• SUN
    8
    Partly cloudy skies
    67°/47°
  • SUN
    8

    Children's Museum: Holiday Ornaments

    Sunday Dec 8
    1:30 pm - 3 pm

    Children's Museum

    Help the museum decorate their Christmas tree with wooden ornaments from 1:30-3 p.m.

  • SUN
    8

    Christmas Gala 2019

    Sunday Dec 8
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Mazen's Restaurant

    The International Club of SWLA is hosting their Christmas Gala on Sunday, December 8 at Mazen's Restaurant. Tickets are $100 per person. There will be music, food and dancing.

     

    For more information, contact the International Club at 477-0683.

  • MON
    9
    Mist
    77°/60°
  • TUE
    10
    Fog
    68°/47°
  • TUE
    10
    Coffee & Conversation

    Tuesday Dec 10
    10 am - 11:30 am

    Families Helping Families

    Families Helping Families is hosting Coffee and Conversation with Anastasia Armstrong of Suicide Prevention Coalition.  The topic will be Suicide Prevention. - Sometimes life's challenges can feel overwhelming, like there's no way things can get better. If you think a friend or family member may be considering suicide, help is available!  
     
    Come find out about suicide prevention and drink coffee with us on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10 AM to 11:30 AM at Families Helping Families of SWLA, 2927 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
     
    There is no fee to attend!  Everyone must RSVP!  Seating is Limited, so please register!

    Click on the link below to register!
    Get more information
    Register Now!

  • WED
    11
    Moderate rain
    51°/42°
  • WED
    11
    How to Access Statewide Resources - Webinar

    Wednesday Dec 11
    10 am - 11:30 am

    Families Helping Families

    WEBINAR

    Famillies Helping Families is hosting a webinar for families across the state who need assistance in accessing behaviorial health services and other resources.

    Register at http://bit.ly/ResourcesWebinar

  • THU
    12
    Overcast skies
    56°/39°
  • THU
    12

    Jingle & Mingle in Sulphur

    Thursday Dec 12
    (All Day)

    Brimstone Museum

    Stop by the Brimestone Museum (900 S. Huntington Street, Sulphur) to pick up your shopping passport for Sulphur’s 2nd Annual Jingle & Mingle on December 12-14. Participants can collect passport stamps at any of the eighteen locations participating for a chance to win one of three grand prizes. Each location has additional holiday suprises for shoppers. Visit Jingle & Mingle in Sulphur on Facebook for more information.

  • THU
    12
    Partners in Parks Nature in Focus

    Thursday Dec 12
    9 am - 10:30 am

    City of Lake Charles Parks

    The City of Lake Charles has several Nature in Focus events planned for the fourth quarter as part of its Partners in Parks initiative. 

    The Changing Seasons Nature Walk Series will be held twice a month, alternating locations between Tuten and Riverside Parks. Participants will experience the changing seasons of Southwest Louisiana. The series will still focus on birds, but will also explore the changes in trees and other plants and animals living in these natural habits within the City. 

    All walks will take place from 9 -10:30 a.m. and are scheduled as follows:

    Friday, October 4, Tuten Park

    Thursday, October 17, Riverside Park

    Friday, November 1, Tuten Park

    Thursday, November 14, Riverside Park

    Friday, December 6, Tuten Park

    Thursday, December 12, Riverside Park

    All events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration via https://www.eventbrite.com is encouraged.

     

     

  • THU
    12

    Blitzen Ball

    Thursday Dec 12
    7 pm - 11 pm

    Oak Crossing
    5656 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605, USA

    Oak Crossing has a “pop up” Christmas venue called Blitzen.  The venue will be here until the new year.  It is the first ever (in Lake Charles) immersive pop-up venue which will feature wall-to-wall Christmas decor.  It is the perfect space for private or corporate holiday parties. With kitschy holiday decor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best Christmas party, Blitzen is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit.
     
    In addition to availability for private rentals, Blitzen will also be the home to 3 special events during December.
     
    Thursday, December 5th at 5:30 pm - Food Trucks invade Blitzen 
    The public will be able to purchase food from one of the food trucks on site and go inside to each in a festive atmosphere.  In addition, Cajun Cafe will be hosting a cash bar in the venue.
     
    Thursday, December 12th - 7pm til 11pm - Blitzen Ball 
    Dress in your holiday attire and bring a date or bring your friends to enjoy “Dueling Pianos” with Ben McGehee and Julie Williams.  Cajun Cafe will provide hors d’oeuvres and holiday themed cocktails.  Tickets for this event can be purchased on Eventbrite.com for $75 each benefiting Children’s Miracle Network.
     
    Sunday, December 15th - 12 Noon til 3pm - Brunchin at the Blitzen
    Fill yourself with the warmth of the holiday spirit and the delicious holiday themed menu served by Cajun Cafe.  The perfect event for the entire family to enjoy……….and share it all with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Tickets for this event can be purchased on Eventbrite.com benefiting Children’s Miracle Network.
     
    For more BLITZEN information, please call or email events@oakcrossing.net.

  • FRI
    13
    Cloudy skies
    56°/43°
  • FRI
    13

    Jingle & Mingle in Sulphur

    Friday Dec 13
    (All Day)

    Brimstone Museum

    Stop by the Brimestone Museum (900 S. Huntington Street, Sulphur) to pick up your shopping passport for Sulphur’s 2nd Annual Jingle & Mingle on December 12-14. Participants can collect passport stamps at any of the eighteen locations participating for a chance to win one of three grand prizes. Each location has additional holiday suprises for shoppers. Visit Jingle & Mingle in Sulphur on Facebook for more information.

  • FRI
    13
    CDL Mentors Graduation Ceremony

    Friday Dec 13
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The SEED Center

    CDL Mentors Truck Driving School is hosting their 2nd Graduation Ceremony at the SEED Center. This incubator client offers an extraordinary program for commercial drivers. Apart from offering guaranteed CDL permits, participants are supported and helped to get paid to train with established fleets. The ceremony will be held on Friday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m.. Mayor Nicholas Hunter will be our Keynote Speaker during the Ceremony. The SEED Center is located at 4310 Ryan Street in Lake Charles.

  • SAT
    14

    Jingle & Mingle in Sulphur

    Saturday Dec 14
    (All Day)

    Brimstone Museum

    Stop by the Brimestone Museum (900 S. Huntington Street, Sulphur) to pick up your shopping passport for Sulphur’s 2nd Annual Jingle & Mingle on December 12-14. Participants can collect passport stamps at any of the eighteen locations participating for a chance to win one of three grand prizes. Each location has additional holiday suprises for shoppers. Visit Jingle & Mingle in Sulphur on Facebook for more information.

  • SAT
    14

    Dreaming of a Green Christmas

    Saturday Dec 14
    10:30 am - 3 pm

    Shangri La Gardens

    Everyone is invited to experience the magic of Christmas on Saturday, December 14, 2019 for Dreaming of a Green Christmas at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center! Dreaming of a Green Christmas is a daylong family event to celebrate the holiday season. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. with Santa Claus who will be available to take requests and photos.
     
    Throughout the day, families can enjoy a hands-on experience of making a Christmas ornament for their Christmas tree using natural materials. Adults can participate in a wreath making workshop, where they will make-and-take a holiday festive wreath. Please RSVP for the wreath making workshop with your materials fee at shangrilagardens.org.
     
    While strolling through the gardens, be sure to visit the Children’s Garden which becomes “Candyland” with a bright, colorful gingerbread house. And, don’t forget to strolls through our gardens to see the beautifully community-decorated Christmas trees. Bring the whole family, and enjoy a Christmas experience for visitors of all ages!
     
    Visit with Santa Claus
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Display Greenhouse
     
    See Santa Claus before he gets busy organizing elves, checking the “list”, and making Christmas toys!
     
    Create a Christmas Ornament using natural materials
    10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Nature Discovery Center Lab
     
    The whole family can work together to make an ornament using natural materials. Take home your unique creation to display on your Christmas tree!
     
    Christmas Strolls will usher in the Christmas Season with colorful displays throughout the garden during the evenings of December 7, December 11-14, and December 18-21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.

  • SAT
    14
    Children's Museum: 2nd Saturday Science Show

    Saturday Dec 14
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Children's Museum

    Sasol continues its 5S Project at 11:30 a.m. with another cool demonstration. Third floor exhibits will be closed during this program.

     

  • SAT
    14

    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer at the Lutcher

    Saturday Dec 14
    3 pm - 4 pm

    Following four successful years of touring and more than 350 performances, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly into Orange, Texas at Lutcher Theater on Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:30pm LIVE on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (www.rudolphthemusical.com).
     
    The world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster will help Santa save Christmas. Tickets start at $35 and are available by calling the Box Office at (409) 886-5535 or visiting lutcher.org.

 
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