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Affinity Health Group / Vantage Health Plan Flu Clinics

Affinity Health Group / Vantage Health Plan will be having Flu Clinics each Saturday from 8am until noon in October at the Affinity Children’s and Family Walk in clinic on Oliver Road in Monroe. You do not have to be a patient of Affinity Health Group, you can walk in with an insurance card or self pay. For more details, call 807-6250.

Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana will once again host its Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at noon on Wednesdays this October at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. It starts on October 3rd.  Bring a picnic lunch or buy from the food truck. It’s Free. For more details call 397-6717.

Spooky Science Night

Spooky Science Night at Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe will be happening Tuesday October 16th. Stop by for a night of candy, prizes and Spooky Science fun! All ages are welcome. There will be experiments for kids, a kids science area, and experiments for prospective & current college students! It starts at 5:00 and goes til 7:30. For more details, call 345-9000.

ULM Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The ULM Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to invite area middle school, high school, and college students and community to a night of faith in sports. The Northeast Louisiana Fields of Faith is Wednesday, October 17 at 7 PM in ULM’s Malone Football Stadium.  Come hear the stories of faith from former and current Warhawks.  Admission is free and all are invited to attend.  For more information contact Aaron Dickinson at 372-TEAM.

Herbal Harvest Original Arts and Crafts Festival

The Herbal Harvest Original Arts and Crafts Festival at St. Paschal Catholic Church in West Monroe is Saturday October 20th from 9am until 3pm. This Free event will host over 60 vendors selling original arts and crafts. There will also be herb plants and foods prepared by their church members for sale. Bring the family. For more details, call 801-9138.

NELA Master Gardener Fall Bulb and Plant Sale

The NELA Master Gardener Fall Bulb and Plant Sale will be held at the Pavillion at Seventh Square on North 7th Street in West Monroe Saturday October 20th from 9a until 3p. There will be lot’s of plant selections including fall bedding and landscape plants and spring blooming bulbs. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with selections. For more details call 323-2251.

First Annual International Food Festival

A new event will be coming to the RiverMarket Saturday October 20th. You are invited to celebrate the diverse cultures found in Northeast Louisiana at the First Annual International Food Festival. A variety of delicious food from around the world will be available for sale. There will be activities and entertainment throughout the day. It happens from 10am until 4pm. For more details, call 807-1735.

3rd annual Pumpkin Fest

The 3rd annual Pumpkin Fest will be happening at Kiroli Park in West Monroe Saturday October 20th.  There will be vendors, hayrides, jumpers, costume contests, pet parades, entertainment, and much more. It happens from 10am until 3pm. For more details, call 396-4016.

Expression of Joy

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra opens its season with “Expression of Joy” featuring Melissa White,  Saturday October 20th at Neville High School. The orchestra will mark the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with selections from West Side Story, and much more. It begins at 7:00p. For tickets and information, call 323-2237.

The Touch a Truck Trick or Treat

The Touch a Truck Trick or Treat event at the Ike Hamilton Expo is Saturday October 20th from 10am until 2pm. It benefits Families Helping Families. There will be construction, military, farm and other commercial vehicles that kids can crawl on. Candy will be handed out at each vehicle. It’s $5 per person with children under 2 Free. For more details, call 325-9160.

Super Saturday

Super Saturday will be happening Saturday October 20th with the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana. There will be seminars for parents, a community health fair and garden based activities for children and adults. It’s Free, it starts at 9am. For more details, call 323-8775.

The Pumpkin Bash

The Pumpkin Bash at the Ouachita Parish Public Library on Stubbs Street in Monroe is Saturday October 20th from 10am until 2pm. Kids can join author and illustrator Jasper and his assistant Angie for a reading and book signing of his children’s book and make your own zombie sock to take home. It’s Free. For more details, call 327-1490.

Monroe Distance Classic

The Monroe Distance Classic inaugural event has been scheduled for Saturday October 20th and will consist of a 5K and Half-marathon through mid-town Monroe. This event will raise funds to support the Team WillPower Foundation benefiting St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It begins at 7am on Oliver Road. For registration information, send an email to, runmdc@fleetfeetmonroe.com

Trunk or Treat Extravaganza

The Trunk or Treat Extravaganza will be happening Saturday October 21st at Faith United Methodist Church on Arkansas Road in West Monroe. It starts at 6:00. There will be a Chili Cook Off, Bounce House, Pumpkin Painting and much more. It’s Free with a canned good donation. For more details, call 396-0326.

Rock and Rollin For Jesus

There will be “Rock and Rollin For Jesus”. Sunday, October 21 at SKATETOWN, 165 North in Monroe. It will go from 5:00-7:00 PM. Food, Candy, and Prizes will be provided!  For more info: Contact Nancy Ferriss at INCREASE CHURCH 450-1321

Downtown Foot Pursuit 5K

The Downtown Foot Pursuit 5K run will be Saturday October 27th. This race will benefit the reserve officers of the Monroe Police Dept. and will follow a course through downtown Monroe. It starts at 8am. For registration and other information, call 807-9985.

ZOOrasic World Boo at the Zoo

ZOOrasic World Boo at the Zoo at Louisiana Purchase gardens and Zoo is Saturday October 27th. Wear your costumes and visit candy stations throughout the zoo grounds. There will be costume contests, games and much more. It starts at 10am. Tickets are $10.00, children 2 and under get in Free. For more details, call 329-4200.

2018 Food Fight

The 2018 Food Fight at the Downtown Riverwalk in Monroe is Saturday October 27th. This is the third annual food truck competition to benefit Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. Your $5 entry fee will allow you to sample food from various food trucks and vote for your favorite. There will be live music, face painting, jumpers for the kids and much more. It goes from 10:30am until 2pm.

Tails at Twilight

The Tails at Twilight Event for the River Cities Humane Society for Cats is Saturday October 27th at the Ouachita Grand Plaza on South Grand Street in Monroe. It begins at 6:00p and there will be catering by Chef Pat Nolan, live Music, Silent Auction Items and a Raffle. All proceeds will go directly to the River City Humane Society for Cats. For more details, call 329-1381.

Brookshire’s & Super 1 Foods Heroes Run

The third annual Brookshire’s & Super 1 Foods Heroes Run; a half marathon, 5K and Kids 1K benefiting  first responders and military heroes will be October 27th in downtown Shreveport.  Run starts and finishes at the Shreveport Convention Center at 400 Caddo St. in Shreveport. Sign up online at bgcracing.com

Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West in Antique Alley is set for Saturday October 27th beginning at 7pm. Enjoy food, a street dance, a dessert auction, games and more. It will benefit the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group. Tickets are $30.00. For more information go to downtownwestmonroe.org.

Team Penning World Championship

The World Championship Series Finals of the United States Team Penning Association will go from Sunday October 28th through Saturday November 3rd at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe.  For more details, call 325-9160.

Christ Way Community Church 1st Annual Fall Bash

Christ Way Community Church in Rayville, La. is hosting the 1st Annual Fall Bash on October 31st from 6pm -9pm at the Rayville Civic Center. admission is free, game candy, music, safe family fun for all ages. For more information call 512-2897.

Fair Park Baptist Fall Fun Fest

Fair Park Baptist/West Monroe will have their Fall Fun Fest at their Good Hope campus, Wednesday October 31st. It happens from 6 until 8pm. There will be candy, games, concessions and lot’s of fun. For more details call 396-6306.

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's

The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Saturday November 3rd beginning at Forsythe Park in Monroe. This is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It begins at 9am. For more details, call 329-2439.

34th Annual ULM Chili Cook-Off

The 34th Annual ULM Chili Cook-Off will be in the Grove at ULM Saturday November 3rd from 9a until 1:30p. The event is open to the public with a maximum of 6 members per team. For more details contact the Alumni Association at 342-5420.

Easterseals Louisiana & Barak Shrine Temple Fall Extravaganza

You are invited to join Easterseals Louisiana and the Barak Shrine Temple for their 1st Fall Extravaganza at 6620 Frontage Road in Monroe. It’s Saturday November 3rd from 2p until 5p. This will be an afternoon of fun carnival games, food, music, crafts and much more! This event is open to the community and is accessible for those of all ages and abilities. Admission is $1. For more details, call 345-2511.

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is Saturday November 10th from 9a until 1p at the Monroe Civic Center. Bring your paper, plastics, e-waste, tires, and any old electronics with a plug!  All residents of Ouachita and surrounding parishes are encouraged to participate. This collection is for household items only. For more details go to ouachitagreen.org or contact Stuart Hodnett at 355-5622.

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