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Inglewood Farm to host “Keepin’ It Local”

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[ October 5, 2013; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Inglewood Farm will be hosting Keepin’ It Local, a fall market kick-off event on October 5th, 2013 from 9 am – 2 pm at the Inglewood Harvest Barn at 6233 Old Baton Rouge Highway, Alexandria, Louisiana.

Featuring Inglewood’s full produce market, farm activities, hayride, guest growers, guest presenters and more, admission is free and open to [...]

Commissioner Foster Campbell Plans Public Utility Meetings

[ October 2, 2013 to October 3, 2013. ] Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell will hold public meetings in Concordia, Tensas, Morehouse and Union parishes October 2-3 to answer questions from local residents about their utilities.

“I invite citizens to attend and discuss any concerns they may have about their electricity, natural gas and other utility services,” Campbell said.

Campbell will hold his town meetings [...]

Presentation on Healthcare Reform at Rapides Parish Main Library

[ October 3, 2013; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will bring many changes to the healthcare system this year. In order to educate the public on the PPACA, Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition (LHEC) representative Wesley Watkins will be speaking at the Main Library on October 3 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

Watkins will [...]

Faces of Freedom at Rapides Parish Main Library

Alexandria, Louisiana — The realistic “Seven Faces of Freedom” paintings by Ransom Rambo are on display at the Main Library now through September 28. The series features historical figures that express the struggle from slavery to freedom, and include Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Dorothy Height, Rosa Parks and more.
Ransom Rambo was born in [...]

Exhibit examines Civl War medical practices

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Cammie G. Henry Research Center is hosting an exhibit that examines 19th century medical practices in the region.  “The Civil War:  A Look at the Development of Medicine in Louisiana and the United States through the Civil War” will be up through December, according to University Archivist Mary Linn Wernet. [...]

Johnson Branch Library closed for Pie Festival

Alexandria, Louisiana — Due to the Lecompte Pie Festival, the Johnson Branch of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed on Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the Johnson Branch Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 318-776-5153.
The Rapides Parish [...]

Gee Whiz Science Carnival Coming to T.R.E.E. House

[ October 15, 2013 to October 18, 2013. ] T.R.E.E. House has partnered with Sci-port as well as the Central Louisiana Community Foundation to bring you an hour of non-stop science action!  Here is how it will work.  The exhibit will be divided into two sections, Robot World and the Science Carnival.  If you have more than 50 students then your group will be [...]

“There’s a Story Behind My Praise”

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[ September 29, 2013; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]

Butterfly Blast at Allen Acres

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[ September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013. ] All are invited, especially the young folks, to Allen Acres to view the butterflies.  You should see adults, caterpillars, chrysalis (cocoons), and eggs of several different kinds of butterflies from skippers to large swallowtails and tagging of monarchs.  Yes, we will capture, apply a tag, and then release some monarchs.  Hopefully, some of the tagged [...]

The Peacekeeper Coalition Meeting

[ October 21, 2013; ] The Peacekeeper Coallition, Inc. (Neighborhood Watch Meeting) is schedule for Monday, October 21st At Homewood Baptist Church located on Tennessee Ave. at Hynson Street, Alexandria, La. at 6:00 p.m.

Any questions contact: (318) 442-7884