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Acoustic Concert Series

Alexandria Museum of Art
Thurs. May 21st
6:00PM - 8:30PM

Live music, food and fun!  Every third Thursday, join AMoA for its most popular recurring socail event.  

Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music hosted by John Wakefield and featuring a guest musician, and snack on tasty food and drink.

Free for AMoA Members, $4 for nonmembers


Wild Night of Art

May 29th
Alexandria Zoo

Raise a glass to the Alexandria Zoo! Join Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ) at Wild Night of Art for an adult-only evening event featuring art, wine and wildlife. Must be 21 or older to attend.


Crawfish for CASA

Friday, May 29, 2015

4:00pm - 7:00pm

@ The Central Louisiana Realtors Association Office
2400 Jackson Street (next to Hokus Pokus)
Tickets: $15/person
includes 3lbs crawfish/2 potatoes/1 corn
pick-up and take out, or dine-in (limited seating available)
Get your tickets today at the CASA Office in Alexandria
or Central Louisiana Realtors Association Office
(tickets must be purchased prior to the event)


Thank you for supporting your local CASA!

The 2nd Annual Walk For Obesity

Saturday May 30th

Ash Football Field

Registration Begins At 8a

Walk Begins at 9a

Greco Bowl

May 31st


The Gem of Downtown Alexandria
1014 3rd Street
Suite A

Get ready for an event unlike any other! Louisiana’s own Chef John Folse has graciously agreed to donate his culinary talent and goods for St. Mary's Greco Bowl 2015. Featuring a delicious soup, salad, and dessert, guests are promised to walk away filled with a flavorful meal. Chef Folse will also provide a cooking demonstration that will include a discussion of the many delicacies that come from our beautiful state.

A cash bar and silent auction will also be part of the festivities, as well as bowls hand painted by the residents of St. Mary’s.

Proceeds of this event help to improve the quality of life for the residents of St. Mary’s. Each ticket is $100.00. Seating is limited to 98 individuals.

318-445-6443 ext. 2313










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May 16th

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June 6th

Marksville, LA

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Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square


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June 14th

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Grand Funk Railroad

June 20th

Vinton, LA

Delta Downs


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July 10th

Lake Charles, LA

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Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up 2015 Tour with Hunter Hayes & Sam Hunt

July 17th

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July 24th

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August 21st

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August 22

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Cypress Bayou Casino


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October 9th

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October 21st

New Orleans

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The National Weather Service predicts that the Red River could reach its highest level in 25 years. NWS predicts it will crest at 33 feet, the highest since a 34.5 foot crest in 1990.


This afternoon the LSU baseball team will play Lehigh to open up NCAA Regional play. The Moutain Hawks are the Patriot League Tournament champs but the bring a 25-and-29 losing record into Baton Rouge. Airtime 2:30 on 970 KSYL


UL Lafayette will take on Rice this afternoon in the opening contest of the Houston Regional


A father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and Alexandria's utility department, alleging that a prisoner working for the city on a work crew wasn't properly supervised when he escaped and later shot and killed his daughter last summer.


The water boil advisory that went into effect last week in downtown Pineville has been lifted.


Tax returns for 5,700 people are still waiting to be reviewed because of the identity verification process the Louisiana Department of Revenue has implemented to crack down on tax fraud.


The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied an appeal in the case of a 2009 traffic stop in Woodworth.


The House did not agree to raise the state sales tax by a penny for road and bridge projects in Louisiana. The measure needed 70 votes to pass but the vote was 50 yeas and 46 nays. The state is currently facing a backlog of $12 billion in road and bridge needs.


Louisiana’s motorists could be hit with $79 million in fee hikes if budget-balancing proposals under consideration by state legislators become law.


State police say the Click it or Ticket campaign continues this weekend after five unrestrained motorists were killed last weekend in highway crashes.


A recent poll shows Governor Bobby Jindal is less popular than President Barack Obama in Louisiana.


Cops in the LaFourche Parish town of Golden Meadow say they’ve arrested a woman accused of stealing over $12,000 from a non-profit children’s baseball league.


There’s a report that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries indicate a young black bear has been spotted in woods in West Monroe. They believe he could have come down the bayou of the Ouachita River which is a little high right now.


The LSU softball team is off to a good start at the Women's College World Series as the Tigers defeated Auburn 6-1 on Thursday afternoon.




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