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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.
CAJUN MUSIC HISTORY
The Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum will present A Journey Through the History of Cajun Music at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. Using archival recordings contained in the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s Center for Louisiana Studies’ Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore, as well as a live performance, Chris Segura and Michael Martin will discuss the history of Cajun music from the earliest examples to the most recent innovations. This event is being held free of charge at the museum located at 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, La. For more information visit the museum online at www.jeanerettemuseum.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the museum on Facebook or call the museum 337-276-4408 Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 visit http://www.jeanerettelive.com/, or contact Phaedra Perkins at 985-714- 6438 or email@example.com
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 www.iberiaso.org 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.
Toddler 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.
Terror on the Teche at The Shadows on the Teche
The highly anticipated return for Terror on the Teche is here! On Saturday, October 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Shadows and Iberia Parish Library invite you to come listen to spooky stories appropriate for all ages and enjoy yummy treats under the historic oaks of the Shadows. The event storyteller will be the always-amazing Sherry T. Broussard, who is returning for a second go-round to send us all to bed with shivers. So make sure the kids wear their Halloween costumes and come out to Terror on the Teche located on 317 E. Main Street in New Iberia. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Iberia Parish Main Library or at the Shadows gift shop. In the event of rain, the performance will be held at the Main Library located at 445 E. Main St., New Iberia.
Let’s Get to Craftin’!
There’s always something to keep your hands busy, at Iberia Patish Library. For the month of October all of our branches have activities for the young and not-so-young patrons of Iberia Parish. Here’s a quick glance at what’s coming up:
- Oct 2nd, Parkview Branch: a paper tree you can decorate with puzzle pieces
- Oct 4th, Jeanerette Branch: make a scarecrow out of popsicles to celebrate fall
- Oct 6 – 10, Loreauville Branch: kids can create their own owl, witch, picture frame to get into the spirit of Halloween
- Oct 11th , St. Peter Branch: this is a chance for adults to be creative at their library by making a simple yet stunning fall décor out of cinnamon brooms
- Oct 11th, Jeanerette Branch: adults will get to be creative at the library by making a fall wreath out of coffee filters
- Oct 22nd, Main Library: kids can make and take a fun Halloween door hanger, that’s certain to liven up your spirit(s)
For a complete calendar of events, go online to iberia.evanced.info. Consider putting those creative juices to good use and get to craftin’!
On Friday, October 10th Coteau Branch Library will be presenting a wonderful adult workshop called “A Moment in Time.” The workshop will teach patrons the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf, and so on, also known as decoupage! To register for this event please call 364.7430 or go online to iberia.evanced.info. Please bring pictures of your own, to make your decoupage object that much more personal.###
Come. Sit. Knit.
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.
DIY T-shirt Scarves
Grab an old t-shirt (or a new one) in your favorite color, grab a friend and join us at the Main Library on Thursday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to cut and create a no-sew scarf just in time for winter. Please make sure to bring at least one shirt along with you. This program is suitable for children (10+) and adults. Please call 364-7150 to let us know that you are coming.
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, www.iberia.lib.la.us. It 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 website.
IPAL Announces 2014-2015 Season
The Iberia 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
Following the 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 Monroe.
IPAL’s grand spring musical will be “The Drowsy Chaperone” by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with music by Lisa Lambert. 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 or by visiting IPAL’S website www.ipaltheater.com .
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: recyclelocations.pdf
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 the 2nd and 4th week of the month. There will not be a set day per household. Residents are asked to place items at the curb on Sunday night. Gordon’s will begin picking up on Monday and continue through the week until collection is complete. For questions or concerns please call the Mayor’s office at (337) 369-2300.
Iberia Parish government announces the closure of South Grand Prairie Road, between South Highway 90 Frontage Road and Highway 14, beginning Thursday, 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
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.
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.
DOTD 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
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!
For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravel.com