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Avoyelles Parish Events – July 2013

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[ July 12, 2013 to July 28, 2013. ] Pine Needle Basketry Class
Marksville State Historic Site
July 12th, 10am-2pm
$4 fee per adults 13-61, others free
For more information, call (318) 253-8954
Bastille Day Observance
July 13
Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Marksville at 4pm on Saturday
With Photo Opportunity at Courthouse and Bailey’s on the Square Following
Concert at Fox Theatre at 7pm on Saturday, Matinee 2pm on Sunday
For more information, [...]

Allen Acres to Participate in National Moth Week

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[ July 20, 2013 to July 28, 2013. ] Allen Acres in Pitkin, La will be among the hundreds of individuals and scores of organizations around the world participating in the second annual National Moth Week, July 20-28. On July 27 and July 28 at 7 pm, Charles and Susan Allen of Allen Acres will conduct a National Moth Week activity at 5070 Hwy [...]

Junior Lifeguard Course at NSU

[ July 16, 2013 to July 27, 2013. ] Northwestern State University will offer a Junior Lifeguard course at the NSU Recreation Complex pool.  The class is designed to guide youth toward the American Red Cross Lifeguard course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards.  Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills.  They will learn techniques [...]

Annual Suit Drive Collection Runs Through July 31

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) announces the sixth annual National Suit Drive in partnership with Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) and Men’s Wearhouse.  Within the Department, the effort will be known as the “Michael Ellerbe Legacy Suit Drive” in honor of Michael Ellerbe who passed away in May.  Ellerbe, Director of [...]

Resident Artists take Center Stage at River Oaks’ Resident Artist Exhibit

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[ July 9, 2013 to August 17, 2013. ] Their Resident Artist Exhibit is one of the many highlights that River Oaks Arts Center offers annually – a crowd favorite, the show features works from all artists that rent studio space at the downtown arts center. “What makes it so unique is that we bring out all the talent at the same time – [...]

Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – The Listening Library

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors can listen to country recordings and access the collection of books and films that tell the story of the roots of country music. For more information call 888.677.3600 toll free or 472.6255 locally.

Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Musical Petting Zoo

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors can view the collection of stringed instruments on display to touch, play, and enjoy. For more information call 888.677.3600 toll free or 472.6255 locally.

South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco – Nature Center Exhibits

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] An interpreter will be at the Nature Center to discuss exhibits of local wildlife including bald eagles, fish, birds, and alligators. Pictures depicting the building of the Toledo Bend Reservoir are on display as well as antique fishing gear. For more information call 888.398.4770 toll free or 286.9075 locally.

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Musket Demonstration

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] The demonstration includes a brief presentation of infantry weapons used in the Civil War, a discussion of  the merits of rifle muskets over smoothbore muskets and of the basic parts of the musket, a loading demonstration, and finally a firing demonstration. The presentation ends with a question and answer session and an invitation to continue [...]

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Daily Demonstrations

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Juxtaposed against hand separation, this will serve to illustrate how such a simple machine had such a great impact on the proliferation of cotton production in the South. We will be using a wheel gin (hand crank roller gin). These types [...]

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