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February 2015

Black History Month @ Rapides Library’s

February 1 - February 28
Rapides Parish Library Main Library,
411 Washington Street , Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Celebrating Black History Month in February and the Rapides Parish Library’s 2nd Annual CreatiCon. The Rapides Parish Library in February has scheduled several programs that honor and celebrating Black History Month.  Below is a schedule of activities and programs available through the Library System for the first three weeks of February.  Attached are four fliers promoting activities at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library with a month long celebration of African Americans in Literature. On February 7, Candied Yams and…

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Foodapalooza

February 26 - February 28

ALEXANDRIA – The Third Annual Foodapalooza, an event that celebrates Central Louisiana foods and food producers, will be February 26-28 in Alexandria. The event includes nationally recognized speakers Kathlyn Terry, the executive director for the Appalachian Sustainable Development, and organic farming expert Mark Cain. Foodapalooza also features workshops and presentations, tours of local farms and locally sourced meals from restaurants throughout the region. “This year’s Foodapalooza will include more workshops, partners and events than ever before,” said John Cotton Dean,…

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Gouache Techniques for Beginners

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alexandria Museum of Art 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 www.themuseum.org      Phone: 318-443-3458  Museum Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm Admission Fees: FREE admission every 2nd Saturday! Regular Admission: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors/Students/Military, $2 Youth age 4-13, Free for Children 4 & under   Adult Art Class: Gouache Techniques for Beginners Saturday, February 28, 1-4pm Cost: $25 for AMoA Members; $35 for non-members. All supplies included. Participants will be inspired by the works of exhibiting artist Belle Yang and wil create…

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Black History Month Reading Club

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reading and discussing Jesmyn Ward’s SALVAGE THE BONES. “A woman’s coming-of-age story in the face of devastating loss.” A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch’s father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn’t show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn’t much to save. Lately, Esch can’t keep down what food she gets; she’s fourteen and pregnant.…

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Asian Fusion Spring Dinner

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Cross Building,
425 N. Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA United States
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Asian Fusion Spring Dinner Saturday, February 28   6-9:30pm Tickets $150 per person The Red Cross Building 425 N Bolton Avenue AMoA will host a fundraiser that will include Asian fusion accompanied by imported beer and wine. (cash bar available) Dinner will be prepared by Chef Al Mahfouz of the Red River Grill. Seating is limited and reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 25 by contacting Steve Farnsley at (318) 443-3458 or steve@themuseum.org.

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March 2015

College Goal Sunday at LSUA

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
LSU of Alexandria,
8100 Hwy 71 South, Alexandria, LA 71302 United States
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ALEXANDRIA, LA – High school students and their parents are invited to visit LSUA on Friday, February 27 for the Spring Open House. Participants will learn about LSUA departments, financial aid, campus life, student support and have the opportunity to meet with various professors as well as current students. The event runs from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Brumfield Caffey Ballroom and will be followed immediately by a tailgate. The tailgate will be located next to the Fitness Center and offer hot…

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CLTCC College Bowl Sunday

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Central LA Technical Community College (CLTCC)),
4311 South MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71302 United States
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CLTCC to Help Students, Parents Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid at College Goal Sunday on March 1 Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) will host College Goal SundaySM at its Alexandria Main Campus Sunday, March 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. as well as Post-College Goal Sunday Events at its other campuses from March 3 through March 31. College Goal Sunday is a free college financial aid event offered in 34 states. In Louisiana, it’s March 1.…

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University Academy Open House

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LSU of Alexandria,
8100 Hwy 71 South, Alexandria, LA 71302 United States
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University Academy Open House March 3   5:30-7:30 PM Location LSUA Oakland Hall 141 Middleton Drive Alexandria, LA 71302 318-427-0123 www.uacenla.com

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Army Listening Session

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alexandria Convention Hall,
915 3rd Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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The Army Listening Session about the proposed cut of up to 6,500 troops at Fort Polk will be held in three locations simultaneously on March 3, 2015. The three locations include, Leesville, Alexandria and Lake Charles. The Alexandria Listening Session will be hosted by the Central LA Chamber of Commerce at Convention Hall at Alexandria City Hall at 6:00 p.m. “Holding the listening sessions in three locations will enable us to significantly increase the number of participants,” said Deborah Randolph,…

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B.A.S.S. Regional Tournament

March 5 - March 7
Grand Ecore Boat Launch

Carhartt College B.A.S.S. Regional Tournament in Natchitoches March 5 – 7 Tournament to be televised on ESPNU NATCHITOCHES – The 2015 Carhartt College B.A.S.S. Series will make a stop in Natchitoches March 5 – 7, 2015 for the Central Conference Regional Tournament. The 3-day tournament will host college anglers from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas including the Northwestern State University Fishing Team. As part of the Carhartt College Bassmasters Series, the tournament will be televised on ESPNU. “We are thrilled…

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