Category Archives: Events

“Rocking on the Riverbank” Festival in Natchitoches

[ October 18, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will present the first-ever Rocking on the Riverbank Homecoming Festival in downtown Natchitoches on Friday, Oct. 18.  The event is open to the public and will include musical entertainment by MoJeaux (mojeauxband.com) on the riverbank stage, as well as food vendors, a mechanical bull and other attractions.  This year’s Homecoming [...]

Couponing class to be held Oct. 26

[ October 26, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] NATCHITOCHES –A Couponing for Beginners class will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Natchitoches Room in Russell Hall. The fee is $29.

The class will provide participants with information on how to use coupons to substantially cut their grocery bill.

For [...]

Regular Meeting of the Garden District Neighborhood & the Polk Street Area

[ October 22, 2013; ] Tuesday, Oct 22, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Public Safety Complex, 1000 Bolton Ave
Featured Speaker: John Dean, Regional Foods Systems Planner at CLEDA
Other Agenda Items:
-Nomination of Garden District Neighborhood Foundation- Alexandria, La 2013-14 Officers and Board
-Proposed merge of the Polk Street Area Neighborhood Group & the Garden District Neighborhood Foundation
-Update from Alexandria, La Police Department on arrests [...]

Schools compete for Clarkson concert, share of $3.25 million

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[ October 19, 2013; ] Wal-Mart, AT&T, Verizon & State Farm team up for teen driver safety event in Alexandria, LA. Oct. 19, 2013

– It’s a sobering statistic: Teenage drivers are three to four times more likely to be in a fatal crash than are adult drivers.

Wal-Mart, AT & T, Verizon & State Farm are joining forces to help reduce [...]

Zoo Boo at the Alexandria Zoo

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[ October 24, 2013 to October 26, 2013. ] Dates: Thursday, October 24; Friday, October 25; Saturday, October 26
Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Admission: $6 (Ages 1 & older)
It’s ALL TREATS and NO TRICKS at Cenla’s largest family-friendly Halloween Party! Alexandria Zoo’s ZOO BOO is three nights of SPOOKTACULAR, SCARE-FREE fun for kids 12 and younger.  Enjoy sweets and treats along the traditional trick-or-treat [...]

Art alumni picnic Saturday

[ October 19, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – The annual Art Alumni Picnic and Exhibition will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Northwestern State University Alumni Plaza.  Featured artists this year are Phyllis Lear (1992), Melinda G. Parrie (2003) and Jordan Wade (2013).  The event is part of the university’s Homecoming celebration.

The Orville G. Hanchey Gallery will [...]

17th Annual Alexandria Invitational Benefitting the National Kidney Foundation of LA

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[ October 25, 2013; ] Alexandria, Louisiana – On Friday, October 25, 2013 over 150 golfers and supporters will take to the golf course for the 17th Annual Alexandria Invitational benefitting the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana and help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against kidney disease in Alexandria.  The tournament is in a four-man scramble format [...]

Oboe recital to be held at Northwestern State Friday

[ October 18, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University faculty member Leah Forsyth will present a recital Friday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free. The public is invited. Those attending the concert should enter campus at the Caspari St. entrance and park on the west side of the A.A. Fredericks Center for Creative [...]

Montessori Educational Center to host 6th Annual Barry Gala Fundraiser

[ October 19, 2013; ] Alexandria, LA – The Montessori Educational Center (MEC) today announced it will host its 6th Annual Barry Gala Fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Red Cross Building on Bolton Avenue in Alexandria.

There will be a silent auction with a variety of items to bid on, live music by the Red River Jazz [...]

Groundbreaking Ceremony for MLKJ Branch Library

[ October 29, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—The official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library will be Tuesday, October 29 at 10 a.m. Several local officials will participate in the ceremony which is open to the public.

The ceremony is planned on the site of the new location, the 1100 block of Broadway Avenue between Peabody Magnet [...]