Black women topic, feature of forum

LAFAYETTE — The book “The Little Black Book of Success - Laws of Leadership for Black Women” will shape discussion during the Black History Month event “Candid Conversations” at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Clifton Chenier Center auditorium, 220 W. Willow St.

The event is organized by Renewed Perspectives and will feature guest speakers state Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, and Johnnie Marks, owner and operator of several McDonald’s restaurants.

Purchasing the book or reading the book prior to the event is not necessary. The free event is open to the public and door prizes will be given.

Game tickets prize in online contest

LAFAYETTE — The Ragin’ Cajuns home baseball game against LSU on Tuesday is sold out, but fans have a chance to win seats in an online contest.

To participate, visit the “Night Out at the Tigue” online contest at the university’s official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/officialullafayette. Four tickets will go to the winner and two tickets will be awarded as a second prize. Fans also may register in person at the Red Zone Team shop at Johnston and St. Mary streets. The deadline for in-person contest registration is 6 p.m. Saturday and the online contest registration ends at 8 p.m. Sunday.

First- and second-prize winners also receive Ragin’ Cajun “Craw Dogs” — ­ hot dogs topped with crawfish and crab cheese sauce.The third place prize is a game-day T-shirt emblazoned with the Ragin’ Cajun logo.

Winners will be contacted Monday.

Social media tactics purpose of seminar

OPELOUSAS — A monthly gathering for local business owners to discuss social media strategies, tactics and other marketing ideas will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Java Square, 103 Landry St.

The gathering is the result of a social media class organized last month for local business owners interested in learning more about social media to target potential customers.

RSVP Dionne Davis Green at dionne@louisiana.edu by Tuesday.

Acadiana bureau