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Buried near the middle of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office annual report, between a chart enumerating how many yellow squash and banana peppers the department’s vegetable garden produced and another detailing inmate bookings, is the sportsman’s find of the summer: the LPSO shooting range. Once the exclusive domain of the chiseled, the range is now open to civilians on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Simply undergo a short orientation course, sign a waiver saying you won’t hold the LPSO liable if you shoot your eye out, and fire away. Best of all, it’s free. Talk about a public service! The range is located at 350 Michael Ann Road in north Lafayette near Acadiana Park. Even Google Map couldn’t find it, so call 236-5607 (LPSO) or 236-5665 (range) for directions. — Walter Pierce

Say aloha to your hunger pangs with a delicious Hawaiian Burger from Legends Annex. Crafted around the original Legends patty, which is a mouth-watering (and very secret) burger recipe invented by owner Jared Doise’s mother, the Hawaiian Burger, $8, gives a delicious twist to boring old bar burgers. Atop the scrumptious patty sits pepper jack cheese, lettuce, sliced tomato, applewood smoked bacon, and the finishing touch ­— a grilled pineapple slice. You can even order it wrapped up in a tortilla rather than on a bun. Somehow it all works, especially when you throw one of Legends’ famous margaritas in the mix to wash it all down. Legends Annex is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for lunch, from 5:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Saturday. Call 504.3252 for more info. — Maria Capritto

Local graphic designer Blake Lagneaux’s heart is as big as his talent, and this year that winning combination is behind the surprisingly fashion forward Camp Bon Coeur T-shirt. For the past several years Lagneaux’s been designing (pro-bono of course) T-shirts that reflect the great work of the camp — a fun-filled getaway for children ages 7-16 with congenital heart defects. Out of his creativity this year emerged a gray tee featuring a tribal pattern of intricate hearts of varying sizes and shades, with bold yellow lettering to offset the monochromatic tones. When Camp Bon Coeur Program Director Ben Smith got a glimpse, he knew the stylish look would appeal to all ages of boys and girls, men and women. Because of the wrap-around design of the art, Downtown T-Shirts was called in for expert printing services, and a fundraising effort was born. To order the tee and help support the camp’s great work, e-mail Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 233-8437; you’ll have to mail a check for $15 (or more, if you want to make a donation) to Camp Bon Couer, 405 W. Main St., Lafayette, LA 70501. Camp Bon Couer (good heart) is held annually on 74 acres at the Acadian Baptist Center in Eunice, offering a junior Olympic pool, putt-putt golf course, nature trail, craft room, canteen, two tennis courts, canoe lake and recreation room. For info on the camp, visit www.heartcamp.com . — Leslie Turk

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