Around Acadiana for March 19, 2013

Homebuyers forum set for Wednesday

Neighborhood Counseling Services is sponsoring a forum for potential homebuyers from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St.

The forum will provide information to those who want to own homes and will cover topics such as mortgage financing and ownership opportunities.

Neighborhood Counseling Services is a division of Lafayette city-parish Consolidated Government’s Community Development Department.

For more information, call (337) 291-5450.

Volunteers sought for film

AOC Community Media in Lafayette is looking for volunteers to film performances on the main stage at this year’s Festival International de Louisiane on April 25-28.

Volunteers must be AOC members, who pay annual membership dues of $25 to $35, said Ed Bowie, AOC executive director.

Applications to join AOC can be found at

There will be a mandatory training meeting for volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the AOC offices, 101 Jefferson St., Suite 100.

Volunteers will operate cameras and direct or serve as production assistants with practices held throughout April until the festival starts.

To sign up as volunteers, AOC members may email

1971 documentary1971 film to be shownCODOFIL to show

The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana is scheduled to show the 1971 documentary “L’Acadie, l’Acadie” on Wednesday at Cité des Arts.

The viewing, which is free, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the organization’s office, 109 Vine St.

Filmed in Moncton, New Brunswick, in the late 1960s, the documentary follows “a group of student protesters who fight for language equality in their community, of which the population is 40 percent French-speaking …,” according to a news release by CODOFIL.

There will be a discussion following the viewing.

For more information, visit

Film series to be shown

The Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville is continuing its monthly cultural film series with showings to be held on the last Monday of each month in the Vermilionville Performance Center.

On March 25, the district will show footage that was cut from the original Alan Lomax film, “Cajun Country.”

The film, which was Lomax’s last one, will be discussed with curator John Sharp.

The viewing and discussion is free to the public, but a $5 donation is appreciated. Donations will be used to cover the costs of the film series.

End-of-life workshop set

Hospice of Acadiana will host “Spirituality at the End of Life,” a seminar by the Rev. Scott Bullock, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of New Iberia.

The seminar will be from noon until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hospice of Acadiana’s Conference Center, 2600 Johnston St.

The seminar is free, including a light lunch. To reserve a seat, call (337) 232-1234.

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