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Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - | Local Events
    - Soul singer Charles Bradley’s star has been on the rise since the release of his widely praised 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming, and his ascent has continued long after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013’s Victim of Love. Dubbed “The Screaming Eagle of Soul,” the singer just announced his anticipated third album Changes, out April 1, 2016 on Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
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    - On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

    The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

    In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

    We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.
     
           

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. Bartlett Sher’s new production has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, dance, ballet, jazz, children's dance class
    - Fun, Educational and Affordable Dance Classes For Boys and Girls!

    Enroll today and watch your child develop and explore his or her own creativity through moving freely; creative dance, ballet, and jazz classes will help your child develop important motor skills and boost their emotional and physical well-being. No recital or costume fees.

    Class offerings:
    * Creative Movement with Pre-Ballet
    * Boy's Class
    * Youth Workshop
    * Ballet
    * Open Jazz Dance Class
    * Adult Ballet

    For ages 3 - adult.

    All six classes will run for a 12-week session, beginning January 23rd and closing April 24th.

    Tuition for the 12 weeks is $105 for the children’s classes and $144 for the adult classes. Register at danceguild.wix.com/dgul
    McLaurin Hall on the UL Lafayette campus
    140 Boucher at McKinley St. Lafayette LA 70503
    Dina Melley 337.385.9890 dmelley@louisiana.edu
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, dance, ballet, jazz, children's dance class
    - Fun, Educational and Affordable Dance Classes For Boys and Girls!

    Enroll today and watch your child develop and explore his or her own creativity through moving freely; creative dance, ballet, and jazz classes will help your child develop important motor skills and boost their emotional and physical well-being. No recital or costume fees.

    Class offerings:
    * Creative Movement with Pre-Ballet
    * Boy's Class
    * Youth Workshop
    * Ballet
    * Open Jazz Dance Class
    * Adult Ballet

    For ages 3 - adult.

    All six classes will run for a 12-week session, beginning January 23rd and closing April 24th.

    Tuition for the 12 weeks is $105 for the children’s classes and $144 for the adult classes. Register at danceguild.wix.com/dgul
    McLaurin Hall on the UL Lafayette campus
    140 Boucher at McKinley St. Lafayette LA 70503
    Dina Melley 337.385.9890 dmelley@louisiana.edu
  • | 8:30am - 1:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, Remington College in Lafayette, Louisiana Colleges, Lafayette Career & Technical
    - Blood; it’s all red but it’s not all the same. That’s why Remington College Lafayette Campus is holding a 3 Lives Blood Drive and highlighting the need for minority blood donors on Tuesday, January 24 from 830 am to 1 pm.

    Remington College created the 3 Lives campaign to recruit new minority blood donors and raise awareness of blood disorders. Minority donors – particularly African American donors – are in high demand because they provide blood with unique antigens that are vital for patients with sickle cell disease and other blood disorders.

    Nationally, Remington College has collected more than 13,900 pints of blood through its 3 Lives Blood Drives. And since 1 pint of blood can save 3 lives, that’s enough blood to save more than 41,000 lives.

    While the focus of 3 Lives is to increase the number of minority blood donors, everyone is encouraged to give blood at the event. Donors must be 17 years of age or older and 110 pounds. All the blood collected will go to local hospitals and medical centers to help people in the Lafayette area.

    Posted by Wellons Communications on behalf of Remington College.

    303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette LA 70508
    Eileen Roundtree 337.981.4010 eileen@wellonscommunications.com

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Special Interest
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Learn more about how you can help the Hilliard Museum and meet other people who love art. Assist with guided tours and events, and gain access to art behind the scenes!
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
    Jolie Johnson 337.482.6060 jolie.johnson@gmail.com
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - The documentary God's Architects tells the stories of five divinely inspired artist-architects and their enigmatic creations. The film details how and why these oft-marginalized creators, with neither funding nor blueprints, construct their self-made environments. Featuring Floyd Banks Jr. of Greenback, Tennessee; Reverend H.D. Dennis of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Kenny Hill of Chauvin, Louisiana; Leonard Knight of Niland, California and Shelby Ravellette of Omaha, Arkansas. Director Zack Godshall will be available for a Q&A following the screening.
    Biography:
    Lafayette native Zack Godshall makes films about unsung people and places that exist along the fringes of culture. In his four feature films and four shorts, he has blended documentary and dramatic forms to explore subjects ranging from claim adjusters working in post-Katrina New Orleans to divinely inspired folk architects. His first two narrative films, Low and Behold and Lord Byron, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2009, Zack was named the Louisiana Filmmaker of the Year for his documentary God’s Architects which played on The Documentary Channel and garnered awards at film festivals around the country. His latest documentary, “The Boatman,” is part the Time, Inc. documentary series “New Orleans: Here and Now,” made in honor of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It is available to watch on Time.com. Zack is currently an assistant professor of screenwriting at Louisiana State University.
    Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
    Kristin Straub 337.482.0817 kss8226@louisiana.edu
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, dance, ballet, jazz, children's dance class
    - Fun, Educational and Affordable Dance Classes For Boys and Girls!

    Enroll today and watch your child develop and explore his or her own creativity through moving freely; creative dance, ballet, and jazz classes will help your child develop important motor skills and boost their emotional and physical well-being. No recital or costume fees.

    Class offerings:
    * Creative Movement with Pre-Ballet
    * Boy's Class
    * Youth Workshop
    * Ballet
    * Open Jazz Dance Class
    * Adult Ballet

    For ages 3 - adult.

    All six classes will run for a 12-week session, beginning January 23rd and closing April 24th.

    Tuition for the 12 weeks is $105 for the children’s classes and $144 for the adult classes. Register at danceguild.wix.com/dgul
    McLaurin Hall on the UL Lafayette campus
    140 Boucher at McKinley St. Lafayette LA 70503
    Dina Melley 337.385.9890 dmelley@louisiana.edu
  • | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Meeting, adult education, tutoring, volunteers, literacy
    - Join us for VITA’s Tutor Training Workshops on January 26th and February 2nd, 2017, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Both sessions are required in order to become a VITA tutor. VITA is a nonprofit organization that offers confidential instruction to adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, math, and English skills.

    Support literacy in our community by becoming a VITA Tutor!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Lafayette Parish Performing Arts Academy presents The Wizard of Oz, the classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
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    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Lafayette Parish Performing Arts Academy presents The Wizard of Oz, the classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
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  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 7:07pm EST.
     
           

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
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  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando , FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Monday, January 30th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, dance, ballet, jazz, children's dance class
    - Fun, Educational and Affordable Dance Classes For Boys and Girls!

    Enroll today and watch your child develop and explore his or her own creativity through moving freely; creative dance, ballet, and jazz classes will help your child develop important motor skills and boost their emotional and physical well-being. No recital or costume fees.

    Class offerings:
    * Creative Movement with Pre-Ballet
    * Boy's Class
    * Youth Workshop
    * Ballet
    * Open Jazz Dance Class
    * Adult Ballet

    For ages 3 - adult.

    All six classes will run for a 12-week session, beginning January 23rd and closing April 24th.

    Tuition for the 12 weeks is $105 for the children’s classes and $144 for the adult classes. Register at danceguild.wix.com/dgul
    McLaurin Hall on the UL Lafayette campus
    140 Boucher at McKinley St. Lafayette LA 70503
    Dina Melley 337.385.9890 dmelley@louisiana.edu
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  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, dance, ballet, jazz, children's dance class
    - Fun, Educational and Affordable Dance Classes For Boys and Girls!

    Enroll today and watch your child develop and explore his or her own creativity through moving freely; creative dance, ballet, and jazz classes will help your child develop important motor skills and boost their emotional and physical well-being. No recital or costume fees.

    Class offerings:
    * Creative Movement with Pre-Ballet
    * Boy's Class
    * Youth Workshop
    * Ballet
    * Open Jazz Dance Class
    * Adult Ballet

    For ages 3 - adult.

    All six classes will run for a 12-week session, beginning January 23rd and closing April 24th.

    Tuition for the 12 weeks is $105 for the children’s classes and $144 for the adult classes. Register at danceguild.wix.com/dgul
    McLaurin Hall on the UL Lafayette campus
    140 Boucher at McKinley St. Lafayette LA 70503
    Dina Melley 337.385.9890 dmelley@louisiana.edu
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Special Interest
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Business, Chamber, Networking
    Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

  • | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Meeting, adult education, tutoring, volunteers, literacy
    - Join us for VITA’s Tutor Training Workshops on January 26th and February 2nd, 2017, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Both sessions are required in order to become a VITA tutor. VITA is a nonprofit organization that offers confidential instruction to adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, math, and English skills.

    Support literacy in our community by becoming a VITA Tutor!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Food, fun
    - Frog Festival Pavilion, Rayne, LA. $20 Team Registration (Must sign up before 8 am), $5 Entry includes tasting privileges (Children 5 and under get in free). Concessions, non & alcoholic beverages, face painting, auction, live entertainment/DJ, washer board tournament and fun jumps!
    Rayne Frog Festival Pavilion
    210 Frog Festival Drive Rayne LA 70578
    Nicole Broussard 337.288.9921 raynehighpto@gmail.com
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  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

  • | 7:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    - Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.
     
           

Monday, February 6th, 2017

  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The play, set in a cabin in Alaska, tells the story of David preparing to lead a group of Japanese honeymooners on a trek up Mt. McKinley. A serious play about aging and grief, Horovitz has crafted a drama suffused with relational cues and miscues as we follow the varied passions of a family seeking resolutions to the highs and lows of the mountains we climb in life. MAN IN SNOW is passionate and compelling with storytelling that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The play, set in a cabin in Alaska, tells the story of David preparing to lead a group of Japanese honeymooners on a trek up Mt. McKinley. A serious play about aging and grief, Horovitz has crafted a drama suffused with relational cues and miscues as we follow the varied passions of a family seeking resolutions to the highs and lows of the mountains we climb in life. MAN IN SNOW is passionate and compelling with storytelling that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The play, set in a cabin in Alaska, tells the story of David preparing to lead a group of Japanese honeymooners on a trek up Mt. McKinley. A serious play about aging and grief, Horovitz has crafted a drama suffused with relational cues and miscues as we follow the varied passions of a family seeking resolutions to the highs and lows of the mountains we climb in life. MAN IN SNOW is passionate and compelling with storytelling that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
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Friday, February 10th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 6:30pm - | Celebration
    - 1st Annual BAYOU MARDI GRAS PARADE Sponsored by Musson Patout. The Parade starts at 6:30pm on Main Street in New Iberia!

    Main St New Iberia
    337.367.2844
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    235 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snowfalls. Also called the Hunger Moon, because of the meager hunting at this time of winter. The February full moon.
     
           

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

  • | 3:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Love, Saxaphone, Strings , Chamber Concert, Orchestra
    - LOVE & SAX: A roamantic tango of saxophone and strings with celebrated saxophonist, Ashu, and optional Indian feast prior to the concert
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W Vermilion St, Lafayette Lafayette LA 70501
    Acadiana Symphony Association 337.232.4277 Public.Relations@AcadianaSymphony.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    235 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 59th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Happy Birthday!
     
           

Monday, February 13th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - 2:30pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, Dementia, Alzheimer's, caregiving
    - Complimentary seminar for caregivers and healthcare professional to learn the A-to-Z on dementia related diseases and positive ways to improve communication and handle dementia behaviors. The presenter, Gary LeBlanc, is the author of 4 books on dementia care giving, a columnist with over 350 dementia-related articles in newsprint, and over 18 years of personal dementia caregiving experience.
    Asbury Methodist Church
    101 Live Oak Boulevard Lafayette LA 70503
    Michele Veillon 337.258.6398 Mveillon@elderoutreach.com
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Special Interest
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Assad’s repertoire includes original music composed by Sérgio and his own take on classic folk and jazz music, as well as various styles of Latin music. Their classical repertoire includes transcriptions of the great Baroque keyboard literature of Bach, Rameau, and Scarlatti and adaptations of works by such diverse figures as Gershwin, Ginastera, and Debussy; thus making their touring programs a compelling blend of styles, periods and cultures.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Local Events
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | Local Events
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - | Celebration
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    235 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Charlotte, NC (location subject to change) 66th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 17th with the Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           

Monday, February 20th, 2017

  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Special Interest
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Celebration
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    235 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Special Interest
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 59th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           
  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 89th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:58 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible in the Pacific, South America, southern and western Africa, Indian Ocean, Antartica.
     
           

Monday, February 27th, 2017

  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | 5:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Running
    - The REAL FUN Run! How do we prepare for Mardi Gras?? By running of course...
    Join us on Lundi Gras (Feb. 8th) to run as much or as little as you want! Each "adult hydration station" can be used as a turn-around or as a place to refuel the rest of your run. Each station will have free beer & other specials just for you!! Also, don't forget... it's Mardi Gras so dress to impress for a chance to win great prizes!

    Adult Hydration Stations:
    Corner Bar
    Social
    Lil Veron's
    Ruffino's
    Tap Room

    Not into beer, we will have plently of water & powerade as well. MUST BE 21 or OLDER to attend! Please drink responsibly.

    Pricing Schedule:
    Registrants 1 - 50 = $50
    Registrants 51 - 150 = $60
    Registrants 151 - 200 = $70
    DAY OF = $75

    The sooner you register, the more you save! All proceeds benefit TRAIL Events! Register before Friday, February 5th to be garaunteed a T-shirt & Mug!!

    Register at:
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    Monday, February 16th, 2017
    4:00pm: Late Registration & Packet Pick-Up begins at Corner Bar of Lafayette
    5:30pm: Run begins from Corner Bar of Lafayette
     
           
    Scott Schilling 337.781.9416 info@latrail.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events
     
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Special Interest
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Special Interest
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.
     
           
  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • - In We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense--facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. 
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    235 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Shadows-on-the-Teche
    317 E. Main New Iberia LA 70560
    337.369.6446
  • | 12:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 6:30pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Frank Sinatra, Orchestra, singing, Concert
    - A special evening of Sinatra's greatest hits with original 22 -piece orchestra arrangements paired with a multimedia presentation paying homage to Sinatra's legacy and 20th century scientific discoveries.

    Artists: Sal Viviano, singer
    Heymann Performing Arts Center
    1373 S College Rd Lafayette LA 70503
    Box Office Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Mu 3372324277ext1
  • | 8:30pm - 11:30am | Health Seminars and Screenings, alcohol, alcoholism, addiction, behavioral health
    - Roy Wyble, III will discuss the brutal truth of alcoholism through his life experiences.  With 25 years of active alcoholism, the 33 year old author will bring his book to life as he shares personal stories and relates lessons learned.  Join Mr. Wyble in this seminar as he will share visions of "Breaking the Chain" with new, proactive methods for preventing problematic drinking.  He will share the methods of recovery that actually worked for him as he began his new life as a sober alcoholic.  This is a must attend event if you seek understanding on alcoholism, treatments, groups, and other aspects of life effected by alcohol.  Your ticket purchase will include a copy of "Self Will". Seminars are from 8:30 - 11:30 & 1:00 - 4:00
    UL Lafayette Student Union
    620 McKinley St. Lafayette LA 70503
    Roy Wyble, III 337.280.9333 RLW2261@yahoo.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Home & Lifestyle Show
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
    337.453.2038
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 45th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    235 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Home & Lifestyle Show
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • - On March 5, 1770, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 6:32 AM, EST.
     
           

Monday, March 6th, 2017

  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Special Interest
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    The Begnaud House
    110 Benoit Patin Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Special Interest, Citizenship adult education
    - VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults) presents a free set of classes for anyone who wishes to obtain their U.S. Citizenship.

    Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm, January 18, 2017 through April 12, 2017.

    The classes cover the N-400 application, the 100 civics questions, reading and writing for the test, and interview skills. Call us for more information or to enroll!
    VITA Office
    905 Jefferson Street Lafayette LA 70501
    337.234.4600 Vitala@bellsouth.net
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - A husband & wife team of impeccable banjo & vocal talent
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
    337.233.7060
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