This weekend is a quiet one in Acadiana since Mardi Gras celebrations haven't yet kicked into full gear, but as always, there's something to do in or around Lafayette.

Saturday, January 9 is the last day to start the year off with a blast by helping save up to 3 lives with your blood donation and receive a coupon for a free Sonic Blast, t - shirt, and an entry to win a pair of tickets to Krewe of Orpheus, Orpheuscapade Ball in New Orleans! (drive ends on Saturday)  Read More: Start The Year Off With A Blast |

Students preparing for the ACT can take a practice test at the North Regional branch of the Lafayette Public Library on Saturday, January 9, beginning at 1030. Read More: ACT Practice Test For Teens |

Enjoy the offerings of the farmer's market vendors, food trucks, and live music at the Second Saturday Farmer's Market & Food Truck Roundup in New Iberia on Saturday, January 9. Read moreSecond Saturday Farmer's Market & Food Truck Roundup|

Dance the afternoon away with Donny Broussard & Louisiana Stars at Vermilionville's weekly Sunday Dance on Sunday, January 10. Read more: Donny Broussard & Louisiana Stars at Vermilionville