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The Downtown Gallery Crawl will celebrate 10 years this Thursday night in Monroe and West Monroe.  The crawl features art, music, food and fun. 

The event will happen at nine downtown art galleries that will host special exhibitions from local artist.  The crawl runs from 5-9 p.m. and will happen rain or shine. Original art will be for sale and many artist will be on hand to answer questions about their work. 

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Local beer fans rejoice. Summer's first craft beer tasting will bring 25 craft beers from outside our area for you to taste and discover. Join us for Craft Festiv-ALE on Thursday, July 20th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tonore's Wine Cellar. This special event benefits KEDM Public Radio in partnership with Tonore's.  

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Sunday, May 7th, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is holding its twentieth annual Blend of the Bayou fundraiser. This event will be held at the home of Dr. Walter and Sue Sartor at 2110 Island Drive from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting. 

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says he's temporarily relaxed certification requirements to ensure farmers can buy enough for a chance at a good crop. 

Department seed programs director Lester Cannon says farmers will have to buy more of some lots to make up for the problem, but sellers will drop the price to make up for it. 

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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council presents this year's North Delta Food and Wine Festival. This event caters to foodies and wine lovers alike.