Around Acadiana for May 7, 2013

The Lafayette Economic Development Authority will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.

The job fair is free, and registration is not required.

Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their résumés.

Seminars on job-seeking skills are scheduled throughout the day.

“How to ace an interview” is set for 9:30 a.m.; “Following up after the job fair”
is set for 10:30 a.m.; “Résumé writing” is set for 11:30
a.m. and “How to successfully used LinkedIn in your
job search” is set for 1:30 p.m.

The seminars are offered by career consultant Danielle Dayries.

Seating is limited.

For more information and a list of participating employers, visit http://www.lafayette.org/jobfairs.

Mentoring fundraiser

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana will host its annual “Bacchanalian” wine-tasting fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 14 at the
Abacus Ballroom in Lafayette.

For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities, call (337) 269-0454.

Taj Mahal in Lafayette

Blues and roots music artist Taj Mahal is scheduled to perform May 30 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette.

Ticket prices range from $65 to $85.

For more information, visit http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org or call (337) 233-7060.

Upper Lafayette meets

The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 15 at the South Louisiana Community College auditorium, 320 Devalcourt St., Lafayette.

The guest speaker is SLCC Chancellor Natalie Harder.

The event is open to the public.

Tickets are $15.

To register, visit http://www.upperlafayette.
com/events or call (337) 769-7649.

Hudspeth speaks Tuesday

University of Louisiana at Lafayette head football coach Mark Hudspeth
is scheduled to speak at a noon luncheon Tuesday sponsored by Hospice of Acadiana as part of the group’s “Workshops for the wise” series.

The event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Hospice of Acadiana’s conference center, 2600 Johnston St., Lafayette.

The event is free and lunch will be provided.

For more information, call (337) 232-1234.

Edible wild plants

Wild Birds Unlimited is hosting a free seminar on “Edible and useful plants of the Gulf south” at 9 a.m. Saturday at the franchises’s Lafayette location on Arnould Boulevard.

The seminar will be led by botanist Charles Allen, a past president of the Louisiana Native Plant Society and coauthor of “Edible Plants of the Gulf South.”

For more information, call (337) 993-2473.

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