Thursday, Nov. 3
WBA Athena Award Luncheon
Women’s Business Alliance honors individuals who are forging paths of leadership for women during this special luncheon. This year’s nominees are Sharon Bergeron, vice president and commercial lender at Coastal Commerce Bank, Mary Lynn Bisland, executive director of TARC, and Beulah Mae Rodrigue, retired business woman and community activist. Trey Leindecker, executive vice president of sales for EATEL, is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $25 or $300 for a reserved table of 8.
Holiday Inn, Houma, 11:30 a.m. Facebook.com/wbahouma
A Cornucopia of Deals
The first Thursday “A Cornucopia of Deals” November event will be held with merchants staying open until at least 6 p.m.
Main Street, Franklin
Wednesday, Nov. 3 – Monday, Nov. 7
“November” by David Mamet
David Mamet’s Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. “November” is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win. Cost is $10-$15.
Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin
Thurs.-Mon., 7 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. Facebook.com/techetheatre
Saturday, Nov. 5
Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival
Looking for unique handmade crafts and fine arts? The Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival has you covered with jewelry, clothing, woodcrafts, furniture, and so much more.
Southdown Plantation House, Houma, 8 a.m.
Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival
Enjoy traditional Cajun music and celebrate south Louisiana culture by heading over to this free one-day reinvention of the festival that began at Nicholls State University. Now hosted by the Cajun Music Preservation Society, the day features lots of food and music to celebrate the rich south Louisiana culture.
Lafourche area convention and visitors Bureau, Raceland, 11 a.m.
American Legion Post 31 & Houma Lions Club Monthly Dance
Enjoy this community dance hosted by American Legion Post 31 & Houma Lions Club. Dinner may be purchased for $8 and includes chicken gumbo, potato salad, and dessert. Music provided by The Emeralds. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. This event is BYOB.
The American Legion Home, Houma, 7 p.m. 985.226.3530
St. Mary Red Ribbon Committee Fall Arts & Crafts Show Bazaar Fundraiser
This annual event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Patterson Area Civic Center.
Patterson Area Civic Center, Patterson, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Holiday Date Night
Head over to Outside and In for three hours of great specials, food, beverages, and shopping fun!
Outside and In, Houma, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11
Big Boy’s Main Street Cook-Off
This cook-off is a culinary showcase of Cajun cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients found along the bayou. In a two-block area of historic downtown Thibodaux, Big Boy’s takes place each year as the kick-off event of the Thibodeauxville Fall Festival weekend. Admission is $5.
Downtown Thibodaux; downtownthibodaux.org
Saturday, Nov. 12
Krewe of Hercules Super Bingo
Test your luck at this fundraiser for the krewe. Doors open at 3 p.m. and there is a $20,000 giveaway.
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma, 3 p.m. 985.872.0444
Group Fitness Marathon
Join Bayouland YMCA for this fast-paced run-through of LesMills Bodypump, Yoga, Indoor Cycling, Zumba, Aqua Zumba, and LesMills Bodycombat. Win prizes, enjoy snacks, and be part of a positive atmosphere. Cost is $25 for YMCA members and $30 for non-members.
Bayouland YMCA, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 985.873.9622
Soul Food Fest
The brainchild of Terrebonne Parish Councilwoman Arlanda Williams and her daughter, Jere, this inaugural event serves up some of the best in soul food cookin’. Vendors from across the region will serve up their signature dishes to attendees throughout the day. Soul Stroll 2k16 will also take place as a kick-off to the event. Festival admission is free; race cost is $25 for a team of four.
Gray Park, Houma, Race: 8:30 a.m., Fest: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. facebook.com/SoulFood2k16
Beer Fest After Party
Join The Brickhouse for this after party following the 4th Annual Bayou Beer Festival. The night includes music beginning at 9 p.m. from Dustin B, Felix Koopa, Hey Thanks, and A Waste of Electricity. There is also artwork on display from Haunted Cypress Studios, Emeny, Kane McMellon of Rats & Cats Kustoms, Ennis Luke, and more. Must be 18 to party and 21 to party harder.
The Brickhouse, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. eventful.com
Thibodeauxville Fall Festival
Explore historic Downtown Thibodaux at this festival featuring arts and crafts, live music on multiple stages, a food court, and duck race on Bayou Lafourche. There is also a 5K race and antique car show.
Downtown Thibodaux, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. facebook.com/thibodeauxville
Elite Championship Wrestling
Elite Championship Wrestling presents Holiday Carnage 2016 featuring the return of the Holiday Carnage Battle Royal.
East Park Recreation Center, Houma, 5 p.m.
OLOPS Family Day
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Chackbay hosts its family day, kicking off with outdoor mass at 9:30 a.m. at the Chackbay Fairgrounds. Food, games and fellowship will follow mass.
Chackbay Fairgrounds, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Thibodaux Massacre Book Release
To commemorate the release of John DeSantis’ book “The Thibodaux Massacre”, Nicholls State University will host a press conference, author reading, and book signing. Community leaders and direct descendants of victims will also be in attendance.
Nicholls State University, LeBijou Theater inside the Student Union, 4 p.m
Wednesday, Nov. 16
There will be a seminar discussing diabetes and the effects it has on everyday life. Registration required.
Ochsner St. Anne, Raceland, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 985.537.8350
Thursday, Nov. 17
Hello Heath Seminar: Digestive Health w/ Dr. Justin Toups
Dr. Justin Toups will conduct a seminar discussing topics related to digestive health.
Ochsner St. Anne, Raceland, 12 p.m. 985.537.8350
Beat the holiday rush and begin your Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving at Rudolph’s Route. Downtown Houma’s participating locations will have great sales and there will be a chance to win great prizes.
Downtown Houma, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Facebook.com/RudolphsRoute
Saturday, Nov. 19
“The Thibodaux Massacre” Book Signing
Writer John DeSantis meets and greets book lovers during this signing of his book, “The Thibodaux Massacre”. A talk on how the book was researched and what was learned will also take place.
Bent Pages, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
7th Annual Houma Heart & Soles Half-Marathon & 5K
Cardiovascular Institute of the South and Terrebonne General Medical Center present the Houma Heart & Soles Half-Marathon & 5K. This includes a half-marathon, a two-person relay at 6.55 miles per person, and a 5K walk/run with a unique Red Carpet Finish. Proceeds go toward free preventative cardiovascular screenings and education.
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma, 7 a.m., HALFMARATHON.TGMC.COM
Autism Society Bayou Meeting
Autism Society Bayou meets on the third Saturday of every month at the Terrebonne Parish North Branch Library. They aim to increase communication and independence at home. This meeting includes parent training provided by Stacy Badon with Everything Autism. Children are welcome.
North Branch Library, Gray, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Avenue Evening Stroll
Take a stroll at this event to kick off the holiday season. Arts, shopping, caroling, live music and a visit from Santa Claus will take place in the downtown area.
Railroad Avenue, Donaldsonville, 6-10 p.m. 225.445.1383, email@example.com
Monday, Nov. 21
Morgan City Main Street presents this kickoff to holiday shopping season with a night of shopping, prizes, and a delicious meal. Participating merchants offer discounts, a punch card gives you a chance to win one of 10 prizes given away at the end of the night, and meals are served for $10. Meal tickets are pre-sale only. Deadline is Nov. 16. Participating stores include Wildflower Boutique, Plantation Treasures, The Frame Shop, and The Bird’s Nest.
Morgan City Main Street, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 24
Christmas Lighting Ceremony
Santa will make a special visit to turn on the Christmas lights.
Shrimp Boat location on Brashear Ave., Morgan City, 6 p.m.
Run 4 the Health of It: Race 3
This third leg of the series features a 10K trek through Thibodaux. This fundraiser benefits Lafourche Parish schools and teachers while promoting health and wellness.The race begins at the corner of North Acadia and Percy Brown Roads. Cost is $40 through Nov. 10 and $45 after.
North Acadia and Percy Brown Roads, Thibodaux, 8 a.m.; runsignup.com
Saturday, November 26
Elite Championship Wrestling
Elite Championship Wrestling takes over the Grand Caillou Recreation Center for an evening of wrestling mayhem.
Grand Caillou Recreation Center, Houma; elitechampionshipwrestling.com