Charities & Fundraisers
. Sat 11/05/2011 - Sat 11/05/2011 | more info
What: Breaux Bridge Monthly French Market
Where: La Boutiques De Pont Breaux: 1800 Rees St. Breaux Bridge LA 70517
When: The First Saturday of Every Month: Next French Market is on November 5, 2011 8:00am-12:00pm
Contact: (337)-507-8303 or www.laboutiquesdepontbreaux.com
About Event: Breaux Bridge’s Monthly French Market at La Boutiques De Pont Breaux is to be held on the first Saturday of every month. We would like to invite everyone out from 8:00am-12:00pm to shop the unique art and wholesome goodies offered by Louisiana’s own Artists and Farmers. If you are interested in participating in our Monthly French Market you can find more information on our website www.laboutiquesdepontbreaux.com or call us at
When you’re done outside, don’t forget to check out our unique boutiques inside the Mall. We have Lunch & Gourmet Chocolate along with Fresh Coffee in Johanna’s Chocolates, Women’s Clothing in Flirtations, Tutus, Bows, Pillowcase Dresses and more in Princess Fashions, Jewelry, purses and shoes in Ms. G&S Fashions Accessories, and last but not least we have custom framing, photography and photo restoration in Bell Arti.
Lafayette. Sun 05/22/2011 - Sun 05/22/2011 | more info
10:00 AM More Information: 337-232-3232
. Sat 05/21/2011 - Sat 05/21/2011 | more info
The Angelman Syndrome Walk-A-Thon will be held in Lafayette on Saturday, May 21, at Heymann Park, 1500 South Orange Street. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30.
Angelman Syndrome is a neurological disorder that is largely misdiagnosed as either autism or cerebral palsy. People with Angelman Syndrome are developmentally delayed, have difficulty with balance and walking, sometimes laugh inappropriately and experience seizures. Most people with Angelman Syndrome cannot speak. They will require care for their entire lives.
The prevalence of AS is estimated as 1:15,000 in the population. Angelman Syndrome occurs equally in males, females and all ethnic groups. A large portion of the Angelman population, especially adults and minorities, remain undiagnosed.
Angelman Syndrome was first identified in 1965 by British pediatrician, Dr. Harry Angelman. The genetic marker was identified in 1997. Angelman Syndrome is a malfunction of the ubiquitin protein gene, located in the region of the UBE3A gene on the 15th chromosome. Angelman Syndrome is of great interest as an example of genetic imprinting.
Research in Angelman Syndrome will lead to further breakthroughs in the treatment and understanding of seizures, autism and many other neurological and genetic disorders.
Organizers of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation National Walk hope that these annual walks for Angelman Syndrome will raise awareness and encourage further diagnosis of Angelman Syndrome. The money raised will be used for education, support and medical research. Each year brings us One Step Closer to a better life for people with Angelman Syndrome.
To register for the 2011 Angelman Syndrome Foundation National Walk or for more information about Angelman Syndrome, contact the Angelman Syndrome Foundation at 1-800-432-6435 or register online at www.angelman.org.More Information: 337-332-6516
Angelman Syndrome Foundation
Lafayette. Sat 04/02/2011 - Sat 04/02/2011 | more info
In store and online sales will give LCEF an opportunity to earn between 10-20 percent of total sales generated. The funds will benefit LCEF's Economic Opportunity Fund grant program and its healthcare initiative supporting the economic health and quality of life of the state's creative workforce. Special guests will include Chubby Carrier, Horace Trahan and Mary Morgan. Online purchases can be made at www.bn.com/bookfairs. The Bookfair ID number is 10438224. Barnes and Noble. 5705 Johnston St., Lafayette. 989-4142.More Information: 989-4142
. Thu 03/31/2011 - Thu 03/31/2011 | more info
A $20 donation grants you access to the auction as well as free food, drinks and music. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event contact the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism at (337) 482-1320 or visit them online at ccet.louisiana.edu. Maison Mouton. 402 Garfield St., Lafayette. 234-4661.More Information: (337) 482-1320
Scott. Thu 03/24/2011 - Fri 03/25/2011 | more info
An overnight motorcycle poker run that travels from Lafayette to Natchez, Miss. and back. Registration kicks off with a jambalaya dinner Registration fee is $35 per hand. All proceeds will benefit Project Independence. Registration and all ride information is available online at www.projectindependence.org Cajun Harley-Davidson. 724 S. Frontage Road Interstate 10, Scott. 289-3030.More Information: 289-3030
Lafayette. Sun 03/27/2011 - Sun 03/27/2011 | more info
01:00 PM More Information: (337) 234-2422
Lafayette. Sat 03/26/2011 - Sat 03/26/2011 | more info
A one-mile walk through downtown Lafayette followed by great family fun in Parc International with kids activities, including small building kits, a rock wall, fun jumps, a balloon artist, bubble blowing, carnival games, face painting, etc. There will be plenty of food, snacks, and soft drinks. Music by a DJ will be provided - dancing is optional, but is unavoidable! :-) All this is included in the cost of registration. Walk t-shirts guaranteed to those who pre-register. You may register at www.firstgiving.com/asacwalk.More Information: 337-291-5566