[ December 4, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts/Department of Fine + Graphic Art invites the public to the unveiling of the Natchitoches Bead Town mural and join the festivities as the artwork becomes part of the Guinness Book of World Records. The 48 x 8-foot mosaic was commissioned by the City of [...]
[ December 13, 2013; ] The time is upon us again for the Pineville Christmas Parade. The Parade will be on Friday, December 13 beginning at 7PM. The Parade this year will begin on Main Street at Hospital/Napoleon Blvd., in front of Huey P. Long.
The parade will continue up Main Street to Military Highway and end at the Trotter Center [...]
[ December 7, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—Imagine you were born with only one arm. What profession would you choose? Would you be a deputy sheriff? A probation officer? That is exactly the career path RaShad Bristo pursued, despite the fact he was born with only one arm.
Bristo successfully graduated from a Louisiana police academy, and went on to be a [...]
[ December 7, 2013; ] Snowflake Festival
December 7th, 9am – 1pm in the ACS Center, Bldg. 920, Bellrichard Ave at Fort Polk
All activities are free! Festivities include: photos with Santa and family photo opportunities, crafts, contests, games, outdoor activities, and refreshments!
Don’t forget your camera. Refreshments are sponsored by the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and will be [...]
A community clinic across the street from Cabrini Hospital will be one option for the uninsured once Huey Long Hospital shuts down.
Cabrini hosted a walk-through of the facility today to show off what the Incarnate Word Community Clinic will offer.
Cabrini and Rapides Regional have both agreed to open these clinics to serve the uninsured, under-insured [...]
[ December 5, 2013 to December 16, 2013. ] Dec. 5: LOPA Tree of Life ceremony, 10 a.m., Rapides Regional Medical Center South Tower Lobby. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency as it recognizes donors and their families during the holiday season. Family members are invited to place an ornament on the tree in honor of their loved one.
Children are out of school and some have drama in mind. These students are attending the Lagniappe Theatre camp during Thanksgiving break.
The camp includes crafts, acting games, indoor drive-in movies with their own homemade cars and more. It’s a camp with a cost, but parents say it’s a great way to keep the kids happy [...]
The state’s oldest city is preparing for its 87th Festival of Lights. On Saturday night at 6:30, more than half a million lights will be turned on during a ceremony in the Natchitoches Historic District. Natchitoches was founded in 1714.
Turn on the Lights begins 45 nights of lights for the Christmas holiday, running through January [...]
Just over 7 years ago, the town of Jena in LaSalle Parish was the site of the largest civil rights protest in Louisiana history. Tonight, it’s one of three sites being named great places in Louisiana.
The announcement is made by the AARP’s Livable Communities Council, the Center for Planning Excellence, and the Lieutenant Governor’s office. [...]
[ December 7, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – The 87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival will take place Saturday, December 7 in downtown Natchitoches. The Natchitoches Historic District Business Association and the City of Natchitoches will usher in the holiday season with children’s activities, entertainment, parades, food vendors, and fireworks. North Louisiana’s own Frank Foster will serve as the Grand Marshal and [...]