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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.

https://www.facebook.com/suitcasesfornewplaces/

In 2016 over 4,800 children spent time in foster care in Louisiana alone. Sara McBroom is fighting against this statistic with her new nonprofit organization, Suitcases for New Places. 

ULM Wesley Foundation

Thursday September 14th, the University of Louisiana Monroe's Wesley Foundation is holding its annual Sportsman's Auction. This fundraiser will take place at Lea Joyner Church in Monroe from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be filled with items for all outdoorsmen.

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This Monday, September 11th, marks the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks of the Twin Towers. The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and the organization Our H.O.M.E. are coming together to help honor the remembrance of this day. 

https://www.facebook.com/Starr-Homeplace-in-Oak-Ridge-145096918859027/

Starr Homeplace's Community Day for the month of September is taking place this Saturday, September 9th. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Community Day will be filled with creative spirits and multiple activities to take part in.

foodbanknela.org

September is the National Hunger Action Month, and the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank has prepared many opportunities over September to serve the hungry in the community. 

In Northeast Louisiana alone there are over 73,000 people facing hunger. The NELA Food Bank is inviting the community to stand up against this fact during the month of September.

The first event of the month will take place September 7th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community is invited to go eat out at WhataBurger in Monroe that night, and a portion of their proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank.

http://www.williesduckdiner.com/

Thursday September 7th, fans of Duck Dynasty and southern food are invited to come out and celebrate the RE-Grand Opening of Willie's Duck Diner. There will be a ribbon cutting at 2:00 p.m. to kick off the fun and meals to come from the restaurant. 

United Way / http://visitvicksburg.com/united-way-true-color-run

If you're looking for a chance to get covered in color and support United Way's mission to improve communities, then September 23rd at 8:00 a.m. join the Vicksburg True Color Run.  The third  annual True Color Run will be held in downtown Vicksburg with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. at 820 South Street. 

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