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.

Boudin Festival offers music, arts and food

The Scott Boudin Festival takes place from Friday through Sunday this week in Scott on Lions Club Road.

The event features live music performances, arts and crafts vendors and food and drink. Performances are scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Entrance is free on Friday and $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Children younger than 6 years are admitted free.

For more information, visit

Morgan City live music series

Morgan City’s free live music series, Rhythms on the River, opens Friday from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Front Street in historic downtown Morgan City.

Friday’s performance will feature Cajun swamp pop artist Don Rich. Food and drink will be available for purchase. No ice chests allowed.

For more information, contact (985) 384-9291 or (985) 380-3693.

Fun, camping at Cypress Fest

The 26th annual Cypress Sawmill Festival is scheduled Friday through Sunday at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson.

Featuring professional lumberjack shows, live music, a street fair with rides and games, food and drink and number of other attractions, the event costs $5 per car on Friday, $10 per car on Saturday and Sunday or $20 for a weekend pass. Overnight camping will be available at the park for $35 per unit with a two-day minimum.

For more information, visit or contact the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau at (985) 380-8224 or (800) 256-2931.

Learn more about family past

Learn how to begin a genealogy search and meet others interested in the research at a Genealogy 101 workshop and roundtable Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the downtown Lafayette Public Library at 301 W. Congress St.

For more information, visit or find Lafayette Genealogical Society on Facebook.

Starting fires with flint, steel

Vermilionville artisan Bob Borel will teach the art of flint-and-steel fire starting on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the center at 300 Fisher Road.

Registration costs $30 per person and reservations are required. The class will include instruction on gathering and making necessary materials, and each participant will take home a kit to continue working on the skill.

To register, visit or contact Brady McKellar at or (337) 233-4077, ext. 211.

Dinner to fund performance

The Iberia Performing Arts League holds its annual fundraiser, Broadway, Bites and Bubblies, on Saturday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Main Street home of Dr. Jose and Phyllis Mata.

Tickets are $50 and include food, drink, entertainment and other events scheduled throughout the evening. Funds raised benefit the orchestra fund for IPAL’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

To reserve tickets, contact Maggie Simon at (337) 658-0222 or Laura Landry at (337) 201-6130 or email

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Submit items to Acadiana bureau chief Richard Burgess at or by fax to (337) 269-0410.