Around Acadiana for Dec. 25, 2012

Country music icon Travis Tritt plays a solo acoustic show Jan. 27 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

The concert is part of the center’s All-Star Series.

Tickets start at $85 and are available at or by phone at (337) 233-7060.

Women’s networking

The Connections Women’s Networking Group meets at noon Jan. 4 at the Petroleum Club.

Nancy Tabb Marcantel, founder of Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana, will be the guest speaker.

The meeting is open to all women. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.

For reservations, call (337) 236-8252 by noon Jan. 2.

Free computer classes

Free computer classes at the Lafayette Public Library begin in the new year.

Morning and afternoon classes begin Jan. 7 at the South Regional branch and on Jan. 8 at the North Regional branch.

Classes offered include basic computing, basic Internet, PowerPoint, Facebook basics and email basics.

Walk-in and telephone registration are available. Call (337) 981-1028 to register. Visit: and select “Adult Computer Classes” from the “Services” tab to access the full schedule.

Iberia Parish Library café

Starting Jan. 3, the Iberia Parish Library will offer a “Cyber Café” on Thursdays in its large meeting room at the Main Library branch.

The café will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Business owners honored

Two family-owned businesses will be honored during the Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation’s third annual Upper Lafayette Success Stories event scheduled 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Acadian Companies auditorium, 2916 N. University Ave.

The event will honor Bryan Tabor and family of Ace Plumbing and the Breaux family of Breaux’s Mart.

Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Reserved tables of eight are available for $250. To register or for ticket information, call (337) 769-7649 or visit

Chamber banquet Jan. 24

The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce holds its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Cade Community Center.

The event will feature a keynote presentation by Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle. Also, Cathy Indest of the Iberia Cultural Resources Association will receive the organization’s Civic Service Award and state Rep. Taylor Barras will be acknowledged for 15 years of commitment to the Leadership Iberia program.

The Greater Iberia Business Impact Award will also be presented to an area business that has demonstrated significant business growth.

Tickets are $60 per person or $550 for a reserved table of eight. Registration and ticket purchase is required in advance starting Jan. 6 at the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Main St., New Iberia. For information, call (337) 364-1836.

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