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New Iberia Fall Artwalk October 18th

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September 12th Farmers Market and Food Truck Festival info and  downloadable flyer

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Iberia Parish Government would like to announce the closure of the right side of the west bound lanes of West Admiral Doyle Drive, within the 3000 – 3400 block area, beginning Monday, August 31, 2015.  This lane of West Admiral Doyle Drive will be closed for approximately six (6) weeks.  All driveways within the lane closure will have access to and from their properties via the left lane.

The Bayou Teche Museum will hold its popular Bridge Party on Monday, September 14th from 11:30 until 4:30 at the Museum, 131 E. Main Street.  Must register to participate by September 10th.  Bring your favorite partner, $25 per person. Prizes for high score 1st & 2nd places, door prizes, sandwiches and desserts. All proceeds benefit the Bayou Teche Museum Foundation. For more information and to register,  please call the Museum at 606-5977.

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First Annual Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival Coming to Iberia Parish
WHAT: Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival: Celebrating Storytellers from Iberia & Beyond
WHEN: Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10, 2016
WHERE: New Iberia & Iberia Parish, Louisiana
DETAILS:
 
The world-famous literary legacy Detective Dave Robicheaux, created by author James Lee Burke, is coming home to Iberia Parish, Louisiana with his first festival.
The official Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival: Celebrating Storytellers from Iberia & Beyond will be held April 8-10, 2016, predominately in New Iberia's historic district, but will also include events around Iberia Parish.
Various venues will celebrate literature and its impact on our parish's culture with storytelling, workshops, theatrical vignettes, music, local cuisine, bourré lessons and a tournament, Dave Robicheaux tours and a 5K run.

The first annual Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival invites all literature lovers to stop by Iberia Parish for a great time. 
Authors who would like to hold readings and have their published works for sale should contact Books Along the Teche's Howard Kingston at (337) 367-7621.
While the official website is in the works, visitFacebook.com/DaveRobicheauxLiteraryFestival for updates, ticket prices and information.

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The Diabetic Kitchen have partnered with UnitedHealthcare of Louisiana and will offer a Diabetic Class each Tuesday throughout the month of September beginning this evening, September 1, 2015. The Classes will begin at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church which is located at 119 Jefferson Street in New Iberia, Louisiana. Each week a different topic will be highlighted. Here's our list of Topics for the month: 

Week 1 – Tuesday, September 1st:  Know Your Numbers – Understanding Blood Pressure, Systolic Pressure, Diastolic Pressure, what's normal, what's high, what's low and how to properly control those numbers. What's your cholesterol number, what's your body mass (BMI), what you A1C, what's your Resting Heart Rate and what's your Body Weight, then, what do all these numbers mean to your Personal Health? 

Week 2 – Tuesday, September 8th:  Make Walking a Complete Workout & Stretching for Fitness – The name tell it all...Exercise, warm-up, flexibility, a walk, cool down, stretch again, and as you walk, find your target heart rate. What's the importance of Exercise as it relate to Diet and Diabetes. 

Week 3 – Tuesday, September 15th: Eating to Support A Healthy Heart – We know putting the right foods together each day can be confusing so we'll explain what Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fat is, along with what to do with and about high numbers. We'll discuss Trans Fat, Saturated Fats, Cholesterol, Fiber, Sodium, etc., it'll be an extremely interesting Class. 

Week 4 – Tuesday, September 22nd – Tips for Moving Your Eating Habits I the Right Direction: Write down what you eat for a few days to afford yourself a good picture of your eating habits. Making Small Changes, Controlling the amount you eat, Check out the Nutrition Facts of Food Labels, Choosing foods that are lean, low-fat or fat free. 

Week 5 – Tuesday, September 29th:  Our Regularly Scheduled Meeting We promise a well organized presentation for you, a family member, or anyone interested in helping themselves. Here's yet another opportunity for you to get needed information at no cost, only the time it take to sit and listen. Presenting the program will Mrs. Deborah Jones, Community Outreach Specialist for UnitedHealthcare of Louisiana, and Facilitating the Classes will is Nathaniel Mitchell Sr., Founder of The Diabetic Kitchen For more information contact: Nathaniel Mitchell Sr., at 337-519-3010,Nateyes@bellsouth.net, or The Diabetic Kitchen of Facebook

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JEANERETTE, La.--- The Jeanerette Museum is hosting a history talk by C. J. Christ, military historian and author of "World War II in the Gulf of Mexico: Documenting a War Close to Our Shores."  

Christ, a tireless researcher and acknowledged authority on German U-boats, will lead a talk on his research at 6 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 23, 2015 at the museum located at 500 E. Main St. in Jeanerette.  

Christ has published hundreds of articles and regularly lectures on military issues as he has over the past 30 years. He will discuss his years of research as he searched for the German submarine U-166 in the Gulf of Mexico.  

Christ began his search for U-boat 166 in 1967 after hearing stories about a sunken German vessel just offshore in shallow water. After numerous diving expeditions, interviews with witnesses and research of official records, he was able to correct the record on who sunk the submarine. Christ was recently recognized by the Secretary of the Navy and the former Chief of Naval Operations for this achievement.   

A U.S. Air Force veteran, Christ served a tour flying B-29s over North Korea before earning an English degree from McNeese State University. He founded Houma Aviation and is the President of the Regional Military Museum in Houma, La.  

Christ has been featured in several documentaries, including WWLTV (New Orleans), WVUETV (New Orleans), WCBS TV (Dallas), the History Channel, NOVA, and ZDF Public Television in Munich, Germany.  

Seating may be limited for this free program suitable for an adult audience. A book signing will follow the event.  

For more information on this free program, contact the Jeanerette Museum Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 337-276-4408, visit their webpage at JeaneretteMuseum.com; email jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com or like them onFacebook.

Museum Adds Saturday Date to Schedule

The Jeanerette Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 as part of its continued celebration of the Grand Reveil Acadien. The museum is normally closed on Saturdays, but this special opening will allow visitors to view the new exhibit and tour the museum. The museum’s normal operation schedule is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. For more information on tour rates or schedules contact the museum at 337-276-4408.

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Office of Motor Vehicles Now Accepting Multiple Forms of Payment

 BATON ROUGE – 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 e-checks. **REMINDER:  Many OMV services are available via www.expresslane.org.  Save time and renew online!!!

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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. 

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  • WHO: Iberia Parish Library

  • WHAT: Photo Exhibit

  • WHERE: Heritage Room in St. Peter Branch Library,

  • 1111 W. St. Peter Street, New Iberia, LA 70560

  • WHEN: All September long from 9 AM - 6PM

DETAILS: In regards to the Sugar Cane festival, we will be exhibiting our new collection of photos titled “Deeply Rooted” at the St. Peter Branch Library for the month of September. This collection began earlier this year in February and consists of photos documenting the West End of New Iberia circa 1940’s and up. On display will be elusive photos of Queen Brown Sugar. If you have vintage photos of the West End from this time period then please contact Sami Haggood at Main Library (364-7150).

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  • WHO: Elaine Griffin

  • WHAT: Photo exhibit of Sugar Cane throughout the years in New Iberia

  • WHERE: Main Library, 445 East Main Street, New Iberia, LA 70560

  • WHEN: Thurs, Sept 17 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM

DETAILS: Join us, as we celebrate the long-standing tradition of Iberia Parish’s Sugar Cane festival with photos from our Martin Collection. The photo gallery exhibit will feature: individuals cutting sugar cane by hand, old time harvesting machines, the old sugar mills, Sugar Festival contestants, and celebrated festival kings and queens! So be sure to drop by and say “Hi, Sugar!” to us at Main Library on Thurs, Sept 17 at 6:00 PM. Also, many of the individuals in these photos are unidentified, so maybe you can help to identify them as well.

A Recipe for Fun!

WHO: Mandy Armentor WHAT: A cooking demonstration for kids and parents teaching them how to make easy, healthy, and tasty culinary masterpieces. WHERE: St. Peter Branch Library at 1111 West St. Peter, New Iberia. WHEN: Tues, September 15 at 5:30 PM (registration is required) DETAILS: Want to learn a quick recipe for fun? Just add yourselves to one St. Peter Branch Library on Tues, September 15 at 5:30 PM, add in one Mandy Armentor, Nutrition Agent for LSUAg, and a dash of family fun. You may remember Ms. Mandy from our well-liked summer pizza workshop and Kid’s Farmers Market. She’ll be teaching you how to stay safe with food in the kitchen, as she whips up a tasty meal that you can sample there and try to make at home. This cooking demonstration is sponsored by LSUAg Extension Center and Friends of the Library. To register go to iberia.evanced.info/signup or call 364.7024.

 

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ipal@cox.net

  www.ipaltheater.com

     IPAL Announces 2015-2016  Season

                The Iberia Performing Arts League is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 regular Theater Season.  This Season will include two dramatic plays and three musical productions with live music of various types and is sure to please every taste as theatergoers enjoy “Broadway on the Bayou.” IPAL performs in the historic Essanee Theater in New Iberia, La. With a theater seating capacity of nearly 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. Opening the 2015-2016 Season will be “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry. This groundbreaking drama starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959.  In this American classic, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The show will be directed by Phanat Xanamane and will run Sept 10-20, 2015.   Following the season opener will be a musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” with  book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts.  It is the second longest running “Off-Broadway” show of all times (after only “The Fantastics”). The show’s tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” Told through a series of vignettes, the musical follows two couples through life. It will be directed by Dianne Moss and will run October 29 –November, 2015.  For Mature Audiences Only. Next up in IPAL’s season will be an original IPAL production, “A USO Christmas Show” which will be encored this season. According to director, Kim Monroe, “The show was such a hit last year, we had to turn people away at the door! There are many who never got to see it. And just like pulling out all those old Christmas albums or CDs, many will want to see it again.“ The setting will be a naval base 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.  This encore presentation will run only one weekend, December 3-6, 2015,  and will again be directed by Kim Monroe. IPAL’s grand spring musical will be “Jesus Christ, Superstar” with music by the extraordinary Andrew Lloyd Weber and lyrics by Tim Rice. This ”rock-opera” is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. What began as a concept album in 1970 was turned into a Broadway musical by 1971 and a movie by 1973. It was nominated for five Tony Awards. For this epic show, the IPAL orchestra will be in the pit and IPAL will do its “magic” again.  “Jesus Christ, Superstar” runs three weeks March 4-20, 2016 and will be directed by Katherine Caffery. Rounding off IPAL’s 2015-2016 Season will be “Out of Sight, Out of Murder” by Fred Carmichael. In the hilarious story, Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another  author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm affects a cosmic snafu, and his characters come to life. Peter loses control of his characters and there is another murder! Directed by Donna Berard, the show will provide a fun finale to this wonderful season June 2-12, 2016. Both individual and Season Tickets are available for these IPAL productions. Tickets are $10 for regular plays, $15 for the Christmas Musical and  “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and $20 for “Jesus Christ, Superstar.” A block of Season Tickets can be purchased for $65 which saves patrons $5 on individual prices, provides advance assigned seating for “Jesus Christ, Superstar”, and allows the season ticket holder to vote in IPAL’s new Award Program. For ticket information contact IPAL at 337-364-6114 and leave name and return phone number. Season tickets can also be obtained at ipal@cox.net or by visiting IPAL’S website www.ipaltheater.com . IPAL is sponsored in part by a Grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

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Recycling pick-up 2015 schedule

Bulky Waste pick-up 2015 schedule

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

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.

 

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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!

 

Sept. 1 - 30, 2015 Iberia Parish Library Events -Check Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Parish-Library for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, IberiaLibrary.org
Sept. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2015 - Teche Area Farmers Market -
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,Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarket

Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 - 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, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, GlcRanch.com/Glc-Meat-Market,Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle

Sept. 4 - 6, 2015 - Labor Day Fishing Rodeo - Fishermen compete in 15 different types of fish and win prizes in runabout, inside and children's divisions. The boat captain whose crew catches the most point fish over the weekend will also win an award and every qualified registrant is eligible to participate in the grand prize drawing. Quintana Boat Launch, Hwy. 319 & Beach Ln., Cypremort Point, 5 a.m. - 3 p.m., 337-364-7301

Sept 4 - 6, 2015 - LA Brahman Sugar Classic - Louisiana state cattle show.SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena 

Sept. 5, 2015 - Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market
- 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 Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7, DelcambreMarket.org, Facebook.com/DelcambreMarket 

Sept. 10 - 20, 2015 - IPAL Presents "A Raisin in the Sun" - Live theatre production. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs - Sat. 7:30 - 10 p.m. & Sun 3 - 5:30 p.m., 337-364-6114, IPALTheater.comEventBrite.com

Sept. 11, 2015 - Patriot Day Ceremony- A celebration honoring soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and made it home with Flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397  

Sept. 11 - 12, 2015 - Lydia Cajun Food Fest - Friday night fais-do-do and Saturday survivor walk, poker run, all-day fais-do-do, food court with over 40 food vendors, crafts, carnival rides, face painting, fun for everyone. Weeks Park, 4412 Weeks Park Rd., Lydia, Fri 5 - 11 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.- 9p.m., 337-367-1192,LydiaCancerAssociation.org, Facebook.com/Groups 

Sept. 12, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721,JeaneretteChamber.org, Facebook.com/JeaneretteChamberofCommerce

Sept. 12, 2015 - Food Truck Festival - Food trucks will be available at the Teche Area Farmers Market every second Saturday of the month. Along Fulton St. between Fisher Street and Iberia Street, New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330, Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarketFacebook.com/NewIberia.DBA

Sept. 16, 2015 - Sip and Snack at Shadows-on-the-Teche - Event for current and potential volunteers. The theme "With a Little Help from Our Friends," will outline the Shadows events which will require assistance from volunteers from October through December 2015. While this is intended for regional volunteers, the Shadows staff would be glad to have the assistance of a visitor who might want an insider's view of Encampment or another fall event. Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitor Center, 320 E. Main St., New Iberia, 3 - 5 p.m., 337-369-6446, ShadowsOnTheTeche.org

Sept. 18, 2015 - POW-MIA Day Ceremony - A celebration honoring soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and made it home with Flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397  

Sept. 19, 2015 - Brick Street Market - Heirloom plant sale, multi-garage sale and art/antiques/primitives/gifts. A&E Gallery, 335 W. St. Peter, New Iberia, 7 a.m. - noon, 337-321-1956, Schex.com/aandeFacebook.com

Sept. 19, 2015 - Cajun French Music Festival - Les Cadiens du Teche (CFMA) music festival, Cajun bands, dancing, food, refreshments, raffle, door prizes. Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-7538, CajunFrenchMusic.org/Chapter_NewIberia 

Sept. 23, 2015 - WWII in the Gulf of Mexico - Military Historian C. J. Christ will lead a discussion on German submarines in the Gulf of Mexico during World War II. A book signing will follow. Seating may be limited. Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-276-4408, JeaneretteMuseum.com,Facebook.com/Pages/Jeanerette-Museum 

Sept. 23 - 27, 2015 - Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival - Celebrate the Louisiana sugar cane industry with parades, carnival, live Cajun and Zydeco music, sugar cookery, photography, and artistry competitions, horticulture show, pageantry and more. Various venues in New Iberia, Wed. 5 - 11 p.m, Thurs. 3 - 11:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-369-9323, HiSugar.org,Facebook.com/LouisianaSugarCaneFestival 

Sept 24 - 26, 2015 - LA Sugar Cane 4-H Livestock Show and Sale - Both open and Iberia youth livestock shows available for entry. Animal auction on Sat. at 2 p.m.SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-4441, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena

Sept. 24, 2015 - Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market - Selling fresh produce and baked goods on the last Thursday of each month. For details, go toFacebook.com/AGAFarmersMarket. For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, check Facebook.com/BestLifeFlashMarket. First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838.

Sept. 26, 2015 - Sugar Daddy Car Show - Open car and truck show. Arceneaux Ford, 1111 W. Hwy. 90, New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-316-0932,CruisinCajunCountry.comFacebook.com/CruisinCajunCountry

Sept. 26, 2015 - Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Beau Soleil Cafe and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., 337-378-9469, Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry

Oct. 1 - 16, 2015 - Hi Sugar! Exhibit - Celebrate the long-standing tradition of Iberia Parish's Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival with photos from the I.A. and Carol Martin Collection. The exhibit will feature individuals cutting sugar cane by hand, old time harvesting machines, the old sugar mills, Sugar Festival contestants and celebrated festival kings and queens. Iberia Parish Library - Main Branch, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (library hours), (337) 364-7150, Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Parish-LibraryIberiaLibrary.org 
Oct. 2 - 4, 2015 - Tour du Teche Canoe Race - Annual 135-mile canoe, kayak and pirogue race on Bayou Teche with local culture and flavor featuring nightly festivals at each stop. Held the first weekend in October (Fri-Sun). The Black Bear Canoe and Kayak Race runs 35 milesfrom New Iberia to Franklin. Register atWebScorer.com/Register. Bayou Teche, Port Barre to Patterson, all day event, (337) 394-6232, TourDuTeche.com  
Oct. 3 - Nov. 1, 2015 - Halloween at Cajun RVera - Trick or treating every Saturday in October with costume contest. Pumpkin patch and haunted house on Friday and Saturday of Halloween weekend. Cajun RVera/SugArena, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212), New Iberia, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., (337) 256-8681, CajunRVera.com,Facebook.com/CajunRVera 
Oct. 3, 2015 - Shadows Arts & Crafts Fair - More than 100 artists exhibit fine art and crafts in the Shadows' gardens. Wooden cutting boards and bowls and many types of wooden items, baby clothes, crocheted and knitted items, baked goods and other food items, bath products, creams & lotions and more. To celebrate Grand Réveil Acadien week, the Shadows will offer tours in French during the fair. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., (337) 369-6446,ShadowsOnTheTeche.org, Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche 
Oct. 3, 2015 - Cajun Day at the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market
- Live Cajun music and lots of Cajun food just for this event! 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 Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,DelcambreMarket.org, Facebook.com/DelcambreMarket 
Oct. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, 2015 - Teche Area Farmers Market -
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,Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarket
Oct. 5 - 10, 2015 -Grand Réveil Iberia In celebration of Grand Réveil Acadien, the Iberia Parish Welcome Center will offer prizes, a scavenger hunt, artisans, musicians, art exhibits, culinary demonstrations, food tastings, coupons, information about GRA specials throughout Iberia Parish, including special events in Loreauville and Delcambre. Please visit our Grand Réveil event page and shopping page for more information. Iberia Parish Visitor Center, 2513 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 9 am. - 4 p.m., (337) 365-1540, IberiaTravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia
Oct. 7, 2015 - Cajun History Talk Jeanerette Museum will host the film viewing of "Louisiana Story" and a special presentation by Tika Laudun, senior producer of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Laudun will speak about the process of creating the film and the people behind it during the museum's celebration of Grand Reveil Acadien. This free program is suitable for an adult audience. Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-276-4408,   JeaneretteMuseum.com,Facebook.com/Pages/Jeanerette-Museum  

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 - 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, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, GlcRanch.com/Glc-Meat-Market,Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle

Oct. 8, 2015 - Discover Loreauville, La. - Loreauville will have a special event for Grand Réveil Acadien. Presentation on Acadian History in Loreauville area and on the New Acadia Project. "Flotilla Under the Bridge" ceremony and French students performance. Unveiling of plans for a park, museum and Acadian Odyssey Monument. Tintamarre (traditional Acadian parade) to City Hall on Main Street. Gumbo and music. Old Fire Station, 119 Bridge St., Loreauville, 10 a.m. - noon, 337-967-2018. 
Oct. 8, 2015 - Iberia Parish Day for Grand Réveil Acadien There will be activities during the day including a photo scavenger hunt, trivia contest, giveaways, artisans and much more! Iberia Parish Welcome Center, 2513 Hwy 14, New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-365-1540, IberiaTravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia 
Oct. 9 - 10, 2015 - SugarFest Classic Added Money Barrel Race - Regional added money barrel race competition, concessions.. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com,Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena 

Oct. 10, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721,JeaneretteChamber.org, Facebook.com/JeaneretteChamberofCommerce

Oct. 10, 2015 - Food Truck Festival - Food trucks will be available at the Teche Area Farmers Market every second Saturday of the month. Along Fulton St. between Fisher Street and Iberia Street, New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330, Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarketFacebook.com/NewIberia.DBA

Oct. 10 - 11, 2015 - World Championship Gumbo Cookoff - Every 2nd weekend in October. Family oriented food festival in historic downtown New Iberia. Music all weekend. Roux Run Saturday 8 a.m. (5K and one mile Fun Run register at IberiaOnTap.com). Anything but gumbo mid-day Saturday. The "Battle of the Roux's" on Sunday-gumbo serving at 11 a.m. Awards mid afternoon. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. & until 3 p.m. on Sunday, (337) 364-1836, IberiaChamber.org/Gumbo-Cookoff, Facebook.com/GumboCookoff
Oct. 14, 2015 Indian Mounds Along Bayou Teche Talk Celebrate Archaeology Month with a presentation by University of Louisiana at Lafayette Professor and archaeologist Dr. Mark Rees. Seating may be limited for this free program suitable for an adult audience. Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-276-4408, JeaneretteMuseum.com, Facebook.com/Pages/Jeanerette-Museum  
Oct. 17, 2015 - Jeanerette Live - Live music, food, shopping, cake walk and kids activities on Main Street Jeanerette. Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Booth space is $50 for craft vendors and $75 for food vendors. Jeanerette Main Street, from Minnieville Boulevard to Bracey Street, Jeanerette, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., (337) 276-4164, JeaneretteLive.com, Facebook.com/JeaneretteLive 
Oct. 17, 2015 - Tailgating Cookoff - Good ol' fashion Cajun tailgating cookoff with rag ball tournament, car show, live silent auction, fais-do-do, kids games, arts & crafts, refreshments and more. Loreauville Park, 601 Ed Broussard Rd., Loreauville, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., 337-577-3852, Facebook.com/Tailgate.Cookoff 
Oct. 17, 2015 - New Iberia Downtown ArtWalk - Local artists gather in the downtown area to showcase their work. Begins at Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 East Main Street), following Main Street to Railroad Avenue, then to A&E and NILA Gallery on West St. Peter Street. Historic Downtown New Iberia, Main St., 4 - 7 p.m., 337-369-2330,Facebook.com/NewIberia.MainStreet 
Oct. 18, 2015 - New Iberia Beneath the Balconies - Series of theatrical presentations and musical performances on select balconies along New Iberia's award-winning Main Street. Starts at 2 p.m. at Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 East Main Street). Bring lawn chair. Before the event, enjoy "Lunch, Shopping and Music by the Berry Classics" in downtown New Iberia from noon to 2 p.m. Shops will be open and lunch will be available in Bouligny Plaza and at local restaurants. Main St., New Iberia, 2 - 5 p.m., 337-364-1603
Oct. 22, 2015 - Moon Festival at Epiphany Day School  - Family Halloween fun, A-Maze-Ing Labyrinth, face painting, carnival games, prizes, Scholastic Book Fair, spooky stories, Photo-op Spot, Giant Pumpkin Raffle, Class Pumpkin Auction. Family appropriate costumes, no scary masks please. Ephiphany Day School-Campus Playground, 120 Jefferson St., New Iberia, 5:30 - 7 p.m., 337-364-6841, EDS-NI.com/ 
Oct. 24, 2015 - Brudley's Wild Game Cookoff  - Cookoff including wild game, seafood, jambalaya, desserts and other home cooking, live entertainment, silent auction, exhibits and activities for the kids. Weeks Park, 4412 Weeks Park Rd., Lydia, 5 - 8 p.m., 337-268-9555, BgcAcadiana.com
Oct. 24, 2015 - Terror On the Teche - Family Halloween storytelling program under the moss-covered oaks. Tickets are on sale at Iberia Parish Libraries and Shadows-on-the-Teche. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 9 p.m., (337) 364-7024, IberiaLibrary.orgFacebook.com/Pages/Iberia-Parish-Library
Oct. 29, 2015 - Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market - Selling fresh produce and baked goods on the last Thursday of each month. For details, go toFacebook.com/AGAFarmersMarket. For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, check Facebook.com/BestLifeFlashMarket. First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838.
Oct. 29, 2015 - Evening Under the Oaks - A fundraising event in support of Shadows-on-the-Teche. Dinner, music and entertainment held under the Shadows historic live oaks. Call for reservations. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 9 p.m., (337) 369-6446, ShadowsOnTheTeche.org, Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche 
Oct. 29 - Nov. 8, 2015 - IPAL Presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" -Live theater production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs - Sat. 7:30 - 10 p.m. & Sun 3 - 5:30 p.m., 337-364-6114,IPALTheater.comFacebook.com/Pages/IPAL-Iberia-Performing-Arts-League-Site
Oct. 31, 2015 Love Cure Awareness 5K Breast Cancer Fun Walk/Run - 6th Annual Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Fun Run to benefit the Lydia Cancer Assoc. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Opening ceremony at 8 am. Walk begins immediately after opening ceremony. Weeks Park, 4412 Weeks Park Rd., Lydia, 337-367-1192,LydiaCancerAssociation.org 
Oct. 31, 2015 - Weeks Hall's Birthday - Shadows visitors can enjoy cake to celebrate Weeks Hall's birthday and Halloween.  Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., (337) 369-6446, ShadowsOnTheTeche.org,Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche 

Oct. 31, 2015 - Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Beau Soleil Café and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., 337-378-9469, Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry

Oct. 31, 2015 - Downtown Pub Crawl - Join Iberia OnTap for Halloween in downtown New Iberia and sample local foods and beverages. More information and registration will be available on their website and Facebook. $10 admission for non members. Downtown New Iberia, 7 - 9 p.m., (337) 352-2180, IberiaOnTap.com, Facebook.com/IberiaOnTap

 

For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravel.com  

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