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08/03 Wednesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Station’s 1st Annual Double Cheeseburger Night. Double-feature screening of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and Iron Monkey with double-cheeseburgers by Pamplona and cheesecake-flavored gelato from Carpe Diem. Cité des Arts. 4 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.

Freetown Mid-Week Farmer’s Market. 3-7 p.m. Corner of Vermilion and Johnston streets.

08/04 Thursday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Poets Megan Burns and Dave Brinks. 7-9 p.m. Casa Azul Gifts, 232 MLK Dr., Grand Coteau. 662-1032.

Les Visions du Bayou, Bayou Vermilion District’s first photo contest welcomes participants to visit Vermilionville on August 4 and 5 for free photo shoots. Facilities will open at 6 a.m. on Thursday for early access to the Folklife park. On Friday, August 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. contestants can visit the cooking school, L’Ecole du Cuisine, at Vermilionville for another complimentary photo op. Visit bayouvermilion.org or call 233-4077.

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.

08/05 Friday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

PASA presents Keith Sykes and Richard Leigh. James Devin Moncus Theater Located at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. 7:30 p.m. www.pasa-online.org or 233-7060.

Motivational Tips – Connections Networking with speaker UL Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux. Noon at Buffet City. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, call 236-8252 by noon on Thursday, August 4.

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. 

08/06 Saturday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Breaux Bridge Art Fair & Farmers Market at La Boutiques De Pont Breaux, 1800 Rees St., Breaux Bridge. First Saturday of Every Month. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 507-8303 or www.laboutiquesdepontbreaux.com.

Young-Sanders Center for the Study of the War Between the States in Louisiana with guest speaker and author Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D., 1:30 p.m. Dr. Bernard serves as historian and curator to the McIIhenny Company and Avery Island. The Young-Sanders Center is located at 701 Teche Drive in Franklin. There is no admission charge and the lecture is open to the general public. Refreshments will be served. 413-1861.

Acadiana Roller Girls vs. Magnolia Roller Vixens. Doors open at 6 p.m., bout starts at 7 p.m. 1616 Youngsville Highway, Youngsville. www.goodtimesrollers.org.

Uros House, a site-specific, lighting sculpture installation by artist Grimanesa Amorós, will be on view at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum through the end of the year. 482-2278.

“Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV Show: Blake J. Miller & the Vermilion Playboys followed by Howard Noel, Jr. & Cajun Boogie. 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.

Bike Fresh Market Ride. A monthly bike ride starting at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette at 9 a.m. to the Hub City Farmer’s Market in the Oil Center. T-shirts will be sold to support local food and the new non-profit Acadiana Food Circle. First Saturday of every month.

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: If You Take a Mouse to School. 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.

08/07 Sunday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Sunday Bayou Cocktail Cruise, Lunch and Cajun Dancing. Pastor Brothers Cajun Excursions offers Lafayette a fun activity which promotes Cajun culture and takes advantage of the beauty of the nature of our area. Every Sunday launching from Vermillionville dock at 12:30-4 p.m. www.pastorbrothers.com. 349-8528.

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.

08/09 Monday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

SciFi/Fantasy Book Club: Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The South Regional Library hosts a SciFi/ Fantasy Book Club on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:15–7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

“It’s Not Lonely at the Top: Marketing Your Business Online.” 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. City Club at River Ranch, 1100 Camellia Blvd. Free. Lunch Provided. Pre-registration required; 262-5344.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center complimentary walk/run 4-week program. Contact Renee Matamoros 216-6566. www.cityclubatriverranch.com.

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: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Free. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

08/10 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.


CLASSES/AUDITIONS

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zydeco Dancing with UL’s Potpourri Classes. Beginning Cajun Dance:  August 2–11, Tuesdays and Thursdays., 6–7:30 p.m.; Beginning Zydeco Dance: August 6–27, Saturdays, 9–10:30 a.m.; Intermediate/Advanced Cajun Dance:  August 7-28, Sundays, 5–6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call UL Lafayette Potpourri at 482-6386 or visit www.ce.louisiana.edu.

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.

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.

The Music In You. Children will learn how to express their ideas and emotions through music and create their own songs. For ages 6-10. Acadiana Center for the Arts. Through August 4. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Snacks are provided. Bag lunches must be sent each day. 233-7060.

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. Go to bayouvermilion.org for more information or to submit.

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.” Open through September 17 at the UL Art Museum. 482-2278.

100 Black Men is seeking donations of loose-leaf paper, 3-subject notebooks, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, hand sanitizer and 3-ring binders for its upcoming “Stuff A Backpack” School Supply Drive. School supplies can be dropped off at Cox Communications, located at 1906 Eraste Landry Road through August 12. Monetary donations may be sent to 100 BMOGL P.O. Box 61792, Lafayette, LA 70596. All funds collected will be used to purchase new school supplies.

THEATER PRODUCTIONS

Schoolhouse Rock Live! at the Eunice Player’s Theatre. Thursday, August 4 and Saturday, August 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 7 at 2 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring school supplies for donation. 457-2156.

AUI/AURA presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. August 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. Cite des Arts. For tickets and reservations, call 291-1122.

Pandemonium Theater Group presents “A Flea in Her Ear.” Friday August 5 & Saturday August 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday August 7 at 2 p.m. This 1969 Broadway classic is an adult comedy that will show at the Crowley Rice Theater. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Crowley Art Gallery or Crowley Flower Shop as well as at the door. 230-9175.

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