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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.

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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 atia.garrett@solacc.eduor call her at (337) 521-9089.

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Office of Motor Vehicles Now Accepting Multiple Forms of Payment

 BATON ROUGE – Motor Vehicle Offices across the state of Louisiana have implemented and installed devices that allow citizens to pay their fees utilizing debit cards, credit cards and e-checks.  This enhancement provides convenience and is currently functional in all Motor Vehicle Offices across the state. Presently, there is a convenience fee of $1.25 plus 1% of total charge on all debit and credit card transactions and a flat $1.00 convenience fee on all e-checks. **REMINDER:  Many OMV services are available via www.expresslane.org.  Save time and renew online!!!

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Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum 40th Anniversary Celebration

2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016

500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, LA 70544

Music by the 5 O’Clock Shadows

Free of Charge, Family Friendly, No Pets or Ice Chests Please

For information visit online at www.jeanerettemuseum.com 

Email: jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com or call

337-276-4408 Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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!

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!

 

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     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. For ticket information contact IPAL at 337-364-6114 and leave name and return phone number. Season tickets can also be obtained at ipal@cox.net 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.

 

 

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Recycling pick-up 2016 schedule

Bulky Waste pick-up 2016 schedule

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.

 

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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!

 

May 31, 2016 - Teche Area Farmers Market -
Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330,Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarket 
May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day Ceremony- A celebration commemorating all of our fallen soldiers with flag ceremony, 21 gun salute and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., (337) 344-9397.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 - GLC Farmers Market - Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 6110 Loreauville Rd., New Iberia, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, GlcRanch.com/Glc-Meat-Market,Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle
June 2 - 5 & 9 - 12, 2016 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 - 10 p.m., Sun. 3 - 5:30 p.m., (337) 364-6114,IPALTheater.comFacebook.com/IPAL-Iberia-Performing-Arts-League-Site
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 2016 - Teche Area Farmers Market -
Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 
June 4, 2016 - Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market - Enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids' activities and other special events. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,DelcambreMarket.orgFacebook.com/DelcambreMarket 
June 4, 2016 - Bunk Johnson Jazz Festival -  Celebrate jazz musican Bunk Johnson with live entertainment and delicious food. Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., (337) 560-5595, BunkJohnson.com 
June 6 - 10, 2016 - Bayou Teche Museum Summer of Fun Camp - The week-long camp for children ages 7-12 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. $75 per camper includes daily snacks and a memory bag at week's end. Bayou Teche Museum, 131 E. Main St., New Iberia, 8:30 a.m. - noon, (337) 606-5977, BayouTecheMuseum.orgFacebook.com/BayouTecheMuseum
June 11, 2016 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721, 
June 11, 2016 - Food Truck Festival - Every second Saturday of the month, food trucks are available at the Teche Area Farmers Market. Tables and chairs provided for participants to enjoy lunch and listen to music in the gazebo. Fresh produce and (handmade) items sold by local farmers and artisans. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330,
  Facebook.com/TecheAreaFestivalandFarmersMarketFacebook.com/NewIberia.DBA
June 11, 2016 - National Marina Day at the Delcambre Marina - Free music and lots of food and beverages. North Pier Marina at the Port of Delcambre, 307 Isadore St., Delcambre, 5 - 8 p.m., (800) 884-6120, PortOfDelcambre.com,Facebook.com/NorthPierMarina 
June 13 - 17, 2016 - Shadows Children's History Camp - Children ages 6-11 will be engaged in activities and crafts connected to Louisiana history. Campers will create an exhibit with quilled pictures and decorate a frame for their own photographs in period dress. Parents will be invited to attend a reception to view this exhibit. A limited number of participants are accepted for the program. $125 per camper. Contact the Shadows to apply. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., (337) 369-6446,ShadowsOnTheTeche.org, Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche 
June 14, 2016 - Flag Day Ceremony - Ceremony honoring Veterans and fallen soldiers. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., (337) 344-9397.
June 18, 2016 - Irish Slider Plate Lunch - Fir Mairseail Nua Iberia (New Iberia Marching Men) will have their annual Irish Slider Plate Lunch fundraiser. Plates are two sliders, slaw and a slice of cake for $7 per plate. Come get a great meal and support local charities and "Turning the Bayou Green". Front of 520 E. Main St., New Iberia, 11 a.m. - noon, (337) 366-5321, NewIberiaMarchingMen.comFacebook.com/FirMarsealNuaIberia
June 18, 2016 - Clifton Chenier Celebration - Celebrating the life and legacy of the King of Zydeco Music! Artists will pay tribute to grammy award winning legend Clifton Chenier. Music, round table discussions and more begin at noon. Clifton Chenier Club, 2116 Fernand Crochet Rd., New Iberia, 12 - 6 p.m., (337) 339-5903, CliftonChenierClub.com 
June 25, 2016 Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Beau Soleil Café and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., 337-378-9469, Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry
June 26, 2016 - Stars & Stripes - A Musical Celebration -
Free patriotic concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Iberia Community Concert Band. Patriotic and World War II era music to honor our veterans. Sugar Cane Festival Building, 601 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 3 - 5 p.m., (337) 364-1603,IberiaCultural.org
June 30, 2016- Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market - Selling fresh produce and baked goods on the last Thursday of each month. First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-636-0790, 

 

 

 

For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravel.com  

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We are now open to the public at our new location! Come by and visit us!
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City, LA 70380
 
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