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Third Thursday on Third Street

August 20th

Downtown Alexandria
Alexandria, LA
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Join us again for food, fun and entertainment along Third Street! Come join us for THIRD THURSDAY ON THIRD STREET this THURSDAY, August 20, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm. There will be lots of food and drink specials, variety of music, and as always, a great atmosphere in downtown!



Acoustic Concert Series: Guitar Pull

August 20th

Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
Alexandria, LA
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Local Duo of Songwriting Singers playing home made Southern Blues, Folk, and Soul originals. 

Live music, food, and fun! Join us on third Thursdays for the Alexandria Museum of Art's most popular recurring social event. Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music, and snack on tasty food and drink every third Thursday at AMoA 

Admission: 
Free for AMoA Members, $5 Nonmembers

Wild Kidz Tri

Saturday August 29th

LSUA
8100 Highway 71 South
Alexandria, LA
8:00AM

Run Wild MultiSports LLC, a 501(c)3 and friends are bringing back this crowd favorite. This non-competitive kid’s only triathlon is an amazing opportunity for kids to gain a boost in self-confidence, increase self-esteem and achieve a fitness goal while having fun – just in time to build confidence and motivation for another successful school year. Distances are age appropriate. Get more details and register online at www.imathlete.com.


2nd Ammendment Tax Holiday

September 4th & 5th

2220 memorial drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
1:30PM

The 2nd Ammendment tax holiday will take place September 4-6. This tax holiday eliminates all sales tax from the purchase of all hunting equipment and apparel. This includes guns ammo decoys treestands and really anythin else you need for hunting. All retailers participate. Any questions can be directed to Security Sporting Goods 318-445-6246.

Phone: 
318-445-6246

 


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Thursday September 10th

Thru The 13th

Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
1202 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
7:00PM

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock'n'roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Admission: 
$18 regular admission, $15 seniors 55 and up, $13 children 12 and under and for groups of 10 or more
Phone: 
(318) 487-8243

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Kent Plantation House, Alexandria LA

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Check-in & late registration 9 a.m.
Opening Ceremony 10 a.m.
register today online / no registration fee


A Perfect Fit Pancake Breakfast 2015

Thursday September 17th

St. James Episcopal Church
1620 Murray St.
Alexandria, LA
6:00AM - 11:00AM

Join A Perfect Fit Foundation for their annual Pancake Breakfast to be held Thursday, September 17 in the Parish Hall of St. James Episcopal Church. Patrons will receive a short stack of pancakes, sausage, a beverage, and fresh fruit for their donation. Breakfast is available by dine-in or carry out from 6 to 11 AM. And, remember, with each donation you are helping A Perfect Fit Foundation fulfill its mission to provide free, appropriately-fitting shoes for needy school children in Central Louisiana. Donations of $7.00 per person are suggested. La Capitol Federal Credit Union is proud to be the corporate sponsor of A Perfect Fit Pancake Breakfast.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and support a worthy cause!

Admission: 
$7 suggested donation

Dancing with the Stars Cenla Style

Thursday September 17th

Sai Convention Center
Alexandria, LA
United States
6:00PM

Susan G. Komen Golf Tournament

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m.

The tournament will be held at Oakwing Golf Club.

For those interested in becoming a sponsor or playing in the tournament, please contact Cindy

Perdue or Terry Taylor with Cleco at 318-484-7400


4th Annual Le Tour de Bayou Pre Ride Party

Friday September 18th
Kent Plantation House
3601 Bayou Rapides Road
Alexandria, LA
6:00PM

This cycling/running event is one of the largest in Central Louisiana! Run the 5K or ride the 100, 70,56,31 or 10 Mile! Ride or Run the 2 mile family fun ride/walk! Enjoy music, food and family fun! See our facebook page or website for more info letourdebayou.com


LSUA 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday September 26th

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Join the LSUA student-athletes and come run with the Generals on Saturday, September 26 at 8:30am at LSUA. 

Choose between the 5K and the 1 mile fun run.

Register online at www.lsua5k.com and raceway registration is available at the Fitness Center. 

The cost is $20 and each participant receives a surprise bonus. 

For more information, contact Larry Cordaro at lcordaro@lsua.edu or 318-619-2968.


Pops on the River

Rapides Symphony Orchestra

Saturday September 26th

Alexandria Amphitheater
Alexandria, LA
7:30PM

Join the Rapides Symphony Orchestra on September 26, 2015 for their annual Pops on the River.  This spectacular season opener is back at the Alexandria Amphitheater overlooking the beautiful Red River.  This year’s concert will feature New Orleans jazz legend pianist Ronnie Kole alongside our local orchestra.  Don’t miss this fun evening of music! 

Admission: 
Free and Open to the public

Inglewood Harvest Barn Market

Every Tuesday!!
6233 Old Baton Rouge Hwy.
Alexandria

3:00PM - 6:00PM

 

Alexandria Mid-Week Farmers’ Market **
2727 Jackson Street
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Thursdays
Pineville Market **
Highway 28 E
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Leesville Main Street Farmers’ Market **
3rd Main Street
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Saturdays
Inglewood Harvest Barn Market **
6233 Old Baton Rouge HWY
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market
at the Horse Farm
2913 Johnston Street
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
** EBT/SNAP ACCEPTED AT THIS LOCATION
* CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED AT EVERY LOCATION

 

featuring local and organic produce, humanely raised meats, artisan baked goods, preserved foods and handmade crafts. Check their Facebook page for special events: http://www.facebook.com/InglewoodFarmMarketAtTheBarn.

Admission: 
Free
Phone: 
(318) 442-6398

 


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Cenla Broadcasting is a locally owned and operated company that hit the airwaves on September 17, 1978 with its radio station KQID 93.1.  Over the past thirty plus years, they have held an integral part in community events, local fundraising, area concerts, and local business growth.  In August of 2007, they expanded their portfolio by purchasing Clear Channel Radio in Alexandria.  The company now owns and operates 8 radio stations.  In February 2015 Cenla Broadcasting Launched The First Louisiana  Commercial HD Station North Of I-10.  Cenla Broadcasting Inc is made up of KQID-FM 93.1 HD-1, 2 & 3, KZMZ-FM 96.9, KKST-FM 98.7, KRRV-FM 100.3, KSYL-AM 970, KDBS-AM 1410 (ESPN) and K265FB 100.9 (Rebroadcast Of 93.1 HD-2).  Their signals reach from Monroe to Baton Rouge and from East Texas to West Mississippi.  With their powerhouse 100,000 watt stations, as a broadcast company, their stations reach more listeners than any other station in the area!  Each of their stations are diverse with formats like Top 40 Hits, Classic Rock, Rap & Hip Hop, Country, Lite Favorites, Talk Radio,  Sports Radio and Oldies.  Whatever you are listening for, one of their stations are sure to please.  Locally owned and operated companies are what keep communities strong and growing.  It is important to spend advertising dollars locally and keep the economy striving.  Visit our location at 1115 Texas Avenue or call us at (318) 445-1234 and let us know if we can help you with your advertising needs.  We are proud to be a part of Cenla (Central Louisiana) and we hope to have the chance to stay on the airwaves another 36 years!


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News For Friday 082815

By Dave Graichen

 

The St. Landry Parish town of Sunset is mourning the loss of Police Officer Henry Nelson. Thirty-five year-old Harrison Lee Riley is accused of shooting and killing Nelson Wednesday while responding to a domestic disturbance.

 

Visitation is today for fallen State Police Trooper Steven Vincent, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

 

Former President George W. Bush visits New Orleans today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

 

Many people are reflecting back to 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina descended on the Gulf Coast and caused catastrophic widespread damage.

 

The director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the state is in a better position to respond to a Hurricane Katrina like event.

 

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture says its new mobile pet shelter is ready for use.

 

Pamela Causey-Fregia was allowed to change her plea Thursday to not guilty by reason of insanity, but a judge wants more information before appointing a sanity commission in her case.

 

Most of the public boat ramps on the Red River have reopened after repairs and cleaning from flooding, according to the Red River Waterway Commission.

 

Gas prices dropped two pennies from the day before. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular is $2.22. That’s almost a dime less from the same time last week.

 

Thursday Morning’s low temperature of 60 degrees was a record low for Aug. 27 in Alexandria. It marked the second day in a row of a record low temperature, with Wednesday's low of 57 setting a record for Aug. 26.

 

The Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office and Capital Area Human Services are teaming up to raise awareness about the growing heroin and synthetic marijuana problem in the area.

 

After losing its NBC billing and seeing its viewership plummet to an all-time low, the organization that puts on Miss USA lost $75,000 Thursday that Visit Baton Rouge had initially offered to lure the pageant back to the Capital City.

 

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