Here is a sample of the many events taking place all around Acadiana this weekend.
Ride for Rox
Bike Lafayette’s second annual Ride for Rox cycling event will be taking place on Saturday, March 23, starting at 7 a.m. The ride is held every year in Grand Coteau to commemorate Roxanne Richard who was killed while riding her bicycle on the I-49 access road near Grand Coteau in October 2011. The ride will feature short 15-mile ride, a medium 30-mile ride and a long 60-mile ride, which all begin at Noble Plastics located at 318 Burleigh Lane in Grand Coteau. Registration is $35 and includes rest stops with snacks and drinks, maps road markings t-shirts and lunch. For more information on how to register visit the Ride for Rox page on Active.com.
Piastres en Masse: Phillippe’s Wine Cellar
FrancoJeunes, the group of Franco-responsible young professionals, is once again holding its monthly cash mob event Piastres en Masse this time at Phillippe’s Wine Cellar located at 3809 Ambassador Caffery. As is the traditions, patrons are encouraged to visit Phillippe’s from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and spend at least $10 while taking some time to converse with one another in French while sampling some of the store’s various wines and spirits as well as its assortment of cheeses. For more information about this month’s Piastres en Masse visit its Facebook page here.
Riot at the ARG Corral
Lafayette’s most impetuous roller derby team the Acadiana Roller Girls will be kicking off their home season when they square off against Houma’s Cajun Roller Girls at Top Shelf Sports, located at 1616 Youngsville Hwy in Youngsville. Tailgating starts at 4 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door with children 12 and under receiving free admission. For more information visit the Acadiana Roller Girls Facebook event page here.
For information on more events happening this weekend across Acadiana visit Acadiana365.com.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.