Fun For the Family | January 2020

Schoolhouse Safari 

January 2

10:30 a.m., Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

1 p.m., Lockport Branch 

4 p.m., South Lafourche Branch 

Are you ready for another entertaining, informative, hands-on animal experience this holiday season? Schoolhouse Safari is returning to the Lafourche Parish Public Library System with another exotic animal encounter designed to engage and educate people of all ages about the inhabitants of our animal world.

Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport, and RV Show

January 10-12

Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center

Explore the region’s biggest boat and RV sales event during this 22nd annual event. Throughout the weekend, check out over 100,000 square feet of the latest campers and boats along with fishing tackle, fishing rods, campground info, apparel, boat lifts, and more. On Friday, bring the kids to enjoy Family Day. On this day, children ages 12 and younger may fish once at Fish-O-Rama Rainbow Trout Pond for free. 

Artrageous 

January 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Lafon Arts Center, Luling

This one-of-a-kind “All Arts” show is amazing crowds across the globe! Be prepared to join in on the high energy, heart-pounding action as arts and music collide on one stage. Artrageous, often described as Blue Man Group meets Picasso, was honored to recently perform at the NBA All Stars Weekend at center court and can’t wait to meet you in Luling. Be sure to bring a T-shirt, cap, and a pair of shoes to get custom splattered by an Artrageous Artist in our one-of-a-kind Splatter Station! 

Nightlight Dash 5K

January 18, 6-9 p.m.

TGMC Sports Performance Training Center, Houma 

Get your glow on at the 3rd annual Nightlight Dash 5K presented by TGMC and Cardiovascular Institute of the South. Wear your coolest neon attire and glow accessories to participate in a family-friendly nighttime 5K glow run! The race begins at the Sports Performance Training Center speed track behind TGMC on Belanger Street. Participants will run an illuminated course throughout downtown Houma. The post-race party will include music, food, drinks and more and will take place at the start location. Registration is $30 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Foundation for TGMC to provide free cardiac screenings in the community.

8 Seconds to Glory Bull Riding 

January 18, 7 p.m.

Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center 

Professional bull riding returns to Houma in this action-packed rodeo event to benefit the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional. Promoter James Pierce puts on this annual event to raise awareness for early cancer detection and treatment. Tickets for children ages 2-12 start at $5. Adult tickets range up to $24. Lap-sitting children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket.  

Dolly Parton’s Birthday Celebration

January 23, 4-5 p.m.

Terrebonne Parish Main Library

Help celebrate our local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with lots of rainbow fun! Families can enjoy story time, cake, a rainbow craft, and more for Dolly’s birthday at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library. 

SOUPer Bowl and 5K for United Way

January 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m

Courtyard Marriott, Houma

Join United Way of South Louisiana at their annual cook-off competition between local vendors and companies, who craft their best gumbo, soup and chili dishes. Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given as well as crowd favorite. The MVP 5K kicks off at 9:30 a.m. There will be entertainment and plenty to eat for a $5 entry fee. 

Open House

January 29, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Saint Matthew’s Episcopal School

Saint Matthew’s Episcopal School welcomes prospective parents to visit the school on this special day and learn more about the local elementary school. Saint Matthew’s nurtures the mind, heart, and soul in a Christian environment. If you cannot make this date, please contact the school for other alternatives. •

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