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A look ahead: What’s going on in Acadiana this week

Posted at 4:00 PM, Sep 09, 2018

Here’s a look at some of the events happening in Acadiana this week.

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

On Monday, there will be a town hall in Lafayette to offer information about the Kaliste Saloom Widening Project. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Christian Academy, 111 Ghosen Lane. It’s right next door to the planned roundabout. There will be a Q&A session during the meeting.

Tuesday is the 17th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers. There are some local events marking the day; check out our story about them here.

Also on Tuesday, Vermilion Parish folks who are struggling financially due to emergency situations can apply for assistance. ASSIST Agency offers help to people who need it to recover from a temporary set-back. Money can’t be used for deposits or reconnections, but can be used to pay utility bills, rent and mortgages. You can apply at Kaplan City Hall on the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and at the Erath City Hall on the second Tuesday of every month, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. It’s best to call ahead for an appointment; call 898-9554. For details, you can visit the website here.

The Student Government Association at SLCC is hosting a “Know Your Rights” session Wednesday at the college on Devalcourt Drive in Lafayette. You can ask questions of a panel containing law enforcement officers, attorneys and civil rights activists. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Ardoin Building.

On Thursday, the 27th annual Kiwanis Pepper Festival begins in St. Martinville. Events include live music and performances by local dance groups, arts and crafts, a carnival, vendors, food, drinks and a pepper eating contest. Check out theFacebook page for more info and schedules.

The Iberia Council on Aging hosts its annual Sugar Cane Festival Day Dance & Luncheon Friday at the New Iberia City Park Community Center. The event lasts from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $6.00 per person. Due to limited seating tickets can be purchased in advance at 126 W. Washington Street, N.I. For more information, call 337-367-1556.