Three things to do

Brandie Richardson @B_Lifestyles

1. Go to a rodeo: The New Wave Rodeo will be held on May 20 and 21 at the AEI Arena located on Robert Wilson Road, Gonzales. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday night will feature youth riders followed by open riders on Saturday night. The event will includes bulls, barrel racing, steer wrestling, broncs and more. For more information, (225) 235-0588 or (225) 678-4155.

2. Enjoy a family fun weekend: On May 21 and May 22, Cabela's will host a Memorial Day Salute. There will be firetrucks on display, kids activities such as a BB gun range and safe archery range and food, among other activities. Families will be allowed to fish in the Cabela's pond during the weekend and keep everything that is caught.

3. Attend a gun and knife show: The Classic Arms Gun and Knife Show will be held May 21 and May 22 at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Approximately 65 to 70 vendors will be in attendance to buy, sell or trade a variety of guns, knives and accessories. Children younger than 18 must have a parent present. More information can be found at