Houma Out of the Darkness Walk
When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the efforts of thousands of people nationwide. The walks, which make their way to Houma this year, raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide. By raising $150 by the day of the event, you receive a free 2016 Out of the Darkness Community Walk t-shirt and do your part in helping the foundation provide resources and services essential to saving lives.
Nov. 5, Walk: 9 a.m.
Where: Houma Air Base – Berry Court
Cost: Through fundraising
Contact: 985.413.0522, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bayou Beer Fest
Beer drinkers rejoice…Bayou Beer Fest returns for its fourth year on the grounds of the historic Southdown Plantation and Museum. Over the years, the hosting Bayou Beer Society has given more than $15,000 to veterans causes such as the Tri-Parish Veterans Shelter and the Louisiana Military Family Assistance Fund through the proceeds raised from this event. Your admission fee earns you 40 sampling tickets which you can then use to taste the plethora of pours available. This year’s lineup includes 3 Floyds Brewing’s Zombie Dust Apocalypse, Serendipity from New Glares Brewing Co., and Funky Buddha Brewery’s Last Snow Porter. The event’s title sponsor is the newest addition to downtown Houma, Spigots Brew Pub.
Nov. 12, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Southdown Plantation, Houma
Rockin’ for Orphans
The inaugural Rockin’ For Orphans concert and worship event brings joys and positivity to the grounds of Mulberry Baptist Church, all in the name of a good cause. The event will feature three local christian bands, More Than Sunday, Like Giants, and Gerard Lavergne Band, and guest speakers Josh and Brooke Bourgeois, Tara L. Detiveaux, and Jonathan LaFleur. All proceeds are given to Show Hope, a christian organization whose main mission is to aid families in the costs of adopting. The organization, founded by christian musician Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, offers financial grants to help orphans connect with loving families and help Special Care Centers in China, which help orphans with special needs.
Nov. 12, 6–9:30 p.m.
Where: Mulberry Baptist Church, Houma
Cost: $5 donation per person