See What Activities Are Going On Around TerrebonneLafourche 2009: Events Children

See what activities are going on around TerrebonneLafourche

EVENTS Children and teens can learn crew rowing this summer during a free program that teaches rowing as well as reading improvement.
The deadline to sign up is today. The program, put on by the Bayou Rowing Association, honors the late Ohio Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, who held a passion for helping youths improve their reading skills. Spots on rowing teams are open to boys and girls ages 12-17. No experience is necessary. Participation is free. Crew starts June 8. The program includes two racing sessions a week at the Bayou Rowing Association boatyard in Thibodaux on La. 308 at Greenwood Plantation Road. Rowers must complete reading assignments to race and travel. Tentative race sites include Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. For information, call 859-0766 or e-mail . Mother’s Day Craft and Picnic for children of all ages, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket. Bingo for adults, 4 p.m.Saturday at the East Houma Branch Library, 778 Grand Caillou Road. Refreshments are provided. The Houma-Terrebonne Community Band celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert themed “A Travel through Time with Music, Art and Literature,” set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret St., Houma. For information, e-mail or visit Help Madison Strike Out Cancer with a Scotch Doubles 9-pin no tap tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bowl South, 624 Grand Calliou Road, Houma. Entry fees are $30 per team. The event benefits Madison Boudreaux, daughter of Jamie and Jaime Boudreaux. Madison has osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. The tournament also includes games, booze baskets, door prizes, a silent auction and a raffle. For information, call Shanna at 232-6297. Several Lafourche Friends of the Library groups are holding or will hold book sales in the coming weeks. Book sales are underway at the Choctaw, Raceland, South Lafourche and Thibodaux library branches. The Friends of the Golden Meadow Library will hold a book sale Monday-May 15 at the Golden Meadow Branch Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive. The Friends of the Larose Library will hold a book sale, “Bag of Books for a Buck,” on May 15. Larose library visitors can fill a grocery bag with books for $1. Friends of the Library fundraiser proceeds often help supply library branches with arts-and-crafts materials, magazine subscriptions, new DVDs and more.
The Wii Can Do It Group for senior citizens participates in low-impact exercise using the Nintendo Wii gaming system from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma, and at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday at the Mobile Library parked at the Grand Caillou Gym in Dulac. Bowling and golf are available. Water is provided.

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