To add an event to the list, contact Hannah at 352-3618 or email

The Natchitoches Humane Society will do micro-chipping at the next bath and clip event Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Tractor Supply. It will be $35 per dog.

The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) will host its recruitment fair Friday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Listach Conference Center. Learn about the organization, meet the leadership team, visit nursing floors and departments and take a tour of the facility. For more information, call Randee Knapp, NRMC Professional Recruiter at (318) 214-5819

NSU Cares Run/Walk for Hope will be Sept. 15 at 7 a.m. This event will show support and raise awareness for suicide preventions. There is no registration fee and the first 50 participants will receive a T-shirt.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum will host Jeff Girard, state regional archaeologist and assistant professor at Northwestern State University, as he discusses the recent archaeological investigations and the implications for understanding the early Caddo peoples. This event is Saturday, Sept. 15 from 2-3 p.m. This is free to the public.

The Women’s Resource Center’s Celebration of Life Gala is Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center. Tickets are $25 per person and the keynote speaker is Gordon Douglas. Call (318) 357-8888 or text (318) 527-0010 for more information.

The 12th Annual Natchitoches Classic Car Show is Friday, Sept. 28-Saturday, Sept. 29 on Front Street and the riverbank. Besides an array of classic cars available for viewing, there will also be a poker run, a fish fry and live music. For the full schedule and to register, visit

If your child attends Natchitoches Junior High or L.P. Vaughn Elementary School, you may apply for a free, bi-monthly school food pantry program. The Natchitoches Junior High School Food Pantry Program offers fresh fruits, vegetables and non-perishable food items from The Food Bank of Central Louisiana. Complete an application with required documents and bring to the pantry site during distribution, which is in NJHS Jag Room F106. Food distribution is the second and fourth Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Specific dates are:

Friday, Sept. 14

Friday, Sept. 28

Friday, Oct. 12

Friday, Oct. 26

Friday, Nov. 9

Friday, Nov. 16

Friday, Dec. 7

Thursday, Dec. 20

For more information, call the Food Bank at (318) 445-2773.


The 10th Annual Louisiana Studies conference will be Friday, Sept. 21 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Northwestern State University’s CAPA building. For more information, call 357-4332 or email

The Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center hosts breast cancer support group meetings, called Bosom Buddies Support Group, the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The Bosom Buddies breast cancer support group meetings are for all breast cancer survivors, fighters and caregivers. The NLCC is located at 221 Medical Drive in Natchitoches.

Kiwanis hosts Give Back Night the first Thursday of the month at Chili’s starting at 4 p.m. Mention Kiwanis to your server and Chili’s will donate 15 percent of the event day sales.

Natchitoches Hope for Paws (NHFP) hosts Chili’s Give Back Night every third Thursday of the month from 4-10 p.m. Tell your server you’re there to support NHFP and Chili’s will donate 15 percent of the total of your bill to NHFP.