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08/31 Wednesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Eunice Players’ Theatre will hold auditions for “A Nice Family Gathering” at 6 p.m. Director Jody Powell needs four men and three women, ages 20-70 to fill the cast. More people are needed to assist with set decoration, backstage duties, costuming, etc. Auditions will be held at 121 S. Second St. 580-1787.

The 2011 Lafayette Recreation and Parks Department will hold an organizational meeting for its upcoming Teener Flag Football Season at Girard Park at 7 p.m. 291-8368.

The Iberia Parish Library is offering Life Writing for adults 55 and older. Two class times will be offered every Wednesday, the first is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Main Library and the second is from 1–4 p.m. at the Parkview Library. 364-7024.

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 Française, 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. 225-324-6267

09/01 Thursday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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 vitalaf.org.

“Computers 101” class at the Iberia Parish Library. This class offers four sessions that include: basic computer skills, word processing skills, internet searching and e-mail management. Register by calling 364-7024 or visiting the Iberia Parish Main Library. Every Thursday.

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.
F
rench 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.


09/02 Friday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Bayou Blend Performers at Diesi’s Lucky Capitol, 9 p.m.-midnight. 2937 Grand Point Highway, Breaux Bridge. 667-6696.

Labor of Love Adoptions. Visit the homeless animals of the parish and consider becoming the owner of a wonderful pet. All animals are spay/neutered, vetted and micro-chipped. Refreshments will be served. Cats are offered at a reduced rate. 1-4:30 p.m. Lafayette Animal Control Center, 613 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette. 291-5645.

Business Promotion Tips: Connections Networking. Speaker will be Connie Mercantel, vice president of the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana. Noon at Buffet City. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, call 236-8252 by noon on Thursday.

A Celebration of Creole Culture with Rebecca Henry’s native crafts and painter Jerome Ford. Part of the First Fridays series at the new St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center. 948-8004 or cajuntravel.com.

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 

09/03 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 laboutiquesdepontbreaux.com.

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.

“Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV Show: Forest Huval & Friends, Rachel Wilson & Cajun Express. Every Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. Liberty Theater. 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice. 457-7389 or 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: Peter Rabbit. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.


09/04 Sunday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

St. Martinville Zydeco Creole Festival featuring Zydeco Ray & The Creole Knight Riders, Same Ole’ Step and Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Adam Carlson Memorial Park. 394-4635. cajuncountry.org.

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

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.

09/05 Monday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Free BBQ Sandwich Labor Day Give Away. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint, 308 Highway 93 N., Scott. 706-7079.

Meditation classes at the Awareness Center, 1001 W. Pinhook Road, Building 3, Suite 223. 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 Française. 110 Travis St. Class is for adults. 261-1002.

CHILDREN/FAMILY

Toddler Time: When a Dragon Moves In. Free. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

09/06 Tuesday

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Lost Bayou Ramblers School of Music. Intermediate Cajun Fiddle with Louis Michot, Intermediate Cajun Accordion with Tommy Michot and Intermediate Cajun Guitar with André Michot from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cajun French Through Song/Vocals with Louis Michot and Père et Fils Jam-ology with Tommy and André Michot from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Acadiana Center for the Arts. 233-7060. lafolkroots.org.

The Iberia Parish Library is offering Advanced Art classes for adults 55 or older. This 14 week class is held at the Main Library. Classes will be held beginning from 2–4 p.m. at the St. Peter Library. 364-7670.

Common Sense Action Group Meeting 6:30 p.m. Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road. 981-4265.

Session Lindy-Hop workshop presented by the Lafayette Swing Dance Society. 8 p.m. Dance Around the World, 292 Ridge Road Suite 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

FoodNet welcomes volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 217 Surrey St. 232-3663.

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 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.

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 E-mail, Online Safety, and PowerPoint. To register call 981-1028. A full schedule can be found at lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

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

Beginning Zydeco Dance for Seniors Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 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 register at womansfoundation.com.

ONGOING EVENTS & EXHIBITS

The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation and its Healthcare Initiative in partnership with Benefit the Boogie is providing free lung cancer screenings for all Acadiana musicians.  For more information call 366-8970.

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.
“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’s Mallia Gallery through Sept. 10. 233-7060.

Southern Screen, a new film festival, is currently accepting submissions for the inaugural festival being held November 17-20 in Lafayette. Film submissions from Louisiana filmmakers will be accepted for all types of films. Submission forms can be downloaded at southernscreen.org. The deadline for film submissions is Sept. 15.

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.

Prairie Acadian Cultural Center Hosts Free Cajun Music Lessons. The workshops will feature free accordion, fiddle, guitar, language and dance lessons. Participant registrations will be held at the center at 6:30 p.m. before the first workshop. Workshops are scheduled for 7-8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday from Sept. 6-22. Located at 250 West Park Ave., Eunice. 457-8490 or visit nps.gov/jela.

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

“ArtAffair: A 55-Year Retrospective” by Mike and Andrée Stansbury. On display at the ACA’s Main Gallery through Oct. 8. 233-7060

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

“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.

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

“70 Scenes of Halloween” presented by The Teasippers. Friday and Saturday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cite Des Arts. citedesarts.org.

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