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August 2018

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First Responders Appreciation Luncheon

First Responders Appreciation Luncheon

Super 1 Foods would like to show their appreciation to all local First Responders by hosting an appreciation lunch Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Natchitoches Event Center. On and Off Duty first Responders including staff administration, dispatchers, etc. will be able to pick up a plate lunch and drink free of charge. To-go orders and group to-go orders will be available for pickup as well.

 

The City of Natchitoches would like to thank Super 1 Foods for their commitment to the Natchitoches community. For more information, please contact the City of Natchitoches Department of Programming and Promotions at (318)352-2746.

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Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:00am
08/01/2018 - 11:00am
 
Natchitoches Portable Park

Natchitoches Portable Park

August 2nd from 3:30-5:30 pm

400 MLK Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71457

GO outside and play! Portable Park offers games, exercise equipment and activities for free that are lead by a City staff.

Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
08/02/2018 - 3:30pm
 
Natchitoches Mobile Market

Natchitoches Mobile Market

August 2nd from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

701 E 5th St, Natchitoches, LA 71457

We offer fresh & local fruits and vegetables and sell them at the Pierson & Mallet Park making healthy eating easier than ever! The Mobile Market gives the first 50 children ages 2-13 $5.00 in tokens to buy produce at the Market.

Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
08/02/2018 - 3:30pm
 
Back-to-School Expo

Back-to-School Expo

The Natchitoches Parish School Board’s Federal Programs is hosting a Back-to-School Expo, set for Thursday, Aug. 2 from 4-6 pm at the Natchitoches Events Center, located on Second Street.

Each school, along with community organizations, will be available to answer questions and outline what they have available for families throughout the school year. Information about school supply lists, acceptable uniforms, after-school programs, etc. will be readily available. There will be a fashion show featuring student representatives from each school.

The first 100 student attendees will receive a backpack filled with supplies. All parents and students are invited to attend.

Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
08/02/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
 
 
 
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Cane River NHA to Host Volunteer Sewing Day

Cane River NHA to Host Volunteer Sewing Day

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will host a volunteer sewing day at Los Adaes State Historic Site on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10AM – 2PM. 

CRNHA is looking for volunteers who know how to sew by hand or have a sewing machine. “We are developing an immersive game for school groups called Camino de los Adaes. This will be a game similar to “Oregon Trail” but instead of playing on a computer you actually get to explore the trail in person,” remarked Heritage Ranger Michael Mumaugh. CRNHA is looking for 5-6 volunteers to help stitch the seams of the cloth props (belts, bags, and small tents) to be used in this game. “With volunteer help we can have this educational offering at Los Adaes ready for the fall semester,” continued Mumaugh.

If interested, volunteers are asked to register by 4pm Thursday, August 9, 2018 to ensure enough supplies are on hand. “However, if you are unable to commit by the deadline, we certainly will not turn anyone away that shows up on Friday,” finished Mumaugh. Volunteers can register by phone at 318-356-5555 or by email to MMumaugh@CaneRiverNHA.org. Volunteers will be supplied with thread (and needle if sewing by hand) to sew the cloth blanks together. Light refreshments will be provided. For those bringing their sewing machines we will have the needed extension cords for your machines. Los Adaes is located just off Highway 6 near Robeline at 6354 Highway 485.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
08/10/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
 
Cane River NHA August Lunch and Learn

Cane River NHA August Lunch and Learn

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will host a brown bag lunch and learn lecture entitled, “Red River Legends and Folklore” on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Grand Ecore Visitor Center.

All along the banks of the mischievous Red River from Natchitoches north to Shreveport, the historical culture has produced compelling stories that come from everyday life. The echoes of these are heard yet today.

Professor Cheryl White, Associate Professor of History at Louisiana State University at Shreveport, will explore some of the folklore surrounding the Red River and its historical basis.  “The Red River is full of myths and many of them have been researched and preserved in the works by Dr. White.” remarked CRNHA Heritage Ranger Michael Mumaugh. 

The presentation and Q&A will be approximately an hour and half and held at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center on August 11th from 11:00am-12:30pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. Copies of Dr. White’s book, “A Haunted History of Louisiana Plantations,” will be available for purchase and signing. The books cost $20 and cash or check are accepted. Guests are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch. For questions, contact Michael Mumaugh at 318-356-5555.

Date: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:00am
08/11/2018 - 11:00am
 
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American Cemetery Clean Up

American Cemetery Clean Up

The community is invited to join Northwestern State University volunteers in a clean-up campaign organized by the Natchitoches Historic Foundation.

As part of NSU’s Demon Days, students taking part in the 1 of 7 Service Kickoff will help the NHF with a clean-up at the American Cemetery on Second Street from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. 1 of 7 is a service initiative created by NSU Alum Kip Patrick to encourage individuals to spend one day per week engaged in service to others and the concept has been part of NSU’s Demon Days for several years.

Community members are encouraged to join volunteers by cleaning family plots and tombstones. The Foundation will have D/2 solution (while supplies last), the solution used on the White House, World Heritage Sites, and in VA cemeteries, free of charge, to clean tombstones. Participants are asked to bring basic lawn equipment such as rakes, hedge clippers, large lawn refuse bags, brooms, scrub brushes or other helpful tools.

For more information, contact Sid Hal at halls@nsula.edu or (318) 357-6951.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 (All day)
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Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

The Magnolia State Peace Officers Association presents the 19th Annual Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run Labor Day weekend on the downtown riverbank. Event will feature concerts, Zydeco dance contests, vendors and a poker run. Admission for Friday is FREE, & Saturday is $8.

Schedule: 

  • Friday: 6:00pm - Go DJ Rob Real and Poker Run Registration
  • 9:30pm - Zydeco Dance Contest
  • Saturday: 9:00am - Poker Run Registrarion 
  • 11:30am - Ride Begins
  • 1:00pm - Gates open & Go DJ Rob Real
  • 1:30pm - On Point Band
  • 4-6:00pm - Jeremy Fruge & Zydeco Hot Boys
  • 6:30-8:00pm - Go DJ Rob Real
  • 8:30-10:30pm - Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legends

 

For more information in tickets and the event contact: Melvin Holmes (318)332-7455, Ricky Jones (318)652-1500. For vendor information contact Sandra Williams at (318)417-2608.

Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 9:00pm
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