job Fair

    Monday May 20
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    The SEED Center

    Lake Charles' newest truck driving school is hosting a Job Fair starting at 10:30 a.m. at the SEED Center, 2nd floor. 

    CDL Mentors provides Class A & B Commerical Drivers Licenses and CDL permits.

    Equipment will be on-site for viewing. 

    For more information, contact CDL at (337) 602-8223 or info@cdlmentors.com

  • MON
    20
    ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM & ANGEL INVESTOR MEETING

    Monday May 20
    6 pm - 9 pm

    4310 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605, USA

    ZETEKY Solution’s safer cities communications, presents TORCH, a smart App that enables the public to submit information as a registered user, or anonymously, to city officials. Users can submit data and media in any form with exact GPS Position. The chat feature allows direct follow up to gather additional information as needed.

    Presenters: John Dalton, CEO & Founder

    Tuesday Evening, May 21, 2019

    The S E E D Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room,

    4310 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

     

    Please join us in building a Start-up Community and encouraging Entrepreneurial Ventures in Southwest Louisiana.

     

    Networking and Hors D’oeuvres: 6:00 p.m.

    Program/Presentations: 7:00 p.m.

    R. S. V. P. Not later than May 20, 2019

    Ron McGinley, macfhion@gmail.com                                                                                               or Office Phone 337 562 4903

  • TUE
    21
    Partly cloudy skies
    87°/75°
  • TUE
    21
    Angels Meeting: ZETEKY Solution

    Tuesday May 21
    6 pm - 8 pm

    The SEED Center

    ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM & ANGEL INVESTOR MEETING

    ZETEKY Solution’s safer cities communications, presents TORCH, a smart App that enables the public to submit information as a registered user, or anonymously, to city officials. Users can submit data and media in any form with exact GPS Position. The chat feature allows direct follow up to gather additional information as needed.

    Presenters:  John Dalton, CEO & Founder

    Tuesday Evening, May 21, 2019

    The S E E D Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room,

    4310 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

     

    Please join us in building a Start-up Community and encouraging Entrepreneurial Ventures in Southwest Louisiana.

     

    Networking and Hors D’oeuvres:  6:00 p.m.

    Program/Presentations: 7:00 p.m.

    R. S. V. P.  Not later than May 20 to Ron McGinley at macfhion@gmail.com or (337) 562-4903

     

  • WED
    22
    Light rain shower
    89°/75°
  • THU
    23
    Partly cloudy skies
    90°/73°
  • THU
    23
    Children's Museum: Sensory Playdough

    Thursday May 23
    2 pm - 4:30 pm

    Children's Museum

    Build, squish, smash, push, pull, cut and more with Sensory Playdough in the ArtSpace from 2-4:30 p.m.!

  • FRI
    24
    Mist
    89°/71°
  • FRI
    24
    DOWNTOWN AT SUNDOWN: Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

    Friday May 24
    6 pm - 9 pm

    1001 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA

    On Wed., Mar. 7, the City announced plans for the 21st annual Downtown at Sundown concert series for four consecutive Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning on May 17. The outdoor music festival will take place in the 1000 block of Ryan Street in front of 1911 Historic City Hall and the Parish Courthouse. This year’s event is supported entirely by corporate sponsorships from the American Press, Capital One Bank, CITGO Petroleum, Stockwell Sievert Law Firm, Entergy, Lake Charles Toyota, Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, and Erdace Companies.

     

    The series kicks off with the Calcasieu Cajun Ramblers on May 17; Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on May 24; Bluesiana RED on May 31; and the series wraps up with The Tugboats on June 7.

     

    “Every year, Downtown at Sundown brings thousands of residents and visitors to experience Downtown Lake Charles as a thriving urban community,” said Mayor Nic Hunter. “We have added some additional crowd entertainment and outdoor lighting this year that is sure to thrill residents.”

     

    Beverage sales will benefit the Literacy Council of SWLA. The street-fair format will feature food and beverage, table top galleries, merchandise vendors, activities for kids as well as a variety of music. Lawn chairs are welcome; however, ice coolers and pets are prohibited. In case of rain, the concerts will take place inside the Lake Charles Civic Center.

     

    Pictured are sponsors (left to right): Marlisa Harding (American Press), Scott Waldrop (Lake Charles Toyota), Dana Keel (CITGO Petroleum), Nora Popillion (Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino), Carl Ambrose (Erdace Companies), Randy Fuerst (Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden), Fil Bordelon (Capital One Bank), Margaret Harris (Entergy), and Dallas Kingham (Stockwell Sievert Law Firm).

     

    For more information, call 337-491-9159 or visit CityOfLakeCharles.com

  • SUN
    26
    Bobby Brown + Bell Biv DeVoe at the Golden Nuggert

    Sunday May 26
    8 pm - 11 pm

    https://www.goldennugget.com/lake-charles/entertainment/entertainers/RBRM-Ronnie-Bobby-Ricky-Mike/
    Golden Nugget Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA

    Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell & Mike Bivens of New Edition, now known as “RBRM”, have joined forces to combine their extensive catalogue of high energy mega-hits and dynamic stage presence.

    Chart topping smash hit records like “My Prerogative”, “Every Little Step”, “Rock Wit’cha”, “Roni”, [Brown] “Poison”, “Do Me”, “Thought It Was Me” and “Smile Again” [BBD] are timeless tracks that have stood the test of more than Twenty-Five Years and continues to audibly paint the soundtrack of Millions of lives around the globe.

  • MON
    27
    Memorial Day
  • MON
    27
    SOWELA: Free CPR Training class

    Monday May 27
    9 am - 10 am

    3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615, USA

    Classes are held now through
    June 2019. Visit www.sowela.edu/cpr
    for a full listing. Class locations include
    Lake Charles, Jennings and Oakdale.

    To Register 

    Visit www.sowela.edu/cpr
    or call (337) 421-6996.

  • MON
    27
    Children's Museum: Patriotic Eagle

    Monday May 27
    11 am - 12 pm

    Children's Museum

    Design and paint a patriotic eagle to celebrate Memorial Day. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 18 children, ages 4 and up. 

  • TUE
    28
    Children's Museum: Submarine

    Tuesday May 28
    11 am - 12 pm

    We’re painting a submarine. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 24 children, ages 4 and up. 

  • TUE
    28
    FORMER LOUISIANA POET LAUREATE TO GIVE POETRY READING IN LAKE CHARLEs

    Tuesday May 28
    6 pm - 7 pm

    Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

    Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center will have a poetry reading by former Louisiana Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque on Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. The reading is entitled “Acadians, Cajuns & Creoles,” and it will be open to the public with free admission.

    Bourque will be reading poems from his most recent works, including poems about the 18th century migrations of the Acadians from Nova Scotia, the Cajuns of our time and place, and the intersections of South Louisiana's Cajun and Creole cultures. Among the subjects of the poems are the men and women of the Great Migration, Iry Lejeune, Amede Ardoin, Dennis McGee, Joe and Cleoma Falcon and Goldman Thibodeaux, with side notes in the poems to figures like D. L. Menard, Alphonse 'Bois Sec' Ardoin and Canray Fontenot. 

    Bourque is the 2014 recipient of the Writer Award from the Louisiana Festival of the Book. His books include In Ordinary Light, Conversations in Verse (with Jack B. Bedell), Where I Waited, and Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie. Two new books, From the Other Side: Henriette Delille (Yellow Flag Press) and migraré (UL Press) will be released later this year. Bourque is also recipient of the 2019 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities 2019 Humanist of the Year Award.

    The reading will take place in the Second Floor Gallery amongst an art exhibit that also pays tribute to Cajun culture. Louisiana Proud: The Cajun Experience tells the story of old-time craftsmen and artists showcasing master artist Darrell Chitty’s deep respect for the vanishing Acadian culture. This is an artist who sees not just the surface, but down to the soul of such beloved characters as woodworkers and musicians, spinners and teachers, blacksmiths and gardeners, and others so necessary in early-day life. The exhibition will be open through June 30.

    Also showing at Historic City Hall is a multi-media collection by the Artisans Gallery as well as a sculpture exhibit by Martin Payton that is organized by LSU Museum of Art. 

    Historic City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Charlestown Farmers’ Market is open on Bilbo Street behind the center every Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, please call 491-9147 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.

  • THU
    30
    McNeese Leisure Learning: ACT Math Review

    Thursday May 30
    10 am - 12 pm

    McNeese State University

    McNeese Leisure Learning

    • ACT Math Review, 10 a.m.- 12 Noon, Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday, May 30, 31, June 3, 4

    To register: www.mcneese.edu/leisure

     Questions: 337-475-5616

  • THU
    30
    Children's Museum: Beach Crab

    Thursday May 30
    12 pm - 1 pm

    Children's Museum

    Kick off summer by making a beach crab! Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children, ages 4 and up.

  • FRI
    31
    Children's Museum: Kids Crafts

    Friday May 31
    10:30 am - 12 pm

    Children's Museum

    Themed projects will be available from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis. Limit one project per child.

  • FRI
    31
    DOWNTOWN AT SUNDOWN: Bluesiana RED

    Friday May 31
    6 pm - 9 pm

    1001 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA

    On Wed., Mar. 7, the City announced plans for the 21st annual Downtown at Sundown concert series for four consecutive Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning on May 17. The outdoor music festival will take place in the 1000 block of Ryan Street in front of 1911 Historic City Hall and the Parish Courthouse. This year’s event is supported entirely by corporate sponsorships from the American Press, Capital One Bank, CITGO Petroleum, Stockwell Sievert Law Firm, Entergy, Lake Charles Toyota, Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, and Erdace Companies.

     

    The series kicks off with the Calcasieu Cajun Ramblers on May 17; Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on May 24; Bluesiana RED on May 31; and the series wraps up with The Tugboats on June 7.

     

    “Every year, Downtown at Sundown brings thousands of residents and visitors to experience Downtown Lake Charles as a thriving urban community,” said Mayor Nic Hunter. “We have added some additional crowd entertainment and outdoor lighting this year that is sure to thrill residents.”

     

    Beverage sales will benefit the Literacy Council of SWLA. The street-fair format will feature food and beverage, table top galleries, merchandise vendors, activities for kids as well as a variety of music. Lawn chairs are welcome; however, ice coolers and pets are prohibited. In case of rain, the concerts will take place inside the Lake Charles Civic Center.

     

    Pictured are sponsors (left to right): Marlisa Harding (American Press), Scott Waldrop (Lake Charles Toyota), Dana Keel (CITGO Petroleum), Nora Popillion (Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino), Carl Ambrose (Erdace Companies), Randy Fuerst (Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden), Fil Bordelon (Capital One Bank), Margaret Harris (Entergy), and Dallas Kingham (Stockwell Sievert Law Firm).

     

    For more information, call 337-491-9159 or visit CityOfLakeCharles.com.

  • SAT
    1
    Families Helping Families: Safe Swim Training

    Saturday Jun 1
    10 am - 12 pm

    The Swim Safe Training will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Families Helping Families of SWLA, 2927 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

     

    Our guest speaker will be Rene Fontenot , Ward 3 Aquatic Director. Topics covered in the training are:

    • Pool safety
    • Basic rules of swimming
    • Is it safe to swim alone?
    • Lifeguards
    • Dry Drowning
    • Swimming pools vs. Open waters

    Seating is Limited! Register by contacting China Guillory at info@fhfswla.org or (337) 436-2570.

  • MON
    3
    McNeese Leisure Learning: Jitterbug

    Monday Jun 3
    (All Day)

    McNeese State University

    McNeese Leisure Learning

    • JITTERBUG (Single-Time Swing)  June 3, 10, 17, 24

    To register: www.mcneese.edu/leisure

     Questions: 337-475-5616

  • MON
    3
    LAKE CHARLES COMMUNITY BAND PRESENTS “CATCH A CONCERT” SUMMER SERIES

    Monday Jun 3
    7 pm - 10 pm

    900 Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA

    The Lake Charles Community Band announces plans for the 2019 “Catch A Concert” series that is held each Monday in June. The free public concerts will begin at 7 p.m. weekly and will be held on the 2nd floor Mezzanine of Lake Charles Civic Center Civic Center. The theme for the summer of 2019 is “Legends.”

     

    Our first concert, which will be held on June 3, will pay tribute to some of Broadway’s legendary composers and musicals. The band’s first selection will pay tribute to the classic duo that epitomized Broadway’s “Golden Age”: Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.  Rogers and Hammerstein pioneered a new form of narrative storytelling that brought a new age of Broadway musical classics such asOklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and South Pacific.

     

    The June 3rd concert will also feature musical selections from the Broadway favorites Chicago, Henry Mancini and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70’s hit Jesus Christ Superstar, Frankie Valli 60’s Jersey Boys, Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and the Swedish group Abba’s jukebox musical Mama Mia!  Henry Filmore’s well-known march Americans We will finalize the night’s program.

     

    On June 10, the Band invites all audience members young and old to come dressed as their favorite Disney character as they “whisk” the crowd away to the many worlds of Walt Disney. The band will perform selections from some of Disney’s most legendary movies such as When You Wish Upon A Star from 1940’s Pinocchio that will feature trumpet soloist Glenn George; the magical adventures of Aladdin; the romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast; and from the Disney Renaissance era The Lion King; The Incredibles and last but not least Highlight from Frozen.

     

    On June 17, the Band will feature the music of Pop and Rock Legends Elton John and Tina Turner, as well as the internationally famous instrumental groups Miami Sound Machine and Chicago. Trumpet soloist Brenda Harrington will be featured on Burt Bacharach’s beautiful ballad from the movie Alfie.  For all Superhero fans in the audience, the Band will have music from Captain America, the First Avengersand highlights from the medieval fantasy epic Games of Thrones.

     

    The final concert of this series is on June 24. Audience members will be asked to join the band and the Louisiana Choral Foundation in honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces who have and still are bearing the hardships of global war. The Band will perform such favorites as America the Beautiful, Because of the Brave, John William’s Hymn to the Fallen from the movie Private Ryan, America: The Dream Goes OnArmed Forces Salute and Stars and Stripes Forever.  The “Catch a Concert” series leads up to “Red, White, Blue and You,” the city-wide Fourth of July Celebration. 

  • FRI
    7
    McNeese Leisure Learning: Kids Guitar

    Friday Jun 7
    1 pm - 2 pm

    McNeese State University

    McNeese Leisure Learning for Kids and Teens

    Kids Beginning Guitar (Gr. 3 – 5), 1 – 2 p.m., Fridays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26

     

    To register: www.mcneese.edu/leisure

     Questions: 337-475-5616

  • FRI
    7
    McNeese Leisure Learning: Teens Beginning Guitar

    Friday Jun 7
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

    McNeese State University

    McNeese Leisure Learning

    • Teens Beginning Guitar (Gr. 6 – 10), 2:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Fridays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26

     

    To register: www.mcneese.edu/leisure

     Questions: 337-475-5616

  • FRI
    7
    DOWNTOWN AT SUNDOWN: The Tugboats

    Friday Jun 7
    6 pm - 9 pm

    1001 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA

    On Wed., Mar. 7, the City announced plans for the 21st annual Downtown at Sundown concert series for four consecutive Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning on May 17. The outdoor music festival will take place in the 1000 block of Ryan Street in front of 1911 Historic City Hall and the Parish Courthouse. This year’s event is supported entirely by corporate sponsorships from the American Press, Capital One Bank, CITGO Petroleum, Stockwell Sievert Law Firm, Entergy, Lake Charles Toyota, Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, and Erdace Companies.

     

    The series kicks off with the Calcasieu Cajun Ramblers on May 17; Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on May 24; Bluesiana RED on May 31; and the series wraps up with The Tugboats on June 7.

     

    “Every year, Downtown at Sundown brings thousands of residents and visitors to experience Downtown Lake Charles as a thriving urban community,” said Mayor Nic Hunter. “We have added some additional crowd entertainment and outdoor lighting this year that is sure to thrill residents.”

     

    Beverage sales will benefit the Literacy Council of SWLA. The street-fair format will feature food and beverage, table top galleries, merchandise vendors, activities for kids as well as a variety of music. Lawn chairs are welcome; however, ice coolers and pets are prohibited. In case of rain, the concerts will take place inside the Lake Charles Civic Center.

     

    Pictured are sponsors (left to right): Marlisa Harding (American Press), Scott Waldrop (Lake Charles Toyota), Dana Keel (CITGO Petroleum), Nora Popillion (Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino), Carl Ambrose (Erdace Companies), Randy Fuerst (Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden), Fil Bordelon (Capital One Bank), Margaret Harris (Entergy), and Dallas Kingham (Stockwell Sievert Law Firm).

     

    For more information, call 337-491-9159 or visit CityOfLakeCharles.com.

     

 
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