Category Archives: Events

Santa Comes to Arna Bontemps Museum

[ December 20, 2013 to December 22, 2013. ] Alexandria, La – ‘Tis the season to visit with Santa Claus! Santa will be at the Arna Bontemps African American Museum, located at 1327 Third Street in Alexandria, Dec. 20-22.  He will give a moment of his time to children visiting to discuss their Christmas wish list. Each child will have the opportunity to take [...]

Rapides Parish Main Library new book club

[ January 9, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:00 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 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Contact Monique at 318-445-2411, for information [...]

RPSO to Host Christmas Firearms Familiarization Sat, Dec. 28th

[ December 28, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Christmas time brings many first time firearms owners, especially youngsters who may be receiving their first hunting firearm as a gift.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a “Christmas Firearms Familiarization” on Saturday, December 28th from 9 am until 3 pm at the RPSO Training Center at 150 Sheriff’s [...]

Annual Christmas Bake and Toy Sale at J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library

[ December 16, 2013 to December 21, 2013. ] Glenmora, Louisiana—The annual Christmas Bake and Toy Sale at the J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library is Monday through Saturday, December 16-21. Baked goods include cookies, cakes, candy, jellies and jams. Books cost $1 for hardbacks and $0.50 cents for paperbacks. Wednesday’s book sale special is buy two books, get one free.

The event will open during [...]

NSU Chamber Choir to perform “Lessons and Carols” Tuesday

[ December 10, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Chamber Choir will present a candlelight service of “Lessons and Carols” Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 145 Church St. in Natchitoches. Admission is free and open to the public. Dr. Burt Allen will direct the Northwestern choir.

Jordan DeRouen of DeRidder is [...]

Author Ernest Gaines to present reading at NSU

[ December 10, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Author Ernest Gaines will present a reading at Northwestern State University Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. in the Friedman Student Union Ballroom. Admission is free and open to the public. Gaines will be introduced by former Louisiana Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque.

Gaines is among the most widely read and respected contemporary authors of [...]

Rapides Symphony Orchestra Presents Home For The Holidays

[ December 8, 2013; 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] (Alexandria, LA)  It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Joshua Zona will once again celebrate this joyous season with the popular annual holiday concert on Sunday, December, 8, 2:30 p.m. at the Coughlin – Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria.

With this year’s theme being “Home [...]

5 New Exhibitions Opening at AMoA

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[ December 6, 2013 to February 22, 2014. ] Opening December 6 at AMoA: 5 next exhibitions featuring over 50 artworks by African-American artists from the collection of renowned costume designer Myrna Colley-Lee of Mississippi, 40 watercolors by artists throughout the world, rare behind-the-scene photographs of Mother Teresa by Baton Rouge-photographer Marie Constantin, and photographs of film production in Central Louisiana by Pineville-photographer Eric [...]

Dutch Oven Gathering At Chicot State Park

[ December 7, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] VILLE PLATTE — Join us for Chicot State Park’s monthly Dutch oven gathering on Sat., December 7th from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. It will be held at Pavilion 2, located in the picnic/day use area near the South Boat Launch.

Bill Ryan, President of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, and Randy Hebert of the Le Chein [...]

Free Mother’s Day FITBOX Class

[ May 8, 2014; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] Free FITBOX is for adults.  Benefits are cardio, stress relief, and self-defense workout.  Class consist of boxing combos, hand and foot techniques on pads with a core component.  It is a fun and exciting way to burn between 350 to 450 calories.  TV’s Biggest Loser uses FITBOX as a component of their training.

May 8, 2014 [...]