Carencro Veterans Day celebration set

Carencro will honor local veterans Nov. 6 at an event that kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Carencro Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue.

The Carencro High School Band will play patriotic music, and memorabilia from area veterans will be displayed.

Organizers are seeking photographs and memorabilia from veterans and active military members.

Photos may be dropped off at Melancon Funeral Home, 4117 N. University Avenue.

Memorabilia may be dropped off at the North Regional Library, 5101 N. University Avenue.

For information, call Lee Verret at (337) 456-6292.

The event is sponsored by the Carencro Business Association.

“Frozen” sing-along

The Lafayette Concert Band will present “The Musical World of Disney” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at The Bayou Church on Kaliste Saloom Road.

An audience sing-along to music from the Disney movie “Frozen” will be one of the highlights of the event.

Tickets are $10 and my be purchased at the door.

For information, call (337) 989-1279.

Jeanerette museum photos

The Jeanerette Museum is seeking photographs from Jeanerette taken between 1910 to 2000 for a developing exhibit, “Yesterday’s Tomorrow,” which opens Nov. 9.

Photos should be emailed to or brought to the museum at 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette.

For information, call (337) 276-4408.

Library friends author dinner

Friends of the Lafayette Public Library will hold their annual author dinner Oct. 30 at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, 111 Heyman Blvd.

The featured guest will be Rheta Grimsley Johnson.

Tickets are $25 per person. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 28.

The social begins at 6:30 p.m., and the buffet dinner is set for 7 p.m.

For information, call (337) 984-8661.

B ayou Vermilion boat parade

The Bayou Vermilion Festival and Boat Parade starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 with a festival at Vermilionville , featuring d isplays of antique boats, film screenings, cooking demonstrations, kids crafts, music and boat tours.

Paddlers in the boat parade depart about 2 p.m., traveling down the bayou over the course of the afternoon to the Camellia Bridge, where live music, food and drinks await.

Last year’s event attracted about 200 boats, including canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Paddle lessons will be offered at Vermilionville on Saturdays leading up to the boat parade.

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