Looking for a few activities to keep the kids busy this weekend? Here are our picks from around town:
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.
Saturday Story Time en Francais
South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette
Parlez-vous français? Join in as a family for a tale told in French that is sure to be c’est bon. This program is geared for children ages 3-6 who speak French, but anyone interested in exploring the language may attend. For additional information, visit the South Regional Library website.
Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m- 2 p.m
Lafayette Middle School Environmental Sciences Academy Earth Day
1301 W. University Ave., Lafayette
This event is designed for the community to explore what students in the Environmental Science Academy are learning. Activities will include tours of student work, nature crafts, games and science demos. There will also be music, food and even canoe rides. Free to the public. Please call Lafayette Middle School at 521-7900 for additional details.
Saturday, April 20, 12-7 p.m.
Hopefest, presented by St. Thomas More Catholic High School
Parc International, Downtown Lafayette
Hopefest is a fundraiser lead by STM junior class students to benefit special needs teens through the STM Options program and also help fund the St. Bernadette Clinic, which provides nonemergent medical care to the nonworking poor. This family friendly event will include live music by Mackenzie Bourg, Jamie Bergeron and more. A kids area with fun jumps, face painting, basketball and ping-pong will be on hand, and don’t forget about the food: boiled crawfish, jambalaya and fried fish. There will also be a silent auction throughout the event. Admission for adults, $5 and children, $3. Visit the Hopefest Facebook page for more.
Saturday, April 20, 6-9 p.m
Sugar Mill Pond Town Center, 120 Waterview Road, Youngsville
The Mercy Brothers, a Louisiana-Hillbilly Gospel music group, perform as part of the Sugar Jam Concert Series. Bring the whole family for music, food and activities to this free event in beautiful Youngsville. Please leave ice chests at home and patron local restaurants for food and drink. Visit the Sugar Mill Pond website for more details.
Saturday is packed with ideas for the family. "What about Sunday," you ask? Take a rest; enjoy breakfast with your family or take time for spiritual renewal. Trust me, you will want to rest and be ready for next week as Festival International de Louisiane will be in full swing starting Wednesday, April 24. Stay tuned for IND family Festival picks.