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Iberia Parish Foundation to Host Kentucky Derby Party
(New Iberia, LA) – The Iberia Parish Foundation (IPF), an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, is hosting a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 7 from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Five Star Stables in New Iberia. The event will feature the live racing action of the 142nd Derby on a large screen. Attendees will enjoy mint juleps and other beverages and southern fare appetizers and desserts. Friendly wagering will be had and there will be contests for the Best Hat for Ladies and the Best Dapper Man. Iberia Parish Foundation Board Chair Beverly G. Shea said, “We wanted to have a unique and fun event to benefit the Iberia Parish Foundation. This event will fund our philanthropic activities and our annual grant cycle.” Tickets for the “Hats & Horses” themed event are available for $100 each or $1,500 for a reserved sponsor table of eight. Purchased sponsor tables include eight tickets to the event, eight official 2016 Mint Julep glasses and a bottle of Bourbon. Tickets to the event can be purchased by visiting www.cfacadiana.org/Iberia or by calling the Foundation at 337-769-4842. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, May 2. Event proceeds will help fund the Iberia Parish Foundation’s philanthropic activities throughout the year. The event is supported by Five Star Stables and Iberia On Tap. The Iberia Parish Foundation is an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana and has a separate board of directors, specifically for the benefit of Iberia Parish. The purpose of the Iberia Parish Foundation is to fund programs which broadly impact Iberia Parish and to focus on enhancing the quality of life in Iberia Parish. Please visit www.cfacadiana.org/Iberia for a list of the local board of directors or for more information.
The Bayou Teche Museum is now accepting enrollment for its Summer of Fun Activities. The week-long camp will be directed by certified teachers and include interactive demonstrations, games, music, arts and crafts and a downtown scavenger hunt. Attendees will explore the Teche region's Native Americans, Spanish Founders, Acadians, Iberia Resources and Main Street. The Camp is scheduled for June 6 - 10, 8:30 to noon and will take place at the Museum and at the Sliman Theater next door. Children ages 7 - 12 are eligible. $75 per camper includes daily snacks and a memory bag at week's end. Call 606-5977 for more information.
AVIATION, FORENSICS, DRAMA, CULINARY ARTS, AND MORE ON TAP FOR
SLCC SUMMER CAMPS BEGINNING IN JUNE
LAFAYETTE – South Louisiana Community College's annual Kids in College Summer Camps will offer middle school and high school students a chance to be detectives, life-savers, chefs, video-game makers, rollercoaster designers, and much more. The camps, planned throughout June across multiple campuses, include aviation maintenance, welding, automotive, ACT Prep, robotics, engineering, forensic science, culinary arts, information technology, drama and health. See below for a detailed listing.
Up Up and Away (Aviation Maintenance: Grades 9-12) June 1-3, New Iberia Campus. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $105. Are you interested in learning about airplanes and how they work? Have you ever flown before? Not only will you have a chance to take flight, but you will learn about all the working parts of small to large aircraft carriers. Campers will learn to repair engines and the proper way to check an aircraft before takeoff. Instruction will be provided in various processes including oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, flux-core arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe welding, plasma arc cutting, and 6 GR. Students spend 90 percent of the time welding and approximately 10 percent on theory, plate preparation, and clean-up.
Jack of All Trades (Welding: Grades 11-12) June 1-3, T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas; (Welding: Grades 11-12) June 13-17, New Iberia Campus; (Automotive: Grades 11-12) June 6-10, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each session. Cost: $105. Do you enjoy working with your hands? Are you creative and interested in producing and inventing? Campers will be introduced to different areas of manufacturing and engage in hands-on projects. Participants will learn the basics of welding and automotive technology. This camp is designed for both males and females. It would be beneficial for the student participating in the automotive camp to have a vehicle.
ACT Prep (Grades 9-12) June 6-10, New Iberia Campus; June 13-17, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building; June 27-30, T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each session. Cost: $105.
Have aspirations to attend college upon graduation from high school? Now is the time to start preparing for your future. Participants will be given instruction and guidance on proper ways to study and materials to prepare for taking the ACT exam.
Robotics (Grades 6-8) June 1-3, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $105. Campers will be introduced to the fundamentals of robotics, basic programming, and robotic operations. Campers will be provided with a basic electronics kit to practice construction skills, including soldering/de-soldering and components testing.
Roller Coaster Derby (STEM/Engineering: Grades 6-8) June 1-3, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $105. Ever wondered how roller coasters are built? Campers will build their very own roller coaster out of paper. Yes, paper. Campers will use engineering skills to build the biggest and best roller coaster that can hold a marble for racing. Computer software will also be used to show participants how to design a virtual roller coaster.
Future CSI Lab Tech (Forensic Science: Grades 6-8, 9-10) June 13-17, New Iberia Campus; June 20-24, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each session. Cost: $105.
Merging the study of biology and chemistry together with law enforcement has become a leading job in today's industry. Analyzing evidence to solve a crime, identify victims and convict or exonerate suspected criminals are skills the campers will learn when solving their own cases. Campers will learn about fingerprinting and will use analytical thinking to piece together the puzzle to solve the crime.
Cooking with Style (Culinary Arts: Grades 9-12) June 20-24, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building. Noon-4:30 p.m. Cost: $105. Campers will learn basic techniques in cooking. Participants should bring an apron to protect their clothing.
App Maker/Web Page Design (Information Technology: Grades 6-8, 9-10) June 13-17, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $105. Downloaded all those apps for your phone and ever wondered how they are made? Campers will learn the fundaments of web page development, explore applicable software, learn how to write code and ultimately create their own web page and iPhone/Android App.
To Be or Not To Be (Art/Drama/Poetry: Grades 9-12) June 1-3, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building; June 27-30, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each session. Cost: $105.
Have an interest in the fine arts? Want to express yourself through art, poetry or acting? During the three-day camp, campers will learn about different types of writing and new artistic flairs of art. During the four-day camp, campers will write short skits and create stage ambiance for a grand performance on the last day.
Video Game Maker (Information Technology: Grades 9-10) June 6-10, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building; June 13-17, T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas; June 20-24, New Iberia Campus. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each session. Cost: $105. Learn the basic concepts to create your very own video game. Using computer software to create 3D and 2D dimensions, campers will design their own backgrounds and characters, ending the week with their very own video game. This camp is designed for grades 9 and 10, but older children may apply.
STEM-Tastic Camp (STEM/Engineering: Grades 6-8, 9-12) June 6-10, T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas; June 20-24, New Iberia Campus; June 27-30, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building. Grades 6-8 will meet from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each session. Grades 9-12 will meet from Noon to 4:30 p.m. each session. Cost: $105. Take an adventure into the world of engineering with this new STEM-Tastic camp that will teach campers basic engineering practices to create solutions to brainteasers presented to them. Campers will design a new project each day and learn how it relates to everyday real-world experiences. Campers will work with a wide range of materials, including everyday household products.
Be a Life-Saver (Health: Grades 9-12) June 6-10, Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building; June 20-24 T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas; June 27-30, New Iberia Campus. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each session. Cost: $105. Are you interested in learning how you could save the life of a loved one? Do you want to earn money as a babysitter? Are you interested in becoming a healthcare professional? Campers will be taught CPR and will earn a certified CPR card from the American Heart Association. Campers will learn basic first-aid as well as ways to recognize early signs of stroke and heart attack. Campers will be instructed on the care and treatment for those with diabetes, insect and snake bites, heart disease and a host of other medical conditions. At the end of the week, campers will be visited by professional healthcare providers.
For more information, or to register for camp, contact Camp Coordinator Atia Garrett at email@example.com call her at (337) 521-9089.
Your Pace of Mind is Important to Us WHO: Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Pace of Mind: Aerobics for Senior Citizens WHERE: Parkview Branch Library WHEN: Every Mon, Tues, and Fri at 9:00 AM DETAILS: Same place, same fun aerobics, but we’ve added a little something extra to get you moving! Now including Chair Yoga and a refreshing walk! There’s no time like the present to get in shape, so come on down to Parkview and join in on the fun!
Spring BookSale! Main Library Sat, May 14 8:15 AM—9:30 AM (FOL members only) Sat, May 14 9:30 AM—5:30 PM (Open to general public) Sun, May15 1:30 PM—5:30 PM (Open to general public) 1/2 price all Sunday afternoon Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for you to stock up on your summer reading in time for vacations and humid summer days when the best thing to do is stay inside and curl up with a great book! Best place to do this is at your local library! The Friends of the Library are doing a Spring sale that is everything EXCEPT paper-back books. You might just find your next favorite book on our shelves! Call 337-364-7024 for any questions regarding the book sale.
The Magic Yo-Yo Returns for the Library’s Summer Kick-off Carnival WHO: Matthew Noel and Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Annual Summer Kick-off Carnival WHERE: Main Library, 445 East Main Street WHEN: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM DETAILS: To “kick off” our summer festivities we will hold a carnival celebration on Tuesday, May 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Aim for the gold as you make your way through games, crafts, and even a photo booth! 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. —Carnival 6:00 p.m. — 18th Annual Bookmark Contest Awards 6:15 p.m.—Performance by Matthew Noel Additional dates and times for Matt Noel performances include: Tues, May 24 Lydia Branch—10:30 AM Main Library—6:15 PM (Carnival!) Wed, May 25 Loreauville Branch—10:30 AM Jeanerette Branch—2:30 PM Thurs, May 26 St. Peter Branch—10:30 AM Coteau Branch—2:30 PM (In the Memorial Building) Parkview Branch—6:30 PM
The Magic Yo-Yo Returns! Summer Kick-off Carnival WHO: Matthew Noel and Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Annual Summer Kick-off Carnival WHERE: Main Library, 445 East Main Street WHEN: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM DETAILS: To “kick off” our summer festivities we will hold a carnival celebration on Tuesday, May 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Aim for the gold as you make your way through games, crafts, and even a photo booth! 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. —Carnival 6:00 p.m. — 18th Annual Bookmark Contest Awards 6:15 p.m.—Performance by Matthew Noel Additional dates and times for Matt Noel performances include: Tues, May 24 Lydia Branch—10:30 AM Main Library—6:15 PM (Carnival!) Wed, May 25 Loreauville Branch—10:30 AM Jeanerette Branch—2:30 PM Thurs, May 26 St. Peter Branch—10:30 AM Coteau Branch—2:30 PM (In the Memorial Building) Parkview Branch—6:30 PM
Summer Is Coming! WHO: Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Annual Registration Week for Summer Workshops WHERE: Main Library, 445 East Main Street WHEN: May 8 - 14 DETAILS: Registration for our annual summer workshop program will take place from May 8th through May 14th during the Main Library’s business hours. Be sure to pick up a workshop booklet at any of our branches or online at www.iberialibrary.org. Visit the Main Library during registration week to register your child or teen. This year we’ve added a slew of new adventures and events for kids ages 5 - 17 to participate in and we will be changing the format for registration. All of this is good news though, so make sure you check the booklet out because we’ve made it 100% boredom proof!
Tone Up the Body WHO: Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Exercise Classes for Senior Citizens WHERE: Lydia Branch Library, 4800 Freyou Road, New Iberia, LA 70560 WHEN: Every Tues, Wed, and Fri from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM DETAILS: Our Lydia library has officially been renamed by patrons as the Library Gym thanks to the new Tone Up the Body program created and led by branch manager JoAnn Clay. This activity is ideal for ages 50+ as senior citizens looking for a great space with great people to move, flex, and stretch their muscles together. Patrons for this event have told us how beneficial these exercises work as supplemental therapy. In fact, the patrons love it so much, that they have demanded an increase in days from Friday to Tuesday and Wednesday as well. And if that wasn’t enough, while you’re there, you may even have a craft or two to work on because we value mental health as well as physical. Why wait? Sign up by calling 364.7808 or by going online to iberialibrary.org and clicking on our events calendar!
Buying a Home for the First Time? WHO: Iberia Parish Library, Charles Carew WHAT: First Time Homebuyer’s Workshop WHERE: Parkview Branch Library, 500 Grand Pre Boulevard WHEN: Saturday, May 7 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM DETAILS: Did you know leaving the fan on in the bathroom leads to mold in your vent and ductwork? Did you know that stucco molding affects a lot of new neighborhoods because they are built poorly? Did you know that the better "curb appeal" your house has, the more likely it is to have serious problems with moisture intrusion? If you’re buying or selling a home for the first time, then learning what to look for and what a home inspector should be telling you, is vital. It’s also pretty stressful and difficult to get a clear answer. That’s why we’re happy to have Charles Carew, a licensed inspector for Charles Carew Home Inspection, LLC, host an informal workshop for first-time homebuyers or anyone who just wants to know how to keep their home happy, safe, and healthy. If you're one of these people, then don't miss out on this valuable opportunity. TO REGISTER: Call 364.7480 or go online to iberia.evanced.info/signup
IPAL Announces 2015-2016 Season
The Iberia Performing Arts League is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 regular Theater Season. This Season will include two dramatic plays and three musical productions with live music of various types and is sure to please every taste as theatergoers enjoy “Broadway on the Bayou.” IPAL performs in the historic Essanee Theater in New Iberia, La. With a theater seating capacity of nearly 200, and a modern light and sound system, IPAL is able to offer the Iberia Community and surrounding areas top notch theater in a pleasant environment. All IPAL plays run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 with a Sunday Matinee at 3:00. Rounding off IPAL’s 2015-2016 Season will be “Out of Sight, Out of Murder” by Fred Carmichael. In the hilarious story, Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm affects a cosmic snafu, and his characters come to life. Peter loses control of his characters and there is another murder! Directed by Donna Berard, the show will provide a fun finale to this wonderful season June 2-12, 2016. Both individual and Season Tickets are available for these IPAL productions. Tickets are $10 for regular plays. A block of Season Tickets can be purchased for $65 which saves patrons $5 on individual prices, provides advance assigned seating for “Jesus Christ, Superstar”, and allows the season ticket holder to vote in IPAL’s new Award Program. For ticket information contact IPAL at 337-364-6114 and leave name and return phone number. Season tickets can also be obtained at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting IPAL’S website www.ipaltheater.com . IPAL is sponsored in part by a Grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
The City of New Iberia will not host the Hazardous Waste Day this year. The following information should be valuable to those residents wishing to dispose of items in an environmentally friendly manner. The following items can be dropped off at these vendors: recyclelocations.pdf
Gordon Disposal announced a change in the yard waste, furniture and light construction debris collection schedule for its customers in the City of New Iberia. As part of a new contract with the City, curbside collection of yard waste and debris will be twice per month instead of weekly, effective December 3, 2012. Service for residents north of the railroad tracks will be on the 1st and 3rd week of the month. Residents south of the railroad tracks will be serviced on the 2nd and 4th week of the month. There will not be a set day per household. Residents are asked to place items at the curb on Sunday night. Gordon’s will begin picking up on Monday and continue through the week until collection is complete. For questions or concerns please call the Mayor’s office at (337) 369-2300.
NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to experience our famous attractions, world renowned cuisine, contagious music, sizzling events and people who never meet a stranger. Join us and savor the difference in Iberia Parish!
For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravel.com