Catherine Calhoun

Associate Producer, Lagniappe

Catherine Calhoun is a sophomore 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

http://starrhomeplace.org/pandemoniafoundation/events.htm

Starr Homeplace's Community Day is coming up Saturday June 10th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Day is held once a month to help gather together the creative people of the region and share different skills.

Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge / https://www.facebook.com/groups/55588469461/

Saturday June 17th, the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the refuge. The celebration will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with interactive activities for children and adults.

Black Bayou became a refuge in 1997 and has been serving the community by providing a scenic place for families to enjoy the wildlife and learn about Louisiana's biodiversity. The refuge has 5,000 acres of wildlife including 2,500 acres of lake. Visitors can walk the trails, go hunting or fishing, and admire the wildflower fields at the refuge.

http://www.ulm.edu/vapa/opera/index.html

The Louisiana Opera is presenting one of the classic American operas, 'Susannah', Friday June 9th and Sunday June 11th. The opera will be held at the Biedenharn Recital Hall on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Strauss Theatre Center / https://www.facebook.com/strausslittletheatremonroe/photos/a.412243038901462.1073741827.412233185569114/1200566626735762/?type=3&theater

Friday and Saturday June 9th and 10th, and again on June 16th and 17th, Strauss Theatre Center is presenting its dinner theater, 'The 39 Steps'. This play, a spoof on an Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller, follows the journey of one man on a crazy adventure. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the play begins at 6:30 p.m.

This fast paced play begins with a murder and then follows a fugitive from Britain to Scotland. There will be iconic scenes, spies, chases, and escapes in this comedy. One of the notable parts of the dinner theater will be that four actors will play twenty-five parts. 

flickr.com/HuntingdonValleyLibrary

The Monroe Symphony League is holding its book fair Saturday, June 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 4th,  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and again the following weekend June 9th and 10th.

https://www.facebook.com/downtowngallerycrawl/

Thursday, June 1st, the Downtown Gallery Crawl is back to continue growing the artistic spirit in downtown West Monroe and Monroe. The crawl will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and includes 9 galleries this month.

Zach Poole

The second annual New Music on the Bayou Festival is providing four days full of new music in Northeast Louisiana. Wednesday May 31st, through Saturday June 3rd, there will be seven concerts spread throughout Ruston and Monroe showcasing music composed around the world and performed by local artists.

http://rmhbigbass.com/

This year the Ronald McDonald House is holding its 26th annual Big Bass Tournament. June 10th and 11th, the community is invited to fish the Ouachita River for their chance at winning some of the many prizes offered throughout the competition. 

Alan Barth / Camp Quality

Camp Quality is an international organization that helps serves families with kids dealing with cancer. This year is the Louisiana Camp Quality's 28th year of service to the community.

Cj Sartor / Ouachita Parish Public Libraries

Saturday May 20th, the Ouachita Parish Public Libraries are kicking off their summer reading challenge at Summerfest. Summerfest will take place at the Main Branch library on 18th Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

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