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Thursday, November 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tonore's is opening their doors for the Tonore Holiday Wine Tasting. This year the proceeds from the event will go to the Quota Club of Monroe.

Quota of Monroe is a community service organization of women that give back to the community. All of the money Quota earns is put back out in the different organizations in the community. Quota works with Clara Hall Elementary School, the Food Bank, the Signing Santa program that gives hearing impaired children a Santa experience, and other community organizations.

AmericaRecyclesDay.org

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.

Chennault Aviation Facebook

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum is hosting a Veterans' Day Celebration this Friday, November 11th. This event encourages the community to come together and say a big 'Thank You' to America's veterans.

Groundhog Sawmills

Oct 31, 2016

Except for coastal marshlands and tallgrass prairies of the southwest, Louisiana was historically a world of forests.  Virgin stands of longleaf pine in the central part of the state, primeval bottomland hardwoods and cypress swamps, along with upland hardwoods and pines in the hill country were viewed by settlers as both daunting obstacles and coveted natural resources in the form of potential wood products.

 

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo is hosting its annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo, Saturday, October 29th from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. This year's theme, PokeMonKEE, is all things Pokemon and monkeys.

Boo at the Zoo will be a full day of fun with costume contests, prizes, photo opportunities, and a magician. The zoo will also be giving one of their lions, Baja, a new boomer ball (an indestructible ball made for wild cats).

West Monroe Downtown Revitalization Group

Downtown West Monroe will be hosting the Pumpkin Fest this Saturday Oct. 29th to benefit the Debbie Bourg Dancers, and a Wild Wild West Fundraiser Night to benefit the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group. The Pumpkin Fest will take place from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Commerce Street. and the Wild Wild West Night will take place from 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. on Trenton Street.

The Pumpkin Fest will have vendors, booths, a pumpkin patch, a hay ride, crafts, costume contests (for kids and pets!), and live entertainment. Debbie Bourg's dancers will start dancing at noon. 

OPPL

Ouachita Parish Public Libraries are excited to celebrate the Pumpkin Bash Saturday October 22nd. The event will kick of at 10 A.M. at the Main Branch Library on North 18th Street.

This community event is filled with activities from a caricature artist to appearances from Princess Anna of Frozen and Spiderman. There will also be a fire truck, a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, cotton candy, and Nova Clark will be there with critters from Black Bayou.

Bullbats

Oct 24, 2016

The award for the Louisiana bird with the most misleading name should be conferred on the common nighthawk, also known as the bullbat.  No part of these monikers is accurate.  In the first place, they are not common anymore as long-term surveys show their populations in the United States have declined 61 percent between 1966 and 2014.

 

WM/WO Chamber

The Wild Wild West fundraiser benefiting Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group is October 22. 

 

There will be great music from Josh Madden and the All Star Band, silent auction, food and music. All proceeds go toward funding additional improvement projects in the downtown West Monroe area.

Louisiana Master Gardeners

Louisiana's Master Gardener Program is getting ready for the Annual Fall Bulb Sale. It will take place Saturday, October 22nd from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the West Monroe Farmer's Market.

The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer service in almost all sixty-four parishes throughout Louisiana. Different garden demonstrations, butterfly gardens, and helpful gardening tips are some of the things that Master Gardeners provide. 

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