Where: Lake End Park, 2300 LA 70, Morgan City
Details: The American Legion Post 96 will host this inaugural free family event along Lake Palourde. The event include a lineup of musicians like Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, as well as children’s activities, a car and motorcycle show, food and drinks. Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Freedom Ride to honor fallen warriors, which will begin at the Morgan City Auditorium, 728 Myrtle Street, at 7 a.m. and costs $20 per rider. For more information, visit alrfreedomfest.com.
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, 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.
May 22 - 23
Renegade Southern Rabbit Club Memorial Day Rabbit Show
This Memorial Day Classic will host a Triple Open, Triple Youth and Triple Cavy show at Evergreen Cajun Center, 4694 Main Street, Houma. Events will run from 5 - 11 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and $3 to enter a rabbit. Concessions will be sold. For more information, visit renegaderabbits.com.
May 22 - June 7
The Miracle Worker
Witness the powerful story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, in this award-winning stage play, presented by the Bayou Playhouse, 101 Main Street, Lockport. Annie, through love and persistence, rescues Helen from a life of darkness. Tickets are $25 in advance and $27 at the door. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bayouplayhouse.com.
May 29 - 31
Stomp’n on Da Bayou Music Festival
Enjoy a weekend of fun with family and friends at this free event held at Evergreen Cajun Center, 4694 Main Street, Houma. Entertainment will be provided by Tet Dur, Junior La Cross, Reaux Shambo, Tommy G & Stormy Weather and Karma. Carnival rides, games, food and more will provide activities for everyone. Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Louisiana and various community projects of host groups, Evergreen Associates and Evergreen Lions.