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ULM Holds Holiday Art Sale

Nov 30, 2017
http://www.ulm.edu/art/

The annual Holiday Art Sale on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe will be taking place December 4-8. The sale will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Holiday Art Sale will feature work from students and faculty at the university. There will be all sorts of artworks and styles displayed such as paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, pottery, and even candles and soaps. Brooke Foy, art professor at ULM, encourages guest to plan to come early in the week. She shares,   "After Wednesday a lot of the great Christmas presents will have been grabbed." 

Living in a Cardboard City

Nov 9, 2017
http://wellspringofnela.org/cardboardboxcity/

The Wellspring Alliance of NELA and the NELA Food Bank are teaming up to take a new approach on raising awareness about homelessness. Friday, January 19, the Wellspring will be hosting Cardboard Box City from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day at First United Methodist Church Monroe.

Take Advantage of Take Back Day

Oct 25, 2017
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The Children's Coalition is partnering with the University of Louisiana Monroe's School of Pharmacy to help promote the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 28. There will be multiple places across the area to drop off unused or expired medication for proper disposal from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

The aim of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is to get harmful substances out of the hands of children and adults that could abuse them, as well as keeping the drugs from potentially polluting the environment. 

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Oct 24, 2017
https://www.alz.org/

Saturday, November 4, Forsythe Park is holding the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Registration for the walk will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m.

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the primary fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. The money raised from the walk goes to families struggling with Alzheimer's, support groups, and to continuing research to find a cure. The goal of the Alzheimer's Association is to end Alzheimer's disease by the year 2025, less than ten years away. 

And Then There Were None

Oct 24, 2017
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Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts is preparing for its opening night of the Agatha Christie best seller, And Then There Were None. The show will open to the public Saturday, October 28, at 7 p.m. and will be shown again Sunday, October 29, at 3 p.m. and the following weekend Saturday, November 4, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, at 3 p.m.

Experiencing Culture at the Louisiana Art and Folk Festival

Oct 12, 2017
Louisiana Art and Folk Festival

The Louisiana Art and Folk Festival is ringing in its 62nd year of culture and history Saturday, October 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival will take place in downtown Columbia on the Ouachita River.

ARToberfest Supports Arts and Fun

Oct 11, 2017
http://www.nclac.org/artoberfest/

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is brining together art and beer lovers alike for the eighth annual ARToberfest. ARToberfest will take place at The Norton Building in Ruston from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Local Talent Shines at ULM

Oct 11, 2017
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.

Biedenharn Celebrates Coca-Cola Week

Oct 9, 2017
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. 

Celebrating Heritage at the Celtic Festival

Oct 5, 2017
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. 

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