Vermilionville to host indy film series

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.

Vermilionville in Lafayette will screen six films this fall in collaboration with the South Arts Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers.

Discussions with the filmmakers will follow the screenings, which will be at Vermilionville’s Performance Center.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and free for children 6 and under.

The screenings will run from September through November, beginning with Joe York’s “Pride & Joy: A Southern Foodways Alliance Film” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

For more information and a complete list of films, visit www.vermilionville.org.

Scott waste collection

Scott will collect household hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at the city’s maintenance building at 118 Lion Club St.

The list of waste to be accepted includes household chemicals, appliances and electronics.

The service is free but available only to Scott residents.

Proof of residency is required, either a driver’s license or utility bill.

Dental care for musicians

A special dental clinic for musicians and other music professionals is scheduled Wednesday at St. Bernadette’s Community Clinic on St. John Street in Lafayette.

Services to be offered include dental exams, cleaning, fillings and extractions.

The clinic is supported by the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, MusicCares and the Smile Program in an effort to bring affordable health care to cultural workers.

Advanced registration is required. Call (877) 626-2748 for more information.

St. Landry tax meetings

Public meetings are scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss a proposed rural sales tax for road work in the unincorporated area of the parish.

The Tuesday meeting is to be held at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Plaisance Elementary School.

The Wednesday meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. at Doc’s Grocery in the Westgate Subdivision on La. 104 in Lawtell.

For more information, call St. Landry Parish Government at (337) 948-3688.

Vitter town hall meetings

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., will host two meetings Wednesday in the Acadiana area to hear from constituents.

The first meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. at Eunice City Hall, 300 S. Sec ond St., Eunice.

The second meeting is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jennings Conference Center, 210 S. State St., Jennings.

Hunter education class

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer hunter education classes in September and October to help hunters meet the state gun safety training requirements for anyone born on or after Sept. 1, 1969.

Classes will be offered Sept. 28, Sept. 29, Oct. 19 and Oct. 20.

There is no fee, but pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, call (337) 394-2665.

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

Upper Lafayette meets

The next meeting of the Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation is scheduled Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LITE Center in Lafayette.

The scheduled speakers are developers Lewis Stirling and Robert Daigle.