[ October 1, 2013 to November 1, 2013. ] MARKSVILLE, La. – Paragon Casino Resort has announced dates for its 2013 fall season annual Coats for Kids Drive. The drive will begin Tuesday, October 1, and end Friday, November 1. Paragon will collect new or slightly worn coats and jackets of any color and size, with buttons or zippers. Donations may be dropped off [...]
[ September 26, 2013 to September 27, 2013. ] On September 26th and 27th Louisiana College will be hosting the Rapides Parish College Fair on campus in the Granberry Conference Room from 8am – 8pm.
There will be 29 various colleges and universities on campus with admissions recruiters and their schools information. We are expecting 1500 students from public and private schools around Rapides Parish.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ September 21, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] Alexandria, LA- The Louisiana Child Passenger Safety Task Force (LPSTF), the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Hispanic Committee of the South, and Louisiana State Police Troop E are conducting a free child passenger safety seat check-up event on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will take place at Walker [...]