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Early deadline approaching for "Creole in Vegas" gathering
Jan 30, 2012 | 561 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wednesday, Feb. 1, is the early registration deadline for the “Creole in Vegas” program in Las Vegas on May 11-12. The Louisiana Creole Heritage Center at Northwestern State University hosts the gathering at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Event registration plus hotel reservations are available for $300 per couple until Wednesday. Rates for individuals and those under 21 are also available. Detailed information and online registration is available at nsula.edu/creole, on Facebook by searching “Creole in Vegas” or by calling the Center at (318) 357-6685.

The event, “Creole in Vegas - Exploration of America’s Untold History,” will have opportunities for networking, education and entertainment. This event is open to anyone connected to the Creole culture, educators and researchers wanting to learn more about this unique culture and the general public.

The Creole Heritage Center focuses on the Louisiana-born culture, but its links are international. Current registrants are from throughout the United States and from as far away as Australia.

Informational sessions Topics will include national impact of the Center; research, documentation and promotion of the culture; Creole family histories and genealogy; regional Chapters of the Center and more. A separate presentation, “Authors & Their Books,” will give participants an opportunity to interact with Creole cultural noted experts. Entertainment will include a “Creole” slots tournament, Louisiana style banquet, Zydeco Dance Show and musical presentations.

Ten percent of all proceeds from this event will be divided between a designated school in Las Vegas and one in Natchitoches.

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