Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Battle-of-the-Bands
Dates: 2/13/2016
Come out to the Enoch's Irish Pub & Cafe to experience battle-of-the-bands, presented by Up 'til Dawn and sponsored by CAB. All proceeds raised at this event go directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!
Address:  507 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: TBD
Phone: 318-388-3662


Modern Classics: The Music of Elton John & Billy Joel
Dates: 2/13/2016
What do you get when you combine the dynamic sounds of Monroe Symphony Orchestra and the legendary music of Elton John and Billy Joel? You get an evening of great entertainment! There are two ways to enjoy this concert. You can either sit at a table for eight with your friends and you bring your favorite foods and libations to enjoy during the concert, or you may also choose to sit in the general admission seating area. You’ll hear an array of music from these iconic entertainers performed with the live orchestra such as Movin’ Out, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Piano Man, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and many more. The combination of classic rock and the symphony music pair perfectly together because of these memorable melodies. Table reservations are $50 not including the cost of the tickets. Tickets can be purchased on our website atmyMSO.org
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adults=$30; Children/Students=$5
Phone: 318-812-6761


Bird Fun for Families
Dates: 2/13/2016
Celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count with a fun drop-in event about birds. Learn some basic bird ID, practice with binoculars, make a bird feeder, try your hand at migration and take the bird beak challenge. Come by anytime between 10:00am to 1:00pm
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


NELA Homebuilders Expo
Dates: 2/20/2016
Don't miss out on the NELA Homebuilders Expo at the Civic Center. Shop a wide variety of Indoor & Outdoor Furniture & Accessories, Appliances, Decor, Insulation, Roofing, Lawn & Garden Equipment & Supplies, Lawn Fencing, Animal Control Fencing, and Much More!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: 318-329-2225


"Clue the Musical"
Dates: From 2/20/2016 to 2/21/2016
The internationally popular game is now a fun filled musical which brings the world's best know suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Call the Box Office today to reserve your seats 318-323-6681.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Saturday 7:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm
Phone: 318-323-6681


20th Annual Bridal Beginnings
Dates: 2/21/2016
As you plan the most important life event, discover new ideas and trends to make your day complete. Here you will find the best local resources for food, fashion, flowers, invitations, photography, videography, entertainment and much more. Get a head start on making your special day fabulous!
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm
Phone: 318-396-5000


Full Moon Walk at Black Bayou Lake
Dates: 2/24/2016
Join the ranger for a guided full moon walk. In honor of Children's Dental Health Month we will be talking about teeth and all the different types that exist on the critters out there.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114


"Clue the Musical"
Dates: From 2/26/2016 to 2/27/2016
The internationally popular game is now a fun filled musical which brings the world's best know suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Call the Box Office today to reserve your seats 318-323-6681.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00pm
Phone: 318-323-6681


North Louisiana Quilters Guild Quilt Show
Dates: From 2/26/2016 to 2/27/2016
Come enjoy a wide variety of quilts, demonstrations, a vendor mall and more.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: Admission $5 for adults, $2 for children
Phone: 318-343-3597


BMX Cajun Nationals
Dates: From 2/26/2016 to 2/28/2016
You don't want to miss out on the BMX Cajun Nationals this year! Watch as the contestants race around the track with jumps and tricks that are sure to amaze.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: Friday - Sunday (All Day)
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 325-9160


Bookmaking Workshop with Frank Hamrick
Dates: 2/27/2016
In this workshop, participants will make two books. The first book will be a simple hardbound, pamphlet stitch book. The second book will be a more complex Coptic hardbound book. All the essential bookmaking materials and tools will be provided. No previous experience is necessary. Students will have a good foundation in bookmaking after completing this workshop. There will be an hour break for lunch on Saturday.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $135 for museum members/ $155 for nonmembers
Phone: 318-329-2237


Ranger-Guided Hike
Dates: 2/27/2016
Poverty Point World Heritage Site is offering a ranger-guided hike around the 402-acre prehistoric site. The 2.6 mile hike will include all of the prehistoric mounds and ridges located on the site, as well as the plaza and also give the visitors the opportunity to study the culture of these ancient inhabitants through interpretation. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are needed for the hiking portion of the program.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 11:00am
Cost: $4 per person
Phone: 888-926-5492


Geneva Academy presents the: Wig and Stache Bash
Dates: 2/27/2016
Celebrating 15 years serving the Twin Cities, the faculty and parents of Geneva Academy welcome you to join them for the Second Annual Wig and Stache Bash. This year's bash will feature a formal supper catered by Waterfront Grill and the excitement of live and silent auctions spotlighting Louisiana artisans and more. Come out to for an evening of dressing up and boogying down. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Geneva Academy, a classical Christian school.
Address:  130 DeSiard St
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-11:00pm
Cost: Tickets in advance: $40; At the door: $50
Phone: 318-805-0116


Spring Wine Tasting
Dates: 3/3/2016
Join the Tonore's Wine Cellar for a wonderful wine Tasting. Proceeds of the night will go to Family Promise of Ouachita. Enjoy the premium wines and food provided by Tonore's and Crumbs Catering.
Address:  801 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Suggested $12 donation at the door
Phone: 318-325-4100


Barak Shrine Circus
Dates: From 3/4/2016 to 3/6/2016
Bring the kids out to see the lions, the elephants, the acrobats and silly clowns, the whole works! And don’t forget to get your Cracker Jacks at intermission. Money raised assists with the Shriner’s activities.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Friday-7:30 pm; Saturday-10:00 am, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm; Sunday-2:00 pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


Painting in the Park!
Dates: 3/5/2016
Painting in the park is a fun event for all ages! Only $10 to paint a small canvas or ceramic, and $15 for larger canvases! All supplies and step-by-step instructions are included! There's no need to make reservations, just meet them at the Kiroli Park Tennis Shelter on Saturday, March 5th.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $10-$15
Phone: 318-396-4016


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 3/5/2016
Bring your kids and let the creativity flow at the Masur Museum as they create an art project. This event is free of charge and children will leave with a unique art project.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Tool Demonstration
Dates: 3/6/2016
Come and watch the rangers demonstrate the tools used by early inhabitants to build, hunt and create other articles used in their culture.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $4 per person
Phone: 888-926-5492


Night of the Cakes
Dates: 3/8/2016
Quota International of West Monroe presents Night of the Cakes featuring Live and Silent Auctions & Dinner. Entertainment will be provided by Dennis Swanberg.
Address:  1255 Glenwood Dr
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $50 per person
Phone: 318-381-1019



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