Taste testers are needed for the Family Tree’s “Have Your Cake and Eat It Too” cake decorating and taste-off fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at City Club at River Ranch.

A donation of $5 in advance or $7 at the door buys slices of the competing cakes and supports services offered by the Family Tree.

The “Sweet Home Acadiana” cake design competition features professionals and amateurs. Decorated cakes will be sold in a silent auction and sheet cake versions of entries will be available for tasting.

For more information, call (337) 981-2180 or visit http://www.acadianafamilytree.org.

Series explores pastimes

The “In Your Own Backyard” monthly cultural series continues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vermilionville with a look at rural pastimes.

The lecture “Allons au Bal” will be held on the back porch of the Beau Bassin house at Vermilionville with a special performance by Feufollet.

Co-sponsors of the series are the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism and the Vermilionville Foundation with support from the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

The event is free. For more information, visit http://ccet.louisiana.edu or call (337) 482-1320.

GOP women to meet

The Acadiana Republican Women will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Caf? Lola to kick off plans for the 2012 election season. The group regularly meets for lunch the third Tuesday of each month at ? La Carte restaurant.

For more information, visit http://www.lfrw.com/AcadianaRW.

AOC offers workshops

A series of workshops will be offered this month at Acadiana Open Channel.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the community cable access station will offer a free introductory workshop “AOC 101.”

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a workshop on basic camera skills and production aesthetics will be offered.

On Monday, learn Final Cut Pro at 11 a.m. and an editing boot camp webinar at 6:30 p.m.

Each session is $35. Members can take an initial session at no charge.

For a full list of workshops visit http://www.aocinc.org or call (337) 232-4434.

Fly fishing film tour set

Pack & Paddle hosts the Fly Fishing Film Tour at 601 E. Pinhook Road on Sunday.

The fest features two films: “Oile,” a documentary about fishermen who traveled Mexico in a vegetable oil-fueled truck; and “Heart of the Marsh,” a documentary about the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster’s impact on Louisiana’s marshlands.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the films begin at 4 p.m.

Admission is $15 at the door or $12 in advance.

Orchids on display

The Acadian Orchid Society will exhibit orchid varieties this weekend at the Ira Nelson Horticulture Center, 2206 Johnston St. Hours of the exhibition will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The exhibition is free.