[ February 28, 2014 to March 2, 2014. ] Alexandria – Come catch the fun in the Heart of Louisiana for Mardi Gras!
Alexandria kicks off their Mardi Gras weekend Friday, February 28, 2014, with the Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade. The Hixson Autoplex CCCC Parade will roll at 4:30 p.m. The parade route will wind through downtown Alexandria, from Murray Street [...]
[ February 15, 2014; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—In honor of Black History Month, the Main Library will host “Spirituals and Their Stories”, Saturday, February 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. This is an informative presentation for children and adults featuring Gwen “Ms. Chocolate” Williams. Ms. Williams is not only a great storyteller, but an author, folklorist, and motivational speaker, as well. Come [...]
[ March 28, 2014; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is getting ready for another ArtWalk! Our upcoming Spring 2014 ArtWalk will be on Friday, March 28 in Downtown Alexandria’s Cultural Arts District from 4:00PM to 9:00PM.
ArtWalk is a free, family-oriented, self-guided walking tour of over 75 participating artists, vendors, and live entertainment acts, held semiannually. Sidewalks, green spaces, [...]
[ February 28, 2014 6:00 pm to March 1, 2014 12:00 am. ] METAIRIE, La.—The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Cenla Chapter’s annual Carnival party, “Taste of Mardi Gras,” will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Alexandria Riverfront Center, 707 Main Street, 7-9 p.m. (Special VIP entry is at 6 p.m.)
As Central Louisiana’s most well-known Mardi Gras event, it will feature “tastes” of the most delicious restaurants [...]
Today a local civic club is honoring a member of the law enforcement community. The Exchange Club names an outstanding member of the Alexandria Police each year.
This year they went straight to the top with Chief Loren Lampert. Lampert’s entire life has been devoted to law enforcement on the streets as a policeman, in the [...]
Many Central Louisiana residents spent the morning dealing with the third snowfall of the season. DOTD officials scrambled to salt bridges, and the Boyce and Jonesville bridges were shut down, though the Boyce Bridge later re-opened.
The winter weather advisory was in play until the middle of the afternoon. And, viewers once again dragged out their [...]
Successful graduates could be selected for millwright positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena
Alexandria, LA — Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) today announced a short-term Millwright Apprentice Training Program at its Rod Brady campus in Jena to help fill 40 to 50 entry-level millwright positions at Universal Plant Services Inc. (UPS), a new machine [...]
[ February 21, 2014; ] Register now for the biggest local foods event in Central Louisiana- the 2nd Annual Foodapalooza! You can register by following this link: https://foodapalooza2014.eventbrite.com. The daylong event will take place on Friday, February 21st, beginning in downtown Alexandria.
Foodapalooza is a special celebration of Central Louisiana’s local food and farms! The event features a variety of learning [...]
[ February 12, 2014; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana–The Gunter Branch of the Rapides Parish Library, located on Highway 28E in Libuse, will host “Homeschool Showcase” , on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-noon. This presentation will highlight the Library’s services and materials and is open to all parents of homeschoolers. Learn how to access free audio books and e-books for pre-school [...]
[ February 7, 2014 to February 23, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES, LA – The Tri-Centennial celebration for the oldest city in Louisiana is in full swing! Commemorative events celebrating Natchitoches’ Tri-Centennial will continue in February honoring Black History Month.
Black history and heritage of Natchitoches are celebrated in February with events that define the history and culture of African Americans. Planned activities throughout the month include [...]