TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Sep 28 @ 8:00 AM
FlowServe Pump Systyem Analysis Course
Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration- McNeese State University – This course provides a comprehensive analysis of pump performance and its dependency on operations upstream and downstream from the pump. Students will review pump hydraulics and apply these fundamentals to calculate the reliability of the overall pump
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Oct 1 @ 7:30 PM
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts – McNeese Theatre’s 78th season will open with The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The play “holds a mirror up to nature” and shows how Fear destroys Truth. Based on historical people and real events, The Crucible illuminates how fear and hysteria can spawn the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. Written as a response to Senator Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist “witch hunts” of the 1950’s, Miller provides a searing portrait of a community that allows rumors and hysteria to govern its moral compass. Brook Hanemann will direct this American Theatre classic.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
Hobo Hotel Tailgate Party Fundraiser
Lake Charles Civic Center – Wear your favorite team attire as you party on the field with the Kool Kats. Help raise funds for care and to place our kitties in forever homes. Enjoy delicious chicken & sausage gumbo, potato salad and a cupcake by Charleston Bistro. Bid on items in our fabulous silent auction or live auction by Auctioneer Hal McMillin. Purrchase tickets on our website www.hobohotelforcats.com/current-events.html or at the shelter at 650 E. School St. Lake Charles, LA 70607.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
University of New Orleans Lake Charles Alumni Social
UNO Alumni – Come out to share great memories of your alma mater, network and mingle with your Privateer neighbors, and enjoy hors d' oeuvres, beer or wine compliments of the UNO Alumni Association! This event is free but please reserve your drink tickets in advance by registering below.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar: Keeping the Beat
Lake Charles Memorial Health System – Does your heart have problems keeping the beat? Come to our free seminar next Friday, September 29 to learn more about pacemakers and defibrillators. www.lcmh.com/seminar
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 - Oct 1 @ 10:00 AM
Shrine Circus " The Circus With A Purpose"
Lake Charles Civic Center – On September 30 and October 1, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Habibi Shrine Circus will return! The Shrine Circus is the only Circus with a purpose!! Show times are on Saturday at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm and Sunday 2 pm and 6 pm Children under 13 get in free with an adult. Children 13 - 17 are $10. Adult tickets are $15 each.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 5 @ 5:30 PM
Groovin' At The Grove with Rouge et Blanc Sip & Stroll
Banners at McNeese State University – Thursday, October 5th out to Walnut Grove Lake Charles for the newest concert series in the Lake Area. Music by TK Hulin, GG Shin, Steve Adams, The Band Smoke and New Natives Brass Band! local brews, food trucks, and more! Groovin' is a FREE event, so bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the family fun! Sip & Stroll will require you to purchase tickets, 21 and older only. ~No Ice Chests~
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 7 @ 6:30 AM
Cajun Cast Away
Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club – Join us Saturday, Oct 7th for the 10th Annual Cajun Castaway Kayak Fishing Tournament sponsored by Pack & Paddle, Wilderness Systems, Buggs Fishing, Ginger Avenger Lures, FinnCollector. Tournament entry fee is $25/$30 and participation is open to the public. Anglers may launch from any publicly accessible grounds in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes. Weigh-in will be at Calcasieu Point Landing. The event includes a SLAM category (Redfish, Trout, and Flounder) plus we will have an optional Pancake Flounder Calcutta. Register at http://lafayettekayakfishing.com/index.php/events/club-events/event/1-cajun-castaway CATEGORIES SLAM (included in entry): Heaviest SLAM shall consist of 1 maximum of each: Slot Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Cash Payouts from tournament pot to be paid to SLAM winners. Series points apply to the SLAM category only. LEOPARD REDFISH (included in entry): The angler who catches the slot redfish (16" min and under 27") with the most spots counting both sides wins Radar 115 kayak donated by pack and paddle! You CANNOT use this fish in your Slam stringer. OPTIONAL PANCAKE CALCUTTA (Additional $5): Heaviest Flounder wins the pot. This is a separate "Optional" category, so you CANNOT use this fish in your Slam stringer. (AN ADDITIONAL $85 HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO THIS CATEGORY FROM PREVIOUS TOURNAMENT) NOTE: You CANNOT enter the same fish into multiple categories. LKFC CAJUN KAYAK ANGLER SERIES The Cajun Castaway is the 5th of 6 events as part of the Cajun Kayak Angler Series. Earn and accrue points for weighing fish & win big prizes or cash. The Angler of the Year wins a over $2000 prize package compliments of Pack & Paddle. EVENT RULES 1. ENTRY: $25/$30 - Entry fee breakdown: $19 goes to Tournament Pot, and $6 to Series Pot &club fund. 2. OPTIONAL CALCUTTA: $5 entry into side pot for Heaviest Flounder. Winner takes the entire side pot. If you wish to participate in the Optional Calcutta, you must sign-up for the Calcutta at the same time you sign-up for your single tournament entry. This is a separate "Optional" category, so you CANNOT use this fish in your Slam Stringer. (AN ADDITIONAL $85 HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO THIS CATEGORY FROM PREVIOUS TOURNAMENT) 3. REGISTRATION: Open to public until Friday, Sept 6th @ NOON. WAIVER: By registering for this event you agree to the LKFC waiver/release of liability waiver...READ ME 4. LEGAL LAUNCH TIME: See Below - "LEGAL FISHIGN TIME" 5. LAUNCH BOUNDARIES: Anywhere in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes from public property. Here is a helpful link to a forum post about public / private waters (http://lafayettekayakfishing.com/index.php/forum/tournament-talk/13759-louisiana-interactive-map-private-a-public-waters) 6. SAFETY: It is every anglers responsibility to navigate their vessel in a safe manner and abide by all LDWF rules and regulations. A Coast Guard approved PFD shall be worn at all times while navigating your vessel. YOU are responsible for displaying lights for your safety...BE SEEN! 7. ACCEPTABLE CRAFT: Human powered kayaks and canoes only. No trolling motors or mother-shipping allowed 8. ACCEPTABLE TACKLE: Artificial Tackle Only (Scents, Sprays, and gulp ARE allowed) 9. LEGAL FISHING TIME: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. You may launch before, but no lines in the water until 6:30 a.m. 10. SIGN-IN: Anglers must sign-in no later than 3:00 p.m. at Calcasieu Point Landing. 11. WEIGH-IN: Calcasieu Point Landing in Lake Charles, LA, starting at 3:00 p.m. No culling at the weigh table. Have your fish ready to weigh when called upon. You MUST keep your fish completely inside of an ice chest with ice while waiting for your fish to be weighed in order to preserve the quality of the fish. Failure to keep fish in ice chest, manipulation of fish, or "air drying" tails will result in angler being disqualified from the event. *Weighing illegal fish (in accordance with Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Laws) will result in DQ. WARNING: NEW ORDINANCE AT CALCASIEU POINT LANDING - NO TOBACCO PRODUCTS ALLOWED (CIGARETTES, CIGARS, CHEW, DIP, VAPOR, ETC...) - CHECK LKFC TOURNAMENT FORUM POST FOR COPY OF THE ORDINANCE AND FINES. 12. LEGAL STRINGER: Calculated by the total weight of up to 3 species. The 3 fish allowed are: Slot Redfish (16" min and UNDER 27") / Speckled Trout (12" min) / Flounder (12" min). One (1) max of each species allowed. Anglers who weigh-in all 3 will trump any angler weighing less than 3 fish. If you weigh less than the 3 required fish they will be counted towards the standings and series points (LKFC Members only). You must weigh fish to receive points. In the example below, Angler #1 will be placed above angler #2: Angler #1 Ex: 1) REDFISH: 3# 1) SPECKLED TROUT: 4#. 1) FLOUNDER- 1# Total Weight: 3+4+1= 8# Angler #2 Ex: 1) REDFISH: 7# 1) SPECKLED TROUT (or Flounder): 5# #Total Weight=12# 13. PAYOUTS: Cash breakdown for Slam category only Top 3 w/ < 40 anglers (the following percentages: 50 / 30 / 20) Top 5 w/ 40+ anglers (the following percentages: 40 / 27.5 / 17.5 / 10 / 5) Top 10 w/ >125 anglers (the following percentages: 30 / 23 / 16 / 10 / 6 / 4 / 3.5 / 3 / 2.5 / 2) 14. LEOPARD REDFISH: Total spots on an entered Slot Redfish. Redfish must be 16” min and Under 27". Anglers may enter 1 redfish which may not be used in the SLAM Stringer category. Weigh-master will count spots on both sides. The angler with the most spots wins the Kayak. 15. DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS: Anglers must be present at the weigh-in to win a Door Prize. If an angler places in the money for the tournament, then he/she is not eligible for door prizes. Prizes include: Buggs Fishing Lure packages, Ginger Avenger lures, FinnCollector Lures.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 12 - Oct 13 @ 7:30 AM
25th Annual Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana schools Conference
SPALS, Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools – Www.SPALS.org
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 13 @ 9:00 AM
ABC Clay Shoot, Lake Charles
Pelican Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. – Two flights: 9 AM and 1 PM $500/team of 4 $55/cart rental (teams are allowed to bring their own cart) $40/team mulligans (2 per shooter) Bring your own ammo: 2 3/4 inch shell; 7.5-8 shot shell Sponsorships available. Best overall shooter from each flight will receive 2 tickets to the LSU vs. Arkansas game on November 11, 2017, and 2 parking passes donated by The Cook Hotel and Conference Center. Online registration will be available soon.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 14 - Oct 15 @ 4:00 PM
LSU Tailgate Party!
Hurricane Crossfit – On Saturday, October 14th Hurricane CrossFit will be hosting an LSU tailgate party. The game time is still TBD (Usually LSU plays around 6pm) but we will start the BBQ and hanging out before the game. So come out and enjoy an afternoon of good food, friends, and football. If you have washer boards or anything of that nature please feel free to bring them! Please sign up at the front desk if you plan on attending. Anybody and everybody is invited. P.S. If anybody is willing to cook and/or bring their BBQ pit please let us know! and BYOB
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 14 @ 8:00 PM
Beach Boys
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino - Lake Charles – Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com starting July 14 at 10 AM.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM
The Science of Magic with Bill Blagg
Banners at McNeese State University – This is an outreach for schools. It is not an event open to the public. The evening performance at 7 pm is for the public. ALL SCHOOLS MUST SIGN UP IN ORDER TO ATTEND. VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO SIGN UP. For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. j Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create the impossible! Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes! ALL SCHOOLS MUST SIGN UP IN ORDER TO ATTEND. VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO SIGN UP.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 20 @ 7:00 PM
Chuck Fest 5K
Chuck Fest – We'll be kicking off CHUCK FEST 2017 with a Friday evening 5K! Friday, October 20 @ 7pm Launching from Luna Live, 710 Ryan St Entries: runsignup.com
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 20 @ 7:00 PM
The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
Banners at McNeese State University – $10 Adults | $5 Children | Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE! comes to Lake Charles for one show only! Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic & illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Referred to as “Houdini Times Ten!” by NBC, Blagg’s show is packed with NEW mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event! People will float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more! This is one show you can’t afford to miss! Witness live over 90 minutes of interactive, action-packed magic & illusion performed by the country's most prominent magical star, Bill Blagg!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 20 @ 7:00 PM
The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
Lake Charles Civic Center – $10 Adults | $5 Children | Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE! comes to Lake Charles for one show only! Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic & illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Referred to as “Houdini Times Ten!” by NBC, Blagg’s show is packed with NEW mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event! People will float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more! This is one show you can’t afford to miss! Witness live over 90 minutes of interactive, action-packed magic & illusion performed by the country's most prominent magical star, Bill Blagg! Kid Friendly
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 28 @ 8:00 PM
Morris Day And The Time And Sheila E. Lake Charles, LA.
Concert & Show - Info. – Morris Day And The Time And Sheila E. Saturday, October 28 | 8:00 pm In the Grand Event Center Golden Nugget Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Boulevard Lake Charles, LA. 70601. +1 (337) 508-7777 Purchase Tickets @ Ticketmaster.com Tickets: $50 - $75 Morris Day: is an American musician, composer, and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of The Time. In high school, Day was in a band with Prince and André Cymone and the trio formed an early band managed by Day's mother called "Grand Central," later renamed "Champagne”. Morris Day and The Time’s hits include “Jungle Love” and “The Bird”. Sheila E. is a Mexican-American percussionist, singer, author, and actress. She began her career in the mid-1970s as a percussionist and singer for The George Duke Band. After leaving the group in 1983, Sheila began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, "The Glamorous Life". She became a mainstream solo star in 1985 following the success of the singles, "The Belle of St. Mark" and "A Love Bizarre”. She is commonly referred to as The Queen of Percussion.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 29 @ 4:00 PM
Shaken not Stirred - the Music of James Bond
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino - Lake Charles – New this year – Fall Pops! Golden Nugget and Lotte Chemical will present Shaken Not Stirred – the Music of James Bond in the Golden Nugget Events Center. Jeans ‘n Classics, the same group that performed the Elton John show in 2013 and the Eagles show last year will perform all the music from the James Bond franchise, backed by the talented musicians of the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra. Your ticket includes an assortment of appetizers and beverages cleverly prepared around the James Bond theme. Bring your best James Bond look – whether James Bond himself, a Bond villain or a Bond girl. Reserved tables of 8, reserved individual table seats and riser seats are available. Doors open at 4 PM and the concert starts at 5 PM.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Oct 31 - Nov 1 @ 8:00 AM
FlowServe Pump and Mechanical Seal Basics Course
Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration- McNeese State University – This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to understand the basics of pumps and mechanical seals. The course details the components of pumps and mechanical seals, and their functions, how they work together, and what they need to operate reliably in a system. Designed as an on-site course, concepts and theory are taught in a classroom setting and then reinforced with hands-on exercises using portable laboratories. 80% classroom, 20% labs.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 4 @ 8:00 PM
Cheech and Chong
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino - Lake Charles – Get ready to roll with Cheech and Chong as they return to the Golden Nugget Lake Charles! Join Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong for a night of laughs on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8 PM. Tickets on sale Friday, August 4 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com or at the Golden Nugget Box Office.