The Lafayette Parish 4-H/Future Farmers of America Livestock Show and Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday at Blackham Coliseum.

Shows for poultry, sheep and goats begins at 9 a.m. Friday, and the beef cattle show will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. The “AgOlympics” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The market animal sale is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The event precedes the Acadiana District Livestock show scheduled Jan. 23-26 at Blackham Coliseum.

Habitat meeting planned

The Lafayette Habitat for Humanity will hold a meeting for people interested in its homeownership programs at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 at the Heymann Park Recreation Center gymnasium.

Applications for the homeownership program will be available at the meetings and Feb. 1 at the Habitat office, 714 Johnston St., or at

The deadline for applications is March 8. For information, call (337) 261-5041.

Bayou Teche Museum gala

“A Night at the Museum,” a gala for the Bayou Teche Museum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main

, in New Iberia.

The theme of the gala is “Party With a Song In Your Heart,” and live and silent auctions will feature items that fit that theme. The event also features original artwork by local artists, art demonstrations and other entertainment.

Tickets are $50, which includes an annual museum membership. For information, contact (337) 606-5977 or visit http://www.bayKomen race T-shirt contest

Team registration for the 14th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Lafayette is open and teams are invited to design a T-shirt for a people’s choice competition.

Race day is March 16. Information is available at

Moulin Rouge at Heymann

The Performing Arts Society of Acadiana presents Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet for a 7 p.m. Jan. 23 performance of “Moulin Rouge, The Ballet” at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Tickets start at $45 and available or at ( http://www.tick800) 745-3000.

Rural Mardi Gras

The Basile Mardi Gras Association visits Vermilionville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 for a traditional country Mardi Gras run or “courir de Mardi Gras” within the living history cultural park.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 10:45 a.m. for the run, which will begin at 11 a.m. with an overview of the rural Mardi Gras tradition of visiting homes to gather or beg for ingredients for a communal gumbo.

At noon, the group will gather for gumbo and dancing with music by the Lafayette Rhythm Devils. A costume contest is scheduled for 1 p.m.

A Mardi Gras king cake cooking demonstration is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Vermilionville’s Cooking School.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and children younger than 6 are free. For information, visit or call (337) 233-4077.

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