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.

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau this week is holding events to showcase Iberia Parish’s tourist-worthy places, a local show-and-tell that is part of the National Travel and Tourism Week.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, tourism official Brittany Racca will welcome visitors to Iberia Parish Day at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center located off Interstate 10 in Breaux Bridge.

Racca and those who join her will be showcased on the Iberia Parish bureau’s social media channels. Throughout the week, officials plan to post photos of tourists who visit the Welcome Center.

Iberia officials have other events planned Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, log onto the bureau’s Facebook page or call (337) 365-1540.

Farmers market/garage sale

The Carencro Farmers Market and Artisan’s Market and the Carencro Flea Fest will hold a combination farmer’s market/garage sale on the first Saturday of each month beginning May 7.

Farmers and artisan’s market vendors will set up behind Carencro City Hall, and those selling garage sale items will set up on the side of City Hall.

At the market, shoppers will find homemade jams and jellies, produce and baked goods. At the garage sale will be furniture, baby clothes and other items, including antiques.

The farmers market will open at 8 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. The garage sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Carencro officials will hold the event on the first Saturday of each month until October.

There will be live music with Kenneth Benoit and the Gravel Road Band kicking things off Saturday. And patrons can buy plate lunches and hamburgers from Vidrine’s Seafood, or they can walk to two new nearby eateries, Beau Bassin Café and Swanky’s Bar & Grill in downtown Carencro.

For information on how to become a farmers market vendor, call (337) 852-9438 or email

For information on becoming a garage sale vendor, call (337) 207-7729.

AcA collecting instruments

Acadiana Center for the Arts is collecting and repairing instruments to give to schools to help disadvantaged young musicians.

The collections, ongoing until July 18, will go to the “Play It Again Instrument Recycling Program” that AcA started with help from Chevron USA. The instruments are repaired and given to schools to give to students.

AcA is asking for donations of instruments, including flutes, violins, trumpets and guitars, which can be dropped off at AcA in downtown Lafayette or at the Lafayette Music Company at 3700 Johnston St., Lafayette. For information, call (337) 233-7060 or email