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Children's Fundays

Join the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens the 2nd Saturday of the Month through October for their Children’s Fundays from 10a until 2p. They’ll have crafts and fun for ages 3-16, so bring the kids and come enjoy the gardens! Cost is $5 per child; Accompanying adults are free. For more details call 387-5281.

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.

Closet Thrift Store Opening

The Closet Thrift Store will be opening on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The following week will start our regular hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday thru Saturday.  All proceeds go to support the Project 2.5 Plus foster/adopt ministry.  Donations accepted.  Contact Ann at 331-4656 with any questions.  The store is located at 110 Kings Lane, West Monroe.

Ouachita Green 5K Run/Walk

The Ouachita Green 5K Run/Walk to kick off Chillfest will be Saturday August 24th beginning at 7:30a. The race begins in West Monroe then goes through Downtown Monroe. For more details call 355-5622.

FBC Calhoun Back To School Bash

FBC Calhoun is having a Back-To-School Bash Saturday August 24 from 10am-12pm for kids of all ages.  There will be a Waterslide, Free Food and other games. For more details call the church at 644-5101.

Monroe City Open Championship

The Monroe City Open Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 24 & 25 at the Chennault Park & Golf Course. This is a 36 Hole Medal Play Tournament. The tournament is open to all residents 14 and older. The deadline to register is August 22nd. For more details, call 329-2454

Annual Downtown Block Party

First Baptist Monroe’s Annual Downtown Block Party at Anna Gray Noe Park is Wednesday August 28th at 5:30PM. There will be great food, music, a photo booth, jumpers and much more family fun for all ages. It’s from 5:30 until 8:30, for more details call 329-2454.

Bayou Jamb at ULM

Bayou Jamb at ULM is two days full of high school football including St. Frederick, Sterlington,  Ouachita, Ruston, West Monroe and Neville, and more. It’s Thursday August 29th and Friday the 30th at Malone Stadium. For more details call 342-1000.

The West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

The West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series begins again Wednesday September 4that Noon at the Pavilion at 7th Square on North 7th Street in West Monroe. The Free concerts will be each Wednesday in September. For more information about the concert series, please call the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce at 325-1961.

Northeast Louisiana Race for the Cure

Volunteers are needed for a Clean Up of Area Waterways with Ouachita Green, Saturday September 7th from 9a until 12n. To sign up, go to

Northeast Louisiana remembers 9/11

Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum will present Northeast Louisiana remembers 9/11: A tribute to our first responders. It’s Wednesday September 11th at 1051 Chennault Park Drive from 8a until 10a.  Speakers include local first responders and combat veterans, refreshments will be served. For more details call 342-8889.

A Night of Worship with Passion Music

A Night of Worship with Passion Music is coming to North Monroe Baptist Church, Thursday September 12th at 7:00. General admission tickets are $20, with groups of 10 or more $15 each. Order by phone at 800-965-9324.Call the church at 343-4730 for more information.

Northeast Louisiana Race for the Cure

The 26th annual Northeast Louisiana Race for the Cure will be September 14th at Forsythe Park. This is a 1 mile fun run/walk and a 5K run. There will be a kids area with games and activities and an area for pets. 75% of funds raised stay in Louisiana to help women who could not otherwise afford treatment. Register online at, under events.

Heartfelt Ministries presents a Speak Truth Conference

Heartfelt Ministries presents a Speak Truth Conference with discussions about Faith, Sexuality and Culture. It’s Friday and Saturday September 20th and 21st at First Baptist Church/West Monroe. Speakers include Will Graham, Cissie Graham Lynch, Shellie Tomlinson and more. All women are invited, no matter the age. For ticket information call 372-3177.

The Ark-La-Miss Fair

The Ark-La-Miss Fair will be at the Monroe Civic Center from Friday September 20th through Sunday the 29th. Bring the family and come enjoy the fair rides, live music, great food, and animals. There is something for the whole family. For more details, call the Civic Center Box Office at 329-2225.

National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day will be held Saturday September 28th at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge Center. There will be shooting demonstrations, archery, fishing, kayaking, retriever demonstrations and much more. It’s from 9a until 2p and it’s Free. For more details, call 387-1114.

Bring Your Bible to School Day

Thursday October 3rd is Bring Your Bible to School Day. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their faith, understand their freedoms and share their faith their friends. Bring It, Share It, Leave It. Find out more at

The Hill would like to help your organization, church group, school or business get the word out if you have community event coming up. Send us the information by filling out the form to the right and try to get it to us a couple of weeks in advance. We’ll get you on the Word on The Hill.

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