[ October 11, 2013 to October 13, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES, LA- Experience the charm of Louisiana’s original French colony during the 59th Annual Fall Pilgrimage on October 11-13, 2013 in Natchitoches Parish.
The tour, presented by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches, showcases national historic homes and plantations; some of these sites are not normally open to the public.
The Candlelight Tour is Friday, [...]
[ October 7, 2013 to October 11, 2013. ]
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know…and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit D-A-V (Disabled American Veterans) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing [...]
[ September 28, 2013; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] FORT POLK, La. – Fort Polk’s annual FallFest takes place Sept. 28 from 11am – 5pm at the After Action Review Theater parking lot behind Strike Zone Bowling Center.
There will be plenty of food vendors, games and activities for the kids. In conjunction with FallFest a car, truck and bike show will be held in [...]
[ 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 [...]