Calendar Of Events

Accalia and the Swamp Monster

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2016  -  Saturday, November 05, 2016

WHERE: 1400 S Grand St, Monroe, LA 71202

The Masur Museum of Art and Twin City Art Foundation proudly present: Accalia and the Swamp Monster on view July 26 - November 5, 2016.



The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners

WHEN: Saturday, October 01, 2016  -  Monday, October 31, 2016

WHERE: Louisiana

Are proud to again offer grants for gardening projects in Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, and Red River Parishes. Applications will be accepted October 1 – October 31, 2016. Grants will be awarded to projects that promote beautification, provide horticultural education, showcase sustainable gardening practices, or enhance the quality and quantity of publicly accessible green spaces. NWLA Master Gardeners want to fund projects that make a difference in the community and involve collaboration among organizations. The NWLA Master Gardeners will award a total of $10,000 this year. Community Grant Applications, Rules, and Guidelines, can be found by going to For more information, please contact the NWLAMG Community Grants Program at (318)564-1180 or (318)465-0000 or at



A Pink Affair Eighth Annual Ball

WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2016

WHERE: 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy, Monroe, LA 71201

Honoring Breast Cancer Survivorship sponsored by The Witness Project of Northeast Louisiana at 7:30 p.m. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe, LA. Co-Directors: Bernadine Adams and Florencetta Gibson. For tickets: Jennifer Reed 791-3316 or Shelia Cyrus 329-8113. Formal Attire! No BYOB! Silent Auction! Live Entertainment! In the church, people witness to save souls, at the Witness Project, they witness to save lives. Visa, Mastercard, & Debit cards accepted!

Lake Bartholomew Water Levels Lowered for Vegetation Control

WHEN: Tuesday, November 01, 2016  -  Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WHERE: Monroe, La.

The City of Monroe Water System has begun the process of lowering Lake Bartholomew for vegetation control and maintenance. The lake will be lowered at a rate of no more than 4 inches per day. During this time, the lake will be lowered by a total of 2 to 6 feet below normal pool stage. Lake Bartholomew will remain at that level for a minimum of 2 months and be re-filled no later than mid-February. This process will result in a slight lowering of Black Bayou and Bayou Desiard. Lake Bartholomew currently has a dense growth of coontail in the shallows, which could be reduced by lowering the lake for a minimum of two months. Hydrilla, which has plagued the lake for the past few years, would also be partially controlled, though its coverage is currently insignificant. Other emergent species growing along the shoreline would also be partially controlled. This two month process will not have any adverse effect on wildlife. Please feel free to call one of the individuals below for further information. Sean Benton, Water System Manager, City of Monroe, (318) 329-2395 or Ryan Daniel, Biologist Manager, LDWF District 2 (318) 343-4044.

First Decade Reunion Committee

WHEN: Tuesday, November 01, 2016  -  Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WHERE: Louisiana

I regret having to inform you of our inability to reach a fiscally viable solution, therefore our First Decade Reunion Committee has canceled our activity that was planned for the first weekend in November of 2016. Our thanks to those who supported our efforts in this endeavor. All funds that were collected will be promptly returned by way of a bank cashier check. If there are questions or comments, please contact: A. Lane Howell(member publicity and planning committee) at 319-343-7465.

Masur Museum Fall/Winter classes

WHEN: Thursday, November 03, 2016

WHERE: 1400 S Grand St, Monroe, LA 71202

For children & adults: Children:“Preschool Masters”with Denise Harrison Ages 3 – 4 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (All supplies provided). Adults:“Bookmaking Workshop” with Frank Hamrick Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. There will be a fee. Contact: Masur Museum of Art (318) 329-2237, Evelyn Stewart or Jenny Burnham

Carroll High School Graduates

WHEN: Friday, November 04, 2016  -  Sunday, November 06, 2016

WHERE: Carroll High School

Carroll High School Graduates Come and help us celebrate the ‘First Decade,...when Carroll was the best high school in Monroe. Join us as we, renew old friendships, and remember our accomplishments in Academics, The Arts, and Athletics. Three days of fun and fellowship are being organized by the: “C H.S. First Decade Reunion Committee” (P.O. Box 7363, Monroe, LA 71211), To be held the first weekend in November this year (4-6). All activities will be in a central location that is easily accessed. There are representatives for each class (’53-’62) on the committee, who will be in touch with you concerning your participation. For further information please contact: A. Lane Howell (member of the publicity and planning committee) at 318-343-7465. Remember the date and join,” The Greatest Decade”, Once again for the good times.

New St John Baptist Church

WHEN: Sunday, November 06, 2016

WHERE: 1307 Sycamore St, Richwood, LA 71202

Due to the increase in the needs of our Brothers and Sisters, we will be adding 1st Sunday Night Service at New St John Baptist Church, 1307 Sycamore Street, Rev Ambrose Douzart, Pastor. First Sunday Night Service will begin at 6:00 p.m. God’s Word has spoken to us that the time is now to reach the unreachable.

Former State Senator Charles D. Jones

WHEN: Sunday, November 06, 2016

WHERE: 3816 Carver Street, Monroe, Louisiana

To be a guest speaker at the 43rd church anniversary of the New Galilee Baptist Church, 3816 Carver Street, Monroe, Louisiana at 11:00 a.m.

Returning Citizens Support Group

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016

WHERE: 1945 Garrett, Monroe, LA

Meets every second Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at The Church on Garrett Road, 1945 Garrett in Monroe. We have tables full of information about resources in our community for those who have been incarcerated and their families. Where do you find free food, clothing, hygiene and household items? Who is hiring and will they hire someone who was incarcerated? How can I find counseling and substance abuse help? And information on many other resources concerning work, education, housing and veterans support. We also have an informational guest each month who can answer questions about resources or issues facing Returning Citizens. At October’s meeting, we will have DOC Parole and Probation on hand to answer all questions regarding parole. Finally, we have a support group for only those that have been incarcerated run by those who have been incarcerated. We also have a support group for families and those who work with those who are or have been incarcerated. This is a great resource to help you succeed in staying out of prison and helping your family. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30.

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