Category Archives: Events

Rapides Parish Schools Open Enrollment

[ February 3, 2014 to February 28, 2014. ] Rapides Parish School District
School Year 2014-2015
High School Open Enrollment Campaign
February 3-28, 2014
Contact area high schools for applications and rules.  Or visit www.rpsb.us to download and application.  Application deadline: February 28, 2014 at 4pm.
Applicants and their parents MUST reside in Rapides Parish. 

Alexandria Mardi Gras Weekend Begins Feb. 28th

[ 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 [...]

Rapides Parish Library Black History Month Presentation

[ 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 [...]

Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony to perform Feb. 11

[ February 11, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic will perform Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall.

Douglas Bakenhus will conduct the orchestra. Graduate assistant conductors are Mario Alejandro Torres and Lincoln Hall.

Tickets are $10. Northwestern State University, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with [...]

Spring ArtWalk Set for March 28th

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[ 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, [...]

LRA Cenla Chapter Presents “Taste Of Mardi Gras”

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[ 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 [...]

Pineville High School Rebel Club Presents 41st “So Rare” Antique Show and Sale

[ February 14, 2014 to February 16, 2014. ] Pineville, Louisiana –The Pineville Rebel Club presents the 41st “So Rare” Antique Show and Sale.  This long running antique show returns to the Rapides Coliseum Exhibition Hall on Valentine’s Day, February 14 and runs through February 16th.  The show features dealers from Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.  Items for sale include antique furniture, [...]

FitFest at Run Wild Offers Bra Fittings

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[ February 11, 2014; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Rapides Regional Medical Center goes ‘Red’

[ February 7, 2014; ] Hospital invites Central Louisiana to wear red, promote women’s heart health
ALEXANDRIA, LA – Join Rapides Regional Medical Center employees as they promote women’s heart health on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 7.

This one-day event will take place nationwide – and include millions of women, companies, community organizations and cities. Everyone can participate. All you [...]

Central Louisiana’s 2nd Annual Foodapalooza This Month

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[ 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 [...]