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.
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NOV 26 Zach Kopplin, who we came to know and love when he was a Louisiana high school student lobbying for the continued inclusion of science stuff in science class, pens this post in The Atlantic about a "textbook" available for social studies instruction in Texas that discusses how Moses contributed to the Constitution. (Oy! Texas rednecks love Jews. Who knew?)
NOV 26 Finally, mad people on the interwebz is a good thing! World wide webby outrage has caused the village of Moreauville to reverse its plan to confiscate pit bulls and Rottweillers and euthanize them simply because of their breed, WAFB reports here. The plan? They're going to enforce the leash law. Well, that would have been a good place to start.
NOV 26 Jim Brown, like many of us Louisiana voters, seems fed up with out of town know-it-alls trying to tell us what to do. Bill Cassidy can't make it through the day without flying someone in to "tell us political retards" how to vote, he says.
NOV 26 Blogger Tom Aswell is writing about the behavior of the two finalists in the 6th Congressional District race: Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves. Edwards has come out swinging, but Graves' campaign seems bent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Tom says.
NOV 26 Unless you're in Virigina, you shouldn't count on seeing our Governor on Election Day. Mark Ballard writes in the Advocate's political blog that Bobby will be appearing at a GOP love fest of some kind there, instead of spending the day here.
NOV 26 This post on The Lens takes a look at the ongoing dispute in New Orleans over the banners about the upcoming tax election for the school system. The banners are hanging on schools, and some feel they are promotional, which is not allowed, instead of educational - which is allowed.
NOV 26 Not all college students are focused on football games and parties at this time of year. This post on DIG Baton Rouge recounts an LSU student group that tries to make sure that those who are hungry and homeless are not forgotten by those of us who aren't.
NOV 25 Edwin Edwards took off the gloves on Monday, this post on WAFB tells us. At a Press Club appearance, he wondered how his 6th Congressional District opponent, Garret Graves, could be an expert in all the areas in which he claims to be - when he has no college degree in anything. (Five years - FIVE YEARS - in college, but no degree. Huh?)
NOV 25 Blogger Mike Deshotels offers this primer on predatory charter schools and how they operate, specifically in Louisiana. They're not just profiting from our tax dollars, they're using children and shortchanging them to do so, Deshotels says.
NOV 25 Here's a link to the petition that has been created to save Zeus, a family dog who is targeted for death by the learned fathers of the Avoyelles Parish village of Moreauville. They passed an ordinance based on nothing that outlaws pit bulls and Rotweillers. As of Tuesday morning, the petition had more than 230,000 signatures - a number that's a wee bit higher than the village population of 929.
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