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The Ouachita Council of Governments (OCOG) is hosting an Introduction to Ouachita Strong - Resiliency Strategy Development and Community Meetings June 19 in Monroe and June 21 in West Monroe.

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The 1st Annual Unity in the Community Concert is Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church. The goal of the concert is to build bridges between people by highlighting their similarities through shared performance and meaningful text.

Books and Bargains at the Monroe Symphony Book Sale

Jun 1, 2017
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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.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Apr 25, 2017
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Saturday April 29th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Northeast Louisiana Children's Coalition is partnering with the University of Louisiana Monroe's Pharmacy Program to provide eight locations for the community to take back expired, unwanted, and potentially harmful prescription drugs. 

The eight locations where the community can take back their unwanted prescription drugs are spread throughout Ouachita, Lincoln, and Union Parish. 

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Own Your Own Health

Jan 23, 2017
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Communities all over the United States are standing up to obesity through the Own your Own Health Challenge. The Own Your Own Health Challenge allows groups and individuals to log their steps for the day.

Louisiana has the highest obesity rate in the nation at over 36 percent. Monroe Governor, Jamie Mayo, has taken notice to this fact by adding 'promoting healthy lifestyles' to his 60 for 60 project list. 

Go Big by Shopping Small

Nov 18, 2016
Small Business Saturday / West Monroe Chamber of Commerce

Think Local. Shop Local.

Small businesses shine on Saturday, November 26th for Small business Saturday. American Express started Small Business Saturday in 2010, and it's celebrated every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Ouachita Parish Goes Green

Nov 8, 2016
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Saturday, November 12th is America Recycles Day. Ouachita Green will be accepting donations at the Monroe Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

America Recycles Day is a way to get communities and families thinking about and participating in recycling.

Celtic Festival Showcases Heritage

Sep 27, 2016
Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival.

Northeast Louisiana's Celtic Festival is ready to start its 13th year of celebrating Celtic culture.  Kiroli Park will be hosting this festival Saturday October 1, from 7 a.m to 10 p.m. 

Tom McCandlish, membership director of the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce,  says the festival is something many people look forward to each year. The festival features vendors along with traditional Irish and Scottish live music.  Bands featured this year include Smithfield Fair, Emerald Accent, and Jim Flanagan.