Around St. Helena for Dec. 4, 2014 _lowres

Stephanie Warren

Unbearable sizzling summertime temperatures are a fact of life in Louisiana. Heat can be a killer if you’re not careful and play it cool. Here are things to remember when the temperatures start to soar.

During summer, you sweat more, and you have to replenish the water in your body. So drink a cold glass of water and keep a water bottle with you always. Don’t risk dehydration. And if you want a treat, drink some water with lemon squeezed in.

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

Drink more fluids regardless of activity level.

Don’t rely upon thirst as an indicator of your need for water; it’s not reliable in very high heat.

Don’t drink liquids that contain a lot of caffeine or large amounts of sugar. These actually cause you to lose more body fluid.

Summer activities at the library

Several activities are happening June 5 at Audubon Regional Library’s St. Helena Branch, 53 South Main St., Suite A, Greensburg.

A pencil drawing with Big Mike at 1 p.m.

The summer reading program “Every Hero Has A Story” children’s activity begins at 11 a.m.

The “UnMask” tween/teen activity begins at 1 p.m.

For information on the programs, visit audubonregional.org or find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/audubonregional. Call (225)-222-4328.

Youth extravaganza and vacation Bible school

Lazard Temple, 15750 La. 43, Greensburg, youth department will host a youth extravaganza at 6 p.m. June 6 at the church.

Special guest for the evening will be Family of Praise of Baton Rouge. Various choirs, musical groups and dance teams will participate.

Vacation Bible school will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8-12 at the church. All ages are welcome to participate. Earn tickets to shop in the Missionary Superstore at the end of the week.

Call Tonya Jackson (985) 215-2047, Valerie Foreman (903)363-8021 or Lois Bell (225)222-6945.

Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email swarren@theadvocate.com.