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.

Ways to Connect

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The Children's Coalition is partnering with the University of Louisiana Monroe's School of Pharmacy to help promote the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 28. There will be multiple places across the area to drop off unused or expired medication for proper disposal from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

The aim of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is to get harmful substances out of the hands of children and adults that could abuse them, as well as keeping the drugs from potentially polluting the environment. 

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Saturday, November 4, Forsythe Park is holding the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Registration for the walk will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m.

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the primary fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. The money raised from the walk goes to families struggling with Alzheimer's, support groups, and to continuing research to find a cure. The goal of the Alzheimer's Association is to end Alzheimer's disease by the year 2025, less than ten years away. 

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Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts is preparing for its opening night of the Agatha Christie best seller, And Then There Were None. The show will open to the public Saturday, October 28, at 7 p.m. and will be shown again Sunday, October 29, at 3 p.m. and the following weekend Saturday, November 4, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, at 3 p.m.

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Thursday night at 7 p.m., the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) will be presenting the independent film Score: A Film Music Documentary at the Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston. This film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films. 

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The Monroe Symphony Orchestra's new season is opening with a Symphony in Lights. This combination of light and sound will be held Saturday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the West Monroe High School Auditorium. 

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 The Mousetrap, the famous murder mystery by Agatha Christie, is returning to the Strauss Theatre Center's stage October 27th, through November 4th.  

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Saturday, October 21st, the Louisiana Food and Music Festival is back at the Downtown RiverMarket. This festival will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue the celebration of Louisiana culture until 4 p.m. with a variety of different Louisiana food, music, and vendors.

Louisiana Art and Folk Festival

The Louisiana Art and Folk Festival is ringing in its 62nd year of culture and history Saturday, October 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival will take place in downtown Columbia on the Ouachita River.

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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council's third annual North Delta Food and Wine Festival kicks off Friday, October 13th, and stretches throughout the weekend to Sunday, October 15th. This festival will pair choice drinks, rich food, and live music.

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is brining together art and beer lovers alike for the eighth annual ARToberfest. ARToberfest will take place at The Norton Building in Ruston from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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