Category Archives: Events

Author Ernest Gaines to present reading at NSU

[ December 10, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Author Ernest Gaines will present a reading at Northwestern State University Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. in the Friedman Student Union Ballroom. Admission is free and open to the public. Gaines will be introduced by former Louisiana Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque.

Gaines is among the most widely read and respected contemporary authors of [...]

NSU Chamber Choir to perform “Lessons and Carols” Tuesday

[ December 10, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Chamber Choir will present a candlelight service of “Lessons and Carols” Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 145 Church St. in Natchitoches. Admission is free and open to the public. Dr. Burt Allen will direct the Northwestern choir.

Jordan DeRouen of DeRidder is [...]

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem 2013

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[ December 12, 2013 to December 15, 2013. ] Emmanuel Baptist Church invites you to step back in time to a place where a single event changed million of lives forever.

We are excited to present “Pilgrimage to Bethlehem 2013” to the Central Louisiana community.  Come for music and drama presented in the beautiful Emmanuel sanctuary and stay for a guided tour of the dramatic [...]

Pineville Christmas Parade Dec. 13th

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[ December 13, 2013; ] The time is upon us again for the Pineville Christmas Parade.  The Parade will be on Friday, December 13 beginning at 7PM.  The Parade this year will begin on Main Street at Hospital/Napoleon Blvd., in front of Huey P. Long.

The parade will continue up Main Street to Military Highway and end at the Trotter Center [...]

Paragon Casino Resort Hosts Many Holiday Events

[ December 13, 2013 to December 15, 2013. ] MARKSVILLE, LA – Paragon Casino Resort is excited about the holidays and will have an action-packed weekend from December 13-15 including the Cirque du Noel show, the Holiday Open house and Brunch with Santa.

Paragon guests will delight in the amazing feats of jugglers, acrobats and aerialists all choreographed to holiday music during the Cirque du [...]

“Singing Christmas Tree” Relives World War II Days

[ December 13, 2013 to December 15, 2013. ] “Keep Calm…Christmas is Coming” Dec. 13-16

First Baptist Lafayette presents its annual “Singing Christmas Tree” performance with a cast of more than 200, including 85 choir members, in “Keep Calm…Christmas is Coming.” The annual Christmas show travels back to 1940 England when the Germans bombed London and the English Crown encouraged Britains to “Keep Calm and [...]

Annual Christmas Bake and Toy Sale at J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library

[ December 16, 2013 to December 21, 2013. ] Glenmora, Louisiana—The annual Christmas Bake and Toy Sale at the J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library is Monday through Saturday, December 16-21. Baked goods include cookies, cakes, candy, jellies and jams. Books cost $1 for hardbacks and $0.50 cents for paperbacks. Wednesday’s book sale special is buy two books, get one free.

The event will open during [...]

Christmas at Inglewood

[ December 17, 2013; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Inglewood Farm will be hosting Christmas at Inglewood on Tuesday, December 17th from 3pm-7pm at the Inglewood Harvest Barn at 6233 Old Baton Rouge Highway in Alexandria.

Add something new to your Christmas Dinner!  Family Farm Day including Inglewood market, local vendors, wagon rides, Christmas music, kids craft and more.  Admission is free and open to [...]

Santa Comes to Arna Bontemps Museum

[ December 20, 2013 to December 22, 2013. ] Alexandria, La – ‘Tis the season to visit with Santa Claus! Santa will be at the Arna Bontemps African American Museum, located at 1327 Third Street in Alexandria, Dec. 20-22.  He will give a moment of his time to children visiting to discuss their Christmas wish list. Each child will have the opportunity to take [...]

NSU to hold Fall Commencement Dec. 20

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[ December 20, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold its Fall Commencement Exercises Friday, Dec. 20 in Prather Coliseum.

Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Education and Human Development and undergraduate students from the Louisiana Scholars’ College will receive diplomas at 10 a.m. Undergraduate and graduate students from the [...]