Oct 01 Sunday
The annual refuge photo contest is open to all photographers—amateur and professional, youth and adult. The rules are posted at www.friendsofblackbayou.org. All photos must be submitted via email (email@example.com) by October 1, 2023.
Oct 03 Tuesday
Men and women interested in volunteer opportunities are invited to a recruitment event sponsored by the Zeta Rho chapter of the international service group Epsilon Sigma Alpha.
The gathering is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the fellowship hall of Ruston's Northside Church of Christ at 1804 Trenton St. with the theme "The Power of US – Unity and Service: Making Connections to Make a Difference."
Zeta Rho-ESA supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Christian Community Action, Easterseals, Hope for Heroes veterans' causes, and other local and national groups.
Jennifer Patterson, vice president and membership chair, said, "We welcome you to come make a connection, volunteer and find a way to make a difference in the world around you."
In addition to community service, the organization also offers educational and social activities.
People interested in finding out more information about the event or the organization can contact Sallie Rose Hollis, Zeta Rho president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ULM College of Business and Social Sciences Symposium Kickoff Keynote. Our very first keynote speaker is back in honor of “Celebrating our Past,” to tell her story and what her journey has been. She was the Vice President of Internal Audit at WorldCom, later MCI. In 2002, she lead a team of auditors to uncover $3.8 billion in fraud, which lead to the largest bankruptcy at the time and was named one of Time magazine’s “People of the Year” for 2002.
Oct 05 Thursday
The Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish invites you to Hope in the Light of Day Thursday, October 5 at 10 a.m. at 111 Cotton in West Monroe. Hope in the Light of Day is our annual domestic violence awareness month commemorative ceremony where survivors of domestic violence and those who work to end it are celebrated.
We hope to see you there!
Laymon Godwin, a renowned pedal steel guitar and Dobro musician, from West Monroe, will be one of six tradition bearers across the state to be honored during Louisiana Folklife Month. The event will be held in conjunction with the Downtown Gallery Art Crawl, from 6-7 p.m. at The Palace, 220 Desiard Street in downtown Monroe. Dr. Susan Roach, Louisiana Tech folklorist, will interview Godwin about his experience as a musician in country show bands such as Monroe’s KFAZ-televised Ouachita Valley Jamboree, West Monroe’s Twin City Jamboree, Columbia’s Ward 5 Jamboree, and Ruston’s Wildwood Express and Dixie Jamboree. Following the presentation honoring him as a Louisiana tradition bearer, country musician friends Charles Tullos and Danny Allen will join him to play a short set. The Palace will also feature a guest artist from Ruston, Dianne Springer, showing quilts and selling one-of-a-kind hand painted flower pots and decorated jean jackets (5-9 p.m.). After receiving her MFA in studio art from La. Tech, she developed a national following as a glass beadmaker and jewelry designer. Then she discovered quilting, began designing and creating quilts, and started her own company, Dianne Springer Designs, which sells her own quilt and applique products as well as quilt-related kits and projects.
ULM College of Business and Social Sciences Symposium Keynote Ben Hammersley is a futurist and consultant who focuses on adaptive futurism and cognitive risk, and famously coined the term “podcast,” many years ago.
Oct 07 Saturday
Madison Parish High School is the site for the Annual Tallulah 1K/5K Walk & Run. The race will be at 1234 Madison High Drive, Tallulah, LA 71282.
Free T-shirts are available while supplies last! Must be in attendance at the event to receive.
The event is in memory of Bea Willis.
FREE to the public: First Saturday Market is a community service that gives our area a fun, healthy way to come together and get to know their local makers and producers.
LOCATION: Parking lot of Paramount Health Care Consultants, 1905 North 7th St, West Monroe, LA.DATE: October 7, 2023TIME: 9AM - 3PM
Want to be a vendor?Contact: Travis Evans - 318-738-1260 or Kris Evans - 318-738-1132*homemade/home grown items only*
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Join the Alumni Association in the Pecan Grove for tailgating before each home game! We are located in tailgate spots 65 & 66; this is the back left of the Grove. Alumni Association members get in FREE, guests are $10, and kids 10 & under are FREE! You may renew your membership at the gate to enjoy all benefits including a FREE tailgating for all home games!
The VIP tailgate includes food, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, tailgate games, and a bounce house for the kids! We'll see you there!!
Oct 08 Sunday
New Iona Presbyterian Church will have a Celtic worship service on Oct 8 following the traditions of the Celtic culture. Emerald Accent will play during the service, there will be a family picnic with music, games, and fun after the service. All are invited.