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1. Health - Thriving with Diabetes: Diabetes is the most common known cause of gastroparesis. People with uncontrolled diabetes have high levels of blood glucose. Over time, high levels can damage the vagus nerve which can delay gastric emptying. Learn how to prevent and manage complications associated with diabetes on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 with speaker Dr. Elizabeth Bollinger, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital Sr. Vernola Conference Room. FREE – Registration Preferred 

2. Roots & Culture - Canary Islanders Heritage Society Meeting: On Saturday, November 4, a meeting of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana will be held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The speaker will be Society Member and author Stephen Estopinal, who will discuss the unique island of La Gomera, its stunning topography and the whistle language of Silbo. Barossa (Varossa), Asola, deArmas, Lapaz and Rodriguez are just a few of the local surnames that may have come from La Gomera. Meetings are open to the public. 

3. Children & Teens - Vote on Your Favorite Books at Ascension Parish Library: Calling all children and teens in third through twelfth grade! Voice your opinion on your favorite books at the Ascension Parish Library by casting your vote in the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award (LYRC) and Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Award (LTRC) contests. LYRC and LTRC were established by the State Library of Louisiana to find out which books you like best! Voting begins November 1, 2017.

4. St. Catherine Fair - Bring the kids out to the St. Catherine Fair this weekend in Donaldsonville. Food and rides and more will be featured, right in the heart of Historic Donaldsonville.