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Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring the American Workforce Coming to Angola Museum

[ May 17, 2014 to June 29, 2014. ] What would life be like without teachers, doctors, or firefighters? Every day Americans are hard at work on farms, factories, in homes or at desks keeping our communities thriving. The Angola Museum, in cooperation with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts [...]

Rapides Parish Library Announces Clothing Drive for Children

[ May 19, 2014 to June 13, 2014. ] Alexandria, Louisiana, – May 19 – June 13, the Rapides Parish Library will be collecting black or brown belts, gently used and new school uniforms, school supplies, and clothes in all sizes for homeless children and their families.  Donations will be accepted at any location of the Rapides Parish Library.

Gunter Branch Manager Pam Martin, who [...]

Deadline Extended for 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Contest

[ May 23, 2014 to July 18, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – The deadline for the 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Contest has been extended to July 18, 2014.
The theme for the poster is “Christmas in Natchitoches”. Artists who would like to enter the contest should submit a drawing or painting to the Natchitoches Arts Council using the chosen theme.
The completed artist’s sketch or painting [...]

2014 Louisiana Dragon Boat Races Photo Competition

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[ May 23, 2014 to June 30, 2014. ] Did you get that perfect shot? The one that captures the spirit of the 2014 races on May 10th? Here’s your chance to turn your photo into a money shot!

Drawing more than 10,000 attendees and 800 race participants, this spirited day of racing featured more teams, food, elaborate costumes, and entertainment — on and off [...]

Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout” Giveaway!

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[ May 23, 2014 to June 4, 2014. ] Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout”
KLAX ABC31 GIVEAWAY
It’s a “Rooftop Blowout” party event at the Paragon Casino Resort, featuring New Orleans’ own Cowboy Mouth, and KLAX-TV has tickets to giveaway!

Win a 4-pack of tickets to party with Cowboy Mouth on the Parking Garage Roof with food and drink specials and a spectacular fireworks show on June [...]

YWCA Volunteer Work Day Needs Volunteers Saturday

[ May 24, 2014; ] The YWCA has bought a second location for the YWCA at 1831 Turner St (formerly YMCA)!  Their target date to open that location is June 2nd, 2014. In order for that to happen they are asking for COMMUNITY WIDE VOLUNTEERS to help clean and paint the building on Saturday, May 24th starting at 8AM. They are [...]

Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held in Marthaville

[ May 24, 2014; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] A special Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 24 from 2pm-5pm at Rebel State Historic Site in Marthaville. Public invited. Marthaville is 25 miles west of Natchitoches.

Go to NYC with Lagniappe Theatre

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[ May 24, 2014 to May 29, 2014. ] Lagniappe Theatre Company announces its 3rd annual trip to New York City May 24-29, 2014.  Junior High Schoolers and older are welcome to join us on this trip.  However, parents are welcome to come too and if there are younger siblings who want to go, they can come too as long as the parent is [...]

Little Walter Music Festival this Weekend in Alexandria

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[ May 24, 2014; ]

Alexandria, La. – Blues. It is a feeling. It is music. It is the spirit of Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, who has been coined, “inarguably the single most influential artist in the history of Blues harmonica,” according to his biographers in Blues With A Feeling: The Little Walter Story.

The man behind the harmonica, the one [...]

Parks Open Pools And New Water Playground For Memorial Day Weekend And Summer

[ May 24, 2014 to May 26, 2014. ] A new water feature is available for visitors to St. Bernard State Park this summer with the opening of a water playground. The water playground, which opened in early May, replaces the swimming pool, and will offer dumping buckets, water cannons and jet sprays.

The Office of State Parks is opening swimming pools for the Memorial [...]

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