South Louisiana Community College opens its New Iberia campus on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its Easter Spring Bling, which is open to the public.

The event features free food, fun jumps and visits and photos with the Easter Bunny.

The campus is located at 908 Ember Drive.

Egg ‘pock-off’ and hunt

Bring your own eggs Saturday to the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm for a hard-boiled egg knocking competition at 9 a.m. followed by an egg hunt at 11 a.m.

The market opens at 8 a.m. and the day’s events also include a 10 a.m. vegetable gardening workshop and a 10:30 a.m. demonstration on natural ways to dye eggs.

Conservation awards

Several area residents and organizations were honored Saturday during the Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Awards program.

The Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association of Lafayette received the honor of Louisiana Conservation Organization of the year by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.

Other honorees included: Robert “Bob” Love, who received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year; Stacey Leah Scarce, curator of natural science at the Acadiana Park Nature Station, with the Professional Conservationist of the Year award; and Adam and Lisa Willard, who were honored as Volunteer Conservationists of the Year.

Chevron received the Business Conservationist of the Year award. The Conservation Educator of the Year was awarded to Ernest Girourd for his work with the Louisiana Master Farmer Program.

Info session on RN program

South Louisiana Community College holds an informational session on its registered nursing program at 2 p.m. April 7 at the Ardoin Building, 1101 Bertrand Drive.

The program qualifies registered nursing graduates for the RN license exam.

For more information about the program, call (337) 521-6911 or email

Library Foundation luncheon The Lafayette Public Library Foundation holds its Shakespeare-themed “To Read or Not To Read” awards luncheon and annual meeting at 11 a.m. April 10 at City Club at River Ranch.

Guest speaker is former Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque, who will also receive the foundation’s President’s Award. Other honorees: Les Vingt Quatre Club, which started Lafayette’s first public library, will receive the Major Donor Award; and Denelle Wrightson, director of library architecture at Dewberry, will receive the Foundation Award for her work designing five libraries within the Lafayette Public Library system. The event begins with a silent auction at 11 a.m., followed by the awards program at 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon cost is $30. Reservations will be accepted through Friday, and can be made by calling (337) 593-4770 or mailing a check to Lafayette Public Library Foundation, P.O. Box 53024, Lafayette, LA 70505.

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