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.

May 29 - 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

May 29

Rhythms on the River

Enjoy live music on Front Street between Everett and Freret Streets at this nine-week concert series. Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 985-384-9291.

May 29

Downtown Live After 5

Dance the night away at this free monthly concert series, held at the Courthouse Square, 7856 W. Main Street, Houma. Music will be provided by Bandit. The opening act begins at 5:30 p.m. and the main event begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 985-873-6408.

June 1

Children’s Summer Sewing Camp

Kids ages 8 - 13 who are interested in learning more about the craft can attend this camp to be held Monday through Friday from 1 - 5 p.m at Just My Style Studio, 1223 Delmar Road, Bayou Vista. All sewing machines, equipment, fabric and notions are provided. For more information, call 985-518-1506.