The Southwest Louisiana Juneteenth Organization is accepting applications for contestants for the Juneteenth Pageant and for vendors who want to participate in the June festivities in Lafayette.

Girls ages 11 to 18 can apply to enter the pageant, which will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 14 at the Clifton Chenier Center on West Willow Street.

Vendor applications for the June 15 celebration at the Heymann Center also are being sought.

For information on the pageant, go to or call Brenda Andres at (337) 258-1666.

Vendors can log onto the website or call Abram Freeman at (337) 706-2165.

Juneteenth celebrations are held throughout the United States to commemorate the end of slavery.

Morgan City music series

A live music series in Morgan City runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning Friday.

The series, called “Rhythms on the River,” will run on nine consecutive Fridays on Front Street between Everett and Freret streets.

Friday’s entertainment will be Deja Vu, a Louisiana band that covers Motown, country, disco, rock and dance music.

“Rhythms on the River” is free, presented by Morgan City Main Street and Cafe Jo Jo’s, which will provide concessions, the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce and the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Center.

No ice chests are allowed.

For information, call (985) 384-9291 or (985) 380-3693.

LUS Fiber to host breakfast

LUS Fiber on Wednesday will offer insights during breakfast on how technology is changing health care.

Breakfast at the LITE Center, 537 Cajundome Blvd., will be served at 7:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at 8:30 a.m.

LUS Fiber is a division of the Lafayette Utilities System, which runs one of the largest municipally operated fiber networks in the country.

Bach Lunch on Friday

Bach Lunch on Friday, which coincides with the third day of this year’s Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette, will feature Les Hay Babies.

Lunches will be available from Antoni’s Cafe, Chris’ Poboys, Hub City Diner, Joey’s Specialty Meats, Roly Poly and O’Charley’s Restaurant.

Bach Lunch is in the midst of its spring season.

Early voting ends Saturday

Early voting for the May 3 elections in St. Landry Parish is underway and will continue through Saturday.

On the ballot is a 1-cent sales tax rededication for Eunice, two millage propositions for the parish’s Public Works Department and a runoff election for St. Landry Parish School Board District 10.

Voting at the parish Registrar’s Office will end April 26. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. Voters must have picture identification and a signature.

For information, call the office at (337) 948-0572.

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