Category Archives: Community News

Rapides Symphony Orchestra to Perform Carmina Burana

[ May 3, 2014; ] WHO: The Rapides Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Joshua Zona

WHAT:  For the final concert of its 48th season, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra will present the ever popular and familiar Carmina Burana under the direction of Maestro Joshua Zona.  Between the RSO, Red River Chorale and the Northwestern State University Choirs, over 200 artists will join [...]

“Wild Night of Art” at Alexandria Zoo


[ May 30, 2014; ] Raise a glass to the Alexandria Zoo! Join Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ) at Wild Night of Art on Friday, May 30 beginning at 6:30 pm at Central Louisiana’s wildest venue for an evening unlike any other in the area. Wild Night of Art is a brand new adult-only evening event at the Zoo [...]

Just Dance To Host Open House & Princess Meet And Greet


[ May 3, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Alexandria, LA – Just Dance will host an Open House on Saturday, May 3 from 10AM to 2PM. Owner Jennifer Rachal invites the public to take a peek behind the scenes of her dance studio.  Demonstration classes will take place throughout the day. Instructors will be on hand to speak with parents and answer questions.  [...]

Go Red For Women Luncheon Features Toni Wild!

Go Red

[ June 13, 2014; 10:30 am; ]

The Central Louisiana American Heart Association hosts its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon on June 13, 2014, at Alexandria Riverfront Center, beginning at 10:30 am. Chairperson of the event is Suzie Wagner of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and co-chair is Cindy Sayes of Sayes office Supply. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins us once again as [...]

Wartime Exhibit at Watson


Northwestern State University freshmen Ashleigh Daniels of Marthaville and Benjamin Wright of Converse took a moment from studies in the Fleming and Jean D’Amato Thomas Reading Room at Watson Library to look over the “Wartime in Natchitoches Exhibit.”
The panels explain the region’s role during the War Between the States as part of the city of [...]

Saturday Pet Adoption Day


[ May 3, 2014; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] This month’s Saturday Pet Adoption Day at the Alexandria Animal Shelter is going to be an exciting one. Fame, the abused puppy rescued by the Alexandria Police Department and Alexandria Animal Control officers a couple of months ago, is now available for adoption and will be on had with the other great shelter pets to [...]

Natchitoches Historic Businesses to Participate in “Sale on the Trail”

Sale on the Trail

[ May 2, 2014 to May 3, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES, LA-The National Landmark Historic District in Natchitoches will participate in the sixth annual El Camino Sale on the Trail on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3, 3014.

Sale on the Trail is a 175 mile shopping extravaganza along scenic El Camino Real. The trail stretches from Louisiana Highway Six in Natchitoches to Texas Highway [...]



ALEXANDRIA, LA – LSU of Alexandria is inviting rising high school juniors and seniors to campus for an elite, all-inclusive four-week residential program this June.
Participants will not only enjoy a true college experience, but they will also have the opportunity to earn up to six hours of college credit.
Applicants must have a cumulative high school [...]

Teacher Job Fair May 3rd

Teacher Job Fair

[ May 3, 2014; 8:30 am; ] Rapides Parish School District will have a TEACHER JOB FAIR on Saturday, May 3rd.

Early Voting

Early voting for the May 3rd run-off election ends Saturday night at 6.  These run-off elections are from the April primaries.  In Rapides, two major taxes are on the ballots.
One would provide a recreation program for the City of Alexandria and secure funding for the zoo.
The other would renew funds for the Renaissance Home, a [...]