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08/10 Wednesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

First Time Home Buying Seminar. Realtor Teresa Theriot, Mortgage Lender Stacey Britton, Title/Closing Attorney Michael Maloney, Home Inspector Connie Boudoin and Insurance Agent Kim Alspaugh discuss common practices and popular fears about home buying and successful home ownership. At the South Regional Library. 6–7:30 p.m.

La Table Francaise, in Cajun French. 7 a.m. Dwyer’s Café. 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.

08/11 Thursday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Poetry Reading by Julie Kane, Poet Laureate of Louisiana, and Kelly Clayton. 7-9 p.m. Casa Azul Gifts, 232 MLK Drive, Grand Coteau. 662-1032.

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.
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.

08/12 Friday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The American Cancer Society’s Black and White Gala at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Includes live and silent auctions with packages include art from Lafayette artists and a variety of unique experiences and trips. 7-11 p.m. 237-3797 ext 3. blackandwhitegala.org. 

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. 

08/13 Saturday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

2nd Saturday ArtWalk. 6-8 p.m. Downtown Lafayette’s Arts & Cultural District.

The Acadiana chapter of the American Advertising Federation hosts The Science of Being Social, a social mixer for current and prospective members taking place in conjunction with ArtWalk. From 6-9 p.m. at the Lafayette Science Museum. Food provided by Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro. acadianaadfed.com.

Lafayette Arts & Fleas. Support your local Lafayette designers during Art Walk Saturdays. Browse vintage and handmade clothing, furniture and accessories while sipping some wine. From 5:30-9:30 p.m. 212 E. Vermilion St. 207-7525.

Opening night of “ArtAffair: A 55-Year Retrospective.” Complimentary exhibition viewing and meet and greet with creators Andree & Mike Stansbury. 6-8 p.m. On display at the ACA’s Main Gallery through October 8. 233-7060.

St. Thomas More Catholic High School’s Fourth Annual Back to School Celebration. Students and their families gather for an evening of food, live music and games. Free and open to the public. From 6-9 p.m. 450 E. Farrell Road.

Louisiana Folk Roots’ Jam des Amis with guest host Gina Forsyth. From 6-8 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Call 234-8360 or visit lafolkroots.org.

“Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV Show: Donny Broussard and the Louisiana Stars with Ron Miller and the Midnight Ramblers and emcee Ray Landry. 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: Detective Blue. 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.

08/14 Sunday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Acadian Culture Day at Vermilionville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Events include the Acadian Culture Preservation Award honoring Pat Mire at 10:30 a.m. with cooking demos throughout the day and music by Bonsoir, Catin from noon - 2 p.m., dance lessons 2:15-2:45 p.m. with professional dance instructors Cal & Lou Courville and D.L. Menard avec Jambalaya. bayouvermilion.org. 

“Stuff A Backpack” hosted by 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette and Cox Communications in conjunction with the 9th Annual “Kuts for Kids,” hosted by the Upsilon Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. At the Acadiana Technical College Lafayette Campus, located at 1101 Bertrand Drive, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donations of 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.

First Baptist Church of Lafayette is offering support groups that meet Sundays at 4 p.m. through November 27: DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids, GriefShare. Visit fbclaf.org/support or call 337-593-3664.

Celebrate Recovery 12-step program. A new step-study begins at 4:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lafayette. Visit fbclaf.org/support or call 593-3664.

Sunday Bayou Cocktail Cruise, Lunch and Cajun Dancing. 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.

08/15 Monday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Fall classes begin for Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music. Call 232-4277 or visit acadianasymphony.org.

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: Sea Monster’s First Day. Free. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

08/16 Tuesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

South Regional Sleuths Mystery Book Club. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt. From 6:15–7:30 p.m. in the South Regional Library Conference Room. lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

Shannon Reeves will be keynote speaker at the monthly luncheon of Acadiana Republican Women at a la carte Restaurant, 301 Heymann Blvd. beginning at 11:30 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. for the ARW special event to be held at the Clifton Chenier Center, 220 W. Willow St. 988-2343.

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.

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.

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, Ste. 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

“Nineneuf9” by George Marks. On display at the ACA’s Side Gallery through September 10. 233-7060.

“Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story” by Kody Chamberlain. On display at ACA Mallia Gallery through September 10. 233-7060.

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.

“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.
“Silk Patchworks” by Megan Barra. On display through October 8 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. 233-7060.

“New Acquisitions: 2000-2010.” The UL Art Museum celebrates its collection of the more than 850 objects it has added over the past decade. Open for the rest of the year. 482-2278.
Uros House, a site-specific, lighting sculpture installation by artist Grimanesa Amorós, will be on view at the UL Art Museum through the end of the year. 482-2278.

THEATER PRODUCTIONS

Eavesdrop Theatre presents A Retrospective: Pawn’s Gambit, Getting Rid of Horace and Snuff Flick, three one-act plays written by UL Emeritus Professor of English John W. Fiero and directed by Daniel Ladmirault. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cite des Arts. 291-1122.

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