U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany and other officials will hold a public meeting Tuesday at the Municipal Auditorium to discuss hurricane preparedness.
The meeting will start at 11 a.m. at the auditorium, 728 Myrtle St., Morgan City, and is being presented a few months ahead of the 10-year anniversary of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.
Boustany will be joined by officials from the Port of Morgan City, the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The event is free to the public.
Food drive set for Saturday
The National Association of Letter Carriers and the United Way of Acadiana will accept donated food Saturday from Lafayette Parish residents who leave bags of nonperishable food by their mailboxes.
Volunteers also are needed from noon to 8 p.m. to sort the collected food at the U.S. Post Office branch, 1830 Bertrand Drive, in Lafayette. To volunteer or for information, visit unitedwayofacadiana.org or call (337) 706-1234.
All food will to go FoodNet, whose drivers will distribute the canned goods and other food to food banks located throughout Acadiana.
Student art to be showcased
The annual showcasing of Lafayette Parish’s best young artists will take place Saturday in 20 locations, highlighted by performances such as Poetry Corner at Carpe Diem and Talented Theatre at Theatre 810.
The Student Art Expo, which is free, will run from noon to 9 p.m.
For information, including a schedule and a map, visit acadianacenterforthearts.org
Step Outside Day planned
State and federal wildlife management agencies will hold the annual Step Outside Day”on Saturday at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in the Atchafalaya Basin.
Step Outside is a free event sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The program is an opportunity for adults and children to engage in safe outdoor activities such as boating, archery, fishing and canoeing.
The event will be held in the Sherburne area near Krotz Springs by traveling La. 975, which can be accessed by U.S. 190 from the north and Interstate 10 from the south.
Golf tourney to benefit LARC
The Lafayette Association of Retarded Citizens will hold its fourth annual golf tournament fundraiser Friday at The Wetlands.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and tee time is set for 1 p.m. for the 18-hole event. Fees for four-person teams are $550 per team, and sponsorships are being sold for $150. Team members will enjoy free food and beverages throughout the course.
All proceeds go to Acadian Village, which is owned by LARC and staffed by mentally disabled clients, and to other LARC programs.
For information, call (337) 504-5365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.