Lafayette law enforcement agencies invite the community to the annual crime prevention event National Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Neyland Park and the Martin Luther King Center, 309 Cora St.

The event features music, entertainment, fun jumps, food, games and informational displays from the Lafayette Fire Department, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and Lafayette Police Department. The Police Department’s various units will also have displays on-site.

Vision loss film Tuesday

A showing of the documentary “Going Blind and Going Forward” will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St.

The film, by Peabody Award winner Joseph Lovett, seeks to teach how to prevent, treat and combat vision loss.

The screening is free and open to the public.

CEO roundtables

The Louisiana Manufacturers Institute will offer the first of a series of “CEO Roundtables” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Lafayette Economic Development Authority offices, 211 E. Devalcourt St.

The roundtable sessions will feature 12 to 15 members of noncompeting companies designed to delve into candid, solution-seeking discussions of CEO-level issues.

For information, contact Frank Buck at (337) 482-6767 or email him at

Pancake breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Acadiana will hold its 15th annual Zydeco Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Parc International in downtown Lafayette.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast comes with live music by Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys.

Proceeds will benefit Zydeco Park, a plan to build a musically themed park .

Tickets are $7 and available from any Kiwanis of Acadiana member, at all eight area Home Bank locations or at the gates of Parc International on Saturday. Tickets are also available at www.kiwanis

Tour des Atakapas

TRAIL and Festivals Acadiens et Creoles will present Tour des Atakapas, a 5K run and 5- and 7-mile runs, Saturday as a fundraiser for the completion of the Atakapas-Ishtak Trail.

The races start and finish at Geaux Run, 906 Harding St.

Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. with the 7-mile run starting at 8:30 a.m. The 5K and 5-mile runs begin at 9 a.m. Registration is $65. For information, visit

Guidroz an ‘Everyday Hero’

Keep Louisiana Beautiful recognized Gregory Guidroz with its inaugural “Golden Can Award” during its recent “Everyday Heroes” banquet on Oct. 1 in Lafayette.

Guidroz is the recreation and education coordinator for the Bayou Vermilion District and was nominated in recognition of his 15 years of volunteer work with Festival International de Louisiane’s recycling crew and for creating a recycling bin loan program .

The festival recycling bin program makes its debut at the upcoming Festivals Acadiens et Creole in Girard Park this weekend .

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