Community Calendar: April 21-May 7, 2022

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Career fair at Ben Johnson Auditorium Thursday
The Ben Johnson Auditorium located at 400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Natchitoches will host a job fair from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m on April 21. Attendees are recommended to dress for success and bring copies of their resume. Veterans will receive priority between 10 and 10:30 a.m.

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April 21
Crave! Carnival Edition from 5-7 p.m. This annual cooking competition between Chamber of Commerce members boasts a different foodie theme each year. Downtown riverbank stage.
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April 22
NSU Demon baseball, 6 p.m., Home vs Houston Baptist
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April 22-23
Mr. Crappie Classic $75,000 Invitational qualifier on Red River. April 22, weigh in starts at 3 p.m. at Grand Ecore Park. April 23, live music starting at 1:30 p.m. on the riverbank stage downtown. Weigh in starts at 4 p.m. on the riverbank stage.
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April 22
Earth Day at Briarwood. Clean up starts at 9 a.m.
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April 22
Fairview Elementary archery team will be at the La. Sports Hall of Fame for lunchtime Lagniappe. 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
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April 23
Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 6-12 at the gate. Guided tours available for $5.
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April 23
NSU Demon Baseball, 2 p.m., Home vs Houston Baptist
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April 23
Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m. Sudbury Park. Bring your mat
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April 23
Cane River Creole Historical Park Get Creative with Paint. Earth Day kids flowerpot painting event. Reservations required. Oakland Plantation. 11 a.m.-noon
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April 23
Natchitoches Stampede Rodeo, fairgrounds arena. 7:30 p.m. with mutton busting at 6:30 p.m. $10 admission
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Fly-in scheduled at Natchitoches Regional Airport
The Natchitoches Regional Airport will host the Cessna 180 and 185 Southern Flying Club Fly-in April 22-24. The International 180/185 Club is a social organization whose 1,200+ members have one thing in common, they own or have a passion for Cessna Skywagons. Organized by Club members, these fly-ins serve as a platform for sharing flying adventures. Members of the South Central Region will have the opportunity to join fellow pilots Approximately 25 aircraft are expected to participate in this three day event.
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April 24
NSU Demon baseball, 1 p.m., Home vs Houston Baptist
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April 27
Healthy Cooking with kids, 5-6 p.m. at Legacy Cafe. Attendees will receive a free dinner cooked during the demonstration. Nutrition education. Call 318-460-7460.
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April 29
Community Shred Service. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Natchitoches Parish Library. Paper only.
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April 29
NSU Demon baseball, 6 p.m., Home vs Southeastern La.
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April 30
NSU Demon baseball, 2 p.m., Home vs Southeastern
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April 30
Ark-La-Tex Herb Society will host an herb and flower sale fundraiser from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at P&S Pantry, 1907 Southern Loop, Shreveport.

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April 30
Little Eva Pecan Company outdoor event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Music, vendors, food, corn hole games.
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St. Mary’s to host Casino Royale fundraiser May 7
St. Mary’s Catholic School will host a Casino Night fundraiser Saturday, May 7 at the school gymnasium.  The Casino Royale evening will include casino gaming, a Balloon Pop fundraiser, music, food, a silent auction and prizes.  Poker Productions of New Orleans will provide the gaming tables and dealers.  In addition, there will be a Kendra Gives Back Pop-Up store. Shop Kendra Scott’s newest spring collection and signature classics and 20% of sales will go to St. Mary’s Catholic School.
Cost of admission is $100 and includes dinner from T-Johnny’s Seafood, an open bar and $2,000 worth of casino gaming chips.  Tickets may be purchased from the school office, the rectory at Immaculate Conception Church or any St. Mary’s parent.  Sponsorship packages are also available. 
 Monies raised from the event will directly benefit teachers and staff as well as improvements to the school chapel.  
Contact Lisa Guillet at (318) 471-0902 for more information.
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Memorial Day program planned
The Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Committee will present the annual Memorial Day Program May 30 at 10 a.m. on the Downtown Riverbank Stage. Sen. Louie Bernard will be the Keynote Speaker, which includes showcasing two local WWII Veterans and the stories of their Valor.