Outlying areas events for Sept. 20, 2013

Advocate file photo -- Visitors can experience interactive displays as part of their tour of LIGO's Livingston Observatory.The observatory's monthly Science Saturday is1 p.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday.
Advocate file photo -- Visitors can experience interactive displays as part of their tour of LIGO's Livingston Observatory.The observatory's monthly Science Saturday is1 p.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday.

History comes alive in Springfield

The 11th Annual Living History and Civil War Reenactment is set for Friday-Sunday in at 27378 La. 42 in Springfield. Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with the reenactments beginning at 2 p.m. Friday is Kids’ Day with demonstrations, clothing, guns, flags, blacksmiths, a puppet show and more. For more information, call (225) 294-3150 or (985) 974-8496.

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Singles dance set for Saturday

The Tangi Christian Re-Singles will hold a dance Saturday at the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Hall

32280 Terry Drive, Springfield, beginning at 7 p.m. The dance is open to singles and couples. Please bring a snack or two-liter drink to share. Admission is $10. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond.

Science Saturday highlights circuits

Visitors to the LIGO Livingston Observatory, 19100 LIGO Lane in Livingston, will learn about circuits, electricity and magnetism 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 686-3173.

Filmmaker discusses dancehalls in South La.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s John Sharp will discuss his documentary film, “Dancehalls of South Louisiana,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum, 500 E. Main St. Old dancehall pictures or posters may be brought to the museum during normal operating hours to become part of the research or may be emailed to jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com. The lecture is free, but seating is limited. To register or for more information, call (337) 276-4408.

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Bluegrass musicians will perform at park

The 21st semi-annual Great Southern RV Park Bluegrass Event runs Thursday-Saturday with performances by Clear Blue Sky, Driskill Mountain Boys, Darrell, Darrell & Darrel and more. Camping with hookups available onsite. Call (985) 516-4680.

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Rodeo provides family fun for all ages

The Sugarena CRA rodeo features true traditional rodeo activities like bronc riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Children’s activities such as rodeo clowns and calf scrambles are also included. The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Sugarena in New Iberia. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.

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Music festival features Cajun bands

Les Cadiens du Teche present a Cajun French Music Festival 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, with Cajun bands, dancing, food, raffles and door prizes. For details, call (337) 369-7538.

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Historical lecture focuses on battle

The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, the Office of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Pointe Coupee Historical Society present a free lecture Tuesday about the 1863 Battle of Stirling’s Plantation at Bayou Fordoche. The Civil War Sesquicentennial presentation begins at 6:45 p.m. at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Call (225) 638-6575 for more information.

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Compiled by RED staff