Alto Presbyterian Building Fundraiser
A drive is now underway to raise $20,000 to match a grant to help with renovations to the Alto Presbyterian church’s 146 year old building. Volunteer fundraisers are needed. Donors can send financial support directly to the Church or use the crowd-funding site GiveSendGo.com/altopresbyterianchurch. For additional details, contact CJ Sartor at 366-8537.
Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church Celebrate Recovery
Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church has Celebrate Recovery every Monday. There is a fellowship dinner at 6:15 PM and the meeting starts at 7 PM. The church is located at 113 Slocum Road in Calhoun. For more details, call the church at 397-8122.
Noah Art Exhibit
A new Exhibit has Opened at Biedenharn Bible Museum, Noah. It’s a traditional and contemporary art exhibit that will be open until the end of the year and it’s Free. For more details call 387-5281.
Santa's Christmas Village
Santa’s Christmas Village at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum in Monroe opens Saturday November 23rd. There will be, Cookie decorating, Visits with Santa, a model train village, Make and Take holiday ornaments and much more. The cost is $8 per person. For more details, call 361-9611.
Stuff-A-Bus will be happening at Pecanland Mall Wednesday December 4th through Friday the 6th. Join The Center for Children and Families for the an annual community gift drive that helps provide toys and gifts for local children who are currently enduring difficult life circumstances through no fault of their own. Gifts can be dropped off at the Pecanland Mall Parking lot from 8a until 6p. For more information, call 398-0945.
Twin Cities Christmas Festival Day
December 7th is the date for the Twin Cities Christmas Festival Day including the 2019 Kiwanis Christmas parade, the fireworks show, and this will also coincide with the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita’s Pancake Day. For more details, call 381-7246.
Bawcomville Redneck Christmas Parade
Come enjoy a parade like no other, it’s the Bawcomville Redneck Christmas Parade, Saturday December 7th on Thomas Road in West Monroe by S&J Farm and Feed. There will be fun loving redneck themed floats with throws, beads, toys and other surprises. It all begins at 10a. For more details call 388-5858.
Santa At Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
For the first time at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, Saturday December 7th, Santa will be present for photos with family pets. Please bring your well-behaved pet to the Coke Museum, 2000 Riverside Drive for a one-of-a-kind Christmas photograph. This a Free event. For more details, call 387-5281.
Christmas on The River 5K Race
The Christmas on The River 5K Race begins at 7:30am, Saturday December 7th. Entry fee is $30 and includes a long sleeve runners T-shirt. Their 5K loop runs through downtown West Monroe and along the River. Register at runsignup.com.
Monroe Christmas Pet Pageant
Dress your pet up in their holiday best and bring them out to strut their stuff during the downtown Monroe Christmas pet pageant. It will start at 10:30a, Saturday December 7th at the RiverMarket. There will be 2 categories: small breed & large breed. Register your pet by Nov. 22 by calling call Jessica Manes at 807-1735. It’s Free.
Old Fashion Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale
Ouachita Baptist Church will have an Old Fashion Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale, Saturday December 7 from 9:00a until 3:00 p. The church is located at 824 Hwy 3033 in West Monroe. Admission is free and Gumbo or Taco Soup will be available for $6 ea. If you are an interested vendor, contact the church at 387-6372.
Christmas at McClendon Baptist Church
You are invited to come celebrate Christmas at McClendon Baptist Church December 7th and 8th from 5p until 7p. There will be multiple music groups, a photo booth, crafts for children even a live nativity and a petting booth. Childcare and snacks will be provided. For more details, call 322-2782.
Journey to Bethlehem
Journey to Bethlehem will be Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th at Pecanland Mall, from 2p until 5p both days. This is a live nativity which is a reenactment of the time in which Jesus was born. It’s Free. For more details call 322-4635.
Christmas in the Park
Come have a great time in Downtown Monroe at First Baptist Monroe’s Christmas in the Park. There will be a Live Nativity, Food trucks , Cookie Decorating, S’mores, Ornament Making, Kiddie Train, Pony Rides and more. It’s Saturday December 14th from 4p until 7p. For more details, call 325-3126.
Calhoun Christmas Parade
The Calhoun Christmas Parade will be Saturday December 14th at 11am. If you are interested in entering the parade, call 450-0752.
Sound of the Holidays
The Sound of the Holidays a fun, exciting performance for all ages with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Monroe Symphony Youth Orchestra is Saturday December 14th, at North Monroe Baptist Church. It starts at 7:00. Come have a great time with your family. Tickets are $30.00 each. For more details, call 812-6761.
Drive Through Nativity
Central Baptist Church/Bastrop will have a live drive through nativity Saturday December 14th then again on Sunday the 15th from 6:30 until 8:30. This is a free event. For more details, call Gayle Gregory at 281-4247, or call the church at 281-1890.
Experience all the sights, sounds, and feelings of Christmas at the First Baptist Church West Monroe’s Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration, Friday through Sunday, December 20-22 at 6pm. For more information call the church at 322-5104.
Jingle Bell 5K and 10K Run
The Jingle Bell 5K and 10K Run is Saturday December 21st at Forsythe Park in Monroe. The 10K will start at 8:00, the 5K at 8:30. Register online at runsignup.com. For more details call 325-4634.
Celebrate the first day of Winter at Black Bayou
Celebrate the first day of Winter with a bonfire, s’mores, and some star-gazing at Black Bayou Lake. Black Bayou will have the telescopes set up and you can enjoy the shortest day of the year and the official start to winter. It begins at 6:00 and it’s Free. For more details, call 387-1114.
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