Category Archives: Community News

“As Young As You Feel Day” at Rapides Parish Main Library

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Alexandria, Louisiana—Not much compares to spending time with your friends, enjoying time well spent laughing and playing games. That’s just the environment Faith Johnson and Candace Hamilton create for their monthly As Young As You Feel Day program for senior citizens. The program occurs on the third Thursday of each month at the Rapides Parish [...]

CLSHRM Annual Seminar

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[ October 17, 2013; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] CLSHRM Annual Seminar
Speakers: Dwane Lay & Sidney F. Lewis
When: October  17, 2013 – 8:00am to Noon
Where: Pineville Convention Center at Country Inn & Suites – 2727 Monroe Highway Pineville, LA 71360
Cost: $50/Members & $60/Non-Members
Register online at http://clshrm.shrm.org/surveys/clshrm-2013-seminar-registration-form
Contact Info: Sandy Mask 318-767-5678

“Land of the Jaguar” Opening Soon

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The Land of the Jaguar at the Alexandria Zoo is about to be officially open.  This is a renovation of the South American area.  It’s the largest project the zoo has undertaken since the Louisiana Habitat exhibit.  It encompasses almost three acres.  This is the oldest area of the zoo, which dates back to 1926.
Tonight, [...]

“Grease the Musical” Opening at Pineville High

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“Grease the Musical” opens tomorrow night at Pineville High.  It’s an American high school love story, first performed in 1971.  You may recall some of the classic songs like “You’re the One That I Want” and “Greased Lightning.”  It was made into a popular movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Three members of the cast [...]

Meat Pie Triathlon September 29

NATCHITOCHES – The 11th Annual Meat Pie Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, September 29, 2013, in downtown Natchitoches.  One of the state’s largest triathlons, over 250 competitors ages 14 to 84 are expected to compete in the Meat Pie Triathlon which will serve as this year’s Louisiana State Championship.
The Meat Pie Triathlon begins with a [...]

CASA Fundraiser at Bistro on the Bayou

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[ September 30, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center & CASA program is having its annual fundraiser on Monday, the 30th of September at Bistro on the Bayou 6-9pm. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres, wine and a silent auction.   If you are interested in volunteering, purchasing a ticket ($100 per person), buying a table, or donating to the silent [...]

LDWF to Host National Hunting & Fishing Day Events

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[ September 28, 2013; ] The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on September 28.
NHFD is a national event celebrated by all 50 states on the fourth Saturday in September.  It was created in 1972 when Congress passed two bills establishing a specific day to celebrate the conservation contributions of our [...]

Fall Natchitoches Tour of Homes Tickets On Sale

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[ 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, [...]

Disabled American Veterans MSO Van Visits

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[ 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 [...]

Fort Polk’s Annual FallFest This Weekend

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[ 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 [...]