Community Calendar July 21-23, 2022

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July 21
The Village of Natchez will have a special called meeting Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m.in the town hall. The meeting will be to give an update on the finances of the village.
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July 21
The Natchitoches Parish School Board’s Federal Program will host a backpack drive trough from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, July 21 in front of the Title 1 Media Center, School Board office, 310A Royal St. The first 500 students, preschool-12 grade, will receive a backpack filled with school supplies. Students must be with parents in vehicle to receive a backpack. For more information call Helen Calhoun, Coordinator for Homeless Education and Parental Involvement, at 352-8389 ext. 1215.
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July 23
NSU Folk Festival. Prather Coliseum. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fiddler extraordinaire Amanda Shaw will be honorary chair and headline performer with her band, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys. The festival will offer three stages of music, with free Cajun and zydeco dance lessons taught by the Cajun French Music Association Dance Troupe, Cajun by Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, zydeco by The LaCour Trio and Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie, French Creole la la music by Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys and dancing to Golden Oldies from the 50’s and 60’s with the popular band Flashback. There will also be traditional Native American songs and dances by the Caddo Culture Club, lion dance performances by the Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team, gospel by Joyful Sounds, a musical tribute to the late blues artist Hardrick Rivers, Celtic music by the Haggis Rampant Celtic Band and the Thistle Dancers and Pipers and a special performance by the Winnsboro Easter Rock Ensemble. 
The Festival will also include numerous food vendors. The Annual Louisiana State Fiddle Championship will be held at 1 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. There will be a non-championship class and a championship class. A twin fiddle category will also be held. Registration will begin at noon in the first-floor foyer outside Magale Recital Hall. The Fiddle Championship winner will perform on the main stage in Prather Coliseum at 4:30 p.m.
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