Acadiana briefs for March 2

Northside to hold spring carnival

Northside High School invites the community to its inaugural spring carnival that continues through Sunday on the campus.

The event is a fundraiser for the school and features games, rides for small children and food.

The carnival started Friday and continues from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Reading event cites Dr. Seuss influences

In celebration of Read Across America Day, free events centered on Dr. Seuss will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Regional and South Regional Lafayette Public Library locations.

The events will celebrate the author with stories, crafts and cake. The event is sponsored by the Lafayette Parish Association of Educators and Kappa Delta Pi.

Grammy-winning artist plays at ULL

Gordon Goodwin, a Grammy and Emmy Award winning composer, arranger, pianist and saxophonist, performs with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Angelle Hall.

“He’s the biggest name jazz artist to ever play with our band,” said Dr. William Hochkeppel, director of the Jazz Ensemble, in a news release.

Goodwin has worked as a composer for television and film scores, including on the motion pictures “Armageddon,” “The Incredibles” and “Star Trek Nemesis,” and worked with artists such as: Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Christine Aguilera and Toni Braxton. He’s conducted orchestras in Atlanta, Seattle, Toronto and London.

Goodwin’s regular gig is performing with his Big Phat Band, based in Los Angeles.

General admission is $10 and $5 for K-12 students and senior citizens. The concert is free for all UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff.

Deadline confirmed for ULL class rings

University of Louisiana at Lafayette seniors who want to take part in this semester’s ring ceremony in April must order their rings by March 13.

The date for the April ceremony has not been confirmed.

Alumni and students who have completed at least 90 credit hours are eligible to order it.

The university unveiled its first official ring in September and held its first ring ceremony in November.

About 600 friends and family were on hand for the inaugural event and the ceremony will likely become a tradition each spring and fall.

An alum or student who owns an older UL Lafayette ring — manufactured by any company — can send it to Balfour before Sept. 1, to have it made into an official university ring at no cost.

For information, visit http://www.balfour.com. Official university rings can be ordered through University Bookstore.

Compiled by
the Acadiana bureau