The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant will hold a pond management seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette.

Topics include pond construction, fish stocking, weed management, water quality and aeration.

Talk covers La. baseball

The Center for Louisiana Studies’ Backyard Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with the topic: “Louisiana Baseball: From the Evangeline League to the Majors” at Vermilionville.

The free seminar and lecture series will be moderated by J. Paul Leslie, who will offer an overview of the region’s baseball legacy and importance. Former players Terry Fox, Billy Barrett and Gene Bacqué will share their memories of playing in the minor and major leagues.

Library foundation honors

The Lafayette Public Library Foundation honored its supporters during its annual awards luncheon and meeting held April 19 at the City Club.

Susan Hamilton received the Foundation Award; Pam Stroup received the President’s Award; and library director Sona Dombourian received the Essae M. Culver Award. J.C. Chargois was recognized as a past Foundation Award honoree.

The foundation gave the library system a donation of $3,000 at the event.

Improv show Wednesday

The improvisational comedy group Stage Monkeys of Lafayette perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson St.

Admission is $7, and $5 with a student identification card. Reserve tickets by phone at (337) 484-0172.

Chancellor to speak

South Louisiana Community College Chancellor Natalie Harder is the guest speaker for the Upper Lafayette Economic Foundation’s meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the SLCC auditorium at 320 Devalcourt St.

Harder will discuss educational and workforce issues facing Acadiana.

Tickets are $15 and Tuesday is the registration deadline. Register online at: or contact Jan Swift at

Space travel exhibit

“Leaving Earth — The Story of Space Travel” is now on exhibit at the Lafayette Science Museum.

The hands-on exhibit features the history of space travel from early rocket launch attempts to space tourism.

Visitors may enhance their visit with a stop by the museum’s planetarium.

The museum, located at 433 Jefferson St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Creative summer camps

The Acadiana Center for the Arts offers several camp options for students this summer ranging from exploring archaeology and architecture to science and Shakespeare.

Several programs specific to music, science, culture, art, and Shakespeare are available.

For more information, visit: and select information for “Creativity @ the Center.”

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