Pierre C. Shadeaux, the “Cajun Groundhog” nutria, will emerge from his home in the earth Tuesday to eager anticipation for those wanting to know the duration of spring this year.

If Pierre sees his shadow, sweltering summer heat and stifling humidity will soon be upon us.

If he doesn’t see his shadow, south Louisiana will enjoy a longer and mild spring.

Cajun Groundhog Day is set for 7 a.m. at Bouligny Plaza in downtown New Iberia.

The event is free.

The morning also will feature readings from MacKenzie Miller, Trinity Fontenette and Emily Osborne, who won an essay contest sponsored by the The Daily Iberian.

Cajun music book discussion

Todd Mouton, author of “Way Down in Louisiana: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music,” will discuss his work Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Lafayette Public Library.

The event is free.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For information, call (337) 482-6927 or email clspresents@louisiana.edu.

Spinning class being offered

Vermilionville master artisan Em Lemieux will teach the art of spinning on the traditional wheel on Saturday.

The class will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

Registration is $25 per person. Participants must be registered in advance to reserve a spot. The class is limited to six people.

For information, email vville@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or call (337) 233-4977.

G riefshare s et for Sundays

Those grieving the loss of a loved one are invited to join a small group of other mourners who’ve lost someone recently.

The next two-hour session is Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lafayette.

The sessions, which are free, will run until May 1 except for Easter Sunday.

Each session includes a video on living with grief, stories from others who have experienced loss , and encouragement from experts on grief recovery.

For more information, call First Baptist at (337) 593-3664 or visit fbclaf.org/griefshare.

D elcambre m arket scheduled

The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market will open Saturday at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m.

The market gives visitors the opportunity to purchase both fresh seafood caught by local fishermen and farm goods grown locally.

The market is held at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds in the 400 block of Main Street.

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