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September 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Performance Center
Join us for our free cultural film series, Les Vues, held the last Monday of the month. Les Vues is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding various aspects of culture. Following the screenings, there will be an open discussion between the audience and the curator.
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September 29, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam is led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels - beginner to professional. Free admission is for the jam only and does not include entry to the park. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!
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Jeanette Neveu

Jeanette is a self-taught jewelry maker who specializes in crafting jewelry and rosaries from Job's Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi) seeds. Using Job's Tears is not only traditional to Acadiana, but it allows Jeanette to utilize both her love of gardening and knowledge of native Louisiana plants. She lives in Youngsville, Louisiana, where she grows her Job's Tears plants and harvests their seeds. These plants can also be found in the Vermilionville gardens, and Jeanette is happy to point them out to Vermilionville visitors. 

The Job's Tear is a member of the grass family and a close relative to corn. In some parts of the world, the plant is also called "Mother of Corn." The plant's hard seeds naturally feature a shiny, lacquer-like finish and a hole through the top and bottom making it perfect for use as a bead. Jeanette works with these to craft jewelry pieces in the same manner her Acadian ancestors did many years ago. She currently demonstrates rosary-making in the chapel only on Saturdays. 

Jeanette learned to speak French from her parents and loves to speak the language with visitors to the village. Her bracelets and rosaries can be purchased at the Vermilionville gift shop, La Boutique.