Calendar Of Events

The City of Monroe’s Engineering Department

WHEN: Monday, December 14, 2015  -  Sunday, February 14, 2016

WHERE: Monroe, LA

Announces an expected 90-day closure of the Elm Street bridge due to a Bridge Replacement Project on Elm Street. The project consist of replacing the existing bridge east of Lincoln Elementary and west of Gardner Denver. The contractor will start installing road closure signs on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The permanent closure will start Monday, December14, 2015.
Detours East side – Central Ave to Transport to Delta Drive and Back to Kansas Lane
West side – Sherrouse to Powell Avenue
North side - Sherrouse to White Street. Type of construction Remove the existing bridge and rebuilding . Time Frame 90 calendar days. Contractor - Womack and Sons
Project Manager Arthur Holland. If you should have any questions or require additional information, please contact Arthur Holland at 318-376-1346.

2016 State of the City Address

WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2016

WHERE: 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA

The annual State of the City of Monroe Address will take place Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Monroe Civic Center Arena, located at 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway. Networking and Refreshments will begin at 11 am and the program will begin around 12 noon.

St. Timothy Baptist Church Christian Women’s Auxiliary

WHEN: Sunday, February 14, 2016

WHERE: Monroe, LA

Celebrates their 26th Anniversary at 3:00 p.m. Rev. John Allen, III, Pastor. Rev. Assie Jackson and Rev. Roy Randle, Associate Mnisters. Theme: Oh, How I Love Jesus. I will love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My, God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:1-2. Guest speaker: Dr. Michael Reed of King Solomon B.C. Holly Ridge, LA.

New Galilee Baptist Church

WHEN: Sunday, February 21, 2016

WHERE: 3816 Carver St., Monroe, La.

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 12th Anniversary for Pastor Ricky L. James and Sister Linda James at New Galilee Baptist Church, 3816 Carver St., Monroe, La. This celebration will be held on February 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm. The special guest will be Pastor Vernon Foy of St. Joe Baptist Church, Kelly, La. and First Baptist Church, Rayville, La. Our theme is: “Labor of Double Honor, I Tim. 5:17.

Beginner Digital Photography Workshop with Jenny Ellerbe:

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016  -  Tuesday, March 29, 2016

WHERE: Masur Museum Carriage House

Learn the basics of digital photography and editing in this six week workshop. Tuesdays, February 23 – March 29, 2016 from 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Masur Museum Carriage House. What you learn: The class will cover the basic camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed, exposure control, depth of field, composition, digital camera menus, histograms, and very basic image editing. Classes will be small and relaxed with plenty of time for discussion and hands-on experience. What you need: The only requirement is a either a digital SLR (such as a Canon Rebel or Nikon D40) or an advanced point and shoot with manual settings. Please call or e-mail if you are unsure about your camera. About Jenny Ellerbe: Jenny Ellerbe is a Louisiana native and a self-taught photographer who has received national acclaim for her work. She has been featured in the publications Lenswork, Louisiana Conservationist, Arkansas Review, and Louisiana Life. Her work is represented by the Afterimage Gallery in Dallas, Texas. She has previously taught workshops for the Ansel Adams Gallery. In 2008 a monograph of her work, Here is Home, was published by the Canadian firm of Scotia Waterous. To Register: Contact Jenny Burnham at (318) 329-2237 or email or

Save The Date:

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2016  -  Sunday, February 28, 2016

WHERE: St. Rest Missionary Baptist Church Life Center, Quitman, LA

February 27 & 28 - The Jackson Parish Branch NAACP will host a two-day celebration for its 25th Anniversary. The first event is the Freedom Fund Banquet, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. at the St. Rest Missionary Baptist Church Life Center, Quitman, LA.. The Honorable Jamie Mayo, Mayor, City of Monroe is the Keynote Speaker. For ticket information contact Annie Johnson at 318-259-7630 The second day celebration, Feb 28, is a Gospel Extravaganza, 5 p.m., New Hope Baptist Association (Boyer-Bell Building). Contact Minister Devin Flowers for more information. Everyone is invited.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

WHEN: Sunday, March 06, 2016

WHERE: 913 Beverly St., Monroe, LA

Lionel Wilson to fill the pulpit for Glenn W. McKinney, Sr. 30th year anniversary at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 913 Beverly St., Monroe, LA. at 2:00 p.m. Dinner will be served. Lionel Wilson who now live in Atlanta, Georgia., former Pastor of The Peter Rock Baptist Churh here in Monroe along with his church family will be the special guest. Come and hear this blessed brother of God.

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