This weekend in Acadiana offers an opportunity to help a family in need while having a great time, great family activities that benefit local education, and more!

A benefit for Troy, Michelle and Jerran Angelle of Cecilia, Louisiana who lost their home and all belongings in a house fire in October, will be held at the Henry Guidry Park in Henderson on Saturday, 1/16. The benefit includes a chili cookoff, live and silent auction, live music featuring Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express and Jamie Bergeron and The Kickin Cajuns. Read more: Angelle Family Benefit |

The Lafayette Middle School Environmental Sciences Academy hosts a family day on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 11 AM – 2 PM. A number of engaging activities are planned, including fishing, kayaking, a petting zoo, fun jumps and more. Read more: Lafayette Middle Environmental Sciences Academy Family Day

The Skyliners Big Band of Acadiana featuring Bille Castle plays the Petroleum Club on Saturday, 1/16. The performance is the first dance of the 2016-2017 season. Read more: Skyliners & Bille Castle at the Petroleum Club|

The Louisiana IceGators take on the Mississippi Riverkings at the Cajun Dome Saturday evening. Click here for tickets.