Starr Homeplace is Looking for Volunteers

Jun 10, 2019 / Starr Homeplace

Starr Homeplace is in need of volunteers for its creative community. 

Starr Homeplace is a Heritage and Creative Center in Oak Ridge, Louisiana. According to the director, Joe Rolfe, the complex has 19 buildings that house wood lathes and milling machines, a printing press, metal shops, quilting and loom rooms, a sheet metal shop and much more.

Masur Museum Is Off The Wall

Apr 4, 2019

On Friday, April 12, 2019 we will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of Off the Wall - Monroe's premiere silent art auction and hands down one of the best parties around!

Bringing the Area Together through Song

Feb 22, 2019
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Unity in the Community brings local people together through song. This event will be held February 23, 6 p.m. at the Greater New Antioch Baptist Church, 301 Sherrouse Ave, Monroe, LA 71203.

Local Citizens Gather To Help Area Non-Profits

Jan 31, 2019
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A fairly new organization is gearing up to fund 4 community organizations each year. Lead by Camille Pearce, the organization needs 100 people to donate $100 each in an effort to help a local nonprofit. The quarterly meeting will be held February 4, 6:15 p.m. at the Flying Tiger Brewery, 506 North 2nd Street in Monroe. All in the community are welcome including businesses. The meeting will last around 45 minutes and pizza will be served after. 

Empty Bowls Feed Hungry Souls

Jan 15, 2019
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The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is hosting their 3nd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday, January 26. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Hub, 201 Washington Street in Monroe. Many local restaurants will be serving their signature dishes, accompanied by music, activities for people of all ages, and a silent auction. An all inclusive ticket is $40, that features a hand-crafted bowl that was made by a local artist. A $20 ticket is for those who would only like to enjoy the activities.

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Health and community organizations around the state will join with the Louisiana Department of Health to shed light on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Louisiana as part of NOLA HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day. Events will be held from November 30 through December 1 throughout the state to make an effort to remove the stigma surrounding these diseases and to slow the epidemic in Louisiana by sharing education about resources for testing and treatment.

Officials of Explo Systems, Inc., were sentenced for their roles in a criminal conspiracy.  “The defendants sentenced today used Camp Minden here in Northwest Louisiana as the largest illegal dumping ground of military explosives in the history of the United States – at over 15.6 million pounds of explosives,” United States Attorney David C. Joseph stated.

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Cover the 318 raises money to put back in the community where the need is greatest. The organization currently focuses on solving the issue of chronic homelessness within Northeast Louisiana.

Ouachita Strong Hosts Community Meetings

Jun 19, 2018
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The Ouachita Council of Governments (OCOG) is hosting an Introduction to Ouachita Strong - Resiliency Strategy Development and Community Meetings June 19 in Monroe and June 21 in West Monroe.

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The 1st Annual Unity in the Community Concert is Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church. The goal of the concert is to build bridges between people by highlighting their similarities through shared performance and meaningful text.