Museum Days set for November 3-5, 2016 at the Los Islenos Museum Complex

Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society, in conjunction with St. Bernard Parish Government, St. Bernard Parish Department of Tourism and the St. Bernard Parish School Board will sponsor Museum Days November 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2016 on the grounds of Los Islenos Museum Complex, 1345 – 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard Village. Students from local schools will participate in Museum Days November 3-4, 2016. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Los Islenos Society, Museum Days will be continued Saturday, November 5th, 2016.

More than twenty-two living history, folk art, folk life will be viewed by students and the public. Traditional classic guitar and timple music will be performed by John Rankin, Ph.D., Loyola University, in Los Islenos Museum. Nathan Hall, National Park Service, will present an interpretive program about the Battle of New Orleans in period uniform with replica firearms and other volunteers in period dress from the Chalmette Battlefield. Tenerife lace, duck decoy carving, quilting, presentations about local birds and animal life, preparation of Caldo are among the many manifestations of the Isleno heritage and culture which will be interpreted during the tree-day program.

Museum Days began in 1981 as a joint collaborative venture between The St. Bernard Historical Society and Los Islenos Society. It continued annually through 2004. After Hurricane Katrina, Museum Days was held in 2006 and 2007 in several St. Bernard Public Schools. The program returned to Los Islenos Museum Complex under the stewardship of Donna Mumfrey-Martin and remains an ongoing educational program of the Society and Parish Government.

“Our children are our future and they need to understand where we have come from and how St. Bernard Parish was founded” said Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan, Isleno Society president. Katie Tommaseo, Tourism Department manager, commented “the Museum Complex is beautifully maintained and a must-see cultural heritage resource not only for our children, but for tourists coming to experience the rich history and cultural diversity of our region.” To schedule reservations for school groups, please communicate with Jeannie Lannes, St. Bernard Parish School Board, at (504) 301 – 2000 or Jeannie.Lannes@sbpsb.org. Others supporting Museum Days are the LSU AgCenter, the St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department and Road Division, St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
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Hosted to inform development of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan

As part of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority - in partnership with numerous community partners throughout coastal Louisiana - will host a series of Community Conversations during the Fall to update residents on the master plan and receive valuable input and feedback that will be used in developing the draft plan. The event will take place at Docville Farm, located at 5124 East St. Bernard Highway, Violet, LA 70092. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is FREE and open to the public.

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Events will include dinner, provided by Restore or Retreat, and an open house for residents to learn more and provide valuable input into the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. To RSVP email carters@nwf.org.
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CPRA to host Community Conversation on Tuesday, November 15th at Docville Farms. To RSVP email carters@nwf.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join the Women's Professional Network for their November after hours social in Arabi on November 9th, 2016 from 5PM-8PM. We will begin at the Swan River Yoga Arabi Community Center for Yoga from 5pm-6pm with local instructor, Sabrina Schmidt followed by drinks at The Kitchen Table Café from 6pm-8pm in their newly renovated courtyard.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in attending.

Additional Information
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/Womens-Professional-Network-1433245053583641/events/

Swan River Arabi Website: www.swanriveryogaarabi.com/
The Kitchen Table Café: www.kitchentablearabi.com/

Workout + WINE with the Women’s Professional Network
Women in St. Bernard Parish, Bywater, Marigny, and Greater New Orleans
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Swan River Yoga Arabi Studio: 7011 St Claude Ave, Suite #213
The Kitchen Table Café: 7005 St. Claude Ave. Arabi, LA (Downstairs)

Women's Professional Network is a committee of the St. Bernard Chamber that provides a variety of networking opportunities to female business owners and professionals. Through the support of the St. Bernard Chamber, WPN hosts monthly socials that are open to both Chamber and Non-Chamber members at low cost.

Danielle F. Martin
Women’s Professional Network Chairwoman
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