Around Acadiana for March 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.

South Louisiana Community College and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will hold its sixth annual Women’s Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cajundome Convention Center.

The event promotes education and empowerment through personal and professional development with presentations on topics ranging from self-defense and business to health and fashion.

Registration is $60 for the general public and $15 for UL-Lafayette and SLCC students. To view the full schedule visit: http://www.southlouisiana.edu/womensconference.

Egg dyeing traditions

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Center for Louisiana Studies continues its monthly “Backyard Series” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with a workshop on natural egg dyeing traditions at Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road.

Vermilionville artisans Jocelyn Trahan and Brenda Lalonde will demonstrate how to create natural dyes using produce from the kitchen or garden.

Guests will participate in the dyeing and a Pacqué contest to see whose egg is the strongest. The event is kid-friendly and free.

Homeowner workshop

Gregory Landry, senior attorney with Acadiana Legal Services, will discuss the loan foreclosure process and options that could allow a homeowner to keep his or her home at a workshop scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St.

The workshop will also include a discussion of alternatives if retaining the home is not possible. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Neighborhood Counseling Services and library.

Grief support workshop

Hospice of Acadiana will offer a “I Don’t Know What to Say” workshop to help others understand the grief process and how to provide support for those going through the grieving process from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Hospice of Acadiana’s conference center.

For more information, call (337) 232-1234.

‘Harvey’ opens Friday

Local theatre troupe the Tea-Sippers will perform “Harvey,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning play about a man whose best friend is an invisible, 6-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey, Friday through Sunday and from March 22-24 at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or at: http://www.citedesarts.org.

Seed to Skillet series

Vermilionville kicks off its new quarterly series, Seed to Skillet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The series teaches the process of growing, harvesting and preparing seasonal foods.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for children 6 and under.

Limited seating is available and registration is available by calling (337) 233-4077 or email cuisine@BayouVermilionDistrict.org.

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