July 2016 Calendar of Events

July 2016 Calendar of Events Baton Rouge Region Monday, July 4th - Office closed July 1 (Friday): CULINARY RUN: Jay’s Ba...

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July 2016 Calendar of Events Baton Rouge Region Monday, July 4th - Office closed July 1 (Friday): CULINARY RUN: Jay’s Bar-B-Que Restaurant 5734 S Sherwood Forest Blvd We will meet at the restaurant to simply enjoy a great lunch and great company. Arrival Time: 11:00 am RSVP REQUIRED July 6 (Wednesday): BREAKFAST BUNCH: “Liver Disease 101: What Every Person Should Know“ Presented by: Gia Tyson, Ochsner MD Dr. Tyson will discuss the symptoms, the causes, the tests, causes and treatments of liver disease. 9:30 am - 11:00 am ▪ Hospital Classroom ▪ Snack provided. RSVP REQUIRED July 7 (Thursday): MOVIE REVIEW: “Free State of Jones” AMC Theater 16040 Hatteras Avenue GO members will meet at the theater at 9:30am $5.00 per person - admission $4.00 per person – small drink, small popcorn & fruitie tootie snack. After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of small farmers and local slaves in an armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County. Knight subsequently marries a former enslaved woman, Rachel. He establishes a mixedrace community, unique in the post-war South. RSVP REQUIRED *******NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE – HANSEN’S DISEASE HAD TO CANCEL THE TOUR******** July 22 (Friday): ROAD TRIP: Cajun Village / Houma’s House Lunch & Tour $62.00 per Person (includes transportation, tour and buffet lunch) Depart from Ochsner Plaza II: 9:00 am Return Time: 5:00 pm The Cajun Village features seven unique boutique shops, selling wares from antiques to muscadine wines to Cajun odds and ends. The specialty boutique shops are a collection of Acadian dwellings. You cam enjoy the Coffee House’s famous beignets and café au lait if you chose to do so.. Houma’s House Plantation: Upon its completion in 1840, Houma’s House was the Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road with its heroically-columned Greek Revival exterior topped by a belvedere that surveyed the Oak alley leading south to the sweeping bend in the Mississippi and the miles and miles of cane fields to the north and east. RSVP REQUIRED Buffet Menu: Gumbo Caesar Salad Fried Catfish BB Chicken Shrimp Fettuccine Read Beans and Rice LA Seafood Pasta Corn Maque Coux White Chocolate Bread Pudding July 15th (Friday) and July 21st (Thursday): Operation Gratitude Our troops say that the most cherished items in the packages are the personal letters of appreciation from Americans. We want to reassure all members of the Armed Forces that they are not forgotten by showing our support through personalized cards and care boxes. Please join us as we thank our deployed service members for their service and sacrifices on the above dates. Cards will be provided for your personal message. If you would like to bring items for a care package, you may do so. Many are in need of receiving letters and care packages and you can make a difference. Don't underestimate the value of your greeting! 1:30 – 2:30 pm ▪ Hospital Classroom If you can’t make these dates, cards are in the GO office.

Volunteers needed at Ochsner Clinic located on Summa Avenue – free jacket provided; Christmas and Volunteer luncheons annually. If interested call LaMarylis Newman @ 755-4986.

$5.00 Jewelry and Accessories Sale – July 28 – 29, 2016 Ochsner Medical – Baton Rouge

Upcoming Trips: October 6 – 11, 2016 – Need a quick getaway? Ready for a long weekend? Want to experience cruising for the first time? Join us on this fun filled cruise in the beautiful sunny Caribbean aboard Carnival’s Triumph! Call the GO office for more information. Prices start at $521.89 per person double occupancy, includes cruise, insurance, fees and gratuities. Deposit of $225pp due by 6/16/16. Final payment due 7/18/16. Registration is open now. August 18, 2016 – Thursday Did You Know Tour? $30.00 per person – LUNCH ON YOUR OWN A step on guide, local historian, will board the bus and we will tour the Old and the New State Capitols. Connie will enlighten us with unknown facts of our city and surrounding areas. We will have lunch at Hymel’s Restaurant in Convent. After lunch, we will tour St. Michaels Catholic Church learning a valuable lesson in history with a surprise visitor and discover two hidden secrets of the church. September 2, 2016 – Friday Martin Accordion Factory Tour and Demonstration / Prejean’s Restaurant $60.00 per person Martin Accordion is a family-owned business that has been manufacturing and repairing accordions for thirty years. It will consist of music with a live band (Joel Martin and the Family Band) and a discussion on making accordions, the history of Cajun music, and much more. They will play Cajun music, Country music, Gospel and Zydeco. We will be taken back to the early 1900’s with the old fashion authentic accordion music. We will learn the differences in accordion styles and pointing out the unique features of the Martin Accordion. In the workshop, we will see the detailed process of making an accordion. After this exciting adventure, we will dine at the famous Prejean’s Restaurant. The menu will consist of: Choice of Appetizer: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Seafood Stuffed Mushroom Popcorn Crawfish w/ Sherry Wine Sauce Choice of Entrée: Charbroiled Chicken Prejean: Marinated charbroiled chicken breast atop sauce supreme served with Rice Dressing and corn macque choux Crawfish Half & Half: A combination of crawfish Etouffee and fried crawfish tails served around a mound of steamed white rice Shrimp: lightly battered and fried golden brown served with French fries Dessert: Bread Pudding with Jack Daniel's Sauce House salad with homemade parmesan vinaigrette served with the meal. Just a reminder: On road trips, please be aware of the amount of perfume or cologne that you use as some people are allergic to these products. When a fee is involved: It must be received within 5 days of making the reservation to confirm your seat. Please check availability with the GO office before mailing a check. YOU ARE NOT SCHEDULED FOR THE EVENT UNTIL THE CHECK IS RECEIVED. Please submit separate checks for events. For more information on upcoming trips, activities, meetings, to submit a suggestion or to make a reservation call: Cindy Wilks, Program Coordinator 17000 Medical Center Drive ▪ Baton Rouge LA 70816 [email protected] 225-755-4984