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

Posted at 7:50 PM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 22:14:48-04

Here’s a look at what’s set for this week in Acadiana.

If you’d like to find more events, visit our online calendar by clicking here.

On Monday, Lafayette marks the one year anniversary of the death of Cpl. Michael Middlebrook, a police officer killed in the line of duty. A memorial service honoring his life will be held at 4 p.m. at Our Savior’s Church Broussard campus, 655 La. 96.

The City of Franklin plans its National Night Out event on Tuesday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Pecot Park. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Also on Tuesday, the City of Carencro’s Police and Fire departments will host a community meet-up from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Carencro Police and Fire Department on Centennial Drive. There will be food, games, fun jumps, a smoke house and door prizes.

On Wednesday, a series of town halls to offer information about an upcoming Lafayette Parish tax vote continues with a meeting at the Carencro Community Center at 6 p.m. The vote, which is set for December, would grant a property tax to fund the parish fire volunteer departments. To see the other upcoming dates, click here.

A seminar about human trafficking is set for Thursday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the St. Michael Church Hall in Crowley. It’s designed to educate adults about human trafficking, and is presented by the Center for Children and Families.

There’s an Okra Cook-Off planned for Friday at the African American Museum on South New Market Street in St. Martinville.  Judging takes place at 8 p.m., but there will be Creole and Zydeco music from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. A new exhibit, Kouri Vini, opens at the museum at 7 p.m. It’s produced by Christophe Landry, and honors the Creole language, heritage and culture. His exhibit includes several Louisiana maps plotting the historic development of Creole language and culture.

On Saturday, CYT Lafayette hosts its annual Character Tea. This family-friendly event offers tea and treats, along with the company of superheroes and princesses. There are two seatings, one at 9 .m. and one at 11:30 a.m.. Tickets are $18 per person and available at The event will be held at First Baptist Church, in downtown Lafayette.