Louisiana Folk Roots will host the ROOTSTOCK! festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Beaver Park baseball fields on Fisher Road in Lafayette.

Featured performers include Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Paul “Lil’ Buck” Sinegal & The McComb-Veazey All-Stars, and Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars with special guests Tommy McLain and Michael Doucet.

Food and craft beer from Bayou Teche Brewing will be available.

Advance tickets are $15 for the general public and $12 for members of “Friends of Louisiana Folk Roots.” Admission is $20 at the gate. Kids 12 and under get in free.

For information, visit www.lafolkroots.org.

Hospice garage sale

Hospice of Acadiana will hold its third annual garage sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at the hospice offices, 2600 Johnston St., Lafayette.

Donations of furniture and household items, with the exception of clothing, will be accepted through Nov. 14.

For more information, visit www.hospiceacadiana.com.

Chili cook-off

Frank’s International’s annual Chili Cook-Off is set for 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Friday at Cajun Field in Lafayette.

Proceeds benefit the United Way of Acadiana.

About 85 teams are set to participate this year.

Attendees can sample chili creations for a $5 entry fee.

Midweek market

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Midweek Market will be at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Musician Ryan Brunet will lead a Cajun jam from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For information, visit marketatthehorsefarm.com.

South College anniversary

The South College Center is hosting a special holiday event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 to mark the shopping center’s 60th anniversary.

There will be prizes, a special Christmas tree lighting and family events.

Carencro book launch

“Images of America: Carencro,” a pictorial history of the city, is set for release Nov. 10.

A launch party is scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at Fricassee Cafe and Bakery, 3828 N. University Ave., Carencro.

Private investigator class

South Louisiana Community College is offering a 40-hour course to prepare students to become a licensed private investigator in Louisiana.

Classes start Nov. 14.

The course fee is $350, and there is an additional fee of $50 to take the state private investigator exam on the last day of class.

For information, call (337) 373-5105.

Submit items to Acadiana Advocate bureau chief Richard Burgess at rburgess@theadvocate.com.