Blood Donors Needed

The region is experiencing a critical need for blood donations, especially Type O negative, Type O positive and Type A positive blood, according to Terrebonne General Medical Center. Blood donors can donate at the hospital’s Blood Donor Center, open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 985-873-4025 or 985-873-4029 to make an appointment. The Blood Donor Center is located on Belanger Street across from the parking garage in the Annex Building.

TARC Buy-U Beads Donations

TARC’s Mardi Gras beads business, Buy-U Beads, is in need of donated Mardi Gras beads to help provide jobs and work for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Buy-U Beads business began four years ago and has grown from two clients to six individuals and one staff member to six staff members. The workers are experts at their jobs, but need more business to meet the demand for riders of krewes. TARC is asking area organizations, churches and schools to organize bead drives to help create work and jobs for the business. For more information, call Monica Chauvin at 985-876-4465 for help with donations or setting up a bead drive.

Downtown Houma Market

Located in the courthouse square in downtown Houma, this market is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays and features products by local artisans, farmers and fishermen.

Lafourche Central Market

Located at 4484 Highway 1 in Raceland, this market is open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays and features an open-air pavilion where farmers, fishermen and artisans come together to sell local products.

The Market

The Market, located next to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve in Thibodaux, will open for the season on April 11. The Market will open each Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and feature a variety of fruits, vegetables and other offerings from local farmers.

July 31 - Aug. 2

The Producers

A down-on-his luck Broadway producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby snatching up millions from their backers. Only problem is the show is a smash hit. Shows will be at the Thibodaux Playhouse, 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux. Times are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults. For more information, visit

July 31

Downtown Live After 5

Dance the night away at this monthly free concert series. An opening act will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by Soulful Sound at 7 p.m. No outside food or drink allowed; concessions will be sold. For more information, call 985-873-6408.

Through Aug. 1

Pack the Bus School Supply Drive

United Way of South Louisiana and Synergy Bank sponsor this school supply drive to benefit children in need in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Paper, pencils, notebooks and other school-related items may be dropped off at bins located at Synergy Bank locations; United Way of South Louisiana, 7910 Main St. #460, Houma; Raising Canes locations; Target; Cannata’s locations; Hooter’s; Chick-Fil-A; Sunburst Media, 120 Prevost Dr., Houma; CreativeU, 5333 Hwy. 311, Houma, and 1113 Audubon Ave., Thibodaux; NIcholls State University; and Lafourche Parish Libraries. A final presentation will be held on Aug. 1 at Synergy’s Main Branch, 210 Synergy Center Blvd., Houma.