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MUSEUM NOW OPEN ON FRIDAYS

The Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum has extended its days of operations. Beginning in April, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information go to www.jeanerettemuseum.com email them at jeanerettemuseum@gmail.com or call 337-276-4408.

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FRANKLIN, La.—The City of Franklin is conducting a drive for gently used or new books, DVDs, educational games, puzzles and board games for students from pre-kindergarten to high school who attend the recreation centers during the summer. Donations should be brought to City Hall where they will be divided between the two recreation centers. For more information, contact the Office of Community Development at 337-828-6345 or ashields@franklin-la.com.

 

14th Annual “Be A Heart Starter!” Free Bystander CPR Training Set for May 3

 On Saturday, May 3, the 14th annual “Be a Heart Starter!” training day will be held at the Cajundome. Since training began in 2000, the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest in Acadiana has increased from one percent to over 35 percent. During the last 13 years, nearly 16,000 Acadiana residents have been trained in bystander CPR at this nationally recognized event. Last year over 1,000 people were trained. Being prepared at home and having trained employees, combined with the rapid response of first responders, makes Acadiana a safer place to live.  Seventy-five percent of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home and many times no one knows how to administer CPR.  If no bystander CPR is provided, chances of survival are reduced seven to 10 percent with each minute of delay. “The fact that we are holding the 14th year of this event is only possible with the sponsorship and volunteer support of the Acadiana medical community and other community-minded companies and organizations that believe in making Acadiana a safer place to live,” says Dr. Charles Wyatt, event founder and medical director. “We encourage everyone to register for this year’s event, even if you have taken the course before.  You never know when CPR training can save a friend or family member.” This free event is open to anyone middle school-age or older who wants to learn how to “Be A Heart Starter!”  Two, two-hour sessions will be held, one at 8 a.m. and the second at 10:30 a.m.  In addition to CPR training, there will be demonstrations on administering CPR to an infant and child along with how an automatic external defibrillator (AED) works in saving a victim’s life. There will be special training table areas for participants who are not able to kneel comfortably during training.  Also, a segment of the course will focus on stroke recognition. Although there is no cost, advanced registration is requested by calling toll-free 877-242-4277 or online at www.heartstarter.org Each participant will receive a “Be A Heart Starter!” T-shirt, a training course participation certificate and more. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone in Acadiana were prepared to save a life?

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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.

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The Andrew Jackson/Chalmette High School 40th Reunion is Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell, LA. From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.  Plenty of free parking, Patton's is catering the event and we will have a wonderful DJ. Instead of tickets, there will be a list of paid guess for the event.  The cost is $45.00 a person or $90.00 a couple.  Please mail your checks payable to AJ & CHS Class of 74 to 1290 7th St, Slidell, LA. 70458.

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New Iberia Spring Artwalk April 19th

Artwalk Map

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Iberia Council on Aging is hosting a monthly casino trip to Paragon Casino in Marksville. These trips will be on the third Thursday of the month. Cost of trip is $15.00 for the bus and the participant receives $15.00 comp on his/her card to begin their play. The bus leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m. from the Stage Parking Lot on Admiral Doyle. To register for the trip or to get more information, call 367-1556 and speak to Connie or Chantelle. The funds generated from these trips goes to support our Senior Citizen Programs. Must be 21 years of age to participate. The upcoming date is May 15, 2014.

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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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Mystery Dinner Party @ Main Library

On April 25 at 6:00 PM, join library staff and Sherlock Holmes at the Main Library for mystery dinner fun as he solves the disappearance of his majesty, Henry VIII. Your keen sleuth eyes are sure to be needed for this evening’s mystery. Space for this dinner is limited and is for ages 11-17. To register, contact your local branch or visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org.

St. Peter Movie Afternoon

Join us at the St. Peter Library on April 25 at 2:00 PM for our monthly afternoon movie. Come watch this classic tale and enjoy some light refreshments. Registration is required. Visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org and click on the SignUp link to register or give us a call at any branch of the Iberia Parish Library. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and your Iberia Parish Library.

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String Art @ Parkview Library

Youths ages 11-17 are invited to register for this crafty program on April 24 starting at 1:00 PM conducted by Ms. Linda at the Parkview Library. Enjoy creating beautiful works of art from the unlikely medium of sting. Participants will use colored string to make a beautiful geometric pattern and keep their work for display. Space is limited and registration is required. Visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org and click on the SignUp link to register or give us a call at any branch of the Iberia Parish Library. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and your Iberia Parish Library.

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Film playing at the Lydia Library

Join us at the Lydia branch on April 24th at 2:00 PM for a Major Motion Picture screening. The kiddos are sure to enjoy this icy tale. Space for this event is limited. To register, or get the film's title, contact your local branch or visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org  

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Pinterest Workshop @ Main Library

Do you want to get involved in social networks outside of Facebook but just don’t know where to start? This course is designed to help you learn the basics of Pinterest, another way to network yourself online. Join Reference Librarian Brittany Picard at the Main Library on April 22 at 10:00 AM to learn about Pinterest. Space for this class is limited. To register, contact your local branch or visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org and click on the SignUp link.

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Riders on the Orphan Train: A multi-media live performance program Tues, April 22

Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Children were sent to every state in the continental United States; the last train went to Sulphur Springs, Texas in 1929. This "placing out" system was originally organized by Methodist minister Charles Loring Brace and the Children’s Aid Society of New York. His mission was to rid the streets and overcrowded orphanages of homeless children and provide them with an opportunity to find new homes. Many of the children were not orphans but "surrendered" by parents too impoverished to keep them. The New York Foundling Hospital, a Catholic organization, also sent out children to be placed in Catholic homes. This seventy-six year experiment in child relocation is filled with the entire spectrum of human emotion and reveals a great deal about the successes and failures of the American Dream.

The one-hour multi- media program combines live music by Phillip Lancaster and Alison Moore, video montage with archival photographs and interviews of survivors, and a dramatic reading of the 2012 novel "Riders on the Orphan Train" by award-winning author Alison Moore. Although the program is about children, it is designed to engage audiences of all ages and to inform, inspire and raise awareness about this little-known part of history.

Local relatives and acquaintances of Orphan Train Riders are especially invited to attend and share their stories with the audience.

Alison Moore, Author/Humanities Scholar

Alison Moore, MFA, is a former Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona and a current Humanities Scholar. She lives in Austin and has been touring nationally since 1998 with the multi-media program "Riders on the Orphan Train" that is currently the official outreach program for the National Orphan Train Complex Museum and Research Center. She has also developed public outreach programs for the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, Inc. and for ArtsReach, a Native American literacy project in Southern Arizona. She is the author of four books, the historical novel "Riders on the Orphan Train" from Roadworthy Press in 2012, a collection of short fiction, The Middle of Elsewhere from Phoenix International, University of Arkansas Press in 2006, a novel, Synonym for Love (Penguin/Plume 1996), and. a collection of short stories entitled Small Spaces • 445 E. Main Street, New Iberia, LA 70560 • Phone: 364-7150 • Fax 364-7622 • www.iberia.lib.la.us •

between Emergencies (Mercury House, 1992) one of the Notable Books of 1993 chosen by The American Library Association She received two National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Fellowships in 1993 and 2010 and the Katherine Ann Porter Prize for Fiction in 2004. In 2007/08 she received the J. Frank Dobie Paisano fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters.

In 2012 she received the Charles Loring Brace Award for helping to preserve the stories of the Orphan Trains.

Phil Lancaster, Presenter/Musician

Phil Lancaster was born in Texarkana, Arkansas and studied art and music at L’Ecole De Beaux Arts in Angers, France. He became a member of a bluegrass band that traveled and played throughout France and produced an album entitled "Bluegrass Oldies Ltd./Traveling Show." He also worked as a stage theatre technician for La Coursive Theatre Nationale in La Rochelle, France. After returning to the U.S. he met three Arkansas musicians and the acoustic quartet "Still on the Hill" was formed in Fayetteville. They released their first CD in 1997, the second in 2000. The group performed at national and international folk festivals. Currently, he tours France with musician Philippe Charlot in the acoustic duo "Transatlantique." Phil is a co-producer of the documentary film Gospel, Biscuits & Gravy for the Arkansas Heritage Foundation. He has been touring nationally since 1998 with the multi-media program "Riders on the Orphan Train" which is currently the official outreach program for the National Orphan Train Complex Museum. He received a 2007 Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship in Music Composition. In 2012 he received the Charles Loring Brace Award for helping to preserve the stories of the Orphan Trains.

"…the program far exceeded any expectations I may have had, as did the community’s response…this was by far the most well-attended program the library has ever offered….everyone who attended was moved, educated and entertained…your program truly made an impact on our community."

--Cecilia Hurt Barham, Decatur Public Library, Decatur, TX

Join us on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 PM at the Parkview Library as we encounter this trip through history and relive the experiences that so many children endured on the Orphan Train. Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, April 8th. To register for this event simply call any branch of the Iberia Parish Library or visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org and click on the SignUp link. This event is sponsored by the Iberia Parish Library and the Julie Louviere Watkins estate.

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Summer Workshop Program: Booklets now available!

The Iberia Parish Library is gearing up for Summer 2014 festivities. That means the summer workshops are right around the corner. Starting on Friday, April 4 you will be able to pick up a copy of the summer workshop booklet at any branch of the Iberia Parish Library or view a copy online at www.iberialibrary.org Take the opportunity to check out all the exciting programs we have to offer this year for children ages 5-17. Registration for workshops will begin on Sunday, May 4 through Saturday, May 10 at the Main Library, located on 445 E. Main St., New Iberia. This summer program is FREE and is generously sponsored by the New Iberia Optimist Club, Cox Communications, Teche Federal Bank and the Friends of the Library. For more information please call the Main Library at 337.364.7024.

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16th Annual Bookmark Contest

The Iberia Parish Library, the Friends of the Library, Sir Speedy and The Daily Iberian are sponsoring the 16th Annual Bookmark Contest for children to celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children in preschool through the sixth grade may enter their best efforts. Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria: originality, design, and work that reflects the summer reading theme of "Fizz, Boom - READ!" with a focus on all things science. First and second place winners will be reproduced as real bookmarks printed by Sir Speedy and will be distributed throughout the summer at all branches of the Iberia Parish Library. The contest begins on April 1, and all entries must be received by Friday, May 2. For more information please call the Main Library at 337.364.7024.

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Easter Activities @ the Branches Part 2

Coteau & Parkview

During the month of April, the Iberia Parish Library has many fun crafts and Easter programs to attend with your children. Pick from below the locations, days and times that work best with your schedule. We hope to see you there!

  • Coteau Branch: Drop-In Craft / April 14-18 / 1:30-5:30 pm / Create an egg craft

  • Parkview Branch: Craft / April 14 / 4:00 pm / Sock Bunny Workshop / Registration Required

All drop-in crafts and Easter programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and your Iberia Parish Library. To register for a program you can call any branch of the Iberia Parish Library or go online at www.iberialibrary.com and click on the SignUp calendar link.

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Mini Movers at the Main Library

Each Tuesday during the month of April the Main Library invites you to join us in our Mini Movers music and motion program for children ages 1 – 4 and their parents or caregivers. In these 30 – 45 minute sessions, we will move, dance, make a little music of our own and have a snapping good time. Registration is not required. Simply drop by the Main Library on any Tuesday during the month of April at 10:00 a.m. and get yourself and your children moving during the day. For more information on this program, please call the Main Library at 337.364.7024.

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You’re just thirty minutes from a healthier you!

The Parkview Library is still promoting its get fit programming, Parkview Aerobics! Classes are every Friday starting at 12 noon and now at 5:00 p.m. for all of the working patrons that are interested. The class will begin with a warm up and end with a cool down. The class lasts about 30 minutes. It is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some exercise on your lunch break or before your busy weekend. Take a step toward physical fitness at your Parkview Library. For more information or questions about this program, please call 337.364.7480.

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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.

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Come. Sit. Knit.

The Parkview Branch Library would like to extend a warm welcome to adults 18 and older to Sit and Knit. They will continue to meet each Tuesday through April 30th. Registration is not required. 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.

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Eggs & Issues: Common Core State Standards               
Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce
DATE: April 25, 2014               
TIME: 7:30am - 9:00am               
LOCATION: Ramada Inn and Conference Center
                           2915 Hwy 14, New Iberia, LA              
               
                Join us to discuss Common Core State Standards in Iberia Parish.
Presenters: Dale Henderson, Iberia Parish Superintendent; Barry Erwin CEO of Council for a Better LA (CABL).
Chamber members are encouraged to submit questions! Let us know to whom your question is directed and submit them via email at info@iberiachamber.org   
How to Register:
By phone: (337) 364-1836   

     

ipal@cox.net

  www.ipaltheater.com

Iberia Performing Arts League

                The Iberia Performing Arts League is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 regular season.  IPAL performs in the historic Essanee Theater in New Iberia, La. With a large auditorium 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. To complete the season IPAL will present “Wait Until Dark” directed by Travis Guillory. The mystery relates a tale of ex-convicts who meet their match in the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam and his recently blinded wife Suzy who is independent and resourceful. This play is an innovative, highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller. It will run May 29-June 8, 2014. Both individual and Season Tickets are available for all regular IPAL productions. Tickets are $10 for regular plays and $20 for musicals. A block of Season Tickets can be purchased for $50 which saves patrons $10 on individual prices. For ticket information contact IPAL at 364-6114 and leave name and return phone number. Season tickets can also be obtained by emailing IPAL at ipal@cox.net  

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  • What? Cajun and Zydeco Dance Lessons

  • When? Monday(s) April 21, 28,  May 5 from 6-7:30pm   

  • Where? Cite Des Arts, 109 Vine Street, Lafayette, La

  • Why? It’s Festival Season

  • How? Register by emailing brandonkbroussard@gmail.com or call 337-257-0801

  • Learn the steps of Cajun and Zydeco dancing during this session. Bring a partner, leather soled shoes and a Laissez les bons temps rouler attitude! The cost is $120 per couple or you can get $60 off by becoming a member of Cite des Arts.  Search the link below for membership options. We hope to dance with you soon! http://citedesarts.org/Cite_des_Arts/Membership.html

 

Recycling and Bulky Waste pick-up schedule

Street repairs will be done on Monterey Street between Santa Clara and Juarez, weather permitting, detour signs will be posted. The repairs are expected to last several months. The work will start on Wednesday, March 5, 2014; local traffic only.

Public notice is hereby given that the boat landing in the New Iberia City Park will be closed to the public from Monday, February 17, 2014 thru April 21, 2014 due to the construction of a new boat dock and pier through the City Park Access To The Water (Wallop-Breaux) Grant.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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.

 

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Iberia Parish Government would like to announce the closure of Vida Shaw Road, from Andrea Drive to Danielle Road, beginning Friday, October 4, 2013. The road will be closed on weekdays, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, until further notice. This closure is necessary for the Public Works Department to perform repairs to the road crossing on Vida Shaw Road. Iberia Parish Government apologizes for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

Iberia Parish Government announces the closure of Railroad Road from Lee Station Road to Poufette Road, on Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. until further notice.  This closure is necessary to repair damages to the bridge which crosses over the Poufette Canal on Railroad Road. No thru traffic will be allowed until the completion of the job.

Effective 10/16/12, Pellerin Road is closed between East Admiral Doyle Drive and Martin Luther King Drive at the bridge that crosses the Delahoussaye Canal. It will remain closed until further notice.

Effective 10/15/12, Railroad Road is closed between Leleux Road and Longside Road at the bridge that crosses the Jefferson Canal. It will remain closed until further notice.

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Beginning Thursday, April 10, 2014, the crossover at La. 92 (Young Street) and U.S. 90 in Lafayette Parish will be permanently closed to traffic. Motorists making turning movements to and from La. 92 are now required to utilize the newly installed J-turns located 0.25 miles east and 0.05 miles west of La. 92. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
 

DOTD announces Canal Street closure

JEANERETTE, La. – Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that beginning Friday, January 17, La. 671 (Canal Street) will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to continue construction work related to the Canal Street widening project. The closure will be located from La. 668 (East Admiral Doyle Drive) to La. 182 (Main Street) and it is estimated to last from 1 ½ to 2 years. The detour consists of La. 668 (East Admiral Doyle) to La. 85 (Hubertville Road) to La. 182 (Main Street). The $8 million Canal Street project involves widening a 1.5-mile stretch of roadway from two lanes to three lanes.  In addition, the center lane on the new roadway will contain a two-way-left-turn lane.

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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!

 

April 19, 22, 26, 29, 2014 - 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

April 1 - 31, 2014 New Iberia Azalea Trail - Delicate azaleas bloom early each spring flooding the landscape with a sea of red, pink, white, purple and salmon. Our easy self guided driving tour offers a glimpse of all the beautiful flowers along the trail from the miniature varieties to the massive. All day at various locations. Main Street, New Iberia, 337-365-1540, Iberiatravel.com, Facebook.com/VisitIberia

April 1 - 31, 2014 Iberia Parish Library Events - Toddler programming, writing workshops and more. Check Iberiatravel.com for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, Iberia.lib.la.usFacebook.com/pages/Iberia-Parish-Library

April 23, 30, 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, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, Glcranch.com/Glc-Meat-Market, Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle

April 18 - 20, 2014 - Lao New Year Celebration Lanexang Village celebrates the Lao New Year every Easter weekend with a three-day festival that includes live music, a beauty pageant, parades, sand castle building, kids activities, and several vendors selling clothes, jewelry, music and food from Southeast Asia. What Thammarattanaram Temple, 7913 Champa Ave., Broussard, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 337-364-3403,  Facebook.com/pages/Wat-Thammarattanaram/189403961120455

April 19 - 20, 2014 - SugaSheaux - Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, Sugarena.comFacebook.com/pages/SugArena

April 19, 2014 - 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 W. St. Peter St. Historic Downtown New Iberia, Main Street, New Iberia, 4 - 7 p.m., 337-369-2330, Cityofnewiberia.comFacebook.com/newiberia.mainstreet

April 25 - 27, 2014 - SugarFest Jr. & High School Rodeo - High school rodeo, prizes, concessions. 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

April 26, 2014 - New Iberia Creole Market - Shop for seasonal, locally grown produce and fruits, fresh Louisiana seafood, homemade jams, jellies and other preserves, as well as fresh baked items, home-cooked dishes, hand made crafts and more. Enjoy fun and educational activities that promote healthier eating and lifestyle choices. 8 a.m. - noon, West End Park, 1200 Field St., New Iberia, 337-367-0834, Facebook.com/CreoleMarket

April 26, 2014 - Showtunes Sing-Along - 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, 7 - 11 p.m., Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry

April 26, 2014 - Grillin' In the Park - Barbecue cookoff for kids and adults with kids 7-11 and 11-16 participating in 'Chicken Little Cookoff' where chicken thighs rule and adults competing in divisions with brisket, chicken, ribs and road kill. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies awarded in each category and special Master Chef trophy awarded along with gift package. There will be fun jumps, games and prizes, petting zoo and pony rides. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 337-367-8464.

April 27, 2014 - Shadows Preservation Jazz Brunch - Help raise funds to preserve this historic site by savoring a traditional Louisiana brunch, local music and silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at the Shadows. Tables will be reserved for parties of eight. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-6446, Shadowsontheteche.org,  Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche

April 30 - May 1, 2014 - Iberia Parish 4-H Ag Days - Open to Iberia Parish 3rd graders only. Student receive hands-on experience with farmers and professors of agriculture. For more information, please call 337-369-4440.  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

May 1, 2014 Iberia Parish 4-H Ag Days - Students receive hands-on experience with farmers and professors of agriculture. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Thurs. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena

May 1, 2014 Loyalty Day Ceremony - A celebration of freedom with flag ceremony and patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.

May 1 - 31, 2014 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check Iberiatravel.com for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

May 2 - 3, 2014 Acadiana 4-H Horse Camp - 4-H students learn how to properly care for their horses. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Fri. - Sat 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena  

May 2 - 3, 2014 Relay For Life of Iberia Parish - Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event. New Iberia Senior High School, 1301 E. Admiral Doyle, New Iberia, Fri. 6 p.m. - 6 a.m., 337-519-1978, ACSEvents.org

May 3, 2014 Decambre 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. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St., Delcambre 70528, Sat. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7, Facebook.com/DelcambreMarket, DelcambreMarket

May 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, 2014 - 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

May 6 - 7, 2014 Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition - Metal/nonmetal mine rescue competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Tues. - Wed. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena 

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

May 10, 2014 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293, JeaneretteChamber.org, Facebook.com/JeaneretteChamberofCommerce

May 10, 2014 - Q-Ing on the Bayou-Boat Poker Run - Poker run in boats with live music and BBQ cook-off. North Pier Marina, 307 Isadore St., Delcambre, Sat. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., 337-658-2422, DelcambreBoatParade.com,  Facebook.com/pages/Delcambre-Boat-Parade/115902748421713

May 15 - 17, 2014 - Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In - Classic and muscle cars cruise into the hot side of Louisiana's Cajun Country to experience the area's hottest attractions while spectators enjoy car shows and entertainment. Super 8 Hotel of New Iberia, 2714 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., 337-316-0932, CruisinCajunCountry.com, Facebook.com/CruisinCajunCountry

May 17, 2014 Armed Forces Day Ceremony - A celebration of armed forces at home and abroad with a flag ceremony and patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sat. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.

May 17 - 18, 2014 SugaSheaux - Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sat. - Sun. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena 

May 23 - 24, 2014 Bar L Rodeo - Rodeo. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Fri. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena 

May 24, 2014 - New Iberia Creole Market - Shop for seasonal, locally grown produce and fruits, fresh Louisiana seafood, homemade jams, jellies and other preserves, as well as fresh baked items, home-cooked dishes, hand made crafts and more. Enjoy fun and educational activities that promote healthier eating and lifestyle choices. West End Park, 1200 Field St., New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 337-367-0834, Facebook.com/CreoleMarket

May 24, 2014 - Splash Bash - Swimming, arts and crafts, games, fun jumps, food and refreshments. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia 70563, Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-339-5903.

May 26, 2014 Memorial Day Ceremony - A celebration commemorating all fallen soldiers with a flag ceremony, 21 gun salute and patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Mon. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.

May 29 - June 1, 2014 Iberia Performing Arts League Presents "Wait Until Dark"- Live theatre production. 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sun. 3 - 5 p.m., 337-364-6114, IPALTheater.com, Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-League 

May 31, 2014 - Showtunes Sing-Along - 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, 7 - 11 p.m., Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry/184912591564828

 
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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