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Brittany Racca
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Louisiana Sweet Picks
November 2018 Events
Sept. 19 - Nov. 14 - Belly Dancing Classes for Beginners - Every Wednesday. Tones the abdomen, pelvis, trunk, spine, and neck. Improves posture and waistline. 8 weeks, $60/person. Francis Romero Memorial Bldg., 6310 Coteau Rd., New Iberia, 6-7:30 p.m., (337) 365-6197, Facebook
Nov. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 - Teche Area Farmers Market - Every Tuesday and Saturday. Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30-6 p.m., Sat. 7-11 a.m., (337) 369-2330, Facebook
Nov. 3 - Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market - On the first Saturday of each month, enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids activities and other special events. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing & Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., (800) 884-6120 ext. 6, Website, Facebook
Nov. 3 - Jungle Gardens 5k - The race/stroll will be held on the hard pack road that travels throughout Jungle Gardens. Food, entertainment and awards will follow. All entrants will have a full day pass to explore the gardens and enjoy the area. Proceeds will go toward helping the children of St. Jude children's research hospital. Jungle Gardens, Hwy. 329, Avery Island, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (337) 993-9377, Website
Nov. 3 - Jeanerette Live - Food booths and hand crafted items, a kid’s zone, and free live music throughout the day. No ice chests. Contact the Jeanerette city hall for booth space. Click on website for entertainment schedule. 219 Bracy St., Jeanerette, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., (337) 276-4587, Facebook
Nov. 3 - Dr. Emma Wakefield-Paillet Marker Unveiling - Celebrate the life and legacy of Emma Wakefield-Paillet, MD with a day of festivities. At 10 a.m., the state historic marker will be unveiled at Bouligny Plaza accompanied with the reading of an original poem by Dr. Darrell Bourque, Louisiana Poet Laureate, and singing. At 11 a.m., a reception will be held at the Iberia Parish Courthouse where an original work of art will be on display. At 2 p.m., an original composition and play will be performed at the Essanee Theater. Those attending the unveiling are encouraged to bring lawn chairs as seating will be limited. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., (337) 519-3957, Website, Facebook
Nov. 4 - New Iberia Beneath the Balconies - Series of theatrical presentations and musical performances on select balconies along New Iberia's award-winning Main Street. Performances start at Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 E. Main St.) at 2 p.m. Bring lawn chair. Before the event, enjoy food and music on the grounds of the Shadows from noon to 2 p.m. Main Street New Iberia, 2-5 p.m., (337) 298-7964, Website
Nov. 7 - Understanding the Louisiana Black Bear - Thanks to conservation and management efforts, black bears have made a dramatic comeback in Louisiana! With increasing numbers, it’'s becoming more important than ever to understand them and what to do if you ever come into contact with one. We invite you to come and join us for a presentation by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries on our state mammal. All ages. Main Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 5:30-6:15 p.m., (337) 364-7024, Website, Facebook
Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 - GLC Farmers Market - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 6110 Loreauville Rd., New Iberia, 2-6 p.m., (337) 577-9160, Website , Facebook
Nov. 7 - Fragile Grounds - Jessica Schexnayder and Mary Manhein, authors of the book Fragile Grounds: Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries, will discuss stories of endangered cemeteries throughout Louisiana's coastal zone and beyond. These burial places link the fragile land to the frailty of the state's threatened community structures. A book signing will follow the presentation. This history talk is being held free of charge and is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and is taken on a first come, first serve basis. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 6-8 p.m., (337) 276-4408, Website, Facebook
Nov. 9 - 11 - Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friday is the Friends of the Library Members-Only Preview Sale, everything for sale EXCEPT paperbacks (5-8 p.m.). Please, if you have not renewed your membership, do so at the door. Saturday (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) are open to the general public. Sunday all book sale items are half-priced. Main Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, (337) 364-7024, Website, Facebook
Nov. 9 - 11 - Acadiana Barrel Racing Association Finals - Barrel racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. Concession available. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., (337) 365-7539, Website, Facebook
Nov. 10 - Southern Soul Food Showdown - Finger licking, family-oriented Southern soul food cook-off with fais-do-do, arts and crafts, refreshments and more. Held annually on the second Saturday in November. Mon Ami, Grand Marais, 7304 Hwy 90 E., Jeanerette, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., (337) 365-8185, Facebook
Nov. 10 - New Iberia Vendor and Craft Event - Craft and vendor fair with lots of holiday shopping, food and kids activities including live reptile exhibit, photo booths, princesses and superheroes and we might even see Santa. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., (337) 577-2117, Facebook
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony - Honoring veterans with proclamations, 21 gun salute, flag raising, prayer service. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6-8 p.m., (337) 344-9397
Nov. 15 - Les Cadiens du Teche present Pas Bon Playboys - Les Cadiens du Teche (Cajun French Music Assoc.) will present Pas Bon Playboys with a catered meal. $10 admission. Free for first time visitors and prospective members. La Louisiane Banquet Hall, 5509 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 7-9:30 p.m., (337) 258-1876, Website
Nov. 15 - Tina Hebert Book Signing - Tina Hebert will be autographing her new book "Rebuilding The Cajun Way." Books Along the Teche, 106 E. Main St., New Iberia, 4-5:30 p.m., (337) 367-7621, Facebook
Nov. 19 - Hampstead Stage Company: Theatrical Performances - Hampstead Stage Company returns to Iberia Parish to kick-off the holiday season with two mesmerizing performances great for all ages: 10 a.m. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (St. Peter Branch) and 6 p.m. A Christmas Carol (Main Library). Iberia Parish Library, New Iberia, (337) 364-7024, Website, Facebook
Nov. 24 - Let it Sneaux Holiday Festival and Bazaar - Craft show, live entertainment, holiday festival activities for families and lots more. Isle of Iberia RV Resort, 911 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., (337) 365-6197, Website, Facebook
Nov. 25 - Sounds of the Season - Free Christmas concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presented by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association, featuring familiar Christmas songs as well as classical selections. St. Peters Church, 108 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 3-4:30 p.m., (337) 364-1603, Website