Stay Social, my friends – 12/14/16

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Wednesday, Dec. 14

Blue Christmas: 6-7 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church

For some, the holiday season can be a sad time, and that may lead to feelings of isolation during a period that is supposed to be filled with joy and cheer. The Blue Christmas service was started as a way to refocus in a meditative way around the contemplative season of Advent, to rejuvenate hope within and remember the focus of Christmas to come. All are encouraged to attend this brief ecumenical service, led by The Rev’d Suzanne Wolfenbarger, Trinity’s rector.

NHF Christmas Tour of Homes: 5-8 p.m. (For tickets call 800-259-1714)
Dunahoe House, Lemee House, Soldini House and Jefferson Street Townhouse

Thursday, Dec. 15

Lessons and Carols: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has a long history. We celebrate it annually at Trinity with a special service on the third Thursday of December. Join us for a joyful time of holy scripture and singing, led by NSU’s Dr. Greg Handel.

NHFP Give Back Night: 4-10 p.m.
Chili’s Grill & Bar on Keyser Avenue

Chili’s will donate 15% of your purchase to help Natchitoches Hope for Paws continue its mission of helping animals in need. DINE IN or CARRY OUT!

Friday, Dec. 16

Christmas Along Poete: 5-8 p.m.
Poete Street

Family fun, music, dancing, games, demonstrations, Mrs. Claus telling stories and making ornaments, cookie decorating, jump-jump houses and much more. Free Admission for 12 and under, if accompanied by an adult. $5 admission for adults.

NHF Christmas Tour of Homes: 5-8 p.m. (For tickets call 800-259-1714)
Bayou Amulet, Good House and Laureate House

Holiday Kids Fest: 3–9 p.m. (Admission to festival: $6 ages 12 and over)
Downtown Riverbank

Music: 5-8 p.m.
Riverbank Stage

Barbells and Bar-B-Que: 6-10 p.m.
CrossFit Creek Bottom in Marthaville
We are hosting a Barbells & Bar-B-Que event to raise money for a local toddler, Londyn Bridges, who is battling leukemia. Chicken plates will be sold for $15 and proceeds will go to Londyn’s family. We will also have a WOD followed by a bonfire to roast weenies and marshmallows. Family, friends, and children of all ages are welcome to come join in on the festivities. You do not have to be present to help make this event a succes, ALL donations will be accepted!

Fall commencement exercises: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Prather Coliseum on the NSU Campus

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom on the NSU Campus

Outdoor Movie Night: 7-8:30 p.m.
Natchitoches Parish Library

The Library will host an outdoor showing of “Elf” on the hill behind First Baptist Church. We will be serving free popcorn and punch. BYOB (bring your own blankets) and chairs for seating. Please join us for round two of our outdoor movie series, shown on our 12 foot screen! And let your friends and family know about this FREE family-friendly movie night!

Saturday, Dec. 17

Merci Beaucoup will open for dinner through Dec. 30 (except Sundays).
Call 318-352-6634 to make reservations. Private rooms are available for Christmas parties.

NHF Christmas Tour of Homes: 1-4 p.m. (For tickets call 800-259-1714)
Sweet Cane Inn, Emma’s Cottage, Ryrick “Little House,” Cunningham Law Office and Trinity Episcopal Church (Complimentary admission to Sports Hall of Fame with purchase of Saturday tour ticket)

Holiday Kids Fest: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Admission to festival: $6 ages 12 and over)
Downtown Riverbank

Music: 4:30-9 p.m.
Downtown Riverbank Stage

Fireworks: 7 p.m.
Downtown Riverbank

Cane River Creole Christmas: noon – 4 p.m. (FREE)
Badin Roque House

The St. Augustine Historical Society hosts special tours and Creole holiday stories.

Christmas Downriver: 1-2:30 p.m. (FREE)
Magnolia Plantation

Cane River Creole National Historic Park presents Creole Christmas. Christmas crafts will be available to  make and light refreshments will be served.

Banquet for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church: 7:30 p.m.
P.W. Turner Fellowship Hall in Natchez.

What a Glorious Night: 4 and 6 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church

All the Choirs of Trinity Children’s, Youth and Adults will assemble for a special presentation of music, song and drama to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior; Jesus Christ!

UPCOMING:

Yoga Nidra with Richard Rogers: Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. (FREE)
Natchitoches Parish Library

A Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas Concert: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Natchitoches Events Center

The January Airport Commission meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, due to observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The February meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, due to observance of Presidents Day. Regularly scheduled meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, which will resume in March.  They are held at the Natchitoches Regional Airport Terminal Building, 450 Wallenberg Drive, at 5 p.m.