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November 2014

Discover the Dinosaurs

November 22 - November 23
Alexandria Riverfront Convention Center,
707 Main Street, Alexandria, LA United States
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Discover the Dinosaurs, a hands on exhibit featuring animatronic and museum quality dinosaur replicas and Ice Age mammals roars into the Alexandria Riverfront Center November 22nd & 23rd. Prehistoric times come back to life in the 20 foot T-Rex, life size Triceratops, Stegosaurus, soaring Pteranodon, Wooly Mammoth, Saber Tooth Cat, and Mastodon. Roaring dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals fascinate kids of all ages in this touring exhibit, which showcases museum quality pieces along with moving animatronic dinosaurs and Ice Age…

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Members: $25; Non-members: $50

Thanksgiving Holiday Art Camp

November 24 - November 25
Alexandria Museum of Art,
933 Second St., Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Thanksgiving Holiday Art Camp Monday, November 24 – Tuesday, November 25, 9am-Noon Cost: $25 for AMoA member children;  $50 for non-members Ages 6 – 12: Campers will use an assortment of materials, found and recycled, to make a variety of games that will keep them entertained during the holiday! Contact Cindy Blair at (318) 443-3458 or cindy@themuseum.org to sign up.

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$45

Safe Sitter Class

November 25 @ 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Rapides Regional Medical Center,
211 Fourth St., Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Nov. 25: Safe Sitter Class, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Education Department at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Boys and girls, ages 11 to 13, can learn the basic skills needed to be a safe and successful babysitter. This medically-accurate, hands-on class teaches sitters how to entertain children and keep them safe, how to perform basic child-care skills, how to call for emergency help, what to do when a child chokes, how to keep themselves safe and how to start a successful babysitting…

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LSUA Open House

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LSU of Alexandria,
8100 Hwy 71 South, Alexandria, LA 71302 United States
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LSUA Open House Tuesday, November 25 9:00am-1:00pm Brumfield Caffey Ballroom Visit www.lsua.edu to register Lunch is provided Call 473-6417 for more information

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LSUA Open House

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LSU of Alexandria,
8100 Hwy 71 South, Alexandria, LA 71302 United States
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ALEXANDRIA, LA – All Central Louisiana high school students are invited to see what LSU of Alexandria has to offer at the Fall Open House. Students will have the opportunity to speak with Academic Department Representatives concerning their intended major, learn about Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Support as well as talk with current students about their experience at LSUA. Participants will also be able to learn about LSUA’s dual enrollment opportunities. The Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, November…

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Prehistoric Mounds Tour

November 29
Marksville State Historic Site,
837 Martin Luther King Drive, Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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Prehistoric Mounds Tour Marksville State Historic Site November 29, 2014 $4 adults(over 62, under 13 Free) 888.253.8954

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December 2014

Christmas at the Fort

December 12 - December 13
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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December 12-13, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Christmas at the Fort, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Guests will see cannon firing, French Marine life and cooking demonstrations. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally

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Whittling the Hours Away

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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December 13, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Whittling the Hours Away, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Many hours were spent in camp with little to do so soldiers sought refuge from boredom by devising various diversions. Learn about the group songs, games, musical instruments, theatrical productions, practical jokes and more that all helped to keep morale up and pass the time. For more information call 888.677.7437 toll free or 484.2390 locally.

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Household Pottery Molding

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marksville State Historic Site,
837 Martin Luther King Drive, Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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December 13, Marksville State Historic Site, Marksville – Household Pottery Molding, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Native American created pottery for many purposes; and you can make your own pottery for your everyday use. A professional potter will demonstrate procedures in clay section, preparation and molding. For more information call 888.253.8954 toll free or 253.8954 locally.

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Christmas in the Trenches

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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December 20, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville- Christmas in the Trenches, sunset. This program is held in conjunction with the City of Alexandria’s “12 Days of Christmas” program. After dark, a candlelight tour will be held along the boardwalk of Fort Randolph. Hear letters written during the winter of 1864 as you tour 6 stations of the board walk and learn how the soldiers spent the holidays here. For more information call 888.677.7437 toll free or 484.2390…

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