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October 2014

Phone Book Recycling Contest

October 24

NATCHITOCHES – Fifth grade students in Natchitoches Parish are learning the importance of recycling by participating in the Annual Phone Book Recycling Contest, sponsored by the City of Natchitoches, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and CP-Tel.
Parish fifth graders are asked to collect as many phone books as possible and return them to their [...]

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Tales Along the Bayou

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kent Plantation House,
3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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(Alexandria, LA) – This free family-friendly event is sponsored by the Rapides Parish Library and held at Kent Plantation House on October 24, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
Get set for another thrilling and chilling year of Tales Along the Bayou!  Beneath the canopy of stars, in an inky moonless sky, the evening gets underway at [...]

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Campfire Cooking Demonstration

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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October 4 and 25, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Campfire Cooking Demonstration, 10 a.m. – noon. Food prepared will parallel camp cuisine common in Federal and Confederate encampments, but will also include seasonal fruits and vegetables that may have been available to foraging soldiers. This program offers opportunities to interpret period [...]

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Prehistoric Mounds Tour

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marksville State Historic Site,
837 Martin Luther King Drive, Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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October 25, Marksville State Historic Site, Marksville-Prehistoric Mounds Tour, 10 a.m. and noon.
Join the staff and volunteers for special guided tours and demonstrations of the area and daily tasks, as performed by the area’s original residents. For more information call 888.253.8954 toll free or 253.8954 locally.

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Fall Business Expo

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Alexandria Convention Hall,
915 3rd Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Fall Business Expo and Strategic Luncheon with guest speaker, Representative Lance Harris. Representative Harris is an entrepreneur and business owner. He will discuss his own road to success as a businessman and how it shapes his service as a legislator. He will also address [...]

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November 2014

Civil War Reenactment

November 1 - November 2
Downtown Natchitoches,
Natchitoches, LA United States
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The streets of downtown Natchitoches will be filled with Confederate and Union soldiers engaged in an authentic reenactment on November 1st and 2nd, 2014 as part of the Natchitoches Tri-Centennial Celebration. This is the augural reenactment of a bi-annual event to honor the history of the Civil War, including an actual battle in downtown Natchitoches, [...]

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Free

Centering Prayer Workshop

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First United Methodist Church Alexandria,
2727 Jackson Street , Alexandria, LA United States
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“An Introduction to Centering Prayer” two-hour workshop is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, at First United Methodist Church Alexandria.
“It’s an opportunity for people to be introduced to a method of Christian prayer and meditation that’s called centering prayer,” said the Rev. Donnie Wilkinson, First Church’s senior pastor.
Rev. Wilkinson will be leading the workshop set for [...]

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Free

Grief in the Holidays

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice,
4801 Jackson St. Ext. Suite B, Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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Grief in the Holidays
Free Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (light lunch provided)
CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice
4801 Jackson St. Ext Suite B,  Alexandria, LA
(Pattons Jeweler building—door faces McDonald’s)
As the holiday season approaches, those in grief feel anything but joyous.  Most dread the coming season.
This Holiday Grief Workshop will feature a webinar on grief from Hospice Foundation of [...]

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Free

Spanish Tour/Talk

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art,
933 Second St., Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Spanish Language Tour of Exhibitions (Tour de exposición en el museo de arte en español)
Saturday, November 1, 1-2pm    FREE! ¡GRATIS!
Spanish Language Art Talk
A little bit of fine art in Spanish… (¡Platicame de bellas artes en espanol!)
Saturday, November 1, 2:00-3:30pm,  FREE! ¡GRATIS!
Featured Artist: TBD
Have fun talking in Spanish and learning about the art of Spanish-speaking cultures. [...]

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LSUA Foundation Gala

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

5th Annual LSUA Foundation GALA — Big BAND, Big FOOD,  Big FUN – BLACK TIE/FORMAL AFFAIR!

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