Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:00am
The Radio People1109 Hudson Ln
Monroe, LA 71201
Get Directions

Weigh in's for Biggest Loser NELA .
Sign up online or come by the office.
We'll be weighing in starting 3/29, 3/30 & 3/31 from 6am to 6pm.

View on Facebook
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 7:30am
ULM Student Union Building
Monroe, LA
Get Directions

Three main discussion tracks, covering eleven essential women's issues, are on the Symposium agenda:

EDUCATION AND TRANSITION TRACK
Transferable Skills: Flexibility in Arts, Education, and Humanities
Women in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Authentic Leadership: Adapting to your Own Leadership Style

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERACTIONS TRACK
Growing Professionally: Mentoring, Philanthropy, Volunteerism, and Travel
Support over Sabotage: The Crab Bucket
Business Culture and Communication: Interactions, Networking,
and Relationship Building

WEALTH AND HEALTH TRACK
Women in Wealth: Navigating your Monetary Wealth
Entrepreneurialism: Promoting Innovation and Local
Economic Growth
Women's Health: Mental, Physical, and Nutritional Awareness

The panelists, round table leaders, and moderators are a mix of community and ULM women who exemplify professionalism and leadership.

The Women's Symposium will feature Susan Banowsky, business owner, attorney, and former TV news producer as its keynote speaker during a continental breakfast.

The afternoon will conclude with the prestigious Women’s Symposium Awards, presented to honor three women from northeast Louisiana.

Registration is $20 for the general public, which includes lunch and admission to three sessions. Seating is limited. Registration is free for ULM students.

Sponsorships are available for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Contact Kristin Chandler at 318-342-1144 or morris@ulm.edu for more information.

Complete information about the Women's Symposium, including registration, are available at ulm.edu/womens-symposium.

View on Facebook
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 11:00am
Chennault Aviation & Military Museum701 Kansas Ln
Monroe, LA 71203
Get Directions

The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum will host Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Thursday, March 30 as the community honors the brave sacrifices of our military veterans. The museum will have an open house for visitors (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and a ceremony at 11:00 am. Texas Roadhouse will provide complimentary lunch for veterans & visitors at noon.

This national recognition day established by the U.S. Senate in 2011, honors Vietnam veterans & offers the “welcome home” many never received. Veterans will be recognized for their service & will also be encouraged to share stories. The museum is the ideal destination for visitors to show their appreciation to our veterans & learn about the sacrifices our troops made during Vietnam.

On March 30, 1973, all U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam. Unlike past World Wars, there were no ticker-tape parades honoring veterans, or triumphant marches or speeches. America’s Vietnam veterans returned home to silence, or worse, in some cases to denigration for having served their country during a politically controversial war. More than 58,000 members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives & over 300,000 were wounded. Now, communities across the country participate in this special day to show unified gratitude for our veterans’ service & sacrifices.

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 10:00am
Downtown RiverMarket - Monroe, La316 S Grand St
Monroe, LA 71201
Get Directions

Bacardi presents the first annual River RUMble! This new event features the area’s hottest bars and restaurants competing to be declared number one with a bottle of rum. Competitors will craft their most delicious rum punch for a chance to win bragging rights. Ticketholders will get to enjoy samples and vote for their favorite crafted drink!

The Participants are:
Brass Monkey Pub & Patio
Portico Restaurant & Bar
Trapp's
Restaurant Cotton
Warehouse No.1 Restaurant
Corner Bar
Chili's Grill & Bar
Neat
SQ's on the Ouachita

Judges Panel
Daniel "Catfish" Norrid - Thunder Road Raceway
Big Jim Elliott - La105
Griffin Scott - La105
Wendy Freeman - Southern Beverage
Delta Style
********************************************************************
Activity Schedule:
10:00am-4:00pm
Market Hours: Shopping, Food, Games, Activities
10:15am
Honoring our Ouachita Parish Animal Advocacy Award Winner and their volunteers who make it possible
11:00am-3:00pm
Bacardi River RUMble Rum Punch Tasting
11:30am
Dachshund Dash- dress your Doxie in a costume and have them race to the finish line!
12:00pm
Best Hippie Costume- Judging by Bayou Bully, Register by 10am at the Information Booth
12:30pm-1:30pm
Pet Pageant to benefit S.O.S. Pets of Ouachita funding new Animal Shelter, followed by an Adoption Runway to showcase pet available to take home.
1:30pm
K-9 Agility Show by Blue Ribbon K-9 Training Center
2:00pm
"Pawfactor" Best K-9 Trick Contest by Bartholomew Rescue
2:00pm-2:45//3:15-4:00
Musical Performance Carlos Tenorio
3:30pm
Awards
********************************************************************
All Day Activities:
-Bone Bar- Hearth & Hearts for Pets to raise money for their new No Kill Shelter

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 10:00am
Downtown RiverMarket - Monroe, La316 S Grand St
Monroe, LA 71201
Get Directions

KTVE NBC 10 & KARD Fox 14 present Woofstock!
It's all about Peace, Love and Paws! This fun day will be filled with unique shopping, great food, fun contests, groovy activities and refreshments for your pup as well as the whole family . Local rescues, vets, pet stores, and shelters will be joining us and our RiverMarket Vendors to share their low cost pet services, pet products, hosting pet activities, and education on various topics. This will be a day you will not want to miss out on!

Tickets to enter the pet pageant can be purchased at: https://woofstockpetpageant.eventbrite.com

Activity Schedule:
10:00am-4:00pm
Market Hours: Shopping, Food, Games, Activities
10:15am
Honoring our Ouachita Parish Animal Advocacy Award Winner and their volunteers who make it possible
11:00am-3:00pm
Bacardi River RUMble Rum Punch Tasting
11:30am
Dachshund Dash- dress your Doxie in a costume and have them race to the finish line!
12:00pm
Best Hippie Costume- Judging by Bayou Bully, Register by 10am at the Information Booth
12:30pm-1:30pm
Pet Pageant to benefit S.O.S. Pets of Ouachita funding new Animal Shelter, followed by an Adoption Runway to showcase pet available to take home.
1:30pm
K-9 Agility Show by Blue Ribbon K-9 Training Center
2:00pm
"Pawfactor" Best K-9 Trick Contest by Bartholomew Rescue
2:00pm-2:45//3:15-4:00
Musical Performance Carlos Tenorio
3:30pm
Awards

All Day Activities:
-Bone Bar- Hearth & Hearts for Pets to raise money for their new No Kill Shelter
-Smooth the Pooch Kissing Booth- Hearth & Hearts for Pets to raise money for their new No Kill Shelter
...

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 10:00am
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge480 Richland Place Dr
Monroe, LA 71203
Get Directions

Our First Saturday kid's program is going to be about pollinators this month, come and join us.

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 11:00am
528th Engineer Battalion5000 Central Ave
Monroe, LA 71203
Get Directions

Come out and join us at the 528th Engineer Battalion Annual Open House. We are inviting the entire community to our armory for the day.

There are already many great events planned and local businesses committed to bringing you a great experience.

The units of the 528th Engineer Battalion are going to provide static displays for weapons, night vision, combat engineers, construction engineering, and logistics.

This is also a great chance to visit the armory and learn about the history of the battalion dating back to when Monroe was named Fort Miro.

Choice Brands is going to provide samples of Flying Tiger Beer. This is a new brewery in Monroe that pays tribute to tribute to the P-40s flown by General Chennault.

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum will have the P-40 static display on site.

Live music will be provided by the Louisiana National Guard's 8 member rock band.

The food we have coming is one of the major highlights. Chef Cory Bahr, King of Louisiana Seafood, is going to cook up something special Mark Smith is our second very talented chef that his brining his Wayne vs the Wayneabago Food Truck.

STAY TUNED AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD FOR THIS FANTASTIC EVENT!!!

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 6:00pm
Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts1300 1/2 Lamy Ln
Monroe, LA 71201
Get Directions

Talent show to raise money for Children's Miracle Network

View on Facebook
Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Masur Museum of Art1400 S Grand St
Monroe, LA 71202
Get Directions

8th Annual Off the Wall!

Join us for the 8th Annual Off the Wall fundraiser at the Masur Museum of Art!! OTW is the area's premier art auction featuring an excellent selection of affordable art by artists in our community and all over the country. This year we are also offering an expanded bar and delicious food catered by Chef Pat Nolan, both of which will nicely pair with live music by Arthur Stewart and Jesse Grinter! And don’t forget the ever popular Bon Voyage Trip Raffle. The raffle is a trip to the destination of your choice for a value up to $3,000!! Support your local art museum; please join us for one of the best parties in the Twin Cities!

Proceeds from Off the Wall support exhibitions and educational programs at the Masur Museum of Art. As the largest visual arts museum in northeast Louisiana, the Masur Museum of Art is vital to providing quality visual art experiences to the community of Northeast Louisiana. This is accomplished through temporary exhibitions, educational programs for all ages, and the management of a permanent collection.

· Tickets: $50 per person, includes one chance at the Bon Voyage Trip Raffle
· Extra chance at Bon Voyage Trip Raffle: $20 each

We are still seeking artists for the auction. Contact Jenny Burnham at 318-329-2237 or Jenny.Burnham@ci.monroe.la.us.

We are also seeking sponsors. Please contact Evelyn Stewart at 318-329-2237 or Evelyn.Stewart@ci.monroe.la.us or visit http://www.masurmuseum.org/off-the-wall-sponsorships

THANK YOU to our current sponsors:

CORINTHIAN
Bayou Life Magazine
Mr. & Mrs. Murray Biedenharn
Chef Pat Nolan
City of Monroe
Creed & Creed
Dean Douglas
Delta...

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 8:00am
Franklin Parish Catfish FestivalPost Office Box 187
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Get Directions

2B Chili will be at the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival Saturday, April 8th from 8am - 5pm in Winnsboro, Louisiana! Our famous 2B Chili will be available to sample as well as purchase! Come on out and see us!

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Landry Vineyards in West Monroe
West Monroe, LA 71292
Get Directions

Varity of Classic Rock and Dance Mix

Landry Vineyards Concert on April 8,2017 will feature Lisa Spann & Co.

The cost is $10.00 adults, young adults 13-18 years $5.00, children 12 and under are free.

Jambalaya, cheese trays, 4 types of boudin, wine bellini's and drinks will be offered for purchase.

Bring lawn chairs or blanket.

Food and cold drinks are allowed. Please DO NOT bring any outside alcohol but support Landry Vineyards through wine purchases.
NO pets.

Credit cards are accepted, cash is preferred as it makes the lines move faster.

Tasting room will be open 11-to the end of the concert for tastings.

We will NOT be hosting private tours on the days of the concert, however you can take a wagon tour through the vineyards during the concert.

Come celebrate an afternoon of fun with your family and community while listening to local music, eating Cajun food and Landry Vineyards wine!

For more information send us a message or email us at info@landryvineyards.com

PAY AT THE DOOR/NO ADVANCED TICKETS

View on Facebook
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 5:30pm
Masur Museum of Art1400 S Grand St
Monroe, LA 71202
Get Directions

Beginning Calligraphy Workshop for Adults

April 10 - 12, 2017

5:30 to 7:30 pm

$35 museum members / $50 non-members

Learn Calligraphy! Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. Taught by Lucinda Hickey, this workshop will provide you with the skills a beginner needs to master calligraphy. You will learn the alphabet in Italic font, proper spacing for writing text, and get a primer on the history of calligraphy, as well as fonts more difficult than Italics. This class will be built around a Speedball 3.5 chisel point marker, but you will have an opportunity to try your hand at a fountain pen on the final day. The museum will provide all supplies for this workshop including two calligraphy markers to take home. The workshop will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on April 10th through the 12th. It will cost $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

To Register:
To sign up online, visit www.masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events and click on the "Beginning Calligraphy Workshop for Adults" link. If the class does not appear on the list of events, it is at capacity. To be on the waiting list for the class, please email Jenny at info@masurmuseum.org or call (318) 329-2237.

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 10:00am
Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society1405 Bernstein Park Rd
Monroe, LA 71202
Get Directions

This community event is sponsored by the Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society with support from the City of Monroe. Families can experience the new life of Spring and the fun, educational atmosphere of the zoo by participating in our Easter EGGstravaganza. Special Admission is $7, and children ages 1 and younger will be admitted for free.

View on Facebook
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 10:00am
Downtown RiverMarket - Monroe, La316 S Grand St
Monroe, LA 71201
Get Directions

Origin Bank RiverMarket and 1st Monroe-Downtown presents Kids' Festival. This festival is free to enter, offering low cost or free games and activities for the kids. The RiverMarket will be filled with summer camp sign-ups, jumpers, games, activities (both educational and creative), an Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt, concessions, local food trucks and shopping for everyone to enjoy!

The Origin Bank RiverMarket is hosting the first ever #DoitinDoMo Kids' Cutest Photo Contest!
Submissions are from March 14th to March 31st and is $5 per photo. Voting is March 31st through April 12th and is $1 per vote at gogophotocontest.com/kidscutestphoto!
The winner will be announced at the Origin Bank RiverMarket on April 15th during Kids' Fest, and will receive a photography prize package from Aurora photography, LLC and have their photo featured in DoMo Magazine!

Activities:
1st Monroe-Downtown-
10:00am - 11:00am TODDLERS: The Story of Easter with Easter Egg Hunt- bags provided at the Amphitheater
11:00am - 12:00pm KIDS: The Story of Easter with Easter Egg Hunt- bags provided at the Amphitheater
12:30pm - 1:15pm Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts- Performace from local youth, info on upcoming performances and classes
1:30pm-2:00pm Betty Hawkins and United

Camp Sign-ups

Bayou Bowl- Bowling, Info on bowling opportunities

Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center- Story Time, Vouchers for hearing test and info on literacy clinic

North Elite Athletics- Learn how to tumble and cheer! Mats and demonstrations available at the event with opportunities to join in on a class for free!

Anthony Miletello- Kids Cooking Demo

Clint's Comics- Scavenger Hunt

Characters

View on Facebook
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 7:00pm
University of Louisiana Monroe700 University Ave
Monroe, LA 71209
Get Directions

Wine Over Water is your opportunity to support scholarship funding by attending an exclusive party on the beautiful ULM campus. The event is hosted by the ULM Alumni Association & the Ouachita Parish Chapter, and proceeds benefit "The Spirit of The Warhawk" scholarship.

Tickets for the Wine Over Water Bridge Party are $60 each and may be purchased online or at the ULM Advancement Building, 3601 DeSiard St.

Ticket prices include: food from over 20 local restaurants, wine provided by Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, beer provided by Marsala Beverage, a commemorative wine glass, boat rides on the Bayou and entertainment featuring Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster.

In addition, the Patron Party will be held prior to Wine Over Water Bridge Party at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m at Scott Plaza. Patron Party Tickets ($125) includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres, event wine glasses, and attendance to the Wine Over Water Bridge Party event.

Attire is dressy casual (no denim or shorts please).

Sponsorships and tickets for Wine Over Water are available at the Alumni Office, located on the ULM Campus at 3601 DeSiard Street or by calling the ULM Alumni Association at 318-342-5420 or Toll Free 1-866-WARHAWK (866-927-4295).

View on Facebook
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 6:00am
Lake D’Arbonne
Farmerville, LA 71241
Get Directions

Big Bass Tournament on Lake D'Arbonne to help Tyler Wheeler with expenses during his road of recovery. Tyler, A LDWF Agent was shot four times in Morehouse Parish on Jan 7th, during a traffic stop.

This tournament will be directed by Dale Taylor and the weigh in will be at Ludwig Brothers Marine. This will be an hourly tournament from safe light until 6pm, with 6 weigh-ins. Entry fee is $100 a person w/ optional big bass fruit jar. This is not a team tournament, but two anglers are allowed to fish in the same boat. We will also be selling t-shirts and will have a t-shirt hour.

View on Facebook
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 11:00am
3430 Loop Rd, Monroe, LA 71201-2941, United States

Action-packed, family-friendly competition that put the “Fun” in “Fundraising”. All proceeds benefit the lives of children and families in our community through the needs-based programs operated by the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana.

View on Facebook
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 10:00am
Downtown RiverMarket - Monroe, La316 S Grand St
Monroe, LA 71201
Get Directions

Back by popular demand is ‘Ritas on the River! This event sold out so quickly in 2016 that more tickets had to be added, and those sold out in less than 24 hours.

Origin Bank's RiverMarke presents our 2nd annual 'Ritas on the River on May 20th from 10 am-3 pm. last year was such a success we decided to go bigger! More Tastings and More Tickets!

The day will feature tastings from 12 different restaurants and bars from the area as they compete for bragging rights. Like us on Facebook at Downtown RiverMarket and Downtown Monroe for our event page to see who is participating and updates. You can vote your favorite to elect a People's Choice WInner!

A ticket for this event is $25 for 12 tastings from each restaurant and bar. The tastings will be from 11:00a to 3:00 pm and the competition for best margarita will be judged by local curators.

Shopping starts at 10 AM and goes till 4pm.

There will be live music, Food Trucks, snacks, salsa, sauces, and shopping you won't want to miss out on!

Looking to be a sponsor of this event? E-mail river.market@ci.monroe.la.us
Anyone interested or with questions call Sheena Burbridge at (318) 807-1735.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates on this fun event!

Thank you to our Sponsors:
• Origin bank
• Monroe Civic Center
• Spherion Staffing
• Choice Brands
• Downtown Monroe Alliance
• City of Monroe
• Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau
• Bears Towing
• Daniel “catfish” Norrid

View on Facebook
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 4:30pm
Landry's Vineyard
West Monroe, LA 71292
Get Directions

Varity of Rock, Country and Dance Mix

Landry Vineyards Concert on May 20,2017 will feature Code Blue and the Flatliners

The cost is $10.00 adults, young adults 13-18 years $5.00, children 12 and under are free.

Jambalaya, cheese trays, 4 types of boudin, wine bellini's and drinks will be offered for purchase.

Bring lawn chairs or blanket.

Food and cold drinks are allowed. Please DO NOT bring any outside alcohol but support Landry Vineyards through wine purchases.
NO pets.

Credit cards are accepted, cash is preferred as it makes the lines move faster.

Tasting room will be open 11-to the end of the concert for tastings.

We will NOT be hosting private tours on the days of the concert, however you can take a wagon tour through the vineyards during the concert.

Come celebrate an afternoon of fun with your family and community while listening to local music, eating Cajun food and Landry Vineyards wine!

For more information send us a message or email us at info@landryvineyards.com

PAY AT THE DOOR/NO ADVANCED TICKETS

View on Facebook
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 3:00pm
Downtown RiverMarket - Monroe, La316 S Grand St
Monroe, LA 71201
Get Directions

BREWFEST IS BACK!

Get your tickets today to the third annual event! This is the one and only beer festival in Northeast Louisiana. Don't miss it!
DōMo BrewFest returns on Saturday, June 3rd to the Origin Bank Downtown RiverWalk. It's the event you loved in 2015 and 2016, but even better!

The event kicks off at 3 PM. Ticketholders will enjoy live music, food vendors, and more all while sampling over 150 beers provided by Choice Brands, International Wine & Spirits, Marsala Beverage, Flying Tiger Brewery, Ouachita Brewing Co, and a variety of homebrewers.

BrewFest is hosted by the Downtown Monroe Alliance. All proceeds benefit the beautification of and projects in Downtown Monroe, LA.

View on Facebook