Around Acadiana for June 14, 2016 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Acadiana Advocate reporters Billy Gunn, from left, Lanie Lee Cook and Richard Burgess photographed January 21, 2016.

French-speaking children ages 7-17 years are invited to La Table Jeunesse, a children’s French conversation table from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at NUNU in Arnaudville.

The free event will include a cooking workshop, a lesson on table etiquette, a French book reading and crafts.

Speakers from all levels of French proficiency are welcome at the new event, which will be held the last Sunday of each month. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The event address is 1510 Courtableau Highway.

Summit for healthy work, life

The Acadiana Healthy Communities Coalition will host a health summit from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office complex in Scott.

The free event will focus on workforce wellness and community health, with representatives from businesses and organizations to speak.

The event address is 1825 W. Willow St.

For more information, visit

Alzheimer’s expert to speak

The first of a two-part series on understanding Alzheimer’s disease will be held Thursday from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Lafayette Public Library’s South Regional Branch at 6101 Johnston St.

Debra Harrington, of the Alzheimer’s Regional Advisory Board, will speak on how to recognize the early signs of the progressive brain disorder.

The second event will be held July 26 at the Main Library branch and will focus on late-stage treatment and care.

Wine games to fund mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts its sixth annual Bacchanalian from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson Street Pub.

The event includes a blind wine-tasting game, in which the team with the highest-ranked bottle wins more wine. Teams of one to three can enter for $75 per person or $225 per team.

The fundraiser benefits the organization’s efforts to pair at-risk children with adult mentors. For more information, visit or email Executive Director Kim Neustrom at

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