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08/17 Wednesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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

Award-winning documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead screening at Cite Des Arts at 7 p.m. citedesarts.org

Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step program with separate groups for men and women who are chemically dependent, struggling with codependency and for women who have been impacted by abuse as children or adults. 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Lafayette. Call 593-3664 or visit fbclaf.org/support.

La Table Francaise, in Cajun French. 7 a.m. Dwyer’s Café. 264-1783

Freetown Mid-Week Farmer’s Market. 3-7 p.m. Corner of Vermilion and Johnston streets. (225) 324-6267


08/18 Thursday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Denise Rogers and Josh Capps poetry reading. 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 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


08/19 Friday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Pediatric and Adult CPR workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ce.louisiana.edu.

The Art of Mixed Media with George Marks and hand-sculpted clay from Annie Hendrix. Part of the First Fridays series at the new St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, which continues twice a month through Sept. 16. 948-8004 or cajuntravel.com for information.

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 

08/20 Saturday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Games of Acadiana 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Cajundome with family-centered activities and at 7 a.m the MPCS Triathlon at UL Bourgeois Hall. Both held to raise funds for Miles Perret Cancer Services. milesperret.org

Angels of Mercy 4th Annual Back-to-School Bash at the Clifton Chenier Center from 3-5 p.m. Call 315-4172 or 739-4835.

UL will host a Freshman Fair to inform ninth-grade students graduating high school in 2015 and their parents about the changing collegeadmissions requirements that will affect them. Free. All high school freshmen are encouraged to attend. Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. in the UL Student Union and ends at 11:45 a.m. RSVP by calling 482-6553.

Fabulous Flatware: Non-Traditional Tools of the Table. On display at the UL Art Museum through Dec. 17.

“Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV Show: T-Joe Romero and la Gros Chemin Playboys, followed by Aaron Chesson & Bayou

Heat with emcee “Nonc” Jules Guidry. Every Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. Liberty Theater. 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice. 457-7389 or www.eunice-la.com for more information.

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: Hogwash! 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.


08/21 Sunday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Intermediate/Advanced Cajun Dance. From 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 28. ce.louisiana.edu.

First Baptist Church of Lafayette is offering support groups that meet Sundays at 4 p.m. through Nov.  27: DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids, GriefShare. fbclaf.org

Sunday Bayou Cocktail Cruise, Lunch and Cajun Dancing. Every Sunday launching from Vermillionville dock at 12:30 p.m. 349-8528 or pastorbrothers.com for reservations.

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.


08/22 Monday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Basic Internet class taught by Electronic Resources Librarian Martin Cooperson. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sign up for a two-hour, two-day session. Lafayette Public Library Youngsville branch. Call 856-9385 to preregister.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center complimentary walk/run 4-week program. Contact Renee Matamoros, 216-6566. 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: Along a Long Road. Free. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.


08/23 Tuesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Screening of Feed the Fish. 7 p.m. Casa Azul Gifts, 232 MLK Drive, Grand Coteau. 662-1032.

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 Road, 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. UL 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 or 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.

Water aberobics class at Robicheaux Recreation Center on Eraste Landry at 6:30 p.m. First class is a free trial. Not necessary to know how to swim. Be there for 6:15 any Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Call 291-8827.

Summer Sessions for Kids with Jen & Mitch Reed: Photography/Guitar/Jam Band Lab/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 Aug. 25. The Front Room. 1301 Ave. A in Scott. 258-2333.

Zydeco Dancing with UL’s Potpourri Classes. Beginning Zydeco Dance: Aug. 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.

Beginning Zydeco Dance for Seniors Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 1 from 10-11 a.m. ce.louisiana.edu.

Sex: Truth & Consequences. Separate classes for girls and boys only, ages 15-18. Classes available upon request through Sept. 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 Thruway, 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. Ste. 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 Aug. 31. Go to bayouvermilion.org for more information or to submit.

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

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

Official registration for Tour du Teche II is now open at techeproject.com. Registration forms must be postmarked by 5 p.m. Sept. 16 to be valid. 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 Sept. 17 at the UL Art Museum. 482-2278.

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

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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