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April 2015

Native American Awareness Week

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rapides Parish Library – Robertson Brance,
809 Tioga High School Road , Ball, LA 71405 United States
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April 8, 2015 – 10:30am to 12:00pm Robertson Branch We’re celebrating Native American Awareness Week. Join Donna Pierite and Elisabeth Mora of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana for story time! They will share stories and songs as well as information and activities on tribal history and the Tunica language.  Space is limited!  Call 318-640-3098.

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May 2015

Gathering of Marines

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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May 1-2, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Gathering of Marines, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Step back in time, as reenactors present the Manuals of Arms of the French de la Marines. There will be firepower demonstrations, using cannons and muskets, as well as cooking and sewing demonstrations. For more information, call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

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Gathering of Marines

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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May 1-2, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Gathering of Marines, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Step back in time, as reenactors present the Manuals of Arms of the French de la Marines. There will be firepower demonstrations, using cannons and muskets, as well as cooking and sewing demonstrations. For more information, call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

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Classic Car/Tractor/Motorcycle Show

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rebel State Historic Site,
1260 Hwy. 1221, Marthaville, 71450
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May 2, Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Classic Car / Tractor / Motorcycle Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Area car, tractor and motorcycle clubs will meet at Rebel SHS to display their vehicles.  Club members will be on hand to greet the public, answer questions and give a brief history of their vehicle(s).  Concessions will be available provided, or visitors can bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy the picnic area.  The show is dependent upon favorable weather,…

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Wednesday is for Spinning

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449 United States
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May 6 and 20, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Wednesday is for Spinning, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, Fort Jesup State Historic Site staff will provide spinning demonstrations while discussing how fabric was created and used during colonial days. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll free or 256.4117 locally.

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Whittling the Hours Away

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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May 9, 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. Group songs, games, musical instruments, theatrical productions, practical jokes and more 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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TUNICA-BILOXI POW WOW

May 16 - May 17
Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center,
711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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Marksville, La. – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana announced today that it will celebrate its 20th annual Pow Wow on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center at the Paragon Casino Resort (711 Paragon Place, Marksville, La. 71351) and will feature dance and drum demonstrations and more than 35 food and craft vendors. The Pow Wow…

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Frontier Life

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449 United States
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May 16, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Frontier Life, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Experience life on a frontier settlement of the 1800s, learning about the day-to-day chores that we know consider crafts. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll free or 256.4117 locally.

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Wednesday is for Spinning

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449 United States
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May 6 and 20, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Wednesday is for Spinning, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, Fort Jesup State Historic Site staff will provide spinning demonstrations while discussing how fabric was created and used during colonial days. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll free or 256.4117 locally.

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The French marine Hawk

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site,
155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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May 23, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – The French marine Hawk, 10 a.m. – noon. Come learn the ways of French marines and French colonist in the 18th century. All outdoor programs are subject to weather permitting. This is a hands-on workshop, with a $6 fee in addition to the entrance fee. For more information call 888.677.7853 or 357.3101 locally.

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