THIS WEEK IN IBERVILLE ...

Staff reports

Thursday, April 28

We Are the Difference's production of the play Steel Magnolias, 7 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center. Tickets available at www.wearethedifference.org, or from Rhonda Harrell at 687-2029 or Addie's Gift Boutique. Also, 7 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Saturday, April 30

Iberville Parish School Board election on the renewal of a 6.22-mill maintenance tax, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., voting precincts parishwide.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, 8 a.m. to noon, C. M. “Mike” Zito Center, 61755 Bayou Road, Plaquemine.

Event is for Iberville Parish residents only to collect hazardous household materials ranging from chemical cleaners, auto products including up to five tires without rims to TVs and stereos. Sponsored by Keep Iberville Beautiful, the Iberville Parish government and The Dow Chemical Company. Further information is available by calling 687-5190.

Monday, May 2

Iberville Office of Emergency Preparedness' routine monthly test of sirens and other emergency notification systems, 10 a.m., parishwide.

Thursday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Plaquemine Library.

Families are invited to play some games, eat Mexican treats, drink child-friendly sangria, learn a little Spanish and break open a piñata. The Friends of the Iberville Public Libraries will sponsor the event honoring the traditional Mexican holiday, which celebrates the victory of 4,000 Mexican soldiers over a better-equipped French    twice as large at Puebla, Mexico on May 5, 1862. Some historians believe Emperor Napoleon III of France had designs on Mexico as a means of helping to break up the United States during its Civil War.