FRIDAY

  • PROJECT MAJOR EXPANSION OPEN HOUSE: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Iberia Community Garden Co-op, 1505 S. Hopkins St., New Iberia. Also featuring Heirloom Produce Cooperative. Also 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Sugar City Growers Co-op, 2146 Main St., Jeanerette.
  • GLORIA ROSS – A RETROSPECTIVE OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m., The Oak Street Gallery, 111 N. Oak St., Hammond. Exhibition to celebrate the 90th birthday of artist Gloria Ross. Work will be on display until Sept. 30.
  • SOUTHEASTERN LION TAILGATE KICKOFF: 5 p.m., Albertsons, 1801 W. Thomas St., Hammond. Presentations by Lion head football coach Ron Roberts, student-athletes, the Spirit of the Southland Band, Roomie the Lion, cheerleaders and Lionettes. (985) 549-LION
  • ROSEDALE PLANTATION GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., Rosedale Plantation State Historic Site, La. 10, St. Francisville. The tour provides visitors with a detailed look at selected portions of the 19th century garden. Tour begins at the Site Office. (225) 635-3110

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, THURSDAY

  • THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYL AND MR. HYDE: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Iberia Performing Arts League, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. $10. (337) 364-6114 or ipal@cox.net

SATURDAY

  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, #2 W. Thomas St., Hammond. Fresh produce, arts and crafts. (985) 277-5681 or smith_tl@hammond.org
  • JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Jeanerette City Park. Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. Locally-grown foods and handmade items. (337) 276-4293 or jeanerettechamber.org
  • LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 La. 1, Raceland. Local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Free. (985) 438-1231
  • OPEN PADDLE BOAT CHALLENGE: Races begin at 8 a.m., False River at Morrison Parkway, New Roads. The Kiwanis of Pointe Coupee Parish sponsored day includes a 400-meter youth, three-mile and 10-mile adult paddle challenges. (225) 638-8626 or kiwanisofpointecoupee.org
  • JANE AUSTEN DAYS: Audubon State Historic Site, La. 965, near St. Francisville. Tour the Oakley House. $8, adults; $6, seniors; $4, students; free, children 5 and younger. Dress in Jane Austen era clothing and receive free park admission. (225) 635-3739
  • BOOK SIGNING: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 5705 Johnston St., Lafayette. Authors of “The Most Dangerous Animal of All,” Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa, will be signing books. (337) 989-4142

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • BATTLE ON THE BASIN: 11 a.m., Russo Boat Landing, La. 70, Morgan City. The family event includes a boat ramp that will allow everyone attending front row seats. $10, adults; $5, children; and $10 for each ice chest per day. (985) 397-6012 or deepsouthracing.net
  • NUTCRACKER BALLET AUDITIONS: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for ages 15 and older, Lafayette Ballet Theatre Studio, 100 Pillette Road, Lafatyette; and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday for ages 8 to 10; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. for ages 11 to 14 and 5 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. for gymnasts and tumblers, Angelle Hall, corner of St. Mary Boulevard and McKinley Street, Lafayette. There is a $25 registration fee for all dancers ages 8 to 17 due at the time of audition; no fee for gymnasts and tumblers. (337) 262-0444 or lafayetteballettheatre.org

SATURDAY AND TUESDAY

  • TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 369-2330

MONDAY

  • HARVEST MOON TWILIGHT TOUR: 6 p.m., Rosedale Plantation State Historic Site, La. 10, St. Francisville. Special attention will be given to the influence of moon phases on planting and their importance in 19th century cultivation. The program begins at the Site Office. $15. (225) 635-3110
  • BRIDGE PARTY: 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., The Bayou Teche Museum, 131 E. Main St., New Iberia. Participants can win prizes and partake in lunch and desserts and door prizes. $25. All proceeds will benefit the museum. (337) 606-5977

WEDNESDAY

  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 577-9160
  • AN ENTERTAINING EVENING OF LOUISIANA POLITICS: 5:30 p.m., Sugar Cane Festival Building, 600 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served followed by a reception welcoming the three noted politicos. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Blue Butterfly, Paul’s Flower Shop, Shadows-on-the-Teche and Mills Cashway Pharmacy in Breaux Bridge. (337) 658-9746

THURSDAY

  • BOOK TALK AND SIGNING: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Donaldsonville Branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. Lynette Ater Tanner, author of “Chained to the Land - Voices from Cotton and Cane Plantations,” will discuss her findings and sign copies of the book. Admission is free, but registration is required. (225) 473-8052
  • NEIL LEBUTE’S DRAMA ‘FAT PIG’: 7:30 p.m., Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. A Riveters Theatre Company production. $15, general admission; and $10, students. with ID. (337) 291-1122

ONGOING

  • BACKWOODS GALLERY: 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Feliciana Branch of the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild exhibit will run until Dec. 31 and features a wide variety of subject matter, style and sizes. (225) 683-8673
  • PAUL AND LULU HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: “The Walter Anderson Family Legacy: Shearwater Pottery,” through Saturday, Sept. 6. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (337) 482-2278.
  • SHADOWS ON THE TECHE: 317 W. Main St., New Iberia. “Photography & Beyond,” Exhibit of Roxy Blanton and Margaret Melancon’s work. ShadowsontheTeche.org

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose