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Lafayette, LA 70506

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Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.
     
           
  • - Go Blue! Kids and Adults wear a blue shirt this day to show solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying. Annually, the first Monday in October. For further information check out click for details.
     
           
  • - Traditionally, the Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Monday in October and continues with seven two-week sessions of oral arguments. Between the sessions are six recesses during which the opinions are written by the justice. Ordinarily, all cases are decided by the following June or July.
     
           

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Everyone is invited to come out and meet Carencro’s First Responders at the 2016 Carencro National Night Out. The event will be held on October 4, 2016 from 5 P.M. until 7:30 P.M on Centennial Drive between the Carencro Fire and Police stations. The event will be both educational and entertaining; there will be hot dogs, fun jumps, games along with child passenger seat checkups and a fire smoke house.

    Centennial Drive Carencro LA 70520
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Longwood University in Farmville, VA

    The vice presidential debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments.
     
           

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    River Ranch
    1100 Camellia Blvd Lafayette LA 70508
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

    It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

    UL Angelle Hall
    601 East St. Mary Blvd. Lafayette LA 70503
    337.258.2349
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Oct 6-8, Denver CO. The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

    Each year, representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
     
           

Friday, October 7th, 2016

  • - Hospice of Acadiana is in search of donations for our 2016 Thrift Sale and now is the perfect time for you and members of your organization to take a peak around your home for unwanted items you no longer use to make space while cleaning up for a cause. All items should be cleaned and in good condition.
    We are accepting the following:
    Baby and Toy Items, China/Crystal/Collectibles, Christmas and Mardi Gras Décor, Home Décor and Lamps, Jewelry/Boutique Items, Kitchen Items, Small Appliances, Linens, Bath Items, Wall Art, SMALL Furniture Pieces
    We CANNOT accept the following:
    Clothing of any sort, Purses, Shoes, Electronics, Exercise equipment and sporting goods, Luggage, Large or upholstered furniture
    Donations may be dropped off at our 2600 Johnston Street location any Friday from now until October 14 from 9 am- 4 pm. Additional drop offs can be made by appointment only. Call 232-1234 for info.
    In an effort to keep daily operations running smoothly, and to ensure that our patients and families continue to come first, we kindly as that you do NOT bring donations during other business hours.
    As one of the largest fundraisers of the year, all proceeds from the Thrift Sale will go to supporting Acadiana’s only nonprofit hospice. HOA offers free community programs like Pet Peace of mind, providing care to patients’ pets, and a free comprehensive bereavement program offered to all members of the Acadiana community, regardless of use of hospice services. In addition to private counseling, HOA provides educational programs on health issues, end-of-life planning, and hospice and palliative care on a continuous basis at no cost to those in need.
    We’ve also included a flyer to post on any community boards you have and would appreciate help sharing the word. Feel free to use any of this info on social media and other communications. We would be happy to provide you with an electronic version as well.
    To learn more about Hospice of Acadiana and for additional details about our Thrift Sale event, visit click for details.
    Hospice of Acadiana
    2600 Johnston St. Lafayete LA 70503
    Kari Walker 337.706.3706 kwalker@hospiceacadiana.com
  • | 5:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Downtown Alive!
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

    It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

    UL Angelle Hall
    601 East St. Mary Blvd. Lafayette LA 70503
    337.258.2349

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

  • | 6:00am - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, animal rescue cookoff poker run benefit
    - Brisket, chicken and pork cookoff. Poker run and live auction.
    Badge's Bar
    1600 Ridge Rd Duson LA 70529
    Lainey Simon 337.256.2492 lainey.simon@gmail.com
  • | 7:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    Scott Farmers Market
    917 Cayret St Scott LA 70583
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, vote, voter registration
    - Assisting our community to exercise their legal right to participate in elections.
    Bridge Ministry of Acadiana
    512 N. University Ave. Lafayette LA 70501
    Rachael Stonicher 337.235.5565
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Kids
    - Join us for our inaugural play day event with the Hilliard's favorite friends, Polly and Lou!
    Explore the museum with a new gallery guide that all ages can enjoy, play lawn games with Olympic Grove, and complete an art project with The Little Paintbrush. Mitch the Strolling Magician will also be here to keep you entertained. Children can also enjoy story time with “Mr. Toodles” author Maryceleste Clements and illustrator Paul Shexnayder. Food trucks will be on site for all of your snack, food, and drink purchases. Please leave your ice chests at home.
    The event is free for the public to enjoy.
    Come and show us how you play!
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.6060 jolie.johnson@gmail.com
  • | 2:00pm - 4:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

    It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

    UL Angelle Hall
    601 East St. Mary Blvd. Lafayette LA 70503
    337.258.2349
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Sugar Jam - Louisiana Red
    Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
           
  • | 6:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Parc International
           
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

    It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

    UL Angelle Hall
    601 East St. Mary Blvd. Lafayette LA 70503
    337.258.2349
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Art Walk Downtown Lafayette 6-8pm
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - 5K and one mile Fun Run
    Downtown New Iberia
           
    337.364.1836
  • | Sports and Recreation
    West Feliciana Sports Park
    10226 West Feliciana Pkwy St. Francisville LA 70775
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Iberia Chamber, Iberia Chamber of Commerce, Gumbo, Gumbo Cookoff,
    - The 28th Annual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff will be held in New Iberia on October 8-9, 2016. The cookoff brings together local teams and business who participate to see who makes the best gumbo. Gumbo will be available for purchase as well as other delicious Cajun treats. There will also be a children's gumbo cookoff taking place on Saturday. Come and enjoy food live music and taste some of the state's best gumbo recipes!

    111 West Main Street New Iberia LA
    Terry Dugas 337.364.1836 terry@iberiachamber.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
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Sunday, October 9th, 2016

  • | 3:00pm - 5:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

    It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

    UL Angelle Hall
    601 East St. Mary Blvd. Lafayette LA 70503
    337.258.2349
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Louisiana State Penitentiary
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Iberia Chamber, Iberia Chamber of Commerce, Gumbo, Gumbo Cookoff,
    - The 28th Annual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff will be held in New Iberia on October 8-9, 2016. The cookoff brings together local teams and business who participate to see who makes the best gumbo. Gumbo will be available for purchase as well as other delicious Cajun treats. There will also be a children's gumbo cookoff taking place on Saturday. Come and enjoy food live music and taste some of the state's best gumbo recipes!

    111 West Main Street New Iberia LA
    Terry Dugas 337.364.1836 terry@iberiachamber.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first phase at 12:33 am, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A fast 26.2-mile course attracts everyone from elite athletes to novice marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. Annually, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. For more information check out the website at click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at Washington University in St. Louis

    The second presidential debate will be a town meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants and the other from the moderator. The moderator's questions will be based on public interest topics determined via social media and other sources.
     
           

Monday, October 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Observance of Columbus Day the second Monday in October. Commemorates the landfall of Columbus in the new world.
     
           

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - 2nd Annual Youngsville Chamber of Commerce Tennis Tournament
    Youngsville Sports Complex
    801 Savoy Rd Youngsville LA 70592
    Penny Frederick 337.453.5917 pooler@townplanner.com
  • - Hospice of Acadiana is in search of donations for our 2016 Thrift Sale and now is the perfect time for you and members of your organization to take a peak around your home for unwanted items you no longer use to make space while cleaning up for a cause. All items should be cleaned and in good condition.
    We are accepting the following:
    Baby and Toy Items, China/Crystal/Collectibles, Christmas and Mardi Gras Décor, Home Décor and Lamps, Jewelry/Boutique Items, Kitchen Items, Small Appliances, Linens, Bath Items, Wall Art, SMALL Furniture Pieces
    We CANNOT accept the following:
    Clothing of any sort, Purses, Shoes, Electronics, Exercise equipment and sporting goods, Luggage, Large or upholstered furniture
    Donations may be dropped off at our 2600 Johnston Street location any Friday from now until October 14 from 9 am- 4 pm. Additional drop offs can be made by appointment only. Call 232-1234 for info.
    In an effort to keep daily operations running smoothly, and to ensure that our patients and families continue to come first, we kindly as that you do NOT bring donations during other business hours.
    As one of the largest fundraisers of the year, all proceeds from the Thrift Sale will go to supporting Acadiana’s only nonprofit hospice. HOA offers free community programs like Pet Peace of mind, providing care to patients’ pets, and a free comprehensive bereavement program offered to all members of the Acadiana community, regardless of use of hospice services. In addition to private counseling, HOA provides educational programs on health issues, end-of-life planning, and hospice and palliative care on a continuous basis at no cost to those in need.
    We’ve also included a flyer to post on any community boards you have and would appreciate help sharing the word. Feel free to use any of this info on social media and other communications. We would be happy to provide you with an electronic version as well.
    To learn more about Hospice of Acadiana and for additional details about our Thrift Sale event, visit click for details.
    Hospice of Acadiana
    2600 Johnston St. Lafayete LA 70503
    Kari Walker 337.706.3706 kwalker@hospiceacadiana.com
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

  • | 7:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Running
    - If you love Festivals Acadiens et Créoles as much as we do then you will love the Tour des Atakapas race! Celebrating our Cajun & Creole heritage is important to maintaining our culture in south Louisiana. The run is a joint coordinated project between TRAIL and Fesival Acadiens et Creoles. The run is an inauguration of the new sections of the Atakapa-Ishak Trail that include sections that travel along the Vemilion River and Bayou Tortue (behind Lafayette Regional Airport). Post race party is in Girard Park with Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

    RACE DAY: Saturday, Oct. 15th, 2016

    Where: Start/Finish line & day of registration/check in at Geaux Run (906 Harding St. Lafayette, LA 337-706-8763).

    Where: Post run party at Pavillion in Girard Park (start and finish) with Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

    Time: Packet pickup begins at 6:30am Race beings at 7:00am

    Route options: 3 mi, 5 mi, & 7 miles

    Price: $35 until 4/30 | $45 until 6/30 | $50 until 9/15 | $60 until close of registration | $65 Day of!

    Registration: Eventbrite.com

    SWAG: items include official Festivals Acadiens et Creoles poster & more!!!

    WHY: Proceeds will be used by TRAIL and Festivals Acadiens et Créoles to invest in Acadiana area parks and recreational facilities.

    PACKET PICK-UP: Friday, 10/14/16 from 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Festival Acadiens et Creole
           
    Scott Schilling 337.781.9416 info@latrail.org
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  • - Event admission includes live entertainment, trick-or-treating, games and enjoyment of all of the Zoo's wonderful animals! Extra event amenities include grand-prize games, face painting, tattoos, and more! Daily costume contests at 12 noon and 2pm.
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
    337.837.4325
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of the sick, orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten by distributing candy to them. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Today is the day to do something nice for someone that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.
     
           

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

  • - Event admission includes live entertainment, trick-or-treating, games and enjoyment of all of the Zoo's wonderful animals! Extra event amenities include grand-prize games, face painting, tattoos, and more! Daily costume contests at 12 noon and 2pm.
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
    337.837.4325
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Louisiana State Penitentiary
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The October full moon. So called because the moon's full light in evening extends day's length for hunters.
     
           

Monday, October 17th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day for workers to appreciate their employers. Originated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski to honor her own boss, who also happened to be her father.
     
           

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Promotional
    - All Waterview shops will be open late every third Tuesday of the month 5pm - 7pm. All are invited to visit the shops for specials and discounts while enjoying live music.
    The Shops at Waterview
    201 Prescott Blvd Youngsville LA 70592

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Conference Cuba Louisiana
    - A conference on how to rebuild connections between Louisiana and Cuba will be presented on October 19th at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, with participating experts from Cuba, Mexico and the USA. This conference is presented by Lafayette International Center, a division of Lafayette Consolidated Government, with the support of Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and The Port of New Orleans.

    Cuba and Louisiana have been strong trading partners since before Cuba was a country and Louisiana was a state. Cuba was formerly the #1 rice buyer from Louisiana, but the more-than-50-year embargo put an end to that great relationship.

    This conference will deliver critical information on business opportunities for the following Cuban activity sectors: agriculture, mining, energy, construction, telecommunications, transportation logistics and port operations. It will also outline opportunities in cultural exchanges and higher education, as well as current travel and business restrictions.

    The following national and international speakers will share their expertise on Cuba to the Lafayette and Acadiana community:
    • Gary Lagrange, CEO, Port of New Orleans, LA
    • Eng. Enrique J. Lopez, telecommunications and IT consultant, Miami, FL
    • Nestor J. Navarro, Consultant, Navarro International Group, Houma, LA
    • Saul Newsome, Chairman, Louisiana Alliance for Cuba, New Orleans, LA
    • José R. Oro, Oromax, Hartford, CT; and former Director for the Ministry of Basic Industries of Cuba
    • Mauricio Garcia Palacios, Bi-national Mexico-Cuba Chamber of Commerce, Mexico City, Mexico
    • Fernando Perez-Viart, Executive Director, Louisiana’s Cuban Club, Lafayette, LA
    • Joel Robideaux, Mayor-President, Lafayette, LA
    • Larry Sides, President, Sides & Associates, Lafayette, LA, an international traveler who has documented Cuba through photography on 28 visits since 2000
    • Mike Strain, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, LA


    This conference is scheduled from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required: go to click for details for complete details and registration form.
    Attendees to this conference will be given priority for a 2017 Acadiana mission to Cuba, and will be invited to take part in a Cuba-Louisiana cross-cultural training later this year.

    For additional information about the event, please contact Vanessa Paredes at (337) 291-5487 or vparedes@lafayetteLA.gov
    Petroleum Club of Lafayette
    111 Heymann Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
    Christophe Pilut 337.291.5474 clpilut@lafayettela.gov
  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Special Interest
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - A Free Outdoor Concert presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission of Carencro. Pelican Park Concert Stage. Food & Beverages Available.
    Pelican Park
           
  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Personal Events, National BRA Day - Breast Reconstruction Awareness Event
    - Professionals and Breast Cancer Survivors unite to promote awareness and benefit The Plastic Surgery Foundation's Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund, the Breast Center of Acadiana Foundation and the Institute for Breast Health.
    The Breast Cancer Specialists of Louisiana are bringing the annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day to Acadiana. This event will promote a better understanding of post-mastectomy choices and resources.
    Many women who have beaten breast cancer and have undergone mastectomy proudly wear their scars as badges of courage, but may not be aware of the options available to them. It is the goal of BRA Day that all women, before undergoing cancer treatment, are told about their options for breast reconstruction surgery and be provided access to that surgery in a safe and timely manner.
    Special performance by Connie G with Silent Auction, Food, Drinks, & More!
    The Grouse Room
    1919 Kaliste Saloom Rd #303 Lafayette LA 70508
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | NATL - Government
    - The debate will take place at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    The third presidential debate will have the same format as the first, with six 15-minute segments.
     
           

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    River Ranch
    1100 Camellia Blvd Lafayette LA 70508
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, University, UL, Distinguished Donors
    - Distinguished Donors are individuals and/or companies who have donated $10,000 or above to the UL Foundation over the past year. The list is cumulative; therefore, donors who have reached this level of giving are invited each year. Donors who have made a contribution of $50,000 or above in endowment are recognized each year. For more information on this invitation only event, please contact us at 482-0700.
    Le Pavillon
    1913 Kaliste Saloom Road Lafayette LA 70508
    Angelle Pearce 337.482.0700 angelle@louisiana.edu
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festival
    - IHM Fall Festival admission is FREE and will include a variety of options for the whole family including Dinners (Fried Fish, Pork Steaks, BBQ Chicken); numerous food booths and sweet treats; live entertainment from CUPID and multiple area zydeco bands, a haunted house, kids train rides, face painting & balloons, a rock wall climb, cake walk, Flea Market with Christmas Arts and Crafts, Bingo, the New Orleans SAINTS game on big screen T.V., a chance to win $500 during the raffle ticket drawing, and much more. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun-filled weekend...check our website (click for details) for the latest details. See you there!
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Grounds
    818 12th Street Lafayette LA 70501
    Jeanette Granger 337.235.4618 ihm818@bellsouth.com
  • | 5:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Downtown Alive!
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 11:00am | Charity, Fundraiser, 5k, run, race, charity, fundraiser, lafayette, acadiana, non-profit, walk
    - Maddie’s Footprints is gearing up for our Seventh Annual Footprints Forever 5K Fun Run/Walk and the date has been set for October 22, 2016! The walk is held at River Ranch Town Square and the race route takes place on Camellia Blvd. This annual event has become a signature Maddie’s Footprints event as it unites family and friends to celebrate the life of a child. Not only does the fundraiser include a one mile and 5K fun run/walk but includes activities for children, music, food, beverages, and a remembrance ceremony. For sponsorship information please email hbroussard@maddiesfootprints.org. To register an individual or a team and to make a donation go to click for details
    River Ranch Town Square
    1100 Camellia Boulevard Lafayette LA 70508
    Heather Broussard 318.286.3366 hbroussard82@yahoo.com
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Kids
    - The 27th Annual Aviation Fun Day is coming soon! Oct. 22nd, 9am-1pm, for kids ages 5-12 & their parents – with rides, games, activities, demonstrations & so much more. No admission, free lunch, tour the airport & have lots of fun. Must register to attend.
    ARFF Fire Station
    224 Jet Ranger X Dr Lafayette LA 70508
    Catina Theriot 337.266.4401 flylafayette@sides.com
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Parc Sans Souci
           
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festival
    - IHM Fall Festival admission is FREE and will include a variety of options for the whole family including Dinners (Fried Fish, Pork Steaks, BBQ Chicken); numerous food booths and sweet treats; live entertainment from CUPID and multiple area zydeco bands, a haunted house, kids train rides, face painting & balloons, a rock wall climb, cake walk, Flea Market with Christmas Arts and Crafts, Bingo, the New Orleans SAINTS game on big screen T.V., a chance to win $500 during the raffle ticket drawing, and much more. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun-filled weekend...check our website (click for details) for the latest details. See you there!
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Grounds
    818 12th Street Lafayette LA 70501
    Jeanette Granger 337.235.4618 ihm818@bellsouth.com
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
     
           
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  • - Event admission includes live entertainment, trick-or-treating, games and enjoyment of all of the Zoo's wonderful animals! Extra event amenities include grand-prize games, face painting, tattoos, and more! Daily costume contests at 12 noon and 2pm.
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
    337.837.4325
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  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by September 16, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           
  • - On October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and he imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make a Difference Day. A USA Today initiative, backed by Gannett, who are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives. Annually, the fourth Saturday in October. Make a difference today! For details checkout, click for details.
     
           

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festival
    - IHM Fall Festival admission is FREE and will include a variety of options for the whole family including Dinners (Fried Fish, Pork Steaks, BBQ Chicken); numerous food booths and sweet treats; live entertainment from CUPID and multiple area zydeco bands, a haunted house, kids train rides, face painting & balloons, a rock wall climb, cake walk, Flea Market with Christmas Arts and Crafts, Bingo, the New Orleans SAINTS game on big screen T.V., a chance to win $500 during the raffle ticket drawing, and much more. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun-filled weekend...check our website (click for details) for the latest details. See you there!
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Grounds
    818 12th Street Lafayette LA 70501
    Jeanette Granger 337.235.4618 ihm818@bellsouth.com
  • - Event admission includes live entertainment, trick-or-treating, games and enjoyment of all of the Zoo's wonderful animals! Extra event amenities include grand-prize games, face painting, tattoos, and more! Daily costume contests at 12 noon and 2pm.
    Zoosiana
    5601 Highway 90E Broussard LA 70518
    337.837.4325
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Louisiana State Penitentiary
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contribution to the success of families, and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.
     
           

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    River Ranch
    1100 Camellia Blvd Lafayette LA 70508
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506

Friday, October 28th, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Downtown Alive!
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | Local Events
    - Science Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to experience life as a science major at UL Lafayette. You'll get to perform hands-on labs in biology, chemistry, computer science, informatics, geology, environmental science, math, and physics. You can also visit the school or department you're most interested in, so you can learn more about life in that particular school or department.

    Meet with professors and current students from the College of Sciences, and get the inside scoop on classes, organizations, research opportunities, and more. You'll also meet with University officials who can connect you with admissions, dual enrollment, financial aid, housing, scholarships, and more.

    There is no admission charge but registration is required.
    UL Student Union
           

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, walk, music, games, mile, Kevin Naquin, Ossun Playboys
    - Become a walker, join a team, volunteer or donate. Pre-register at click for details. On-site registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the one-mile walk kicks off at 9:45 a.m. Fun in the Parc immediately follows the walk with music by Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys, food, games, and children’s activities. For more information, contact Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana at (337) 234-3109, email dsaa@dsaa.info, or visit click for details.
    Parc International
    200 Garfield Street Lafayette LA 70501
    Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana 337.234.3109 dsaa@dsaa.info
  • | 6:30pm - | Kids
    - COX presents Movie at the Park, Saturday, October 29th at 8pm at the Youngsville Sports Complex! Movie featured: Hotel Transylvania 2. Wear your Halloween costumes! Come early at 6:30 for face painting by Sugar n' Spice Preschool. Free Admission! Concessions available. Fun for the whole family!
    Youngsville Sports Complex
    801 Savoy Rd Youngsville LA 70592
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - "What greater gift than the love of a cat?"—Charles Dickens.
    Celebrate cats and help them to find forever homes. Cats can lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, tons of laughs and alert their owner to danger. Please visit a local shelter and offer love and life by adopting a cat. Visit click for details for more information.
     
           

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Louisiana State Penitentiary
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:38PM, EDT.
     
           

Monday, October 31st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Also known as All Hallows Eve, the observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century has long been associated with spirits, witches, and ghosts.
    Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into
    jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.
     
           

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Ragin Cajun Homecoming Blood Drive @ United Blood Services located at 1503 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette.
    Wednesday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
    Thursday, November 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    All donors receive a red Homecoming Blood Donor T-shirt, red Homecoming koozie and a tattoo! (all items are while supplies last)
    All donors are also entered to win a Ragin Cajun Tailgating package valued at over $150!

    Schedule your appointment to donate at click for details or call 337-235-LIFE (5433).
    United Blood Services
    1503 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506
    United Blood Services 337.235.5433
  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Special Interest
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Ragin Cajun Homecoming Blood Drive @ United Blood Services located at 1503 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette.
    Wednesday, November 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
    Thursday, November 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    All donors receive a red Homecoming Blood Donor T-shirt, red Homecoming koozie and a tattoo! (all items are while supplies last)
    All donors are also entered to win a Ragin Cajun Tailgating package valued at over $150!

    Schedule your appointment to donate at click for details or call 337-235-LIFE (5433).
    United Blood Services
    1503 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506
    United Blood Services 337.235.5433
  • | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    River Ranch
    1100 Camellia Blvd Lafayette LA 70508
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - This day was created for the men who do not know their way around the kitchen and are not familiar with cooking appliances, as well as for the women in their lives who need a break. Non-cooking men are encouraged to have some fun and whip up a special meal for their loved ones. Barbecues not allowed!
    For information visit click for details
     
           

Friday, November 4th, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Downtown Alive!
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 11:00am | Sports and Recreation, Cycling
    - Get a ride in and enjoy the final day of the Giant Omelette Celbration in downtown Abbeville, LA. This is a ride that fits everyone; distances range from 10 to 100 miles.
    Giant Olemelette Celebration Festival
    2 S Magdalen Square Abbeville LA 70510
    Scott Schilling 337.781.9416 info@latrail.org
  • | 10:30am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Live Music, Food, Beverages, Games and more!
    Fun for the whole family!
    Adults $5 Al you can eat, Children age 6 and under eat free.
    Youngsville Lions/KC Hall
           
    Shannon Bares 337.739.2812 farmersdrugs@cox-internet.com
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Bring your furry, four-legged friends and enjoy a fun-filled day in the park. Some events scheduled for the day include pet photos and contests, children’s activities, low-cost pet microchipping, delicious food, and more!

    Please join us at the event and help us continue with our life-saving mission, “until they all have a home.”
    Girard Park
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Magdalen Square
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Standard time resumes 2AM on the first Sunday in November in each time zone. Many people use the popular rule "spring forward and fall back" to remember which way to turn their clocks.
     
           

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - Government
    - Generally, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
     
           

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, film, festival, panel, workshop, screening, shorts, movies
    - We know creating a good film is worth celebrating, no matter how long or short it turns out to be. It should be seen on a large screen with an audience full of people and not streaming on a small laptop. We believe in watching through to the end of the credits, because we know that it takes a lot of people to make it happen. We are invested in the process of educating our community on how to appreciate cinema as well as give them the tools to create it on their own. We believe there is no better place than Lafayette, Louisiana at Southern Screen Film Festival to celebrate what filmmakers have done, and we especially want you to be here to celebrate the work with us.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion Lafayette LA 70501

Friday, November 11th, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, film, festival, panel, workshop, screening, shorts, movies
    - We know creating a good film is worth celebrating, no matter how long or short it turns out to be. It should be seen on a large screen with an audience full of people and not streaming on a small laptop. We believe in watching through to the end of the credits, because we know that it takes a lot of people to make it happen. We are invested in the process of educating our community on how to appreciate cinema as well as give them the tools to create it on their own. We believe there is no better place than Lafayette, Louisiana at Southern Screen Film Festival to celebrate what filmmakers have done, and we especially want you to be here to celebrate the work with us.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion Lafayette LA 70501
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
     
           

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

  • | 7:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    Scott Farmers Market
    917 Cayret St Scott LA 70583
  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Shopping
    - The Youngsville Farmers & Artisans Market @ Sugar Mill Pond on the banks of the pond at Sugar Mill Pond. We will have local produce, arts, crafts and more.
    Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Art Walk Downtown Lafayette 6-8pm
     
           
  •  
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, film, festival, panel, workshop, screening, shorts, movies
    - We know creating a good film is worth celebrating, no matter how long or short it turns out to be. It should be seen on a large screen with an audience full of people and not streaming on a small laptop. We believe in watching through to the end of the credits, because we know that it takes a lot of people to make it happen. We are invested in the process of educating our community on how to appreciate cinema as well as give them the tools to create it on their own. We believe there is no better place than Lafayette, Louisiana at Southern Screen Film Festival to celebrate what filmmakers have done, and we especially want you to be here to celebrate the work with us.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion Lafayette LA 70501

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

  • | 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Kids, family, music, food, kids, fun jumps
    - All of Acadiana is welcome to join The Bayou Church for our annual Chili/Gumbo Cook-off which brings awareness to Operation Christmas Child. Along with great chili and gumbo to taste at each tent, there will be live music, fun jumps, and more for your whole family to enjoy. There is no admission fee for this event; however, we hope you'll learn more about how to get your family involved in Operation Christmas Child. So mark your calendar for this year's Chili/Gumbo Cook-off. Don't forget to bring lawn chairs and friends along with you. We'll see you there!
    The Bayou Church
    2234 Kaliste Saloom Road Lafayette LA 70508
    Sarah Barbato 337.984.8291 info@thebayouchurch.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, film, festival, panel, workshop, screening, shorts, movies
    - We know creating a good film is worth celebrating, no matter how long or short it turns out to be. It should be seen on a large screen with an audience full of people and not streaming on a small laptop. We believe in watching through to the end of the credits, because we know that it takes a lot of people to make it happen. We are invested in the process of educating our community on how to appreciate cinema as well as give them the tools to create it on their own. We believe there is no better place than Lafayette, Louisiana at Southern Screen Film Festival to celebrate what filmmakers have done, and we especially want you to be here to celebrate the work with us.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion Lafayette LA 70501

Monday, November 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes named the November Full Moon the Beaver Moon because at this time of year, beavers are preparing themselves for the coming winter. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 8:52am, EST.
     
           

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Promotional
    - All Waterview shops will be open late every third Tuesday of the month 5pm - 7pm. All are invited to visit the shops for specials and discounts while enjoying live music.
    The Shops at Waterview
    201 Prescott Blvd Youngsville LA 70592
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year event organizers educate the public through thousands of events. For information visit click for details.
     
           

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Annually, the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. For information, visit click for details
     
           

Friday, November 18th, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

  • | Schools and Education
     
           
  • - On this date in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain by a sniper while riding in an open automobile in Dallas, TX. Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody awaiting trial.
     
           

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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