At 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Esprit de Coeur on Garfield Street artists such as Herb Roe, Gwen Aucoin, Lucius A. Fontenot, Lynda Freese and Christopher LaBauve have donated their wares for a good cause. Encan du bon temps is in its third year and wants to show you a good time while supporting our state’s stories. The Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism is part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and seeks to be a compendium of notably historic places in the area and also in the state. It educates about Louisiana history and supports those hotbeds of heritage where they can.
Donate at least $20 and get a chance to win stuff in both silent and live auctions, the latter hosted by Department of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle. Johanna Divine and Friends will perform.
Want in? Call 482-1320 or hit up CCET’s site and you can find out more about the event and how to reserve tickets.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.