LAFAYETTE — The “In Your Own Backyard” cultural lecture series continues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vermilionville Performance Center on the topic of “Evangeline: The Heroine and The Myth.”

Folklorists Barry Ancelet and Amanda LaFleur will discuss the history behind the heroine in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie,” and share their views on the true Evangeline.

The series is presented by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism and co-sponsored by the Vermilionville Foundation with the support from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will available for purchase.

Komen Acadiana names new board

LAFAYETTE — The Acadiana affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure recently named new board members and officers for 2011-12.

Board members are Susan Allardyce, public relations chair; Sandi Hernandez, member at large; Elizabeth Cole, secretary; Toni Guillotte, president; Shalondra Lewis, education chair; Roxann Goudeau, grants chair; Alice Dukes, race chair; and Jimmy Dupuis, treasurer.

The affiliate is part of the “world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists,” according to its website,

Registration open for new students

LAFAYETTE — Registration is open for Lafayette Parish public school students who will be attending a new school this fall.

School system officials advised parents to register students now at their new school rather than waiting for the first day of classes on Aug. 15.

Registration is necessary for those students who may have moved during the summer, were recently accepted to a school of choice or students coming into the school system from a private school or home school setting.

Elementary and middle school students who are advancing to their regularly zoned middle school or high school do not need to register.

For more information about required records for registration or other questions, call your school.

Compiled from Acadiana bureau staff reports and

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