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“Brudley’s Wild Game Cook -Off”

 New Iberia, LA – We hope you are ready to start cooking! It’s time for the 12th Annual Brudley’s Wild Game Cook-Off benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs!  The event will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Lydia Park in Lydia from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Food will be served from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, $10 for kids 6-12 years of age and free for kids 5 and under. Guest will get to taste dishes such as wild game, seafood, dessert, jambalaya and other meats. Those attending will not only sample outstanding food, but dance along with the wonderful music being played by The Bad Boys. There will also be an animal exhibit, a silent auction, face painting and trick or treating for the kids. For memories of this unforgettable experience each guest will have the opportunity to take pictures with The Kliebert’s, the History Channel’s, original Swamp People and some real Alligators from their Turtle & Alligator Farm in Hammond. Come eat all you can eat! For more information on the Brudley’s Wild Game Cook-off or to sign up as a cooking team, please call the Boys & Girls Club 268-9555, email dardoin@bgcacadiana.com or visit www.bgcacadiana.com.

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United Blood Services “I Bleed Pink for a Cure” T-shirt to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Wacky Hat Poker Walk and Chili Cook-Off to benefit St. Judes October 25th

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.

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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 jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com, visit the museum on Facebook or call the museum 337-276-4408 Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Jeanerette Live

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 jeanerettelive@gmail.com

 

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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It’s Coming…Prepare NOW!

             The seasons are changing, the days are getting shorter and that means the quick approach of the Friends of the Library’s Annual Booksale on the Bayou.  This year’s book sale will be held from Friday, October 31 until Sunday, November 2 at the Cyr Gates Community Center in City Park, so the time to prepare is now!  Make space for new books by clearing out previously read books and donating them to the Iberia Parish Library.  We accept donations year round so you can clear your clutter and we will have a wider selection of books available for the sale.  Drop off your donations at ANY branch of the Iberia Parish Library system!  For more information on the book sale or to find out how YOU can become a Friend of the Library, call 364-7024 or visit any branch.

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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.

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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.

 

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Let’s Get to Craftin’!

There’s always something to keep your hands busy, at Iberia Parish 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 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’!

 

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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.

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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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 IPAL Membership and Season Ticket Drive Underway

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 (ipal@cox.net) 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 ipal@cox.net or by visiting IPAL’S website www.ipaltheater.com .

 

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Construction on Lewis Street, between Dale Street and Twenty Arpent Road, will begin Wednesday, October 8, 2014 and continue for approximately four weeks, depending on weather.  There will be a lane closure during this portion of the work, but only during working hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. on weekdays.  Access to business will be maintained.  Please follow the posted construction signs. E.B. Feucht & Sons apologizes in advance for any inconvenience or any disruptions this closure may cause.

 

DOTD determined that a MULTI-WAY STOP is no longer warranted at the intersection of LA 677 (Landry Dr.) and Fulton St.  The stop signs are no longer posted on LA 677 (Landry Dr.).  Take extra precautions in this area due to these changes.

Recycling and Bulky Waste pick-up 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

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 President Government would like to announce the immediate closure of Hayes Road, at the bridge that crosses the Hayes Canal. It will remain closed until further notice. No local traffic will be allowed. Iberia Parish Government apologizes for any inconveniences that these bridge repairs may cause.

Iberia Parish Government would like to announce the immediate closure of John Lewis Road, at the bridge that crosses the Weeks Canal. It will remain closed until further notice. No local traffic will be allowed. Iberia Parish Government apologizes for any inconveniences that these bridge repairs may cause.

 

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. 

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) is conducting an open house public meeting for the proposed LA 31 & LA 92 Roundabout project. The proposed project would consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection with a one lane (11-foot wide) roundabout. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project and to obtain input from interested parties. There will be a continuous multi-media presentation about the project. Additional project information will be available. Representatives from LADOTD will be available at the open house to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project. Verbal and written comments on the project can be submitted at the meeting. Comments can also be mailed to the LADOTD address shown below, postmarked by October 9, 2014. The public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the St. Martin Parish Government Building 301 West Port Street, St. Martinville, LA 70582
Should you require special assistance, due to a disability, to participate in this public meeting, please contact LADOTD by mail at the address shown below, or by telephone at 225.242.4517, at least five working days prior to the meeting.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Environmental Engineer Administrator, Section 28
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
 

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BROUSSARD, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the southbound left lane of U.S. 90, between Celebrity Drive and Albertson Parkway, will be closed for construction work beginning Monday, August 18.
During the closure, two travel lanes will remain open at all times and emergency vehicles will have access to the area as construction crews build temporary travel lanes in the median in preparation for an upcoming traffic shift. Drivers are reminded to be alert for construction workers, their vehicles and equipment.
As part of DOTD’s Geaux South construction program, this $57.1 million effort will widen U.S 90 to six-lanes from Albertson Parkway to north of the Ambassador Caffery intersection in Broussard. The project will also include construction of a U.S. 90 overpass above Albertson Parkway, a new railroad overpass, and modification of the adjacent frontage roads. Work on the project is slated for completion in mid-2017.
Geaux South is a $3 billion multi-year construction program that will convert approximately 160 miles of the current U.S. 90 corridor to Interstate 49 South. When completed, I-49 will extend from the current terminus at I-10 in Lafayette to the West Bank Expressway in New Orleans.
The Geaux South program will facilitate economic growth, improve access, reduce future traffic congestion, and improve connectivity throughout the state’s transportation system. Completion of the project will improve the daily commute for workers by decreasing travel time and enhancing safety. Additionally, the planned improvements will allow local governments to evacuate residents easier in the event of a natural disaster.
For more information on the Geaux South program, visit www.GeauxSouth49.com. You may also follow progress at www.Facebook.com/GeauxSouthI49, and on Twitter @GeauxSouth49.
 

Beginning Monday, August 18, until Sunday, November 9, La. 330 at the Bayou Tigre Bridge will be closed to motorists to allow crews to perform repairs. The closure will take place along La. 330 from La. 14 to La. 685.
The detour includes:
If traveling north of the Bayou Tigre Bridge: Travel north on La. 330 to La. 14, west (left) on La. 14 to La. 685 and then south (left) on La. 685 to La. 330.
If traveling south of the Bayou Tigre Bridge: Travel south on La. 330 to La. 685, then north (right) on La. 685 to La. 14.

 

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 Parish.
“The completion of I-49 South is a priority for the state,” said Secretary LeBas. “We’re able to pursue innovative ways, such as the design-build method, to move us one step closer to achieving our goal of upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate standards."
Earlier today, DOTD issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) seeking a design-build firm to construct the next section of I-49 South, the U.S. 90/La. 318 interchange in St. Mary Parish. The NOI can be viewed on DOTD’s website.
The proposed project includes upgrading the existing U.S. 90 and La. 318 signalized intersection to a full control of access, grade-separated interchange including the reconstruction of the U.S. 90 frontage roads to provide local access to La. 318. As part of the plan, the project would improve connectivity for industrial and freight transport to the sugar mill and port-related industries, as well as increase capacity and improve overall mobility.
The estimated project cost is $55M - $65M and will be funded by a combination of federal and state funds. The contract is expected to be executed in June, 2015 and completed in three years.
Additionally, in December 2013, DOTD announced the winning bid for another I-49 South design-build project in Lafayette Parish. The $57.1 million project will widen U.S. 90 along the U.S. 90/I-49 South corridor from north of Ambassador Caffery Parkway to Albertson’s Parkway in Lafayette Parish. The contract was executed in February 2014. The project is estimated to begin construction by the end of this month and completed in three years.
Since 2008, the state has invested $6.4 billion in more than 7,000 miles of Louisiana’s roadways. This total includes $638 million towards transportation along the U.S. 90 corridor and approximately $14 million in St. Mary Parish.

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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!

Oct. 1 - 15, 2014 Photography & Beyond Exhibit at the Shadows - Exhibit of Roxy Blanton's and Margaret Melancon's work. Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., ShadowsOnTheTeche.org,  Facebook.com/ShadowsOnTheTeche 

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

Oct. 22, 29, 2014 - GLC Farmers Market - Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, GlcRanch.com/Glc-Meat-Market, Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle

Oct.  21, 25, 28, 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

Oct. 22 2014 Cajun Music History Talk and Music Demonstration - Musician Chris Segura and University of Louisiana at Lafayette Professor Michael Martin will discuss the history of Cajun music from the earliest examples to the most recent innovations, using archival recordings contained in the UL Lafayette's Center for Louisiana Studies' Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore, as well as a live performance.  Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, Wed. 6 - 8 p.m., 337-380-9057, JeaneretteMuseum.com, Facebook.com/Pages/Jeanerette-Museum

Oct. 23, 2014  BestLife Iberia Flash Market - Mobile farmers market held every fourth Thursday of the month. Iberia Community Garden, 1505 S. Hopkins St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0834, Facebook.com/BestLifeFlashMarketIn case of inclement weather, the market is moved to the First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St. in New Iberia. 

Oct. 25, 2014 Brudley's Wild Game Cookoff - Cookoff including wild game, seafood, jambalaya, desserts and other home cooking, live entertainment, silent auction, exotic animal exhibits and activities for the kids. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sat. 5 - 8 p.m, 337-268-9555, BGCAcadiana.com/Events/Brudleys-Wild-Game-Cook-OffFacebook.com/BoysAndGirlsClubsofAcadiana

Oct. 25, 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, Sat. 7 - 11 p.m., Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry

Oct. 26, 2014  Halloween Children's Festival & Costume Contest - Costume Contest at 2:00pm, games, fun jump, cake walk, concessions. Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, Sun. 12 - 4 p.m., 337-369-2337.

 

 
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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Upcoming Events Around the Cajun Coast! - St. Mary Tourist Commission
We are now open to the public at our new location! Come by and visit us!
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City, LA 70380
 
800.256.2931 | 985.380.8224 

 

 

 

 

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