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SCHOOL CALENDARS THROUGH MAY 2015 CALCASIEU PARISH

DIOCESE OF LAKE CHARLES

JANUARY 5 - Back From Christmas Holidays 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

JANUARY 5 - Classes Resume 19 - MLK Holiday (No School)

FEBRUARY 2 - Teacher Inservice (No School) 16, 17, 18 - Mardi Gras Holidays (No School) MARCH 12 - Nine Weeks Period Ends APRIL 3 - 10 - Easter Break (No School) MAY 21 - Last Day For Students 22 - Nine Weeks Period Ends / Reporting Period

FEBRUARY 13-17 - Mardi Gras Holiday (No School) MARCH 20 - Diocesan In-Service (No School) APRIL 3-10 - Easter Holidays (No School) MAY 21 - Noon Dismissal 22 - Noon Dismissal

ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL EVENT CALENDAR FEBRUARY Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals Thursday, February 26, 6pm

OCTOBER Mayor’s Arts Awards Friday, October 9, 6pm

MARCH Live @ the Lakefront Fridays, March 13, 20, 27, 6pm-10pm

ArtsFest Saturday, October 31, 10am-2pm

APRIL Spring Art Walk & Art Battle Friday, April 24, 6pm-9pm

DECEMBER Holiday Art Market Dec. 12-13, various times

AUGUST Arts & Crabs Fest Saturday, August 15, 5pm-8pm SEPTEMBER Gallery Promenade Friday, September 25, 6pm-9pm

ON THE COVER CRABBIN AROUND II Acrylic on Canvas

DANIELLE NESTER is a 24-year-old local artist from Lake Charles. She is currently in occupational therapy school at Louisiana State University and is paying off her student loans one canvas at a time.

Thank You Thank you to all of the artists who submitted work for the Thrive 2015 calendar. We were overwhelmed with the talent and creativity found in Southwest Louisiana. We appreciate the help of the Arts & Humanities Council for narrowing down the choices, and to the Thrive Facebook fans who voted on the winning entries. We also sincerely appreciate the Isle of Capri for their sponsorship which allows us to produce the calendar.


JULIE GROTH Julie Groth is a Calcasieu Parish art teacher. She is also an active artist in the Lake Charles area with works on display at various exhibits. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in the Lake Charles area for 18 years. She has been teaching for over 17 years and loves to share her love of art with her students.

J A N U A R Y

VENICE Pastel

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JANUARY NATIONAL HOBBY MONTH Sunday

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National Dress Up Your Pet Day

LaserCenter AT T H E E Y E C L I N I C

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FIVE CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

National Popcorn Day

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HEATHER ARSEMENT Heather Arsement is the wife of musician Ganey Arsement and has two children. She has lived in Southwest Louisiana all her life. She is a photographic artist specializing in creative portraiture and fine art photography. Her goal is to create stories through her images.

F E B R U A R Y

GOING HOME Photography

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FEBRUARY

TRUST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 YOUR HEART TO US

Sunday

AMERICAN HEART MONTH

Superbowl Sunday

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Groundhog Day

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Miguel DePuy, M.D.

Carl Fastabend, M.D.

Corey Foster, M.D.

Richard

Jake LeBeau, M.D.

James McKinnie, M.D.

Xavier Mousset, M.D.

Thomas Mulhearn IV, M.D.

Michael Turner, M.D.

Lincoln’s Birthday

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Mardi Gras

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Ash Wednesday

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DANIELLE NESTER Danielle Nester is a 24-year-old local artist from Lake Charles. She is currently in occupational therapy school at Louisiana State University and is paying off her student loans one canvas at a time.

M A R C H

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FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY: MAHI MAHI Acrylic on Canvas

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MARCH Sunday

MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

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Employee Appreciation Day

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Daylight Saving Time Starts

National Potato Chip Day

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St. Patrick’s Day

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National Corn Dog Day

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Palm Sunday

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Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

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SARAH BLANCHARD When Sarah chooses her creative escape, she doesn’t gravitate toward a specific subject, but focuses more on the process of transforming a visual. The meditative segment of time in which she gets lost in the details of her work is what fuels her connection to the artwork.

A P R I L

HIP Painting

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APRIL

LAWN AND GARDEN MONTH

Sunday

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Saturday

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April Fools’ Day

Good Friday

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National Siblings Day

Easter Sunday

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Erich Wolf II, M.D., Ph.D. Neurosurgeon

Tax Day

Brian Kelley, D.O. Neurosurgeon

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DANIELLE NESTER Danielle Nester is a 24-year-old local artist from Lake Charles. She is currently in occupational therapy school at Louisiana State University and is paying off her student loans one canvas at a time.

M A Y

DAISIES Acrylic on Wooden Planks

AFFINITE

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MAY

NATIONAL BAR-B-QUE MONTH

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

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Come Home to

Easy Living

1 2 and we’ll take care of the pests:

Rodents • Termites Mosquitoes • And more! Satisfaction guaranteed.

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May the 4th Be With You

Cinco de Mayo

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National Nurses Day

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National Day of Prayer

National No Socks Day

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National Chicken Dance Day

Mother’s Day

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Armed Forces Day

Visit Your Relatives Day

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LIZ MUELLER Liz Mueller grew up in Southwest Louisiana and has been shooting pictures since childhood. She believes there is an abundance of God’s beauty all around us.

J U N E

LIGHT AND WATER ON A SUMMER MORNING Photography

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JUNE

NATIONAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MONTH

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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National Cheese Day

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Best Friends Day

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Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana:

A Vital Part of the Lake Area Community

• Safety and Health Training • Drug and Alcohol Program for Workers (DOT Certified Collectors) • Contractor Safety Programs • Industry Site Orientation Programs • OSHA Compliance Training • Defensive Driving, Substance Abuse Studies, Community Service Program, several other Court Mandated Training Programs, and a New Driver Program • Classroom, Computer-based, and Web-based Training Call Today for More Information.

National Go Fishing Day

Flag Day

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Father’s Day

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KATIE CREECH Katie Creech was born and raised in Louisiana. She loves taking pictures in hopes of catching the beauty that is around her.

J U L Y

4TH OF JULY Photograph

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JULY

NATIONAL ANTI-BOREDOM MONTH

Sunday

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to the Region’s 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Fastest Growing Bank Independence Day

We invite you to visit our bank, meet our friendly staff and learn about our wide range of personal and business banking services.

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National Paper Bag Day

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TROY LEDET Troy Ledet is a native of Lake Charles and a Gulf War Veteran. He is a photographer who loves nature and objects that remind us of our past.

A U G U S T

TANE Photograph

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AUGUST

NATIONAL FAMILY FUN MONTH

Sunday

Monday

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National Watermelon Day

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National Left Hander’s Day

National Relaxation Day I-10 Exit 27, Lake Charles, LA

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 1-800-THE-ISLE (843-4753) National Joke Day

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National Dog Day

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SARAH BLANCHARD When Sarah chooses her creative escape, she doesn’t gravitate toward a specific subject, but focuses more on the process of transforming a visual. The meditative segment of time in which she gets lost in the details of her work is what fuels her connection to the artwork.

S E P T E M B E R

ATHENA Pen and Ink

ISLE OF CAPRI

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SEPTEMBER

SELF-IMPROVEMENT MONTH

The Region’s Preferred 1 2 3 4 5 Sports Medicine Provider.

Sunday

Monday

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Friday

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National Cheese Pizza Day

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Team Physicians: McNEESE ATHLETICS 14 AREA HIGH SCHOOLS

Labor Day

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Talk Like A Pirate Day

Our team of 12 doctors, athletic trainers and physical therapists provide the region’s most comprehensive, experienced sports medicine care for Southwest Louisiana athletes. This same expertise in musculoskeletal care is available to every patient we see.

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JENGA GARCIA Jenga Garcia is a local artist from DeRidder. She paints primarily fantasy and emotive themes and acrylic is her medium of choice. She has a studio in Lake Charles and has sold paintings all over the world.

O C T O B E R

PAPI’S CRITTERS Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

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OCTOBER Sunday

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Monday

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When was your last mammogram?

1 in 8 women

National Taco Day

will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 98% of all breast cancer is curable if detected early. Columbus Day

National Fossil Day

Boss’ Day

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National Candy Corn Day

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You don’t need a doctor’s order – call (337) 430-4444 to schedule your mammogram today.

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LIZ MUELLER Liz Mueller grew up in Southwest Louisiana and has been shooting pictures since childhood. She believes there is an abundance of God’s beauty all around us.

N O V E M B E R

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THE HELPING HANDS OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE BEAUTIFUL Photograph Lake Charles Complex


NOVEMBER Sunday

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH

Monday

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Friday

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PPG:

Working for SWLA

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Daylight Saving Time Ends

For over 65 years, PPG - Lake Charles has upheld a tradition of excellence in Southwest Louisiana, producing quality products with a team of over 200 employees who are committed to making a difference in our community. As the largest silica producer in the United States, we improve the performance and safety of tires, extend the life of rubber belts and hoses and give tennis shoes more flexibility. We’re proud to be part of PPG Industries, a world-wide industrial leader. Our Lake Charles location is growing, with jobs being added regularly. To learn more about our vision and employment opportunities in SWLA, visit www.jobsppg.com or www.ppg.com.

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Cyber Monday

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Thanksgiving Day

PPG INDUSTRIES Black Friday

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JENGA GARCIA Jenga Garcia is a local artist from DeRidder. She paints primarily fantasy and emotive themes and acrylic is her medium of choice. She has a studio in Lake Charles and has sold paintings all over the world.

D E C E M B E R

NATIVITY Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

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DECEMBER Sunday

WRITE A FRIEND MONTH

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National Cookie Day

public relations graphic design 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 media relations social media copywriting photography advertising strategic planning video production website development Poinsettia Day event planning corporate communication 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 U. S. Chamber Top 100 Small Business SWLA Chamber Small Business of the Year National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

LA Department of Economic Development Regional Small Business of the Year

National Maple Syrup Day

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836 University Dr. Lake Charles


KIM ALLISON-HEBERT Kim Allison-Hebert is the owner of Jolie Vue Photography. She lives in Bell City where she is an X-Louisiana State Trooper and a mom of two beautiful children.

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Thrive is delivered to over 300 high-traffic locations such as restaurants, banks and retail stores, as well as in waiting areas of local hospitals and doctors’ office waiting rooms. In addition, Thrive is delivered directly to several local industries for distribution to their employees. Look for Thrive in the following cities: DeRidder Jennings Lafayette Lake Charles Moss Bluff South Cameron

Sulphur Vinton Westlake Beaumont, Texas Orange, Texas Port Arthur, Texas

For exact rack locations, please visit our website at www.thriveswla.com.

For more information on SWLA events, visit www.visitlakecharles.org.

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Thrive is a free, full-color monthly lifestyle magazine in SW Louisiana dedicated to helping you live your best possible life. Each issue is packed with information about health, finance, relationships and more. There are many media to choose from, but there is only one Thrive. January

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Cover Story: Summers Then and Now

November

July

Cover Story: Claim the Future, Release the Past

Cover Story: Battle of the In-Laws

February

December

Special Issue: SWLA Homegrown

Cover Story: State of the Southwest Dollar INSERT: Mardi Gras

Cover Story: 12 Days of Christmas with a Modern Twist

August

Cover Story: The Football Gold Issue

March Cover Story: Make Your Own Luck

September

Cover Story: Bad Neighbors

April

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