Category Archives: Events

South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco – Nature Center Exhibits


[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] An interpreter will be at the Nature Center to discuss exhibits of local wildlife including bald eagles, fish, birds, and alligators. Pictures depicting the building of the Toledo Bend Reservoir are on display as well as antique fishing gear. For more information call 888.398.4770 toll free or 286.9075 locally.

Annual Suit Drive Collection Runs Through July 31


[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) announces the sixth annual National Suit Drive in partnership with Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) and Men’s Wearhouse.  Within the Department, the effort will be known as the “Michael Ellerbe Legacy Suit Drive” in honor of Michael Ellerbe who passed away in May.  Ellerbe, Director of [...]

Resident Artists take Center Stage at River Oaks’ Resident Artist Exhibit


[ July 9, 2013 to August 17, 2013. ] Their Resident Artist Exhibit is one of the many highlights that River Oaks Arts Center offers annually – a crowd favorite, the show features works from all artists that rent studio space at the downtown arts center. “What makes it so unique is that we bring out all the talent at the same time – [...]

Avoyelles Parish Events – July 2013

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[ July 12, 2013 to July 28, 2013. ] Pine Needle Basketry Class
Marksville State Historic Site
July 12th, 10am-2pm
$4 fee per adults 13-61, others free
For more information, call (318) 253-8954
Bastille Day Observance
July 13
Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Marksville at 4pm on Saturday
With Photo Opportunity at Courthouse and Bailey’s on the Square Following
Concert at Fox Theatre at 7pm on Saturday, Matinee 2pm on Sunday
For more information, [...]

Junior Lifeguard Course at NSU

[ July 16, 2013 to July 27, 2013. ] Northwestern State University will offer a Junior Lifeguard course at the NSU Recreation Complex pool.  The class is designed to guide youth toward the American Red Cross Lifeguard course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards.  Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills.  They will learn techniques [...]

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – NSU Folk Festival

[ July 19, 2013 9:00 am to July 20, 2013 4:00 pm. ] July 19-20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Site staff will set up an informational display at the NSU Louisiana Folklife Festival, Prather Coliseum. Staff will be on site handing out brochures. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

Bayou Blaque Band Presents Rockin’ on the Bayou


[ July 20, 2013; 12:00 am to 10:30 pm. ] NATCHITOCHES – The Bayou Blaque Band will host Rockin’ on the Bayou Saturday, July 20, on the downtown riverbank.  The event will feature performances by area bands and an inflatable jumper for children from 12:00 noon to 10:30 p.m.
Bands performing at Rockin on the Bayou include: No Refunds, Mixed Company, and If You’re Lonely, three [...]

Planting Party at Alexandria Zoo


[ July 20, 2013; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Pack your shovel and your work gloves and head to the Zoo!
Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 8 am – noon
Attire: Lots of bending… no short shorts
Please, no children.
We’re having a PLANTING PARTY this Saturday, July 20 beginning at 8 am.
The Land of the Jaguar GRAND OPENING is just around the corner and we need YOUR help to [...]

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Fest


[ July 19, 2013; 4:30 pm to 11:15 pm. July 20, 2013; 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. ] The 34th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held July 19-20 in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus. The Festival will be on Friday, July 19 from 4:30 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Tickets are $11 for a two-day pass, available in advance only, $8 [...]

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Workin’ in the Garden


[ July 6, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. July 13, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. July 20, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. July 27, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Together will the Rotary Club of Pineville, LA, site staff cultivates a vegetable garden on site. Volunteers are welcome to come help out and learn about vegetable gardening then and now. Your labor is always appreciated, as most vegetables produced go to the Main Street Mission of Pineville. For more information call [...]