Statement to set tone for Lafayette
City-parish officials on Saturday are scheduled to unveil the vision statement that will set the tone for Lafayette’s comprehensive plan, which will be a guide book of sorts for the city’s long-term growth.
The statement is written as a idealistic description of what Lafayette might look like in 2035 and was crafted based on comments from a series of community forums earlier this year.
The unveiling event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the “Horse Farm,” 2913 Johnston St.
Parking is available at Regions Bank, 2901 Johnston St., or at Winnwood Shopping Center, across the street from the Horse Farm.
For more information, visit www.lafayettela.gov/ComprehensivePlan
Upper Lafayette meets
The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation is scheduled to hold a membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 at Oakbourne Country Club.
The topic will be revitalization of the city’s urban core.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives will host a five-week fitness program in Opelousas from July 9 through Aug. 10.
Classes will held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call (337) 943-2410.
The folk/pop duo Martha’s Trouble will play two shows this week in Acadiana.
The Americana group will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cité des Arts in downtown Lafayette and at 7:30 p.m. at NuNu Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville.
For more information, call Cité at (337) 291-1122 or NuNu at (337) 453-3307.
The Acadian Wind Symphony will present a free summer concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Angelle Hall at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
For more information, call (337) 989-1279.
LSU’s Louisiana and Business Technology Center will offer free small business seminars on Thursday and Friday in Ville Platte.
The classes begin at 9 a.m. and will be at the Ville Platte Civic Center, 704 N. Soileau St.
Seating is limited and registration is required.
To register, call (337) 363-2939.
The Lafayette Parish Master Gardener Program is accepting applications through Saturday for this year’s class.
The program, offered through the LSU AgCenter, is a 14-week course of study.
The fee is $190.
Classes will be on Thursdays from Aug. 16 through Nov. 15 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Ira Nelson Horticultural Center on Johnston Street in Lafayette.
For more information, call Lafayette Parish County Agent Gerald Roberts at (337) 291-7090.
Submit items to Acadiana bureau chief Richard Burgess at rburgess@theadvo
cate.com or by fax to: (337) 269-0410.