Community Calendar March-April

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March 4-April 8
The Knights of Columbus will host fish fry Fridays March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 and 8, during Lent, at the KOC hall on East 5th Street. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Cost is $12 and includes fish, fries, cole slaw and hush puppies. Take out or dine in.
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March 5
Reading on the River: The Service League of Natchitoches hosts. Children attending will receive a free book and enjoy literacy themed crafts and activities. Free event.
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March 5
NSU Lady Demons host Southeastern La at 1 p.m. The Demons play at 3 p.m. in Prather.
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March 9
Join the Louisiana Office of Community Development at its upcoming public meeting at 10 a.m. at the Alexandria Convention Hall, 915 Third St., Alexandria, to discuss the state’s plan to spend $600 million in allocated disaster recovery funding.
 The state’s proposed action plan intends to address the unmet needs of Louisiana residents from Hurricanes Laura and Delta, and other federally declared disasters in 2020 – 21, so feedback is critical.
Can’t attend the meeting but want to submit a public comment? Visit restore.la.gov for more information.
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March 12
Steel Magnolia Run The 1 mile fun run/walk starts at 8 a.m.
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March 9-11
The Natchitoches Soil & Water Conservation Tree and Shrub Sale will be March 9-11 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the vacant lot at the corner of St. Clair and Williams Avenues in Natchitoches.
There will be a variety of bare root and potted trees and shrubs, including River Birch, Red Maple, Live Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Strawberry Bush, Chinquapin, Chinese Chestnut, White, and Pink Dogwood, Crape Myrtle, Fern, Azalea, Native Azalea, Gardenia, Hydrangea Red, Magnolia Jane, Indian Hawthorne, Sweet Olive, Sago Palm, Mayhaw, Apple, Peach, Pear, Plum, Blueberry, Fig, Native Sweet Pecans, Satsumas, Lemon, Avocado, Pomegranate, Paw-Paw, Crabapple and many others.
The tree sale is the NSWCD’s largest fund-raiser of the year. All proceeds benefit the community through sponsoring area projects including conservation essay, soil and water stewardship week, conservation education programs, forestry awareness and feral hog control.
For more information call 352-7100 ext.3, or email benny.dobson@la.nacdnet.net or wendy.hinds@la.nacdnet.net . Visit www.nswcd.org to preorder by clicking the shop tab under tree sale and find us on Facebook. There are a limited number of seedlings available.
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March 12
The 22nd Annual Bloomin’ on the Bricks. The event will be along Front Street between Touline Street and rue Trudeau from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery will host Art along the Bricks from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. along Front Street between Church Street and rue Trudeau.
In addition, Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts will present CAPA on the Cane Saturday, March 12 beginning at noon on the rue Beauport Riverbank Stage. Multiple musical ensembles will perform during the event. Admission is free.
For more information on Bloomin’ on the Bricks or to become a vendor, contact the City of Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 357-3822.
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March 12-13
NSU Demon Baseball…Home vs Alcorn
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March 16
NSU Demon Baseball…Home vs Lamar
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March 19
Registration is open for the 7th Annual Chamber NYP St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl & Poker Run. The Pub Crawl will be Saturday, March 19 in downtown Natchitoches.
Crawl the bricks of Front Street while enjoying food and drink specials along the way. This crawl is also a Poker Run, with prizes awarded to the best poker hand, best individual costume and best group costume at the Finisher’s Party. Grand prize will be a 47-inch TV courtesy of EPICTOUCH. Additional door prizes will be drawn throughout the night. There will be live music by Deaf Jam from 7-10 p.m., two free beers per person and an event T-shirt and goody bag for each registrant.
There will be a check-in party from 3-6 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Cane River Brewing. Participants can pick up registration packets.
For those unable to attend Friday, registration/packet pick up will be from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. All cards must be turned in by 7 p.m. to be eligible to win prizes. Early bird registration is $30. Deadline is Feb. 13. Regular tickets are $35 and walk-up tickets are $40 day of event.
Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyp-pub-crawl-2022-tickets-243188341877
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March 22
NSU Demon Baseball…Home vs Grambling
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March 24
Pilgrims will have a recruitment event for night shift only from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Natchitoches America Job Center, 303 Bienville St. Starting pay is $16.50.
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March 25
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum will host Lunchtime Lagniappe: Caroline Dormon and Briarwood Nature Preserve, Friday, March 25 from 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Curator Bayli Quick will cover different aspects of the preserve, including its strong connection to naturalist and conservationist Caroline Dormon, who lived on site and was the first woman to work for the National Forest Service. Visitors will also learn how they can get involved in Briarwood’s upcoming goals. Quick is a graduate of Northwestern State University and has studied landscaping techniques and agriculture internationally.
Free and open to the public.
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April 2
Voices 4 Autism will host “Walk on Wheels” Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. Registration will be from 7-9 a.m. with lineup at 9:30 a.m. at the City Park parking lot at 300 Amulet. Registration is $25 per vehicle on the day of the event.
“Walk for Wheels” is for vehicles but those who want to walk can. For more information call (318)529-0638.
“Walk on Wheels” is an event during Autism Awareness Month in April to celebrate and show awareness of autism.

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April 1-3
NSU Demon Baseball…Home vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi
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April 8
Flavor of Louisiana
NSU Foundation fundraiser and seafood extravaganza. This event will officially mark 100 years of Greek Life at NSU. Tickets: $70. 6 p.m. Prather Coliseum
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April 9
Greek Centennial at NSU
8 a.m.: Alumni chapter meetings. Riverbank. Contact Alan Pasch at pascha@nsula.edu to reserve a space on campus.
4-6 p.m.: Greek Riverfront festival: food, music, drinks, fun
7 p.m.: Events Center: Golden Explosion: Step show competition. Showcases scholarship and the history of NPHC fraternities and sororities. Presale tickets are $15 or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.
6 p.m.: Parties: TBA
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April 13
Face to face career fair