March 6, 2014 06:27

Picks around town for planning the weekend ahead


Friday, March 7

Popcorn Theater at the South Regional Library
4:00-6:00 PM
Free Birds will be on the screen and popcorn, drinks and friendly faces are waiting for you to join in. This event is suggested for ages 5-12 - see additional information at the library's event page.

Natural Easter Egg Dyeing Demo
Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Come learn about the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs and how to use natural dye that was used before modern food coloring was developed. Vermilionville memberships are accepted for this event or the cost is general admission. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Read more on Vermilionville's website.

Pack & Paddle's Beer and Gear Social Night
601 East Pinhook Road
4:30-9:00 PM
This free event will offer local brews provided by Pack & Paddle along with demonstrations of new gear at the outdoors shop - guests even have the chance to sign up to win a kayak. Come out and meet locals who love outdoor activities in Acadiana and learn what you can do with your family as the weather turns warmer.

Saturday, March 8

French at the Market
9:00-11:30 AM
This second Saturday event at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm encourages those who love the French language and culture to join in with amis. Les Amis de L'Immersion, the group that provides support for Lafayette Parish French Immersion programs, hosts a student performance followed by a French conversation circle - French speakers of all backgrounds, ages, and language levels are invited to join in.

6:00-9:00 PM
The monthly event hosted by Downtown Lafayette encourages locals to get out and see what area artists are up to. This month, check out the exhibits at Cité des Art and Cajun Spice Gallery to see works created by the LPSS talented arts program as part of the annual Multidisciplinary Arts Festival. If you miss out on ArtWalk, you can still see the student work as the festival continues through March 22.

Should Democrats dump Dixie? DEC 17 Blogger Bob Mann gives his two cents on the question being discussed among tight-pants-bushy-beard-hat-on-in-the-house northern liberals who were disgusted by Mary's defeat. In a round-about way, he's seeking to remind them that the pendulum always swings back. Must-read story about Janzen Jackson DEC 17 This post on Vice Sports is an in-depth look at the life of Janzen Jack

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