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LIZ SANDERS Liz Sanders is a native of Lacassine, LA, and a graduate of McNeese State University where she has worked for 13 years. She is a photographer and videographer who spends much of her time outdoors capturing life and nature through her lens.

J A N U A R Y

A RARE RUSTIC AFFAIR Photography

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JANUARY Sunday

THYROID AWARENESS MONTH Monday

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National Trivia Day

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Golden Globe Awards

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12th Night / Mardi Gras Season Begins

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SAVE The DATE

National Kiss a Ginger Day

Martin Luther 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ACTS Theatre King Jr. Day Disaster! The Musical Opening Night Artists Civic Theatre & Studio Lake Charles 7:30pm www.actstheatre.com

National Chocolate Cake Day

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Grammy Awards

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WENDY BOYETT Wendy Boyett is an artist, wife, mother, and a retired art teacher of 11 years. She studied art education at McNeese State University. She’s inspired by God’s creation and stories of her life.

F E B R U A R Y

MARDI GRAS TREE Acrylic on Canvas

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FEBRUARY Sunday

BLACK HISTORY MONTH / AMERICAN HEART MONTH

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Lake Charles 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Little Theatre The Snow Queen Opening Night Feb. 7-9, 14-16 & 21-23 TheLCLT.com

Groundhog Day

Super Bowl Sunday

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National Pizza Day

Valentine’s Day

President’s Day National Love 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Your Pet Day

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWLA

Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday

Lundi Gras Day Party

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MARIA JOHNSON Maria Johnson was born and raised in Lake Charles, has been married for 24 years to Don Johnson, and has two daughters. When she’s not taking care of her family, she enjoys bird photography and spending time in nature.

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SINGING A HAPPY SONG Photography

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MARCH

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Builders 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Home 1 2 Association of SWLA 2020 Home & Garden Show Civic Center Hbaswla.org

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

National Read Across America Day

We’re Always in Bloom

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Live @ the Lakefront Civic Center Arcade Amphitheatre

Daylight Saving Time Starts

It’s time to spring into action for a beautiful landscape! We can help. Our experienced team Lake Charles 10 11 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 15 16 Civic Ballet can handle every aspect of design, Assemble’ 2020 installation and maintenance. Or if you The Sleeping Beauty prefer to do some of the work yourself, Rosa Hart Theatre, we’ll create a plan, help you choose the Gala Performance - 6pm Live @ the Lakefront plants from our huge retail yard, lay out lakecharlescivicballet.com Civic Center Arcade your beds and guide you as you create Amphitheatre the yard of your dreams. St. Patrick’s Day

First Day of Spring

International Day of Happiness

Reminder! Charles Lake Area 17 18 24 25 26 19 20 21 22 Lake 22 23 Civic Ballet Home Show This 27 Ballet Theatre Weekend, Spring Gala3/23 2020& 3/24

Assemble’ 2020 The Sleeping Beauty

McNeese Tritico Theatre, Shearman Fine Arts, 2:00 pm Matinee LakeAreaBalletTheatre.com

Rosa Hart Theatre, Matinee Performance - 3pm

Lake Area Ballet Theatre Spring Gala 2020

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Gala – 6pm Rosa Hart Theatre

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MLB Season Begins

Live @ the Lakefront Civic Center Arcade Amphitheatre

Bowl For Kids’ Sake Petro Bowl, bbbs-swla.net

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MORGAN ALLAIN Morgan Allain (The Inkling Girl) is a native of Lake Charles, LA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art from McNeese State University, where she concentrated in printmaking. Since college, she’s shifted her focus to watercolor painting and illustration. Most of Morgan’s work is whimsical; ® employing bright, saturated FOR themes of colors, repeated nature, and a variety of pop culture figures from movies, books, and television, especially from the 80’s and 90’s.

Realtors Life

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PARLIAMENT OF OWLS Mixed Media

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APRIL

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH / KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL MONTH

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Realtors® FOR Life

April Fools’ 1 2 3 4 Day ICSHRM

Spring 2020 Conference, Human Resources Professionals HR is No Joke, SEED Center SWLA, 8am-4pm HRCI and SHRM CP/SCP Credits icshrm.shrm.org

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Palm Sunday

Passover Begins

Good Friday

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The Importance of Being Earnest Opening Night Apr. 17-19, 24-26 & May 1-3 TheLCLT.com

Celebrating our

Easter Earth Day 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Ramadan begins at sundown

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

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Spring Art Walk Downtown Lake Charles

Arbor Day

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NANCY CZEJKOWSKI Nancy Czejkowski has been painting the past 18 years, is a member of Gallery by the Lake, and primarily paints nature scenes.

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AVENUE OF THE FLAGS Acrylic on Canvas

AFFINITE

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MAY

FOSTER CARE MONTH

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Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Arts & Cultural Center

Opening Night Artists Civic Theatre & Studio, 7:30pm

337.491.9147

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Kentucky Derby

Gallery Hours:

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Free Admission Cinco de Mayo

Star Wars Day

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Mother’s Day Armed Forces Day

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HEATHER BOSTON Heather Boston is on a journey of self-discovery. Unbecoming, unraveling the old, to birth the new. 

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PELICAN Mixed Media

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JUNE

ALZHEIMER’S AND BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH / NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH

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National Say Something Nice Day

SLEEP like a baby

National Doughnut Day

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Flag Day

First Day of Summer

Father’s Day

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BET Awards

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National Pralines Day

Lake Charles | Sulphur (337) 310-REST sleepdisordercenterofla.com


MADISON BARRILLEAUX Madison is a senior at McNeese State University and majors in Marketing. Her plan is to obtain her masters at McNeese after graduation. She currently works in the McNeese Marketing department and as a waitress on the side. She began her passion in photography two years ago and has since turned it into a small side business. Madison hopes to inspire others to be creative.

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Serving Southwest Louisiana Since 2000


JULY

NATIONAL PICNIC MONTH

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Independence Day

WE TAKE PRIDE IN WHAT WE DO

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National Mojito Day

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National Ice 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 337–436–3000 Cream Day

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SouthernJanicorp.com National Waterpark Day

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LISA ADDISON Lisa Addison is a writer, mom, and dreamer. She loves going on adventures with her son and daughter and has found that anything is an adventure if you’re with the right people. She believes CELEBRATING Southwest Louisiana has the best climate, food, people, music, and surroundings.

YEAR ONE OF SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS IN SWLA

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DOING A DOUBLE TAKE Photography

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AUGUST

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

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National Girlfriends Day

CELEBRATING

YEAR ONE

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National Book BOOK LOVER

National Son’s and Daughter’s Day

Lovers Day

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OF SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS 12 13 14 15 IN SWLA International Cat Day

International Beer Day

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DAN PLUMMER Dan Plummer is an amateur photographer who likes shooting night scenes and themes familiar to residents of Southwest Louisiana.

S E P T E M B E R

SEAT FOR A PRIEN LAKE LIGHT SHOW Photography

ISLE OF CAPRI

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SEPTEMBER Sunday

PAIN AWARENESS MONTH

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Labor Day

Serious about Sports injuries

Patriot Day

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Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

National Grandparents Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

First Day of 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Fall

John Noble Jr., MD

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Gallery Promenade Galleries Across Lake Charles

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OUR DOCTORS George “J.” Trappey IV, MD

Brian Kelley, MD

Craig Morton, MD

Andrew Foret, MD

Alex Anderson, MD

Tyson Green, DPM

Kalieb Pourciau, DPM

Sarah Clevenger, MD

Steven Hale, MD

Jonathan Foret, MD

David Drez Jr., MD,

William Lowry Jr., MD

Joseph Crookshank III, MD

Senior Advisor

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CHAD MORENO Chad Moreno runs Killerwebsites.com. He specializes in concert, event, urban, and outdoor photography. He established Killer Photography as another facet of his business services.

O C T O B E R

SWLA BALLOON FESTIVAL 2019 Photography

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OCTOBER Sunday

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Monday

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SMARTCURVE MAMMOGRAM 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SCREENINGS

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National Taco Day

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National Stop Bullying Day

National Gumbo Day

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Halloween


MONICA HEBERT Originally from Lake Charles, LA, Monica began painting when she was 28. Completely self-taught, her style ranges from Impressionism, to realism, to modern.

N O V E M B E R

MOONLIGHT PEACE Acrylic on Canvas

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NOVEMBER Sunday

NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

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Daylight Saving Time Ends

ANTOON VAMVORAS AD

Living History Cemetery Tour Lake Charles

US Presidential Election

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Lake Area 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker Rosa Hart Theatre 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm LakeAreaBalletTheatre.com

National Philanthropy Day

National Take a Hike Day

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Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday

Small Business Saturday


AMY LOUVIERE Amy Louviere is a resident of Carlyss, LA. She works in accounting full time but loves to paint and create things that spark an interest in someone.

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ACTS Theatre 1 2 3 4 5 Elf The Musical

Opening Night Artists Civic Theatre & Studio, 7:30pm www.actstheatre.com Holiday Art Market

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Massage & Body Services Salon Services Spa Packages Waxing

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Christmas Day

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JULI TROSCLAIR Juli Trosclair says her hobby is capturing art through a lens. She resides in Carlyss with her husband, two step-sons, and dog Rosceaux.

SAM HOUSTON GATOR Photography

SAMANTHA MORGAN SIMIEN Samantha Morgan Simien is a Southern, sweet tea drinking wife and mother of one super sweet little girl. She was born with Jesus in her heart and watercolor in her veins. She does everything from abstracts, illustrations, modern calligraphy and portraits.

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SCHOOL CALENDARS THROUGH MAY 2020 CALCASIEU PARISH

DIOCESE OF LAKE CHARLES

JANUARY 6 Teacher Inservice (No School) 7 Classes Resume 20 MLK Holiday (No School)

JANUARY 6 Classes Resume 20 MLK Holiday (No School)

FEBRUARY 24-26 Mardi Gras Holidays (No School) MARCH 11 End of 3rd Nine Weeks 16 Teacher Inservice (No School) APRIL 10-17 Easter Break (No School) MAY 21 

Noon Dismissal for Summer Break

FEBRUARY 6 Report Card 21-25 Mardi Gras Holidays (No School) MARCH 13 Nine Weeks Period Ends 16 Teacher Inservice (No School) 19 Report Card APRIL 10-17 Easter Break (No School) 23 Progress Report MAY 22

Dismissal Summer Break

*Event dates listed in calendar are subject to change.

ON THE COVER UNDER THE OAKS

Lori Rozas lives in Sulphur, La., Her job sends her all over Southwest Louisiana, which gives her the opportunity to see and photograph the beautiful sights, creatures, and flowers of our region.

Thank You Thank you to all of the artists who submitted work for the Thrive 2020 calendar. We were overwhelmed with the talent and creativity found in Southwest Louisiana. We appreciate the Arts & Humanities Council for helping us select the finalists, and to the Thrive Facebook fans who voted on the winning entries.

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