What to do in Terrebonne, Lafourche: All you can eat crawfish

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Savor all-you-can-eat seafood, take part in the nation’s largest one-day food drive, or lace up your running shoes, all for good causes.

Here are five things to do this weekend in Terrebonne and Lafourche:

Seafood Extravaganza Supports Nicholls Sports

Enjoy unlimited shrimp, crab and crawfish and support Nicholls State University athlete scholarships at Thursday’s 20th Seafood Extravaganza.

It is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Cotillion ballroom of the Student Union on the Thibodaux campus.

Seafood is sponsored by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board.

neal swanner will posthumously receive the 2022 Hall of Distinction award. The former owner of Bubba’s II Poboys in Thibodaux, who died in January 2021, was a prominent supporter of Nicholls Athletics. He has helped provide improved facilities for softball, baseball and football and has endowed over 30 scholarships for students.

Thursday’s event will include auctions of Nicholls sports memorabilia, unique athletic experiences with Nicholls coaches and other items.

Tickets are $150 each, with an additional VIP hour for an additional $50.

For information or sponsorships, call Hillary Charpentier, director of the Colonel’s Sports Association at 448-4234.

All-you-can-eat crayfish for the cause

Enjoy unlimited crawfish Saturday to benefit Vandebilt High Athletics.

The Vandebilt Catholic Terrier Club will host the Top Dawg Crawfish Cook-Off Saturday at the high school‘s campus on Hollywood Road near Tunnel Boulevard in Houma.

Scheduled from 2-6 p.m., proceeds will be donated to Vandebilt High Athletics.

A $25 admission fee includes unlimited crawfish, water, and soft drinks. A cash bar will also be available for visitors 21 and older. Crayfish will be served starting at 4 p.m. Live entertainment will begin at 2 p.m.

Limited places are still available for team registrations. There is a registration fee of $300 per

team.

For team rules, email Walter Arnette at [email protected]

For more information about the event, contact Katie Anderson, communications director for the Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, at [email protected] or 985-580-1868.

Help eradicate hunger

Leave non-perishable food items near your mailbox for Saturday’s annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Sponsored by the National Association of Mail Carriers since 1983, your mail carrier will pick up the food and deliver it to local food banks, pantries and shelters.

Since its inception, the nation’s largest one-day food drive has collected approximately 1.82 billion pounds of food.

You can also drop off groceries from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Zydeco Harley-Davidson, 1740 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Houma. All donors enter to win a $100 gift card.

For information, visit facebook.com/StampOutHunger.

Enjoy chicken wings and live music

Listen to live music and sample the food at the second annual Wing Fest Saturday at On the Canal Bar, 1109 Dunn St. in Houma.

Thirty teams will compete from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see who can cook the best chicken wings.

Reauxshambo will play live music from 1-4.30pm, followed by Sheauxdown from 5.30-9pm

Proceeds benefit local families whose infants require intensive hospital care. The event is open to the public.

Admission is $10 per person.

Runaway Girls 5-K

The Girls on the Run 5-K performance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bayou Country Sports Park in Houma.

The annual Girls on the Run 5-K is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bayou Country Sports Park, 4374 La. 311 in Houma.

Registration starts at 9 a.m., the race at 10 a.m. It’s open to all ages.

girls on the run is an after-school mentorship program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a life of self-respect and healthy living.

For more information or to register in advance, visit gotrbayouregion.org/5k.

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