Hospice Volunteers Needed
Southern Care, 108-B W. Main St., Thibodaux, is seeking volunteers that have the desire to help others. Volunteers are an important part of the care provided by hospice. There are two types of volunteers needed: administrative (helping staff in the office by putting together mail-outs/packets, help with craft projects, etc.) and direct patient care (reading to a patient, making deliveries, light housekeeping, participating in activities at nursing homes, etc.). Southern Care will accommodate the time schedule of the volunteer to provide required training. Contact Patricia Kraemer at 985-448-0235 if you are interested in volunteering.
TARC Buy-U Beads Donations
TARC’s Mardi Gras beads business, Buy-U Beads, is in need of donated Mardi Gras beads to help provide jobs and work for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Buy-U Beads business began four years ago and has grown from two clients to six individuals and one staff member to six staff members. The workers are experts at their jobs, but need more business to meet the demand for riders of krewes. TARC is asking area organizations, churches and schools to organize bead drives to help create work and jobs for the business. For more information, call Monica Chauvin at 985-876-4465 for help with donations or setting up a bead drive.
French speakers and those interested in learning and preserving the French language are invited to participate in the Cercle Francophone, a group spearheaded by a Nicholls faculty member. The group meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wetlands Acadian Culture Center, 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux, except for the second Tuesday of the month, when the group meets at 206 Peltier Hall on the Nicholls campus. The community-based French group seeks to preserve the language in the bayou region. Participation involves speaking in French. For more information, call Dr. Robin White at 985-448-4854.
Team Maddie Garage Sale
Team Maddie will host a Childhood Cancer Fundraiser garage sale from 8 a.m. until noon at 420 Lake Crescent Circle. Items ranging from clothes to furniture will be available to purchase. Proceeds benefit childhood cancer research.
Dream Girls Pageant
Southern Beauties will host a Dream Girls Pageant at the Bayou Blue Recreation Center in Houma. The pageant judges Sunday’s best dress or semiformal attire. There will also be an optional sleepwear competition. Seven age groups, from newborn to age 15, can participate. Visit www.southernbeauties.webs.com to enter, or for more information.
Memorial Day Ceremony
The Regional Military Museum, 1154 Barrow St., Houma, and Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m., along with a flag raising, patriotic affairs, speech, gun salute and lunch at the museum.
Downtown Live After Five
Crush takes the stage at 7 p.m. in the Houma Courthouse Square. Bring a lawn chair to this free event. For more information, call 985-873-6408.
Rhythms on the River
Listen to live music by Deja Vu and the Good Feelin’ Band from 6:30—9:30 p.m. on Front Street between Everett and Freret streets in Morgan City. For more information, call 985-384-9291.
The Golf Channel Am Tour Golf Tournament will kick off with a 12:30 p.m. tee time at the Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild in Patterson. Call 985-395-4653 for more information.
The Cyrus J. Guidry Outing Golf Tournament will be held with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild in Patterson. Call 985-395-4653 for more information.