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February 2020

Showcase: M Douglas Walton – The Art of the Heart

February 3 @ 10:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm
Schepis Museum, 106 Main Street
Columbia, LA 71418
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Free

As a child, the artist M. Douglas Walton suffered from a speech disorder that made it impossible for him to pronounce consonants. Faced with the casual brutality that only other children can inflict upon a “different” child, Walton sought safety in silence; he did not speak for fourteen years. “I had no friends, no acquaintances. In school I never went on recess,” he said—his diction still showing traces of one used to communicating in ways that don’t involve speaking. “I…

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The Sound of Murder Dinner Theatre

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Strauss Theatre Center, 1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
$50

It's the 1940's and we are going live in one hour here at the radio station of WMDR! If this show doesn't go well, the station will go out of business. It certainly doesn't help that the station owner's son is trying to sabotage the show! The radio mystery becomes too real, when someone actually kicks the bucket. This murder mystery is sure to please, with a cast of wacky characters complete with suspense, love, and FLATULENCE. You'll always remember,…

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The Sound of Murder Dinner Theatre

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Strauss Theatre Center, 1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
$50

It's the 1940's and we are going live in one hour here at the radio station of WMDR! If this show doesn't go well, the station will go out of business. It certainly doesn't help that the station owner's son is trying to sabotage the show! The radio mystery becomes too real, when someone actually kicks the bucket. This murder mystery is sure to please, with a cast of wacky characters complete with suspense, love, and FLATULENCE. You'll always remember,…

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March 2020

Children’s Fundays

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5

Join us once/month from 10am-12pm for our Children's Fundays at the Biedenharn! We'll have crafts and fun for ages 3-16, so bring the kids and come enjoy the gardens! Tickets can be purchased in the Museum Store on the morning of the event! Cost is $5 per child; Accompanying adults enter free. *All children MUST be accompanied by an adult*

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8th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Bicycle Parade & Festival

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kiroli Park, 820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
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Free

Join the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber for a fantastic day at Kiroli Park! Fun for the whole family - games, live music, arts and crafts, prizes, give-a-ways, bike parade, and so much more! Presented by: Centric Federal Credit Union

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Adam & Eve Exhibit Opening & Open House

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us Thursday, March 19 from 5-7pm for the opening of our new Adam & Eve Exhibit in the Bible Museum. Admission is free.

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Chennault After Hours Series Pt. 2

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, 701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71203
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Free

The Backyard Street Food & Pub presents the Chennault Museum After Hours series part 2. The Museum doors will be open late on March 19th for a showing of the documentary Some Called Them Baby Killers... We Called Them Heroes with an introduction by documentary participant and facilitator for the "Veterans Helping Veterans" PTSD Group, Frederick McHenry, BS, MS. Museum doors open at 5 PM. The film showing is 5:30-7:00 PM. Light snacks will be provided. This is a limited…

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Super Saturday

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children’s Coalition, 117 Hall Street
Monroe, LA 71201

Super Saturday occurs every third Saturday of each month. Super Saturday features garden-based activities for children and adults, early childhood activities in the outdoor learning center, healthy cooking demonstrations using fresh produce grown locally, community resources, and volunteer opportunities. This event is part of the revitalization effort in downtown Monroe. Super Saturdays include: • Garden-based activities for children and adults • Early Childhood activities in the outdoor learning center • Community health fair in the parking lot • Seminars for…

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Lunch and Learn: Rediscovering History’s Great Women Artists

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
west monroe/west ouachita chamber of commerce, 112 Professional Dr.
West Monroe, LA 71291 United States
$10

Bette Kauffman's presentation arose out of her doctoral dissertation research. Her presentation will introduce women artists in history that we might not--but should--know about, and she will discuss how social identity might--and might not--influence the art women and men produce. $10 to attend Free to arts council members

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April 2020

Snapshot Saturday + Children’s Funday

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$5

Bring your cameras and join us Saturday, April 4 from 10am-2pm for Snap-Shot Saturday! There will also be a Children's Funday (Easter Edition!) from 10am-12pm, so bring the kids! We'll have Easter Crafts available for ages 3-16, PLUS THE EASTER BUNNY! You won't want to miss out on this great Saturday! $5/person!

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