A&E calendar for July 27-Aug. 2

The Independent Weekly's calendar features community events, performances, workshops, meetings and more.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Compiled by The Independent Staff

The Independent Weekly's calendar features community events, performances, workshops, meetings and more. To be considered for The Week, please submit information (including run dates, times, admission and ticket fees when applicable) 10 days prior to publication. Submissions will be edited for space. Items can be faxed to (337) 983-0150 or e-mailed to [email protected]

07/27 Wednesday


Great Hikes in Louisiana. John Williams of Pack and Paddle will showcase five great hikes in our state in a slideshow format, which will include information about parking, shuttles, special equipment needs, hiking distances and times. South Regional Library Meeting Room. 6-7 p.m. 981-1028.

Charley G's July Wine Dinner. Featuring wines by Fess Parker. 7 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 981-0108 and reserving a seat.

The LOL Show. Live Comedy/Variety Show. 8-10:30 p.m. The Rabbit Hole, 425 Jefferson St. www.lolshow.com.

La Table Francaise, in Cajun French. 7:30 a.m. & 8:30 a.m. Dwyer's Café. KaJeune's Diner, 2979 S. Union, Opelousas. 264-1783.
Eunice Farmer's Market & Market Days, 3-6 p.m. 100 block of S. 2nd St. 457-6502.

Freetown Mid-Week Farmer's Market, 3-7 p.m. Corner of Vermilion and Johnston streets.

07/28 Thursday


The Acadian Museum will honor Acadian Memorial Co-Founder Jane Bulliard by inducting her into the Order of Living Legends at 6 p.m. at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville. Part of Acadian Day of Remembrance. Visit www.acadianmemorial.org or call 394-2258.

Knife Skills Class by Creed Bearden with Shun Knives. 6-8 p.m. Classes are limited. The Kitchenary 456 Heymann Blvd. 264-1037.

The TEA Party of Lafayette will host a town hall meeting with the topic "Should Lafayette Deconsolidate or Not?" from 6-8 p.m. at South Regional Library. Opposing viewpoints will be offered through power point presentations by Bruce Conque for deconsolidation and Don Bacque against. A Q&A period will follow. TPL will also introduce candidates running for or seeking re-election to public office. 232-4495.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family Education Program. A free, 12-week course taught by trained NAMI members who have lived this experience and offer education and support for families and friends of people with mental illness. Classes are limited. 6:30-9 p.m. 654-2138 or www.nami.org/familytofamily.

Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop. VITA-trained volunteers tutor low-level and English as a second language learners one-to-one at a time convenient to both student and tutor. 5-7:30 p.m. 234-4600 or www.vitalaf.org.

Beginner & Intermediate Fiddle Class. 6-8 p.m. Acadian Music Conservatory, 1301 Ave. A, Scott. 258-2333.

French for Beginners Louisiana Perspective. 5:15-6:45 p.m. French Intermediate level IV Louisiana Perspective. 7-8:30 p.m., CODOFIL, 217 W. Main. 261-1002.


Storytime for preschoolers. 10 a.m. Iberia Parish Main Library. 364-7134.

07/29 Friday


Louisiana Outdoor Expo. Through July 31. Friday from 3-9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cajundome. www.laoutdoorexpo.com.

Free Wine Tastings at Philippe's. 5-7 p.m. 3809 Ambassador Caffery. 991-9794.
French Table in Cajun French. 4:30-6 p.m. Dwyer's Café. 291-7179.

07/30 Saturday


South Louisiana etiquette consultant, celebrity chef and cookbook author Carolyn Shelton will be offering Young Gifted and Classy, a cupcake and manners workshop from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Cité des Arts. The workshop addresses issues like table manners and 10 things to remember about civility and respect and how to interact with others. There will also be a 30-minute demonstration on decorating cupcakes. 707-1665 or visit www.chefcarolynshelton.com.

Mommy & Me Tea at Three. The Southern tradition of visiting over a mid-afternoon pot of tea is being revived at La Cuisine de Maman, Vermilionville's restaurant. 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at bayouvermilion.org or by calling 233-4077.
Canoe paddle down Bayou Vermilion. Canoes will leave the dock from 8-11 a.m. for a morning of relaxing canoe paddling. Canoes and lifejackets are provided. To reserve a place call Margot Addison at 233-4077x205.

"Rendez-vous des Cajuns" Cajun Music Radio & TV Show: Blake J. Miller & the Vermilion Playboys followed by Howard Noel, Jr. & Cajun Boogie. Every Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. Liberty Theater. 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice. 457-7389 or go to www.eunice-la.com

Savoy Music Center Cajun Jam. 9 a.m. - noon. 4413 U.S. 190. Eunice. 457-9563.

Hub City Farmer's Market in Lafayette. Organic local produce. 8 a.m. - noon. 427 Heymann Blvd. 873-0383.

Marcello's wine tasting. 1-3 p.m. 264-9520.

Eunice Farmer's Market & Market Days. 10 a.m.-until. 100 block of S. 2nd St. 457-6502.

New Iberia Farmer's Market. 6-10 a.m. Bouligny Plaza, Main St. (888) 942-3742.

Jennings Farmer's Market, 7-10 a.m. Founders Park. 821-5521.


Saturday Tales: The Legend of Messy M'Cheany. 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

Free summer French lessons for children of Acadiana. Every Saturday morning from 10-11 a.m., through August 13, free lessons in basic French will be taught by an outstanding, certified instructor: in Abbeville, Madame Michelle Fontenot; in New Iberia, Madame Agnes Cappello; in Scott, Madame Jan Skinner; and in Rayne and Cankton, Madame Ashlee Michot. 262-5810 or 225-767-4449.

07/31 Sunday


Sunday Bayou Cocktail Cruise, Lunch and Cajun Dancing. Pastor Brothers Cajun Excursions offers Lafayette a fun activity which promotes Cajun culture and takes advantage of the beauty of the nature of our area. Every Sunday launching from Vermillionville dock at 12:30-4 p.m. www.pastorbrothers.com. 349-8528.

The Music of Acadiana Series: The Vermillionaires. 2 p.m. Frederick Stage at the new NUNU's, 1510 Highway 93, Old Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville. www.frederickarts.homestead.com.

Legalize Louisiana Lafayette meets every Sunday at 5 p.m. at Caffe Cottage. 693-8113.
Holotropic Breathwork. 6 p.m., 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road., Suite C-3. 233-5127.

Alliance Française de Lafayette Picnic. Learn to speak French at Le Pique-Nique. Participants are asked to pack a lunch and a camp chair. 12:30 p.m. Every second Sunday in Girard Park. 291-7179.

08/01 Monday


Cuts for Kids. Remington College-Lafayette Campus is offering complimentary back-to-school haircuts for children this summer through August 12. Parents can make appointments by calling 984-9490 or just walk in. Weekdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 118 Rue Fontaine.

Meditation classes at the Awareness Center, 1001 W. Pinhook Road, Bldg 3, Ste. 223, Lafayette. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 234-1518.

Lafayette Photographic Society meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. 700 Lee Ave. lafayettephotographicsociety.org.

Shambhala Meditation Group. 6:30 p.m. 500 E. Farrel Road. Discussion group follows at 7:30 p.m. 981-5188.
Oasis Belly Dance Studio. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 427 Rena Drive. oasisstudio.org. 988-2001.

Conversation French for Intermediate & Experienced students. 6-8 p.m. Alliance Francais. 110 Travis St. Class is for adults. 261-1002.


Toddler Time: The World Champion of Staying Awake. Free. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Lafayette. 989-4142.

08/02 Tuesday


NAMI Basics offers education and support. Taught by parents who have lived similar experiences with their own children, NAMI Basics is an educational program that provides learning and practical insights for families. This free course consists of six classes that meet weekly or bi-weekly for 2-1/2 hour sessions. New Basics class starting Aug. 2. Space is limited. Call Marion Punch 257-8642 or Allyson Kelly 303-7840. nami.org/basics.

The Music In You. Children will learn how to express their ideas and emotions through music and create their own songs. For ages 6-10. Acadiana Center for the Arts. Through August 4. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Snacks are provided. Bag lunches must be
sent each day. 233-7060.

Common Sense Action Group Meeting 6:30 p.m. Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road. 981-4265.
The Lafayette Swing Dance Society meets at 8 p.m. at Dance Around the World, 292 Ridge Rd Ste. #1. 617-529-0090.

New Iberia Farmer's Market. 3-6 p.m. Bouligny Plaza, Main St. 942-3742.
Opelousas Farmer's Market. 7 a.m. - noon. 828 E. Landry St. 948-0561.


Toddler Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. 482-2278.


The Lafayette Public Library is offering free computer classes at the North Regional Library. 10:30 a.m. Classes offered include Basic Computing, Word Processing, Electronic Spreadsheets and Integrating Word & Excel. Register by phone at 981-1028 or visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

Sex: Truth & Consequences. Separate classes for girls and boys only, ages 15-18. Classes available upon request through September 29 at the Woman's Foundation. Prepayment is required. 988-1816 or to register go to www.womansfoundation.com.

The Youngsville Branch Library will be conducting free computer classes on online safety and e-mail basics. Patrons may sign up in person, call 856-9385 or visit lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

Summer Sessions for Kids with Jen & Mitch Reed: Photography/Guitar/Jam Band Lab/Children's Fiddle for Kids. Each class meets 12 consecutive weeks with curriculum designed to educate and enrich children ages 6 and older. 6-7 p.m. Through August 25. The Front Room. 1301 Ave. A in Scott. 258-2333.

Alliance Française de Lafayette French Classes for the summer through August 15. Different level classes for all ages. 261-1002.

Free job training for veterans. Learn professional sales, speech and encouragement improvement. The 10-hour program is held  weekdays from 10 a.m. - noon at 4607 Johnston St. 981-4265 or encouragementcenter.net.

Acadiana Yoga and Wellness holds various classes. Call for times and info. 236-9000.

Yoga Classes, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Mondays & Wednesdays. Lafayette Center for Yoga. 654-4067.

Gentle Hatha Yoga on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Heaven On Earth Jewelry Gifts, 108 Rena Drive. 918-0355.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Heaven On Earth Jewelry Gifts, 108 Rena Drive. 981-0355.

Camelia House Yoga with James Hebert. 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 708 Jefferson St. 322-6160.

The New Iberia Buddhist Temple located at 2713 Grand Prairie Road holds meditation sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 78:30 p.m. 278-5920.

Spirit Path Meditation and Spiritual Enrichment Center. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon. 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite C-3, 233-5127.

The Lafayette Public Library is offering free computer classes at the South Regional Library. Morning and afternoon classes in Basic Computing, Word Processing, and Electronic Spreadsheets will be offered along with morning classes offered on Basic Internet, Basic Email, Online Safety, and PowerPoint. To register call 981-1028. A full schedule can be found at lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

TLC Tweens/Teens with Life Choices. New program for girls ages 12-14 based upon Sean Covey's book The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make. Same time on Thursday & Friday, July 28 & 29. 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. 988-1816 or www.womansfoundation.com.


Vinylville. Vinyl record sale. Booth 500A, Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market 3011 N.W. Evangeline Throughway, I-49. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Every Saturday and Sunday. 349-1932.

NAMI Acadiana Family Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. 6-7:30 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Farrel Road. 654-2138.

Opelousas Farmer's Market. Wednesday through Saturday, 7-10 a.m., 828 E. Landry St. 948-0561.

Acadiana Farmer's Market, 5-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. 801 Foreman Drive. 948-8812.

Acadiana Open Source Group. 6:30 p.m. Last Thursday of each month at the LITE Center. 412-0178.

CitySmarts Art and Science Camp: Backyard Sports. Through July 29. Hopscotch, hide-and-seek, marbles, roller-skating, croquet, badminton, horseshoes and jump rope. Examine the inner workings of the tools and equipment used in simple backyard games.  Acadiana Center for the Arts. 233-7060.

Vipassana Insight Meditation. Monday-Wednesdays at noon, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. 714 E. Kaliste Saloom Road. Suite C-3. 233-5127.

Storytime. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Southside Branch Public Library.

Women's TEKNEEKS Jump Fit Excercise Class. 6-7 p.m. on Monday & Wednesday's. Chris Ozene, CPT will help females of all ages jump start their way into a healthy lifestyle. DuPuis Center, 1212 E. Pont Des Mouton Road. 351-4144.

Official registration for Tour du Teche II is now open at www.techeproject.com. Registration forms must be postmarked by 5 p.m. September 16 to be valid. Registration includes all meal tickets for registered paddlers and one Coureur de Bois (bank runner) per boat. 394-6232.

Michelle Fontenot showing new glass mosaic works and door toppers at Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center, 315 N. Main Street, Opelousas. Weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m - 3 p.m. Through July. 948-2589.

The South Is Bigger Than Me: Watercolor Works by Jean T. Kreamer on display through July 31 at Galerie Lafayette in the Jefferson Street Branch Library. 261-5787 or lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

Christmas in July Antique Punch Bowl Display. The Alexandre Mouton House (Lafayette Museum) will display a collection of 18th and 19th century antique punch bowls with the idea that Christmas planning starts early. Through July. 1122 Lafayette St. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 234-2208.

Sign up now for the first ever photography contest at Bayou Vermilion District. The photo contest will have two subjects: Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville. Up to five images in each subject can be submitted. Professionals, amateurs and youth will compete through August 31. Go to bayouvermilion.org for more information or to submit.

Art Exhibition-Inductions. Featuring the work of David Flores (mixed media/video) and Dirk Guidry (painter) at the Gallery at Grant St. Dance Hall, 113 W. Grant St. Work displayed though August 4. Shown by appointment or every Monday from 8 p.m. - midnight. 237-8513.

"Copley to Warhol: American Art Celebrating the Centennial of the New Orleans Museum of Art." Opens July 23 through September 17 at the UL Art Museum. 482-2278.

100 Black Men is seeking donations of loose-leaf paper, 3-subject notebooks, glue sticks, Elmer's glue, hand sanitizer and 3-ring binders for its upcoming "Stuff A Backpack" School Supply Drive. School supplies can be dropped off at Cox Communications, located at 1906 Eraste Landry Road through August 12. Monetary donations may be sent to 100 BMOGL P.O. Box 61792, Lafayette, LA 70596. All funds collected will be used to purchase new school supplies.


Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970's Saturday morning cartoon series is lighting up the stage at the Eunice Player's Theatre. Wednesday, July 27, Friday, July 29 and Tuesday, August 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 at noon. Participants are encouraged to bring school supplies for donation. 457-2156.

The Sound of Music (& pre-show of other Broadway songs). July 27-30 at 7 p.m. and July 31 at noon. Featuring students of Acadia Parish. www.thegrandoperahouse.org. 785-0440.

AUI/AURA presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. July 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and July 31 at 3 p.m. Cite des Arts. For tickets and reservations, call 291-1122.

Acting Up in Acadiana presents the Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's "As You Like It," in residence at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Performances take place at the ACA on July 29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets call 233-7060 or go to the calendar at www.acadianacenterforthearts.org.

Opelousas Little Theatre is performing the Rodgers and Hammerstien musical "Cinderella" July 28-30 at 7 p.m. and July 31st at 2 p.m. on the Delta Grand Stage in Opelousas. Call 948-4367 for tickets or 351-2591 for information.