The 80th annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, set for Sept. 4-7 in Morgan City, will feature live music, food, art, a street carnival and a parade.

Several other events held in conjunction with the festival include the Labor Day Art Show & Sale, the Cultural & Heritage Expo and the Cajun Culinary Classic.

Most of the events will be in downtown Morgan City.

For a complete schedule, visit www.shrimpand

VITA tutor training

Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults will hold a tutor training workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Opelousas City Library.

For information, visit or call (337) 234-4600.

ArtStomp in downtown

Downtown’s ArtStomp will offer grape crushing, wine tasting, live music and art from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 12 in Parc Sans Souci.

Admission is free.

Wine-tasting tickets are $45 in advance or $50 the day of the event.

For tickets and information, visit

Mastering elevator pitch

INNOV8 Acadiana is offering free training for entrepreneurs on mastering a one-minute-or-less business pitch for investors.

The session is scheduled Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson Street Pub in downtown Lafayette.

For information, visit

Early holiday shopping

The Junior League of Lafayette will host its annual Tinsel & Treasures holiday market from Sept. 24-26 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

A preview party is set for Sept. 23.

The event will feature more than 140 shops offering jewelry, food, gifts, home decorations and clothes.

For information, visit

United Way readers wanted

The United Way of Acadiana is seeking volunteers to help local school children with reading.

Training sessions are scheduled to begin later this month in Lafayette, Acadia and St. Martin parishes.

For information, visit

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