Category Archives: Events

Arbor Day Celebration Set For January 18 At Louisiana State Arboretum

[ January 18, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] VILLE PLATTE – Celebrate Louisiana’s Arbor Day with a day full of activities at the Louisiana State Arboretum on Saturday, January 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The tree seedling give-a-way will begin after the opening ceremony at 10 am.  Games, crafts and tree care and planting information will be available throughout the day.  [...]

Rose workshop scheduled for February 7-8 in Natchez

[ February 7, 2014 to February 8, 2014. ] BATON ROUGE, LA – The LSU AgCenter is cooperating with the American Rose Society Gulf District to present a midwinter workshop on rose care Feb. 7-8 at the Natchez Grant Hotel in Natchez, Miss.

The program is being held for members of the American Rose Society, Master Gardeners, home gardeners and others interested in roses, said [...]

Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade


[ February 28, 2014; ] Alexandria – The Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders parade will roll in downtown Alexandria on Friday, February 28, 2014, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The Friday afternoon parade will kick off the 21st Annual Mardi Gras weekend with a salute to our military and their families. The parade will showcase many eras of classic cars, as well [...]

Rapides Parish Library’s First Annual Creative Con

[ February 1, 2014; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana–The Rapides Parish Library announces its First Annual Creative Convention (Creative Con) to be held at the Westside Branch Library, Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  This event is an opportunity for fans of all varieties of pop culture and entertainment genres to gather with others of similar interests.

Several activities are scheduled, such [...]

Pianist Joel Hastings to perform at NSU


[ January 16, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Pianist Joel Hastings will perform at Northwestern State University Thursday, Jan. 16 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 [...]

Country Legend Ronnie Milsap Comes to Paragon


[ January 11, 2014; ] MARKSVILLE, LA – 2014 marks Paragon Casino Resort’s 20th anniversary. We are proud to announce the first entertainer of our exciting 2014 line up, Ronnie Milsap. And in recognition of our anniversary, tickets are only $20. Milsap will perform in the Mari  Showroom on Saturday, January 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale.

A [...]

Announcing Rapides Parish Main Library new book club

[ January 9, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana — Do you like to read and discuss new books?  Now is your chance: The Main Library is starting a new book club on January 9, 2014. They will be reading and discussing The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.  The first meeting is Thursday, January 9, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Contact Monique at [...]

Men’s Winter Fellowship at Dry Creek Baptist Camp

[ January 25, 2014; ] MEN’S WINTER FELLOWSHIP ~ Saturday, January 25, 2014

Speaker: Robert Dukes of Hineston, LA

Music: Prentiss Miller

Cost: $15 per person

2-5pm activities, singing, testimony, 5pm fried catfish dinner, 6pm worship service

Registration begins:1:30pm  Fellowship Day ends: 7:30pm

Casual dress.  Bring a friend.  To register for this event send $15 per person and a completed Dry Creek Adult Retreat Registration Form.

For more [...]

Mother, Daughter Retreat at Dry Creek Baptist Camp

[ January 17, 2014 to January 18, 2014. ] MOTHER/DAUGHTER RETREAT ~ January 17-18 2014

Theme: “The Exchange” – Gifts of the heart mothers and daughters can give to each other. This is a weekend for 6th-12th grade girls and their mothers to spend some quality time together and with the Lord.

Speaker: Kathy Nelson of Ruston, LA and her daughters, Katie Garcia and Lisa Stapp

Worship [...]

White Lake Fishing Lottery Applications Available for 2014

[ January 8, 2014 to February 20, 2014. ] The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for a lottery drawing for fishing permit access to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) between March 15 and Aug. 15, 2014.

A total of 100 permits will be issued following the lottery drawing and winning applicants will be notified of their opportunity to [...]