November Goings On

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Local events in November are listed below.



TOUR BAYOU LAFOURCHE

through December

Cast off from Thibodaux and take a journey to one of two historic plantation homes adjacent to Bayou Lafourche. On the way, learn about the waterway’s storied history and evolving biology. On Mondays and Fridays (from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), the 20-passenger aluminum boat travels to Madewood Plantation in Napoleonville; on Wednesdays, the trip ends at the E.D. White Plantation Home. Madewood tickets cost $28.25, which includes lunch. E.D. White trips cost $5. Reservations are required.


Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux. (985) 448-1375.

DOWNTOWN ON THE BAYOU

Nov. 1 FREE



For the event, formerly known as Live After Five, the headliner band Treater take the stage at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair.

5:30-10 p.m. Courthouse Square, 7856 W. Main St., Houma. (985) 873-6408.

JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK RUMMAGE SALE



Nov. 2 FREE

Items ranging from clothes to household goods are available at this rummage sale and annual fundraiser for MAX Charter School.

7-11 a.m. MAX Charter School parking lot, Nicholls State University, 100 Afton Drive. (985) 227-9500.



SOUTHDOWN MARKETPLACE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Nov. 2

More than 300 vendors exhibit and sell handmade arts and crafts. Cajun cuisine, tours, music and other activities are also provided. “Kids’ Marketplace on ‘da Bayou,” a tent featuring children’s activities, arts, crafts and games, also returns. Admission is $5.



8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Southdown Plantation House, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. (985) 851-0154.

GOLDEN AGE CLUB CRAFT SHOW

Nov. 2 FREE



Handmade dolls, Christmas items, plants and jewelry are among the items offered at the bazaar. Both space rentals are $20.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Franklin Recreation Center, 500 Shine Forquier Drive. email: mawpat@cox.net.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP



Nov. 2

Rhonda Dennis, the St. Mary Parish author of the Green Bayou Novels series, leads the workshop. “Vengeance,” Dennis’ last book in her south Louisiana-set series, is released Nov. 9.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shadowlawn Plantation, 906 Main St., Franklin (337) 828-4654.



AMBROSIA’S DOWNTOWN POKER STRUT

Nov. 2

Participants draw six cards from five Thibodaux locations, with the holder of the best poker hands awarded prizes at the end of the event. Registration is $25. An auction to benefit Thibodaux Main Street Inc. is also scheduled.



4-9 p.m. Downtown Thibodaux. Email: LindaVerzwyvelt@charter.net.

TECHELAND ARTS COUNCIL FUNDRAISER

Nov. 2



The event includes live music, a silent auction and a cash bar. Edna Delhay, Alfreda Laws, David Butler and other “Saints of St. Mary” parish are honored. Attire is dressy casual. Tickets are $62.50.

6 p.m. The Lamp Post, 710 First St., Franklin. (337) 907-6412.

SAVOR THE FLAVOR



Nov. 2

Area chefs compete for the title, “Best Chef of Savor the Flavor Cook Off 2013,” during the inaugural event, a fundraiser for the Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum. Guests are permitted to sample food and vote on the best dishes. Tickets are $20 and include wine, soft drinks, water and dessert.

6:30-9 p.m. American Legion Post 83, 921 Veterans St., Lockport. (985) 532-3907.



TASTE OF THIBODAUX

Nov. 2

The Genevieve of Paris Knights of Columbus Council 13397’s annual fundraiser culls about 12 teams or individuals of amateur cooks prepare their “winning” dish. Guests are able to sample each of the meals, then cast their vote for their favorite. Beer, wine and dessert are served, Justin Rodrigue performs live music and silent and live auctions are held. Tickets are $25 per person, with proceeds going toward the council’s charitable efforts.



6:30 p.m. St. Genevieve Catholic Church Family Center, 815 Barbier Ave. (985) 446-5571.

OLD FRIENDS RV RALLY

Nov. 2-8



Kemper Williams Park, Cotten Road, Patterson. (985) 395-2298.

HORSE SHOW

Nov. 3 FREE



The Terrebonne Livestock Association hosts judged and speed events.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Houma Airbase Arena, 121 Moffet Road, Houma, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (985) 232-5141. www.terrebonne-livestock.org.

AUTUMN CONCERT


Nov. 3 FREE

The Houma-based ecumenical choir Les Amis de la Chanson performs its fall concert, themed “For All the Saints.” Donations are accepted: P.O. Box 4014, Houma, 70361.

7 p.m. Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales, 500 Goode St., Houma. (985) 876-6904.



DUCKS UNLIMITED ANNUAL BANQUET AND OUTDOOR SHOW

Nov. 7

The show features exhibitors, a silent auction and various drawings. Tickets cost $40 for individuals, $60 for couples, $250 for sponsorships, $15 for Green Wings, people 17 and younger. Dinner is served at 7 p.m.



5 p.m. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. (985) 851-3434.

AN EVENING WITH ERIC METAXAS

Nov. 8



Humorist, commentator and New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas discusses the institution of Church and its ability to affect change “in a culture that so desperately needs it.” Metaxas is the author of “7 Men,” “Bonhoeffer Pastor,” “Martyr,” “Prophet,” “Spy,” and “Amazing Grace,” all of which have appeared on the New York Times’ Bestseller List. Tickets are $12 for adults or $6 for students.

7-9 p.m. Living Word Church of Houma, 1916 La. Highway 311, Schriever. (985) 851-6915.

BIG BOY’S MAIN STREET COOK-OFF



Nov. 8

The competitive kickoff to Thibodeauxville features more than 30 teams preparing Louisiana dishes, complemented by live music. Endless sampling is attached to the $5 admission fee.

6-11 p.m. West Third Street, Thibodaux. www.downtownthibodaux.org.



THE GREAT BAYOU TECHE DOG PADDLE

Nov. 9

The eight-mile race along Bayou Teche begins at Parc des Ponts. The event, organized by Tour du Teche, features music in Cecile Rousseau Memorial Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other vendors are attending to provide pet-related services, food and drink. Pets are welcome; alcohol is not. Registration is $25 per paddler.



8:30 a.m. Bayou Teche. www.tourduteche.com.

THIBODEAUXVILLE FALL FESTIVAL

Nov. 9 FREE



The day-long festival returns with arts and crafts, a food court, petting zoo, 5K run, multiple music stages and pony rides. The renowned “Duck Race” atop Bayou Lafourche also returns, and Santa Claus makes an early visit.

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Thibodaux. (985) 446-1187 or www.thibodauxchamber.com.

FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW BAZAAR



Nov. 9

Sponsored by the St. Mary Red Ribbon Committee, the annual fundraiser features roughly 50 vendors exhibiting various arts and crafts. Admission is $2.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patterson Area Civic Center, 116 Cotten Road. (337) 836-9661.



TERREBONNE ARC HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Nov. 9 FREE

Terrebonne Arc’s annual event features products created by the men and women it serves. Sold items include the categories Cajun Confections, Houma Grown, Grand Designs and Bon Terre Enterprises. The bell choir and “TARC Express” provide musical entertainment. Kids are invited to take photographs with Santa Claus and embark on hayrides.



9 a.m. to noon. Terrebonne ARC Restaurant and Gift Shop, No. 1 McCord Road, Houma. (985) 876-4465.

THIBODAUX PSYCHIC EXPO

Nov. 9



The exposition features psychic Dakota Lawrence, aura reading, yoga sessions, massage therapy, reike and more. A gallery reading is scheduled from 2-3 p.m. Lawrence offers private, 30-minute sessions by appointment on Nov. 10.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Serenity Health and Beauty Center, 425 St. Mary St., Thibodaux. (985) 688-0022 or www.serenity-health-center.com.

CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP



Nov. 9

Breaux Bridge photographer Sonny Monteleone leads the workshop. Registration is $125 for a five-hour class, which includes information on camera settings and on-site exercises reviewed by Monteleone. Class size is limited to 15.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Frame Shop, 708 Front St., Morgan City. (985) 385-0730 or (337) 447-4819.



MUSTACHE DASH

Nov. 9

Participants in the 5K run, regardless of gender, are encouraged to wear a mustache and receive a T-shirt and fake mustache kit. Registration is $25, or $10 for a children’s 1-mile fun run. Following the Kids In Motion Playhouse-sponsored races is an event featuring crafts, games, a petting zoo, pony rides and other activities. The event is free, but some activities require tickets. A mustache contest is also scheduled.



2-6 p.m. Mulberry Park, Houma. www.kimsdiscoveryplayhouse.org.

FALLVILLE INDOOR CRAFT SHOW AND SHOW OF WHEEL EXTRAVAGANZA

Nov. 9-10 FREE


The inaugural event features a craft show, music, children’s activities, local food, a 50/50 raffle and a car, truck, jeep and bike show on Sunday.

Evergreen Cajun Center, 4694 W. Main St., Gray. (985) 223-1525.

GOLDEN AGE CLUB CORONATION BALL



Nov. 10

The Golden Age Club of Franklin crowns its 39th Golden Age Queen. The event also features door prizes, a raffle drawing, food, music and fellowship.

3:30-7:30 p.m. Franklin Recreation Center, 500 Shine Forquier Drive. email: mawpat@cox.net



PELICAN RAMBLERS RV RALLY

Nov. 10-14

Kemper Williams Park, Cotten Road, Patterson. (985) 395-2298.



MULBERRY ELEMENTARY’S VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

Nov. 11 FREE

Students at Mulberry Elementary honor veterans with song during the 16th-annual program, which is open to the public.



10 a.m. to noon. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. (985) 508-4657.

ROLLER DERBY INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Nov. 13



Men and women interested in contributing to the Cajun Rollergirls, whether on the rink or off, are invited to an informational meeting ahead of six clinic sessions stretching through January 2014. While only women 18 and older are eligible for derby skater positions, other roles include referees and off-rink positions. Clinic tuition is $45.

6 p.m. Terrebonne Parish Library North Branch, 4130 W. Park Ave., Gray. Email: CRGrecruitment@gmail.com.

OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES



Nov. 15

The Houma Regional Arts Council shows George Lucas’ 1973 coming-of-age film “American Graffiti” at twilight.

Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, 7910 W. Park Ave., Houma. (985) 873-6367 or www.houmaterrebonne.org.



GOOD TIME CAMPERS RV RALLY

Nov. 15-16

Kemper Williams Park, Cotten Road, Patterson. (985) 395-2298.



HEARTS AND SOLES HALF-MARATHON AND 5K

Nov. 16

Food and music complement a 13.1-mile half-marathon. That distance is also open to two-person relay teams, and a 5K walk/run is also scheduled. Half-marathon registration is $60 for individuals or $80 per relay team. 5K registration is $25 per person.



7 a.m. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. (985) 873-4617.

BAYOU BEER FESTIVAL

Nov. 16



Attendees can sample more than 150 craft beer varieties at the inaugural festival. The event is open to all ages, with nonalcoholic beverages available. Pre-sale tickets start at $30.

Noon-4 p.m., Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. (985) 873-9185 or www.bayoubeerfest.com.

COATS FOR KIDS BENEFIT



Nov. 16 FREE

Premier Golf of Louisiana in Houma is accepting new or gently used coats, which will be distributed to needy people in the community. They can be dropped off any day in November. At the Nov. 16 event, activities for kids include face painting and meeting Disney characters. Fire trucks are on hand, and live music is performed.

Noon to 4 p.m. Premier Golf, 500 Corporate Drive East, Houma. (985) 262-1837.



KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FAIS DO-DO

Oct. 19

Join the Fourth-Degree Knights of Columbus in Dulac for French, country and Cajun music and dancing. Gene Bonvillain’s Playmates perform. The smoke- and alcohol-free event includes a $5 meal of sausage jambalaya, white beans and salad. Door prizes are given and 50-50 tickets cost $1 each. $2 entry fee. Doors open at 4 p.m.



6-9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Home, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac. (985) 851-4519.

RODEO

Nov. 16



Bull riding, barrel racing and other events are scheduled. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 12 and younger and free for children 2 and younger.

7 p.m. Houma Air Base Arena, 122 Moffet Road. (985) 804-7932 or email: kduettriche@bellsouth.net.

ROLLER DERBY



Nov. 16

The Cajun Rollergirls compete against Pearl River Roller Derby. Tickets are $15.

7 p.m. Warren Harang Jr. Auditorium, 310 N. Canal Blvd., Thibodaux. www.cajunrollergirls.com.



MORGAN CITY CONCERT SERIES

Nov. 19

Jane L. Powell, an R&B, jazz, gospel and contemporary vocalist, performs at Morgan City Concert Series. Season and single-show tickets are $45.



7:30 p.m. Morgan City Municipal Auditorium, 728 Myrtle St. (985) 385-2307 or www.morgancitycca.com.

RUDOLPH’S ROUTE

Nov. 21



Nine downtown Houma merchants provide holiday hors d’oeuvres and beverages while shoppers search for holiday gifts during the event coordinated by the Houma Main Street Program.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Downtown Houma. (985) 873-6408.

CELEBRATE THE CHILD



Nov. 22

The event, featuring a silent auction and four-course dinner, benefits MacDonell United Methodist Children Services. Tickets are $50 for individuals, or $80 for couples. Table sponsorships range from $500 (four tickets) to $1,200 (eight tickets). Dress is business casual.

7-10 p.m. Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret St. (985) 868-8362.



DOWN DA BAYOU THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER

Nov. 23 FREE

Baked turkey, rice dressing, yams, rolls, green beans and cake are served. Treater perform. Admission, food and drinks are free.



6-11 p.m. Grand Caillou Recreation Center, 106 Badou Drive, Dulac. (985) 647-7875.

GHEENS BON MANGE QUEEN’S PAGEANT

Nov. 23



Crowns are awarded at the 26th-annual pageant for Ms. (20 years and older), Miss. (18-23), Teen Miss (14-17) and Junior Miss (11-13). Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults $3 for children 12 and younger. The deadline to register as a participant is Nov. 17.

6 p.m. Gheens Community Center, 1783 La. Highway 654. (985) 856-4615.

JACKPOT 4D BARRELS AND SR. BULLS EXHIBITION



Nov. 24 FREE

The event features 4D barrel racing and exhibitions including calves, steers, junior bulls and senior bulls. Registration is $30 for barrels and senior bulls, $5 per exhibition horse run and $10 per practice bull.

Raceland Rodeo Arena, 101 Senior Citizen Drive. (985) 209-7919 or www.lafourcheropingclub.com.



CHRISTMAS LIGHT DRIVING TOUR

Nov. 24 through Dec. 31

The one-mile tour combines the history of Patterson with lit displays. Admission is $2 per car.



Kemper Williams Park, 264 Cotten Road, Patterson. (985) 395-2298

RUN 4 THE HEALTH OF IT

Nov. 28



The third leg of the four-race series benefiting education in Lafourche Parish is scheduled as a 10K. Registration is $35. A one-mile fun run (registration: $10) is also scheduled.

7 a.m. North Acadia and Percy Brown roads, Thibodaux. (985) 448-5888 or www.advanceptandrehab.com.

Have an event in December? Send the details – what, when, where and contact information – to editor@gumboguide.com.



Les Amis de la Chanson, the Houma-based multi-gender ecumenical choir, performs its autumn concert Nov. 3 at the Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales. Admission is free.

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