Category Archives: Events

2014 Natchitoches Fishing Expo


[ May 3, 2014; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. ] Prather Coliseum and Chaplin Lake, NSU Campus, Natchitoches, LA May 3, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Raffles/Auctions Professional Fly-Tyers Rod Makers * Boating Art * Food Concessions Pro Casting Instruction, 40 + Fishing Equipment Vendors and Displays
Presentations on: Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing, Adventure Fishing, Fish Senses, Youth Activities, Casting Games and Instruction
Fun for the Entire [...]

KLB’s Leaders Against Litter event to Kick-Off Great American Cleanup Weekend


[ April 11, 2014; ] Community leaders invited to “lead the way to a cleaner Louisiana”
NATCHITOCHES – Leaders throughout Natchitoches are joining Keep Natchitoches Beautiful to participate in the inaugural “Leaders Against Litter” event Friday, April 11, 2014.  Keep Natchitoches Beautiful is one of 15 Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) affiliate communities across the state selected to host this statewide “litter-thon.”

In [...]

Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast at Leesville Baptist Church


[ April 5, 2014; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. ]

Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow to Feature Native Singer/Songwriter Pura Fé


[ May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014. ] MARKSVILLE, La. – Native American dancers and artisans from across the nation will gather for the 19th annual Pow Wow celebration at the Chief Joseph “Alcide” Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation in Marksville, May 16-18. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and Paragon Casino Resort will host the cultural festivities, filled with authentic [...]

Glass artist Anderson of Quitman will present senior show at NSU


[ March 24, 2014 to March 28, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – “Undersea Wonders,” a senior art exhibition by Alicia Trevillion Anderson of Quitman will be on display at Northwestern State University’s Orville Hanchey Gallery March 24-28.  The exhibit will include stained glass, fused glass and flame worked glass pieces, as well as a quilt and four prints.

A non-traditional student, Anderson will earn her degree [...]

NSU’s Contemporary Ensemble to perform


[ March 25, 2014; ] [caption id="attachment_35791" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Northwestern State University faculty organizers of the NSU New Music Ensemble are, from left, Paul Christopher, Galindo Rodriguez, Dr. Mark Thompson and Dr. Masahito Kuroda.[/caption]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Contemporary New Music Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 in Magale Recital Hall.  The NSU Contemporary New [...]

48th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Begins March 28


[ March 28, 2014 to April 6, 2014. ] Alexandria, LA – The 48th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival will be held at First United Methodist Church in Alexandria from Friday, March 28 until Sunday, April 6. This annual event includes a variety of art exhibits, guest speakers, musical entertainment and other activities to celebrate the arts.

Special events during the Tom Peyton Memorial [...]

The Muse Ceramic Sculpture Workshops


[ March 22, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. April 5, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ] The Muse Ceramic Sculpture Workshops
2 Sessions: March 22 & April 5, 3:30pm – 5:30pm at the LSUA Campus
LSUA visual arts professor Jeremy Simmons will teach ceramic sculpture techniques to teens and young adults between the ages of 14- 21.  To sign up, call or email Cindy at (318) 443-3458 or

Vernon Parish Fire Academy

[ April 22, 2014; ] The Leesville Fire Department is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 1st Annual Vernon Parish Fire Academy. Training sessions will be held at the Parish Training Center beginning April 22, 2014. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 6pm-10pm and Saturday from 8am-12pm.

The intent of the Academy is to train [...]

Fort Polk to Host Education Symposium

[ March 27, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] LEESVILLE, LA - Fort Polk Progress will host an evening session of its Education Symposium for working parents from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014.

The evening session will take place at the Leesville High School Cafeteria at 502 Berry Avenue in Leesville and will provide a recap and summary of the sessions that will have occurred [...]