Community

Coverage of community events and issues.

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Starr Homeplace's Community Day is coming up Saturday June 10th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Day is held once a month to help gather together the creative people of the region and share different skills.

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Saturday June 17th, the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the refuge. The celebration will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with interactive activities for children and adults.

Black Bayou became a refuge in 1997 and has been serving the community by providing a scenic place for families to enjoy the wildlife and learn about Louisiana's biodiversity. The refuge has 5,000 acres of wildlife including 2,500 acres of lake. Visitors can walk the trails, go hunting or fishing, and admire the wildflower fields at the refuge.

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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.

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This year the Ronald McDonald House is holding its 26th annual Big Bass Tournament. June 10th and 11th, the community is invited to fish the Ouachita River for their chance at winning some of the many prizes offered throughout the competition. 

Alan Barth / Camp Quality

Camp Quality is an international organization that helps serves families with kids dealing with cancer. This year is the Louisiana Camp Quality's 28th year of service to the community.

Cj Sartor / Ouachita Parish Public Libraries

Saturday May 20th, the Ouachita Parish Public Libraries are kicking off their summer reading challenge at Summerfest. Summerfest will take place at the Main Branch library on 18th Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo / http://monroezoo.org/project/bald-eagle/

Saturday May 20th, the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo will be having an unveiling of their new interactive animal sculptures donated by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The dedication will begin at 2:00 p.m. 

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Saturday May 27th, the Chennault Aviation Museum is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with the 5th annual Run for the Red, White, and Blue. This 1k fun run and 5k run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Chennault Aviation Museum.

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The Monroe Quota Club is a local branch of Quota International that meets twice a month to discuss projects to help serve the community. Quota means to share, and this year,the Monroe Quota Club's annual fundraiser will be sharing something big.

Wild Bird Longevity

May 15, 2017
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While cleaning out wood duck boxes in anticipation of the upcoming nesting season, a biologist of Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge recently found a roosting screech owl in one of the boxes. Small owls are often found in the boxes and are occasionally banded during the encounter.

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