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.

March 28

TLAFA Rodeo Winter Series

This seasonal series at the Houma Airbase, 221 Moffet Road, Houma, features bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, tie down/breakaway and riding events. Sheep riding for kids will be held at 6:30 p.m. to kick off the event. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under and free for those 2 and under. For more information, call 985-804-7932.

March 28

Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival

Homemade crafts, decor and more abound at this popular arts and crafts festival on the grounds of Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cajun food will be sold and museum tours will be offered for a fee. Admission is $5 for adults and free for those 12 and under. For more information, call 985-851-0154.

March 28

Leeville Arts & Heritage Festival

Enjoy a day by the water at this event featuring a cooking competition, cultural demonstrations, live music, a paddling event and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and will be held at Top Water Marina, 24015 La. Highway 1, Leeville.

March 28

Bateau de Bois Festival

The Center for Louisiana Traditional Boat Building, 202 Main Street, Lockport, hosts this opportunity to learn more about the uniquely southern craft. From 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., attendees can enjoy exhibits, learn woodworking and board-building techniques and more. For more information, call 985-532-5106.

March 28

Pups & Suds Adoption Event

Enjoy delicious craft beer from Mudbug Brewery and find a furry friend at this adoption event benefitting Recycled Paws, an animal rescue group. Beer tasting will be available to those 21 and older and food, beverages and fun activities for all ages will be available. The event will be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Mudbug Brewery, 1878 Hwy. 3185, Thibodaux. For more information, call 985-855-5428.