A preview of the 2014 Museum of Fear season will be presented Saturday on the third floor of the Lafayette Science Museum.

Professional actors in scary monster makeup will set the ambience along with movie-quality set designs, fog and even smells guaranteed to frighten.

All proceeds benefit the Lafayette Science Museum’s exhibits and programs. Museum of Fear organizers said that last year, a few hundred attendees were too scared to finish the tour.

The preview is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and tickets cost $10. The Museum of Fear will be open each Friday and Saturday night in October from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For information, go to the museum’s Facebook page or website at museumoffear.org or call (337) 291-5544.

The museum is on the corner of Congress and Jefferson streets in downtown Lafayette.

Crafts guild stages exhibit

The Louisiana State Museum in Patterson will open the exhibit “Handcrafted Treasures from the Louisiana Crafts Guild” with a reception from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday.

The museum is at 118 Cotton Road. Admission is free.

Sixteen Louisiana Crafts Guild members will showcase ceramics, jewelry, dolls, glass works and other handmade pieces of art.

“It’s a celebration of all things handmade,” Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said. “This exhibit includes some of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in Louisiana.”

For information, call (985) 399-1271.

Special Olympics benefit

The 2014 Champions Together breakfast is slated for 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Petroleum Club in Lafayette’s Oil Center.

Attendees will be offered a light breakfast while they listen to Special Olympics participants and their parents. Donations will be accepted.

The Petroleum Club is at 111 Heymann Blvd.

For information, email fharris@laso.org or call (337) 739-5201.

Cajun Jam set

Cajun Jam will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Vermilionville Performance Center.

Some of Acadiana’s finest Cajun musicians will lead anyone from a beginner to a professional.

Admission to the jam is free but does not include entry into the park.

The event is sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association.

For more information, visit vermilionville.org.

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