Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana will hold its fourth annual Bacchanalian wine-tasting fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday at Abacus Ballroom in Lafayette.

The groups asks for donations of $225 per team or $75 per person for participation.

The wine-tasting event is one of the mentor program’s main fundraisers.

For information and sponsorship opportunities, visit or call (337) 269-0454.

Art association exhibit

The Lafayette Art Association is hosting the exhibit “L’esprit du Metal” in the group’s gallery at 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette.

The show, which runs through Aug. 10, features jewelry, paintings, ceramics, textiles, glass and photography.

Other exhibits on display through the end of July at the gallery are “Eclectic Work,” mixed media by Norma Thompson, and “Free Fall,” paintings by Bonnie Camos and pottery by Michelle Schwaiger.

For information, visit

Wind symphony

The Acadiana Wind Symphony will perform a free concert titled “Louisiana Connections” at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday in the auditorium of Lafayette High School on Congress Street.

The performance will feature music written by local composers and music written about Louisiana.

For information, call (337) 989-1279.

Water conservation effort

Lafayette Utilities System’s annual water conservation regulations are in effect through Sept. 30, the public utility announced this month.

Residents with addresses ending in an even number are allowed to use sprinklers and other automated watering systems on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from midnight to 2 p.m.

Residents with addresses ending in an odd number are allowed to water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from midnight to 2 p.m.

No watering is allowed on Mondays.

The regulations do not apply to watering with a hand-held hose.

The regulations aim to keep water pressure high enough for the fire hydrant system and to help LUS maintain adequate reserves during the summer, according to LUS.

Dance auditions

The Clare Cook Dance Theater will hold auditions for an upcoming presentation of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Auditions, opened to dancers ages 17 and older, will be at DeLarue Dance Centre, 100 Sycamore Drive, Lafayette.

For information, visit

The performance, with music by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, is set for Oct. 18 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette.

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