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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 For additional details, contact CJ Sartor at 366-8537.

Blue Star Mothers of Northeast Louisiana

Blue Star Mothers of Northeast Louisiana is encouraging you to donate a care box to our men and women in the military! They hope to send 300 boxes to include items such as Bricks of baby Wipes, Tube Socks, Antiperspirant sticks, Chap Stick, Cough Drops, and Men’s body wash, not soap. You can drop off the boxes at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, by November 18th. For more details and pick up if needed, call Jayme Watson at 355-2146.

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.

2020 Youth Basketball League

The City of West Monroe Parks and Recreation Department has announced that registration is now open for its 2020 Youth Basketball League. The Youth Basketball League is open to boys and girls from ages 6 to 16. Registration is $65 for the first child and $60 for each additional child. Coaches and sponsors are needed in all age groups. For more details, call 388-0260.

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.

The West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

The West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series is now every Wednesday at Noon at the Pavilion at 7th Square on North 7th Street in West Monroe. For more information about the concert series, please call the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce at 325-1961.

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana once again presents its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at noon on Wednesdays this October beginning on Wednesday October 2nd  at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. There will be water and lemonade provided by First Baptist Church.  For more details, call 329-2454.

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is Saturday November 9th from 9a until 1p.  You are encouraged to bring  your paper, plastics, e-waste, tires, and any old electronics with a plug to the Monroe Civic Center north parking lot. This is a Free service. For more details, call Stuart Hodnett at 355-5622, or go to

2nd annual Dia-Beat-It Walk/Run-a-Thon

The 2nd annual Dia-Beat-It walk/run a thon is Saturday November 9th at Forsythe Park in Monroe. It starts at 9am. For more details call 450-9783. Register online at

Delta Veterans' Expo & Celebration

The Delta Veterans’ Expo & Celebration will be Saturday November 9th at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. There will be information and support for our area veterans. Bring the whole family, they will have live music, bounce houses, food, activities for the kids, Stuff A Jeep, and even a military themed Touch a Truck. It all happens from Noon until 6p. For more details, call 547-7817.

Freedom Christmas Trees

The Freedom Christmas Trees are 5 lighted trees set to honor the men and women of the 5 branches of the US military. The trees will be lit Saturday November 9th at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe. They will stay lit through the end of the year. For more details, call 362-5540.

4th Annual Pumpkin Fest

The 4th Annual Pumpkin Fest will be Saturday November 9th from 10a until 3p at Kiroli Park. There will be food, games and entertainment for the whole family. For more details, call 396-4016.

Veterans Free Lunch Event at Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active members of U.S. military to enjoy FREE lunch on Monday, November 11.  For the ninth year, every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. For more details call 362-9988.

Salvation Army Emergency Homeless Banquet

There will be a Salvation Army of Northeast Louisiana Emergency Homeless Banquet at the Monroe Civic Center Tuesday November 12th beginning at 6pm. The banquet is to raise awareness of homelessness in our area and the kickoff of the Red Kettle Campaign. Dennis Swanberg will be the guest speaker. For ticket information and more details call 325-1755.

Christopher Yuan

Christopher Yuan and his parents, authors of the book Holy Sexuality and the Gospel will be speaking at the White’s Ferry Road Church , Saturday November 16th beginning at 9am. This Grace and Truth conference is Free and Open to the public. Feel free to go to for more information and to register or call the church at 396-6000 for more details.

United States Capitol Christmas Tree

Monday November 18th, the United States Capitol Christmas Tree will be in Monroe at the Civic Center at 5pm. There will be special Christmas ornaments for the first 500 people and you can sign the Capitol Tree Banner and take pictures. The City Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be at 6pm. For more details call 329-2225.

2019 Monroe Turkey Trot Race

The 2019 Monroe Turkey Trot Race will be held Thanksgiving morning the 28th beginning at 8a at the Downtown River Market. This is a 3 mile loop through downtown Monroe. Race day registration begins at 7a, the race starts at 8a. For more details, call 807-9985.

Outdoor Christmas Movie

There will be an outdoor Christmas movie in Antique Alley under the Christmas lights, Saturday November 30th at 5:30.  This Holiday Outdoor Movie is free for everyone!

City of West Monroe Annual Tree Lighting Event

The City of West Monroe Annual Tree Lighting Event at West Monroe City Hall is Monday December 2nd at 6pm. Come and see the Christmas trees decorated by local schools and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. There will be singing by school choirs and much more. This is a free event. For more details, call 397-6713.

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.

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