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Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
318.387.1114 https://www.facebook.com/BlackBayouLakeNWR/

June 2018

New Music on the Bayou

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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New Music on the Bayou brings composers and performers together from all over the world for a series of concerts featuring newly composed music. Concerts are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Strauss on June 2. New Music on the Bayou is funded in part by the Louisiana Division of the Arts' decentralized arts funding program grant distributed by the Arts Council. Concerts and composers include: June 1, 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe…

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New Music on the Bayou

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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New Music on the Bayou brings composers and performers together from all over the world for a series of concerts featuring newly composed music. Concerts are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Strauss on June 2. New Music on the Bayou is funded in part by the Louisiana Division of the Arts' decentralized arts funding program grant distributed by the Arts Council. Concerts and composers include: June 1, 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe…

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New Music on the Bayou

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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New Music on the Bayou brings composers and performers together from all over the world for a series of concerts featuring newly composed music. Concerts are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Strauss on June 2. New Music on the Bayou is funded in part by the Louisiana Division of the Arts' decentralized arts funding program grant distributed by the Arts Council. Concerts and composers include: June 1, 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe…

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November 2018

Black Bayou Paint Out

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors - no matter their age, background, or artist level - is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint…

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Black Bayou Paint Out

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors - no matter their age, background, or artist level - is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint…

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Black Bayou Paint Out

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors - no matter their age, background, or artist level - is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint…

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Black Bayou Paint Out – Artist Reception

November 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors - no matter their age, background, or artist level - is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint…

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Black Bayou Paint Out – Artist Reception

November 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors - no matter their age, background, or artist level - is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint…

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Black Bayou Paint Out – Artist Reception

November 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors - no matter their age, background, or artist level - is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint…

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April 2019

Black Bayou Paint Out

April 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on April 20, 2019. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors – no matter their age, background, or artist level – is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center  on May 11 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint Out…

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Black Bayou Paint Out

April 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on April 20, 2019. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors – no matter their age, background, or artist level – is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center  on May 11 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint Out…

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Black Bayou Paint Out

April 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on April 20, 2019. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors – no matter their age, background, or artist level – is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center  on May 11 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint Out…

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Grand Opening of the Alligator Exhibit

April 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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FREE

Black Bayou invites everyone to join them for the ribbon cutting/grand opening of their new alligator exhibit and the improvements to the Learning Center. The event will start at 6:30 and after the ribbon cutting there will be a presentation by Kelby Ouchly or a ranger-guided hike. Refreshments provided by Friends of Black Bayou and The Rustique Gator.

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Grand Opening of the Alligator Exhibit

April 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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FREE

Black Bayou invites everyone to join them for the ribbon cutting/grand opening of their new alligator exhibit and the improvements to the Learning Center. The event will start at 6:30 and after the ribbon cutting there will be a presentation by Kelby Ouchly or a ranger-guided hike. Refreshments provided by Friends of Black Bayou and The Rustique Gator.

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May 2019

Black Bayou Paint Out Artist Reception

May 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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FREE

The Refuge will present an artists’ reception at its visitor center on May 11 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day.  

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Black Bayou Paint Out Artist Reception

May 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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FREE

The Refuge will present an artists’ reception at its visitor center on May 11 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day.  

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November 2019

Don Hendershot – Author Reading and Book Signing

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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free

We hope you can join Don for this informal reading and discussion. Signed copies of the book will be available at the refuge gift shop and part of the proceeds go to Friends of Black Bayou.

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Children’s Program with local Author Tassa Avara

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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free

Join local children's book author and illustrator for a fun children's event followed by a meet and greet and book signing.

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January 2020

Johnny Armstrong presentation and book-signing

January 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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free

Ruston author and conservationist, Johnny Armstrong will be presenting a program about his restoration work with the Nature Conservancy short-leaf pine on his property near Ruston.  He will also do a reading from his new fiction book Shadowshine.  Books will be available for purchase and for him to sign

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February 2020

World Wetlands Day Celebration

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 480 Richland Place Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203
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Free

Join us to Celebrate World Wetlands Day and all the amazing things that wetlands mean for  Louisiana.  We will have activities and arts and crafts for all ages related to the animals and plants of the wetlands as well as some of the threats that wetlands face. Drop in anytime between 10 and 1.

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