A Look Ahead: What’s going on in Acadiana this week

Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 26, 2018

Here’s a look ahead at activities around Acadiana this week.

You can find more things to do by visiting our Acadiana Calendar; just click here.

On Monday, there will be a kick-off celebration for the new Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. at Dat Dog in downtown Lafayette. Founders Debbey Ryan, Elaine Alderman, and Anita Link say this is their first membership drive and fundraiser. The Women’s Chamber will officially launch in January 2019. THere will be a brief presentation on the Chamber and a silent auction. For more information, contact the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce at 337-366-0826 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana will hold a Group Orientation on Tuesday at their office at 123 East Main Street in downtown Lafayette. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. and offers information to folks who would like to be a mentor. Currently, more than 60 boys are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother. The orientation takes about an hour.

On Wednesday, the Chitimacha Louisiana Open will hold its biggest non-tournament-week event of the year with its annual Charity Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Petroleum Club. At the luncheon, the Open will hand out checks to the tournament’s benefiting charities from proceeds raised from last March’s golf tournament. In its previous 26 years, Louisiana’s only Tour event has awarded more than $4.7 million to hundreds of charities, most of them youth-oriented.

The Lafayette City-Parish Council will hold its budget wrap-up session at 1 p.m. on Thursday. You can look at the proposed budget for yourself here. If you’d like to see the presentation staff gave to the council on the budget, you can see that here.

The 83rd annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival begins Friday in downtown Morgan City. The festival has great food, continuous free live music and children’s activities as well as both traditional and new events like the Blessing of the Fleet, fireworks, street and water parade, arts and crafts, Royal Rumble, Mass in the Park and more. For more information, click here.