Around the Westside for Dec. 19, 2012

By Terry L. Jones

Westside bureau

Former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Iberville Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership banquet on Jan. 17.

The event will be held at the Nottoway Plantation Resort in White Castle. Drinks will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $50 apiece for chamber members and their guests and $75 each for all non-members.

Reservations are required and must be paid in advance.

For more information, call (225) 687-3575.

Exhibit ends

The West Baton Rouge Museum will be sending the traveling exhibit, “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation,” on to its next venue in early January.

The last day of the exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum will be Jan. 6. The museum is open on Sundays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The exhibit explores the life arc of the World War II generation.

For more information, visit http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

Snowflake celebration

The Iberville Math, Science and Arts Academy-East will host its “Snowflake Celebration” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s gymnasium.

Attendees are asked to donate $3 each to help defray costs of the event.

‘Reflections of the Season’

The holiday lights display, “Reflections of the Season,” is open to the public on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information and Conference Center from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Fridays and Saturdays, attendees may enjoy outdoor activities such as wagon rides, ice fishing and a snow patch.

Inside the tourism center, there will be crafts, entertainment, special food vendors offering holiday delicacies and, of course, Santa Claus and his elves.

The display will be open until Christmas Eve.

For information, call (800) 654-9701 or visit http://www.westbatonrouge.net to view the complete entertainment and activities schedule.

High school reunion

The former Cohn High School Grand Reunion for graduating classes of 1949 through 1969 will be held Dec. 28-30.

The event will take place at the Erwinville Community Center in Port Allen. For more information, contact Arthell Brown at (225) 343-1907.

Technology training

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library is offering free access to online technology training hosted by CBT Nuggets. Visit http://www.cbtnuggets.com for an overview of all courses offered.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jerry Durden or Luis Interiano at (225) 342-7920.

Christmas caroling

The West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir will sing Christmas carols on the front steps of City Hall in Port Allen for 30 minutes starting at 6 p.m. Friday

To submit news about Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, contact Westside Bureau Chief Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email, tjones@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Tuesday.