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Today is April 23, 2017
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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  • | 8:00am - | Sports and Recreation, Cycling Tour
    - Registration is open & bike rentals are available.

    Since 2002 Cycle Zydeco has been the best party on two wheels (some time 3 wheels). This event is 5 days of parties and 4 days of riding. The priorities of the riders are: 1- dancing, 2 -eating, 3- drinking and 4- get on a bicycle to get to the next party.
     
           
    Scott Schilling 337.781.9416 info@latrail.org
  • | 12:00pm - 7:05pm | Local Events, Things to do in Lafayette
    Cajun Field
    201 Reinhardt Drive Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    235 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • - On Sunday, April 23, 2017, join Heart of Hospice for its 3rd Annual Celebration of Life Butterfly Release held at Acadian Village – Stutes Store from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration opens at 1:30 p.m.

    The celebration is a vigil full of heart-felt music, crafts for young guests, the reading of names of those being remembered, and the release of butterflies.

    Refreshments will be served and there will also be a train ride for children.

    This event is open to anyone who has experienced a loss. It is not just for those who were a recipient of hospice care.

    If you would like to reserve a butterfly or have any questions, please contact Calla Ott at (337) 232-8159 or email at calla.ott@heartofhospice.net
    LARC Acadian Village - Stutes Store
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    Calla Ott 337.232.8159 calla.ott@heartofhospice.net
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Louisiana State Penitentiary
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - April 23-29. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the sky and to understand the weather processes, and to protect the sky as a natural resource. For more information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           

Monday, April 24th, 2017

  • | 6:30pm - | Personal Events, Infertility, Miscarriage, infant loss
    - This is a group for women who are going through infertility, Miscarriage, and infant loss. We want to stand with each other as we go through times of hurt and heartbreak and get them to encouragement and joy. Learning how to find the positives through the storm. We will meet every Monday in the A building at 6:30pm. Will have snacks and coffee. Come fellowship with us!
    Family Life Church
    2223 Dulles Dr Lafayette LA 70506
    Laine Robinson 337.517.2519 robinsonlainey717@gmail.com
  • | Business, Chamber, Networking
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Wednesday, April 26th, 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
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Take one last trip through the galleries with Hilliard Museum staff before the exhibitions close.

    Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art from the Becky and Wyatt Collins Collection
    February 3, 2017 – August 12, 2017

    Yun-Fei Ji: Looking for Lehman Brothers
    February 3, 2017 – May 6, 2017

    Sandra Eula Lee: Make of / Make do
    December 27, 2016 – May 6, 2017

    Spotlight on Shawne Major
    December 9, 2016 – May 13, 2017

    Image Credit: Photograph of Laura Blereau leading a tour of Face to Face: A Survey of Contemporary Portraiture on view during fall 2016. Photo by Mary Rozas.

    Link: click for details
    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 - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Charlo and the Bayou Swampers
    Pelican Park
           
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Religious Events, Spiritual, Multireligious, Interfaith, Community
    - Sharing Circle is a monthly symposium on the anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical study of specific topics in various tribal/indigenous, classical polythiestic, neopagan, and intrapersonal spiritualities. Originally, Sharing Circle covered specific topics in specific religions with a presenter, akin to a workshop. Today, Sharing Circle is much more discussion based. Participants focus on one question per gathering and share their experiences and perspectives with others. The experience is both challenging and informational. Many participants state that they are asked to evaluate their beliefs logically and to entertain ideas you may not have considered before.
    Main Library
    301 West Congress Lafayette LA 70501
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Festival International de Louisiane
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Striving to ensure individuals working in office and administrative professions have the opportunity to connect, learn, lead, and excel. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New moon phase at 8:16 AM, EDT.
     
           

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Festival International de Louisiane
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A public education campaign sponsored by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation in which children aged 8-18 to work with adult hosts-parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
     
           

Friday, April 28th, 2017

  • | 11:15am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Parc Sans Souci / Downtown Lafayette / Lunch @ 11:15 / Music @ Noon
    Parc Sans Souci
           
  • | 11:30am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Golf, Fundraiser, Fellowship
    - Carencro Catholic School is hosting a four-person scramble at the Wetlands Golf Course on April 28, 2017. Registration begins at 11:30 am with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go toward improvements to the CCS facility and upgrades to the technology department. There is a hole-in-one opportunity sponsored by Courtesy GMC, a door prize raffle and Swanky’s Downtown will be on the course serving some of their tasty food. The 1st and 2nd place teams will be awarded with Wetland’s gift cards.
    Wetland's Golf Course
    2129 N. University Avenue Lafayette LA 70507
    Paula Frederick 337.896.8973 pfrederick@carencrocatholic.org
  • | 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
    - Festival International de Louisiane
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | Local Events, taxi, cabs, transportation, airport, Power, Power Etc
    - The taxi of tomorrow Is ready to bring you around the city of lafayette for a flat rate of only $10. come ride with us and experience a clean smooth ride in a full 100% electric car!

    105 Row 3 Lafayette LA 70508
    Corey Lewis 337.534.0188 Powerenterprisesetc@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Parc de Pont (behind St. Bernard School on the bayou) in downtown Breaux Bridge
    We will have lots of fun and games for the kids and the furbabies. Mad Louann's food truck will join us again, and we'll have a fun jump for the kids.
    Bring your kids and your pets for a fun day at the park! We will also be selling raffle tickets for a long list of prizes. Winners will be announced at the event.
    Please email info@stmartinhumane.com if you want more information, would like to volunteer, or donate items for the raffle.
    Parc Du Pont
           
    St. Martin Humane Society info@stmartinhumane.com
  • | 1:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    Lamson Park
    235 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Festival International de Louisiane
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, infertility
    - The Acadiana Infertility Support Group is for those in the Lafayette area who are experiencing infertility. We offer support, information, sharing of resources, and tools for coping — all to help empower you on your fertility journey.
    Fertility Answers
    206 E. Farrel Road Lafayette LA 70508
  • Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 10:47PM, EDT.
     
           
  • - A month to focus on skin cancer. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. You can prevent and detect skin cancer with (1) prevention: seek shade, cover up and wear sunscreen; (2) detection: look for new or changing spots on your skin; and (3) awareness: see a dermatologist if you spot anything changing, itching, or bleeding.
     
           

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Religious Events

    110 Lions Club Rd Scott LA 70583
  • | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Local Events
    River Ranch Town Square
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Local Events
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | Religious Events
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
     
           

Friday, May 5th, 2017

  • | 5:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Downtown Lafayette
           
  • | 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
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The Bad Plus has spent nearly two decades expanding the parameters of what is expected of a piano-bass-drums trio. The genre-smashing band has crafted a repertoire of innovative original music, along with a daring series of iconoclastic covers spanning such diverse artists as Nirvana and Neil Young, Aphex Twin and Ornette Coleman. No matter the material, The Bad Plus continue to mine the very same aesthetic principles that inspired their inception, exploring myriad musical forms through the unparalleled interpretive power of jazz.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, held the first full weekend in May, provides the perfect opportunity to witness over 30 Cajun and Creole bands over three days coupled with the delicious crustacean, the crawfish. Sample crawfish dishes prepared every way imaginable-fried, boiled, étouffée, bisque, boudin, pie, jambalaya and crawdogs-along with other Cajun & Creole favorites. The Crawfish Festival also hosts a parade, crawfish eating contest, Cajun and Zydeco dance contest, crawfish étouffée cook-off, crawfish race, carnival rides for young and old alike as well as an arts and crafts fair.
     
           
  • | Local Events, taxi, cabs, transportation, airport, Power, Power Etc
    - The taxi of tomorrow Is ready to bring you around the city of lafayette for a flat rate of only $10. come ride with us and experience a clean smooth ride in a full 100% electric car!

    105 Row 3 Lafayette LA 70508
    Corey Lewis 337.534.0188 Powerenterprisesetc@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Anniversary is observed by Mexicans everywhere with parades, festivals, dances, and speeches.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
     
           

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Herbs, Garden Show
    - The Herb and Garden Festival is held the first Saturday in May every year, sponsored by the Sunset Garden Club.

    Everything for the garden enthusiast: plants, herbal products, pottery, garden art and informative presentations. Get there early to attend Master Gardener presentations. Catering will be provided by Janise's Supermarket & Deli and the Sunset Mexican Grill. Children are welcome to attend. Bring your wagon to load up but no pets or ice chests allowed.

    Rain Date is Sunday, May 7 | $5 Admission | 6 and Under Free
    Accross from the old Sunset High School
    Marie Street Sunset LA 70584
    Vivian Olivier 337.662.3542
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Sports and Recreation, Health and Wellness
    - The event is non-competitive but a clock will be available at the finish line for runners to check their times. Every finisher will receive a custom Girls on the Run 5k medal.

    Inspiration Village opens at 8am.
    5k begins at 9am.
    Pancake Celebration (thanks to Penn Tompkins and his incredible team of volunteers!) following 5k.

    Packet Pickup (shirt and bib#) is available before the event on Friday, May 5th from 3-6pm at Geaux Run (906 Harding Street, Lafayette). Pickup is also available from 7:30-8:30am on event day at the registration tent.

    Purchase a customizable course spirit sign to support a GOTR girl/team: click for details
    Parc San Souci
    201 E. Vermilion Street Lafayette LA 70501
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
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  • Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, held the first full weekend in May, provides the perfect opportunity to witness over 30 Cajun and Creole bands over three days coupled with the delicious crustacean, the crawfish. Sample crawfish dishes prepared every way imaginable-fried, boiled, étouffée, bisque, boudin, pie, jambalaya and crawdogs-along with other Cajun & Creole favorites. The Crawfish Festival also hosts a parade, crawfish eating contest, Cajun and Zydeco dance contest, crawfish étouffée cook-off, crawfish race, carnival rides for young and old alike as well as an arts and crafts fair.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Louisiana Monroe
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           
  • | Local Events, taxi, cabs, transportation, airport, Power, Power Etc
    - The taxi of tomorrow Is ready to bring you around the city of lafayette for a flat rate of only $10. come ride with us and experience a clean smooth ride in a full 100% electric car!

    105 Row 3 Lafayette LA 70508
    Corey Lewis 337.534.0188 Powerenterprisesetc@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The 143rd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
    Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875.
    For information on race times and party ideas go to click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Apr 7, 2017.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 3:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Symphony, Piano , Quartet, Beethoveen
    - The Big Four--- music by the greatest composers of all time, laying the foundation and forming the structure for what we know as the modern symphony today, performed by leading American pianist, James Dick and the ASO string quartet.

    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70501
    Acadiana Symphony Association 337.232.4277 Public.Relations@AcadianaSymphony.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, held the first full weekend in May, provides the perfect opportunity to witness over 30 Cajun and Creole bands over three days coupled with the delicious crustacean, the crawfish. Sample crawfish dishes prepared every way imaginable-fried, boiled, étouffée, bisque, boudin, pie, jambalaya and crawdogs-along with other Cajun & Creole favorites. The Crawfish Festival also hosts a parade, crawfish eating contest, Cajun and Zydeco dance contest, crawfish étouffée cook-off, crawfish race, carnival rides for young and old alike as well as an arts and crafts fair.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
    Louisiana Monroe
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
     
           
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Since 1981, a week to honor the many important roles pets have in our lives and to encourage responsible pet ownership. Annually, the first full week in May.
     
           

Monday, May 8th, 2017

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Job Fair
    - Whether you're just starting out in the workforce or ready to make a change, the LEDA Job Fair can help you launch or advance your career. In the past 22 years, thousands of Acadiana job seekers have connected directly with Acadiana's top employers at LEDA's free one-day job fair.

    The 2017 LEDA Job Fair will be our best yet with more recruiters and hiring managers on hand to help you find the career you're searching for.
    Cajundome Convention Center
    444 Cajundome Boulevard Lafayette LA 70506
    Ryan LaGrange 337.593.1405 ryanl@lafayette.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           

Wednesday, May 10th, 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
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
    Pelican Park
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Local Events
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon Phase at 5:42 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because by this time of the year, flowers are everywhere. The May Full Moon.
     
           

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, fundraising , Charity, Animal Rescue
    - Hosted by Acadiana Animal Aid
    Join Acadiana Animal Aid for an evening of food, fun and festivity while benefiting Acadiana Animal Aid. A silent and live auction will highlight the evening. Tickets are $150 each. Table and event sponsorships are available.

    There will be an elegant dinner and drinks prepared by well-known chefs of our region. Chef Gilbert Decourt, a graduate of the Culinary Institute in Nice, France, made Lafayette his home over 30 years ago and has been pleasing Cajun palates ever since. Using his work in various area restaurants, research test kitchens, and even ULL’s Restaurant Administration Program, he has honed his culinary talents and received over 20 prestigious awards - including: Gold and Silver Culinary Classic medals, Special award: National Chef’s Convention, Canada and Chef of the Year

    His boundless talents and creativity make him the pride of Artisan Creative Catering. As head chef, Gilbert Decourt is dedicated to each and every detail while creating innovative presentations and spectacular events for the Cajundome Convention Center.

    Chef Decourt, along with fellow well-known chefs in Acadiana will be serving a superb meal at Bark in the Dark that is sure to please!
    River Oaks Catering and Event Center
    520 E. Kaliste Saloom Road Lafayette LA 70508
    Mary Baudoin 337.896.1553 mary@acadianaanimalaid.org
  • | 7:30pm - | Local Events
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           
  • | Local Events
     
           

Friday, May 12th, 2017

  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - Pizza Palooza is a NEW event by the Oil Center Association! Pizza Palooza will be a pizza competition among local participating restaurants from April 10 - May 10 with a finale event on May 12 in the Oil Center. The restaurant with the most votes will win the title of “People’s Choice: Best Original Pizza in Acadiana,” among other contest category titles.

    During the 4-week voting period, vote for your favorite pizza at participating restaurants - each vote is $1.

    For a complete list of participating restaurants visit click for details
    The Palmetto Club
    307 Heymann Blvd Lafayette LA 70503
  • | 5:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Downtown Lafayette
           
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Local Events, taxi, cabs, transportation, airport, Power, Power Etc
    - The taxi of tomorrow Is ready to bring you around the city of lafayette for a flat rate of only $10. come ride with us and experience a clean smooth ride in a full 100% electric car!

    105 Row 3 Lafayette LA 70508
    Corey Lewis 337.534.0188 Powerenterprisesetc@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Observed on US military posts worldwide, this day celebrates the strength and patriotism of the spouses of members of the military. Annually, the Friday before Mother's Day
     
           

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

  • | 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
           
  • | 8:00am - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Poker Run, Car Shows, Things to do in Acadiana
    - Drive thru judging and car show 8:00 am to 11:00 am
    Early Registration Friday, May 12 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Superior Derrecks (Old Martin Mills Facilty)
    6261 Main Hwy. St. Martinville LA 70582
    Denise Angelle 337.230.5642 ddangelle@aol.com
  • | 8:00am - 9:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Leardership, Communication, Business, Development
    - Discover Your Leadership Potential to Better Influence Your Organization

    If you are a leader, manager or executive in your business or desire to be
    one, then you must make plans to attend. All Generations will benefit from
    these Two World Champion Speakers, Ed Tate and Darren Tay.
    Hear invaluable messages from those who have made the mistakes and
    moved through the challenges to successful leadership roles.

    **Learn Building Blocks to Effective Leadership
    **Leadership Skills for ALL Generations
    **How to Create a Dynamic Presentation in 48 Hours or Less
    **4-Step Process for Leading Change


    Location: Wyndham Garden 1801 Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, La. 70508

    Cost: Students $50, Members $65, Non-members $80. After April 17th, all $80. Meals are included in price.

    Join us on May 12th for Karaoke Conference Kickoff at the Wyndham, 7 p.m.
    Wyndham Garden Hotel
    1801 Pinhook Rd. Lafayette LA 70508
    Danielle 337.356.1026 danispsyched@hotmail.com
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Blues, Rock, Kid Friendly
    - LARC's Acadian Village is gearing up for its first ever quarterly music series, "...On the Bayou." Join us for our series opener "Blues on the Bayou," May 13th, 2017 starting at 6 P.M.. Proceeds from this event will benefit both LARC and LARC's ACadian Village. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase through LARC's ACadian Village for $10 at the General Store. Regular admission will be $12 the day of the event. Please call for information about at advanced tickets at 337.981.2364.

    The May 13th lineup features new and established talent alike. Opening for Blues on the Bayou will be The Cody Bouillion Trio, followed by The Good Dudes, with Michael Juan Nunez headlining the event, featuring a special guest performance by Lil' Buck Sinegal.

    Don't have a babysitter? No worries! Miss Dani B. will be hosting a free workshop for the kids inside the Stutes Store so the parents can have some fun at the pavilion!

    Food by Big Juicy's BBQ will be available for purchase. LARC's Acadian Village will be serving up cold beer and sodas!
    LARC's Acadian Village
    200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette LA 70506
    337.981.2364
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Art Walk Downtown Lafayette 6-8pm
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • River Ranch Town Square
           
  • | Local Events, taxi, cabs, transportation, airport, Power, Power Etc
    - The taxi of tomorrow Is ready to bring you around the city of lafayette for a flat rate of only $10. come ride with us and experience a clean smooth ride in a full 100% electric car!

    105 Row 3 Lafayette LA 70508
    Corey Lewis 337.534.0188 Powerenterprisesetc@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1954 President Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing construction of a waterway that would make it possible for ships to reach the Great Lakes.
     
           

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - | Sports and Recreation
    M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field
    121 Reinhardt Dr Lafayette LA 70506
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect 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
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 60th year in 2017. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. This year we will bring many events that appeal to all ages, including the famous 'Wolves of the World.'
    Lake Charles Civic Center
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Every 57 hours a police officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in America. During this week and on Peace Officer Memorial Day, the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum honors those lost with memorial services and outreach to surviving family.
     
           

Monday, May 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring police departments nationwide. Memorial ceremonies are held at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. For information visit click for details
     
           

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

  • - A month to focus on skin cancer. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. You can prevent and detect skin cancer with (1) prevention: seek shade, cover up and wear sunscreen; (2) detection: look for new or changing spots on your skin; and (3) awareness: see a dermatologist if you spot anything changing, itching, or bleeding.
     
           

Wednesday, May 17th, 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
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Dustin Sonnier and The Wanted
    Food by Super 1 Foods
    Pelican Park
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Mental Health Month was created more than 65 years ago by Mental Health American to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health for all.
     
           

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Classic and muscle cars cruise into the hot side of Louisiana's Cajun
    Country to experience the area's hottest attractions, award-winning Main Street historic district, food and live music, while spectators enjoy free car shows and entertainment.
    Super 8 Hotel of New Iberia
    2714 Hwy 14 New Iberia LA 70560
    337.316.0932
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than 11 miles into the sky.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 8:33 PM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, May 19th, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Classic and muscle cars cruise into the hot side of Louisiana's Cajun
    Country to experience the area's hottest attractions, award-winning Main Street historic district, food and live music, while spectators enjoy free car shows and entertainment.
    Super 8 Hotel of New Iberia
    2714 Hwy 14 New Iberia LA 70560
    337.316.0932
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    Bourgeois Park
    446 Coliseum Rd Lafayette LA 70506
    Tracy Antee 318.652.1007 tracy.antee@cancer.org
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Cajun and Creole Porch Style Music. Every Friday Night at the Begnaud House
    Begnaud House
           
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Upper Lafayette Events, Local Concerts
    - Schedule of Coming Soon!
    Couret Farms
    I-49 and I-10 on the 500 Block on Pont des Mouton Lafayette LA 70507
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
    337.349.5342
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
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  • | Local Events, taxi, cabs, transportation, airport, Power, Power Etc
    - The taxi of tomorrow Is ready to bring you around the city of lafayette for a flat rate of only $10. come ride with us and experience a clean smooth ride in a full 100% electric car!

    105 Row 3 Lafayette LA 70508
    Corey Lewis 337.534.0188 Powerenterprisesetc@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Annually the third Friday in May. Events by city governments, bicycle clubs environmental groups. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Annually the first Friday in May. For information visit click for details
     
           

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Classic and muscle cars cruise into the hot side of Louisiana's Cajun
    Country to experience the area's hottest attractions, award-winning Main Street historic district, food and live music, while spectators enjoy free car shows and entertainment.
    Super 8 Hotel of New Iberia
    2714 Hwy 14 New Iberia LA 70560
    337.316.0932
  • | 7:30am - | Charity, Fundraiser, Local Charity Events, Things to do in Louisiana, 4X4 Truck Events
    Ward 8 Recreational Center
    803 Hubertville Road Jeanerette LA 70544
    Debra Savoie 337.230.6730
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Fashion, Down Syndrome Awareness, Country Music, Dancing
    - Cowboys Western Store will host a "Cowboys & Angels" Fashion Show featuring local individuals with Down syndrome modeling the latest in western fashions and accessories.

    A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana.

    Ticket Price: $15
    Tickets will be sold at the door on night of event.

    Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
    Fashion Show at 9:00 p.m.
    Ashton Shepard will perform at 10:00 p.m.
    Cowboys Night Club
    207 N Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Scott LA 70583
    Kori Bacque 337.593.0020 koribacquephotography@yahoo.com
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    337.453.2038
  • | Local Events, taxi, cabs, transportation, airport, Power, Power Etc
    - The taxi of tomorrow Is ready to bring you around the city of lafayette for a flat rate of only $10. come ride with us and experience a clean smooth ride in a full 100% electric car!

    105 Row 3 Lafayette LA 70508
    Corey Lewis 337.534.0188 Powerenterprisesetc@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.
     
           

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Festivals
    - Registration Required

    BAYOU VERMILION FESTIVAL

    Start the morning off at the Bayou Vermilion Festival, which kicks off at 10 a.m. at Vermilionville. Activities include free face painting for adults and children alike, a bubbles station, live music , film showings and more. Timeline for the event and more surprises to be announced.

    TIMELINE OF EVENTS

    (Boat Parade Participants)
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.| Park your car at Camellia Bridge after dropping off your paddle craft or claiming your rented craft at Vermilionville's boat corral; a shuttle will bring you back to the parade's starting point at Vermilionville.

    10:00 a.m.| Kids' crafts and activities including a bubble station, "Bayou Bones" art exhibit + more. Those who have made a $10 or more donation will also be given a wrist band, allowing them to tour Vermilionville. Food will also be available for sale in the parking lot.

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Free yoga class along the Retention Pond

    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.| Free face painting for adults and kids alike

    12:30 p.m. | Line up to load your paddle craft for the parade into the water at the Canoe Launch

    2:00 p.m.| Parade launches from Vermilionville, led by the Grand Marshal

    4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Live music by Bonsoir, Catin, food by La Cuisine de Maman, beverages (including our special Floatilla Ale by Bayou Teche Brewing), yard games, vending and more at Camellia Bridge.
    Vermilionville
    300 Fisher Road Lafayette LA 70508
  • | 3:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
    337.349.5342
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
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Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 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
  • | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - High Performance
    Pelican Park
           
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Religious Events, Spiritual, Multireligious, Interfaith, Community
    - Sharing Circle is a monthly symposium on the anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical study of specific topics in various tribal/indigenous, classical polythiestic, neopagan, and intrapersonal spiritualities. Originally, Sharing Circle covered specific topics in specific religions with a presenter, akin to a workshop. Today, Sharing Circle is much more discussion based. Participants focus on one question per gathering and share their experiences and perspectives with others. The experience is both challenging and informational. Many participants state that they are asked to evaluate their beliefs logically and to entertain ideas you may not have considered before.
    Main Library
    301 West Congress Lafayette LA 70501
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Peter and the Starcatcher chronicles the adventures of Molly, a girl charged to protect a cargo of stardust from falling into the wrong hands, and an orphan named Peter who eventually becomes The Boy Who Never Grew Up.  Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan that will have you hooked from the moment you let your mind take wing.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Mental Health Month was created more than 65 years ago by Mental Health American to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health for all.
     
           
  • - A month to focus on skin cancer. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. You can prevent and detect skin cancer with (1) prevention: seek shade, cover up and wear sunscreen; (2) detection: look for new or changing spots on your skin; and (3) awareness: see a dermatologist if you spot anything changing, itching, or bleeding.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 24. Celebration of brotherhood for biological brothers, fraternity brothers, and brothers bonded by union affiliation or lifetime experiences.
     
           

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Peter and the Starcatcher chronicles the adventures of Molly, a girl charged to protect a cargo of stardust from falling into the wrong hands, and an orphan named Peter who eventually becomes The Boy Who Never Grew Up.  Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan that will have you hooked from the moment you let your mind take wing.
    Acadiana Center for the Arts
    101 W. Vermilion St Lafayette LA 70503
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    Cajundome
    444 Cajundome Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           

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