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May

May 2017

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HDC Meeting

HDC Meeting

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
05/01/2017 - 5:00pm
 
Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:30pm
05/02/2017 - 5:30pm
 
 
Childcare and Preschool Programs Information and Recruitment Day

Childcare and Preschool Programs Information and Recruitment Day

The Natchitoches Childcare and Preschool Programs Information and Recruitment Day for the 2017-2018 school year is for families with children of ages birth to four. Find information about childcare programs, public school pre-kindergarten programs, and Head Start in Natchitoches Parish.

Location: Natchitoches Events Center

For more information contact the Natchitoches Parish Early Childhood Care and Education Network at 318-352-2358 or call the Natchitoches Parish School Board at 318-352-8389.

View details at www.facebook.com/NPCCEN/

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
05/04/2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
 
Sale on the Trail

Sale on the Trail

Step outside to enjoy sales along El Camino Real de Los Tejas

Read more at www.natchitoches.com/event/sale-trail-1

For more information and registration, contact:
Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau (318) 352-8072 or (800) 259-1714

Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, May 6, 2017 (All day)
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4th Annual Cane River Plantation Ride

4th Annual Cane River Plantation Ride

The Bike Natchitoches 4th Annual Cane River Plantation Ride will consist of three routes (a 15-mile ride, a 25-mile ride, and the metric century route) as well as a free 2K family fun run/walk. The ride will begin at 8:15 AM at the Cane River Creole National Historical Park (Oakland Plantation) in Bermuda, LA. Riders may register online (through April 30th) at www.bikereg.com. Late registration and sign-in begin at 7:15 AM day of the event.

For more information contact Carey Blanchard at 318-471-3085 or cblanchard3rd@gmail.com or visit www.bikenatchitoches.org.

View the Bike Natchitoches Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bikenatchitoches.

 

Cane River Paddle & Pedal Sports will also be present for equipment rental.

Contact: 318-527-0066 or visit online at caneriverpaddlepedalsports.com.

View their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/caneriverpaddlepedal.

 

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:15am
05/06/2017 - 7:15am
 
Natchitoches Farmers' Market

Natchitoches Farmers' Market

Located on Front Street

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
05/06/2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
 
Los Adaes Grand Re-Opening

Los Adaes Grand Re-Opening

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. hosts the Grand Re-Opening of Los Adaes State Historic Site

 

Location: Hwy 6 near Robeline at 6354 Hwy 485

9AM Spark Studio yoga

10AM Guided bird walk

10AM-2PM Kids activities and demonstrations

*Friends of Los Adaes will sell refreshments

 

Contact: Cane River National Heritage Area   318-356-5555

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
05/06/2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
 
History of the El Camino Real de los Tejas with Chief Rufus Davis

History of the El Camino Real de los Tejas with Chief Rufus Davis

Chief Rufus Davis of The Adai Caddo Nation will share history of the El Camino Real, which was created more than a millennium ago and long served as a trade route.

"Chief Davis has been Chief of The Adai Caddo Nation since 1989. His passion to move the nation to federal recognition stirred his journey to uncover the rich history of the Adai Caddo Indians which is the heart of the Adai Caddo Cultural Center. What he discovered was a saga that chronicles the role of the Adai   Caddo Indian people in American History and their involvement in establishing the Texas and Louisiana territories."

Location: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, 800 Front Street Natchitoches, LA

Contact: 318-357-2492

*This event is free and open to the public.

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
05/06/2017 - 2:00pm
 
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City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:30pm
05/08/2017 - 5:30pm
 
Natchitoches Parish COA Senior Talent Show

Natchitoches Parish COA Senior Talent Show

Natchitoches Parish Council On Aging
1016 Keyser Ave.
Natchitoches, LA  71457

 

Senior Talent Show

Open to anyone age 18 or older

Categories: dance, song, comedy, and story telling

 

Contact: Linda Turner or Alice Barrios 318-357-3250

 

Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:00am
05/09/2017 - 10:00am
 
Cane River Photographic Society

Cane River Photographic Society

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
05/09/2017 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
 
Graduation: Frankie Ray Jackson, Sr. Technical Center

Graduation: Frankie Ray Jackson, Sr. Technical Center

Frankie Ray Jackson, Sr. Technical Center Graduation

Location: Magale Recital Hall, Northwestern State University Campus

Time: 6PM

Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
05/09/2017 - 6:00pm
 
Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting

Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
05/09/2017 - 7:00pm
 
Master Gardeners Meeting

Master Gardeners Meeting

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
05/10/2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
 
National Travel & Tourism Week: Natchitoches Faces of Tourism

National Travel & Tourism Week: Natchitoches Faces of Tourism

Event honors Natchitoches Faces of Tourism as part of National Travel & Tourism Week, May 7-13, 2017

Location: Grand Ecore Visitors Center 106 Tauzin Isand Rd.

*Open to the public

*Hosted by Cane River National Heritage Area and Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau 

Contact Kathryn Johnson at groups@natchitoches.com

Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau 318-352-8072

Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm
05/11/2017 - 3:00pm
 
NSU Commencement

NSU Commencement

Northwestern State University Commencement

 

Location for all commencement exercies:

Prather Coliseum (220 S. Jefferson Natchitoches, LA)  

 

10AM Ceremony for

College of Arts and Sciences - Graduate Degrees

Gallaspy Family College of Education & Human Development - Graduate Degrees

Louisiana Scholars’ College – Bachelor Degrees

College of Arts and Sciences – Bachelor and Associate Degrees

Gallaspy Family College of Education & Human Development – Bachelor Degrees

 

 

3PM Ceremony for

College of Nursing and School of Allied Health - Graduate Degrees

College of Arts and Sciences – Bachelor and Associate Degrees

College of Business and Technology – Bachelor Degrees

College of Nursing and School of Allied Health – Bachelor and Associate Degrees

 

College Recognition Ceremonies: Some colleges will be holding individual recognition ceremonies and/or receptions on the day of commencement. Each college will send [graduates] information about their activities.

Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 (All day)
May
 
Natchitoches Farmers' Market

Natchitoches Farmers' Market

Located on Front Street

Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
05/13/2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
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Airport Commission Meeting

Airport Commission Meeting

Located at the Natchitoches Regional Airport at 450 Wallenberg Dr.

 

Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
05/15/2017 - 5:00pm
 
4-H Junior Leaders

4-H Junior Leaders

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
05/15/2017 - 6:00pm
 
Graduation: St. Mary's Catholic School

Graduation: St. Mary's Catholic School

St. Mary's Catholic School Graduation

7PM

Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
05/15/2017 - 7:00pm
 
Bike Natchitoches

Bike Natchitoches

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
05/16/2017 - 5:00pm
 
Boys & Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner

Boys & Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner

Fundraiser event of the Boys & Girls Clubs

Guest Speaker: Will Wade, LSU Men's Basketball Coach

"The annual dinner showcases the talent of Boys and Girls Club members. The youth will dine on chef-prepared steak dinners while adults will have burgers."

See writeup in The Natchitoches Times Thursday Edition, May 4, 2017

*This is a ticketed event. Make reservations by May 12, 2017.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
05/16/2017 - 5:30pm
 
Cane River Photographic Society

Cane River Photographic Society

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
05/17/2017 - 6:00pm
 
HDDC Meeting

HDDC Meeting

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:00am
05/18/2017 - 10:00am
 
Summer Splash

Summer Splash

Summer Splash 2017

Read! Learn! Craft! Play!

Organizations from around the City of Natchitoches will share information on camps, programs, and other activities available to the Natchitoches Parish community this summer. Join us to learn more about the many ways to participate and enjoy Summer 2017.

*This event is free and open to the public!

 

For additional information, please call the Main Street office at 318-352-2746, or email Janna Jenkins at jjenkins@natchitochesla.gov.

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
05/18/2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Graduation: Natchitoches Central High School

Graduation: Natchitoches Central High School

Natchitoches Central High School Graduation

Location: Prather Coliseum (220 S. Jefferson), Northwestern State University Campus

Time: 7PM

Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
05/19/2017 - 7:00pm
 
Natchitoches Farmers' Market

Natchitoches Farmers' Market

Located on Front Street

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
05/20/2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
 
Cane River Music Festival

Cane River Music Festival

8th Annual Cane River Music Festival

Location: Oakland Plantation, 4386 Hwy 494 Natchez, LA

Time: 11 AM - 4PM

Event of Cane River Creole National Historic Park and the Cane River National Heritage Area

*The event is free and open to the public.

 

Musical Lineup:

11AM    Big Max & the Harmonics

12PM    LaCour Trio

1PM      Landry & Co.

2PM      Meyka Inc.

3PM      Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys

*2-4PM  Blugrass jam session at the Doctor's Cottage porch

"[T]he Natchitoches Parish Library will also be on hand for face painting and games."

 

*See full write-up in The Natchitoches Times, Thursday Edition, May 11, 2017.

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
05/20/2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
 
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City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:30pm
05/22/2017 - 5:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
Natchitoches Farmers' Market

Natchitoches Farmers' Market

Located on Front Street

Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
05/27/2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
 
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Krewe of Excellence Meeting

Krewe of Excellence Meeting

Located at the Natchitoches Arts Center at 716 Second St. 

Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
05/28/2017 - 5:00pm
 
Memorial Day (City Holiday)

Memorial Day (City Holiday)

Date: 
Monday, May 29, 2017 (All day)
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