Acadiana briefs for Aug. 6, 2013

Residents are invited to join the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Police Department from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Girard Park for the annual “National Night Out” against crime.

The free event will feature music, fun jumps, food, games and displays by the Lafayette Police Department, the Lafayette Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office.

The “Night Out” is part of nationwide event to promote crime prevention and better partnerships between law enforcement officers and the community.

After-school programs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana is accepting applications for the group’s after-school programs in the Acadiana region.

Programs will start in mid-August. Specific starting dates vary depending on location.

The after-school programs are open to boys and girls age 6 to 18 and offer activities related to education, career development, character, leadership, arts, recreation, and health and life skills.

For more information, visit

Click on “Summer & After School Programs” at the bottom of the main page.

Kiwanis football jamboree

The Kiwanis Club of Lafayette will hold its annual “Football Jamboree” Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 at Cajun Field.

Admission is $10 per person each day. The games begin at 6 p.m.

All proceeds help fund local Kiwanis Club service projects for children in the Acadiana area.

High school teams playing the jamboree this year are Lafayette, Northside, St. Martinville, Carencro, Cecilia, Notre Dame, Jennings, Breaux Bridge, St. Thomas More, Acadiana, Teurlings and Comeaux.

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Museum fundraiser

The Acadian Museum in Erath will hold its annual fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Erath Community Center.

Musician Jo-El Sonnier will be inducted into the museum’s “Order of Living Legends.”

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the law firm of Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, Dartez & Ouellet at 215 La Rue France in Lafayette or at the Acadian Museum of Erath on South Broadway in Erath.

For more information, call Robert Vincent at (337) 224-8952.

Acadian Culture Day

The Vermilionville living history museum in Lafayette will celebrate its annual “Acadian Culture Day” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

Planned activities include cooking and craft demonstrations, games, canoeing, films, dance lessons and live music.

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