Musician John Reno, accompanied by Brett Gambino, perform a tribute concert featuring the music of the late Jim Croce at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
The show features Croce’s greatest hits, such as “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle.” As part of the performance, Reno and Gambino offer anecdotes about the late performer and the inspiration behind some of his songs.
For tickets, call the AcA at (337) 233-7060 or visit acadiana centerforthearts.org.
Museum hosts day camp
The Bayou Teche Museum in New Iberia is enrolling children ages 7 to 12 for its first summer day camp scheduled July 14-18.
Children will meet from 8:45 a.m. to noon and explore the museum’s exhibits and learn about the Bayou Teche area’s history. Children will also participate in a scavenger hunt, games, and arts and crafts activities.
The price is $125. For more information, contact Marcia Patout at (337) 606-5977.
Raffle benefits foundation
Tickets are on sale for the Acadiana Mega Raffle benefiting the Community Foundation of Acadiana with a grand prize of $500,000.
Other prizes include vehicles, boats, jewelry, and house and outdoor items. There will be three drawings for the Acadiana Mega Raffle: an early bird drawing on July 18, the bonus drawing on Aug. 15 and the grand prize drawing on Sept. 12. Tickets purchased prior to July 16 are eligible for all three drawings.
Raymond Hebert, president and CEO of Community Foundation of Acadiana, said in a news release, “This is unlike any other raffle in our area and provides a 1-in-30 chance of winning. Regardless of who wins the grand prize, philanthropy will win big.”
Tickets are $100 and are available online at acadiana megaraffle.com.
Charter school info session
Willow Charter Academy will offer enrollment information meetings at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clifton Chenier Center auditorium, 220 W. Willow St., for parents interested in learning more about the charter school that will open in August.
The school does not have any open seats for students; however, parents interested in the school are encouraged to attend because there may be opportunities for students to move up on waiting lists, school officials said.
For more information, visit willowcharteracademy.org.
Vermilionville receives grant
Vermilionville’s “Local Learning @Vermilionville” initiative recently received an $800 grant from the Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund.
The grant will help pay for stipends for a French-speaking Vermilionville artisan and a French-speaking artist who work with the Local Learning program. The program is an outreach to French immersion students in grades four through 12 and enables artisans to work directly with students on projects to reinforce the French language and traditional arts and crafts. The program also plans to help teachers integrate folk life content into their lessons.
Submit items to Acadiana bureau chief Richard Burgess at rburgess @theadvocate.com or by fax to (337) 269-0410.