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West End Council of Neighborhood Associations to host Harlem Ambassadors Professional Basketball team on February 13th


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
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, for updates, ticket prices and information.

NEW IBERIA, La --- Tickets for the first annual Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival on April 8-10, 2016 have officially gone on sale on Eventbrite.

The world-famous literary Detective Dave Robicheaux, created by New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke, is coming home to Iberia Parish with his first festival.

The official Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival: Celebrating Storytellers from Iberia and Beyond will be held April 8-10, 2016, in New Iberia's historic district and around Iberia Parish.

All inclusive tickets are available here as well as tickets to individual events. Tickets bought before the festival will have a lower price than those bought at the festival. Also note that there is no guarantee there will be tickets available for certain events if you wait to purchase at/during the festival. 

Please note that James Lee Burke will not be in attendance at the festival as he will be out of state at the time. 



In the Mind of the Maker

6 p.m. February 24 at the Jeanerette Museum 500 E. Main Street, Jeanerette. LA Professor C. E. Richard, writer and filmmaker, will present a short documentary film, followed by a discussion on traditional boat building. This free program is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and is taken on a first come, first serve basis. For more information visit Email or Call 337-276-4408 Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is also sponsored by the Friends of Jeanerette Museum.


Evangeline League Baseball History Talk

The Jeanerette Museum will present the history talk, Evangeline League Baseball’s Past and the Jeanerette Blues at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. Dr. Paul Leslie of Nicholls University will lead the discussion on the history of the Evangeline League in rural Louisiana. This free program is open to adults, however seating may be limited and taken on a first come, first serve basis. For more information visit or email, like the museum on Facebook or call the museum at 337-276-4408 Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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  Save time and renew online!!!


First Annual Jazzberry Jam: A Tribute to Jazz! WHO: Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Jazzberry Jam: A Tribute to Jazz WHERE: St. Peter Branch Library, 1111 West St. Peter Street WHEN: Friday, February 19 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM DETAILS: If you are a lover of jazz, then you won't want to miss this. Iberia Parish Library proudly presents its tribute to great, African American jazz artists for Black History Month. We're celebrating by going to St. Peter Branch Library to have a jazznight-in. The way it works is that our speaker will present information about famous musicians like Bunk Johnson and Allen Toussaint. Then a local band will follow that talk by playing music from each respective musician. Don't miss out on our first annual Jazzberry Jam, or you'll be singing the blues instead.


Tickets for the Iberia Performing Arts League’s “Jesus Christ Superstsar” will be available beginning Monday, January 25.  Tickets are sold at Delaune’s Pharmacy, Paul’s Flower Shop, or the Daily Iberian office. On-line tickets can be obtained at (Search IPAL). For further ticket information call the theater at 337-364-6114.  Performances are Feb 26-March 13, 2016.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 3:00. Location is IPAL’s Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia Street in New Iberia. Additional information is available at IPAL’s website All tickets are $20 with reserved seating.


     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. Next up in IPAL’s season will be IPAL’s grand spring musical “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 February 26-March 13, 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 or by visiting IPAL’S website . 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.




Recycling pick-up 2016 schedule

Bulky Waste pick-up 2016 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.







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!


Feb. 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 2016 - 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,
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016 - 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, 6110 Loreauville Rd., Loreauville, 1 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,
Feb. 5 - 8, 2016 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dances - Costume judging at 11 p.m. Fri-Sat. and at 10 p.m. Sun-Mon. Admission fee. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, Fri.-Sat. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sun. 7 p.m. - midnight, Mon. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., 337-365-8185,
Feb. 6, 2016 - Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd., St. Martinville, 2 p.m., 888-677-7200,,
Feb. 9, 2016 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade - Family-oriented Mardi Gras parade with floats, bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty, Grand Marshal, elaborate and colorful costumes, and tons of beads and throws. Most original and ugly costumes. Highway 90 and College Road, Jeanerette, 11 a.m., 337-365-8185,
Feb. 9, 2016 - Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Main Street, Loreauville, 2 p.m., 337-229-6001. 
Feb. 9, 2016 - Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Francis Romero Memorial Park, Coteau Park Road and LA 88, Coteau, 1 p.m., 337-577-5099.

Feb. 13, 2016 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721,,

Feb. 13, 2016 - Food Truck Festival - Food trucks are 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,

Feb. 13, 2016 - Harlem Ambassadors Professional Basketball Show & Game 
Game and show by the Harlem Ambassadors Comedy Basketball World Tour. Fun for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased from the website below or at Community First Bank in New Iberia (535 Jefferson Terrace Blvd.). Westgate High School Gym/Coliseum, 2305 Jefferson Island Rd., New Iberia, 7 - 9 p.m., 337-201-4515, 
Feb. 24, 2016 - Boat Building History Talk - Writer and filmmaker C.E. Richard will present his short documentary, In the Mind of the Maker, followed by a discussion of how traditional boat building in the Atchafalaya Basin can offer valuable insights into the human experience of memory, imagination and creative expression. Free program open to adults. Seating may be limited. Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette, 6 p.m., 337-276-4408,
Feb. 25, 2016 - Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market - Selling fresh produce and baked goods on the last Thursday of each month. For details, go For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, check First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838.

Feb. 27, 2016 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,,

Feb. 28, 2016 - A Prelude to Spring - Free candlelight chamber orchestra concert performed by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. St. Peters Church, 108 E. Saint Peter St., New Iberia, 3 - 4:30 p.m., 337-364-1603, 


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


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