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January 2015

Outdoors-Woman Workshop

January 30

Registration to Open Jan. 30 for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop Jan. 22, 2015 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will open registration Jan. 30 for 125 participants in the 27th Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop set for March 27-29, 2015. Women throughout Louisiana and neighboring states can participate in this educational, hands-on outdoor skills workshop at Camp Grant Walker in the rolling hills of central Louisiana. Women 18 years of age and older who like the outdoors are encouraged…

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Black History Month Art Exhibit

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kent Plantation House,
3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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There will be an Opening Reception for the Annual Black History Month Art Exhibit, Friday, January 30th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Kent Plantation House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303. Featured artists this year, all students of Ethel Dixon, are Dana Faraldo Cox, T. Holmes and Ruthlyn Roberts Jarvis.  Each year several of Ethel Dixon’s students present their works of art which are on display during the month of February and can be viewed Monday through…

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Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top

January 30 @ 5:30 pm

Historic City Hall opens Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965 And Visible Visions Historic City Hall will host a new exhibition Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890 – 1965.  An opening reception will take place Friday, January 30 from 5:30-8pm, open to all ages, no admission fee, and refreshments will be served. The exhibition will hang through March 14. In an era spanning the early 20th century, through…

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Rhythm & Rhymes

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art,
933 Second St., Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Rhythm & Rhymes: Spoken Word Performing Arts Series Friday, January 30, 7-9pm   Admission: Free for AMoA Members; $4 for non-members Musical and spoken word performances, including open mic and featured performers, are presented AMoA, promoting the art of spoken word and self-expression, and creating opportunities for poets. Hosted by Alexandria native and accomplished slam poet Sha’Condria Sibley.

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Singer Wendy Colonna to perform NSU

January 30 @ 7:30 pm

NATCHITOCHES – Singer Wendy Colonna will appear at Northwestern State University Friday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Natchitoches Room of Russell Hall. Admission is free for NSU students, faculty and staff and a suggested $10 donation for the general public. Colonna, an alumna of the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State, is promoting her CD “Nectar.” The process that led to the CD started at NSU where an ecology class sparked a fascination with pollination and bees. She…

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Spirits 5K

January 31

The Garden District Neighborhood Foundation would like to announce our upcoming events for the months of January and February. We welcome our friends from the media and our neighbors and friends to these events. Cheering for our Friends On the 31st of January we will cheer on our neighbors and friends as they run through our streets in the Spirits 5K. Second Lining for our Neighbors Every day many of our neighbors throughout Cenla go hungry, not knowing where their…

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Natchitoches Colonial Scandals

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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January 31, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Natchitoches Colonial Scandals, 10-11 a.m. Come and learn about the French Louisiana Territory and Colonial Natchitoches during the years of 1714-1803. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

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Louisiana Clarinet Symposium

January 31 @ 5:00 pm

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the Louisiana Clarinet Symposium Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Fine Arts Annex. College and high school students from throughout the state will attend an intercollegiate master class, panel discussion, mass clarinet choir session and a feature recital with Pedro Rubio on clarinet and pianist Ana Benavides.  The symposium is funded through the Joanna Magale Endowed Professorship. Rubio and Benavides will perform at 5 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open…

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Wayne Toups Returns

January 31 @ 8:00 pm
Paragon Casino Resort,
711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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“Wayne Toups Returns to His Louisiana Roots” MARKSVILLE, La., (January 22, 2015) – Paragon Casino Resort is excited to welcome back Cajun superstar Wayne Toups to the Mari Showroom on Saturday, January 31 at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now. Toups is a native of Crowley, LA. He’s famous for combining Zydeco, Cajun and R&B. These genres fused together are referred to as “ZydeCajun.” Zydeco enthusiasts get the best of all worlds including a Cajun spicy blend…

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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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