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Golf Tournament to support Loreauville Tigers August 15th

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OUT OF THE SHADOW OF LEPROSY

The Jeanerette Museum will present Out of the Shadow, a talk on leprosy in Louisiana and one family’s history, led by local author Claire Manes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Ms. Manes is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. For more information on this free program open to adults, contact the Jeanerette Museum at 337-276-4408, visit www.jeanerettemuseum.com, email jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com or find the museum on Facebook.

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SMILE Community Action Agency is seeking volunteer teachers to train individuals for the high school equivalency test, now known as HiSET. The program will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If you can volunteer for the four-week program, kicking off July 13, please contact SMILE’s RSVP Project Director Angella McZeal at (337) 234-3272, Ext. 252. Also persons wishing to participate in the program, please call SMILE.

 

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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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Hampstead Stage Presents Hercules and the Heroes!

WHO: Hampstead Stage Company, Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Theatrical Production/Children’s Entertainment WHERE: Parkview Branch Library WHEN: Monday, July 13 @ 10:00 AM DETAILS: Let Epictitus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination, as you explore the ancient Greek heroes! Follow Greece’s greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures as he battles mythological creatures and warriors!

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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The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce is hosting an invitation for artists to enter to design The World Championship Gumbo Cook-off poster design for 2015. Acrylic, oil or computer illustration designs must be presented, untitled, by June 24th at 4:30PM. There is no criteria in terms of artist age or schooling, but specifics on design can be found on the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce website or can be emailed to you by calling the office at (337) 364-1836. They can also be found here. Winner will have their artwork be the annual poster for the event and will pre-sign copies for sale for the festival as well as receive a $500 cash reward.

     

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 IPAL to hold Summer Youth Musical "Hairspray"

The Iberia Performing Arts League is proud to announce it 2015 Summer Youth Musical Hairspray, a musical with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. The show will run July 16th through 26th, with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $10 with open seating and are on sale at the usual IPAL outlets (Delaune’s Pharmacy, The Daily Iberian office) as well as by calling 364-6114 and leaving a return phone number. In a new feature, here is also online ticket availability at www.eventbrite.com (search IPAL). The show, based on the 1988 John Waters movie, remained a camp classic until it received a full Broadway treatment in 2002.  It won eight Tony awards and ran for six years, and then was remade into a successful 2007 movie starring John Travolta. The play focuses on Tracy Turnblad (alternately played by Jessica Babineaux and Lanie Marcantel) and her quest for acceptance growing up in a segregated Baltimore. Her mother  Edna (Taylor Luke and Andrew Palmintier) and father Wilbur (John Lagneaux and Giles Russo) try to shield their overweight daughter from conniving characters like Velma Von Tussle (Zoe D’Amato) and her vixen daughter Amber (Adele Hebert). Tracy befriends an African-American named Seaweed (Terrance Christian and Ross Andre LeGrier) and with the help of his mother Motormouth Maybelle (Kaylon Khamphilavong) and Tracy’s friend Penny (Hollie Guidry), Tracy gets to join the TV program hosted by Corny Collins (Ian Bonin and Kipp Gary). Even more importantly, she meets her favorite TV teen idol, Link Larkin (Drake Broussard and Thomas Luke). With songs and dances straight from the 60s, this show is a sure-fire hit. IPAL is supported, 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 and administered through the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

IPAL to hold Summer Youth Theater Activities

           Summer is the time for fun activities for youth and as part of its yearly program IPAL will again hold a summer youth musical and a Theater Camp.  The Theater Camp is for kids aged 6-9, and the musical is for those aged 10-18.  According to IPAL president Kim Monroe, “Getting young people involved in theater is one of IPAL’s  goals. It provides unique experiences, builds great friendships, and gives an appreciation of the arts and in particular theater which is invaluable.” IPAL’s Summer Theater Camp will be held July 20-24, 2015 from 9-12 a.m. Students ages 6-9 will have an opportunity learn about theater, costumes, makeup, acting, singing and dancing, as well as some technical aspects of theater. Cost of the camp is $100 per child.  There are a limited number of spaces available, and the form is available by contacting Anne Caffery via email at anniebc7@gmail.com   or Lanie Marcantel at laniemarie2015@gmail.com. Those interested may also email to ipal@cox.net This year’s theme is Aladdin. IPAL’s summer youth musical, Hairspraywill be presented July 16-26, 2015.  Anyone with questions may contact Vincent at vpbarras@aisp.net or telephone him at 337-519-0865.

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!

 

July 1 - July 25, 2015 - Swimming Programs - Various swimming programs offered. Call for more information and prices. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 8 a.m. -  3 p.m., 337-369-2337, ActiveNet.Active.com/NewIberiarECDept 

July 1 - 31, 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, Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Parish-Library

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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

July 2 - 4, 2015 - Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo 
Salt water fishing rodeo beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at 1 p.m. Saturday. Trophies will be awarded after closing of scales Saturday. Quintana Boat Launch, LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, 337-207-6206,Facebook.com/Pages/Iberia-Rod-Gun-Club 
July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 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

July 4, 2015 - New Iberia Fourth of July Parade -Fourth of July parade followed by Honor Guard ceremony along with harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.

July 11, 2015 - 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

July 11, 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

July 16 - 19 and 23 - 26, 2015 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "Hairspray" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 - 10 p.m. and Sun. 3 - 5:30 p.m., 337-364-6114, Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-LeagueIpaltheater.com

July 18, 2015 - Angler's Addiction Fishing Tournament 
Fishing tournament, prizes for top 3 Specks and Reds in slot (16" - 27").
Quintana Boat Launch, LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, 5 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-519-3131, LydiaCancerAssociation.org, Facebook.com/groups/137424802976 

July 20 - 24, 2015 - IPAL Summer Theater Camp Summer theater camp for ages 6-9. With Aladdin as theme, campers will learn the basics of acting and theater as well as learn songs and dances from the show. The cost of the camp is $100. Price includes t-shirt and snacks. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - noon, 337-256-0604, Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-LeagueIpaltheater.com

July 22, 2015 "Stars of Style" Best Dressed Gala - The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association's premier fundraiser. Profits benefit the Children's Parade held at the festival. Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Hwy., St. Martinville, La. 6:30 - 10 p.m., 337-367-7594, HiSugar.org, Facebook.com/LouisianaSugarCaneFestival 

July 25, 2015 - Denise P. Breaux Memorial Red Fish Derby 
Red fish rodeo with cash prizes. 3 Fish Stringer 16"-27" slot. Kids division. Live entertainment by Slide Show from 2 - 6 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Registration before 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, with dinner, refreshments and DJ.Quintana Boat Launch, LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-519-3611, DPBRedFishDerby.com, Facebook.com/DPBMemorial 
July 25, 2015 - Louisiana Stock Horse Association Show - State stock horse show and competition, concession SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com,Facebook.com/Pages/SugArena 

July 25, 2015 - 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

July 30, 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.

August 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, Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Parish-Library
August 1, 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 
August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 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

August 5, 12, 19, 26, 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

August 7, 2015 - Purple Heart Day & POW-MIA 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  

August 8, 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

August 8, 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

August 12 - 16, 2015 - Delcambre Shrimp Festival - The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, boat parade, food court and much more. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S. Richard St., Delcambre, Wed. - Fri. 6 - 11:30 p.m., Sat. 7a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 337-685-2653,ShrimpFestival.net, Facebook.com/DelcambreShrimpFestival 

August 26, 2015 - Out of the Shadows of Leprosy - The Jeanerette Museum will present Out of the Shadows, a talk on leprosy in Louisiana and one family's history, led by local author Claire Manes. Manes is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-276-4408, JeaneretteMuseum.com, Facebook.com/pages/Jeanerette-Museum 

August 27, 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.

August 29, 2015 - Tarts & Arts: Battle of the Notebook - Event is open to public of all ages. Artists and writers who are competing will have their sketchbooks on display. Guests will be able to view each sketchbook while enjoying complimentary refreshments. NILA Gallery, 301 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - noon, 337-378-9469, Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry

August 29, 2015 - 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., 337-378-9469, Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry

 

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
 
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