It’s that time of year. Time to taste some bubbly in preparation for popping corks at Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Phillippe Simon, owner of Phillippe’s Wine Cellars is holding a champagne tasting tonight at his shop on Ambassador Caffery. He’ll be offering tastes of some of the great French champagne houses: Taittinger, Henriot, Gosset, Besserat de Bellefon and Mumm. Everything from vintage brut classics to rosé to cremants will be on the table. It’s a great opportunity to find out whether you like your bubbly bone dry or with a hint of sweetness. Prices will range from $44.99-$69.99 per bottle, although Phillippe carries pricier vintages. If you choose to make your holiday purchases tonight, discounts of 10 percent, or 15 percent for a case will sweeten the deal. Call 991-9794 for more information.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.