An exceptionally productive weekend awaits Acadiana. Kick it off with a vision board workshop to map out your momentum! Follow that by planting trees in one of Acadiana’s favorite parks for nature enthusiasts. Sing some songs that evening to benefit local cultural and economic growth, then get up to network (and get your brows done). Top it off with the first Black History Month celebration of the season, and your weekend will be fun-filled and proactive.

1/17: 2020 Vision Board Workshop: What do you want to do with the first year of the new decade? Melissa Bowen, LPC-S, CDWF is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor, and a facilitator of the Certified Daring Way In Acadiana. The program encourages learning how to live a wholehearted life and develop shame resilience with authenticity, vulnerability and worthiness. Get some clarity by investing three hours of your time at Downtown Workshop starting at 9 a.m. to set it down and get to achieving.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

1/18: Louisiana Arbor Day Party: Connect Acadiana and Acadiana Park will celebrate Arbor Day, the holiday that observes and encourages tree plantation and growth, this Saturday by, well, planting trees. From 9 a.m.-11 a.m., volunteers of all ages are welcome to bring a shovel or pitchfork and a pair of gloves to get dirty for the environment. Don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottles!

1/18: Showtunes Singalong: Envision da Berry and A Spot for Tea in New Iberia invite musical enthusiasts, shower Broadway singers, and showtune fans for a unique, free Saturday night outing! Donations collected will go toward Envision da Berry, which supports local creative and artistic activities in the community and opens dialogue on ways to improve the cultural and economic impact of Iberia Parish. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. at A Spot for Tea.

1/19: Rise & Grind: The Lafayette iteration of Rise & Grind will arrive at Reve Coffee Roasters this Sunday morning for aspiring businesswomen! Rise & Grind is a new initiative dedicated to supporting women in their pursuit of making positive contributions to society – and themselves. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., get your headshot taken to update that old LinkedIn profile. Visit the brow bar to frame your face in the most flattering way. And network, network, network. Reve will supply the coffee.

1/19-1/20: Black History Month – Paint the Y in Lafayette: In Parc Sans Souci, located in downtown Lafayette, the Y in Lafayette is painted to reflect the season and/or culture for one month. This Sunday, students from the Philadelphia Christian Academy, the Clearport Learning Center and Vermilionville Folk Arts Teen Advisory Council have created a mural for Black History Month! Help update the Y by priming on Sunday at 2 p.m., and paint on Monday at 8 a.m.