In keeping with the Halloween season, Lafayette’s Natural History Museum and Planetarium Foundation presents “A Night at the Natural History Museum.” This costume or “dressy casual” event includes an an evening of eclectic entertainment, including a world famous magic show, a murder mystery, a mini-Halloween exhibit, gypsy fortune tellers, a costume contest, and music by In-Harmony Jazz Quintet.
The party starts on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Natural History Museum at 433 Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette. Individual ticket prices are $100 for museum members, and $125 for non-members. All proceeds from the event will benefit future exhibits and education programs of the museaum for 2009. For more information and tickets, call (337) 291-5544.
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.