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Emerald McIntyre / Downtown Arts Alliance

The Downtown Gallery Crawl is wrapping up the 10th-anniversary celebrations Thursday, June 7 from 5-9 p.m. The crawl features special festivities at all nine galleries and outside to honor the past decade of local art.

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Parents always worry about the welfare of their children even, when their children begin to live their own independent lives.  It is not difficult to imagine the fears and anxieties experienced by parents of adults with severe disabilities.  Their biggest fear is that no one will take care of their "child" after they are gone.

Aliscia Banks, founding director of Families Helping Families and the parent of an adult son with multiple severe disabilities, discussed some of her worst fears about her son's future "after I am gone and his dad is gone." 

City of Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival / https://tinyurl.com/ydx2smyh

The Juneteenth Heritage Festival is June 8-19 in the City of Grambling. The week-long celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the South.

The Juneteenth Heritage Festival was formed after a group of people including "felt the need that as an African-American community, we should always remember what our ancestors went through as enslaved Africans," according to Vickie Jackson, Chairman of the Juneteenth Heritage Festival and PR Chairman of the City of Grambling.

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Ever wanted to participate in the traditional Spanish Running of the Bulls? "Bulls in the Streets" is a safer alternative in Downtown Monroe. The joint fundraiser for the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and Roe City Rollers is Saturday, June 9 at the Flying Tiger Brewery.

Lunar Cycles

Jun 4, 2018
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K. Ouchley

For as long as humans have looked up into the night sky, the moon has caused people to behave in strange ways. One of the most peculiar is the tendency for people to correlate phases of moon with various human behaviors. Lunar cycles have been claimed to affect homicide rates, traffic accidents, suicides, the birth of babies, assaults, emergency room visits, casino payout rates, and psychiatric admissions. The only crazy thing here is that scientific studies have failed to show any reliable significant correlation of these events with lunar phases.

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Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time to pick up a good book. The Monroe Symphony League is hosting a book sale Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 and Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 in the MSL Book Room.

Jenny Burnham / Masur Museum of the Arts

Masur Museum of Art is inspiring young artists to create and build their skills. The museum is hosting one-day art camps in June and July for ages 5-12. 

"Adventures in Art" is a camp for ages 5-8 which teaches drawing and design skills. Artist Jenny Burnham is leading the camp and guiding campers as they use sculpture, painting, and printmaking to create works of art to take home at the end of the day. The camp is June 4.

Mel Mobley / New Music on the Bayou

New Music on the Bayou Festival is May 31 - June 2 in Ruston and Monroe. The concert series features both local and international composers.

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When it comes to spending, are you in control or out of control?

Well if you tilt towards the out of control camp, you’ve got a lot of company. But the good news is…you can change.

But it won’t be easy. And you likely can’t do it alone.

Some people look at themselves in the mirror and see someone who is out of control, impulsive and just plain messed up when it comes to spending habits.

Walter Allen / SYAA

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, or SYAA for short, is hosting its summer workshop series "Raise the Curtain!" during the summer of 2018.

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