March '19 Description Date Time Location Cost

2nd Annual Big Bayou Trivia Bash.

Nicholls State University invites you to test your wit on all things South Louisiana in the second annual Big Bayou Trivia Bash.

The second edition of the College of Arts and Sciences fundraiser will be Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. in the newly renovated Cotillion Ballroom in the Bollinger Student Union. Proceeds will be used for scholarships, student technology upgrades and to support high-impact learning practices.

"Trivia contests are always fun, exciting and instructional experiences,” said Dr. John Doucet, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “We work hard to make our contest special and entertaining for participants because the ultimate goal – what's most important – is helping our students at Nicholls become more successful graduates."

Teams of six can sign up at $30 per individual for a chance to win cash or consolation prizes.

Teams will compete against one another in answering 10 categories of questions, including History, Sports, Entertainment and Louisiana. Additionally, the evening of fun will include some special brain buster challenges, which are more complicated questions for extra points


During the event, individuals may also bid on donated silent auction items including rare books and sports items.

To sign up, call 985-448-4386 or

3/22  6:00 pm Cotillion Ballroom in the Bollinger Student Unio   

Roux for a Reason (Early Cancer Detection) Gumbo Cookoff



11:00—11:30 All cooking teams will receive numbered cups, lids for judges’ samples.

12:00 All cooking teams to have Judges Samples turned in.

12:00—12:30 Open to public.

1:00—4:00 Entertainment performs.

4:00 Gumbo cook-off & raffle winners announced.

 Southdown Plantation  

CASA of Lafourche Cook-off

About the Tasting Event
The event opens to the Public at 3:00 p.m. and Food will be ready to serve at 4:00 p.m. 

About the Competition
The teams can arrive on Saturday morning for check-in as early as 5:00am and may immediately begin cooking. All food must be ready to serve at 4:00 pm for public tasting, each team must provide a minimum of 75 servings. At 3:30pm, the teams turn in their dishes to be judged. Teams are judged in five categories: Best Grilled, Best General, Best over Pasta, Best Over Rice, and Best Dessert. Uncooked meats can be seasoned and prepared before arriving. Desserts can also be prepared before arriving. Teams must supply all items and ingredients necessary to prepare and serve their dish, including a tent. Each team is allotted a 10x10 space. All ticket sales from this event help CASA of Lafourche. 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place winners will be announced Saturday night at 5:45 pm. Judging will be based on creativity, appearance, and taste. Overall best dish and People's Choice awards will be given.


3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nicholls State University Baseball Field

 The following entry fee's will apply: 5yrs & under= Free

6yrs-11yrs= $5

12yrs & older=$10

21yrs+ with Alcohol=$20

Attendees with Nicholls ID can enter for $5. Entry fee includes unlimited tasting of food from the Bayou's Best Chefs and Home-Cooks!! Drinks will be sold separately.

Commodity Distribution The Lafourche Council on Aging, Inc & Catholic Charities will be giving out monthly commodities for Seniors 60 years of age & older who qualify financially for commodities 3/27 7:00 am - 9:00 am Thibodaux Civic Center  
Commodity Distribution

The Lafourche Council on Aging, Inc & Catholic Charities will be giving out monthly commodities for Seniors 60 years of age & older who qualify financially for commodities


7:00 am - 9:00 am

Raceland Recreation Center

Commodity Distribution

The Lafourche Council on Aging, Inc & Catholic Charities will be giving out monthly commodities for Seniors 60 years of age & older who qualify financially for commodities


7:00 am - 9:00 am

Cut Off Youth Center

Labadieville Spring Festival

Sponsored by: Ladadieville Knights of Columbus

Labadieville American Legion

Hamburger, Fries, Nuggets, Shrimp Poboys, Onion Mums & Fried Pickles


1st $1,000

2nd $500

3rd $250


3/30 & 3/31


Music by

Tet Dur 5:30 - 8:30

Good Feelin 9:00 - 12:00



Live Auction - 1:00 pm

American Legion Grounds

Haven Spring Gala

With Spring fast approaching, The Haven’s Board of Directors is busy planning our annual Spring Gala “Home is Where the Heart Is”, presented by Watkins, CPA. This event ensures that families have access to safe, emergency shelter where they can seek refuge 24-hours a day to escape the atrocity of abuse at the hands of a loved one. Reaching our goal of raising $120,000 would ensure that The Haven can continue to provide critical, lifesaving services to battered women and their children.

Rae Boudreaux, event chair, and the remaining members of the Board of Directors invite you to join them for a special evening of food, spirits, music, and spirited auctioning all while ensuring that abused women and children have a place to turn for safety and an opportunity for a new beginning. There are so many ways that you can get involved in the event. Please consider joining us to raise the necessary funds to continue our mission of providing a safe, abuse-free home by purchasing a ticket or sponsorship to the event or making a monetary contribution. Love to cook - become a celebrity chef and serve up your best dish to the 500 guests at the event. Donations to the silent, live and gourmet-to- go auctions are a great way to support the event and raise funds for our shelter program.

So, mark your calendars for Saturday, March 30, 2019 and plan to join us at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

For more information on donating to the event, purchasing sponsorships or tickets contact Julie Pellegrin at 872-0757.

3/30 6:30 pm

Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center

346 Civic Center Blvd, Houma, LA 70360


2019 Haven Spring Gala Platinum Sponsorship* $7,500.00

2019 Haven Spring Gala Gold Sponsorship* ?$5,000.00

2019 Haven Spring Gala Silver Sponsorship* ?$2,500.00

2019 Haven Spring Gala Bronze Sponsorship* $1,000.00

2019 Haven Spring Gala Patron Sponsorship* $500.00

2019 Haven Spring Gala Ticket ?$65.00

Irish Italian Parade

Non-members can attend breakfast and the bash: Advance tickets for breakfast and bash for $20 - Breakfast $10 & Bash $10 At door - Breakfast $10 & Bash $15 (Both cost you $25 at door)

*No Parking in Cannata's parking lot section nearest store front - Parking in front area of both Shopping Centers

The membership dues for 2019 will remain $200 per adult and $100 per child, Corporate Sponsor Floats available to accommodate 14-16 people beginning at $2,800, Super Floats will be based on number of riders each paying their individual dues. Membership dues include Ride, Religious Service, Breakfast and Bash



Religious Service - 9:45am -

Breakfast 10 - 11 am

Be on Floats at 11:30am

Parade rolls from Westside Blvd to Civic Center between 12:30 - 1:00pm

Bash at Civic Center with Food, Set-ups, and Entertainment from 3 to 7:00pm


April '19 Description Date Time Location Cost
Houma Louisiana Wedding Expo

4/2 6:00 pm Houma Terrebonne Civic Center


Sixth Annual Art Works Fundraiser to Feature Famous Artist and Artwork


THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University invites you to spend a night celebrating the arts at the popular annual fundraiser, Art Works, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in Talbot Hall.

The event will include tours of the studios, interactive learning experiences, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind artwork, live painting from a renowned Louisiana artist, an exhibit of local artists’ work, complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

“I love Art Works because it’s more than just a fundraiser, it’s an event where our alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community come together to support our students and the arts” Jean Donegan, art department head.

In the lobby of the Mary and Al Danos Theater, guests can peruse the “Bon Temps” exhibit, featuring unique hand-painted birdhouses, garden posts and framed mirrors. Each item was created by alumni, faculty, students and local artists and designers and will be auctioned off during the night.

Louisiana’s premier folk artist Alvin Batiste will be on-hand and painting live during the event. The Donaldsonville artist has produced more than 8,000 paintings, many of which are on display in museums and galleries throughout the world, and was once commissioned by actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton to create the album cover for his debut record.

For those with an interest in arts, Nicholls art students and faculty will be on hand to show you tips and tricks to elevate your skills. Hands-on activities, such as using a potter’s wheel and creating hand-colored photographs, and demonstrations will take place throughout the night. New this year, a printing demonstration will take place in the parking lot using a steamroller.

Among the artwork on display will be the famous, 105-year old “Blue Dog Steinway” created by renowned artist George Rodrigue. Housed at the Sheraton New Orleans, the piano often tours the country to raise awareness about the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and has been played by Billy Joel, Allen Toussaint, Ellis Marsalis Jr., Irvin Mayfield, Dr. John and many more.  

For the second year in a row, artwork will be available for bid online. Supporters unable to attend the event can still bid on many of the items for auction by signing up at

 4/2  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Nicholls State University - Talbot Hall

Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds are put back into the department in the form of scholarships, student exhibits and grants sending students to regional and national conferences. Last year’s event raised a record $30,000.


Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 25 and can be ordered by calling 448-457 or visiting   

LOPA Marsh Mad Dash

Marsh Mad Dash is a 5K and Fun Run held in Thibodaux at Nicholls State University. 7:00 am open registration ($35) for those who did not register online. 8:00am Fun Run start, and 5K to immediately follow. $25 entry fee until Friday, March 22nd $30 after March 22nd $35 onsite registration, race day Only one person can be registered at a time. If you need to register a friend or family member, please return to this page and complete the process to register for each person. You can use the same email address to register additional participants. You will get a confirmation for each person individually. Cash prizes for top winners and awards for different age levels. Prizes for largest team, best team tee shirt, highest fundraising teams.

4/6 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Nicholls State University

$25 entry fee until Friday, March 22nd $30 after March 22nd $35 onsite registration, race day Only one person can be registered at a time.

Chauvin Folk Art Festival & Blessing of the Fleet

Free and Open to the Public
2 bands and 25 demonstrators with awesome entertainment from Waylon Thibodeaux and Friends, Nonc Nu and the Wild Matous

For more information: Dr. Gary LaFleur (985)594-2546

4/7 10:00 am Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden and Nicholls Art Studio-- 5337 Bayouside Dr. Chauvin, LA 70344

Free Admission

Southdown Spring Marketplace Arts & Craft Festival Southdown Marketplace is a one-day arts & crafts festival that features more than 300 local and national vendors with unique hand-made products including jewelry, clothing, wood crafts, original art, garden items, seasonal products and more. 4/13 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Southdown Plantation


Kids 12 & Under are Free

44th Annual Over & Under Tunnel Run   4/13 2:30 pm
880 Verret St, Houma, LA 70360, USA
Houma Terrebonne Community Band 35th Anniversary Concert   4/14 2:00 pm
880 Verret St, Houma, LA 70360, USA
Rape Aggression Defense Course

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course on April 15, 16, and 17, 2019, at the LPSO Range Facility, located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland.

This self-defense course is designed exclusively for women and will take place over the course of all three days. The class will begin at 6 p.m. and end around 9 p.m. each day. Participants must attend all three days. Course instruction will be provided by certified R.A.D. instructors from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The cost of the course is $10 to cover the cost of course materials. Class size is limited, and advance registration is required. You can register online here: Payment cannot be made through the online sign-up form, but the fee must be pre-paid and is non-refundable. Please send payment by mail, along with your name, address, and phone number to Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Captain Lafate Day, 1300 Lynn Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301. Please make checks payable to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. The deadline to register for the class is Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11 a.m.

For more information, please contact Captain Lafate Day at (985) 449-4485 or by email at lafate-day.




6:00 pm - 9:00 pm   LPSO Range Facility, located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland.  $10
Lockport Food Festival This festival is known as the swamp pop extravaganza of Louisiana's Cajun Bayou. Features music, dancing, Cajun food, and carnival rides. 4/26 - 4/28  
4484 Highway 1, Raceland, LA 70394

Bayou Boeuf Volunteer Fire Department

55th Anniversary Cook-off

In memory of all deceased BBFVD Firemen

All ages welcome

Live Auction

Team Cook-Off

DJ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Live Auction 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kerry Thibodaux 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LA Cruze 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pedro Tournament 4/26 6:00 pm ($20 a team)

To sign up for Cook-off: contact by Email or Facebook Deadline is April 15th


9:00 am- 9:00 pm

3457 Hwy 3017
Free Admission
Laurel Valley Spring Festival Features and arts & crafts show with cultural demonstrations including antique engines and boat building. Kids can feed farm animals. Food and drinks will be available. 4/28  
595 Highway 308, Thibodaux, LA 70301