Paint the Town
Pink at Tsunami
The Breast Center of Acadiana Foundation will hold its Paint the Town Pink event Wednesday at Tsunami from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This year’s event will honor the Pink Ribbon Divas, a support group of breast cancer survivors younger than 40. All proceeds support the Breast Center of Acadiana Foundation and its work to fight breast cancer in Acadiana through services, support groups, educational material and community outreach.
Tickets are $100 per person for food and cocktails. Music will be provided by David Egan. Dress is dressy casual.
Sponsorships are still available for $500, which includes two complimentary tickets and $1,000, which includes four tickets.
To purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, call (337) 456-7479 or visit www.breastcenterofacadiana.com/foundation. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Francophone activist releases new book
Local musician, poet and French-language activist Zachary Richard will celebrate the release of the textbook “Histoire des Acadiennes et Acadiens de la Louisiane” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Moon Saloon.
The book will be used in French immersion classes, where 60 percent of the learning time is spent in French.
Richard is also a board member for the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.
The book release will be accompanied by food from Chef Pat Mould and music by Luke, Zach and Phillip Huval, all of whom came out of the Louisiana French immersion environment.
Neighborhood makes plans for cleanup
The Northeast Gateway Neighborhood Coterie will hold the first of a three-phase neighborhood cleanup plan Saturday.
The Coterie area includes all roads and neighborhoods between interstates 10 and 49, Gloria Switch road and the Vermilion River.
Members of the public are invited to join the coterie and bring a lawn chair, shovels, weed trimmers and edgers.
Organizers also are inviting churches from various denominations within the coterie to participate.
Volunteers will gather at Northwood Church, 4530 Moss St., at 7 a.m. Cleanup efforts will run until noon. Jambalaya and hotdogs will be served to volunteers after the cleanup.
Gala to benefit Lafayette General
The Lafayette General Foundation will host its second annual Gala and Art Auction on Oct. 2 at the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center ballroom.
The gala serves as an annual fundraiser to benefit Acadiana’s only community-owned hospital, Lafayette General Medical Center. The foundation helps the hospital buy new equipment, build new facilities and better serve the community with the highest standards of care.
Tickets are $200 per person. They can be purchased at (337) 289-8950 or online by visiting the Community Foundation of Acadiana’s website, http://www.cfacadiana.org.
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