Category Archives: Community News

Holiday Wine Tasting at AMoA

[ December 7, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Holiday Wine Tasting
Saturday, December 7th  ~ 6-8:30pm
Sample specially selected wines from Hokus Pokus available on site for purchase during the event. AMoA will receive a percentage of all sales that evening. Tickets: $30 per person. RSVP to Steve Farnsley by calling (318) 443-3458.

Paragon Casino Resort Hosts Many Holiday Events

[ December 13, 2013 to December 15, 2013. ] MARKSVILLE, LA – Paragon Casino Resort is excited about the holidays and will have an action-packed weekend from December 13-15 including the Cirque du Noel show, the Holiday Open house and Brunch with Santa.

Paragon guests will delight in the amazing feats of jugglers, acrobats and aerialists all choreographed to holiday music during the Cirque du [...]

12 Nights of Christmas Schedule of Events

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[ December 5, 2013 to December 21, 2013. ] December 5: 1st Night of Christmas: Holiday Magic Downtown, 5 p.m. in the Alexander Fulton Mini Park in downtown Alexandria. Sponsored by City of Alexandria.  Food, fun, music, official lighting of Downtown and a visit from Santa.  Cost: Admission free.  Call: 449-5051.
December 6: 2nd Night of Christmas: Holiday Light Safari, Alexandria Zoo, 5:30 p.m. to [...]

Christmas at Inglewood

[ December 17, 2013; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Inglewood Farm will be hosting Christmas at Inglewood on Tuesday, December 17th from 3pm-7pm at the Inglewood Harvest Barn at 6233 Old Baton Rouge Highway in Alexandria.

Add something new to your Christmas Dinner!  Family Farm Day including Inglewood market, local vendors, wagon rides, Christmas music, kids craft and more.  Admission is free and open to [...]

Natchitoches Bead Town Mural Unveiling

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[ 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 [...]

Pineville Christmas Parade Dec. 13th

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[ 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 [...]

Anti-Bullying Seminar “Developing a Champion Spirit”

[ 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 [...]

Snowflake Festival Dec. 7th

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[ 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 [...]

Cabrini Hospital Opens Community Clinic

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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 [...]

Rapides Regional Events – Dec. 2013

[ 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.

Dec. [...]