Thursday, July 12, 2012

Eunice Concert Band hosts summer concert

    The Eunice Community Concert Band and Choir present its summer concert, “Let Me Entertain You,” at 7 p.m. July 12-13 at the Liberty Theater, 200 W. Park Ave., in downtown Eunice. The choir and band perform “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” from “Guys and Dolls,” “Amazing Grace,” a Tribute to Gershwin and more. The Children’s Choir entertains with “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid.”
    Admission is $5. For more information, call (337) 457-1776 or visit
    In other St. Landry Parish events: 
    -- The Washington Community Farmer’s Market is held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. each Saturday at the Pavilion across from Town Hall in Washington. Vendors offer produce, plants, craft items, homemade good and more.
    -- The Louisiana Orphan Train Society hosts its annual gathering from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum, 223 S. Academy St., in Opelousas. The gathering includes society members and descendants of New York orphans who came to Louisiana in early 1907 for new homes. (337) 942-2292,
    -- The Missoula Children’s Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, presents the play, “Secret Gardens,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Washington Community Center, 536 Veteran Memorial. Admission is $5, $2.50 for children. (337) 826-3626, 
    -- Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe play on the beach from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veteran Memorial Highway, in Eunice. A Beat the Heat Movie Marathon is also scheduled. (337) 457-2881,
    -- Creole music legend Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys play the Rendez-Vous des Cajuns radio and TV show at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Liberty Theater in downtown Eunice. Mary Tweedel and the Cajun Mixers will also perform in this live, family-oriented show in an historic 1924 vaudeville house. Musicians Hadley Castille and Sarah Jayde will emcee. (337) 457-7389,
    -- J. Paul and the Zydeco Nubreeds entertain at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame, 11154 Highway 190, in Lawtell. Built in 1974 as Richard’s Club, the Hall of Fame is the area’s oldest zydeco dancehall. (337) 319-0639. 
    -- Zydeco favorites Chris Ardoin and Keith Frank share a double-bill at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Mojo’s Sports Bar, located inside Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, 2235 Creswell Lane, in Opelousas. (337) 594-3000,
    In neighboring Evangeline Parish, Insect Day takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Louisiana State Arboretum, located at Chicot State Park near Ville Platte. View displays of live and preserved insect specimens and explore hands-on, live insect exhibits. Other activities include a screening of the film, Queen of the Sun, nighttime insect gathering and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit
    For more information on parish events, call the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission at (337) 948-8004 or visit Updates are posted on Facebook at St. Landry Parish – It’s Gumbo for Your Soul and Twitter @StLandryParish. Videos are online at

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