Around Acadiana for Jan. 29, 2013

The Acadiana Area Human Services District will hold a community forum on addictive disorders, mental health and developmental disabilities at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Clifton Chenier Center, 220 W. Willow Street.

Reports on the state and district’s response to human services needs will be given by state and district officials, including Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, medical director for the state’s Office of Behavioral Health, Yancey Mire, district director of behavioral health, and Richard Landry, district director of developmental disabilities.

The forum is open to the public.

Coding competition

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Center for Business and Information Technologies will hold its CajunCode-Fest 2.0 on April 24-26.

The theme of the second annual 27-hour coding marathon is “Own Your Own Health” with a purpose of using data to create tools that address health care issues.

Registration is now underway for software developers, designers, engineers, undergraduate and graduate students, physicians or other health care industry workers, educators, scientists and entrepreneurs.

First place teams will receive a $25,000 cash prize and an automatic entry to the invitation-only National Health Datapoolza scheduled June 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

Registration is free, but limited to 250 participants. To register or for information, visit: www.cajuncodefest.org.

‘Marvelous Wonderettes’

“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a musical featuring songs from the 1950s and 1960s will take the stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson St., in Crowley.

Backed by a live, on-stage band, the musical follows the competition among four teen girls vying for prom queen and catches up with them 10 years later at their high school reunion.

Tickets are $40. Call (337) 785-0440 for reservations.

Acadiana Open Channel

Acadiana Open Channel Community Media is accepting nominations for its board of directors through Feb. 28.

Board members will serve a two-year term that begins July 1 and will be responsible for making policy decisions regarding the open access channel’s purpose, functions, goals and activities. Board meetings are held at noon on the third Thursday of each month.

Visit www.aocinc.org or call (337) 232-4434. Nomination forms may also be filled out in person at the AOC offices in the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson St.

Lourdes Foundation grants

The deadline for the Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center’s Lourdes Foundation grant program is noon Feb. 15.

The Lourdes Foundation grants are funded through the Lourdes Foundation Legacy Golf Tournament and available to nonprofit organizations with a healthcare-based outreach consistent with the values of the hospital, according to the foundation website.

For information and to view the application, visit: www.lourdesrmc.com and then click, “Lourdes Family” and then select “Lourdes Foundation.”

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