The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter 2011 Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday at Girard Park.

Registration is at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Team and individual entries are welcome.

All proceeds will benefit the ALS Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

The event will feature members of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball team, a fun jump, snowballs, a magician and live music by Flood Potion.

To pre-register, for more information about the event or to volunteer, call (800) 891-3746, ext. 1 or visit

Political forum scheduled

The Greater Southwest Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Clifton Chenier Center, 220 W. Willow St.

The forum will feature two legislative races: House District 44 and Senate District 24.

The public is invited to attend and meet the candidates.

Veterans coalition meets

The Veterans Action Coalition of South Louisiana will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Clifton Chenier Center, 220 W. Willow St.

The veterans group formed last year to advocate for improved healthcare access for area veterans.

The group anticipates an update from a Veterans Affairs official on plans for a larger veterans clinic in Lafayette.

For more information, go to

Music series continues

NuNu’s Music of Acadiana series continues at 2 p.m. Sunday at NuNu’s, 1510 La. 93 in Arnaudville with Bonsoir Catin members Kristi Guillory and Anya Burgess.

Guillory and Burgess will lead a jam session open to all players. The event also features an interview of the duo and a one-hour performance by the musicians.

Tickets are $5 and the event is free for kids 12 and under.

Nominations needed

The Lafayette Parish City-Parish President’s Awareness Committee for Citizens with Disabilities is accepting applications for its awards that recognize those who have improved the community for those with disabilities.

Individuals and organizations are eligible for the awards.

Descriptions of the award categories and more information is available at:

The deadline to apply is Oct. 1 and the award ceremony will be held Oct. 27.

All local winners will be nominated for the State Gold Award.