Calendar Of Events

Please be advised that the Monroe Fire Department, in conjunction with the Water Distribution Department, will be conducting citywide fire hydrant flow testing.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2015  -  Friday, May 08, 2015

WHERE: The City of Monroe

The testing will begin Wednesday, February, 18, 2015, and will last through Friday, May 8, 2015, from 8:30am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday. These tests are necessary to ensure proper operation of the fire hydrant as well as to ensure a sufficient supply of water in the event of a fire emergency in your area. During these times residents may see a mild fluctuation in water pressure and the possibility of discolored water. To minimize problems that might occur we ask that you check your water supply thoroughly before cooking or doing laundry. If you experience discolored water please call 329-2385 immediately so that the problem may be resolved as soon as possible.

The Renwick Addition Community Reunion - Slated for this coming Summer, 2015 -

WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2015  -  Friday, May 01, 2015

WHERE: Monroe, LA

Let’s get together! · We’ll celebrate good times! · Come out and enjoy fabulous food, fun, and friends! · We’ll reconnect with former friends and neighbors! · We’ll meet and greet new acquaintances! · Let’s be sure to reconnect with former friends and neighbors!

Road Closure for Sewer Project

WHEN: Monday, March 23, 2015  -  Monday, April 27, 2015

WHERE: Starting at Carolina Street and progressing north to Morris Dr.,

Starting Monday, March 23 and subject to weather, portions of South Grand will be closed to through traffic for the next several weeks for a sewer project. Starting at Carolina Street and progressing north to Morris Dr., a one to two block section will be closed to all traffic, 24/7 until work is completed in the section. The work will then move north and close the next one to two block section. During this time, North-bound trucks are advised to detour to Jackson St via Thomas. South-bound trucks are advised to detour via Forrest Ave. Local streets will remain open to local traffic.

The detour is necessary for the safety of the public and the workers on the project. We regret the inconvenience and appreciate the public's patience as we complete this project.

Enter to win $2,000 for a yard makeover.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 01, 2015  -  Friday, April 24, 2015

WHERE: All residents in the communities and environs served by Atmos Energy Corporation’s natural gas distribution divisions

Atmos Energy Launches “Yard Rescue 811” Contest to remind residents to call 811 before digging. Atmos Energy’s Yard Rescue 811 contest, which begins on April 1st. -Take a photo of your yard, which can be at a home, church, school or business. · Upload your photo to the contest page at or through the contest tab on Atmos Energy’s Facebook page. Ask your friends and family to vote for your Yard Rescue 811 photo every day on the Atmos Energy Facebook page. · The photos garnering the most votes in each state that Atmos Energy serves wins. The Yard Rescue 811 contest is open to all residents in the communities and environs served by Atmos Energy Corporation’s natural gas distribution divisions in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, excluding company employees, vendors, suppliers, agencies and 811 damage prevention centers. See for details. Contest ends at midnight CDT on April 24, 2015.

Traffic Notice: Temporary Closure for a portion of South Grand Street

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 2015  -  Thursday, April 23, 2015

WHERE: South Grand Street from Jack McHenry Avenue to Carolina Avenue

Beginning April 16 If weather permits... Dates: Thursday, April 16 – Thursday, April 23, 2015. Purpose: Continued sewer work on Sewer Basin MR-04/05/07(A) Contact information: Arthur Holland, City of Monroe Project Management at 318-376-1346.

Quitman, LA - St. Rest Missionary Baptist Church announces April events

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015  -  Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WHERE: Quitman, LA - St. Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Jesse Walker

Pastor (1) Annual Preachers’ Night, Saturday, April 18 - 6 p.m. - Guest Pastor and Church Family, Rev. Samuel M. Andrews and the Liberty Hill BC, Simsboro, LA - Theme: It’s Time, Eccl 3:1-9: All are invited (2) Annual Women’s Day Program - April 26 - 9:30 a.m. - Guest Speaker - Minister Vanessa Braggs-Reed, Arcadia, LA - Theme: “The Extra-Ordinary Woman of God” Luke 10:38-42 All churches are invited and all women are asked to wear white. (3) Annual Spring and Youth Revival - April 27-29 - 7 p.m. nightly - Guest Minister - Minister Shavinoah Bradley, Jr., Grambling,State University, Grambling, LA - Theme: With God, You Can Make It - I Cor. 10:15 All churches are invited. Special Guest - Youth Ministries.

Faith United Baptist Church

WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 2015

WHERE: Faith United Baptist Church

Faith United Baptist Church, Reverend Alex Earl, Jr., Pastor will celebrate their Twenty (20) years Church Anniversary at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Ronald Hunter, one of the Sons of The House at Faith United, will deliver the preach sermon. Everyone is cordially invited!

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church Events

WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 2015

WHERE: 1001 Breard Street, Monroe, La.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Breard Street- Monroe, La., Pastor D.r. Griffin Sr. presents The Adult Choir Musical April 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Your choir has been invited to do an A&B selection soloist are also welcomed please come and join us for “An Evening Of Praise and Worship” Please contact Sis. Jacqueline Williams: (318) 503-3266 or E-mail Sis. Deborah Strickland: to confirm your attendance.

The New Antioch Baptist Church Appreciation Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 2015

WHERE: 1905 Short Thomas, Monroe La.

The New Antioch Baptist Church Family would like to take this opportunity to invite you to share in the Appreciation Celebration of our Youth Minister Rev Jack L. Russell Sr. The event will be on Sunday, April 19,2015-3:00 p.m. The Guest Minister for this occasion will be Rev. Barry Chisley - Pastor of the Faith United Baptist Church of Ruston, La.

“Christians Fellowshipping in Hats”

WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 2015

WHERE: 3507 Church St., Monroe, LA.

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Lyrical Dancers, 3507 Church St., Monroe, LA., Rev. Dennis R Martin, Sr. Pastor presents “Christians Fellowshipping in Hats” at 2:45 p.m. Theme: What hats are you wearing? All ladies are asked to wear hats.

Happy Week Celebration

WHEN: Monday, April 20, 2015  -  Saturday, April 25, 2015

WHERE: Monroe, La.

HAPPY WEEK CELEBRATION: April 20-25 Purpose: During this week, we want all residents to help bring happiness to the lives of our friends, family and neighbors by performing Acts of Kindness. To make our efforts more focused, we have designated a specific effort for each day during Happy Week.
Who can participate? We want individuals, businesses, municipalities, law enforcement, schools, neighborhoods, teams, churches, social, civic, fraternal and Greek letter organizations to participate.What are you to do? Take pictures and/or make a video of what you or your group is doing each day. Post it on your Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube social media pages/channels and to the social media pages for the City of Monroe (@City of Monroe) and local media. When you make your posts, used the hashtag #MonroeHappyWeek2015. Businesses are encouraged to play the "Happy" song daily during this week, to encourage positive vibes in the workplace and with your customers.

Fundraiser For Fort Hero Veterans Barracks

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WHERE: 401 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, La.

Fundraiser For Fort Hero Veterans Barracks Back by Popular Demand! Back by popular demand, a bar b que benefiting the Fort Hero Veterans Barracks homeless veterans will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 10:00 am until….at the American Legion Post 13 at 401 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe. Menu will include Chicken Barbecue, Smoked Sausage Plate, and Grilled Pork Chops for $7.00 each. Rib Plate and Turkey Legs will be $9.00 each. All meals will include potato salad, beans, rolls, dessert and drink. Pay at the door and come for lunch or supper. Open all day. Take out boxes available. Al Sanders, President of NELA Veterans Assoc. and the Fort Hero Veteran Barracks is asking for support from Monroe/West Monroe area for this most important fundraiser. This homeless home for our veterans is hoping to open during 2015 and with your support will meet that goal. For information about this event, donating to the cause, or sponsoring future events, call 318-557-4767.

Faith and Power Ministries (aka Saints Specialist Services) presents Holy Ghost Night Date

WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015

WHERE: Ballroom Clarion Inn and suites conference center 1051 Highway 165 Monroe, LA 71203

Friday April 24th, 2015 Time: 11:00pm to 4:00am Theme: Overcoming Familiar Spirits (Isaiah 8:19) Ministering: Dr. Tobe and Rita Momah, Pastor Brad Smith (First Assembly. Pineville, LA) and other anointed ministers of God …showing His power to this generation (Psalm 71:18b) Visit for more information.

Bright Oak Missionary Baptist Church

WHEN: Sunday, April 26, 2015

WHERE: 3628 Cooper St., Monroe, La.

Bright Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 3628 Cooper St., Monroe will celebrate their pastor & wife, Rev. & Mrs. Edward Williams, Jr., 32nd year pastor and wife appreciation at 3:00 p.m. Theme: “A man after God’s own heart” Scripture: “ And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15. Guest Minister and church family Rev. Lorenzo Price, Pastor Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, West Monroe, LA.

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