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Run for the Red, White, and Blue, a fundraiser held annually for the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, is May 26.

Food, music, and activities are available for the whole family. Tours of the Museum will take place during and after the 5k and 1k events. You can also participate in the Red, White, & Blue Memorial Balloon Release.

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The Ouachita Parish Public Library is hosting SummerFest Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Branch. SummerFest kicks off the summer reading challenge at the library with a free, family-friendly event.

The Main Branch Library welcomes motivational rapper Big Al Cherry and percussionist Elizabeth "Lady Chops" Vidos. At Summerfest, kids have the chance to make egg shakers and harmonicas so that they can play along with the performers. Registration for the library summer reading challenge is available at the event.

Camille Pearce / 100 Who Care NELA

The first meeting of 100 Who Care NELA is at Flying Tiger Brewery Monday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. The organization looks to support local non-profit organizations through micro crowd-funding.

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Saturday, May 12 is the day to help the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana and the U.S. Postal Service "Stamp Out Hunger" by participating in a nationwide single-day food drive.

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The 7th Annual Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival is May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bayou Desiard at the corner of Loop Road and Forsythe in Monroe.

Mark Ross Clark / LA'Opera

The LA'Opera is presenting The Tragedy of Carmen Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

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The 21st Annual Blend of the Bayou is Sunday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m. The event features local food, drinks, and art in a silent auction style party. The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is also hosting the Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series at Flying Tiger Brewery every 3rd Wednesday.

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The Gerontology Lecture Series commemorates Older Americans' Month Wednesday, May 2 at noon in the SUB Ballroom B on the ULM campus. The panel discussion features Dean Ron Berry, Dean H. Glenn Anderson, Jr., and Vice President Dr. Eric Pani.

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I-20 Top 20 is Tuesday, May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at La. Tech University Hall. The event is a marketplace of ideas and innovation, as well as a networking opportunity for new or experienced entrepreneurs.

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The Monroe Symphony Orchestra is presenting "Mozart in Monroe" Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in Brown Auditorium on the ULM campus. The concert showcases three of Mozart's greatest and most well-known works.

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