Red, White & Boom!

fireworks
GRAMMY Winner, CHUBBY CARRIER and the Bayou Swamp Band

with YOUR Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in Parc International

Interactive Children’s Music in Parc Sans Souci with fun water activities and more!

GRAMMY nominee Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band and Lafayette’s Bayou Boys on the Freedom Fest! Stage

$5 per person. Gates open at 5 pm.

For every 5 non-perishable food items you bring for FoodNet, you will receive 1 FREE concession ticket.

Schedule of Events

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Making your own milk for as low as 10¢ per gallon!

As many of you already know, I bought a soy milk maker a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to eat healthier without breaking the bank.  Well, I’m happy to report that it was a HUGE success!  Since receiving my Easy-Clean Automatic Hot Soy Milk Maker, not only have I made soy and rice milk; I have discovered that I can also make almond milk with this amazing machine!  I was a little skeptical because my family is very particular about brands with soy milk.  We only drink Silk because we have found the other brands did not have the smooth texture that it did.  I am happy to report that the milk made from our soy milk maker was JUST as smooth, white, and tasty as the Silk milk we were used to!
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Louisiana Tax Free Holiday 2012!

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Balloon Party Ice

balloon party ice

 

Balloon Party Ice

I saw this super cute idea on Pinterest and had to try it for myself! The Pinterest pin I read said the balloons could be thawed and refrozen. I wouldn’t recommend doing that. I also will say to be very careful when handling these frozen balloons. Although this craft is super simple and cute to make, once the balloons are frozen, the ice inside has sharp edges and can pop the balloons. It’s not that
big of a deal since they are frozen and don’t make a mess when they pop :) All you do is fill the balloons with water and freeze! Super easy and no need for instructions. I will caution you not to overfill the balloons, because they become very heavy and stressful to the latex….but most of all:  HAVE FUN!

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FREE Movie Night at Palmetto Island ~ Friday, May 25

Guests are invited to join the interpretive staff for a night of nature films.
Come to the nature center to view movies focused on local wildlife, conservation
and culture. Bring popcorn and drinks. A microwave and ice will be provided.
At Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville ~ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ~
For more information ~ call 888-677-0094 toll free or 893-3930 locally

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The RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® Circus is coming to the Cajundome this week!


In case you haven’t heard, The RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® Circus
is coming to the Cajundome this week!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents BARNUM BASH introduces the Ringling Bros.
Ringlettes, the stylish hosts of the swankiest circus party in town. All of our amazing acts
are tricked-out for the circus party and are ready to perform wild feats of wonder and strength.
Everyone who is anyone is invited to the party, except Anton, a loveable, goofy hipster clown,
who just wants to be part of the celebration. The fun begins with a rockin’ All Access
Preshow Party where party goers can learn fresh dance moves from Ringling Bros. clown DJ Dean,
style in the glitzy costumes, learn balancing and juggling skills, take photos with circus
stars and get an exclusive backstage look at our exotic animals, only at BARNUM BASH!Don’t miss the All Access Pre-Show! Starts one-hour prior to showtime and is available
to all ticket holders. See animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try
on costumes, and enjoy the circus fun!

Tickets
Tickets on sale now!
VIP Floor – $45.00*, VIP Gold – $35.00*, VIP – $27.00*, $23.00* & $15.00*

Kids Tickets just $10.00*!

*Applicable facility fee, handling & service charges may be added to the above stated ticket prices. 4% Sales tax is included in the above stated ticket prices.

Kids discount is not applicable on any VIP ticket or on Opening Night.

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FREE Summer Reading Kickoff Event at Barnes & Noble


Saturday, May 19~Summer Reading Kickoff with Arthur~Barne’s And Noble in Lafayette
Summer Reading Kickoff with Arthur! Join us to kick off our Summer Reading Program for Young Readers! We want to know what you’re reading this summer, so bring your reading lists. And if you’re looking for a new book, join us for a Book Talk to learn about the new (and classic) books we recommend! This is a FREE event and starts at 11:00 a.m.

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3 Winners of $50 in tickets to the Cajun Heartland State Fair!!!


Who’s ready for the Cajun Heartland State Fair?  I know we are around our house! I don’t know who’s more excited; me for the food or my kids for the rides :) Well, here’s your chance to score $50 in ride tickets! Oh yeah, there will be 3 winners of $50 in tickets each. I can’t wait and I hope to see you there. 

Tickets on sale now!  Go, Go, Fun Fun!! It is the best “ticket” in town… Advance discount price ride tickets are on sale NOW at participating Acadiana Sonic Drive-In locations. Discount ride tickets will be sold until Friday, May 25th @ 5pm. Get tickets now while supplies last at Sonic Drive-In. Tickets good Friday, May 25 – Sunday, June 3. Look for the FREE HOTDOG coupon on the tickets! Brought to you by Fox 15, My KLAF TV, 97.3 The Dawg, Planet Radio 96.5, 99.9 KTDY, Hot 107.9, ESPN 1420am, KROF the Gator and KPEL 105.1  You can find out more about the fair and buying discounted tickets HERE.

Simple enter the rafflecopter form below and the winners will be notified this weekend. Good Luck!
*This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest in any way.
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* ATTENTION ACADIANA * St. Landry Cinema has released their $1 summer movie list!

WOOT!  St. Landry Cinema in Opelousas will be having $1 summer movies again this summer ♥
June 5-6 ~ Diary of a Whimpy Kid Rodrick Rules
June 12-13 ~ Rio
June 19-20 ~ Mr. Popper’s Pinguins
June 26-27 ~ Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked
July 3-4 ~ Zookeeper
July 10-11 ~ Stuart Little 2
July 17-18 ~ Ths Smurfs
July 24-25 ~ Megamind
July 31-Aug 1 ~ Rango

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Acadiana Center For The Arts Summer Art Camps

Registration is open!
To register, complete an AcA Summer Camp Registration Form for each child. Interactive forms available: Microsoft Word, Adobe pdf.
Click here to download a pdf of the interactive registration form.
Mail, with payment to Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501, ATTN: Summer Camp or email to info@acadianacenterforthearts.org to pay with a credit card.
Click here to download the 2012 Summer Art Camps Catalog!   

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