Miles Perret Cancer Services invites the public to the 14th annual Games of Acadiana from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette.

The event is the signature fundraiser for Miles Perret Cancer Services, which helps families whose loved ones have cancer.

More than 60 family-oriented games and activities — from “Monster Spider Jumps” to “Quarterback Pass” — will take place Saturday. Opening ceremonies feature a survivors walk, which honors cancer survivors and those living with the disease.

For information on the games or on Miles Perret Cancer Services, visit or call (337) 984-1920.

Blacksmith at market

Sam Riehl will give a live demonstration on blacksmithing Saturday at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market, on the grounds of the Horse Farm on Johnston Street.

Riehl, who began metalworking at age 8, remains the youngest professional blacksmith in the country.

Riehl will begin his freshman year at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Nonprofits begin toy drive

Two Acadia Parish nonprofits have started accepting toys to give poor children at Christmas.

The Cardinal Community Development Corporation and And God Said Ministries Inc. are aiming to provide 500 to 1,000 children with toys. Donors can give in a number of ways: new toys for children 5 to 12 years old, gift cards or certificates to purchase toys, cash or in-kind services.

For information, email Kimesha Sonnier at or call (713) 320-5098, or call Gloria Sonnier at (337) 488-3068.

Hospice benefits

Hospice of Acadiana will host its Abbeville Fore Ball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the Abbeville Country Club. The two-day tournament will feature a first-place prize of $1,000.

For entry forms, call the Abbeville Country Club at (337) 893-5203.

Hospice on Sunday also will host its monthly social for those who have lost loved ones.

The Dine Around will be at Lagneaux’s Restaurant at 445 Ridge Road in Lafayette.

Preregistration is required. Call Mollie Charpentier at (337) 251-1614.

‘Seminar’ at Cité Des Arts

Award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck’s stage work “Seminar” is now playing at Cité Des Arts in downtown Lafayette.

The play, directed by Scott Gremillion, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sundays and will run until Aug. 31.

On Thursday, there will be a pay-what-you-can preview, and proceeds that day will go to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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