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.

The Iberia Performing Arts League will present the legendary rock opera “Jesus Christ, Superstar” in a series of showings from Feb. 26 to March 13.

Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays, with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

The shows will be at the Essence Theater on Iberia Street in New Iberia.

Tickets are $20.

For information, visit or call (337) 364-6114.

Benefit golf tournament

The Lafayette Lions Club will hold its 31st annual benefit golf tournament on May 14 at The Wetlands Golf Course in Lafayette.

Proceeds support the Lions Club’s work providing eye care for residents who cannot afford it.

The fee is $480 per team or $120 per player.

For more information, call (337) 654-8968 or (337) 962-0356.

Bowling fundraiser

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana’s annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser is set for Feb. 27.

The minimum donation per team is $40 per team member, or $25 per team member for students.

The event will be held at Acadiana Lanes on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette.

Bowling shifts are scheduled for 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For information, visit

Juvenile crime forum

The first in a series of town hall meetings focused on Lafayette crime will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Clifton Chenier Center Auditorium on Willow Street in Lafayette.

The event, titled “Crime Reduction and Juveniles,” is organized by Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux and the 360 Collective, a local community organization.

Panelists include Steve Fruge, supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance with the Lafayette Parish school system; Joshua Edmond, community activist; Tracey Davenport, juvenile crimes prosecutor with the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office; Jessie Lee White, criminal justice instructor with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Lafayette Parish Sheriff-elect Mark Garber; and interim Lafayette Police Chief Reggie Thomas.

For more information, call (337) 291-8800.

Tax help

The United Way of Acadiana is sponsoring 11 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout Acadiana until April 18.

Trained volunteers will be on hand to help families and individuals with household incomes of less that $54,000 in 2015.

For locations and other details, visit

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