A Historic Preservation tax credits workshop will be held on March 31, at 5:30 p.m. at the AcadianaCenter for the Arts. Downtown Lafayette has been approved as a Louisiana Cultural Products District. This designation expands tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic structures and properties located within the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District. To find out how to take advantage of this program, make plans to attend this instructional workshop conducted by the State Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism on Wednesday, March 31. For more information, call 291-5566. The AcadianaCenter for the Arts is located at 101 W. Vermilion Street. www.DowntownLafayette.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.