Stay Social, my friends


TONIGHT: Tuesday, Oct. 25

Celebrity Chef Dinner: 6-8 p.m.
Prud-homme Roquier House

Featured waiters including Billy Jo Harrington, Trini Triggs and Leonard Sarpy will serve guests tastes of food from Cane River Kitchenware, Mariner, Merci Beaucoup, The Landing, Front Street Marketplace, Culinary Students D’Marcus Dumars, Southern Quality Catering, Almost Home, Huddle House, Lasyone’s, Eagle Distributing, Grayson’s and French market Express. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Justin Metoyer will provide entertainment. Tickets can be purchased from any BOM, City Bank or MidSouth branch, featured waiters or host couples. Host couples include: Edward and Jennifer Colbert, David and Angela Guillet, Cody and Carrie Beth Hough, Victor and Deloris Jones, Bryan and Cissy Picou and John and Susie Winston.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Fall Carnival: 5-7 p.m.
Natchitoches Jr. High-Frankie Ray Jackson

Activities include bingo, a cake walk, face painting, pony and train rides, a fortune teller and dunking booth and more. Special guests include Dark Woods Haunted Attraction, the Natchitoches Parish Library and the NSU men’s basketball team.

Fall Festival: 6 p.m.
Freedom Life Church
Activities include games, hayride, treats and more.

Trunk or Treat: 5:30-7 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church
Join in an evening of fellowship and fun with this gospel themed trunk or treat event.

Thursday, Oct. 27

NSU Natchitoches Alumni Chapter Social: 5:30 p.m.
Bon Ami, 530 Front Street

Join this newly developed chapter for local networking, friendship and food. For more information contact Ron McBride at

The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau: 7 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom on the NSU Campus

This lecture by researcher and author Carolyn Morrow Long will seperate the myth from the historical truths about legendary New Orleans Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Q&A and book signing to follow the lecture.

Natchitoches Treasures Recognition Ceremony: 11 a.m.
Events Center

Honor the Blue: 6 p.m.
Downtown riverbank

Pumpkin Glow: 5:30 p.m.
Beau Jardin

Lawyers in Libraries: 10 a.m. – noon
Third floor of the Natchitoches Parish Library
A local attorney will host a free legal advice program.

NSU Chamber Choir: 7:30 p.m.
Magale Recital Hall on the NSU Campus

Friday, Oct. 28

Marthaville Elementary School’s Halloween Carnival: 6-8 p.m.
Activities include a Velcro wall, car bash, cakewalk, costume contest, hay bale bowling, witch pitch, football toss and more.

NSU Opera Theater Ensemble presents Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi: 7:30 p.m.

Treen Auditorium on the LSMSA Campus
Saturday, Oct. 29

Cane River Green Market: 8 a.m. – noon
Downtown riverbank

Music at Merci: 5-8 p.m.
Merci Beaucoup

Kiwanis and Vic’s Kids Day: 3-9 p.m.
Turpin Stadium on the NSU Campus

Trick-or-Treat in Donald’s Demon Alley. NSU will play Nicholls at 6 p.m. and this special Halloween themed Tailgate Party will feature inflatables, food and drinks, games and more. The event is $5 or free for members of Vic’s Kids Club. For more information call 357-4099 or email

Outdoor Movie Night: 7 p.m.
Natchitoches Parish Library
The Library will show “Monster House” on the hill behind First Baptist Church with free popcorn and punch. Bring blankets and chairs for seating.

Deer Fest: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Robeline First Baptist Church

Tickets are on sale until Oct. 28 from any church member for $25, which includes entry into the competitions for the deer, door prizes, a brand new rifle and a 2016 Honda Recon. Activities include deer skinning and quartering for $50 (bring a labeled cooler), lunch plates for $5 beginning at 11 a.m., a children’s carnival from 4-6 p.m., a gumbo dinner at 6 p.m. and more.

Fall Festival: 6 p.m.
Red River Cowboy Church

Activities include Trunk or Treat, hay ride, cupcake walk, costume and trunk contests and more. For information contact Brittany Jordan at 332-8523.
Sunday, Oct. 30

Family Round Up: 4-6 p.m.
First Baptist Church

Activities include mini hayrides, food and more.

Fall Fest: 6 p.m.
Westside Baptist Church

Activities include Trunk or Treat, costume contests, inflatables, games and a chili cook off.
Monday, Oct. 31

Witch Way to Main Street: 5-7 p.m.
Front Street

Fall Festival: 6-8 p.m.
Fairview Baptist Church

Fall Fest: 5 p.m.
Marthaville First Baptist Church

Activities include games, costume contest, hay ride, chili cook off and more.

NNSS Symphony Concert: 7:30-8:40 p.m.
Magale Recital Hall on the NSU Campus

Admission charge for public. NSU, LSMSA and BPCC-NSU campus students are admitted with current, valid student ID.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Old Tyme Town Hall Meeting: 6:30 p.m.
Marthaville Heritage Building


Haunted Museum: 7-10:30 p.m.
Rebel State Historic Site in Marthaville

The Louisiana Country Music Museum will be converted to an “abandoned” building inhabited by ghosts and other creepy ghouls. For those children not quite up to the scares, there will be games and hay-rides. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, with children 12 and under and seniors 62 and over admitted for free. For more information call 472-6255.

Early Voting: Oct. 25-Nov. 1

Traveling Panel Exhibit on Slave Trade: Nov. 1 – Dec. 13
Magnolia Plantation (Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

“Purchased Lives” examines the period between America’s 1808 abolishment of the international slave trade and the end of the Civil War, during which an estimated two million people were forcibly moved among the nation’s states and territories.

Beyond Sunday: Fifty Years of the New Orleans Saints

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame: Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Exhibit runs through September 2017

Coushatta Basket Traditions: A Grand Ecore Exhibit
Grand Ecore Visitors Center
Exhibit runs through Nov. 27