Cinema on the Bayou returns this month

The 11th annual Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival is set for Jan. 20 though Jan. 27.

Nearly 200 film selections will be presented at various venues in and around Lafayette, including narrative features, documentaries, animated films and shorts.

The festival opens at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette with a screening of “Voyagers Without Trace,” a documentary about a French trio’s three-month journey kayaking white water rivers in the western U.S. in the 1930s and drawing heavily on 16mm film footage the group captured of their trip.

Grégor Trumel, consul general of France in New Orleans, will be the guest of honor at a reception after the screening.

Several workshops and panels are also scheduled, and more than 200 industry professionals are scheduled to attend this year’s event.

For tickets and a detailed schedule, visit

Sponsors sought

The Lafayette Parish School System is seeking sponsors for the annual Superintendent’s Scholarship Golf Tournament.

Proceeds help graduating seniors pay for one year of continuing education.

The deadline to sponsor a team for this year’s tournament is April 1.

The tournament is set for April 11.

For information, contact Bobby Badeaux at (337) 521-7113 or e-mail

Read 100 books

Registration is open for the Lafayette Public Library System’s “100 Book Club.”

Prizes are offered for patrons who read or listen to 100 books before Dec. 31.

For information and rules, visit

Huey Long presentation

Former St. Landry Parish District Attorney Morgan Goudeau III will give a presentation on the political life of former Louisiana Gov. Huey Long on Jan. 24 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alexandre Mouton House, 1122 Lafayette St. in downtown Lafayette.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call (337) 234-2208.

Cajun Groundhog Day

Pierre C. Shadeaux, Iberia Parish’s “Cajun Groundhog” nutria, will emerge to predict this year’s change of seasons in a ceremony set for 7 a.m. on Feb. 2 at Bouligny Plaza in New Iberia.

Contact us

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