The Green Monkeys are at it again. This time they’ve organized Cans for the Coast Fundraiser for the Gulf. All donations will go toward rallying a 40 person crew to aid in cleaning the coastline in Grand Isle. There will be games, prizes, a raffle, darts, ring toss, egg hunt, Green Monkey Olympics, twister, skits, face painting, and live music by Sam Rey, Al Guilliot, Diego Martin, Matthew Amy, Brett Vidrine, El Domania, Foul Stench of Youth, Lil Pop & the Zydeco Chas Chas, and the Viatones. Be there at Artmosphere on July 25. Show starts at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Green Monkeys of Louisiana is a group of young professionals and business owners that come together to perform community service, promote green awareness and educate the public about environmental concerns. It is our mission to better Louisiana through project involvement, being leaders and teachers to the public and actively demonstrating awareness and respect for our precious environment. Our members, through their lives and their careers, are passionate about protecting and preserving the land that has fostered our cajun culture and history. We are blessed to have the Privilege of living in south louisiana and we work to ensure that future generations are able to appreciate and enjoy what we know as home, Louisiana.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.