The Color Run, a benefit for Hearts of Hope, is Sunday with a warm-up at 8 a.m. and the 5-K race starting at 9 a.m. at Cajun Field.

Visit the Hearts of Hope website to register for the race or to volunteer.

Runners who register may use a $5 online coupon code, HeartsofHope, and that $5 will be donated to the nonprofit agency, Dugas said.

Runners may pick up registration packets Saturday at Academy Sports, 4232 Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

Car seat safety check

Learn proper installation and usage of a child safety seat during a free, hands-on car seat safety check Tuesday at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Child Development Center, 160 E. Lewis St.

The safety checks are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Student Arts Expo

The 2014 Student Arts Expo, a showcase of performances and visual art exhibits by Lafayette Parish school system students, is Saturday at various locations in downtown Lafayette. The expo features the work of students in grades pre-K through 12.

Expo schedule:

10 a.m. to noon, Chalk Walk, Parc Sans Souci.

Noon, opening ceremonies, Acadiana Center for the Arts’ James Devin Moncus Theater.

12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Chalk Walk open to the public.

12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Student Arts Expo, various downtown locations.

For information, visit and

Favorite Lafayette jaunts

The Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission wants to know your favorite places to visit in Lafayette.

As part of National Travel and Tourism Week that continues through Sunday, the commission is holding a “Local for a Day” itinerary contest for people to submit daylong itineraries for a chance to win $500.

To enter the contest and for information about other events planned this week, visit

Improv comedy show

Silverbacks’ Improv Theatre presents a performance by The Family Dinner Comedy Troupe of Baton Rouge at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door or at

College receives $120,000

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Moody College of Business Administration recently received $120,000 for its new sales training room.

Local real estate firm Van Eaton & Romero, a Latter & Blum company, donated $60,000 to the sales training room project. Latter & Blum CEO Robert Merrick also made a personal donation of $60,000.

Big Easel show Saturday

The Big Easel is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Town Square at River Ranch.

The art show features 72 artists from seven states and entertainment by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.

Submit items to Acadiana bureau chief Richard Burgess at rburgess@ or by fax to (337) 269-0410.