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April 20, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Listen. Play. Dance. Or, do all three - if you choose - at Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam Sessions. After you enjoy the weekend buffet special in our restaurant, La Cuisine de Maman, be sure to explore the historic village and stop by the Performance Center for some great, Cajun entertainment.
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April 21, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Come dance the afternoon away at Le Bal du Dimanche à Vermilionville with Bobby Page & Swamp Pop Express. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free, family-friendly event. For more information call (337) 233-4077.
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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.