June 1, 2014 9:35 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are working through a pile of bills awaiting final compromises before their annual session wraps up. The state's multibillion-dollar construction budget needs to be finished, and this year's budget needs to be rebalanced to fill holes in education and prisons funding. Among the... more »
March 14, 2014 7:46 AM
The 2014 Salvation Army Style Show Luncheon takes place on Saturday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. This event will be located at 115 East 3rd Street in the Salvation Army Thrift Store & Chapel. The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is a volunteer, educational and fundraising entity of the Salvation Army.... more »
March 10, 2014 7:08 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislature opens its three-month regular session Monday, with lawmakers considering a rollback of toughened educational standards and a boost to the state's minimum wage among a wide-ranging list of proposals up for debate. Lawmakers were to gavel in at noon. Gov. Bobby Jindal... more »
March 7, 2014 10:20 AM
Lafayette, LA- Booth space for the 2014 LEDA Job Fair is now available. The LEDA Job Fair takes place on Wednesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.
Now in its nineteenth year, the LEDA Job Fair is the largest job... more »
November 28, 2013 9:17 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter will have more than 1,000 poinsettia plants for sale the morning of Dec. 6. The plants cost $6 to $8, depending on size. The sale supports research at the Botanic Gardens at Burden. Director Jeff Kuehny says people attending the sale will... more »
October 15, 2013 7:02 AM
St. Edward/ St. Jude Catholic Church Faith Community is hosting the annual parish fair. This event will take place on St. Edward Catholic Church grounds, located at 175 Ambassador W. LeMelle, Dr., New Iberia, LA 70560. The fair will begin Friday, October 18 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday... more »
September 9, 2013 6:30 AM
The Rayne Volunteer Fire Depaartment hosts its annual Fais Do Do. This event will take place at the Rayne Civic Center on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The doors open at 11 am, and the music starts at 12 noon. The entry fee is $5, but kids 12 and under get... more »
July 23, 2013 7:11 AM
42nd Annual Catholic Charismatic Conference takes place July 26-28 at the Holiday Inn "Holidome" in Lafayette. Speakers scheduled at this event: Fr. Dave Pivonka, Superior of the Franciscan Friars & Steubenvill; Lloyd & Nancy Greenhaw-teachers of "Unbound" Healing and Deliverance Ministry, and Joyce Gillie Cruse, Dr. of M.
-Friday,... more »
June 17, 2013 7:08 AM
Acadian Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale will take place at the Ira Nelson Horticulture Center. This event will be Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 am untill 5:00 pm, and Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 10:00 am until 4:00pm. Admission is free and so is parking.
For more info... more »
April 17, 2013 7:25 AM
The 26th Annual Avec Souci Garden Tour takes place on Sunday, April 21nd, 2013. This event starts at 1 p.m. And ends at 5 pm. There are many Lafayette Gardens featured on the tour, and admission to all five gardens requires a $15 ticket purchased in advance or $20 on... more »
March 26, 2013 9:51 AM
The Ford-Mustang Club of Acadiana will host the Ford Mustang Annual Open Car & Truck Show. The show takes place in Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge. The event is March 30 and begins at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.
For more info call: 337-288-3054
Or visit:... more »
March 19, 2013 7:06 AM
The Grand Coteau Police Department presents its 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The fun takes place behind the St. Charles Church in Grand Coteau. On Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be an Easter Bunny visit, egg dying, easter egg hunt, door prizes and... more »
February 25, 2013 7:44 AM
John Paul the Great Annual Gala takes place at the Cajundome Convention Center on March 9, 2013. The guest speaker is Rick Santorum and he will covers topics such as Family, Life and the Public Square. The event begins at 7 pm.
For more info call: 337-889-5345
Or... more »
November 16, 2012 6:55 AM
Annual African American Catholic Youth Congress will be held at the St. Thomas More Catholic High School. This event take place on Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 8 a.m until 6 p.m. This is a peer-on-peer leadership program filled with: dramatic interpretations, music and dance and workshops. This year's Keynote... more »
October 25, 2012 6:57 AM
Broadmoor Elementary's Annual Fall Carnival hosted by the PTO will take place on October 27, 2012. It begins at 10am, and last until 3pm there will be approximately 30 booths including fun jumps, a dunking booth, games, a train ride, a calk walk and concessions. We are currently searching for... more »
September 4, 2012 8:07 AM
The 10th Annual Lydia Cajun Food Festival is presented by the Lydia Cancer Association. The festival will be held in Weeks park in Lydia on Friday (9/7) 6pm to 11pm and Saturday (9/8) 8am until 9pm. There will be music, food and fun for all ages!! There is a donation... more »
July 26, 2012 6:52 AM
LEEVILLE, La. (AP) - State transportation officials say they will be offering 24-hour toll collections along LA Highway 1 in anticipation of increased traffic surrounding the country's oldest competitive fishing event. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday their goal is to keep the flow of traffic at... more »
May 30, 2012 8:54 AM
The City of Opelousas will be hosting the annual Opelousas Spice & Music Festival. The music & market started April 13, 2012 and has been at the Farmer's Market Pavilion each week since. The best local music and the finest homegrown vegetables are at Music & Market. The Spice and... more »
May 28, 2012 8:55 AM
There will be an outdoor memorial service held at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. This service will take place on May 28th, 2012 in the Fountain Memorial Cemetery, Veterans' Section, 1010 Pandora St., Lafayette. A speaker will commence the servce at 9 am, followed by a fly over by... more »
May 14, 2012 8:59 AM
Breaux Bridge's Lighthouse Church will host its annual Ladies Tea Party on May 18, 2012. The party begins at 6:30 pm and Tea party attire and hats are encouraged! Ladies of ALL ages, children and grandchildren are welcome! The guest speaker will be Dorothy Ledet, and it's free to public!... more »
April 19, 2012 6:34 AM
WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - Winnsboro's 26th annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival is Saturday and thousands are expected to swarm the city's historic downtown district. Festival director Paul Price Jr. says the event has put Winnsboro and the parish "on the map." The News-Star reports the three music stages will showcase... more »
April 18, 2012 9:31 AM
The 50th annual parade of homes is hosted by the Acadian Home Builders Association. There will be an opportunity to tour 44 new homes in 19 different subdivisions around the Acadiana area. All homes were built by local contractors with an incorporation of local flavor, and the latest trends. Tickets... more »
April 17, 2012 10:39 AM
The Family Missions Company is hosting its 7th Annual "Shoot with a Mission". The event will take place at the Gol Shooting club in Maurice, La. On Saturday, April 21th, 2012, teams of 4 and 18 years or older can shoot with a mission. Registration can be completed here or... more »
April 13, 2012 10:48 AM
Crowley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Annual Crowley Chamber's Golf Classic! Tee off will be on April 27, 2012, at Bayou Bend Golf Course in Crowley. The event will start at 12pm.
For more info call: 337-788-0177
or visit: www.CrowleyChamber.com
April 4, 2012 9:40 AM
The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation will be holding it's 4th Annual Crawfish Boil. It will be located at Teurlings Catholic High School. This event is open to the public, and Teurlings alumni are encouraged to come. The crawfish boil will be on Saturday, April 19, 2012. It will start... more »
March 21, 2012 10:58 AM
The AHA and local medical community will be hosting the 12th Annual CPR Heartstarter Training event at the Cajundome. The event will be held on April 14th, 2012, with two sessions. The first session will be from 8 am - 10 am, and the second will begin at 10:30 am... more »
January 18, 2012 9:23 AM
Habitat for Humanity is hosting the Third Annual Boogie Nights Fundraiser on January 21,2012, at River Oaks. The fundraiser will last from 7-11pm. This 70's themed event is to benefit Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $50 and include wine and beer as well as food, catered by River Oaks.... more »
March 17, 2011 8:21 PM
The first annual Patty in the Parc kicked off at 5:00 p.m. Thursday night to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in downtown Lafayette.
Organizers said they expect at least 2,000 people to come out to Parc International for the Irish holiday. There was a lot green, from shirts to hats... more »
January 26, 2011 11:39 PM
The 6th Annual Cinema on the Bayou Festival kicked off Wednesday night at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The film festival celebrates movies, filmmakers and the entertainment industry in south Louisiana, and it's also a boost to Acadiana's economy.
"We have arrived, and film has arrived to Lafayette... more »
November 23, 2010 8:52 AM
Lafayette Optimist Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale starts November 25th at Cajun Field.
The annual Christmas Tree sale starts on Thanksgiving Day and lasts until the trees are gone.
For more information call, 337-233-0614 or visit, www.lafayetteoptimistclub.com
November 2, 2010 11:45 AM
The 38th Annual Rayne Frog Festival are inviting visitors to participate in the unique Frog Racing and Jumping contests. The contests will be held from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm, Saturday, November 13th, under the Festival Pavilion. The Frog Racing and Jumping contests made their debut appearance at the third annual... more »
October 21, 2010 9:43 AM
Bayou State Corvette Club is having their 21st Annual Corvette Show at the Cajun Harley Davidson in Scott on October 23rd. Registration is 8am -11am and Awards are at 2:30pm.
October 14, 2010 10:18 AM
The 20th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off will take place in Downtown Lafayette tonight from 4:30-7:30 PM. The event at Parc International will offer all the gumbo you can eat for just $5.00. Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie will be playing. There will be a Children's Costume Contest at 6:30pm (Ages... more »
October 13, 2010 10:17 AM
Acadiana's 17th annual Breast Health Symposium will be held today and admission is free. The mission of the event is to raise awareness of women's health and the importance of an annual breast exam.
The symposium provides the latest information in breast health, humorous guest speaker Lille Shockney, fashion... more »
October 12, 2010 1:59 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead nominees for the 38th annual American Music Awards with five nods each. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has four nominations, while Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B. and Usher have three each. Eminem and Bieber are each up for favorite pop/rock artist and album,... more »
October 11, 2010 9:30 AM
Institute for Breast Health will have their The 17th Annual Acadiana Breast Health Symposium at the Cajundome Conventon Center on October 13, 2010 from 5:00pm till 8:00pm.
The symposium provides the latest information in breast health, humorous guest speaker Lille Shockney, fashion show modeled by local breast cancer survivors.... more »
September 30, 2010 9:48 AM
The 2nd Annual Danielle's Rhythm and Blues and Auction will be this weekend, Sunday, October 3rd, at Pat's Atchafalaya Club in Henderson. Admission is $20 and all net proceeds benefiting St. Jude. Children's Research Hospital. The event will be from 2pm till 9pm. There will be plenty of food and... more »
September 29, 2010 9:52 AM
The Bayou Vermilion Festival will be this Sunday October 3rd from 10am - 6pm. There will be Cajun and Zydeco bands, festival food, water activities, children's crafts, wooden boats and antique car displays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for members and students (6-18); and childern 5 and under get... more »
September 6, 2010 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state corrections department is looking for donations of suits, dress shirts, shoes and sportswear to help men leaving prison have something to wear for their job searches.
The department and Refined by Fire Ministries are partnering with Men's Wearhouse to collect clothes during... more »
September 1, 2010 6:31 AM
PLAISANCE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's oldest zydeco festival gears up this week with a parade and a free jam session at what organizers say is one of the oldest zydeco clubs still standing. The 28th Annual Original Southwest "La-La" Zydeco Music Festival on Saturday in Plaisance will culminate three days... more »
July 7, 2010 1:33 PM
New Iberia, LA- The Iberia Parish Enhancement Fund announces the 2nd annual grant cycle for nonprofits based in Iberia Parish and organizations that have programs in Iberia Parish. Applications will be accepted July 15th - August 31, 2010. The grantees will be selected in October 2010 and will be awarded... more »
March 31, 2010 12:19 PM
The tenth annual free bystander CPR training event will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the Cajundome. Three two-hour training sessions will be offered at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to anyone middle school age and older. There will also be demonstrations on administering CPR to an... more »
March 17, 2010 3:26 PM
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Department is currently undergoing its annual certification training. Today there are over 20 deputies, including some police officers from various municipal police agencies receiving instruction and certification in defensive tactics. "Our deputies work very hard and put their lives on the... more »
January 8, 2010 12:49 PM
Lafayette, LA-The 2nd Annual Rudolph Run NOW offers a unique way to get in shape after the holidays and is rescheduled for January 16, 2010, beginning in the early afternoon. Preregister for this family-friendly and festive run in Downtown Lafayette, starting in Parc Sans Souci.
In observance of the... more »
December 20, 2009 6:44 PM
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winning Jockey Calvin Borel was back in his hometown of Catahoula today.
Borel served as grand marshall for the 24th annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade. Crowds lined the streets to see the famous Acadiana jockey and to watch the floats and see the... more »
December 10, 2009 1:34 PM
24th Annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Dept. Christmas Parade December 20, 2009 @ 2:00pm
Grand Marshal will be Mr. Calvin (Boo Boo) Borel 2 time Kentucky Derby and 1 time Preakness Stakes winner
Registration is in Catahoula Park at 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. Register when you first enter the... more »