Skeeters, swimmers and Dr. Seuss: SWLA Weekend Guide

(SOURCE: Jim Gathany)
(SOURCE: Jim Gathany)

There is a lot going on in and around Southwest Louisiana this weekend. Here are your weekend highlights:

Lake Charles:

Bowl for Kids Sake: March 3 at Petro Bowl, located at 630 Petro Point Drive in Lake Charles. This event is hosted by Big Brothers/Big Sisters. For more information, visit

Fun with Fideaux: March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, located at 301 W. Claude St. in Lake Charles. The SWLA Humane Society will bring trained dogs to the library where children will read stories to them. Each dog will be supervised by their handler. For more information, call 721-7117.

Senior Health and Education: March 7 at 10 a.m. at Central Library, located at 301 W. Claude St. in Lake Charles. Walgreens will discuss immunizations, Medicare Part D and pharmacy services. For more information, call 721-7116.

Healthy Woman: Women and Heart Disease: March 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Charles Country Club, located at 3350 Country Club Drive. Cardiologist Thomas Mulhearn IV, M.D. will discuss the risk factors of heart disease and ways to reduce risk. Free blood pressure and BMI screenings will be offered. Those interested in attending can register at or by calling Lisa Guerrero at 337-475-4064. Door prizes and refreshments will be given following the program. This event is hosted by Women & Children's hospital.

Beats & Eats Fundraiser: March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Treasure's of Marilyn's. The event will feature live music and a buffet dinner. Tickets are $35 per person. Raffle tickets for the Beats & Eats Gift Card Bundle are $5. Sponsorships and corporate tables are available. To purchase event tickets or raffle tickets, call 337-497-0034. This event will benefit Volunteers of America.

Live at the Lakefront Music Fest: March 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lakefront Promenade in Lake Charles. City Heat and the Barbe Show Choir will be performing. For more information, call 337-439-2787.

Sasol's Second Saturday Science Show: March 9 at the Children's Museum, located at 327 Broad St. downtown Lake Charles. Learn all about food chemistry! What makes popcorn pop? Learn how butter and cheese are made and see a magnet extract iron from cereal. For more


Dr. Seuss on the Loose: March 6 at 2 p.m. at the DeQuincy Library, located at 102 W. Harrison St. Preschoolers will be treated to Dr. Seuss themed finger plays, songs, crafts and stories! For more information, call 721-7087 or 786-4213.


Louisiana Swimming Spring Championship: March 7-10 at the Sulphur Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center, located at 933 W. Parish Road in Sulphur. Qualifying rounds will begin each day at 9 a.m., and finals will kick-off at 4:30 p.m. Meet information, time-lines, and a ranking of the swimmers can be found on the Spartan Swimming website at For more information, contact Allan Andersen, Aquatic Supervisor at Sulphur Parks & Recreation, at 337-513-8213 or

Sulphur Mines Festival: March 8 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. and March 9 from noon to 10 p.m. at Heritage Square in Sulphur. The event will feature live music, carnival rides, games, and craft and food vendors.


"Connect My Louisiana" broadband summit: March 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Welsh Community Center, located at 101 Palmer St. Topics covered will include connectivity in rural areas and using social media for business and personal life. The event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. To register, visit This event is hosted by the LSU AgCenter.


Abstinence Awareness 3K Walk/Run: March 9 at the Managan Recreation Center, located at 1000 McKinley St. in Westlake. Check-in and registration begins at 7 a.m., and the walk begins at 8:15 a.m. The Kid Zone will open at 7 a.m. to children of pre-registrants. The event will feature guest speakers, live entertainment, food and a mini-obstacle course. This event is being hosted by I am GRACIOUS. Entry fees are as follows: $15 for adults and $10 for students who register before March 1 and $20 for adults and $15 for students who register after March 1. For more information on this event, contact  Ames at 337-425-1711 or visit .

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