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 5 - March 8

'The Ladies of the Sacred South'

Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne, 7829 W. Main St., Houma, presents this stage play about five eccentric older ladies fighting to save their beloved plantation museum. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 985-876-4278.

March 6 - March 29


The Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main St., Lockport, presents this stage play about a man and his "imaginary" best friend who happens to be a rabbit. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information, as well as reservations, call 1-888-992-2968.

March 7

Schriever Lions Beauty Pageant

This pageant is open to newborns through 40-plus contestants with proceeds going toward sending children and young adults to Louisiana Crippled Children's Camp in Leesville. There will also be a "Special Needs Group" as part of the competition. The pageant will be held at the Evergreen Cajun Center, 4694 W. Main St., Houma. For more information, call 985.291.2854.

March 8

Patterson Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Hamburger Fundraiser

The troops will host this annual event all day Sunday at Patterson Jr. High School, 101 1st St., Patterson. For more information, call 985.395.9351 or 985.518.5061.

March 22

BBQ Chicken Dinner

The Schriever Volunteer Fire Department, 1529 W. Park Ave., Schriever, will sell BBQ chicken leg quarters, rice dressing, corn, coleslaw and bread as a fundraiser for the organization. Sweets will also be sold. Plates are $7 and will be sold from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.