Catherine Calhoun

Associate Producer, Lagniappe

Catherine Calhoun is a junior Spanish Major and Communications Minor at the University of Louisiana Monroe, and plans on being a translator when she graduates.

Originally from West Monroe, she lives on campus for her first time "away" from home.

Catherine is very involved in the Wesley Foundation on campus and is part of the Warhawk Tennis Club. When not on campus, she volunteers at Foundry on Sunday mornings as part of the Foundry Kids team and teardown crew.

Catherine enjoys Disney movies, kayaking, and writing.

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Gallery Crawl

Oct 4, 2017
Dowtown Gallery Crawl- Arts Alliance / https://www.facebook.com/downtowngallerycrawl/

This Thursday, October 5th, the Downtown Gallery Crawl will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. This month's crawl will be held 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. across Downtown Monroe and West Monroe at eight different galleries.

This crawl is set to be an exciting one, as a celebration of the gallery crawl's anniversary. Brooke Foy, with the Downtown Gallery Crawl, shares that, "We're trying each crawl to bring a little bit of something special." Some of the special thing lined up are more food trucks than ever and live music.

© National Library of Australia, 1926 / http://www.cooleyhouse.org/history.php

The Cooley House Foundation will host a Walking Tour of the historic Monroe Garden District Saturday, October 7th, The tour will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Biedenharn Museum on the corner of Forsythe Avenue.

Lester Martin, the Vice President of the Cooley House, will be conducting the Walking Tour. The tour will give information on the historic usage of Forsythe Park and discuss architecture of downtown Monroe as well as housing styles. The tour will end back at the Biedenharn with refreshments and a group discussion.

facebook.com/downtownriverjam

The Downtown Monroe Alliance is continuing its mission to make a better Monroe this October through hosting the Downtown River Jam. This outdoor concert will take place Thursday, October 5th, at Bry Park from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWayOfNortheastLouisiana/app/212097992149339/

United Way is excited to enter into its sixth year of the READ. LEARN. SUCCEED. program. Launched in 2012, the READ. LEARN. SUCCEED. program has broadened into 13 schools reaching more than 900 students. 

READ. LEARN. SUCCEED. is a program designed to help get second and third grade students reading at or above their grade level. Over the course of a school year READ. LEARN. SUCCEED. puts anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 books into the hands of students. 

http://yourfjc.org/

Thursday, October 5th, the Family Justice Center is kicking off domestic violence awareness month with its annual event Hope in the Light of Day. This rally against domestic violence will take place at the Monroe River Market at 10:00 a.m.

Hope in the Light of Day will focus on talking about the dynamics of domestic violence with this year's theme: Seeing Beyond the Obvious. This focus point was inspired by the idea of getting to see the real people affected by the violence. The event will include speeches by a local representative, a minister, and a domestic violence survivor.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/732920386809135/

Saturday September 23rd, paddlers should prepare for the second annual River Rat Paddle Challenge. The paddling will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Bayou D'Arbonne Boat Ramp and finish outside of TRAPP'S, with the proceeds from this event to benefit Horse Assisted Therapy Services of Northeast Louisiana.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/westmonroemooselodge1723/photos/?ref=page_internal

The West Monroe Chapter of the Women of Moose  is collaborating with the Safe Surfin' organization to provide a free child and senior ID event. This free ID event will take place Friday, October 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the West Monroe Moose Lodge.

Delta Style / http://www.nelaarts.com/

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is continuing its long standing tradition of Brown Bag Concerts this fall. Every Wednesday of October from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ana Gray Noe Park there will be a free concert put on for the the community.

https://www.facebook.com/CA-Studio-235779456438503/

Next up for CA Studio is Sixteen Wounded, a play following the lives of two young men in Holland, one a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust, the other a man from Palestine.  The play will be performed at Lea's of LeCompte in Monroe Saturday, September 16th and 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 17th and 24th, at 4:00 p.m.

http://www.masurmuseum.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=124168

Saturday September 16th, the Masur Museum of Art is hosting its Variety event at the Monroe Regional Airport from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Variety is true to its name combining art, education, and entertainment for this event.

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