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07/20 Wednesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana’s 19th Annual “Celebrity Waiter” will be held at Magdalen Place in Abbeville at 6 p.m. and feature a live auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs. www.bgcacadiana.com.

Beyond Body Talk - Continuing to Understand Your Developing Body. Boys classes for ages 12-14. Woman’s Foundation Classroom. 6-8 p.m. Prepayment is required. Register at 988-1816 or www.womansfoundation.com.

Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation is meeting at Oakbourne Country Club, 3700 E. Simcoe St., from 11:30 a.m - 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. The public is invited to attend. 278-0408.

The Station, weekly indie film screenings at Cité des Arts. 6:30 p.m. Free. 617-529-0090.

La Table Francaise, in Cajun French. 7:30 a.m. & 8:30 a.m. Dwyer’s Café. KaJeune’s Diner, 2979 S. Union, Opelousas. 264-1783.
Eunice Farmer’s Market & Market Days, 3-6 p.m. 100 block of S. 2nd St. 457-6502.

07/21 Thursday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family Education Program. A free, 12-week course taught by trained NAMI members who have lived this experience and offer education and support for families and friends of people with mental illness. Classes are limited. 6:30-9 p.m. 654-2138 or www.nami.org/familytofamily.

Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. VITA-trained volunteers tutor low-level and English as a second language learners one-to-one at a time convenient to both student and tutor. 5-7:30 p.m. 234-4600 or www.vitalaf.org.

Beginner & Intermediate Fiddle Class. 6-8 p.m. Acadian Music Conservatory, 1301 Ave. A, Scott. 258-2333.

French for Beginners Louisiana Perspective. 5:15-6:45 p.m. French Intermediate level IV Louisiana Perspective. 7-8:30 p.m., CODOFIL, 217 W. Main. 261-1002.

CHILDREN/FAMILY

Storytime for preschoolers. 10 a.m. Iberia Parish Main Library. 364-7134.

Cupcake Decorating. Teens are invited to try their hand at the art of cupcake decorating with Louisiana Technical School Culinary Arts students at the South Regional Library from 2-3 p.m. Call 981-1028 to preregister.

Moving Tales: A Storytelling Experience. Interaction that inspires children ages 6-12 to express themselves through stories, yoga, and art. At the North Regional Library from 2-3 p.m. Call 896-6323 to preregister.

07/22 Friday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Iberia Performing Arts League Presents “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” July 22-23 at 7:30 p.m and July 24 at 3 p.m. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. 364-6114.

The Ninth Annual Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble Presents “As You Like It”. Performances take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts  July 22-23  at 7:30 p.m. and July 24th  at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets call 233-7060 or go to the calendar at www.acadianacenterforthearts.org.

Community Class at Acadiana Yoga & Wellness. 6-7:30 p.m. This is a free class open to all levels. 911 Harding St. 236-9000.

Free Wine Tastings at Philippe’s. 5-7 p.m. 3809 Ambassador Caffery. 991-9794.
French Table in Cajun French. 4:30-6 p.m. Dwyer’s Café. 291-7179. 

07/23 Saturday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Gulf Brew 2011 will be held at Parc International in downtown Lafayette from 6-9 p.m. with a special pre-taster event held from 5-6 p.m. Tickets are available online at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org, by calling 233-7060 or by visiting the AcA Box Office.

AUI/AURA presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Opening night at 7:30 p.m. Matinee on July 24 at 3 p.m. Cite des Arts. For tickets and reservations, call 291-1122.

Louisiana Swamp Scene Watercolor Workshop. Capture the beauty of a familiar waterscape by signing up for one of two watercolor workshops offered for beginners. Space is limited, so you must preregister. All materials are supplied. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Adults can register online at lafayettepubliclibrary.org or by calling the South Regional Library 981-1028.

The Skyliners, Lafayette’s 20-piece jazz orchestra, perform at the Petroleum Club, 111 Heymann Blvd. in the Oil Center. 7:30-11 p.m. 234-2133.

“Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV Show. Every Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. Liberty Theater. 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice. 457-7389 or go to www.eunice-la.com

Savoy Music Center Cajun Jam. 9 a.m. - noon. 4413 U.S. 190. Eunice. 457-9563.

Hub City Farmer’s Market in Lafayette. Organic local produce. 8 a.m. - noon. 427 Heymann Blvd. 873-0383.

Marcello’s wine tasting. 1-3 p.m. 264-9520.

Eunice Farmer’s Market & Market Days. 10 a.m.-until. 100 block of S. 2nd St. 457-6502.

New Iberia Farmer’s Market. 6-10 a.m. Bouligny Plaza, Main St. (888) 942-3742.

Jennings Farmer’s Market, 7-10 a.m. Founders Park. 821-5521.

CHILDREN/FAMILY

Saturday Tales: Itsy Mitsy Runs Away. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

Free summer French lessons for children of Acadiana. Every Saturday morning from 10-11 a.m., through August 13, free lessons in basic French will be taught by an outstanding, certified instructor: in Abbeville, Madame Michelle Fontenot; in New Iberia, Madame Agnes Cappello; in Scott, Madame Jan Skinner; and in Rayne and Cankton, Madame Ashlee Michot. 262-5810 or 225-767-4449.

07/24 Sunday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Acadiana Barrel Race Association Show. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass, New Iberia. 365-7539. www.sugarena.com.

Legalize Louisiana Lafayette meets every Sunday at 5 p.m. at Caffe Cottage. 693-8113.
Holotropic Breathwork. 6 p.m., 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road., Suite C-3. 233-5127.

CHILDREN/FAMILY

Alliance Française de Lafayette Picnic. Learn to speak French at Le Pique-Nique. Participants are asked to pack a lunch and a camp chair. 12:30 p.m. Every second Sunday in Girard Park. 291-7179.

07/25 Monday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Safe Sitter two-day course for 11-13 year olds will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. through July 26 at the Woman’s Foundation classroom. Prepayment is required. 988-1816 and register at womansfoundation.com.

CitySmarts Art and Science Camp: Backyard Sports. Through July 29. Hopscotch, hide-and-seek, marbles, roller-skating, croquet, badminton, horseshoes and jump rope. Examine the inner workings of the tools and equipment used in simple backyard games.  Acadiana Center for the Arts. 233-7060.

Meditation classes at the Awareness Center, 1001 W. Pinhook Road, Bldg 3, Ste. 223, Lafayette. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 234-1518.

Lafayette Photographic Society meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. 700 Lee Ave. lafayettephotographicsociety.org.

Shambhala Meditation Group. 6:30 p.m. 500 E. Farrel Road. Discussion group follows at 7:30 p.m. 981-5188.
Oasis Belly Dance Studio. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 427 Rena Drive. oasisstudio.org. 988-2001.

Conversation French for Intermediate & Experienced students. 6-8 p.m. Alliance Francais. 110 Travis St. Class is for adults. 261-1002.

CHILDREN/FAMILY

Toddler Time: Zoomer’s Summer Snowstorm. Free. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

07/26 Tuesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Common Sense Action Group Meeting 6:30 p.m. Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road. 981-4265.
The Lafayette Swing Dance Society meets at 8 p.m. at Dance Around the World, 292 Ridge Rd Ste. #1. 617-529-0090.

New Iberia Farmer’s Market. 3-6 p.m. Bouligny Plaza, Main St. 942-3742.
Opelousas Farmer’s Market. 7 a.m. - noon. 828 E. Landry St. 948-0561.


CHILDREN/FAMILY

Toddler Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. 482-2278.

Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show. Mr. Tim and Ms. Laura Allured perform a fun-filled, fast-paced, high-energy show, which includes puppetry, music, comedy, magic, ventriloquism and audience participation. For ages 3 and up. At the Carencro Community Center from 10-11 a.m. and at the South Regional Library from 3-4 p.m. 981-1028.

CLASSES/AUDITIONS

Safe Sitter Babysitting Programs for girls and boys will be offered during the summer months. The Safe Sitter two-day course for 11-13 year olds will be held July 21-22 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Prepayment is required. 988-1816 and register at www.womansfoundation.com.

Mardi Gras Mosaics. Kids will use beads, glue, and glitter to make a mosaic. Call the library location nearest you to preregister. All sessions will be conducted from 2-3 p.m. At the Milton branch on July 20 (856-5261), the Jefferson Street Branch on July 21(261-5779) and the South Regional on July 22 (988-3412).

The Lafayette Public Library is offering free computer classes at the North Regional Library. 10:30 a.m. Classes offered include Basic Computing, Word Processing, Electronic Spreadsheets and Integrating Word & Excel. Register by phone at 981-1028 or visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

Sex: Truth & Consequences. Separate classes for girls and boys only, ages 15-18. Classes available upon request through September 29 at the Woman’s Foundation. Prepayment is required. 988-1816 or to register go to www.womansfoundation.com.

The Youngsville Branch Library will be conducting free computer classes on online safety and e-mail basics. Patrons may sign up in person, call 856-9385 or visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

Summer Sessions for Kids with Jen & Mitch Reed: Photography/Guitar/Jam Band Lab/Children’s Fiddle for Kids. Each class meets 12 consecutive weeks with curriculum designed to educate and enrich children ages 6 and older. 6-7 p.m. Through August 25. The Front Room. 1301 Ave. A in Scott. 258-2333.

Alliance Française de Lafayette French Classes for the summer through August 15. Different level classes for all ages. 261-1002.

Acadiana Open Channel presents “How We See It 2011,” a summer camp for those interested in media, television and technology. For children ages 9 and up. The girls camp will be through July 22 from 1-5 p.m., 704 Lee Ave. 232-4434.

Free job training for veterans. Learn professional sales, speech and encouragement improvement. The 10-hour program is held  weekdays from 10 a.m. - noon at 4607 Johnston St. 981-4265 or encouragementcenter.net.

The Lafayette Ballet Theatre Dance Conservatory is offering Creative Movement Camp. Students will spend time dancing, listening to stories and creating fun, unique crafts related to some of Lafayette Ballet Theatre’s productions through the years. Session 1 for children ages 4-5 is through July 15. Session 2 for children ages 6-7 will be July 18-22. The camps will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. each day at the Conservatory studio at 100 Pillette Road. 262-0444.

Acadiana Yoga and Wellness holds various classes. Call for times and info. 236-9000.

Yoga Classes, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Mondays & Wednesdays. Lafayette Center for Yoga. 654-4067.

Gentle Hatha Yoga on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Heaven On Earth Jewelry Gifts, 108 Rena Drive. 918-0355.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Heaven On Earth Jewelry Gifts, 108 Rena Drive. 981-0355.

Camelia House Yoga with James Hebert. 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 708 Jefferson St. 322-6160.

The New Iberia Buddhist Temple located at 2713 Grand Prairie Road holds meditation sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 7–8:30 p.m. 278-5920.

Spirit Path Meditation and Spiritual Enrichment Center. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon. 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite C-3, 233-5127.

Crowley Grief Support Group holds monthly meetings for the “Loss of a Loved One” every third Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at Geesey Ferguson Funeral Home in Crowley. 783-3313.

The Lafayette Public Library is offering free computer classes at the South Regional Library. Morning and afternoon classes in Basic Computing, Word Processing, and Electronic Spreadsheets will be offered along with morning classes offered on Basic Internet, Basic Email, Online Safety, and PowerPoint. To register call 981-1028. A full schedule can be found at lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

ONGOING EVENTS & EXHIBITS

Vinylville. Vinyl record sale. Booth 500A, Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market 3011 N.W. Evangeline Throughway, I-49. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Every Saturday and Sunday. 349-1932.

NAMI Acadiana Family Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. 6-7:30 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Farrel Road. 654-2138.

Opelousas Farmer’s Market. Wednesday through Saturday, 7-10 a.m., 828 E. Landry St. 948-0561.

Acadiana Farmer’s Market, 5-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. 801 Foreman Drive. 948-8812.

Acadiana Open Source Group. 6:30 p.m. Last Thursday of each month at the LITE Center. 412-0178.

Eric Mouton’s Summer Basketball Camp. Session 3: Next Years K-4th Grade, July 18-22, 8 a.m. - noon. Boys and girls welcome. AES Sugar Mill Pond Campus, 1800 Chemin Metaire Parkway in Youngsville. Registration forms can be found at www.drfundamentals.com.

Vipassana Insight Meditation. Monday-Wednesdays at noon, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road. Suite C-3. 233-5127.

Storytime. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Southside Branch Public Library.

Women’s TEKNEEKS Jump Fit Excercise Class. 6-7 p.m. on Monday & Wednesday’s. Chris Ozene, CPT will help females of all ages jump start their way into a healthy lifestyle. DuPuis Center, 1212 E. Pont Des Mouton Road. 351-4144.

Official registration for Tour du Teche II is now open at www.techeproject.com. Registration forms must be postmarked by 5 p.m. September 16 to be valid. Registration includes all meal tickets for registered paddlers and one Coureur de Bois (bank runner) per boat. 394-6232.

Michelle Fontenot showing new glass mosaic works and door toppers at Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center, 315 N. Main Street, Opelousas. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m - 3 p.m. Through July. 948-2589.

The South Is Bigger Than Me: Watercolor Works by Jean T. Kreamer on display through July 31 at Galerie Lafayette in the Jefferson Street Branch Library. 261-5787 or lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

Christmas in July Antique Punch Bowl Display. The Alexandre Mouton House (Lafayette Museum) will display a collection of 18th and 19th century antique punch bowls with the idea that Christmas planning starts early. Through July. 1122 Lafayette St. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 234-2208.

Sign up now for the first ever photography contest at Bayou Vermilion District. The photo contest will have two subjects: Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville. Up to five images in each subject can be submitted. Professionals, amateurs and youth will compete through August 31. The contest is all digital, go to bayouvermilion.org and click on the contest webpage or call 233-4077.

Art Exhibition-Inductions. Featuring the work of David Flores (mixed media/video) and Dirk Guidry (painter) at the Gallery at Grant St. Dance Hall, 113 W. Grant St. Work displayed though August 4. Shown by appointment or every Monday from 8 p.m. - midnight. 237-8513.

“Copley to Warhol: American Art Celebrating the Centennial of the New Orleans Museum of Art.” Opens July 23 through September 17 at the UL Art Museum. 482-2278.

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