Around Acadiana for June 14, 2016 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Acadiana Advocate reporters Billy Gunn, from left, Lanie Lee Cook and Richard Burgess photographed January 21, 2016.

Hospice of Acadiana raffle set for this week

Ticket sales end Wednesday for the annual Hospice of Acadiana raffle.

The winner will be announced on Friday.

The prize package includes a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 crew cab truck and a Winnebago Winnie Drop Camper.

Tickets are $25.

All proceeds support hospice programs.

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Patriotic concert in Iberia

The Iberia Cultural Resources Association, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Iberia Community Band will present a free patriotic music concert and tribute to veterans at 3 p.m. on June 26 at the Sugar Cane Festival Building on Parkview Drive in New Iberia.

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Creole culture celebrated

The Vermilionville historic park in Lafayette will host a free Creole Culture Day on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Activities include cooking demonstrations, live music, zydeco dance classes, children’s activities and exhibits.

For a detailed schedule, visit

Genealogy meeting

The Lafayette Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 16 at the Lafayette South Regional Library on Johnston Street.

Guest speaker Henry Peterson Jr. will discuss using Legacy genealogy software.

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Boating safety course

A boating education safety course will be held on June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Patterson Civic Center on Cotton Drive in Bayou Vista.

The course, which is free, is required for any person born after Jan. 1, 1984, who wishes to operate a boat having a motor with more than 10 horsepower.

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Avery Island cooking classes

The Tabasco 1868 restaurant on Avery Island is now offering cooking classes with chef Lionel Robin at 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

The cost is $75 per person.

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Acadiana Symphony summer camps

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s Conservatory of Music is offering week-long music and art summer camps through Aug. 1.

Prices range from $150 to $250.

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