MARCH 2007

March 27:  Monthly Meeting - The Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 7pm in the Natchitoches Arts Center, 700 Second Street.  The speaker will be Dr. Dayne Lee.  Her topic will be on the Grappe family.  For more information, please call (318) 357-2235.

March 27:  Park Meeting - Representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation will meet with Jefferson, Texas citizens and members of the Marion County Historical Commission to discuss plans for the restoration of the depression-era roadside park located on what is now FM 2208.  The park was built by the Children's Work Program under the direction of the WPA along a hillside on what was then the old route of US Highway 59.  The park has been badly vandalized over the years, but has since been fenced in by TXDOT in an effort to curb the destruction of the historic park where school classes once met for spring outings.  The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at the Excelsior Hotel.  Everyone interested in the restoration is invited to attend.  For information call (903) 665-9727.

March 27-29:  Spring Revival - Jarvis Christian College Student Ministry Association will hold a Spring Revival, March 27-29 at 7:00pm nightly.  The keynote speaker is Apostle Thomas Henry, Jr. of Christian Life Ministries International in Albany, Georgia.  For more information, please contact Ms. Gaylon Payne at (903) 769-5847.

March 28:  March for Meals on Wheels - The March for Meals on Wheels, Caddo Council on Aging's Annual Parade, will be held on March 28 at noon.   Participants are asked to meet at the Courthouse on Texas Street to walk with them to the Texas Street Bridge.  Wear your chef hat and/or apron to stir up attention for March for Meals on Wheels so no senior goes hungry.  Currently over 200 Caddo senior citizens are on the "Meals on Wheels" waiting list.  Church groups, civic organizations, service clubs, sororities and fraternities, scouts, business partners, friends, and neighbors join the Caddo Council on Aging in March as they campaign for "Meals on Wheels" where every cent goes towards the program.  If you have any comments, donations or need additional information, please contact the Caddo Council on Aging at (318) 632-2090 or visit

March 28:  Health Fair - The Southern University Counseling Center will hold a free health fair to promote better health through awareness and prevention in the Shreveport community.  The event will be held from 8am-12pm in the Health and Physical Education complex on SUSLA's main campus.  Lectures will be held on looking good and feeling good, HIV, general health and child wellness.  Students from the Division of Allied Health and the School of Nursing will be on hand to assist with cholesterol testing, weight and height, and blood pressure screenings.  For more information, please contact Rubie Scere, Director of the Student Counseling Center at (318) 674-3473.

March 28:  Community Impact Lunch - Community Impact Lunch will be held at 11:45am at the Summer Grove Baptist Church Banquet Hall in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The topic will be "Turning Defeat into Dividends: Ten Ways to Get Up and Go Again" by Dr. Rod Masteller.  The cost is $10 for the lunch.  Please RSVP no later than noon Monday, March 26 to (318) 686-1470 or if you plan to eat.

March 29:  Easter Egg Hunt - As Easter approaches, Indoor Sports Club, Shreveport Chapter will provide a day of Easter fun for more than 125 special education students form Caddo and Bossier schools.  The 12th annual Easter Egg hunt will be held at Field of Dreams park on Hazel Jones Road in Bossier City from 9:00am-2:00pm.  This park is fully accessible and has been sponsored by the club for 35 years.  For more information on the hunt, please contact Mack Marsh, Indoor Sports Club Shreveport Chapter President at (318) 458-8104.

March 30:  Free Clinic - With the help of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department, the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics hopes to improve its marksmanship competition in 2007.  Sheriff's Department Deputies will conduct a free shooters clinic at 9:00am at the Sheriff's Substation, 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City, giving safety instruction and competitive shooting tips.  All competitors considering taking part in the District Olympics marksmanship competition May 10 at Shooters USA in Bossier City should attend this free clinic.  Senior Olympics is for active adults 50 years of age or older.  Entry forms and further information about the competition are available at the District Senior Olympics website,

March 30:  Art Exhibit Grand Opening - Join "The Family" for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Art of Disney's Meet the Robinson's at 7:30pm at Artspace, 710 Texas Street in Downtown Shreveport.  Get a sneak peek of the exhibition showcasing the art and animation of Disney's Meet the Robinson's, featuring original artwork by William Joyce.  Be the first to see the movie, Meet the Robinson's at a theater near you.  Then, bring your movie ticket stub to the opening party and receive a free Robinson Family Pez Dispenser.  Wacky Snackies and a cash bar will be available.  Free parking will be provided at the Blue Scroll Mural  across the street.  The exhibit will run from March 31-August 11 on Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm at Artspace.  For more information, please call (318) 673-6500 or (318) 673-6535.

March 31:  King & Queen Pageant and Banquet - Ozan District Baptist Association will present a King and Queen Pageant and Banquet at 7:00pm, located at the Southwest Center, 3222 West 7th Street in Texarkana, Texas.  Special guest speaker will be Dr. James S. Thrower, Sr., Pastor of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, and President of the Regular Arkansas Baptist State Convention.  Special music will be furnished by "Total Praise" under the direction of Sheila Sutton, Lee Mack, and Linda Mitchell.  For ticket information contact Mrs. Hazel Mitchell at (870) 774-7082 or Rev. Clifton Murray at (870) 774-4584.  For information on souvenir book ads, contact Nina Glover at (903) 793-1357.

March 31:  Master Series Concert - Shreveport Symphony Orchestra presents "Sacred and Profane" Master Series Concert at Shreveport's Riverview Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway at 7:30pm.  Single tickets are $10, $20, $30, and $36 with a special rate of $5 for students with ID.  For tickets, call the Symphony box office at (318) 227-8863 between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, or visit the office on the fourth floor of the Strand Theater, 619 Louisiana Avenue.  The box office opens at noon on concert days at the Riverview Theater.  Limited valet parking is available at $5.  A free shuttle will depart one time from Uptown Shopping Center at 6:15pm.  A second free shuttle will depart from the AmSouth Bank parking garage located on the corner of Milam and Market Streets at 5:30pm.  Both shuttles will continue to make pickups at the AmSouth garage every 10 minutes until concert time.  Patrons may enjoy an elegant pre-concert dinner at The Cambridge Club of Shreveport benefiting the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.  A pre-fixed price of $50 per person includes a salad, choice of entree, dessert, coffee or tea, and one glass of wine.  There will be 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm seatings available.  Reservations must be made by noon on Thursday, March 29 by calling (318) 227-8863.

March 31:  April Fools Fun - Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park presents April Fools Fun, beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, March 31st.  Pick up a special field checklist, explore two of the park's nature trails in search of unnatural objects, win a prize when you find and record the secret item.  Prizes have been provided by Ark-La-Tex Mardi Gras Museum, The Caldwell Zoo, Chuck E. Cheese's,  East Bank Theater, Highlights for Children Magazine, Johnny's Pizza, Kiddie Mia's, L'Italiano Restaurant, SciPort Discovery Center, Shreveport Green, Shreveport Little Theater, Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Toy Fair, Tubb's Hardware and Wild Bird Center.  For more information, please contact a park naturalist at (318) 929-2806.