Community Calendar


May 20
5-7 p.m.: Sports Hall of Fame. From Big Shots to Brides: The portraits of Fonville Winans. Exhibition opening reception. free.
May 20-21
Jazz/R&B Festival
May 21
10 a.m.-noon: Natchitoches Leadership through Athletics will host ‘The Best of Best’ awards ceremony at the Sports Hall of Fame. The program will honor several parish senior athletes. Free.
May 21
The Natchitoches Tennis Center will present a free youth and adult tennis clinic May 21. Youth clinic is from 9-10 a.m. with adult clinic from 10-11 a.m. Clinics feature basic shots and rules of the game. Sign up by calling 318-471-3241 or email to The center is located on East 5th Street, School Drive.
May 21
8 a.m.-noon: Farmer’s Market. Battle of the Badges. Front Street.
May 21
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation Gala
May 27-June 2
International Paper will host a hiring fair for entry level operations Friday, May 27 8 a.m.-noon, May 31 from 3 -7 p.m. and June 2 from 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Apply online at
May 28
8 a.m.-Noon, Farmer’s Market, Signs of Summer
Front Street

May 28
The Natchitoches Tennis Center will present a Memorial Day mixer May 28. Events include a men’s mixer from 8-10 a.m.; women’s mixer from 10 a.m.-noon; lunch from noon-1 p.m.; and prize presentations from 1-1:30 p.m. Format will be three sets with different partners. First to win six games with no add scoring. $15 per player. Limited to 24 players in each division. Bring your own gear. Tennis balls, snacks, ice, water and lunch will be provided.
For more information contact Director of Tennis Willie Paz at 318-471-3241 or paz_w@bellsouth.netMay 30
10 a.m.: Memorial Day Program on the Downtown Riverbank
May 31
6 p.m.: Mental Health Awareness Day on the downtown riverbank. Free. Wear kelly green to support mental health awareness
June 4
8 a.m.-Noon, Farmer’s Market, The Chicken or the Egg, Front Street
June 5
8 a.m.: Join the Mayor’s Heatahl and Fitness Council for a 3-mile bike ride. Free. Ride will begin an dend at the Eugene P. WAtson Memorial Librarry Parking lot at 911 University Parkway. Helmets are required. Onsite registration is from 7:30-8 a.m.. First 100 to register will get a free T-shirt
June 6-10
Summer STEM Camp program for students in grades 4-8 at the NPL. Space exploration, robots and coding, drones. Yearlong STEAM program after school. Sessions at the Library and the NSU Dept. of Engineering and Technology. Register online. Limited spots available.