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The St. Francis Foundation is selling tickets for the 2 Cars 2 Winners raffle until October 30, at 10:00 a.m. A 2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited and a 2018 Nissan Titan Pro 4X are being raffled off, and 100% of the proceeds from this raffle benefit St. Francis NICU, PICU and Pediatric Unit. 

More information about the 2 Cars 2 Winners raffle is available here.

Katie Anzalone / The Parlor House

Dogue: Getting Chic for Our Shelter is a runway show benefiting SOS Pets of Ouachita. The party is Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m., and features live music, dancing, and a silent auction.

courtesy Masur Museum

Masur Museum is hosting pARTy 318 Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 1400 South Grand St. in Monroe. The free block party celebrates art in the Monroe and West Monroe communities.

pARTy 318 began as a way to get more people interested in the Masur Museum of Art. More information is available here.

Anita Breen / Strauss Theatre

Strauss Theatre Center is presenting "The Cover of Life," a play based in Louisiana during World War II, Oct. 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. The play tells the story of three women keeping the home fires burning while their husbands are at war.

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Monroe Symphony League is hosting a book sale Saturday, Oct. 6, Sunday, Oct. 7, Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13. Proceeds go to support the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and music education events.

Monroe Symphony League (MSL) is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to music education, according to member Mark Henderson. The league was founded in 1972 by five women who saw a need for more financial support of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and music education efforts in the Northeast Louisiana region.

Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival

Oct 3, 2018

This Saturday, October 6, the 15th annual Celtic Fest is returning to Kiroli Park to celebrate the presence of Irish and Scottish culture in the area. Beginning at 10 AM, you can experience three stages of live music, dancing shows, and local food vendors.

Downtown Gallery Crawl

Oct 2, 2018

This Thursday, October 4, downtown Monroe and West Monroe will be transformed for our downtown gallery crawl from 5-9. This free event involves 10 galleries opening up to show local art, vendors stationed downtown and live music. You can find their website here

There's a diverse group of artists to see, several food trucks and artisans to buy from available Thursday night. There will be a new gallery open called Edges, curated by Clinton Whitney. Ben Moss and Amanda Row are working together on the outside gallery as well. 

LTCA yMusic Concert

Oct 2, 2018

The Louisiana Tech Concert Association presents yMusic, a concert that showcases the future of classical music. It will be October 4 at 7:30 in the Howard Theater on the LA Tech campus. Tickets are available here; students can purchase their tickets for $10, adults for $30, children and seniors $25.  

Arts Council of Northeast Brown Bag Concert Series

Oct 1, 2018

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana will host its free Brown Bag Lunch at noon on Wednesdays this October in downtown Monroe at Anna Gray Noe Park. October 3, Mason Granade will play.

Later this month: October 10-- Josh Madden of the Set List, October 17-- The Lady and The Trouble, October 24-- The Waterboys and October 31-- The Oden Family. 

Ann Bloxom Smith / The Schepis Museum

The Schepis Museum is hosting Water/Ways, an exhibit from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street, September 30-November 10. The exhibit explores the relationship between people and water.

"Water/Ways" is an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Museum on Main Street (MoMS) series. Kristopher Kelley, Assistant Manager of the Schepis Museum, says the exhibit is about the nature of water in people's daily lives. From agriculture to processing, water affects every aspect of human life.