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Aug 5, 2013 11:09 AM by MELISSA CANONE

August Events at Vermilionville

LAFAYETTE, La. - Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park hosts many events each month including its weekly Cajun Jam on Saturdays, Bal du Dimanche (Sunday Dance) as well as year round exhibits. The village is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students, $8 for senior citizens 65+ and children under 6 get in free. See below for a list of upcoming events:

Saturday, August 3 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

Sunday, August 4 | Bal du Dimanche with Mary Jane Broussard & Sweet La La| 1 - 4 p.m.
Dance the afternoon away with Mary Jane Broussard & Sweet La La at Vermilionville's weekly Sunday Dance. Refreshments will be available for this smoke-free all ages show at Vermilionville's Performance Center. Visit the calendar of events at vermilionville.org for more information. Bal du dimanche is held every Sunday. $5 admission is for dance only and does not include entry to the park.

Saturday, August 10 | Canoe Paddle | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The community is invited to take a canoe trip on the Bayou Vermilion. $5 insurance fee to American Canoe Association for a canoe or bring your own canoe or kayak and paddle for free. Canoe trips are held every second and last Saturday of the month weather and river conditions permitting. Please RSVP in advance by emailing rec&ed@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or calling (337) 233-4077 x 205.

Saturday, August 10 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

Sunday, August 11 | Acadian Culture Day | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Acadian Culture Day will focus on family folklore and the activities planned for the day will include: cooking demonstrations, boat tours and canoeing, artist demonstrations, games and crafts for children, table française; a genealogy station, dance lessons, sharing circles, film screenings, music in the Performance Center by Recolte Band and Al Berard Family Band, and ceremony and interview with the Acadian Cultural Preservation Award honoree to be announced at a later date. Admission is free to the public.

Tuesday, August 13 | The Backyard Series | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
August's topic is Healing Traditions of South Louisiana. The series is presented by the Center for Louisiana Studies and sponsored in part by Decentralized Arts Funding distributed by the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts in partnership with the Vermilionville Foundation. Free and open to all ages.

Saturday, August 17 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

Sunday, August 18 | Bal du Dimanche with Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band| 1 - 4 p.m.
Dance the afternoon away with Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band at Vermilionville's weekly Sunday Dance. Refreshments will be available for this smoke-free all ages show at Vermilionville's Performance Center. Visit the calendar of events at vermilionville.org for more information. Bal du dimanche is held every Sunday. $5 admission is for dance only and does not include entry to the park.

Saturday, August 24 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

Sunday, August 25 | Bal du Dimanche with Briggs Brown & Bayou Cajuns | 1 - 4 p.m.
Dance the afternoon away with Briggs Brown & Bayou Cajuns at Vermilionville's weekly Sunday Dance. Refreshments will be available for this smoke-free all ages show at Vermilionville's Performance Center. Visit the calendar of events at vermilionville.org for more information. Bal du dimanche is held every Sunday. $5 admission is for dance only and does not include entry to the park.

Monday, August 26 | Les Vues Film Series | 6:30 p.m.
Les Vues is a free monthly film series curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding cultures. August's screening will be curated by Emile Ancelet and he will be screening Trashed. Admission to the film series is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go towards screening and curating costs.

Saturday, August 31 | Canoe Paddle | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The community is invited to take a canoe trip on the Bayou Vermilion. $5 insurance fee to American Canoe Association for a canoe or bring your own canoe or kayak and paddle for free. Canoe trips are held every second and last Saturday of the month weather and river conditions permitting. Please RSVP in advance by emailing rec&ed@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or calling (337) 233-4077 x 205.

Saturday, August 31 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

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