Lafayette Parish School System adult and community education is now registering students for day and night classes in preparation for the high school equivalency test.

Day classes will be held at the Bertrand Learning Center, 1101 Bertrand Drive, and at the LeRosen Learning Center, 516 E. Pinhook Road. Evening classes are offered throughout the Lafayette area.

Students may register on Fridays at the LeRosen site or by appointment. Students should prepare to complete an assessment and bring a Social Security card, state-issued identification card and withdrawal papers, if applicable.

The school system also provides English as a second language classes to adults in the morning and evening. The ESL classes begin on Aug. 26 and registration is available at 5 p.m. every Tuesday at the Bertrand site.

Call (337) 521-7266 for more information on any of the classes.

Education group fundraiser

Power of Public Education Lafayette will hold a fundraiser Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Blue Moon Saloon and Guesthouse to support the nonprofit’s efforts on behalf of public education in Lafayette Parish.

Admission is $10 and the event features music by the Rodolfo Espinoza Jazz Combo and Coup de Main.

In its news release, the advocacy group states it “promotes a publicly-funded and operated education system free of privatization and profit-taking.”

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Whole Foods workshop

Local produce growers, food artisans and body care suppliers can learn more about how to get a spot on the shelves of Whole Foods Market during a Local 101 workshop Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, 211 E. Devalcourt St.

The free workshop offers in-depth information on the grocery chain’s quality standards, food safety, retail-ready packaging, regulatory requirements and the process to becoming a supplier.

Whole Foods will open its Lafayette store Sept. 24 at 4247 Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

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Flag football registration

The 2014 Lafayette Recreation and Parks Department’s Teener Flag Football season starts soon.

An organizational meeting to pick-up registration packets and discuss rule changes will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Girard Park. Teener flag football is open to male and female high school students who are residents of Lafayette Parish or attend high school in Lafayette Parish.

For more information, contact Bill Verret at or call (337) 291-8368.

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