Category Archives: Community News

BBQ Cook-Off, Classic Car Show & Shopping Extravaganza

[ November 23, 2013; ] MARKSVILLE, LA – There’s something for everyone at Paragon Casino Resort on Saturday, November 23th. The 7th annual Cruisin’ Southern Style Classic Car Show, hosted by Southern Style Cruisers will take place in conjunction with the annual Tunica-Biloxi Indian Political Action Committee (TBIPAC) BBQ Throwdown at the RV lodge. In the Mari Showroom, the 8th [...]

Paragon Casino Resort Salutes Veterans

[ November 11, 2013; ] MARKSVILLE, LA – Officials of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and veterans organizations throughout Central Louisiana will commemorate Veterans Day with a special ceremony on Monday, November 11 at the Avoyelles Veterans Monument on Highway One at 10 a.m. The ceremony, open to veterans, their families and the general public, will include a 21 gun [...]

LSUA To Hold Veterans Day Activities

[ November 11, 2013; ] ALEXANDRIA, LA – You are invited to join us on Monday, November 11 at noon as LSUA honors those who have fought for our freedom.

LSUA is holding Veterans Day activities starting at noon on the Quad.  The program includes Ms. Brandy Williams, a veteran and LSUA student, as the keynote speaker.  She will be speaking [...]

November Events at TREE House Museum

[ November 2, 2013 to November 30, 2013. ] Nov. 2- King Tut’s Tomb @ 1:00 PM

Nov. 9- Grand Opening of KID TV Exhibit (All Day)

Nov. 9- The Discoveries of Marie Curie @ 1:00 PM

Nov. 16- Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ 9:00-12:00 ($20 Non-Members and $15 Members) (Reservations Required)

Nov. 23- The History of Thanksgiving @ 1:00 PM

Nov. 25-27 & 30- Thanksgiving Crafts (Different Crafts Every [...]

Friends Of The Library Get Ready For A Book Sale At LSUA

[ November 12, 2013 to November 13, 2013. ] ALEXANDRIA, LA – The Friends of the James C. Bolton Library are gearing up for their second book sale.

The sale will be held in Oakland Hall on the LSUA campus from November 12-13.  The hours are 10:00am until 6:00pm both days.

Proceeds from the book sale will go toward purchasing new equipment, supplies and library materials.  [...]

Sugar Day Festival

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[ November 9, 2013; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Saturday, November 9, 2013, the 20th Annual Sugar Day Festival will be held at Kent Plantation House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, Louisiana 71303. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission: $5.00, children six and under are free.

There will be music, food, arts and crafts, demonstrations of activities of the 19th century, [...]

Civil War Round Table Meeting

[ November 7, 2013; ] The next meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Central Louisiana is on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6 PM. It will be held at the First United Methodist Church (2727 Jackson Street, Alexandria). Simply enter the first doorway on the right side of the building and continue to the end of the hallway for [...]

LA Pecan Festival This Weekend

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The Louisiana Pecan Festival started this morning, bright and early with the blessing of the pecan crops.  It’s taking place in downtown Colfax that will host a huge parade Saturday morning at 10.
There are arts, crafts, entertainment, a carnival and, of course, pecans.  The pecan house is selling shelled and unshelled pecans along with pies, [...]

Saturday Pet Adoption Day Set at Animal Shelter

[ November 2, 2013; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] The city of Alexandria’s Animal Shelter will host a Saturday Pet Adoption Day from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, November 2nd.

“Our animal shelter was created for the sake of public safety and public health where dangerous or diseased animals are humanely dealt with,” Mayor Jacques M. Roy said.  “It has become, however, a place where [...]

Food Bank & Suddenlink Team Up for Canned Food Drive

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana partners with Suddenlink this time of year for the largest canned food drive of the year.  It coincides with the holidays, so needy families can have Thanksgiving and Christmas tables filled with nutritious food.

This is the 7th year for the Suddenlink Food Drive, which ends on November 21st.
For more [...]