A day of music, arts and crafts, food and family activities is set for 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Horse Farm on Johnston Street in Lafayette.

The event will kick off the public fundraising campaign to raise money needed to transform the 100-acre tract into a park.

Performers include Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band and Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-stars with special guest Marc Broussard.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.

Children under 12 are free.

Tickets are available at the Cajundome box office or at http://lafayettecentralpark.org/">www.ticketmaster.com.

For information, visit lafayettecentralpark.org.

‘Dog Paddle’ on the Teche

“The Great Bayou Teche Dog Paddle” set for May 10 is an 8-mile trip by canoe, kayak or paddle board down Bayou Teche from Breaux Bridge to Parks.

The event is not a race but rather a paddle trip fundraiser for St. Martin Parish Animal Services.

Paddlers are encouraged to bring their dogs along.

The entry fee is $40 per person or $25 for participants 17 and younger.

Dogs are free.

For information, visit www.tourduteche.com.

Landlord and tenant laws

The Lafayette Parish Bar Association will host a free seminar of landlord and tenant laws from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 14 at the Southside Library, 6101 Johnston St.

Student talent on display

The Student Arts Expo 2014 is set for May 10 in downtown Lafayette.

Opening ceremonies will be at noon at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, followed by a day of arts activities throughout downtown.

Performances are scheduled at Parc Sans Souci, Theatre 810, Carpe Diem and the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Visuals arts will be on display at several participating businesses downtown.

The event is free.

For information, visit www.acadianacenterforthearts.org.

Joey DeFrancesco

The Acadiana Center for the Arts will close its 2013-14 Jazz Series with a Thursday show by organ master Joey DeFrancesco. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

For information and tickets, visit www.acadiana centerforthearts.org/joey-defrancesco-trio.

Fire Department clay shoot

The Scott Fire Department will host a benefit sporting clay shoot May 24 at the G.O.L. Shooting Complex in Maurice.

Proceeds will benefit the Fire Department.

For information on sponsorships, fees and rules, visit the Scott Fire Department on Facebook.

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