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September Brown Bag Concert Series

The September Brown Bag Concert Series will be happening each Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 this month at the Pavilion at Seventh Square on North 7th street in West Monroe. It’s Free. For more details call 396-4016.

Monroe Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

The 12th Annual Monroe Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic is Friday September 21st at Frenchman’s Bend Golf Course. The cost is $500 per team and $150 for individuals. That includes Golf Cart & Green Fees, Range, Lunch, Snacks, Beverages, Gift Bags and Door Prizes. For more details call 387-2363.

Ark-La-Miss Fair

The 2018 Ark-La-Miss Fair will be at the Monroe Civic Center from Friday September 21st through September 30th. Come enjoy food, animals, rides, and much more family fun. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 11. For more details, call 329-2225.

Birthday Celebration at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum

The 20th Birthday Celebration at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum in Monroe will be Saturday September 22nd. Activities will be happening all day long including: Make and take a party hat, paint the Beetle Bug, some of their biggest cake ever, and more. It all happens from 10am until 5pm. For more details call 361-9611.

Gypsy Flea Market

There will be a Gypsy Flea Market in Antique Alley in West Monroe Saturday September 22nd. It will be from 8am until 2pm and there will be a variety of items such as musical equipment, art pieces, and others. It’s Free to shop. For more details, call 701-7751

CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY

Hunters for the Hungry is conducting their annual CLEAN OUT YOUR FREEZER DAY in conjunction with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. It’s Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Food Bank in Monroe.  Bring any wrapped and labeled frozen wild game or fish to the Food Bank to be distributed to the hungry in northeast Louisiana. Donations must be 2 yrs old or less and be labeled with contents and date. For more details call 322-3567.

Relay for Life Bowling Tournament

Relay for Life of Northeast Louisiana will be hosting a benefit Bowling Tournament at Bayou Bowl in Monroe, Sunday, September 23rd from 1p – 5p. Each lane with host 2 teams of 5. Each team will bowl 2 games each. It’s $25 per bowler, $125 per team. For more details, call 325-2062.

See You At The Pole

For over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation.

There are two opportunities to unite in prayer with your friends:

  • DAY: SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 26, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.
  • WEEK: The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER (Sunday, September 23 through Saturday, September 29) encourages students to find new and unique ways, places, and times to pray throughout the week. Whether you attend PUBLIC SCHOOL, PRIVATE SCHOOL, or HOME SCHOOL, gather your friends wherever and whenever and pray! The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER is dedicated to prayer and launching your on-campus Bible clubs, prayer strategies, and student ministries.

Fall Full Moon Walk

You are invited to a ranger guided Fall Full Moon Walk at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe on the day after the first day of fall, Monday September 24th. It goes from 6:45pm until 7:45pm. For more details, call 387-1114.

Just Breathe

Judy Bernath, a native of Bastrop and her friend Alice Green have written a book, “ Just Breathe “. They will be in Bastrop Wednesday September 26th from 9a until 2p to autograph books. The signing will be at the new café in Bastrop, café Du Jour. Come have brunch and get your books signed. For more details call 556-4892

9th Annual United Way Golf Tournament

9th Annual United Way Golf Tournament will be Friday September 28th at Chennault Park & Golf Course
in Monroe. This year the tournament will have 2 FLIGHTS with a shotgun start at 8 AM and 1 PM. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction, food and drinks.  Teams are reserved on a first come first serve basis and the deadline for sign up is Wednesday, September 5th. For more details call 329-2454.

Camp Quality 5K

The Camp Quality 5K is scheduled for Saturday September 29th at Chennault Park in Monroe. The 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run proceeds go directly to help Camp Quality host summer camps for children with cancer. It is a great, fun event for a great cause. To register or for more information, call 329-2454.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church 63rd Annual BBQ

St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Bon Aire Drive by ULM will have their 63rd Annual BBQSeptember 29th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM The menu includes Beef, Brisket, Chicken, Potato Salad, BBQ Beans, and Homemade Dessert. Come help raise money for Outreach. Plates are $15.00 or $65 for a family of 5. For more details, call 343-4089.

River Rat Paddle Challenge

There will be a River Rat Paddle Challenge beginning at Joe-Bob’s Landing at Bayou Darbonne Dr in West Monroe, Saturday September 29th. It will end at Trapp’s Restaurant in West Monroe. You can enter your kayak, canoe, paddle board or any other type of paddle craft for the 6 ½ mile trip down the Ouachita River. Proceeds benefit Horse Assisted Therapy Services. It all starts that morning at 9:30, the cost is $50.00. For more details, call 322-6117.

Twin City Ballet Company’s 49th Season Opens

The Twin City Ballet Company’s 49th season will have their opening performing at ULMs Brown Theatre Saturday September 29th. Don’t miss out on an evening that promises to great entertainment. It starts at 7:30. General admission is $25.00. For more details call 342-3811.

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.

West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

The West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is Monday October 1st at Calvert Crossing golf club. Registration will be at noon in the club house with a 1:00 shotgun start. You can register and pay by calling 325-1961 or go to westmonroechamber.org.

Bring Your Bible to School Day

Bring Your Bible to School Day is Thursday, Oct 4, 2018.  Bring Your Bible to School Day® is about celebrating religious freedom and sharing God’s love with peers. The honorary chairperson for this years event is West Monroe’s own Sadie Robertson. Find out more at BringYourBible.org.

Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival

The Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival with great food, music and activities for the whole family will be at Kiroli Park in West Monroe, Saturday October 6th. It starts at 10am and goes until 7pm. Admission to the park is $5.00 with 10 and under Free. For more details, call 396-4016.

Movie In The Park

There will be an Outdoor Screening of the movie “Brave” at Kiroli Park in West Monroe Saturday October 6th. Come for a fun filled day at Celtic Festival and end it by watching the movie beginning at 5:00. Admission to the park is $5 with 10 an under Free.

The Cover of Life

The Strauss Theatre in Monroe will present The Cover of Life! Written by Bastrop native Ronn Robinson. The play is about three young women in Sterlington, La, all married to brothers who have gone to war. When they move in with their husbands’ mother, their story ends up “on the Cover of Life” magazine. It’s Thursday October 11th and Saturday the 20th. For tickets and information, call 323-6681.

Monroe Fire Department Fire Prevention 5k Run/Walk

The 2018 Monroe Fire Department Fire Prevention 5k Run/Walk is Saturday October 13th at Forsythe Park in Monroe. The walk is Free! There will be onsite registration from 6:45am to 7:45am and the Run/walk begins at 8. Free smoke alarms will be available at the event. For more details, call 329-2439.

Fall Celebration at Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge

The Fall Celebration at Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe is Saturday October 13th. Activities include free canoeing and kayaking, face painting, birdhouse building, art projects and much more. This is free and family friendly. It happens from 10am until 3pm. For more details, call 387-1114.

Newsboys United Fall Tour 2018

The Hill is happy to welcome The Newsboys to the Jack Howard Theatre at the Monroe Civic Center Friday October 12th at 7:00. Tickets are available online at . Keep it here on the Hill for more details.

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.

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.

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.

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