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November begins with the written word 

unnamedParticipate in Festival of Words presentations and workshops FridaySaturday, and then wander over to the NUNU collective 3 p.m. Sunday for a first-time reading by poet Tanner Menard

“Leave-No-Trace” Potluck/Folk Jam

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Looking for something to do this Saturday (Nov. 5) evening? Meet locals, visiting national and international tourism volunteers and help introduce the practice of a “Leave-No-Trace” Potluck – 6-9 p.m. at La Poste, 153 Fuselier Street, Arnaudville.

Following the meal, an open Folk Jam takes place merging Cajun, bluegrass and folk. Please bring a covered dish for the table and your own flatware, plate and napkin for dining. The idea is to create no paper or plastic waste and no need to wash dishes on site by taking home to wash later.

Conscious Living is positively positive

unnamed-5On Saturday, Nov. 12, Village des Arts et Eco Parc welcomes the public to a day of “Conscious Living” exploration at the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective facility where practitioners and experts in the areas of healing arts will demonstrate and perform.

This is a free event, family friendly and includes participatory and experiential opportunities. The goal is to share new ways of connection to self, to community and to nature.Activities include:

  • Educational demonstrations on healthy foods, environmental sustainability and healing modalities;
  • One-on-one sessions with healing practitioners;
  • Musical performances;
  • Participatory and experiential sessions that encourage awareness of mind, body and spirit, such as drum circles, creative movement, qi gong and yoga;
  • Conscious Living Quiz with prizes;
  • Raffle of local painters’ artworks; and
  • Conscious Living Graffiti Wall.

Bring a lawn chair and stay for the day. No ALCOHOL. No ice chests. Food and drink available for purchase.

Village des Arts et Eco Parc is an in-house partner of NUNU Arts and Culture Collective. This event is produced with the assistance of healingelement4.com.

Deux Bayous Gallery Exhibits

unnamed-6Exhibiting this month are gallery artists Janelle Hebert and Carole Lancon with latest works in paintings and textiles. Meet Hebert’s latest muse – Brunhilde the Destroyer. Not just a chicken, but a creature of attitude and inspiration in a full color package.

Brunhilde leads the march in a series of newly painted works that are created in the styles of artists that have inspired Hebert to become the artist that she is today: Picasso, Warhol, Matisse, Lichtenstein, Banksy, Keith Haring, Van Gogh, and Peter Max!

unnamed-7Sharing the stage will also be Hebert’s Cowbelles, those colorful beauties of field and farm.

Lancon, who is a painter, quilter and former educator, brings us mixed media works that give one the feel of textiles. It is titled “Woven Memories.”

Using tempera on paper, she has taken an original 24-by-72-inch painting that represented prior life events and after cutting and weaving strips of that work into these new pieces, now offers forth a different story. “All the good & bad has been reborn as  a metaphor of my life’s journey,” she states.

The Deux Bayous Gallery is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., ThursdaySunday at the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective.

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Website features NUNU collective 

November Events

Participants under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Weekly
 

Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m., Le Village Gaulois is the most entertaining way to brush up on your French through Gaulish tales & culture, classics of French cuisine and natural arts & crafts workshops. Every three months, the “Indomitable Gauls” suit up in their best Gaulish warrior, craftsman, farmer, bard or druidic costume to gauloisement party for “Les Nuits Gauloises“. Classes are conducted by Candide Wyble. All levels of French are welcome. $5 donation per class.

Thursdays6-7 p.m., (begins Nov. 10) Yoga practice led by Arnaudville native Christy Broussard Farnsworth. Bring along a mat and feel the benefits of Hatha and Hatha Flow. Cost is $13 per class or $50 per five classes.

Fridays10 a.m.-noon, Les Coudre Points, needlework “en français.”Quilting, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, needlepoint. Further individual work or join in group quilting project, socialize and share knowledge. Rejoignez-nous. For more information call Loretta Bourque at 337-754-7115.

Saturdays3-6 p.m., Bayou Teche Brewing presents Live Music at the brewery, 1106 Bushville Hwy., Arnaudville. Visit bayoutechebrewing for listing of performers.

Monthly

 

First Friday9:30-10:30 a.m., Nov. 4, Demitasse short story club. Group continues readings from the collection, “The Short Story in Louisiana, 1880-1900.” Join us for coffee/tea and exchange. Book can be purchased at Bouki Books, NUNU Arts and Culture Collective’s in-house store of works by Louisiana and French writers. For more information call Jacqui Cochran at 337-484-9190.

 

First Sunday1-3 p.m., Nov. 6, Tom’s Fiddle & Bow, JAMbalaya Acoustic Music Jam, 204 Fuselier Street, Arnaudville. Bring a dish. Bring an instrument. Visit tomsfiddleandbow for more information.


Second Saturday
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 12, Louisiana Marketplaces Outdoor Sale and Farmers’ Market, Interstate 10, Henderson/Cecilia exit (115), next to Landry’s restaurant. Visit marketshops for more information.

Third Friday7 p.m., Nov. 18, Potluck social. À la bonne franquette. Monthly Potluck gathering. Meet gallery artists. Cost is contribution to communal dinner. Non-alcohol refreshments available for purchase. Dining begins 7:30 p.m. Traditional Cajun music performed by the Potluck Band.
Third Sunday -3-4 p.m., Nov. 20, Drum Circle, ages 10+. Join in the creation of sound through improvisation and exploration. Some percussion instruments provided. For more information contact Clare Hernandez at 337-593-0166.

Last Saturday9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 26, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics and group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience. All levels of French proficiency welcomed. Here, “All French is Good French.”


Last Sunday
3-5 p.m, Nov. 27, La Table Jeunesse. An afternoon of games, activities and socializing for area students of French language. Whether immersion or second language, opportunity to meet with others once a month and practice your language skills. Ages: 7-17. Adult must accompany. All levels of French proficiency welcomed.

Last Wednesday7-9 p.m., Nov. 30, Festival of Words Music and Open Mic, Chicory’s Coffee & Cafe, 219 E Martin Luther King Dr, Grand Coteau.

 

NUNU closed Thanksgiving Day   

Ici on parle français” inventory
Arnaudville Town Hall joins the Arnaudville inventory of French speakers with participation by Town Clerk Dolores Quebedeaux. As a governmental business the town provides water and natural gas services and infrastructure support for its residents.

The “Ici on parle français” inventory is an ongoing business-arts-culture partnership that utilizes video clips as a means to identify French language speakers at area businesses.

Watch clips of additional Arnaudville locations where French is :
– Jackie Duplechein at Thriftyway Pharmacy Thriftyway
– Candide and Huey Wyble at Wyble’s Sno Balls Wybles
– Gerald Mistrot and Megan Robin Turner at Russell’s Food Center Russell’s
– Robert Lanclos, Michael Pierce and Janelle LeBlanc at Gulf South Hardware GulfSouth

 

3rd Annual Al Berard Music Fest
The Al Berard Music Festival takes place noon- 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective. This fundraising event benefits the Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA). Funds are used to support  Acadiana’s unique musical culture by providing instruments, master teachers, and music scholarships to students of all ages; and community based organizations that support the French Louisiana culture.  The fund honors the late Al Berard, who was a mentor for music lovers everywhere. Fore more information visit: alberard.com
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