Teacher nominations needed

The deadline to nominate a teacher for the Lafayette Education Foundation’s annual Teacher Awards is Oct. 31.

The awards program honors active, K-12 teachers in Lafayette Parish public, private or parochial schools.

Nomination forms are available at www.lefoundation.org or by calling LEF at (337) 234-3229. A completed nomination form must accompany a written explanation about why the teacher is deserving of the award.

Finalists will be honored during the annual awards show on Jan. 23 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

SLCC town hall Tuesday

South Louisiana Community College concludes its town hall-style meetings in the communities it serves this month with sessions planned Tuesday in Crowley and Oct. 24 in Opelousas.

The meetings are designed for community members and business leaders to offer the college feedback on programming and workforce needs.

The meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

SLCC Chancellor Natalie Harder will visit the college’s Acadian campus, 1933 W. Hutchinson Drive, Crowley, on Tuesday. The final meeting is Oct. 24 at the T.H. Harris campus, 332 E. South St., Opelousas.

Latin Music Festival Saturday

The Association Cultural Latino Acadiana’s Latin Music Festival is from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Parc International in downtown Lafayette.

The free festival features live Latin music, food from local restaurants and art work.

Featured bands include: Rio Luminoso, Mariachis Jalisco, Vivaz, Casa Samba and OVI-G and the Froggies and dance instructors will be handy to give tips to novice dancers.

The festival’s array of Latin cuisine that will be available for purchase include: Pamplona Barandas, Cafe Habana City, La Carreta, La Morenita, El Chile Verde and Pelon’s Mexican Hot Dog.

Folklore dances and children’s activities are also part of the event.

For information or to volunteer, visit www.latinoacadiana.org or email info@aclalaf.org.

Veterans reunion planned

Veterans who trained at the former New Iberia Naval Air Station are invited to attend a “Navy Air and Cajun Fare” reunion planned Oct. 11-13 at the Ramada Conference Center in New Iberia.

From 1960 to 1964, Navy pilots trained at the air base, and event planners Bud Forrest, Dick Spears, Paul Fair and David Degroat say they expect about 200 veterans to attend the reunion.

For information, contact Dick Spears at (337) 288-2326 or Bud Forrest at (337) 380-2288.

Breast health symposium

A breast health symposium featuring health information and a style show celebrating breast cancer survivors is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

Started 20 years ago by oncology nurses, the event offers the latest information about breast health and support for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The event’s featured speaker is Joan C. Cronan, former University of Tennessee Women’s Athletic Director.

Tickets are $10 and available at the Cajundome box office, Ticketmaster locations or at www.ticketmaster.com.

For information about the event, visit: www.werockpink.org.

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