Around Acadiana for Feb. 12, 2013

BY RICHARD BURGESS, MARSHA SILLS AND BILLY GUNN

From left, Richard Burgess, Marsha Sills and Billy Gunn.
From left, Richard Burgess, Marsha Sills and Billy Gunn.

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is accepting electronics for recycling on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at 215 E. Pinhook Road in Lafayette.

Items to be accepted for recycling include computers, monitors, televisions, stereo equipment, cell phones, microwaves and other household appliances.

ReStore will not accept liquids or anything considered hazardous or radioactive.

For more information, call (337) 371-6030.

Downtown ArtWalk

Downtown Lafayette’s ArtWalk is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Downtown galleries, museums and several businesses will have exhibits on display.

For more information, visit http://www.downtownlafayette.org.

Edwin Edwards play

Joe Paris’ “Edwin Edwards Live,” a one-man show about the life of former Gov. Edwin Edwards, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cité des Arts on Vine Street in downtown Lafayette.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and students.

For reservations or more information, visit www.citedesarts.org or call (337) 291-1122.

PTSD talk

The Hospice of Acadiana will host a talk by psychologist Kelley Pears on Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome as part of hospice’s “Workshops for the Wise” series.

The free event is scheduled Feb. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hospice of Acadiana’s Conference Center, 2600 Johnston St.

Lunch will be provided. Call (337) 232-1234 for reservations.

Art education scholarship

The Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Fund is accepting applications through March 22 for a $500 scholarship for junior or senior college students pursuing an art education degree at a school in south Louisiana.

Download an application form at http://www.cfacadi
ana.org/EVG.

Autism family day

The Autism Society of Acadiana hosts its annual Walk for Hope and Family Fun Day from 8 a.m. to noon March 23 in downtown Lafayette.

The event begins with a 1-mile walk through downtown, followed by food and family events at Parc International.

A $20 registration fees cover the cost of food and events, including a climbing wall, fun jumps, magic shows, face painting and video games.

Children ages 5 and under are admitted free-of-charge.

For more information, call (337) 235-4425 or visit http://www.acadianaautismwalk.kintera.org.

Sawmill festival

The Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival is scheduled April 5 through April 7.

The festival features lumberjack shows, chain saw carving, sawing contests, a cypress sawmill display, fireworks, music, food and a street fair.

For more information, visit http://www.cypresssawmill.com.

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