Category Archives: Community News

Inglewood Farm to host “Keepin’ It Local”

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[ 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 [...]

Commissioner Foster Campbell Plans Public Utility Meetings

[ 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 [...]

Presentation on Healthcare Reform at Rapides Parish Main Library

[ 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 [...]

Faces of Freedom at Rapides Parish Main Library

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 [...]

Johnson Branch Library closed for Pie Festival

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 [...]

Gee Whiz Science Carnival Coming to T.R.E.E. House

[ October 15, 2013 to October 18, 2013. ] T.R.E.E. House has partnered with Sci-port as well as the Central Louisiana Community Foundation to bring you an hour of non-stop science action!  Here is how it will work.  The exhibit will be divided into two sections, Robot World and the Science Carnival.  If you have more than 50 students then your group will be [...]

Butterfly Blast at Allen Acres

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[ September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013. ] All are invited, especially the young folks, to Allen Acres to view the butterflies.  You should see adults, caterpillars, chrysalis (cocoons), and eggs of several different kinds of butterflies from skippers to large swallowtails and tagging of monarchs.  Yes, we will capture, apply a tag, and then release some monarchs.  Hopefully, some of the tagged [...]

Child Safety Seat Event in Alexandria

[ September 21, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] Alexandria, LA- The Louisiana Child Passenger Safety Task Force (LPSTF), the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Hispanic Committee of the South, and Louisiana State Police Troop E are conducting a free child passenger safety seat check-up event on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The event will take place at Walker [...]

Continuing Education Opportunities at LSUA

Interested in continuing education classes?  LSUA has plenty to choose from!  Download the schedule here (pdf download).

Bassist Jeremy Baguyos to Perform at NSU

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[ September 25, 2013; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] NATCHITOCHES – Bassist Jeremy Baguyos will perform at Northwestern State University Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend. Baguyos will also present a master class during his visit to Northwestern State.

The program will include a composition by Baguyos along with works by David [...]