Around Acadiana for June 14, 2016 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Acadiana Advocate reporters Billy Gunn, from left, Lanie Lee Cook and Richard Burgess photographed January 21, 2016.

Murder, they play, at the Deadwood Saloon’

Abbey Players in Abbeville is staging a murder mystery dinner play set in frontier times and will lean on the audience to solve the crime. Playgoers are encouraged to dress up in Western wear.

The plot centers around a frontier poker tournament that ends with a death being investigated by shorthanded sheriff, who will rely on the audience to solve the “Murder at the Deadwood Saloon.”

Shows will be held at the Abbey Players Theatre stage at 200 South State St. Tickets are $40 each and cover the price of dinner.

Show times are 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday at high noon. For more information, go to or call (337) 893-2442.

Easter eggd to dye for

Vermilionville is inviting families to its spring Easter egg dyeing and decorations demonstrations on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The event also will feature a prettiest egg contest, a pâquer tournament, spoon races and a Cajun jam at the Vermilionville Performance Center.

Admission is $5 for everyone except children 3 and younger.

For more information go to or call (337) 233-4077.

Bach Lunch returns

The spring season for Bach Lunch will kick off Friday in a noon to 1 p.m. opening day event in Lafayette featuring cuisine from three Acadiana restaurants and the music of Les Freres Michot.

The event, held in Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette, features lunch from Ema’s Café, Imonelli’s Restaurant and Johnson’s Boucaniere.

Les Freres Michot will play traditional Cajun music in an all-acoustic house dance style.

The event is free, though payment is required for lunch.

Medical scholarships

The Lafayette Parish Medical Society Alliance’s Medical Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for financial help for students going to an accredited medical school.

The alliance fund, part of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, is financed by its members — physicians and their spouses — to promote health in Acadiana.

Students applying must be a resident of Lafayette of at least 12 months and should have two reference letters, proof of enrollment at an accredited medical school, and a one-page essay.

The deadline to apply is June 1. Applications can be found online at or contact the medical alliance by email at

PPEL legislative workshop

Power of Public Education Lafayette holds its annual public legislative workshop on Thursday.

The event will be at the Lafayette Public Library’s Main Branch at 301 W. Congress St. in Lafayette beginning at 4 p.m.

Guests include Lafayette Parish School Superintendent Donald Aguillard and members of the Acadiana legislative delegation.

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