Around Ascension for May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015 - garden totes

The River Road African American Museum will preview of Aviva Kempner’s documentary film, “The Rosenwald Schools” on Jun 2 during a Manship Theatre during a Shaw Center for a Arts in Baton Rouge.

The documentary chronicles a story of humanitarian Julius Rosenwald, a son of German-Jewish immigrants and boss of Sears, Roebuck Co., and his attribute with Booker T. Washington, one of America’s many famous black educators during a 19th and 20th centuries. In a village partnership, a group collaborated to build some-more than 5,300 schools in 15 southern states between 1912 and 1934, pronounced RRAAM Executive Director Kathe Hambrick Jackson.

For many African Americans, this was a initial possibility during a grave education, she said. The museum owns a Rosenwald Schoolhouse.

Retired LSU highbrow Thomas J. Durant will lead a contention during 7 p.m. about a durability amicable impact of a Rosenwald Schools and their aptitude in enhancing a schools and communities today, Jackson said. The module is free.

Take moody with reading

Summer reading is not only for kids, and a Ascension Parish Library is enlivening adults to review by a Booklover’s Summer Reading program.

From May 21 by Jul 31, readers will accept an Ascension Parish Library receptacle bag, while reserve last, with a submittal of their initial entrance form for reading or listening to 3 books.

Readers also will be authorised to win a “Birding by a Book” grand prize, featuring a John James Audubon bird and botanical art imitation custom-framed by Marchand’s Interior and Hardware of Gonzales. The esteem also includes a duplicate of “National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region”; a span of Bushnell Falcon array binoculars with box for bird watching; and other birding accessories. One Birding by a Book esteem will be awarded during any library plcae on Aug. 3. Only one esteem per person.

For sum on how to enter, revisit www.myapl.org, dump by any library plcae for an entrance form, or call Gonzales during (225) 647-3955, Galvez during (225) 622-3339, Donaldsonville during (225) 473-8052, or Dutchtown during (225) 673-8699.

A margin day for veggies

The LSU AgCenter and Ascension Master Gardeners will horde a Vegetable Garden Field Day during 5:30 p.m. Jun 11 during Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales.

Activities will embody discussions on tomato, bell peppers and cucumber varieties planted in a proof gardens, insect issues and controls, and illness issues and controls. Winners of a 2015 4-H Youth and Adult Garden Contest will also be announced.

A biggest tomato competition has been combined to this year’s margin day. Anyone wishing to enter should move their biggest tomato to a margin day for a weigh-in.

Anyone formulation to attend should call a Parish Extension Office during (225) 621-5799 by Jun 10.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215, (225) 603-1998; fax, (225) 388-0371; email, ascension@the advocate.com or ddenstorff@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.

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