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

http://www.ulm.edu/art/

The College of Arts, Education, and Sciences at the University of Louisiana Monroe along with the International Student Services is hosting this year's Fall Art Crawl Thursday, October 12th. The crawl will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. across serveral campus galleries and studios.

Monica Boudreaux / Friends of Black Bayou

The National Wildlife Refuge Week comes to a close Saturday, October 14th, and Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge will be ending it with its twentieth annual Fall Celebration. The celebration will begin at 8 a.m. with a fun run/walk and other activities beginning at 10 a.m. 

https://www.facebook.com/bmuseum/

Tuesday, October 10th, kicks off the second annual Coca-Cola Week at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. This week will be filled with coke related activities for all ages and special opportunities for visitors. 

ULM VAPA / facebook.com/TheBeggar'sOpera

In the midst of the University of Louisiana Monroe's Homecoming Week, the ULM Visual and Performing Arts program is presenting its fall production, The Beggar's Opera. The Beggar's Opera will have its opening night Thursday, October 12th, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.

https://www.facebook.com/NELACelticFest/

Saturday, October 7th, the West Monroe Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the fourteenth annual Celtic Festival. The festival will be held at Kiroli Park from 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

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.

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