Category Archives: Events

7th Annual Community-Wide Youth Job Fair

[ April 15, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. April 22, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] 7th Annual Community-Wide Youth Job Fair PRESENTED BY:
The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, Rapides Business and Career Solutions Center/Louisiana Workforce Commission, The Learning Center for Rapides Parish, the City of Alexandria, and the City of Pineville
Ages:  16 – 25
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Riverfront Center
Free! Job Seekers’ Workshop
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Support the Food Bank through the Feinstein Challenge

[ March 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014. ] During the months of March and April, philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein will match a portion of donations to hunger relief agencies across the nation, including the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.  Last year the Food Bank received $2,212 from the Feinstein Challenge.

Donations received during March and April are critical to this fundraising effort because the [...]

Glenmora Friends of the Library Bake and Book Sale

[ March 10, 2014 to March 15, 2014. ] Glenmora, Louisiana—The Glenmora Friends of the Library will host a Bake and Book Sale at the Glenmora Rapides Parish Library. The event dates and times are as follows: March 10, 12, & 14, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. March 11, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. March 13, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. March 15, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The sale will be [...]

“The Way We Worked” at Haas Auditorium in Bunkie


[ February 27, 2014; ] Dr. Donald Yates, Ph.D. LSUA
Smithsonian Museum on Main Street
“The Way We Worked”
Thursday February 27, 2014
6:00 pm at HAAS AUDITORIUM, 208 PERSHING HWY, Bunkie, La
Dr. Donald Yates, Ph.D. is currently an assistant professor of Business at LSU-Alexandria.  His presentation is; Watson: The Cloud on the Horizon No Bigger Than a Man’s Hand”.  Sub Title: The coming [...]

NSU to host regional history bee and bowl

[ March 1, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the Northern Louisiana National History Bee and Bowl Saturday, March 1 at Watson Library beginning at 9 a.m. Admission to the event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Participating schools include Winnfield Middle School, Riverdale Academy, Airline High School in Bossier and St. Mary’s of Natchitoches.

The [...]

Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word Performing Arts Series featuring Mosaic Dialect


[ February 28, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word Performing Arts Series featuring Mosaic Dialect
Friday, February 28  ~  6:30-8:30pm
“Salt of the Earth” is the theme for the evening’s spoken word performances, reflecting and elevating in poetic vibrations on the root of African American life. Featuring “Poetic X” from Shreveport. Mosaic Dialect is a collective of Alexandria “poets in motion,” [...]

5th Annual Thad Bailes 4-H Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament


[ April 12, 2014; ] 5th Annual Thad Bailes 4-H Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament – April 12, 2014
Warrior Hills Golf Course Fort Polk La.
4 person scramble-$50.00 per player
Please make checks payable to Vernon Parish 4-H
Fee includes golf cart, green fee and lunch
Registration Begins @ 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start @ 9:00 a.m.
Thad Bailes was a great believer and supporter of the [...]

Victory Belles to be in Alexandria

[ February 28, 2014; ] Alexandria, LA – The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles will be in Alexandria this weekend.

The Victory Belles are a charming vocal trio who travel the globe delighting audiences with their spirited performances, which feature dazzling costumes, audience interaction, and musical hits such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, and God [...]

Chamber Strategic Luncheon featuring LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler


[ March 12, 2014; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. ] Please join us at the Chamber’s March Strategic Luncheon featuring the Louisiana Secretary of State. Tom Schedler will explain his latest initiative, the GeauxBiz Portal that will allow new businesses to register online one time with three different required state agencies through the Department’s GeauxBiz website.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Diamond Grill, 924 3rd Street, Alexandria.  [...]

NSU Research Day March 13

[ March 13, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s 27th annual Research Day will be Thursday, March 13.  Research Day showcases a broad range of graduate and undergraduate academic and creative endeavors with students offering 15-minute oral presentations on their topics, followed by question and answer sessions.  In addition to dozens of concurrent paper sessions, the day will include [...]