Spring April 1 - June 30

Edited by HILLARY GOLDEN Northern LOUISIANA April 1-7. Art Competition, Bry Art Gallery, Monroe, (318) 342-1382. April 1-30. St. Francisville Artists Exhibit, Schepis Museum, Columbia, (318) 649-9931. April 2. Bead Workshop, Poverty Point State Historic Park, Epps, (888) 926-5492. April 4. Blue’s Clues Live, Monroe Civic Center Arena, Monroe, (318) 329-2338. April 8-9. Ballet Under the Stars, Kiroli Park, West Monroe, (318) 388-3011. April 9. Community Fair Day, Pecanland Mall, Monroe, (318) 322-4635. April 9. Birds, Birds, Birds, Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps, (888) 926-5492. April 10. Mud Racing, Motor Sports City Track, Monroe, (318) 366-7320 or (318) 366-4138. April 11-28. Art Competition, Bry Art Gallery, Monroe, (318) 342-1382. April 15-17. Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days Flea Market, Hwy. 9 South, Arcadia, (318) 263-2437. April 15-24. Holiday in Dixie Festival, Festival Plaza, Shreveport, (318) 865-5555. April 16. Music on Main Street, Courthouse Square, Bastrop, (318) 281-3794. April 16. Night Hike, Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps, (888) 926-5492. April 16. Lincoln Opry, Lincoln Hall, Ruston, (318) 255-2031. April 22-23. Corney Creek Festival, Main Street, Bernice, (318) 285-9071. April 23. Blend of the Lake, Davis Lane, Columbia, (318) 649-9931. April 23. American Rose Center Spring Bloom Celebration, American Rose Center, Shreveport, (318) 938-5402. April 28. Club NOGGIN, Pecanland Mall, Monroe, (318) 322-4635. April 29. Wild Friday – “Creating a Backyard Habitat,” Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, (318) 387-1114. April 29. Relay for Life, Oak Grove High School, Oak Grove, (318) 428-2992. April 29-May 1. Artbreak 2005, Expo Hall, Shreveport, (318) 673-6500. April 30. Mash Bash, Monroe Air Center, Monroe, (318) 323-5141. May 1-15. Amazing Feats of Aging, Children’s Museum, Monroe, (318) 361-9611. May 1-31. Artist of the Month, Ouachita River Art Gallery, West Monroe, (318) 322-2380. May 1-June 30. Dorothy Williams exhibit, Schepis Museum, Columbia, (318) 649-9931. May 1, 15. Mud Racing Festival, Motor Sports City Track, Monroe, (318) 366-7320 or (318) 366-4138. May 1. Taste of Spring Open House, Antique Alley, West Monroe, (318) 325-0103. May 1. Blend of the Bayou, Monroe, (318) 396-9520. May 6-7. Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, Festival Plaza, Shreveport, (318) 746-7256. May 6-8, 13-15. “Lend Me a Tenor,” Rose Theatre, Bastrop, (318) 283-0120. May 7. Molasses Creek, Kiroli Park, West Monroe, (888) 338-1501. May 7. Gusher Days Festival, downtown, Oil City, (318) 995-6243. May 13-14. Jazz and Gumbo Festival, Festival Plaza, Shreveport, (318) 226-4552. May 13-14. Mayhaw Festival, Main Street, Marion, (318) 292-4715. May 13-15. Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days Flea Market, Hwy. 9 South, Arcadia, (318) 263-2437. May 14. Poke Salad Festival, Blanchard, (318) 929-3219. May 14. International Migratory Bird Day, Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, (318) 387-1114. May 14. Bead Workshop, Poverty Point State Historic Site, Epps, (888) 926-5492. May 14-15. 14th annual Ronald McDonald House Big Bass Fishing Tournament, Lazarre Point, West Monroe, (318) 387-7933. May 21. Bert Jones Sporting Clays Invitational, Wild Wings Shooting Reserve, Downsville, (318) 325-4634. May 21. Night Hike, Poverty Point Historic Site, Epps, (888) 926-5492. May 21. Riverboat Festival, downtown Columbia, Columbia, (318) 649-0726. May 21. Music on Main Street, Courthouse Square, Bastrop, (318) 281-3794. May 21. Benton on the Square, Old Courthouse Square, Benton, (318) 965-0798. May 27. Wild Friday – “From the Possum’s Pouch,” Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, (318) 322-2380. June 1-30. Dorothy Williams exhibit, Schepis Museum, Columbia, (318) 649-9931. June 3-4. Boomtown Days Festival, Town Square, Rodessa, (318) 223-4211. June 4. Marengo Swamp Ride, Boeuf River Wildlife Management Area, Herbert, (318) 728-2300. June 4. Richland Parish Mudbug Festival, Motor Sports City Track, Monroe, (318) 366-7320. June 4-6. Louisiana State Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Championship, Winnsboro Gun Club, Winnsboro, (318) 435-9081. June 9-Oct. 2. Southern Living Idea House, Squire Creek Country Club subdivision, Ruston, (318) 255-2031. June 10-12. Black-eyed Pea Festival, Bossier City, (318) 742-0900. June 14. Miss Louisiana Day at Pecanland Mall, Pecanland Mall, Monroe, (318) 322-4635. June 16-18. Miss Louisiana Pageant, Monroe Civic Center Auditorium, Monroe, (318) 387-1651. June 17-19. Let The Good Times Roll Festival, Festival Plaza, Shreveport, (318) 465-0859. June 23-26. Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival, downtown Ruston, Ruston, (318) 255-2031. June 24. Wild Friday – “Butterfly and Wildflower Safari,” Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, (318) 387-1114. June 25-26. Annual Sunflower Trail and Festival, Gilliam, (318) 296-4393. Central LOUISIANA Through April 15. Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Weathersby Fine Arts Gallery, Pineville, (318) 487-7435. Through May 21. Attack of the Red Planet Samurai, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, (318) 443-3458. April 1-30. Costumes of the 1800s: Empire to Victorian, Kent Plantation House, Alexandria, (318) 487-5998. April 1-June 30. Louisiana History – Past and Present, Louisiana History Museum, Alexandria, (318) 487-8556. April 2. Bayou Bull-Riding Classic, Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria, (800) 551-9546. April 2. Annual Jazz/R&B Festival, downtown Natchitoches, Natchitoches, (800) 259-1714. April 12. Patrice Fisher and Arpa Concert, Black Box Theatre, Alexandria, (318) 767-2600. April 12. Chorale Spring Concert, Guinn Auditorium, Pineville, (318) 487-7336. April 15. Exhibit Opening Reception, River Oaks Arts Center, Alexandria, (318) 473-2670. April 16. Sunshine Festival and Antique Show, Downtown Jonesboro, Jonesboro, (318) 259-4249. April 22-24. Atchafalaya River Festival, Yellow Bayou Civil War Park, Simmesport, (800) 833-4195. April 27-May 1. Student-Directed One Acts, Martin Performing Arts Center, Pineville, (318) 487-7594. April 29. “Relay for Life,” Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, DeRidder, (337) 463-3638. April 30. March of Dimes Walk America, downtown Amphitheater, Alexandria, (318) 448-8294. May 6. American Heart Association Golf Tournament, Oak Wing Golf Club, Alexandria, (318) 561-0260. May 6-7. RiverFest Heritage and Arts on the Red, downtown Alexandria, Alexandria, (318) 484-4468. May 7. Bee Gum Festival, Stonewall Community Park, Stonewall, (318) 925-5055. May 12. Cochon de Lait Festival, Cochon de Lait Pavilion, Mansura, (800) 833-4195. May 13. River City Festival, Logansport City Park, Logansport, (318) 697-5498. May 20-22. Tunica Biloxi Pow-Wow, Tunica Biloxi Reservation, Marksville, (800) 946-1946, Ext. 2034. May 28. “Mud Bug Rally,” American Legion, DeRidder, (337) 463-8301. June 3-25. Annual Exhibition of Central Louisiana Photographs, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, (318) 443-3458. June 3-July 30. Biblical Art and Private Devotion, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, (318) 443-3458. June 4-5. Summer Spectacular Arts and Crafts Show, Rapides Coliseum Expo Hall, Alexandria, (318) 765-3291. June 9-12, 15-19. New Play Festival, Kress Theatre, Alexandria, (318) 308-5979. June 10-12. 19th annual Louisiana Corn Festival, Hass Auditorium, Bunkie, (800) 833-4195. June 11-12. Annual Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival, Melrose Plantation, Melrose, (800) 259-1714. June 26-29. Louisiana Women’s Golf Association Ladies State Amateur Tournament, Oak Wing Golf Course, Alexandria, (318) 561-0260. Cajun Country Through April 3. Cycle Zydeco Bike Tour, Lafayette, (337) 232-3737. Through April 20. Fried Fish, Lafayette Art Association Gallery, Lafayette, (337) 269-0363. Through April 20. Deborah Butterfield Exhibition, Paul and LuLu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, (337) 482-2278. Through April 30. Lee Littlefield Sculpture, Paul and LuLu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, (337) 482-2278. April 1-23. “Rhythm and Roots: Photography Art by Rick Olivier and Terri Fensel,” Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, (337) 942-4991 April 1-30. “Pioneers in the Louisiana Offshore Oil and Gas Industry,” Southdown Plantation, Houma, (985) 851-0154. April 1. Mark Nizer, Master Juggler, Bulber Auditorium, Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. April 1-3. Boggy Bayou Festival, Hwy. 1172 – Heritage Road, Pine Prairie, (337) 363-1878. April 1-3. Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, SugArena, New Iberia, (337) 365-7539. April 2. Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival, Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. April 2-3. Pyromania 2005, Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, (337) 269-0363. April 2-3. Festival des Fleurs de Louisiane, Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, (337) 482-5339. April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Rendez-Vous des Cajuns Live Radio and TV Show, Liberty Theater, Eunice, (337) 457-7389. April 3. Imani Winds, Bulber Auditorium, Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. April 3-9. “School Art Show,” Downtown Art Gallery, Houma, (985) 851-2198. April 3-May 28. “Every Wednesday Morning: Memories,” Southdown Plantation House, Houma, (985) 851-0154. April 5. A Festival of the Arts and Humanities, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, (985) 448-4273. April 5. Theatre League of Louisiana presents: Crazy for You, Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette, (337) 291-5555. April 7. Wayfaring Strangers, Angelle Hall, Lafayette, (337) 233-7060. April 7. LSUE Performing Arts Series presents a Shakespeare Short, “Romeo and Juliet,” LSUE Campus, Eunice, (337) 457-1510. April 8. Wayfaring Strangers, Bulber Auditorium, Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. April 8-10. Westlake Family Fun and Food Festival, St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Westlake, (800) 456-7952. April 8-10. Creole Festival, City Park, Jeanerette, (337) 229-4254. April 9. Village Collage-Palmetto Arts Festival, Palmetto Town Hall, Palmetto, (337) 623-4426. April 9. Second Saturday ArtWalk, downtown Lafayette, Lafayette, (337) 291-5566. April 9. Bayou Lafourche Civil War Battlefield Tour, Bayou Lafourche, Thibodaux, (985) 448-4444. April 9. Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presents: “Northern Lights,” Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette, (337) 232-4277. April 10. Horse Show, Houma Airbase Arena, Houma, (985) 594-5656. April 10. Cajun French Music Association-Acadiana Charter Chapter’s Annual Music Festival, Northwest Community Center Pavilion, Eunice, (337) 457-6534. April 10. PASA Series: “Tap City,” Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette, (337) 291-5555. April 10-16. Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week, Chicot State Park, Ville Platte, (337) 234-8360. April 13. Tamizey Drum and Dance Co., Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, (337) 233-7060. April 14-16. SW Louisiana Migration Sensation Bird Festival, Lake Arthur, (337) 774-3453. April 15. SLECA’s 67th Annual Membership Meeting, Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma, (985) 876-6880. April 16. Mass of the Children, University United Methodist Church, Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. April 16. Cut Off Youth Center Crackling Cook-Off, Cut Off Youth Center, Cut Off, (985) 632-7616. April 16. International Cajun Joke-Telling Contest, Yambilee Building, Opelousas, (337) 942-5666. April 16. Chackbay Rock-n-Roll Music Festival, Chackbay Fair Grounds, Chackbay, (985) 633-7789. April 16. The Haven Gala, Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma, (985) 872-0757. April 16-17. Fifth annual Crawfish Boat Festival, Gene Prudhomme Park, Lawtell, (337) 543-7903. April 17. Southdown Jazz Brunch, Southdown Plantation House, Houma, (985) 851-0154. April 17. Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet, St. Joseph’s Church, Chauvin, (985) 594-5859. April 17. Paragram Ragtime Orchestra, McNeese State University Bulber Auditorium, Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. April 17-May 1. “Spring Art Show,” Downtown Art Gallery, Houma, (985) 851-2198. April 20-23. Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors Convention, Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma, (985) 868-1050. April 20-24. Festival International de Louisiane, downtown Lafayette, (337) 232-8086. April 21-May 1. “Butterscotch,” Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne, Houma, (985) 876-4278. April 22. Family Fun Festival, Larose Civic Center, Larose, (985) 693-7355. April 22-23. Louisiana Forest Festival, Winn Parish Fair Grounds, Winnfield, (318) 628-5928. April 22-24. Grand Bois Cajun/Swamp Pop Music Festival, Grand Bois Park, Houma, (985) 594-7410. April 22-24. 20th annual Etouffee Festival, Little Flower School Grounds, Arnaudville, (337) 754-5912. April 23. Sixth annual Ladybug Ball, Southdown Plantation House, Houma, (985) 851-3999. April 24. Holy Family Boat Blessing, Holy Name Church, Dulac, (985) 563-2325. April 26. Contraband Days Pirate Festival, Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. April 27. CCA Banquet, Southland Mall, Houma, (985) 879-3528. April 28. Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair, Fair Grounds, Thibodaux, (985) 446-FAIR. April 29-May 1. Orchid Show and Plant Sale, Southland Mall, Houma, (985) 851-0193. April 30. A Garden Affair, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Washington, (337) 826-5049. May 6-8. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge, (337) 332-6655. May 6-Aug. 27. “Off to the Races!” Equi-paintings by Marian Bingham, Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, (337) 942-4991. May 7. Ninth annual Celebration of Herbs and Gardens, Festival Grounds, Sunset, (337) 662-3542. May 7. “Late Nite Catechism II” A Broadway Series, Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma, (985) 850-4657. May 8. Horse Show, Houma Airbase Arena, Houma, (985) 594-5656. May 13. Downtown at Sundown Concert Series, downtown Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. May 13-15. Eighth annual Parade of Rods, Ramada Inn, Houma, (985) 532-2777. May 19-21. Starks Mayhaw Festival, Starks Mayhaw Festival Grounds, Starks, (800) 456-7952. May 20-22. Cankton Wagon Festival and Trail Ride, Cankton City Park, Cankton, (337) 896-5509. May 21-Sept. 3. Darrell Pottorf exhibit, Paul and LuLu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, (337) 482-2278. May 21-Sept. 3. Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios, Paul and LuLu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, (337) 482-2278. May 21-Sept. 3. Christopher Rauschenberg exhibit, Paul and LuLu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, (337) 482-2278. May 26-June 5. Cajun Heartland State Fair, Cajundome, Lafayette, (337) 265-2100. May 28. Cody Antill Memorial Bull Bash, Houma Airbase Arena, Houma, (985) 594-5656. June 3. Gheens Bon Mange Festival, Gheens Community Center, Gheens, (985) 532-6755. June 4. Family Fishing Festival, Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, Bell City, (800) 456-7952. June 4, 11, 18, 25. Rendez-Vous des Cajuns Live Radio and TV Show, Liberty Theater, Eunice, (337) 457-7389. June 9-12, 16-19, 23-25. “Seussical the Musical,” Opelousas Little Theatre, Opelousas, (337) 948-4367. June 11. Calcasieu Kennel Club All-Breed Obedience and Dog Show, Burton Coliseum, (800) 456-7952. June 17-19. Juneteenth Festival, Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, (800) 456-7952. June 18. Ninth annual Jody André Memorial Run/Walk, Jim Bowie Park, Houma, (985) 879-2273. June 18. City of Rayne Father’s Day Fishing Derby, Maison de Memoire Bed and Breakfast Grounds, Rayne, (337) 334-8347. June 25. Take A Kid Fishing Rodeo, Cut Off Youth Center, Cut Off, (985) 632-7616. Baton Rouge AND PLANTATION COUNTRY Through May 1. Ed Young: The Child in Me, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272, Ext. 125. Through May 1. Susan Read Cronin: Fables, Foibles and Fairy Tales, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272, Ext. 125. Through June 26. Graphics by 20th-century Masters from the Cochran Collection, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272, Ext. 125. Through July 31. “The Search for Life: Are We Alone?,” Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272, Ext. 125. Through Aug. 31. “Coral Reef Adventure,” Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272 ext. 125. April 1-3. 41st Jackson Assembly Antiques Festival and Tour, Jackson, (225) 634-5619. April 1-3. Audubon Country BirdFest, Parker Park, St. Francisville, (225) 721-0476. April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30. Flea Market, 15545 Airline Hwy., Prairieville, (225) 673-2682. April 2. Swamp Celt’s Festival and Games, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, (225) 928-3080. April 9. Market Day, City Hall, New Roads, (225) 638-3500. April 10. Ascension Catholic School “Rue De La Roux” Fair, Lemann Memorial Donaldsonville Community Center, Donaldsonville, (225) 473-9227. April 16. Spring Bird Walk, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. April 16. Girls Day Program, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. April 16-17. Angola Rodeo and Craft Show, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, (225) 655-2607. April 23. Hands-on History Days, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. April 23. Spring Horticultural Seminar, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. April 25. Louisiana Triathlon, New Roads, (225) 296-7490. April 30. Beginner’s Backporch Birding, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. May 1. Rosedown Anniversary, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. May 6. Ghost Tour, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29. Flea Market, 15542 Airline Hwy., Prairieville, (225) 673-2682. May 7. Familiar Herbs, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. May 7. Eighth Biggest Bench on False River, Satterfield River Walk, New Roads, (225) 638-9922. May 7. May Day Dance Festival, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. May 14. Market Day, City Hall, New Roads, (225) 638-3500. May 14. 19th-century toys, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. May 14. Summer Horticultural Seminar, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. May 26-29. Jambalaya Festival, Jambalaya Park, Gonzales, (225) 647-2937. May 28. Lucretia’s Medicine, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. May 29. Tombstone Rendering, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. May 29. Annal Blessing of the Boats, Morrison Parkway, New Roads, (225) 638-8626. June 3. Ghost Tour, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. June 4. Tour of Oakley Grounds, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26. Flea Market, 15545 Airline Hwy., Prairieville, (225) 673-2682. June 10-12. The Day the War Stopped, Downtown, St. Francisville, (225) 635-3873. June 11. Market Day, City Hall, New Roads, (225) 638-3500. June 11. 19th-century Clothing Fashion Show, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. June 17. Ghost Tour, Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, (888) 376-1867. June 18. Preserving Summer’s Harvest, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. June 22. Kid’s Art in Our Park, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. June 24. Fordoche Community Fair, Fordoche, (225) 637-3112. June 25. Uses of Corn in the 19th Century, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, (888) 677-2838. GREATER New Orleans Through April 3. Louisiana Crawfish Festival, Frederick H. Sigur Civic Center, Chalmette, (504) 271-0228. April 1. SweetArts Ball, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, (504) 528-3805. April 1-2. Smoking Blues and BBQ Challenge, downtown Hammond, (985) 549-0712. April 2. Spring Garden Tour, Covington Gardens Partnership, Covington, (985) 867-3652. April 3. Pooch Parade, SPCA, Covington, (985) 892-7387. April 4, 6. Citizen Forestry Class, Covington Gardens Partnership, Covington, (985) 867-3652. April 8-10. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, Memorial Park and downtown Ponchatoula, Ponchatoula, (800) 917-7045. April 8-10. French Quarter Festival, French Quarter, New Orleans, (504) 522-5730. April 9. Art at the Park, Bogue Falaya Park, Covington, (985) 892-1873. April 9. Gallery Openings, downtown Covington, Covington, (985) 892-1873. April 11, 13. Citizen Forestry Class, Covington Gardens Partnership, Covington, (985) 867-3652. April 15. Landing Concert, Columbia Street, Covington, (985) 892-1873. April 15-17. LIHA Spring Pow-Wow, Hidden Oaks Campground, Hammond, (985) 345-9244. April 16. Starry Safari “Under the Stars with the Animals,” Global Wildlife Center, Folsom, (985) 796-3585, Ext. 13. April 16. Space Day, Audubon Nature Center, New Orleans, (504) 861-2537. April 16-June 19. “HairStories” and “Women of the World,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, (504) 528-3805. April 22-24. Independence Italian Festival, near Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church and school, Independence, (985) 878-8852. April 22-May 1. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Race Couse, New Orleans, (800) 488-5252 or (504) 522-4786. April 23. “Art in April” Art and Garden Festival, Sidney Torres Park, Chalmette, (504) 278-4242. April 29. Block Party, Columbia Street, Covington, (985) 892-1873. April 29. Lou Rawls, SLU/Columbia Theater, Hammond, (985) 543-4366. April 29-May 1. Tomato Festival, Our Lady of Prompt Succor school grounds, Chalmette, (504) 279-7787. April 30. Herp Fest, Audubon Nature Center, New Orleans, (504) 861-2537. May 8. Mother’s Day at the Zoo, Audubon Nature Center, New Orleans, (504) 861-2537. May 14. Asian Pacific American Society Heritage Festival, Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, (504) 861-2537. May 14. Gallery openings, downtown Covington, Covington, (985) 892-1873. May 14. “Cajun Fais Do Do 2005,” Fleur de Lis Building on Sixth Street, Ponchatoula, (985) 542-6866. May 20. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbia Theater for Performing Arts, Hammond, (985) 543-4366. May 20. Landing Concert, Columbia Street, Covington, (985) 892-1873. May 27. Block Party, Columbia Street, Covington, (985) 892-1873. May 28-29. Memorial Day Gateway, downtown Ponchatoula – Antique City, Ponchatoula, (985) 386-2533. May 28. Sixth annual Swamp Pop Musical Festival, Hidden Oaks Campground, Hammond, (985) 345-9244. May 28. Louisiana/Texas Crawfish Festival, West Calcasieu Community Center, Sulphur, (800) 456-7952. May 28. Antiques Appraisal Fair, Ponchatoula County Market on Railroad Avenue, Ponchatoula, (985) 386-2533. June 4. Best of Broadway – Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, SLU/Columbia Theater, Hammond, (985) 543-4366. June 9-12. Louisiana Junior Brahman Association Show, Florida Parishes Area – Highway 51, Amite, (985) 748-5914. June 11. Gallery openings, downtown Covington, Covington, (985) 892-1873. June 14-17. Juneteenth Celebration, Zemurray Park, Hammond, (985) 542-5300. June 17. Landing Concert, Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873. June 17-19. Cajun Classic Team Penning Show, Florida Parishes Arena, Amite, (985) 748-5914. June 18. Soul Fest, Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, (504) 861-2537. June 18-19. Father’s Day Weekend Sale, downtown Ponchatoula, Ponchatoula, (985) 386-2533. June 19. New Orleans Bike Race, Covington, (985) 630-8463.

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