LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette begins its 2011 Homecoming celebration on Sunday with activities continuing through the Ragin’ Cajuns’ game Saturday against North Texas.

Events include:


e_SBlt Mass and reception at Our Lady Wisdom Catholic Church at 11 a.m.


e_SBlt Kickoff Party from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Alumni Center


e_SBlt Paint the Town Red – Businesses from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

e_SBlt Cajuns Can Care from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop off boxed and labeled canned goods at the Alumni Center.

e_SBlt College of the Arts’ Beaux Arts Ball at 7 p.m. at River Oaks featuring award-winning set designer Joe Stewart with special guest actress Kate Linder of “The Young and the Restless” soap opera.


• Paint the Town Red – Schools from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Yell Like Hell at 7 p.m. at Parc International


• Tennis Tournament from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Red Lerille’s Health Club

• Bill Bass Open Golf Tournament from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Acadian Hills Country Club

• Paint the Town Red – Downtown Alive! at Park Sans Souci starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express

• Homecoming Concert featuring the ULL Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in Angelle Hall auditorium. Free admission.

Oct. 15

• Ragin’ Road Race (5K fun run) at 8 a.m. at the Alumni Center

• Open House at the Alumni Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

• Red Jackets Reunion at 9:30 a.m. at the Alumni Center

• Homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m.

• Home Economics Luncheon at Don’s Seafood and Steakhouse, downtown from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Ragin’ Red Tailgating Cook-off and Alumni Tailgating at 1 p.m. at Cajun Field.

• Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns will take on North Texas at 4 p.m. at Cajun Field

• “Remember When..” Celebrating 20 years of the Christiana Smith African American Alumni Chapter reception at the Alumni Center starting at 8 p.m.

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