The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will hold auditions this week for university students and the general public interested in singing in the musical “Les Miserables,” which will be performed in April with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.

Auditions for UL-Lafayette students will be Friday at 5 p.m., and general public auditions will be Saturday at 10 a.m. All auditions will be in the Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall, located on East St. Mary Boulevard.

Auditioners must sing a musical theater selection that is not from “Les Miserables,” and bring the sheet music. A pianist will be on location.

Callbacks will return Sunday at 2 p.m. and will sing a song from “Les Miserables.”

For more information on the auditions or how to become involved, call (337) 482-5939 or email the director at or visit

Lafayette library branches extend hours

The Lafayette Public Library System’s two busiest branches are now open from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

The branches are the North Regional Library at 5101 N. University Ave. in Carencro, and the South Regional Library at 6101 Johnston St. in Lafayette.

The changes took effect Jan. 4.

For a full listing of hours at all branches and for other information, visit

AOC offers video production workshops

AOC Community Media is adding workshops aimed at equipping budding production professionals with the know-how to produce television content for AOC’s local channels.

Workshops for this week, which range from free to $35 for AOC members and $50 for nonmembers, include editing for beginners, understanding digital formats, and Photoshop.

AOC’s channels that broadcast local content are found on Cox Communications channels 15 and 16, and LUS Fiber channels 3 and 4.

For more information, email or visit or call (337) 232-4434.

Morning exercise classes being offered

Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering morning exercise classes three times a week to adults 18 and older.

The classes, free to the public and held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, start at 7:15 a.m. at Domingue Recreation Center at 901 Mudd Ave.

Also included are low-impact chair aerobics for people with minor medical problems.

For more information, call (337) 291-5558.

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