Category Archives: Events

Inglewood Carnival Market Mardi Gras Day


[ March 4, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

Thompson to present recital Wednesday at NSU


[ February 19, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Professor of Music Dr. J. Mark Thompson will present a recital at Northwestern State Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.

The program, “Bass Trombone Favorites,” will include works from composers Halsey Stevens, Robert Planel, Donald White, Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Jan Koetsier.  Elena [...]

Pianist Washington Garcia to perform Feb. 18 at NSU


[ February 18, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Pianist Washington Garcia will perform at Northwestern State University Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The concert is part of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Tickets are $15. Students are admitted free.

Dr. Francis Yang and Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen are the organizers of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Information [...]

Pottery by guest artist Gary Ratcliff on exhibit at NSU


[ February 13, 2014 to February 27, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Fine and Graphic Art is hosting an exhibition of work by ceramicist Gary Ratcliff, associate director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and head of the ULM Department of Art.  Ratcliff teaches beginning and advanced level of pottery at ULM, exhibits [...]

LRA Cenla Chapter presents “Taste of Mardi Gras”

[ February 28, 2014; ] Alexandria, 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.) Tickets are now available for purchase.

As Central Louisiana’s most well-known Mardi Gras event, it [...]

Father/Son Retreat April 4-5 at Dry Creek Baptist Camp

[ April 4, 2014 to April 5, 2014. ] Father/Son Retreat April 4-5
Friday night optional camp out – $10/family
Saturday – breakfast & lunch, staff-led and free-time activities
Devotion times led by Robert Friday
Saturday Cost: $15/person
Camp out supper at 7pm Friday
Saturday 8am-4pm
For more information, or to register, visit or call (337) 328-7531.

Preteen Retreat March 28-29 at Dry Creek Baptist Camp

[ March 28, 2014 to March 29, 2014. ] Preteen Retreat March 28-29 For Grades 1-6
Led by David Holder and Cade Gibbs & Abbie George
Special Feature: Late Night Tribal Challenge
A great camp try-out for first time campers!
Cost: $45 for individuals   includes 3 meals and lodging for 1 night; $35 each for multiple members of a household
Begins 5pm Friday and Ends after lunch Saturday.
For more [...]

Country Legend Ronnie Milsap Comes to Paragon

[ March 21, 2014; ] MARKSVILLE, LA – Officials from Paragon Casino Resort are proud to announce that country music legend Ronnie Milsap will be performing on Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mari Showroom. Tickets are currently on sale.

A native of Robbinsville, North Carolina, Milsap was born with a congenital disorder that left him completely blind. He [...]

NSU Theatre to present “Hairspray” Feb. 19-23


[ February 19, 2014 to February 23, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES  — Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance will present the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 19-23 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19-22 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 23.

Tickets are $15 and $12 for senior citizens 65 and over and children 12 and under. Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana [...]

LSU Of Alexandria To Host College Goal Sunday

[ February 16, 2014; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, LA – One of the biggest concerns about going to college is how to pay for it.  As a result, LSU of Alexandria is helping parents and students navigate the financial aid waters with College Goal Sunday.

The program’s goal is to help parents and students complete the first step of the financial aid process [...]