There are a few different ways to get moving this weekend. You could take an excursion to the country to tour a home unlike any other in Acadiana. You could also sip champagne and shop in Youngsville’s up and coming Sugar Mill Pond Development. Combine cycling and bowling on Saturday afternoon, or discover how to cultivate your own apothecary of native plants at Vermilionville. Also, there’s yoga in an airy café’ on Sunday to help wind you down…and coffee at the espresso bar to wind you up again.
5/16: DWA and Berard Residence Home Tour: Designing Women of Acadiana will tour the Berard Residence in St. Martinville for this month’s home tour this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Tis incredibly unique home’s design put experience before cosmetic concerns, and utilities are displayed and integrated in their raw form. The home is also eight feet above ground to avoid flooding.
5/18: Bubbles & Brunch, an outdoor brunch experience: Social Entertainiment will bring a bubbly shopping experience to the Sugar Mill pond development this Saturday for Bubbles and Brunch! From 11 a.m-4 p.m., partake in unlimited complimentary champagne and rose’ samples from Southern Glazers. Tony Chachere’s will provide a full Bloody Mary Bar, cash bar for brunch cocktails and unlimited brunch hors d’oeuvres. Sugar Mill Pond shops will be open for business as well as pop-up shops unique to Bubbles & Brunch. Adult lawn games and a Socialight Selfie Station will be on site. DJ Digital will provide the soundtrack, and Sugar Jam will serve as the official after-party at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $20 each at socialentertainment.com.
5/18: Bike and Bowl: Rock’N’Bowl will host CycleBar this Saturday from 1:30-4 p.m. for a CycleBar class, bowling and more! Each $40 ticket will include one of the three 30-minute classes, bowling and unlimited food, beer and wine. Those who don’t wish to cycle are welcome to bowl. Children are welcome for $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Lafayettela.cyclebar.com.
5/18: Healing Traditions in Acadiana: Vermilionville’s quarterly lecture series on medicinal native plants continues with this Saturday’s presentation from retired clinical chemist, advanced master gardener, and co-chair of the Medicinal Demonstration Garden at Vermilionville, Dr. MaryAnn Armbruster. Armbruster will inform attendees about the local plants traditionally used in Louisiana medicine, how they were prepared for treatment and modern scientific assessments of these treatments and plants. The lecture begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m.
5/19: Morning Yoga and Coffee: The recently reopened Carpe Diem! Gelato and Espresso Bar will host a donation-based yoga class this Sunday at 8 a.m.! Mary Payne of Yoga with Payne will conduct the class. All levels of experience are welcome to participate. Some mats and blocks will be available. Once class ends at 9, attendees are invited to stay for coffee. Carpe also has a book exchange, and attendees may take or donate books from the café’.