By jason brown, Marsha Sills and Richard Burgess
September 05, 2012
United Blood Services has announced an urgent need for blood donations due to the cancellation of blood drives in anticipation of flooding from Hurricane Isaac throughout Louisiana.
A loss of more than 400 pints of blood was anticipated due to the cancellations, the company said.
Residents can donate at United Blood Services, 1503 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
To schedule your appointment, visit http://www.bloodhero.com. For more information, call (337) 235-5433.
Inaugural fundraiser set
Sky’s the Limit of Acadiana and D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana have teamed up to create the inaugural “Compete 4 a Cause” fundraiser to raise money for special needs children and their families in the Lafayette area.
The event will be Saturday at Acadiana Oaks Catholic Youth Retreat Center in Lafayette.
The fundraiser will include a fishing rodeo, charity cook-off competition, 5K trail run, face painting, fun jumps and laser tag by Games2Geaux. The day will conclude with a live concert from Louisiana Red, Melissa Stevenson and various local bands.
To buy tickets, visit http://www.compete4acause.org.
Break Up 2 Make Up will debut Friday through Sunday at Cité Des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette.
The stage play looks into relationships with false hopes and confronts real-life situations showing the struggles of love and commitment in a young couple’s journey.
The play is written, directed and produced by Temetria Charles.
Tickets are $10. To buy tickets, visit http://www.citesdesarts.org or to make reservations call (337) 291-1122.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Sunday performance is a matinee at 2 p.m.
The Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville will host a scavenger hunt Saturday throughout its historic village as part of their free Native American Culture Day.
Families will receive a map with clues leading them to the tribes and learn about Louisiana’s Native Americans while tribe members tell stories and demonstrate crafts. Once all the clues have been gathered, families can submit their answers to receive a certificate of participation and a special prize.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s Native American Culture Day will focus on living cultures. Activities will include traditional dances and drumming, demonstrations of ancient weapons, cooking, bead work, weaving and basket making and more.
Memorial art event
The Lafayette art community and downtown Lafayette will host the second Saturday ArtWalk Fall Fest from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The event is in memory of Elemore Morgan Jr., an artist, teacher and arts advocate.
To submit items to Around Acadiana, email Richard Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax submissions to (337) 269-0410.