Main Street at 2
p.m. Starts at
(317 East Main
and Music by the
in downtown New
Iberia from noon
to 2 p.m. Shops
will be open and
lunch will be
and at local
The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial
operations in most of the outlying areas of the Parish over the next 3
days, weather permitting. For
more details click here
Iberia celebrates Blue Magic on Main this holiday season
NEW IBERIA, La. --- Break out the eggnog and dust off the ornaments, because it's Christmas time again, and this year, Iberia Parish is going blue, and we don't mean Disney's "Frozen."
In honor of the late "Blue Dog" artist and New Iberia native, George Rodrigue (3/13/1944 - 12/14/2013), and through a partnership between the New Iberia Downtown Business Association and George Rodrigue Foundation, "Blue Magic on Main" will be the theme throughout Iberia Parish for the holiday season and into the new year in anticipation of the "Blue Dog Comes Home" exhibit at the Bayou Teche Museum (Jan. 15-April 11, 2015). New Iberia's Christmas Parade will also take on the title this year.
In addition to the traditional parade, local attractions are celebrating the holidays with merrymaking events during November and December.
The Iberia Performing Arts League will perform its Christmas musical "A USO Christmas Show," which will be dedicated to veterans from World War II to the present and bring back the nostalgia of the 40s and 50s with classic Christmas tunes and humorous performances that would melt an ice queen's heart (Dec. 11-14).
If you would like to celebrate with us on Dec. 13-14, enter our Blue Magic on Main Getaway on our Facebook. The winner will receive a complimentary one-night stay at the Main Street bed & breakfast Le Rosier Country Inn, free admission to all Iberia Parish attractions and Berry Blue Bucks for shopping and dining.
With all these exciting events, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit Iberia Parish, because a trip here will certainly warm up your winter.
Win a Blue Magic on Main Getaway!
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win a free
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will get to
on Dec. 13
Nov. 1 at 9
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A new exhibit of artwork, entitled
Our Future is Out of this World, will open for public viewing at 2 p.m.
on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Jeanerette Museum located at 500 E. Main
St., Jeanerette. The exhibit was created by art students of Jeanerette
High School and is part of the celebration of Yesterday’s Tomorrows:
Unearthing the Past. The events of the day will feature a time
capsule opening, local exhibits and music by Gal Holiday and the Honky
Tonk Revue. These events are open to all ages free of charge. For more
information visit the museum online at
email@example.com, call the museum at 337-276-4408
Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or find the museum on Facebook.
HONKY TONK REVUE PERFORMS AT THE MUSEUM
With a sound that conjures Patsy Cline, a Johnny Cash attitude and a
reverence for Merle Haggard and Bob Wills, Gal Holiday and the Honky
Tonk Revue pull from the best of Honky Tonk, Western Swing and
Rockabilly classics (and a few originals) to create a show that is pure
American roots. Gal Holiday will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 at
the Jeanerette Museum located at 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Best of
all this performance is being held free of charge and is open to all
ages. For more information, contact the Jeanerette Museum at
337-276-4408 from Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit
the museum online at
www.jeanerettemuseum.com, find the museum on Facebook This event is
also sponsored by Iberia Recreation.
The Jeanerette Community
Development Corporation is hosting Jeanerette Live from 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 on Main Street in Jeanerette. Mayor Aprill
Foulcard brought together representatives from fourteen different
nonprofit groups in Jeanerette to organize this event. This event will
feature booths with handmade or hand crafted items, a kids zone, and
food and live music throughout the day. The feature band, Krossfyre,
will take the stage at 7 p.m. This event is free of charge and open to
the public. Booth space is $50 for vendors wishing to participate.
Vendors can apply on the Jeanerette Live! website. For more information
http://www.jeanerettelive.com/, or contact Phaedra Perkins at
985-714- 6438 or
Office of Motor Vehicles Now
Accepting Multiple Forms of
– Motor Vehicle Offices
across the state of
Louisiana have implemented
and installed devices that
allow citizens to pay their
fees utilizing debit cards,
credit cards and e-checks.
This enhancement provides
convenience and is currently
functional in all Motor
Vehicle Offices across the
state. Presently, there is a
convenience fee of $1.25
plus 1% of total charge on
all debit and credit card
transactions and a flat
$1.00 convenience fee on all
**REMINDER: Many OMV
services are available via
Save time and renew
Sheriff Louis Ackal
advises that the public is now able to access crash reports from the
Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office website. A person involved in a crash
can now go to
and click on the link (CRASH
REPORTS ONLINE) then enter either a report number or name
of person involved in crash and receive a copy of their crash report.
The cost of the report is $13.50 which can be paid online. Sheriff
Ackal has implemented this service to better assist the public.
It’s Coming…Prepare NOW!
The seasons are changing, the days are getting shorter and that means
the quick approach of the Friends of the Library’s Annual Booksale on
the Bayou. This year’s book sale will be held from Friday, October 31
until Sunday, November 2 at the Cyr Gates Community Center in
City Park, so the time to prepare is now! Make space for new books by
clearing out previously read books and donating them to the Iberia
Parish Library. We accept donations year round so you can clear your
clutter and we will have a wider selection of books available for the
sale. Drop off your donations at ANY branch of the Iberia Parish
Library system! For more information on the book sale or to find out
how YOU can become a Friend of the Library, call 364-7024 or visit any
Let’s Honor Our Heroes!
Iberia Parish Library is
celebrating our local veterans on Tuesday, November 4th at 10
am at the Main Library. We will be honoring their achievements and
patriotism with a humble ceremony presented by local veterans
organizations. We will also be taking some time to honor those who are
still fighting for us overseas, as well as those who have passed away.
We encourage any and all veterans to attend and for everyone to spread
the word. This is our small part in saying thank you to these amazing
people, while knowing that you can never really thank them enough.
Time Returns to the Library in October!
Are you looking for a program to share with your little ones ages 24-35
months? Iberia Parish Library’s Toddler Time is back this fall starting
on October 1st at 10:30 a.m. This eight-week program happens on every
Wednesday morning at the Main Library until November 19th. Here, you and
your child can listen to stories, make easy crafts, enjoy finger plays,
and sing along to songs. Did we mention that this is absolutely FREE?
Registration is required; please call the Main Library at 364.7134. Make
sure to rise and shine early, and come Wednesday mornings to Toddler
Time at the Iberia Parish Library.
The Parkview Branch Library would like to extend a warm welcome to teens
and adults 13 and older to Sit and Knit. It doesn’t matter whether
you’re a new knitter or a needle master; you’re invited to join others
in a knit-a-thon every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. The fun starts October 7th
and will continue for several months. For more information, call the
Parkview Branch at (337) 364-7480. New members are encouraged to attend
and are always welcome. Supplies are not provided.
Iberia Parish Library Introduces Freegal Music Service!
The Iberia Parish Library is proud to announce their
newest service through Freegal Music. Freegal gives library patrons
access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels including the Sony
Music catalog by just using their library card. It is absolutely FREE
and requires no software downloading. The best part about it is that the
song is theirs to keep. The link is on the library’s home page,
is 100% internet based, and can be accessed from home, the library, or
any other place that has an internet connection. For more information on
this free service, you can always call the Main Library at 364.7024.
The 2014-2015 IPAL Membership Drive
and Season Ticket Drives for the Iberia Peroforming Arts League are now
underway. IPAL’s MEMBERSHIP DRIVE helps to ensure financial stability
for IPAL independent of ticket sales. An IPAL membeship plays an
important role in meeting the many challenges faced by a non-profit
theater group. The rising cost of utilities, telephone, insurance,
maintenance, royalties, costumes, set expenses, technical upgrades,
theater improvements, etc., makes IPAL MEMBERSHIPS CRUCIAL to keeping
the Essanee doors open. Membership Levels Range from $25 and up.
MEMBERS also receive IPAL’s newsletter, recognition in the program, and
listing on the large posters in the lobby. SEASON TICKET purchase is a
convenience provided those theater-goers interested in assuring tickets
and seats for all show. Season tickets are offered at a price of $60.
IPAL will present the 5 productions in its 2014-2015 season including
three musical offerings. Season plays include “The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Godspell“ (musical), “A USO Christmas Show” (an
original IPAL musical production), “The Drowsy Chaperon” (musical) and
“The Rainmaker.” To Obtain information on both Membership and Season
Tickets, please contact IPAL at it e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or by calling 364-6114 and leaving a message with name and return phone
number. More information can also be found at
www.ipaltheater.com the group’s
IPAL Announces 2014-2015 Season
Performing Arts League is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 regular
Theater Season. This Season will include two dramatic plays and three
musical productions of various types sure to please every taste. IPAL
performs in the historic Essanee Theater in New Iberia, La. With a large
theater seating 200, and a modern light and sound system, IPAL is able
to offer the Iberia Community and surrounding areas top notch theater in
a pleasant environment. All IPAL plays run Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday evenings at 7:30 with a Sunday Matinee at 3:00
season opener will be a musical, “Godspell“, by John-Michael Tebelak
with music by Stephen Schwartz. Based loosely on the Gospel of Mathew,
the show presents a series of parables interspersed with
a variety of modern music, some rock-flavored. The show has played since
1971 on and off Broadway and in numerous tours. Directed by Donna
Berard, the show will run November 6-16, 2014.
Next up in IPAL’s season will be an
original IPAL production, “A USO Christmas Show”. The setting will be
somewhere overseas sometimes in the 40’s or 50’s! It’s a sure fire bet
that those Christmas Classics will be included, along with special
guests and specialty acts. Bob Hope television season took America to
USO shows many years ago …and now IPAL does it again. The show will run
only one weekend, December 11-14, 2014, and will be directed by Kim
IPAL’s grand spring musical will
be “The Drowsy Chaperone” by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with music by
This musical comedy is a
parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a
middle-aged musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite
musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, it
actually comes to life in his apartment. The musical score is jazzy, the
humor is constant, the IPAL orchestra will be in the pit and IPAL will
do its “magic” again. The show was nominated for every major Tony Award
in 2006 and won the Tony award for Best Book of a Musical and Best
Original Score. “The Drowsy Chaperone” also won the Drama Desk Award for
Outstanding Musical as well as many other awards. It runs three weeks
March 6-22, 2015 and will be directed by Travis Guillory.
Rounding off IPAL’s 2014-2015 Season will be “The
Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash. Set in dust bowl
Oklahoma, the play has been described as insightful, comedic and
romantic. A charming confidence trickster named Starbuck arrives and
promises to bring rain in exchange for $100. His arrival changes
many-a-life. The 1956 movie of the drama starred Burt Lancaster as
Starbuck and Katherine Hepburn as Lizzie Curry. The play will be
directed by Dianne Moss and runs May 28-June 7, 2015
Both individual and
Season Tickets are available for all IPAL productions. Tickets are $10
for regular plays and for the Christmas show, $15 for “Godspell”
(student discounts with ID), and $20 for “The Drowsy Chaperone.” A block
of Season Tickets can be purchased for $60 which saves patrons $5 on
individual prices and provides advance assigned seating for The
Drowsy Chaperone. For ticket information contact IPAL at
337-364-6114 and leave name
and return phone number.
Season tickets can also be obtained at email@example.com by visiting IPAL’S website www.ipaltheater.com.
Construction on Lewis Street, between
Dale Street and Twenty Arpent Road, will begin Wednesday, October 8,
2014 and continue for approximately four weeks, depending on weather.
There will be a lane closure during this portion of the work, but only
during working hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. on weekdays. Access to
business will be maintained. Please follow the posted construction
signs. E.B. Feucht & Sons apologizes in advance for any inconvenience or
any disruptions this closure may cause.
DOTD determined that a MULTI-WAY STOP is no
longer warranted at the intersection of LA 677 (Landry Dr.) and Fulton
St. The stop signs are no longer posted on LA 677 (Landry Dr.). Take
extra precautions in this area due to these changes.
The City of New Iberia will not host
the Hazardous Waste Day this year. The following information should be
valuable to those residents wishing to dispose of items in an
environmentally friendly manner. The following items can be dropped off
at these vendors:
Allied Waste announced that beginning
the week of January 6th, recycling will be picked up every other week on the same
day of the week as your garbage,
Gordon Disposal announced a change in the
yard waste, furniture and light construction debris collection schedule
for its customers in the City of New Iberia. As part of a new contract
with the City, curbside collection of yard waste and debris will be
twice per month instead of weekly, effective December 3, 2012. Service
for residents north of the railroad tracks will be on the 1st
and 3rd week of the month. Residents south of the railroad
tracks will be serviced on the2nd and 4th
week of the month. There will not be a set day per household.
Residents are asked toplace items at the curb on Sunday
night. Gordon’s will begin picking up on Monday andcontinue
through the week until collection is complete. For questions or concerns
please call the Mayor’s office at (337) 369-2300.
Iberia Parish President Government would like to announce the immediate
closure of Hayes Road, at the bridge that crosses the Hayes Canal. It
will remain closed until further notice. No local traffic will be
allowed. Iberia Parish Government apologizes for any inconveniences that
these bridge repairs may cause.
Iberia Parish Government
would like to announce the
immediate closure of John
Lewis Road, at the bridge
that crosses the Weeks
Canal. It will remain closed
until further notice. No
local traffic will be
allowed. Iberia Parish
Government apologizes for
any inconveniences that
these bridge repairs may
Iberia Parish government announces the closure of
South Grand Prairie Road, between South Highway 90 Frontage Road and
Highway 14, beginningThursday, July 17, 2014. This closure is necessary
for work crews to perform road improvements and drainage work. No thru
traffic will be allowed until the completion of the project, which is
expected to last approximately 100 days, weather permitting. Emergency
access will be available from South Highway 90 Frontage Road only.
Iberia Parish Government apologizes for any inconvenience that this
closure may cause.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) is
conducting an open house public meeting for the proposed LA 31 & LA 92
Roundabout project. The proposed project would consist of replacing the
existing signalized intersection with a one lane (11-foot wide)
roundabout. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about
the project and to obtain input from interested parties. There will be a
continuous multi-media presentation about the project. Additional
project information will be available. Representatives from LADOTD will
be available at the open house to answer questions and discuss issues
related to the project. Verbal and written comments on the project can
be submitted at the meeting. Comments can also be mailed to the LADOTD
address shown below, postmarked by October 9, 2014. The public meeting
has been scheduled for Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00
p.m. at the St. Martin Parish Government Building 301 West Port Street,
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Should you require special assistance, due to a disability, to
participate in this public meeting, please contact LADOTD by mail at the
address shown below, or by telephone at 225.242.4517, at least five
working days prior to the meeting.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Environmental Engineer Administrator, Section 28
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
BROUSSARD, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and
Development announces that the southbound left lane of U.S. 90, between
Celebrity Drive and Albertson Parkway, will be closed for construction
work beginning Monday, August 18.
During the closure, two travel lanes will remain open at all times and
emergency vehicles will have access to the area as construction crews
build temporary travel lanes in the median in preparation for an
upcoming traffic shift. Drivers are reminded to be alert for
construction workers, their vehicles and equipment.
As part of DOTD’s Geaux South construction program, this $57.1 million
effort will widen U.S 90 to six-lanes from Albertson Parkway to north of
the Ambassador Caffery intersection in Broussard. The project will also
include construction of a U.S. 90 overpass above Albertson Parkway, a
new railroad overpass, and modification of the adjacent frontage roads.
Work on the project is slated for completion in mid-2017.
Geaux South is a $3 billion multi-year construction program that will
convert approximately 160 miles of the current U.S. 90 corridor to
Interstate 49 South. When completed, I-49 will extend from the current
terminus at I-10 in Lafayette to the West Bank Expressway in New
The Geaux South program will facilitate economic growth, improve access,
reduce future traffic congestion, and improve connectivity throughout
the state’s transportation system. Completion of the project will
improve the daily commute for workers by decreasing travel time and
enhancing safety. Additionally, the planned improvements will allow
local governments to evacuate residents easier in the event of a natural
For more information on the Geaux South program, visit
www.GeauxSouth49.com. You may also follow progress at
www.Facebook.com/GeauxSouthI49, and on Twitter @GeauxSouth49.
Beginning Monday, August 18, until Sunday, November 9, La. 330 at the
Bayou Tigre Bridge will be closed to motorists to allow crews to perform
repairs. The closure will take place along La. 330 from La. 14 to La.
The detour includes:
If traveling north of the Bayou Tigre Bridge: Travel north on La. 330 to
La. 14, west (left) on La. 14 to La. 685 and then south (left) on La.
685 to La. 330.
If traveling south of the Bayou Tigre Bridge: Travel south on La. 330 to
La. 685, then north (right) on La. 685 to La. 14.
announces plans to pursue design-build construction for I-49 South
project in St. Mary Parish
Monday, July 07, 2014 9:13 AM
JEANERETTE, La. – Today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and
Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas announced plans to move forward
with the construction of I-49 South by pursuing a design-build contract
for the construction of the U.S.90/La. 318 interchange in St. Mary
“The completion of I-49 South is a priority for the state,” said
Secretary LeBas. “We’re able to pursue innovative ways, such as the
design-build method, to move us one step closer to achieving our goal of
upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate standards."
Earlier today, DOTD issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) seeking a
design-build firm to construct the next section of I-49 South, the U.S.
90/La. 318 interchange in St. Mary Parish. The NOI can be viewed on
The proposed project includes upgrading the existing U.S. 90 and La. 318
signalized intersection to a full control of access, grade-separated
interchange including the reconstruction of the U.S. 90 frontage roads
to provide local access to La. 318. As part of the plan, the project
would improve connectivity for industrial and freight transport to the
sugar mill and port-related industries, as well as increase capacity and
improve overall mobility.
The estimated project cost is $55M - $65M and will be funded by a
combination of federal and state funds. The contract is expected to be
executed in June, 2015 and completed in three years.
Additionally, in December 2013, DOTD announced the winning bid for
another I-49 South design-build project in Lafayette Parish. The $57.1
million project will widen U.S. 90 along the U.S. 90/I-49 South corridor
from north of Ambassador Caffery Parkway to Albertson’s Parkway in
Lafayette Parish. The contract was executed in February 2014. The
project is estimated to begin construction by the end of this month and
completed in three years.
Since 2008, the state has invested $6.4 billion in more than 7,000 miles
of Louisiana’s roadways. This total includes $638 million towards
transportation along the U.S. 90 corridor and approximately $14 million
in St. Mary Parish.
NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
invites you to experience our famous attractions, world renowned
cuisine, contagious music, sizzling events and people who never meet
a stranger. Join us and savor the difference in Iberia Parish!
Nov. 1, 2014 - Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market - Held monthly on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids' activities and other special events. First annual 5K Fun Run or Walk hosted by the Delcambre High School Cheerleaders. Bayou Carlin Cove, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, Sat. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 6, Facebook.com/DelcambreMarket, DelcambreMarket.org
Nov. 1, 2014
The race will be
held on the hard
pack road that
awards will follow.
All entrants will
have a full day pass
to explore the
gardens and enjoy
the area. Poceeds
will go toward
helping the children
of St. Jude
Jungle Gardens, Hwy.
329, Avery Island,
Sat. 8 a.m. - 5
Nov. 1 - 2, 2014
Civil War Encampment - Re-enactment
of the invasion of the Teche
region and the occupation of
1863. The special weekend
event will include
re-enactors and encampment
on the grounds of the
year, thanks to a generous
donation by Iberia
Preservation Alliance, the
encampment weekend will be
free. Shadows on the Teche,
317 E. Main St., New Iberia,
Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Sun. 9 a.m. -
4 p.m., 337-369-6446,
Nov. 1, 2014
contest and family
music, arts and
crafts booths, laser
tag & hamster ball,
reverse bungee jump,
train rides, potato
sack races, fun
jumps, open car show
and more. New
Iberia City Park,
300 Parkview Dr.,
New Iberia, Sat. 10
a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Nov. 1, 2014
- New Iberia
Balconies - Series
balconies along New
Street at 2 p.m.
(317 E. Main St.).
Bring lawn chair.
Before the event,
Shopping and Music
by the Berry
downtown New Iberia
from noon to 2 p.m.
Shops will be open
and lunch will be
Bouligny Plaza and
Street, Sat. 2 - 5
products by area
and fresh baked
and much more.
102 W. Main St.,
Tues. 2:30 - 6
p.m., Sat. 7 -
Nov. 1 - 31, 2014
Parish Library Events-
details. Iberia Parish
Library, 445 E. Main St.,
New Iberia, 337-364-7150,
Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014
- GLC Farmers Market
- Local farmers selling
produce, plants, honey,
homemade pies and
other items grown locally.
Grass-fed beef, pork and
lamb are also available at
the meat market during this
time. GLC Meat Market, 211
N. Main St., Loreauville,
Wed. 2 - 6 p.m.,
Nov. 8, 2014 -
Southern Soul Food
- Soul food cookoff. Family
oriented food festival,
fais-do-do, arts and crafts,
refreshments and more.
Mon Ami, Grand
Marais, 7304 E. Hwy. 90,
Jeanerette, Sat. 10 a.m. - 5
Nov. 8, 2014
Live - Live
music, food, shopping and
kids activities on Main
Street Jeanerette. Feature
band Krossfyre will take the
stage at 7 p.m. Jeanerette
Main Street, from
Minnieville Boulevard to
Bracey Street, Jeanerette,
Sat. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.,
Nov. 8, 2014
Shop for beauty,
weight loss and
jewelry and fashion;
crafts and artwork;
candles; and more
from local small
trucks will be on
site. Princesses and
will take pictures
with the kids. Cyr
Iberia City Park,
300 Parkview Dr.,
New Iberia, Sat. 11
a.m. - 4 p.m.,
Nov. 9, 2014
the Past -
Time Capsule to be
opened after ten years.
Music by Gal Holiday and
the Honky Tonk Revue and
the opening of the
museum's new local
Museum, 500 E. Main St.,
Jeanerette, Sun. 2 - 4
Nov. 11, 2014
with proclamations, 21 gun
salute, flag raising, prayer
service. Bouligny Plaza, 102
W. Main St., New Iberia,
Tues. 6 - 8 p.m.,
Nov. 14 - 16, 2014
-El Festival Espanol
de Nueva Iberia
- Celebrating New Iberia's
Spanish roots with "Running
of the Bulls" 5K and 1 mile
fun run, re-enactment of the
arrival of the Spanish on
Bayou Teche, paella and
tapas cookoff, arts and
crafts, fais-do-do, food
Spanish family genealogy,
guest lectures, exhibits and
Pavilion at Bouligny
Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New
Iberia, Fri. 6 - 9:30 p.m.,
Sat. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.,
Sun. noon - 1
Nov. 14 - 30, 2014
Festival Exhibit - The Bayou Teche
Museum will unveil its
annual exhibit to coincide
with El Festival Español de
Nueva Iberia on November
14th, the evening of the
Spanish Festival Gala. The
installation will feature a
complete and genuine
Flamenco costume and several
other artifacts and
authentic pieces brought to
New Iberia from the Malaga
region of Spain. The
unveiling will take place at
7 p.m. just prior to the
Gala at the Sliman Theater
next door. Bayou Teche
Museum, 131 E. Main St., New
Iberia, Thurs. 7 p.m. for
unveiling, Museum business
hours for exhibit,
Nov. 15, 2014
Shadows' Artist in
Residence: David Greely
- Artist in
Residence David Greely will
present a performance
program based on work he has
been composing during his
research and working onsite.
Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E.
Main St., New Iberia, Sat.
check website for
Nov. 15 - 16, 2014
Barrel Race Association
National Barrel Horse
@ Acadiana Fairgrounds,
713 NW Bypass (Hwy.
3212), New Iberia, Sat.
- Sun. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Nov. 20, 2014
Iberia Flash Market-
Mobile farmers market.
Check their website for
additional dates and
locations. First United
Ministries Center, 211
W. St. Peter St., New
Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6
Nov. 29, 2014 - Showtunes
daBerry invites everyone to
participate in belting their
favorite musicals in a piano
lounge-style setting. Free
admission. Des Amis Dining
and Catering, 225 W. Main
St., New Iberia, Sat. 7 - 11
Nov. 30, 2014
Christmas Shoppe -
Several local crafters
jewelry, beauty products,
handmade candles, soap, food
products and much more, for
more information call
337-229-1982. Willow Wood
Park Recreation Center, 113
Willow Wood Dr., New Iberia,
Sun. 11 a.m - 5
Nov. 30, 2014
of the Season - Free
Christmas concert by the
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
presented by the Iberia
familiar Christmas songs as
well as classical
Peters Church, 108 E. St.
Peter St., New Iberia, Sun.
3 - 4:30 p.m., 337-364-1603,
Dec. 1 - 20, 2014
Festival Exhibit - The
installation will feature a complete and
genuine Flamenco costume and several other
artifacts and authentic pieces brought to
New Iberia from the Malaga region of
Spain. Bayou Teche Museum, 131 E. Main St.,
New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
Dec. 1 - 31, 2014 - Window
Wonderland - Storefront
windows on New Iberia's Historic Main Street
play host to festive Blue Magic on Main
holiday themes through the merry season.
Shops on Main Street will decorate their
window fronts in a 1930s art deco Christmas
card theme and shops will have Shop Berry
Blue deals. New Iberia Historic Main Street,
Experience our harvest of
delicious, locally grown produce
and homemade products by area
farmers, artists and
crafters. Also included are
handcrafted cypress yard
objects, bread and fresh baked
goods, ceramics, honey, jellies,
jams, herbs, candies, wooden
bowls and utensils, birdhouses,
garden benches and much more.
Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St.,
New Iberia, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m.,
Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330,
Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2014
GLC Farmers Market- Local
farmers selling produce, plants, honey,
homemade pies and other items grown locally.
Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also
available at the meat market during this
time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St.,
Loreauville, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,
Dec. 6, 2014
- Delcambre Seafood and
Farmers Market -
monthly on the first Saturday of
each month. Enjoy what's fresh for
the season from area farms and local
waters, along with tasting
opportunities and recipes, live
music, kids' activities and other
special events. Bayou Carlin Cove, 605
S. Railroad St., Delcambre, Sat. 8
a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 6,
Dec. 6, 2014
of the Paddles Gumbo Cookoff-
Sample all you can eat gumbo and enjoy live
entertainment and fun booths. Delcambre
Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St.,
Delcambre, Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Dec. 6 - 31, 2014
- Shadows Merry
Making Season - Tours
of Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation Home and
Gardens decorated for the holiday season.
Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New
Iberia, Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-6446,
Dec. 7, 2014
Christmas Parade -
Christmas parade with Santa Claus,
marching bands, dance groups and more.
Main Street, Jeanerette, Sun. 1 -
3 p.m., 337-579-2153
Dec. 7, 2014
Festival on the Teche Pageant -
Pageant to select queens and kings who
will ride in the Blue Magic on Main
Christmas Parade. Sliman Theater,
129 E. Main St., New Iberia, Sun. 1
Dec. 7, 2014 -Pearl
Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony-
A celebration remembering the day the USA
became involved in World War II with flag
ceremony, 21 gun salute, flag raising and
harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny
Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sun. 6
- 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.
Dec. 13, 2014 - Blue Magic on Main Christmas Parade - Join
us for the Blue Magic on Main Christmas
Parade to honor George Rodrigue (3/13/44-
12/14/13), sponsored by the New Iberia
Downtown Business Association. Enjoy events
throughout the day, including Shop Berry
Blue deals at participating merchants, the
Teche Area Farmers Market, Christmas
caroling, church choir Christmas music,
festive food truck, food booths and vendors.
New Iberia Historic Main Street, Sat. 7 a.m.
- 9 p.m., 337-369-2330,
Dec. 14, 2014 - Delcambre Main
Street Christmas Parade -
Christmas parade with Santa Claus, marching
bands and dance groups. Main Street,
Delcambre, Sun. 2 - 4 p.m., 337-519-2541.
Dec. 15, 2014
Game Night at the Shadows - View
the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears
football game on a giant screen at
Shadows-on-the-Teche. Tickets will be
available at the Shadows. Admission is $15
per person. Food and drink will be available
for purchase. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New
Iberia, Mon. 7:30 - 10 p.m., 337-369-6446,
Dec. 18, 2014
Iberia Flash Market-
Mobile farmers market. Check their
website for additional dates and
locations. First United Methodist Church
Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter
St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m.,
Dec. 27, 2014 - Showtunes
Envision daBerry invites
everyone to participate in belting their
favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style
setting. Free admission. Des Amis Dining and
Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sat.
7 - 11 p.m.,
For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish
Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit
Upcoming Events Around
the Cajun Coast! - St. Mary Tourist Commission
We are now open to the public at our new location! Come by and visit us!
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City, LA 70380
Shell Pipeline Golf Tournament will be held with 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at the Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild in Patterson. Contact 985-395-4653 or log on www.atchafalayagolf.com for more information.
Singles for Dollars Horseshoe Pitching Tournament will be held all day at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson. Contact 985-385-3858 for more information.
American Breast Cancer Garage Sale will be held from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berwick Civic Complex. Contact 985-384-8858 for more information.
LSU Golden Tigers Golf Tournament will be held with 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild in Patterson. Contact 985-395-4653 or log on www.atchafalayagolf.com for more information.
Hats & High Rollers Casino Night by Junior Auxiliary will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Nico Bella in Morgan City. Contact 985-312-8257 for more information.
November 1st & 2nd
A Baseball Tournament will be held at the Bayou Vista Community Center. Contact 985-395-6552 for more information.
An Honoring Our Veterans Luncheon sponsored by the St. Mary Parish Council, St. Mary Community Action Agency and St. Mary Council on Aging with bingo and door prized will be held at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary AARP facility in Morgan City. All Veterans are welcome. Contact 985-384-2277 for more information.
Customer Appreciation Night at Town & Country Florists & Gifts will take place from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. There will be 50% off selected Christmas Trees Cash & Carry and 20% off selected merchandise cash & carry. Join Town & Country for a festive evening of Christmas Magic with holiday decorations and gift ideas. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes and special savings. For more information contact
The Annual St. Mary Parish Red Ribbon Committee Fall Arts & Crafts Show Bazaar Fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Patterson Area Civic Center. Contact 337-836-9661 for more information.
Cedars Reunion with 5th Avenue will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m. at The Legion on the Bayou in Franklin. Contact 337-828-2486 for more information.
The DARE Ministers Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. at the Patterson Area Civic Center. Contact 985-395-8313 for more information.
Morgan City Ducks Unlimited East St. Mary Parish Chapter Membership Banquet will be held at 7:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium in Morgan City. Contact 985-395-9317 or 397-1238 for more information.
Thanksgiving Dinner for the Elderly will be held at 12 p.m. at the Patterson Area Civic Center. Contact 985-395-8313 for more information.
Now - November 15th
Everett Street Gallery will open a new show "Fall Fest for Fine Art." The show will run through November 15th. Artists Guild Unlimited has invited all of its members and friends of the gallery to enter three pieces of their art for sale. If you have a new house, or a camp, or an art lover friend or relative, remember that original art by a local artist is a wonderful and unique gift. Hours: Wed-Fri., 1-4 p.m., and Sat., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Everett Street Gallery is located at 201 Everett Street in Morgan City.
3rd Annual Brittany Project Car Show will be held at Lirette Ford on Hwy. 182 in Morgan City. Contact 337-828-2284 or log on www.brittanysproject.org for more information.
The St. Mary Community Concert Association will present "Alex DuPue / Miguel DeHoyos" at 7:30 p.m. in the Schreier Theater of the Municipal Auditorium in Morgan City. A coffee social for members will be held in the concourse outside the theater entrance prior to the concert. Contact 985-385-2307 or log on www.morgancitycca.com for more information.