Calendar Of Events

Lake Bartholomew Water Levels Lowered for Vegetation Control

WHEN: Tuesday, November 01, 2016  -  Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WHERE: Monroe, La.

The City of Monroe Water System has begun the process of lowering Lake Bartholomew for vegetation control and maintenance. The lake will be lowered at a rate of no more than 4 inches per day. During this time, the lake will be lowered by a total of 2 to 6 feet below normal pool stage. Lake Bartholomew will remain at that level for a minimum of 2 months and be re-filled no later than mid-February. This process will result in a slight lowering of Black Bayou and Bayou Desiard. Lake Bartholomew currently has a dense growth of coontail in the shallows, which could be reduced by lowering the lake for a minimum of two months. Hydrilla, which has plagued the lake for the past few years, would also be partially controlled, though its coverage is currently insignificant. Other emergent species growing along the shoreline would also be partially controlled. This two month process will not have any adverse effect on wildlife. Please feel free to call one of the individuals below for further information. Sean Benton, Water System Manager, City of Monroe, (318) 329-2395 or Ryan Daniel, Biologist Manager, LDWF District 2 (318) 343-4044.

70 Days of continuous Teaching and Preaching

WHEN: Sunday, January 01, 2017  -  Saturday, March 11, 2017

WHERE: 700 S. 6th Street, Monroe, LA

70 Days of continuous Teaching and Preaching (Jan. 1-March 11, 2017) to help single mothers with college education, Monroe, Louisiana. CHRIST Association launches the 70 Day WORD Crusade with teaching and preaching of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation beginning on January 1 at 6pm and ending on March 11, 2017. It will be held at St. James UM Church, 700 S. 6th Street in Monroe. The Crusade is benefiting the Shirley G. Dyels Scholarship, which helps Single Mothers with college education. For more information, call 318-791-0270.12

Incarcerated and their families are invited to The Church

WHEN: Sunday, January 01, 2017  -  Sunday, December 31, 2017

WHERE: Garrett Road in Monroe, LA

Every second Thursday of the month those that have been incarcerated and their families are invited to The Church on . Starting at 6:30 we serve a free meal to those who have been incarcerated and their families. Tables of information on resources available to them are laid out around the room. Resources such as who is hiring, where they can get clothing, food, and housing. Information on free counseling, healthcare, educational opportunities and other information they may need. If we don’t have information on what they need, we will help them find that information.
After the meal, our informational person of the month will speak a few minutes and then answer any questions. The Church on Garrett Road, 1945 Garrett in Monroe. Call 318-355-1568 for more information.

Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017

WHERE: 813 St. Rest Road, Quitman, LA

Jackson Parish Branch NAACP Presents its - Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:00 p.m. at St. Rest Missionary Baptist Church Life Center, 813 St. Rest Road, Quitman, LA. Keynote Speaker - Dr. Ernest Johnson, Esq,, President Louisiana NAACP State Conference. Theme: Fulfilling the Dream. For tickets contact: Annie P. Johnson, 318-259-7630 or Cassandria Peoples - 318-259-9174. President Windy L. Calahan and members of the Branch invite all of Jackson Parish churches, local and state officials, businesses, civic and social organizations. etc. to join theme at this prestigious affair.

Annual Women in Red

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017

WHERE: 3628 Cooper St., Monroe, LA

Bright Oak Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Barry L. Gibson, Sr., 3628 Cooper St., Monroe, LA. celebrates it’s Annual Women in Red; Pleading the blood of Jesus program at 3:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Pastor Beverly Milleage of First Pilgrim Baptist Church, Monroe, LA.

National Children’s Dental Health Month

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017

WHERE: Monroe, LA

City of Monroe Parks & Recreation to Participate in National Children’s Dental Health Month February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The 2017 slogan is “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile.” The City of Monroe (COM) division of Parks & Recreation will partner with local dentists and others to give away free toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and etc. The community outreach effort will take place Saturday, February 25, 2017, during the 36th Annual Black Heritage Parade. Anyone interested in making a donation should contact Arthur B. Hayes, COM Youth Coordinator, at 318-267-2852 or Carl Brown at 318-547-4777. Special thanks to The Monroe Renaissance Committee, Kool Smiles, Jan Bagwell, D.D.S., and Dr. Roderick Coleman. Promoting Healthy Lifestyles is #49 on Mayor Jamie Mayo’s 60 for 60 project list.

St. John A.M.E. Church

WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 2017

WHERE: 2414 Burg Jones Lane, Monroe, LA

Come worship with us as we observe our Black History Celebration at 2:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be The Honorable Katrina R. Jackson, State Representative (D), District 16 Louisiana House of Representatives. Our Theme is “Going forward, no looking back!” Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” Hope to see you! Sis. LaTonya Robinson, Chairlady, Sis. Clydell P. Jones, Mistress of ceremonies and Rev. Nadine R. Marsha, Pastor.

The Pastoral installation Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 2017

WHERE: 3628 Cooper St., Monroe, LA

Of Pastor Barry L. Gibson, Sr. will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Bright Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 3628 Cooper St., Monroe, LA. Guest Minister and church will be Rev. Stonewall Hunter, Jr. and Deuteronomy Baptist Church. Theme: A Great Commission for Shepherds” Scripture: I will give you shepherds after my own heart who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. -Jeremiah 3:15.

Monroe Big Four Organization

WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 2017

WHERE: 913 Beverly Street, Monroe, Louisiana

Is Sponsoring a Program on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 913 Beverly Street, Monroe, Louisiana. Pastor Glenn McKinney. All groups are invited!!!!

A Week of Reading!

WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2017  -  Friday, March 03, 2017

WHERE: Monroe, LA

Each day we will read about a special topic! Invite Guests! Go all out and read!!! Dress Up like Characters from a book! (Pre-K & K) Have Fun and READ, READ, READ!
Monday—February 27—Black History
Tuesday—February 28—La. History/ Mardi Gras Wednesday—March 1st MARCH in Like a Lion (Teacher/Student choice) Thursday—March 2nd–Dr. Seuss Birthday Friday—March 3rd- READQUEST For ReadQuest—Teachers should get two persons to read to their class on this date. Friday, March 3rd.

Monroe-Ouachita Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association

WHEN: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

WHERE: Ouachita Parish

The 2017 Monroe-Ouachita Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association annual scholarship will be named in honor of Mr. Curtis Armand. Any graduating senior from a school in Ouachita Parish (public or private) can apply for this scholarship. Please see your guidance counselor to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2017. For further information, contact: Larry Mason at 318.503.5189 or any alumni member.


WHEN: Friday, March 03, 2017

WHERE: Monroe, LA

Is a one day reading event held this year on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 9:00 am -1:00 pm, that brings K-12 students together from all over the world to celebrate the power of reading and the incredible places it takes us. This event takes students on a journey to reading success, and it’s a great way to celebrate reading, not only with students, but with schools across the nation.We are inviting you to take part in this “Dynamite Reading Celebration” at Berg Jones Elementary School, 3000 Burg Jones Lane, Monroe, LA. For more information, contact the librarian, Joyce Powell, at 318-325-8982, ext. 4409.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

WHEN: Saturday, March 04, 2017

WHERE: 2800 Burg Jones Ln., Monroe, LA

Join us on Saturday, March 4 at the Henrietta Johnson Community Center (2800 Burg Jones Ln) from 1pm-3pm as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Enjoy educational displays, readings from the books of Dr. Seuss, party favors and refreshments. (ages 4-10) This event is sponsored by the Monroe Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc. For additional information contact: Liz Ford (318) 680-9229.

Holy Temple COGIC

WHEN: Sunday, March 05, 2017

WHERE: 1412 Lee Avenue Elder Gabriel Winston

Pastor celebrates their 43rd Church Anniversary at 2:00 p.m. Speaker Pastor Ronald Green of Spirit of Deliverance COGIC Monroe, LA

31st Anniversary of Glenn Walter and Dottie McKinney

WHEN: Sunday, March 05, 2017

WHERE: 913 Beverly St., Monroe, LA

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 913 Beverly St., Monroe, LA. Glenn Walter McKinney Pastor/Teacher invites you to their Pastor & Wife 31st Anniversary of Glenn Walter and Dottie McKinney at 2:00 p.m. Special guest will be Rev. Lional D. Wilson, Pastor Bethlehem Baptist Church, Locust Grove, Georgia. Theme: Celebrating victory in God’s word. I Corinthians 15: 57 - 58. Dinner will be served.

B B & O Association

WHEN: Friday, March 10, 2017  -  Saturday, March 11, 2017

WHERE: Monroe, LA

Reverend John Perry, Moderator Sister Rosie Horne, Women’s Auxiliary Director Women’s Auxiliary presents Youth Explosion Friday, March 10, 2017 5:30 p.m. Registration 6:00 pm - 8: 00 pm & Annual Women’s Workshop Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:30 am - 1:00 pm to be held at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 709 South 13th Street, Monroe, LA 71202. Reverend Feeoptris Strickland ~ Pastor Theme: “Suiting up for Spiritual Warfare” Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18 Workshop Facilitators: Ministers Virginia Howard and Yvonne Jefferson Keynote Speaker: First Lady Suzanne Branch. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

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