Naturalist Bill Fontenot will give a presentation on “Colonial Louisiana’s Most Useful Plants” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park on Fisher Road in Lafayette.

The presentation is part of Vermilionville’s “Healing Tradition” series, which offers lectures on traditional healing and medicinal plants.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

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Eagle Expo

The 10th annual Eagle Expo is set for Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 in Morgan City, offering nature seminars, a photography exhibit and boat tours to view bald eagles in the area.

Also scheduled is a photography workshop by well-known wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood.

For a full schedule of events, visit

After-school media classes

AOC Community Media in downtown Lafayette is offering after-school media classes on Mondays for youth ages 12 to 18.

The classes will cover a broad range of media skills, from digital effects and animation to microphone placement and editing.

The Monday sessions go from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The classes are free but will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Civil rights exhibit

The Jeanerette Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit on the role of public transportation in the civil rights movement.

“The World Will Move: Civil Rights and Public Transportation in Louisiana: 1860s-1950s” is on display through March 6.

The exhibit, organized by the Louisiana State Museum, uses old photographs, newspaper articles and other artifacts to tell the story of black people who challenged the segregated transportation system.

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‘Inherit the Wind’

Wanderlust Theatre Co. will present a modern take on the classic play “Inherit the Wind” in a series of performances next month at Theatre 810 on Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and senior citizens.

For information and specific times and dates, visit

Bowling for kids

Bigs Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana’s annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser is set for Feb. 28 at Acadiana Lanes on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette.

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