Show Mom how much you love her by taking her out for dancing on Sunday. The Stonewood Foundation and the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana present Spring Swing on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 at Grant Street Dancehall. The benefit will feature music from The Red Stick Ramblers, the Pine Leaf Boys, and Ann Savoy and Her Sleepless Knights.
The Stonewood Foundation - originally founded by Jim Phillips, Christy Leichty and Jane Vidrine - is a nonprofit organization that seeks to raise the literacy and quality of life standards in Southwest Louisiana through educational programs. Proceeds from Spring Swing will benefit the Stonewood School for preschool through 5th grade children scheduled to open in the fall 2009.
Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, and $12 in advance. For more information on the Stonewood Foundation, visit www.stonewoodfound.org.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.