Tickets now on sale for the Miles Perret Cancer Services Benefit Concert featuring legendary country music artist Randy Travis to take place Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. at Parc International. All proceeds benefit Miles Perret Cancer Services. Tickets can be purchased online at milesperret.org or by calling 984-1920.
Acadiana Center for the Arts presents the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Concrete, Steel and Paint, directed by Cindy Burstein and Tony Heriza. 7:30 p.m. James Moncus Theater. acadianacenterforthearts.org.
Story Time in Spanish. 6 p.m. South Regional Library.
“Flood of 1927 Exhibit” opens at the Iberia Parish Main Library at 6 p.m. featuring photos from the I.A. & Carroll Martin Collection taken in and around the surrounding areas of New Iberia. KATC meteorologist Dave Baker will present a lecture at 6:45 p.m. about flooding and how historic floods come to be. On display through Nov. 10. 364-7150.
The Iberia Parish Library is offering Life Writing for adults 55 and older. Two class times will be offered every Wednesday, the first from 9 a.m. to noon at the Main Library and the second 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
“Crazy for Coupons” hosted by the Iberia Parish Library, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. Extreme Couponer, Sarah Gary will share her secrets and knowledge about coupons. Register by calling 364-7024 or visiting the Main Library.
Organizational meeting for the 2011 Lafayette Recreation & Parks Department Fall Adult Volleyball. 7 p.m. at Girard Park. Registration packets will be available. 291-8368.
Conversations with the Curator, a monthly program at the UL Art Museum. 6:30 p.m. John Farrish, assistant professor of marketing and hospitality will speak about dining protocol and historic traditions in dining culture. museum.louisiana.edu.
Baton Rouge poet Vincent Cellucci will read at 7:30 p.m. at 133 Teche Dr. Part of the Deep South Festival. 482-5503.
“¡Cine con sabor Latino!” Hispanic Heritage Month movie night at the South Regional Library: My Family. Every Thursday at 6 p.m. through Oct. 27.
“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. Every Thursday. Register by calling 364-7024 or visiting the Iberia Parish Main Library.
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 illnesses. 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
Storytime for preschoolers. 10 a.m. Iberia Parish Main Library. 364-7134.
IBERIABANK presents Tokyo String Quartet - an Acadiana Center for the Arts All-Stars Event. Doors Open at 6:45 p.m. Special artist discussion at 7 p.m. and performance starts at 8 p.m. Get tickets at acadianacenterforthearts.org.
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.
Downtown Alive! at Parc International with The Charmaine Neville Band. 6-8:30 p.m. downtownlafayette.org.
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
2nd Saturday ArtWalk Fall Fest honoring Elemore Morgan Jr. 4-8 p.m. downtownlafayette.org.
Opening reception for Thomas Deaton & Patrick Segura with special guest Jim Pharis performing. 6-9 p.m. Free admission with complimentary wine and food. At the Gallery at Grant St. Dancehall. grantstdancehall.com.
Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story book signing with Kody Chamberlain. 6 p.m. at the AcA. 233-7060.
“Scare ‘Em and Sell ‘Em Workshop: Writing the Paranormal/Suspense Novel” with storyteller Deborah LeBlanc. Presented by Writers’ Guild of Acadiana. 3-9 p.m. Rice Theater, Crowley. writersguildacadiana.org.
Nouvelle Church of Lafayette is hosting a community-wide Picnic in the Park at noon in Girard Park with free food, fun jumps and games available for all attendees. 322-9778. nouvellechurch.com.
The Oil Center’s Open Air Antique & Arts Market happens the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8 a.m.- noon at the LGMC Medical Plaza 427 Heymann Blvd across from Champagne’s Supermarket. 232-1267.
“Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV Show: 10-year-old Bubba Hebert & The New Morse Playboys with Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys. 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.
Marcello’s wine tasting. 1-3 p.m. 264-9520.
Saturday Tales: The Pout-Pout Fish. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.
“America We Must Not Forget” will be presented at Parc International in downtown Lafayette at 6 p.m. and features the First Baptist Lafayette choir and orchestra. fbclaf.org
Lafayette Ballet Theatre invites area dancers to audition for two full-length ballet productions of The Nutcracker in December. Auditions will take place at Angelle Hall on the UL campus. Audition times vary according to the dancer’s age and skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Levels, ages 8-10: 1-3 p.m.; Intermediate /Advanced Levels, ages 11-14: 3-5 p.m.; Tumblers: 5-5:30 p.m.; Advanced Level, ages 15-professional: 5:30-6 p.m. Visit lafayetteballettheatre.org or call 262-0444.
First Baptist Church of Lafayette is offering support groups that meet Sundays at 4 p.m. through Nov. 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.
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.
The City of St. Martinville will hold a 6-week Louisiana French Language program at Maison DuChamp on Mondays from 5-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 17. Maison DuChamp is located in St. Martinville at the intersection of Main Street and Evangeline Boulevard. Call 257-1592 or visit acadianmemorial.org.
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.
Toddler Time: Traffic Pups. Free. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.
Lost Bayou Ramblers School of Music. Intermediate Cajun Fiddle with Matthew Doucet, Intermediate Cajun Accordion with André Michot and Intermediate Cajun Guitar with Louis Michot from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Twin Fiddling/Seconding with Louis Michot & Matthew Doucet and Rhythm Workshop with André Michot from 6:45-7:45 p.m. At the AcA. lafolkroots.org.
Great Romantics - Works by Lizst, Chopin, and Schumann featuring pianist Spencer Myer. 7:30 p.m. At the AcA’s James Moncus Theater. Call 232-4277 or visit acadianasymphony.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 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.
Toddler Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. 482-2278.
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.
Acting Up (in Acadiana) 2011/2012 acting classes are available starting Monday for students ages 7-adult at the Acadiana Center for the Arts: Elementary Class held on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Junior High School Class held on Mondays from 4:30-6 p.m.; High School and Beginner Adults Class held on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Company Class held on Mondays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. 739-4273.
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 hold meditation sessions 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.
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. 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.
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.
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 W. Park Ave., Eunice. 457-8490 or 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
Informed Look: Watercolors by Vaughn Burdin Simpson on display at Galerie Lafayette at the Jefferson Street Branch Library through Nov. 3. Simpson’s artwork will also be featured at both the September and October ArtWalks from 6–8 p.m. lafayettepubliclibrary.org.
The ACA’s new Residency @ the Center program focuses on dance, theatre and performing artists and allows them the opportunity to develop and perform works for stage in the James D. Moncus Theater. Applicants must hold residence in the 8-parish Acadiana area. Apply at acadianacenterforthearts.org. Deadline for applications is Nov. 4.
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.
The Acadiana Repertory Theatre presents its premiere production of the award-winning John Patrick Shanley play Doubt: A Parable. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Bayou Bijou Theatre in UL’s Student Union. For tickets, call 385-3921 or visit acadianarep.org.
The Guys, directed by Tammy Lamonte. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Delta Grand Theatre. For tickets call 948-4367 or visit deltagrandtheatre.com.
Acadiana Farmer’s Market, 5-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. 801 Foreman Drive. 948-8812.
Eunice Eunice Farmer’s Market & Market Days, Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-until. 100 block of S. 2nd St. 457-6502.
Jennings Farmer’s Market, Saturdays 7-10 a.m. Founders Park. 821-5521.
Lafayette Freetown Mid-Week Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. Corner of Vermilion and Johnston streets. 225-324-6267
Lafayette Hub City Farmer’s Market, Saturdays 8 a.m. - noon. 427 Heymann Blvd. 873-0383.
New Iberia Farmer’s Market, Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 6-10 a.m. Bouligny Plaza, Main St. (888) 942-3742.
Opelousas Farmer’s Market, Tuesdays from 7 a.m. - noon and Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7-10 a.m., 828 E. Landry St. 948-0561.
St. Martinville Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. - noon. the last Saturday of each month until the month of December. Located along Bayou Teche, north of Bridge Street. 394-2230.