The CenLA VR Game Truck will be at the Natchitoches Parish Library Thursday, June 6 from 3:30-5 p.m. as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Visitors will explore the Game Gallery and play Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games. (Games are rated Everyone, Everyone 10+, or Teen.) Any players age 13 or younger must have signed parent/guardian permission to participate.

The La Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend 2019 Rockin’ River Fest, a free concert on the downtown riverbank, is Friday, June 7 from 6-10:30 p.m. The headliner is Rockin’ Dopsie, with opening act Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs and appearances from Wayne Toups and the Cenla Brass Band. There will be an interactive kids zone and fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. over the river.

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The Natchitoches Humane Society (NHS) will host the NHS Bath Day Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Natchitoches. There will be baths and nail clippings for dogs at this location every second Saturday of the month. The last month is August.

The British Brass Band of Louisiana will present a free concert “Musical Postcards,” music from Rome, Scotland, New Zealand, Niagara Falls and more, Sunday, June 9 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Magale Recital Hall. John Caputo conducts and solos on euphonium, Michael Scarlato is featured cornet soloist.

The Natchitoches Parish Library will host “The World of David Bowie” Thursday, June 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. Allison Rittmayer will examine the music, film and art of David Bowie. This is only open to adults 18 and over.

The Summer on the Cane Pageant, a pageant benefiting parish schools, will be Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. at Natchitoches Junior High School. The entry fee is $60 for the first contestant, $30 for each additional sibling. For more information and to register, email

Author and Poet Langston Sinclair will return to Natchitoches for his book release tour Saturday, June 15 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Parish Library. Come speak with the author about his new book “The Fight to Write in You.” Copies will be available for purchase.

CRNHA will present “Outlaws of No Man’s Land: A Lunch and Learn Lecture” Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center. This presentation will shed light on the many figures whose actions within No Man’s Land played influential roles in the development of the United States, Spain, Republic of Mexico, and the Republic of Texas.

Instructors from Lotus in the Pines yoga studio will present a free hot yoga session Saturday, June 22 from 2-3:15 p.m. at Oakland Plantation. This beginner to intermediate ‘easy flow’ class is a great way to learn about yoga in a comfortable setting.

Voices 4 Autism will host the first annual Family and Friends Fun Day Saturday, June 29 at the Pierson and Mallett Park on East Fifth Street. There will be food, drinks, games and bounces.

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will observe their 6th anniversary Saturday, June 29 from 2-4 p.m. and invites the public to join in their celebration. This family fun event includes ice cream, crafts and outdoor games. Drinks and ice cream will be provided by FLASH.

Join professional photographer Annabel Jones Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Magnolia Plantation as she provides tips about outdoor photography. A DSLR camera is required.

Are you the best fiddler in the state? Entry forms are now available for the La State Fiddle Championship. Email Pre-registered contestants, one guest and two accompanists will receive free admission to the Folk Festival and Fiddle Championship July 27.

There will be upcoming public forums with Q&A session with the Natchitoches Parish Presidential Candidates. The candidates as of now are Nicholas Wright, John Richmond and Lee Waskom. The south forum location is Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. Provencal Jr. High School’s auditorium. The north forum location is Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at Lakeview High School’s auditorium. Submit questions to Jackie Colston at (318) 228-5607 or Facebook Messenger (Jackie.colston.1293)

A grief support group for those in the community who have lost a loved one will meet every second Thursday of each month at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe place where people can learn about the grieving process, share their feelings and experiences and learn way to cope and heal.

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.