Learn the basics of beekeeping during Vermilionville’s monthly Les Mains Guidées workshop.

Beekeeper Michael Vincent will teach the art of beekeeping during the workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Vermilionville. Vincent assists his family with its beekeeping business, Santa Rita Honey Bee Farm, where natural products are created from beeswax for his company, Max’s Au Naturel.

During the workshop, Vincent will demonstrate how to use a smoker and review the logistics and regulations of urban beekeeping. He’ll also make a short presentation on honey production.

The workshop is $25 and covers the cost of materials. Participants will leave the class with their choice of lip balm or honey.

To register, visit Vermilionville.org or contact Jolie Johnson at Vville@BayouVermilionDistrict.org or call her at (337) 233-4077, ext. 211.

Genealogy seminar

The Lafayette Genealogical Society will hold a “Genealogy 101” workshop at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the downtown library, 301 W. Congress St.

Learn how to begin a genealogy search and meet others interested in research.

The workshop will be held in the auditorium on the second floor.

The society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Lafayette South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St. The guest speaker will be Roxana M. Usner, of the Preservation Alliance of Lafayette.

Senior Olympics signups

Registration for the Louisiana Senior Olympic Games is underway.

Athletes who will be 50 years old by Dec. 31 may compete in events Aug. 8 through Nov. 14.

The competition has more than 30 events ranging from track and field to miniature golf and badminton.

For a full list of events or to register, visit www.lsog1.net.

Hunter safety courses

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office will hold three hunter education courses over the next few months.

The two-day courses will be held at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Academy, 1815 Terrace Highway, St. Martinville.

The classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The classes are offered on the following dates: Aug. 29-30; Sept. 12-13; and Oct. 3-4.

Lunch will be provided for the Saturday course.

Each course is limited to 50 students. All hunters born on or after Sept. 1, 1969, must attend the training in order to hunt in Louisiana. Students must be 10 years old or older on the last day of the class to become certified, and they must attend with a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 10 may attend but will not eligible for certification.

To register, visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov and click the “Hunter Education” icon.

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