The science of Saturdays _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Central's Jaden Sproull, 3, left, and his sister Jasmine Townsend, 9, center, watch Livingston Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory's senior Science Educator Kathy Holt, right, at Livingston's LIGO. The observatory's 'Lighten Up' event is Saturday at 1 p.m.

FRIDAY

  • SUPPER WITH SANTA: 5:30 p.m., Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, 113 North Cypress St., Hammond. Enjoy a 25-minute Creole Christmas dinner with Santa. Cost is $2 for members, $7 for the general public. Space is limited. Make your reservations by calling (985) 340-9150. Payment is due at time of reservation.

SATURDAY

  • TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Experience a harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters.

JOE & JEANNE LANGLOIS BOOK SIGNING: 9 A.M., 511 W. MAIN ST., NEW ROADS.

SANTA SATURDAY: 10 A.M., CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF ACADIANA, 201 E. CONGRESS, LAFAYETTE. ENJOY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS, SANTA PICTURES AND ARTIST DEMOS.

LIGHTEN UP: 1 P.M., LIGO LIVINGSTON OBSERVATORY, 19100 LIGO ROAD, LIVINGSTON. EXPERIENCE ALL THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT LIGHT. IN ADDITION, EXPLORE AND INTERACT WITH OVER 40 LIGO SCIENCE CONCEPT EXHIBITS. THIS EVENT IS FREE.

WEDNESDAY

  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally.

ONGOING

  • BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. (337) 606-5977 or bayoutechemuseum.org

Clementine Hunter Traveling Exhibit: 10 a.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. “The Art and Social Commentary of Clementine Hunter” runs through Jan. 15. For more information on this free program suitable for adults, contact the Jeanerette Museum at (337) 276-4408, or visit jeanerettemuseum.com

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

Idlewild Plantation Christmas Lighting driving tour: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Kemper Williams Park, Cotton Road, Patterson. Through December 31. Take a ride along a path filled with elaborate displays of Christmas lights while enjoying Christmas music. Admission is $2 per car.

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

‘Les Cenelles’ Exhibit: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia. The Iberia Parish Library will host “Les Cenelles,” an original copy of the first anthology of African American poetry in the country, featuring 17 French-speaking poets and published in 1845. Runs through Dec. 31.

Men (Artists) At Work: 10 a.m., The Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Multimedia works in photography, acrylics, colored pencils, watercolors, books, sculpture, and wood carvings will be on display through Dec. 23.

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

Shadows Merry Making Season: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. The plantation home will be decorated in the 19th century holiday style, and the “merry making” tours will focus on family celebrations in the 19th century. Runs through Dec. 31. For more information, call (337) 369-6446 or visit shadowsontheteche.org

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

University art museum University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. “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

Victorian Christmas at the Grevemberg House: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 407 Sterling Road, Franklin. Enjoy displays of a traditional Victorian tree and seasonal greenery. Open daily except Christmas Eve and day. Admission is $10 per person, $8 for seniors. For more information, call (337) 828-2092.

Victorian Christmas: 9 a.m., Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia. Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home decorated for the holiday season.

View Oaklawn’s Christmas décor: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oaklawn Manor, 3296 E. Oaklawn Dr., Franklin. The residence will be adorned for Christmas with a different style tree in every room. Through Jan. 3, 2016. Admission is $15 per person and $10 for students.

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