Outlying areas calendar for Oct. 2-8, 2015 _lowres

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP Paddlers make their way down Bayou Teche at the start of the 2014 Tour de Teche in Port Barre. This year's tour starts at 7 a.m. Friday.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • TOUR DU TECHE VI: 7 a.m., Town Of Port Barre, 498 N. Saizon St., Port Barre. Tour du Teche is an annual three-day race down the entire course of Bayou Teche in south Louisiana. It’s 49 miles Friday, 59 miles Saturday and 27 miles Sunday.
  • 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA COMMEMORATION: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Enjoy local music and fresh homegrown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed.

SATURDAY

  • CAJUN DAY AT THE DELCAMBRE SEAFOOD AND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 South Railroad St., Delcambre. Enjoy what’s fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids’ activities and other special events.

RESTORE ROCK THE BLOCK: 10 A.M.-2 P.M., LAFAYETTE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE, 3123 ½ JOHNSTON ST., LAFAYETTE. CELEBRATE THE REOPENING OF A BIGGER, MORE CONVENIENT LOCATION WITH FOOD FROM MELLOW MUSHROOM, JUDICE INN AND JOHNSTON STREET JAVA. CAT HEAD BISCUIT BOYS WILL PROVIDE MUSIC.

  • COTON JAUNE — ACADIAN BROWN COTTON: 1 p.m., St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, 978 Kennerson Road, Opelousas. To kick-off Grand Réveil, there will be a free showing of the newly released documentary, “Coton Jaune — Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story.” Film makers Sharon Donnan and Suzanne Breaux will host a discussion after the screening.

MONDAY

  • GROUP FIDDLE LESSONS WITH BLAKE MILLER: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Tom’s Fiddle & Bow, 204 Fuselier St., Arnaudville. The cost is $70, prepaid for a block of 4 classes to be used within 6 months or $20 per class for walk-ins. Classes will encompass learning various techniques and implementing them into tunes and seconding.

WEDNESDAY

  • CAJUN HISTORY TALK: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette. This event features a screening of “Louisiana Story” with a special presentation by Tika Laudun, senior producer of Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

THURSDAY

  • DISCOVER LOREAUVILLE: 10 a.m. to noon, Old Fire Station 119 Bridge St., Loreauville. Loreauville will have a special event for Grand Réveil Acadien. The event includes a presentation on Acadian History in Loreauville area and on the New Acadia Project, French students performance, and unveiling of plans for a park, museum and Acadian Odyssey Monument. There will also be a traditional Acadian parade to City Hall on Main Street, free gumbo and music.

ONGOING

  • BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (337) 606-5977 or bayoutechemuseum.org
  • GRAND RÉVEIL — WOMEN CRAFTING OUR CULTURE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Landry Parish Visitor Center 978 Kennerson Road, Opelousas. In remembrance of the arrival of the Acadians, events are taking place throughout South Louisiana, October 3-11. Creole folklorist, Rebecca Henry; avid collector, Clara Darbonne; and spinner/weaver, Charlene Quinilty will share their collections. Visitors can expect to see examples of quilting, tatting, sewing, spinning, weaving, and more. The Louisiana bicentennial quilt will also be on display, along with the rest of the exhibit, for the month of October.
  • SLU STUDENT ARTWORK: The Hammond Regional Arts Center, at 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. The HRAC cordially invites the public to stop by and see the fantastic work currently being produced by SLU’s art and design students. Exhibit will run through Oct. 30.
  • JAM SESSION: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays, Cajun Campground, 5552 U.S. 190, Eunice. A Cajun tradition in which both amateur and seasoned musicians take turns playing a tune.

Jeanerette Museum: 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the last 200 years of the sugarcane industry, the cypress lumber industry and the days of the steamboat. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (337) 276-4408 or jeanerettemuseum.com

LE VIEUX VILLAGE: 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. cityofopelousas.com/le-vieux-village

ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: La. 10, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3110 or lastateparks.com

La Table Francaise at Java Square Cafe: 4 p.m. Fridays, Java Square Cafe, 103 W. Landry St., Opelousas. Grab a cup of coffee and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. Free admission.

University art museum University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. “Selections from the UL College of Art Faculty” will be on display through Dec. 12. Also, the museum’s exhibits “Art Under the Big Sky” and “Imprinting the West” will run through Jan. 2. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (337) 482-2278 or hilliardmuseum.org

Washington Art Gallery: Corner of Veterans Boulevard and Church Street, Washington. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. See “Washington Historic,” an exhibit of paintings, including colorful, abstract Louisiana landscapes. (337) 351-3043 or artworkbybertrand@yahoo.com

Compiled by Marchaund Jones