Around St. Helena for Dec. 4, 2014 _lowres

Stephanie Warren

The school day provides a significant amount of structure for children. As the school year ends comes to an end and the summer begins, you may see a big change in your child’s behavior.

A transition from a full day of planned activities to one with little structure can be very difficult for children. Have a routine so children have consistency in their lives. Set times for waking up, going to bed, eating and other activities so children know what to expect during the day. 

Give children activities for the summer. Gardening activities such as a small plot in the family garden or an indoor herb garden are a great opportunity for children to watch plants grow, care for them and see the fruits of their labor. 

If children are not interested in gardening, give them responsibilities with the family pet such as brushing, feeding and walking it, or another household activity.

Gospel music concert set

Days’s United Methodist Church, 23689 La. 43, Liverpool, together with Center Methodist Church, 4064 La. 1043, Greensburg, plan a gospel concert featuring special guest Amie Danae from Kansas City, Missouri.

The concert begins at 10 a.m. May 24 at Center Methodist Church and at 11 a.m. at Days’s United Methodist Church.

The special guest will also deliver a sermon at both churches, as well as, providing a musical concert.

The concert is free to everyone attending the church services. Danae’s book “Hold Your Head up High” was named the 2012 book of the year by Bookend Publishers and her single hit “Hold Your Head Up High” has recently been played by many gospel music stations. Call (985) 514-5201.

Church Anniversary planned

Black Creek A.M.E. Church, 217 Black Creek Church Road, Darlington, will be having its 145th anniversary celebration at 2 p.m. May 31 at the church. Speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Gary Porter from Matthews A.M.E. Church in Ponchatoula.

The Rev. Linda Brooks and chairpersons Lake Love and Mercedes Williams said they look forward to the community joining them on this special occasion.

Call (225) 222-6970.

Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email