Studio 371’s March dance class schedule features ballroom and social dance classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at the studio, 371 School St., Houma. Classes run through the end of the month. The studio will also add Zumba classes to the list of events. For a complete listing visit www.studio-371.com. Classes cost $10 each. For information, call 853-0030 or 655-3627.
You can win a pair of LSU baseball tickets at a blood drive scheduled for March 3 and 4. You will automatically be registered to win a pair of tickets for the LSU vs. Florida baseball game in Baton Rouge on March 19 when you donate blood at United Blood Services, 2000 Audubon Ave., Suite E, Thibodaux. To schedule an appointment, visit www.bloodhero.com. Donors will receive a commemorative Mardi Gras — Krewe of Life T-shirt. You must bring ID and a list of any medications you are currently taking. For information, call Ashley Bilello at 414-3702.
TARC’s annual Mardi Gras parade is scheduled for March 3 on the campus, 1 McCord Road, Houma. The parade is not open to the public. For information, call Erica Null at 876-4465.
St. Bernadette Catholic School’s Krewe of Pandas parade is scheduled from 12:30 to 3 p.m. March 4 at the school, 309 Funderburk Ave., Houma. The annual kindergarten parade features local bands and a mascot. For information, call the school at 872-3854.
The Montegut Children’s Carnival Club’s tableau is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 5 at the Montegut Recreation Center, 107 Recreation Drive. The club is looking for maids, dukes and float rider. For information, call Wendy Lirette at 594-8223 or Bryan LeBoeuf at 688-6180.
Fletcher Technical Community College will hold a series of events to commemorate Women’s History Month. The events are scheduled throughout the month of March and will be held at Fletcher’s main campus, 310 St. Charles St., Houma or at Nicholls State University’s Duhe Building, 235 Civic Center Blvd., Houma. All events are free and open to the public. Here is a schedule: Artist Jeanine Van Der Loo, 10:30 a.m. March 11; former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, 11 a.m. March 15; Violinist Bonnie Le and pianist Rachel Billiot, 6 p.m. March 15; and author Barb Johnson, 12:30 p.m. March 28. For information, call the college at 858-2984.
MAX Charter School’s 3rd Annual Race for Their Future 5K Walk/Run is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. March 12 at John L. Guidry Stadium on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux. The race is a fundraiser to help raise money for school projects and materials. Early registration costs $20 per race by Feb. 21 and $25 after Feb. 22. For information, call the school at 227-9500 or e-mail [email protected], Vanessa Benoit at 414-0058 or Chris Johnson at 232-5384. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting the Bayou Runners Association’s website at www.bayourunners.com or the school’s website at www.mymaxcharterschool.org
The 14th annual Friends of the Center Trivia Night is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the Cut Off Youth Center, 205 W. 79th St. Awards will be given for the funniest attire. There will be a meal consisting of shrimp and sausage jambalaya, smothered green beans and dessert for $6. There will be a cash bar. You can have a team of up to six people and everyone must be 18. All checks for entry fees and silent auction items should be made payable to Friends of the Center. The entry fee for the annual fundraiser for the Cut Off Youth Center is $25 per person or $150 per team. For information, call the center at 632-5671 or Louis or Patsy Griffin at 632-3367.
Becky Allen, Amanda Hebert and Jodi Borrello will present a night of comedy at two performances of “The 3 Charmers of New Orleans” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 12 at the Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport. This is the second of three nights of female comedy featuring Allen, Hebert and Borrello. The trio will bring their unique taste of New Orleans to the stage. The three women, all New Orleans natives, will offer comedic insight why they will never leave their hometown. Admission costs $23 for regular admission and $21.50 for students and seniors. For information, e-mail [email protected], call 1-888-99-BAYOU (22968) or visit www.bayouplayhouse.com.
The Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild’s parishwide school art show is scheduled for March 13-19 at Downtown Art Gallery 630, 630 Belanger St., downtown Houma. Entries from each school will be accepted March 3. The opening reception is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. March 13. Ribbons will be awarded and children winning ribbons will be offered free art classes in June.
Relay for Life’s seventh annual memorial cake bingo and gumbo luncheon is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 13 at the Larose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St. Take-out meals are available. A gumbo meal with rice and potato salad costs $6. A meal of jambalaya costs $5. The bingo begins at 1 p.m. The event is in memory of Betty Chiasson. Geralldine Guidry, Jimbo Williams, JC Turknett, John Rabb, Jules and Shirley Folse, Layman Gisclair, Linda Toups, Ralph Guidry, Roy Allemand, Russell J. Guidry, Snuffy Smith, Spergan and Velma Broussard, Tyson Curole and T-Nu Guidry. The event is in honor of Barbara Orgeron, Dianna Constant, Jerry Badeaux, Ronald Broussard and Sylvester Curole. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
You can celebrate Louisiana cuisine at an event honoring New Orleans chef John Besh next month. The 14th annual Lafcadio Hearn Award Dinner and Distinguished Visiting Chef Series, presented by the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, is scheduled for March 14 at Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. The event will honor Besh, proprietor of six New Orleans restaurants. The evening’s dinner will feature dishes created by distinguished visiting chef Michael Gulotta, a graduate of the John Folse Culinary Institute who subsequently trained under the guidance of Besh. The award dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by the distinguished visiting chef’s presentation and dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 449-7114. Tickets must be reserved by March 7.
The 13th Annual Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts and Humanities at Nicholls State University, is scheduled for March 14-April 16. A complete schedule of festival events is available at www.nicholls.edu/jubilee. Many events are free and open to the public, but some require paid admission or advance reservations. For information, call 448-4273.
Performances of the Nicholls Players next production, Romulus Linney’s “A Lesson Before Dying,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 17-19 and 2 p.m. March 20 in Talbot Theatre on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux. Daniel Ruiz, a speech and theater instructor, is directing the play besed on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for students with a valid ID. For information, call 448-4586.
Nicholls State University’s outdoor Bayou French Education Program, or “Tresors du Bayou,” is scheduled for March 18 near John L. Guidry Stadium on the Thibodaux campus. Intended as a prelude to the opening show of the 3rd annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival, “Tresors du Bayou” is free and open to the public. The program will feature local musicians, historians and craftsmen performing for local school children, Nicholls students and guests. Some of the bands set to perform include Treater, Roland Cheramie, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys and more. For information, visit www.nicholls.edu/swamp_stomp.
The third annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival, a musical celebration of south Louisiana culture, is scheduled for March 18-20 at Nicholls State University. The festival is scheduled to take place in the parking lot adjacent to John L. Guidry Stadium on the Thibodaux campus. Admission costs $10 per day or $25 for the weekend, and free for children 11 and under. Some of the acts set to perform include Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, the Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Grammy-nominated Feufollet, Foret Tradition; Grammy-nominated Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole, Ryan Brunet and the Malfecteurs, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Tab Benoit and Waylon Thibodeaux, Grammy-nominated Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, T’Canaille, Grammy-nominated The Pine Leaf Boys, and Geno Delafose and the French Rockn’ Boogie. Free Cajun dance lessons will be offered an hour before the first band starts each day. For information, visit www.nicholls.edu/swamp_stomp.
The 5K-9 Run-Walk is scheduled for March 19 at the Houma-Terebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the 1/2-mile walk/run. Entry fees for the event is $20 by Tuesday, or $25 after Tuesday. Entry fees includes shirt and food, drink and tickets. For information, call Karen Molaison at 853-0504 or Chris Johnson at 232-5384.
The American Business Women’s Association’s Relay for Life team is sponsoring a classic car, truck and bike show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 at the Thibodaux Civic Center, 310 N. Canal Blvd. For information, call Corinthia Reulet at 633-9812 or 859-7821 or Missy Granier at 859-9626.
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a free concert from 3 to 5 p.m. March 20 on the grounds of Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. The event is sponsored by the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society. The outdoor concert features the 70-member orhestra. Musicians will hold a pre-concert educational program, “Behind the Sounds”, which allows children to see and hear instruments. Refreshments will be sold.
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical “A Chorus Line” is scheduled for a one-night performance March 23 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center’s box office from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, by phone at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at any Ticketmaster location. Tickets cost $60 and $50 for floor seating, and $50, $40 and $35 for riser seating. Additional charges may apply. The production is sponsored by the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center Development Corp. For information, call the Civic Center at 850-4657 or visit www.houmaciviccenter.com or www.AChorusLine.com.
The 14th annual Wild Game Supper is set for 5:30 p.m. March 23 at the Larose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St. Admission costs $45 for a regular ticket and VIP tickets cost $600. The annual fundraiser for the Larose Regional Park and Civic Center, includes a cash bar, mounted wildlife, live music, an auction and a buffet of more than 40 dishes made from animals like elk, moose, rabbit and buffalo. For information, call Jasmine Ayo at 693-7355 or [email protected] or www.bayoucivicclub.org
The band Voodoo Bayou is scheduled to perform March 12 at the Piazza Bar; March 25 at the City Club; May 14 at Cypress Bayou Casino; May 28 for the Oilman’s Fishing Rodeo; Aug. 26 for Downtown Live After 5 in downtown Houma; and Sept. 10 for the Uplifting the Coast Concert with Louisiana LeRoux and Zebra. For information, visti www.voodoobayouband.com or find the band on Facebook.
The Music at St. John’s Concert Series continues with a performance by Andrej Kurti on violin at 3 p.m. March 27 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson St., Thibodaux. Admission costs $10, $5 for college students and free to students 18 and younger. For information, call 446-1506.
The 48th annual Spring Art Show is scheduled March 27-April 12 at Downtown Art Gallery 630, 630 Belanger St., downtown Houma. Registration for this competition is scheduled from noon to 5:30 p.m. March 23. An art show prospectus will be available at the gallery soon. Ribbons, cash and merchandise awards will be presented. Anyone wishing to participate in our Purchase Award Program is asked to contact Tally Adams at 876-5358. This program allows patrons to agree to purchase a painting during the art show. They are invited to a special showing on the night before the reception.
The fifth annual Ladies Night Out, a breat-cancer-fundraising gala sponsored by the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Terrebonne General Medical Centre, is scheduled from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. March 25 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. Tickets cost $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight. For information, call TGMC at 873-3588.
The annual Lockport Main Street Market, sponsored by the Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 at Bayouside Park in Lockport. The market features crafters selling clothing, jewelry, pottery, lawn ornaments, purses, wood crafts and a variety of other novelty items. Food and drinks will be sold. Crafters interested in participating should call the museum at 532-5909 or Marian Barker at 532-3582 or 856-6843. Proceeds benefit the Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum. For information, e-mail the museum at [email protected].
The Choctaw Firemen’s Fair is set for April 1-3 at the Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department, 2854 Choctaw Road. For information, call Tanya Rink at 633-5470 or Ginger Tabor at 633-9323.
The 13th annual Parade of Rods is scheduled for April 1-3 at the Ramada Inn, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. The event is sponsored by the Mardi Gras Street Rods. Cars must be registered and present to win. Trailered cars are welcome, but will not be judged. Pre-entry registration costs $25 before March 15 and $30 after March 15. For information, call Jed Allemand at 532-2777 or Oliver Rodrigue at 537-7656.
The annual Ladybug Ball is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2 on the grounds of Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. Sponsored by Re/MAX Good Earth Realty, the event features an Indian blessing ceremony, children’s activities like water guns, bean bag toss, face and nail painting, pin the dots on the ladybug, sand art, spin art booth, ladybug cookie decorating booth, ladybug attire contest, in addition to a silent auction, raffle tickets, ladybug craft making and more. The event culminates with a 100,001 ladybug release. The event is free and open to the public, however, there are fees with several activities. For information, call Linda Faulk at 851-3999.
The annual Cracklin Cook-Off is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2 at the Cut Off Youth Center, 205 W. 79th St. The annual event features a cook-off, a car show and arts and craft booths. For information, call the center at 632-5671 or D’Lynn Boudreaux at 632-7616.
Performances for the Thibodaux Playhouse’s next production “Never Get Smart With Angel” are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 8-9 and 14-16, and 2 p.m. April 17 at the playhouse inside the Jean Lafitte National Park Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux. For information, call 446-1896 or visit www.thibodauxplayhouse.org.
Beta Sigma Phi’s state convention, “Parade Down Da Bayou with Beta Sigma Phi,” is scheduled for April 10 at Quality Hotel, 210 S. Hollywood Road, Houma. The convention is being organized by the group’s Alpha sisters chapter of 15 local members. The group is involved with philanthropic work, however, the goal of the group is life, learning and friendship for its members. The group was formed in 1931 for women, during the Depression, who could not attend college and had to stay home to support their families. For information, call Heather Williams at 466-1440 or 262-9511 or e-mail [email protected].
Two performances of “Thomas and Friends: Live! On Stage in ‘Thomas Saves the Day’ ” are scheduled for 4 and 7 p.m. April 27 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. “Thomas Saves the Day” is a story for the whole family about Thomas and his friends work together to save the Magic Lantern Festival from a big storm rolling onto the Island of Sodor. Tickets cost $40, $28, $25 and $23, however, service fees may apply. A special VIP party package is available for $75 for the 4 p.m. show. The party package includes premium seating, admission to the VIP pre-show party one hour before show time, a keepsake certificate, Thomas and Friends Live goodie bag for each attendee, activities that include a range of interactive moments between cast members and the children, photo opportunities and autographs. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Civic Center’s box office open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For information, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. For information, call the Civic Center at 850-4657.
Artist Tom Lynch will teach a watercolor workshop scheduled May 4-6 at Downtown Art Gallery 630, 630 Belanger, downtown Houma. For information, contact workshop chairman Jessy Martin at 632-2614 or [email protected].
A student art exhibit is scheduled from March 21 through April 1 in the Ameen Gallery in Talbot Hall on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux. A reception and awards ceremony is scheduled from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 23. The exhibot is free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For information, call 448-4597.
Wooden ducks and song birds, carved by Gerald Armand, are on display as a rotating exhibit at Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. The exhibit will be on display through May. The 36 hand-carved birds on display include decorative decoys, contemporary antiques, mantle pieces, song birds and miniatures. Most of the carvings are for sale, with prices ranging from $50-$1,600. Tools, materials and an explanation of the carving process are also included in the exhibit. Admission to see just the decoy exhibit is $2. To tour the entire museum, including the decoy exhibit, costs $6. Southdown Plantation is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For information, call 851-0154.
A cosmic no-tap doubles bowling tournament is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 12 at Creole Lanes, 1371 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. The event is a fundraiser for Christian Silver, the son of Chad and Leah Silver. Christian, 4, or Houma, was attacked by a pit bull and needs help with medical expenses. The tournament will feature two divisions: adults and youth, children 10 to 18. Entry fees are $30 for a team of doubles or $15 per person. Make checks payable to Creole Lanes. For information, call Tommy Luke at 856-5320 or Casey Thibodaux at 688-6649.
Bowling for the Cure, a no-tap fundraising tournament, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. of from 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 26 at Thunderbowl, 201 Hickory St., Thibodaux. Shoe rental and three games costs $25. There are three divisions: youth, 9-17; adult and bumper, 9 and under. Door prizes will be given. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. For information, call 413-3355.
Chili’s Grill and Bar is teaming with Blue Star Moms, Mothers of Soldiers, for a fundraiser March 30 at the restaurant, 1539 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houma. Chili’s will donate 10 percent of the sales Blue Star Moms brings into the restaurant. The fundraiser is all day long and is for take out and dine in orders. The group is raising money to send out Christmas in July packages to about 480 troops. For information, call 580-0810.
Lunch Bakset: A bank account has been established to help defer costs associated with the fire that destroyed the Lunch Basket in downtown Houma on June 28. Donations can be made to William “Bob” and Claudette Dungan (Account No. 0189251) at any South Louisiana Bank location.
Adelia Singleton: A lung-transplant fund for Adelia Singleton has been established at every South Louisiana Bank branch. Singleton was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder 15 years ago and is going through the testing phases to receive a lung transplant. The widower, who lives on a fixed income, needs help to pay for traveling expenses to Houston, where she has to undergo testing. For information, call Singleton at 868-0968 or 217-7292.
Gypsy Collins and family are asking for donations to help them in paying medical expenses associated with the death of 3-year-old Jaydon “Caillou” Parfait on June 25. Parfait died from injuries suffered in a car crash. Donations can be made to the Parfait-Collins Trust (Account No. 2925076032) at any Chase bank location.
Cohen Lirette: A bracelet fundraiser continues for Cohen Lirette. For a $5 donation, you can buy an “I Pray for Cohen” bracelet, with a prayer included. Cohen, son of Houma natives Lacey and Joey Lirette, was diagnosed at 10 months with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. He has spent more than 150 days at the hospital battling through six rounds of chemotherapy, two surgeries, a stem-cell transplant, 14 radiation treatments and a six-month immunotherapy trial. The Lirettes live in Mesquite, Texas, just outside of Dallas. To buy a bracelet, call Cohen’s grandmother, Esther Lirette, at 860-0134.
Disabled youth: Anyone wishing to make a donation to help youth with disabilities in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes can do so at any branch of South Louisiana Bank. Donations should be made to the account of “John Crochet For Severely Handicapped Youths,” a nonprofit organization. All proceeds go to helping the disabled youth of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes gain special equipment, such as wheelchairs, to make their lives easier. Donations will also be used to make wishes come true for youth with terminal illnesses. For information, call John Crochet at home at 851-4148 or on his cell phone at 804-1469.
Rodney Brunet: A bank account has been established in Rodney Brunet Jr.’s name to help defer costs associated with medical bills stemming from his terminal renal cancer. Brunet had no medical or life insurance. Donations can be made to the Rodney Brunet Jr. Memorial Fund (Account No. 877803221) at any Chase Bank location. For information, call 851-6738.
St. Christopher’s Addiction Wellness Center of Houma is offering a free one-day seminar, “Understanding Addiction and Surviving Addiction in the Family”, to individuals in the community interested in learning more about addiction and how it effects families. This seminar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 at the Houma center, 214 High St.
Are you one of the 7 million? Out of nearly 26 million people with diabetes, 7 million are unaware they have this disease. Learn if you are at risk. A diabetes education workshop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 24 at Terrebonne General Medical Center’s OutReach Center inside Southland Mall, 5953 W. Park Ave., Houma. The program’s guest speaker is Dr. David Sisam, an endocrinologist at TGMC. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 858-7020.
The local American Cancer Society office is seeking volunteers, cancer survivors or students to help with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Resource Center, which will be located at Chabert Medical Center. Volunteers will be trained to assist cancer patients, their families and caregivers with the latest in cancer-related information and connect them to needed resources. They will also provide information on community programs and services — along with dates and times for local American Cancer Society events and programs. For information, call the local American Cancer Society office at 851-7776 or 1-800-227-2345.
The American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program helps patients cope with the diagnosis of breast cancer. For information on the program, including how you can get involved, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society is seeking beauty professionals to volunteer for the local Look Good … Feel Better Program. For information, call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.
The Bayou Council on Alcoholism is offering “Fireworks,” an anger-management class. The program includes three two-hour sessions for adults 18 and over. The classes are scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. March 3, 10 and 17 at the the office, 504 St. Louis St., Thibodaux. There is a $150 enrollment fee. To enroll or for information, call the Bayou Council at 446-0643.
The Bayou Council on Alcoholism is offering “Families in Focus: Prevention in the Home,” a program designed to help families become healthier through Life Skills education. Families in Focus gives attention to the seven characteristics of a healthy family: fun, decisions, pride, values, feelings, communication and confidence. The program includes 12 one-hour sessions held weekly in the family’s home. There is a $25 enrollment fee. To enroll or for information, call the Bayou Council at 446-0643.
Training for hospice volunteers is available. If you would like to volunteer with St. Joseph Hospice in Thibodaux, call Antoinette Amedee with St. Joseph Hospice at 852-6270 or e-mail [email protected] to set up a training session.
Journey Hospice seeks volunteers to help with terminally-ill patients and their families. Volunteer activities include visiting patients and their families in their homes or nursing homes and providing companionship. Volunteer training is free and open to all. For information, call Marcelle at 223-1865.
LIBRARY NEWS AND EVENTS
Members of the Lafourche Heritage Society will offer their assistance in researching family histories at noon Tuesdays at the Martha Sowell Utley Memorial Branch Library, 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux. To register for this service, call the library at 447-4119. This program is free and open to the public.
Basic tax services are available for free to low-income families — $48,000 or less — through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program beginning this month at the Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth St. The service is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the library at 693-3336. Participants should bring photo identification, a Social Security card for each member in the household, proof of income, and W-2 forms.
Free basic tax assistance is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive, for those who qualify. Residents with an income of $48,000 or less can receive the free help offered by the Office of Community Action. Walk-ins are welcome. For information, call the library at 537-6875.
Free income-tax preparation is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bayou Blue Branch Library, 198 Mazerac St. For an appointment, call the library at 580-0634.
Free computer classes are being offered at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma, and the North Terrebonne Branch Library, 4130 W. Park Ave., Gray. The Terrebonne Parish Library System’s technology librarian, Bob Cornes, offers hands-on training in a relaxed atmosphere. No registration is required, and they may be taken as often as necessary to help you become proficient using your computer. For information, call 876-1733.
Several Terrebonne Parish Library System book-discussion groups are scheduled to meet in March. Here are the books that are set to be discussed: Tatiana de Rosnay’s “Sarah’s Key,” 11 a.m. March 12 at the East Houma Branch Library, 778 Grand Caillou Road; and Terri Blackstock’s “Predator,” 1:30 p.m. March 14 at the Dularge Branch Library, 837 Bayou Dularge Road.
A multiweek family literacy program is set for Wednesdays through April 6 at the South Lafourche Public Library, 16241 E. Main St., Cut Off. Prime Time Family Reading Time is a humanities-based program that centers on reading, discussion and storytelling. It’s designed to promote family reading and to help parents and guardians improve their children’s reading abilities. It’s open to children 6 to 10 and their families. For information, call the Lafourche Parish Public Library headquarters at 446-1163 and ask for Allison Clark. The program is free and open to the public.
The third annual Teen Tech Week is scheduled for March 6-12 at the Terrebonne Parish Library System. Thousands of other libraries and schools across the country are celebrating this year’s theme, “Get Connected @ your library.” Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries. Here is a schedule of activities: Wii gaming programs, 3:30 p.m. March 9 and 10 at the Bourg Branch Library, 4405 St. Andrew St.; Wii gaming with a crayon candle craft, 4 p.m. March 11 at the Dularge Branch Library, 837 Bayou Dularge Road; Wii gaming, 3 p.m. March 15 at the Grand Caillou Branch Library, 200 Badou Drive, Dulac; tie-dye T-shirt craft, 4 p.m. March 15 at the North Terrebonne Branch Library, 4130 W. Park Ave., Gray; a key ring book bag craft, 4 p.m. March 16 at the Chauvin Branch Library, 5500 La. 56; a spring-time craft, 4 p.m. March 17 at the Montegut Branch Library, 1135 La. 55; a cupcake-decorating workshop, 4 p.m. at the Grand Caillou Branch; a showing of “Alpha and Omega,” 2 p.m. March 19 at the East Houma Branch Library, 778 Grand Caillou Road; a showing of “Megamind,” 2 p.m. March 19 at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma; a craft class to make a personalized catch-all holder, 3 p.m. at the Gibson Branch Library, 6363 S. Bayou Black Drive; and a session on Facebook privacy, 6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Main Library. All programs are free and open to the public. For information, call 876-5861.
An afternoon of Nintendo Wii gaming is scheduled for 3 p.m. March 9 at the Larose Branch Library, 305 E. 5th St. This program is free and open to the public.
A puppet craft for children is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 9 at the Larose Branch Library, 305. E. Fifth St. Registration is required due to limited seating. To register, call the library at 693-3336. The event is free and open to the public.
A puppet show, “Possum Comes a Knockin’,” is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 10 at the Larose Branch Library, 305 E. Fifth St. Children are encouraged to participate in the puppet show. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the library at 693-3336.
The South Lafourche Public Library is seeking children 5-12 interested in taking part in its upcoming Easter play. Auditions are scheduled for 5 p.m. March 10 at the library, 16241 E. Main St., Cut Off. The production calls for multiple speaking and nonspeaking roles for children. Those children auditioning for speaking roles must be able to read. Practice is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 19. Dress rehearsal is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 2. The performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 9. For information, call Kristen Angelette at the South Lafourche Public Library at 632-7140.
Manga art classes, the Japanese comic art, for children 10 to 17 is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 12 at the South Lafourche Public Library, 16241 E. Main St., Cut Off. The classes are designed to introduce new students to the art. The class is taught by staff member Kristen Angelette, a fine arts graduate of Nicholls State University. Registration is required due to limited seating. To register, call the library at 632-7140. The program is free and open to the public.
Singers of United Lands are set to perform at 7 p.m. March 15 at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. The quartet of singers, each from a different continent who tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, will perform native songs and share their different cultures. For information, visit the group’s website at www.singersofunited lands.org or call the library at 876-5158.
The annual Friends of the Library used book sale is set for March 17-20 at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. Books will be sold for 75 cents an inch March 17-19 and $3 per bag March 20. Donations of gently used books may be brought from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays to the Main Library. Proceeds from the sale are used for programming at all Terrebonne Parish branch libraries. March 17 is for Friends members only from noon to 6 p.m. Membership can be paid at the door. The sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18-19, and from 2 to 5 p.m. March 20.
Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer information and tips on container gardening to the public at a program scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the Thibodaux Branch Library, 314 St. Mary St. The program is free and open to the public.
Zumba for adults is set for this month. They can come at any time to follow along to the fun rhythms and exercises with a Zumba DVD set up March 22 at the Grand Caillou Branch, 200 Badou Drive, Dulac.
The Lego Builders Club for second- through sixth-graders is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. March 23 at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma.
The Eighth Annual Jambalaya Writers’ Conference and Book Fair is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 26 at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. The conference features discussion sessions on writing and publishing poetry and prose by professional authors, agents and publishing company representatives. Novel and poetry contests entries must be received by March 11. The conference is free and open to the public, but to hear keynote speaker Lisa Jackson and to eat the jambalaya lunch, there is a $30 registration that must be sent by March 11.
Your Family Tree on the Web program is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 30 at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. The program provides information about posting, connecting with others and how to avoid pitfalls. There is a limit of 10. Registration is required.
The Lockport Branch Library is seeking entries to its amateur photography contest. The deadline to submit entries is April 1. Contest winners will be awarded prizes during National Library Week, and their winning entries will be on display at the library throughout April. Contest guidelines and entry forms can be picked up at the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Ave. For information, call the library at 532-3158.
A grievance support group meeting is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Bayou Blue Branch Library, 198 Mazerac St. For information, call 580-0634.
The South Lafourche Public Library is seeking collections of small items for temporary display. All items to be displayed at the library will be securely locked in display cases. Community members with collections they would like to display should call Librarian Helen Brunet at 632-7140.
Book lovers ages 18 and up are invited to participate in “Talking Books,” a new book-discussion group, at the South Lafourche Public Library, 16241 E. Main St., Cut Off. Group members will read and discuss works of fiction, history, the classics, biographies and more. For information or to sign up, call Librarian Helen Brunet at 632-7140.
Oil-painting classes taught by local artist Gail LeCompte, 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Dularge Branch Library, 837 Bayou Dularge Road. Bring a canvas and bag lunch.
Local child-care providers can bring story time to children in their care through the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s “Bringing Books to Life” outreach program, which works with daycares, preschools, Head Start programs and Even Start programs. The library system’s youth-services assistants read stories and sing songs to and interact with children through action verse and finger plays. The library’s Youth Services Department also loans and delivers library books to these locations to help promote early literacy. For information, call Youth Service Coordinator Trinna Holcomb at 438-3117.
Talking globes to help people with learning disabilities and visual impairment, including blindness, are available at the Martha Sowell Utley Memorial Library, 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux; the Lockport Public Library, 720 Crescent Ave.; and the South Lafourche Public Library, 16241 E. Main St., Cut Off.
Children ages 5 to 11 can receive free books on their birthdays from the Martha Sowell Utley Memorial Library, 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux. The library received a $5,000 grant from Entergy to encourage children to read on their birthdays. Children who register their birthdays with library staff can return on their birthdays to pick up a free Newberry or Caldecott award-winning children’s book. To register, children must have a valid library card.
The Terrebonne Parish Recreation District No. 9 is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Bayou Black Recreation Center, 3688 Southdown Mandalay Road. For information, call Terri P. St. Peter at 868-2872.
The Bayou Region Council of Republican Women’s meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 10 at Ellendale Country Club, 3319 La. 311, Houma. The meeting’s speaker will be Jeff Drozda, vice president of State Government Affairs with United HealthCare. Drozda will discuss “Healthcare Reform with Updates.” The cost for the meeting is $15, meal included. You must RSVP by 3 p.m. March 8. After March 8, the meeting will cost $20. To RSVP, e-mail [email protected] or mail 7712 Main St., Suite 111, Houma, LA 70360.
The Terrebonne Council on Aging’s monthly board meeting is scheduled for noon March 17 at the council offices, 995 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. For information, call 868-8411.
The Talk It Out support group for women who have lost infants meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 414 Barrow St., Houma. For information, call Celeste Ray at 262-0240 or visit www.losstalk.org
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships in a journey of self-discovery. Meetings are scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Hunter Horgan Hall, 720 Jackson Ave., Thibodaux. For information, call 447-8159 or 526-8565 or visit www.coda.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly — a nonprofit weight-management support group — is scheduled to meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Grand Caillou Recreation Center, 106 Badou Drive. For information, call 563-7483 or the Grand Caillou Branch Library at 563-2014.
Gamblers Anonymous meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Peltier Park, 151 Peltier Park, Thibodaux. For information, call Glynn at 225-776-4917, Mary at 665-2883 or Dee at 447-3092.
Loss Talk Inc. is forming a new support group for men who have job loss or reduction due to the oil moratorium on drilling. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Grace Chapel, 6781 W. Park Ave., Houma. For information, call Celeste at the Loss Talk office at 262-0240 or e-mail [email protected].
The Marine Corps League Houma-Terrebonne Detachment No. 475 meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Hut, 206 St. Pius St., Houma. The group’s bingo games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Fridays at Westside Bingo Hall on Westside Boulevard in Houma. The group is accepting members. Dues for the first year are $31 and $25 thereafter.
The Marine Corps League houma-Terrebonne Detachment No. 475 Ladies Auxiliary is open for new members. For information, call 876-7971 or Roy Labat at 873-7010.
Members of the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission are set to meet at 6 p.m. March 3 and 17, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16, July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and 18, Sept. 1 and 15, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17, and Dec. 1 and 15 in the commission’s meeting room, 10264 E. Main St., Houma. The commission’s safety committee meetings are scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 in the commission’s meeting room.
Loss Talk Inc. is forming a new support group for women who have lost small children and infants. The meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at First Presbyterian Church, 414 Barrow St., Houma. For information, contact Celeste at the Loss Talk office at 262-0240 or e-mail her at [email protected]. For information, visit www.losstalk.org.
Bingo games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Thibodaux Memorial Post No. 5097, 1004 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux. For information, call 446-1367.
S.H.A.R.E., a group for separated or divorced people, is scheduled to meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at The Community of St. Thomas Caf at Nicholls State University on the Thibodaux campus. For information, call Jeffery or Connie Daigle at 448-0405 or the St. Thomas Aquinas Church office at 446-6201.
Refuge Restoration Outreach Ministry holds a food-bank giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at 6905 Alma St., Houma. Bring proof of income.
Southern University alumni and others interested in helping students and working on community projects are invited to attend meetings of the Southern University Alumni, held at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Alumni Building, 4774 W. Main St., Houma.
The Sit and Stitch Group, a free gathering for knitters, crocheters and other needle crafters meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Books-A-Million, 1539 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houma.
La Table Francaise (The French Table) meets from 9 to 11 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at The Coffee Zone, 7884 W. Main St., Houma. The club aims to promote the revival of the French language in this area. The public is welcome to attend. During meetings, participants speak French, learn new words and encourage each other with stories from the past and present.
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Head Start Program Policy Council meets at 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the East Houma Library, 778 Grand Caillou Road, Houma.
VFW Post 3700, 1190 Barrow St., Houma, meets every third Monday of the month. A meal is provided. New members are invited to join and attend meetings. The post holds bingo at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. The public is invited. Food and drinks are available. For information, call Jack Croker at 876-6598.
The Military Round Table Discussion Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. The group, sponsored by the Regional Military Museum, meets for coffee and conversation from 5 to 6 p.m., then stays for a lecture by varying guest speakers. The meetings are open to the public, no membership required. For information, call the museum at 873-8200.
The 2011 Independence Day Events Planning Group, sponsored by the Regional Military Museum in Houma, begins meeting at 4 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the boardroom on the second floor of the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. All are welcome to help in planning for next year’s Fourth of July festivities in Houma. Call the Regional Military Museum at 873-8200.
The Divorce/Separation Recovery Group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the St. Bridget Church Annex Building, 2076 W. Main St., Schriever.
H.E.L.P. Corp. holds its general meetings at 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at The City Club, 7861 Main St., Houma. For information, visit HELPcorp.org or call Kelli McNamara at 879-4485.
The New Hope meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Civic Center Blvd., Houma. Call Janice at 879-1341 or visit www.oa.org.
American Legion Post 31, 602 Legion Ave., Houma, meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Meals are provided. New members are invited to join and attend meetings. Hall rentals are available. For rentals, call 872-0885. For information, call Jack Croker at 876-6598.
TOPS LA Chapter No. 368 of Houma meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, with weigh-ins from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., at the Bayou Blue/Coteau Lions Club, 2221 Bayou Blue Road.
Terrebonne High School Class of 1967 meets the third Saturday of each month, 11:30 a.m. at Golden Corral, 1724 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houma. Classmates and their guests are invited to attend. Call Ella at 879-1366.
The Bayou Cajuns Chapter of the nonprofit Cajun French Music Association, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the Jolly Inn, 1507 Barrow St., Houma. Meetings include a potluck supper, live Cajun music and dancing. No cover charge. Bring your favorite covered dish. Meetings are free, but membership in the group is $20 a year per family. Call Margaret Neil at 851-1867 or Linda Carrere at 876-3818.
Terrebonne Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 481, first and third Wednesdays of the month at the lodge on Bayou Gardens Boulevard in Houma. Supper at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
The Louisiana State Poetry Society’s Bayou Chapter meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Terrebonne Parish Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. People of all ages are welcome to come and discuss the lives and works of many poets and share their poetry. You do not have to join the society to come meet fellow poetry lovers and writers. E-mail Daniel Dupre, president of the Bayou Chapter, at [email protected].
Le Krewe Du Bon Temps holds its general membership meetings at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Larose Civic Center, 307 E. Fifth St., Larose. All members are encouraged to attend.
TOPS Chapter LA 325 of Houma meets every Thursday at St. Louis Church parish hall in Bayou Blue. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. and meetings start at 6:30 p.m.
AA meeting, sponsored by the No Name Group of AA, 7 p.m. Mondays in the meeting room in the back of St. Ann Hospital, 106 Cypress St. off La. 1, Raceland. Meetings are closed.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held by the The Easy Does It Club, or the EDIC, at 10 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and Sundays; and at 10 a.m., noon and 8 p.m. Saturdays at 101 Munson Drive, Houma.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held by The Easy Does It Club, or the EDIC, at 8 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Sundays at 101 Munson Drive, Houma.
Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held by the Easy Does It Club, or the EDIC, at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the same address. All meetings are open. Call the 24-hour hotline at 800-285-3989. For information, call 876-9855.
American Legion Post No. 31 meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at the post, at the corner of Legion and Williams avenues. A meal is served at each meeting. New members are invited. Call the post at 872-0885 or Jack Croker at 876-6598. The Ladies American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 31 meets at the same time and location.
Co-dependents Anonymous meetings are held every Monday at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 716 Jackson St., Thibodaux. Call 447-8159 or 526-8565 for information.
The United Veterans League meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month at 350 S. Van Ave., Houma. The league helps with military funerals, flag ceremonies and other veterans’ activities. The league is open to anyone. Call Ray Ordoyne at 226-0429.
Terrebonne Chapter No. 988 of the AARP meets at 11 a.m. every third Monday of the month at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 6803 W. Park Ave., Houma. New members are needed. Dues are $5 a year.
Les Reflections du Bayou meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the CZM office (the old annex building), 101 W. 112th St., Cut Off.
TOPS Chapter 417 of Lockport meets every Thursday at Lockport Lower Elementary School. Weigh-ins are 5:15-6:15 p.m. Meetings are 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Maude Crochet at 532-6135.
TOPS Chapter LA 325 of Houma meets every Thursday at the St. Louis Church parish hall in Bayou Blue. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m., and meetings start at 7 p.m.
A multiple-sclerosis support group, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Terrebonne General Medical Center’s OutReach Center in Southland Mall in Houma.
Al-Anon meetings are held in Houma at the following times and places: 6 p.m. Sundays at St. Matthew’s Episcopal School library, Belanger Street, contact Bev at 851-6440; noon Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 728 Belanger St., contact Linda at 226-1698; 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 728 Belanger St., contact Linda at 537-8585; and 10 a.m. Fridays at First United Methodist Church, 6109 La. 311, contact Louise at 872-4860.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. It’s an open meeting. For information, call Melody at 227-0415.
“Shoulders to Lean On,” a support group for family and friends of prisoners, meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Houma, 7382 Main St., Houma. Call 879-1942 or 876-1671.
Alcoholics Anonymous at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday at 728 Belanger St., Houma; also at 6 p.m. Sundays and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 243 Barrow St., Houma; and at 6:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 728 Belanger St., Houma; also the AA Easy Does It Club meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 101 Munson Drive, Houma.
TOPS Chapter 462 in Dularge, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dularge Recreation Center. Call Carla 879-4293.
Overeaters Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. Call Jane at 876-7660 or visit www.oa.org.
TOPS LA No. 426 meets on Mondays in the Annunziata Catholic Church Cafeteria, 2011 Acadian Drive, Houma. Weigh-ins are 4:30-5:30 p.m. Meetings are 5:45-6:45 p.m.
TOPS of Thibodaux meets at 10 a.m. each Friday at Peltier Park in Thibodaux.
The Houma Shrine Club Dune Patrol meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at the Houma Shrine Club on the Houma Airbase, 200 Moffet Road, Houma.
The Houma Shrine Club Clown Unit meets at 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at the Houma Shrine Club on the Houma Airbase, 200 Moffet Road, Houma.
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government’s Head Start program will accept applications from low-income families for the 2011-12 school year through March 4. To apply, children must be 3 by Sept. 30. Families with children who have severe disabilities are encouraged to apply. There is no fee for Head Start services. Applications will be accepted at all Head Start classrooms and 809 Barrow St., Houma. For information, call Cindy Fanguy at 580-7273.
The Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society wants your old photographs. The group wants your old photographs of Terrebonne Parish to create an online database on its website. You can bring your old photographs to Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma, where staff and volunteers can scan the images. All photographs should have the owner’s name and phone number written in pencil on the back of the picture. For information, call the museum at 851-0154.
For the 10th year, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council is holding an alcohol-, tobacco- and drug-free zone during all Mardi Gras parades along the west-Houma route. The zone is at the Good Earth Transit Station on Main Street and is open to anyone. The zone will feature giveaways, games and entertainment. For information, call ADAC at 879-2273.
Terrebonne Parish homeowners impacted by hurricanes Gustav and Ike can apply for a disaster-housing-rehabilitation grant. The application process continues through March 4. For information, call 851-2952. The grants are provided through TRAC — Terrebonne Readiness and Assistance Coalition. You can apply at the office, 1220 Aycock St., Houma, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The application process is by appointment only. The program is made possible by Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, the Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center is sponsoring three AARP driver-safety programs in 2011. Classes are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon March 18, June 17 and Sept. 16 in the hospital’s multipurpose room, 602 N. Acadia Road. Registration is required. Seating is limited. The program costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The class is for those 50 and older. For information, call 446-1480 or 493-4765.
The Terrebonne Council on Aging’s birthday parties are scheduled for March 22 at the five multipurpose senior citizen’s centers. For information, call the Council on Aging at 868-4811.
The Crescent City Sound Chorus, a women’s chorus, is holding auditions for new members at 7 p.m. Mondays in the music room, third floor of Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. The chorus is a chapter of the Sweet Adelines International. For information, call 898-0951 or 504-453-0858 or visit www.crescentcitysound.com.
The Community Chorus of River Parishes is beginning its Spring 2011 season. CCRP’s mission is “to bring together voices in harmony for the purpose of promoting cultural enrichment through music.” Membership is open to singers from middle through high-school students to adults of all ages. Rehearsals are scheduled for 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at R.K. Smith Middle School, 281 Sugarland Parkway, Luling. New members are encouraged to attend the Jan. 27 rehearsal to receive music and membership information. For information, contact CCRP at [email protected], Ginny Riecke at 652-0162, Marilyn Richoux at 764-2698, Boyce Butler at 764-9235 or Wally DesChamps at 504-872-4617.
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, or LUMCON, has started a new adult-education program, Gulf Lagniappe. The program is a series of one-day workshops through July at LUMCON, 8124 La. 56, Cocodrie. Each workshop is open to any adult Gulf Coast resident 18 years old or older who is interested in learning more about Louisiana’s coastal and marine environments. Each workshop will focus on one or more of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s priority issues. Each workshop session includes an in-depth talk given by one of LUMCON’s research scientists; an environmental discussion aboard one of LUMCON’s research vessels, the R/V Pelican; laboratory activities; and a guided tour of the DeFelice Marine Center and lunch provided in the LUMCON cafeteria. Pre-registration is encouraged, however on-site registration is available. The cost is $10 per person. For information, contact Murt Conover at [email protected] or 851-2860 or Holly Hebert at [email protected] or 851-2842. The program is sponsored by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance.
The Thibodaux Main Street Farmer’s Market is open from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturdays next to the Jean Lafitte National Park Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary St. Approximately 21 vendors sell fresh produce and locally grown products on a weekly basis. For information, call Joyce Benoit at 448-1474.
An after-school program at Start Corp. will steer adolescents toward others 11-17 who want to take a stand against tobacco. To become a member or learn more about Defy, visit defythelies.com or Facebook.com/start corp. You can use Defy as community-service hours and receive prizes and gear, too. Members become aware of the impact of smokeless tobacco products and increase the number of parks, recreational areas and school districts with tobacco-free policies. For information, call Gail Brigham 414-2087, 447-8243 or 449-7036.
Bingo games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Thibodaux Memorial Post No. 5097, 1004 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux. For information, call 446-1367.
The Lafourche Parish Office of Community Action is accepting applications for its energy-assistance program, known as LIHEAP at the following sites: Martin Luther King Park, 1445 Martin Luther King Drive, Thibodaux; Galliano Annex, 101 W. 112th St., Cut Off; and the old Wal-Mart Building, 4876 La. 1, Mathews. LIHEAP aims to help those having trouble paying their energy bills. Documentation needed includes: proof of income, license or ID, Social Security numbers for every member of the household, dates of birth for everyone in the household, current electric or gas bill. For income guidelines and other information, call Stephanie Washington at 446-6731, Robin Cheramie at 632-3989 or Latoya Manuel at 537-7603.
Acting classes are offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Vanessa Cloke’s home, 4157 St. Louis St., New Orleans. For information, call 504-292-6254 or e-mail [email protected].
B.R.I.D.G.E.S., Building Recovery for Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support, a peer-to-peer support and education group for those diagnosed with a mental illness, now has education and support meetings in Houma, Napoleonville, Morgan City, Raceland and the Galliano area. For a meeting time and place, call (800) 805-7934.
Hospice of South Louisiana needs volunteers to help year-round with patient services and office work at 6500 Main St., Houma. Call Cathy at 868-3095.
Terrebonne Folklife Culture Center: Activities weekly include French and Spanish language, duck carving, songbird carving, quilting, soap carving and Cajun-dance classes. Registration $5 plus small donation at classes. Cajun band 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 875-6545 or 879-1924.
VFW Post No. 3700 bingo, 1190 Barrow St., Houma holds bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesday weekly. Includes progressive blackout and horse race. Call Ed Morris at 851-5092.
Terrebonne Churches United Good Samaritan Food Bank is open at 254 Magnolia St., Houma from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays and Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays. No appointments necessary. Call 851-5523.
Bayou Eagles Native American Dance Group invites people to learn more about native culture and dance, Dulac Community Center, 125 Coast Guard Road. Call 563-7483.
Yoga classes with instructor Stacy Walker begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 6:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Studio 371, 371 School St., Houma. For information, call 791-8140.
Terrebonne High School Alumni Association provides scholarships, equipment, computers and more to Terrebonne High School. Call 879-4563.
Bingo at VFW Post No. 5097, 1004 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux. Every Monday at 7 p.m. Come support your veterans.
Bridge: Duplicate bridge game open to public at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Homestead, 1132 Cottage Drive, Houma. Call 872-3839.
Modeling classes will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Lisa Park Gym, 6639 Lisa Park Ave., Houma. Proceeds benefit research into Down’s Syndrome. For information, call Mary Duplantis at 876-0301.
Belly dance classes are held on Monday evenings with Instructor Jessica Martin at Studio 371, 371 School St., Houma. For information, call 688-6283.
The United Veterans League offers a chapel service as a final tribute to deceased veterans. The service includes a reading, playing of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” while the group files by and salutes, a gun salute by the Rifle Squad and “Taps” and folding and presentation of the flag to the family. Call Ray Ordoyne at 851-2665 or Willie Boudreaux at 594-3727.
The Houma-Terrebonne Community Band practices at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Southdown Stadium on St. Charles Street. People of all ages who play any instrument are invited to join. Call 397-0545, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.htcb.org.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for South Louisiana is a non-profit organization providing prevention education, referral and assessment services. Programs offered through the group, known as ADAC, include strengthening families, super-conflict resolution and a children’s program. Call Andrea DeHart at 879-2273.
“Join My World” is a newly formed nonprofit group aimed at increasing awareness and education for those affected by autism. Call Michelle Simon at 804-6453 or e-mail her at [email protected].
Do you enjoy building scale models of aircraft, armor, cars, trucks, ships or figures? A Houma area scale-model builder is organizing an informal general-interest club to promote the hobby and give scale-model enthusiasts a forum for sharing tips and techniques. Call Bruce Jenkins after 6 p.m. at 876-7394 or e-mail [email protected].
Louisiana Modeling Academy is accepting registrations for modeling classes and contests at the Ramada Inn, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. All proceeds benefit research into Down Syndrome. Call 876-0301.
VFW Bingo: 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 1190 Barrow St., Houma. Features progressive pull tabs and pickle jar. Call 876-3296. Adult volleyball is held from 9:30 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Dularge Gym, 1330 Dr. Beatrous Road. Free and just for fun. For people age 18 and up only. Call 879-4340.
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