The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm celebrates dads with its second annual Father’s Day Grill-Out on Saturday.

The event features grilled burgers made with local, grass-fed beef topped with market-sourced veggies and condiments. Burgers are $3 for dads, $6 for everyone else.

The market features local seasonal items, farm products and artisanal creations. The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Harvest Moon Festival

The next planning meeting for the 2015 Harvest Moon Festival in Franklin will be at City Hall, 300 Iberia St., on June 23 at 6 p.m.

This year’s festival is planned for Oct. 24.

For information, contact Chuck Autin at (337) 578-2559.

Museum free for military

Vermilionville will participate in the Blue Star Museums program this summer and offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families now through Labor Day.

Active-duty reservists will also be admitted free.

The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums nationwide.

For a complete list of participating museums, visit

Spirit of Hope awards

Tuesday is the deadline to submit nominations for the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Spirit of Hope awards that recognize those involved with cancer prevention, education and advocacy.

Award recipients will be recognized during the American Cancer Society’s Black and White gala Aug. 29.

Nomination forms may be obtained by contacting Camille Breaux at

Board budget hearing

The Lafayette Parish School Board is expected to take a vote on final adoption of its 2015-16 budget at a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A public hearing on the budget will precede the meeting at 4 p.m.

A copy of the budget is available for review at the School Board office, 113 Chaplin Drive.

Bayou BBQ Bash in July

The Fourth annual Bayou BBQ Bash will be held July 24-25 under the U.S. 90 bridge in downtown Morgan City.

The event features a state championship barbecue competition.

The cost to enter is $150 for competitive and local teams and $250 for corporate teams.

On July 25, there also is a special children’s competition, known as the Kids Q, with children in the age division of 13 to 17 cooking chicken legs and those 12 and under cooking pork chops. The entry fee is $20.

For information, visit or

The event also features live music, arts and crafts and a 5K run/walk.

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