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Jenny Burnham / Masur Museum of the Arts

Masur Museum of Art is inspiring young artists to create and build their skills. The museum is hosting one-day art camps in June and July for ages 5-12. 

"Adventures in Art" is a camp for ages 5-8 which teaches drawing and design skills. Artist Jenny Burnham is leading the camp and guiding campers as they use sculpture, painting, and printmaking to create works of art to take home at the end of the day. The camp is June 4.

Mel Mobley / New Music on the Bayou

New Music on the Bayou Festival is May 31 - June 2 in Ruston and Monroe. The concert series features both local and international composers.

Walter Allen / SYAA

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, or SYAA for short, is hosting its summer workshop series "Raise the Curtain!" during the summer of 2018.

Ars Electronica / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

ULM is offering fun and educational summer camps for kids and teenagers June 11-August 3. The camps are part of the Continuing Education program at ULM.

"Continuing Education gives ULM the opportunity to reach out and work with the community on courses to 'continue education,'" says Ida Gaines, the coordinator of non-credit programs. In addition to youth summer camps and activities, the Division of Continuing Education works to provide life-long learning opportunities. 

Run for the Red, White, and Blue, a fundraiser held annually for the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, is May 26.

Food, music, and activities are available for the whole family. Tours of the Museum will take place during and after the 5k and 1k events. You can also participate in the Red, White, & Blue Memorial Balloon Release.

CJ Sartor / OPPL

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is hosting SummerFest Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Branch. SummerFest kicks off the summer reading challenge at the library with a free, family-friendly event.

The Main Branch Library welcomes motivational rapper Big Al Cherry and percussionist Elizabeth "Lady Chops" Vidos. At Summerfest, kids have the chance to make egg shakers and harmonicas so that they can play along with the performers. Registration for the library summer reading challenge is available at the event.

Camille Pearce / 100 Who Care NELA

The first meeting of 100 Who Care NELA is at Flying Tiger Brewery Monday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. The organization looks to support local non-profit organizations through micro crowd-funding.

Jo, flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Saturday, May 12 is the day to help the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana and the U.S. Postal Service "Stamp Out Hunger" by participating in a nationwide single-day food drive.

Mike Leone, flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

The 7th Annual Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival is May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bayou Desiard at the corner of Loop Road and Forsythe in Monroe.

Mark Ross Clark / LA'Opera

The LA'Opera is presenting The Tragedy of Carmen Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

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