The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market will have a special “barn raising” booth from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday during its mid-week market to help raise funds for Inglewood Farms, a farm located outside Alexandria that lost equipment and a barn due to an electrical fire Monday.

The farm is a regular vendor at the Lafayette farmers market and is the largest certified organic farm in Louisiana. The farm provides produce to the market and to restaurants in the region.

All donations will benefit the farm’s efforts to rebuild its barn and replace equipment. Organizers of the Lafayette market also have asked that anyone with spare farm equipment —small tractor, cultivating equipment and seeding equipment — to consider lending tools to the farm until it can replace its own.

“Inglewood Farm feeds our community in so many ways. Now we have an opportunity to return the favor,” said Molly Richard, Lafayette market manager.

Steampunk, Maker’s Fair

Cité des Arts and the Lafayette Science Museum present the second annual Steampunk and Maker’s Fair from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lafayette.

The hands-on, interactive celebration of art and science takes place at the science museum and in the adjacent Parc Sans Souci.

The event features roundtable discussions and hands-on activities. For a complete schedule, visit

HonorFest for families

HonorFest, a family festival in honor of military families and veterans, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Post 69, 1501 Surrey St.

The event features food, live music by Dirt Road and Soul Creole, children’s activities and an auction.

At the event, festivalgoers can help set a Guinness World Record by participating in a five-minute interval training routine to help set the record for the largest high-intensity interval training class.

Camellia Crossing sign-up

Registration continues for the Camellia Crossing — Acadiana’s Gleaux Run scheduled for Nov. 26 in the River Ranch Town Square.

The event for runners and walkers is an annual fundraiser for Miles Perret Cancer Services, and racing begins at 6:15 p.m.

Early bird registration is $35 for adults and teens, and $30 for children 12 and younger. Registration increases by $5 as of Nov. 17.

To register or for information, visit

Youth sports registration

Registration for boys and girls basketball through the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department continues through Sunday.

Registration is available at each of the seven youth associations in the parish. For more information, call (337) 291-8362, (337) 291-8375, (337) 291-8368 or (337) 291-8380.

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