A popular market in Houma has changed its name. The downtown Houma Farmers’ Market, formerly located in the South Louisiana Seed parking lot, was relocated when the store recently ceased operations.

The market resumed business from 3 p.m. to dusk every Tuesday in the Houma Main Library parking lot, 151 Library drive.

From farmers to creators? Recent brochures now refer to it as the “Downtown Houma Makers Market”.

Vendors can request free space at the market by contacting Kati Callais at 876-5861, ext. 233, or [email protected]

Meanwhile, the seed store on Main and Naquin streets appears to have closed permanently. I have no information on the fate of the building and I don’t know if the business will reopen in another location.

Food, festivals and entertainment:6 events in Terrebonne and Lafourche not to be missed

Special music: The Nicholls Camerata will give a free spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 17 in the Saint-Joseph de Thibodaux co-cathedral.

David Boudreaux, formerly of Nicholls State University, says the program will include Bach’s ‘Violin Concerto in A Minor’, with soloist Ramses Cid; an arrangement for string orchestra of “The Great Gate of Kiev” by Mussorgsky from his masterpiece “Pictures at an Exhibition”; and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for String Orchestra”.

The Camerata is made up of members of Nicholls’ String Program, an intensive teaching program for gifted students.

Yet another market: Don’t forget the Marché de la Bonne Terre, scheduled from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday in the parking lot of the main Library of Houma.

Organizer Jonathan Foret calls it “a celebration for garden enthusiasts with booth space available for vendors from all aspects of the gardening and agriculture industry.”

All kinds of plants, other farm products and a variety of other items will be available, along with educational workshops and a tree giveaway.

But sellers need to hurry. Applications downloadable from slwdc.org will be accepted until Monday. Information: 580-7289 or [email protected]

Another THS meeting: Not to be outdone with the 50th reunion for the Class of 1971 at Thibodaux High, scheduled for June, Broadmoor pharmacist Dean Pellegrin has announced that the reunion for the 50th class of Terrebonne High 1970 will take place on April 30, from 7 p.m. at midnight, at the shooting range of the Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office. He says the COVID pandemic is responsible for the long delay. Call Pellegrin, 876-2584, for more information.

Too early! “I need more sweet potatoes, I baked my last one last night.” That of Riley Gros, among the volunteers who take care of the Regional Military Museum of Houma, and following a business meeting last night, the new vice-president of the board of directors of the museum.

Sorry, it will be months (October or November) before the 2022 harvest and we will have another sweet potato run at Fontenot Farm near Washington, Louisiana.

Respondent? Contact Bill Ellzey at 381-6256, [email protected], [email protected] or Bill Ellzey, 312 Bellaire Drive, Houma, LA 70360.

Bill Elzey