events in monroe la: Artist George Rodrigue in Monroe! - 04/04/11 04:22 AM
Artist George Rodrigue is featured in the exhibit, Blue Dogs and Cajuns: George Rodrigue from the New Orleans Museum of Art, which opened Friday at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe. 

The exhibits run through April 23.
George and Wendy Rodrigue will be in Monroe Tuesday, April 4, for several museum events which are free and open to the public.
Tuesday afternoon, Rodrigue will be at the Emily P. Robinson Community Center for the Children's Drop-In Activity from 3:30-4:30 p.m. to make a sidewalk chalk mural with them. The event will be held rain or shine.
A gallery talk and book … (0 comments)

events in monroe la: It's CARNIVAL Time in Louisiana! - 01/19/11 05:53 AM

Yes, the world's biggest party has begun! Mardi Gras festivities are happening all over LA from now through the big day--March 8, 2011.
Here are a few links to help you plan your own party:
If you've never been to Mardi Gras, you really don't know what you're missing! It's hard to explain the fun-loving abandon that runs through a crowd when all are shouting, "Throw me something, Mister!"  You really have to experience it to believe it!
Come on down--you're welcome … (2 comments)

events in monroe la: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - 09/23/10 04:14 AM
The 2nd Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be October 2 from 9-1 at Brown/Malone Stadium on ULM's Campus.
Accepted items include: paints, automobile batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners and chemicals, pesticides, flammables, corrosives, medications, old appliances, refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, and old electronics. What a great way to clean up around your home!

events in monroe la: Today is FLAG DAY--Retire a US FLAG with DIGNITY. - 06/14/10 08:42 AM
Many people don't know what to do with a flag that has seen its better days. Proper etiquette for the flag is to remove it when it looks faded or torn. It must be disposed of properly, too, not just thrown in the trash.
When a flag is so tattered that it can no longer serve as a symbol of the United States, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning. The American Legion, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA and other organizations regularly conduct flag retirement ceremonies, often on Flag Day.
If you live … (0 comments)

events in monroe la: FREE fun this weekend! - 06/04/10 04:12 AM
Do yourself a favor and head to downtown Monroe for Downtown Artfest this Saturday from 2-6 p.m. on Desiard Street! More than 30 artists will be in the street. The downtown galleries will be open, live music by Mason Grenade and 3DP, food, and an awesome children's area! Did I mention that admission is FREE?!
3DP performs from 2-2:40 p.m. and again from 3-3:40 p.m. Grenade's schedule is 4:15-4:55 p.m. and 5:15-6 p.m.
The artists will offer original works from paintings and sculpture to handmade scarves and jewelry.
Local artists and some from Shreveport, Marksville, New Orleans and Dallas will be there to chat and … (0 comments)

events in monroe la: Feeling creative? - 02/01/10 11:14 AM
Quick! Go to your closet, dig out a smock, and get to the Masur Museum's Bottles & Brushes.  Create your own work of art under the instruction of artist Lou Davenport Kavanaugh while enjoying wine with friends! Bring your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage. The Masur provides all the art materials, bottle openers, ...glasses, and instruction. At the end of the evening you will leave with your very own work of art!
Think you can't paint? Don't worry! A professional artist instructor will teach you step by step how to paint the featured work of art. Thursday, February 18th 6-8 p.m. Cost … (0 comments)

events in monroe la: Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Parade - 01/12/10 05:17 AM
Saturday, February 6th, 2010 will be a day of fun for both people and pets!
When & Where:100 Commerce St., (Antique Alley) West Monroe, LA11:00 to 4:00Registration, games and face painting will begin at 11am. Contest judging starts at noon. The parade will line up at 1pm and roll at 1:30. For the first time in KREWE of PAWS history we will have goodie bags for the first 150 entries! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and hard working parade committee, they will be stuffed FULL of goodies, including a limited edition 2010 parade T-shirt. Please register early! Entries can be mailed to: … (1 comments)

events in monroe la: Local Football Teams in State Playoff Games - 12/09/09 03:25 AM
West Monroe High School and Neville High School of Monroe are both playing in the state championship football series on Saturday at the Superdome in New Orleans!
West Monroe will play top-ranked Achbishop Rummel in Class 5A and Neville, ranked No. 2 in 4A, will play top-ranked Franklinton.  The Neville/Franklinton game will begin sometime around 4 pm. The West Monroe game will be the last game of the championship series, scheduled to begin about 7 pm.
The Mayors of Monroe and West Monroe issued a joint proclamation this week concerning the 2 schools and their bids for the top spots in Louisiana high school football. … (1 comments)

events in monroe la: SAVE $$$ on Christmas! - 10/29/09 05:22 AM
Watch for details coming soon about a special, invitation-only event with discounts for my friends and customers at one of the area's largest electronics and appliances dealers. The store will be closed  to the public for this special event, so you can expect to receive excellent service and the best prices!
If you want to know more about it, email me at for details.  I will let you know the time, date and all other details. Your invitation will cost you NOTHING (-$0-) except what you choose to buy during the shopping event. There is absolutely no obligation.
This event will be at a store … (0 comments)

events in monroe la: Can it possibly be FALL? - 09/17/09 01:46 AM
In Louisiana, September usually has 90+degree temps. We've had a little reprieve lately that leads me to the hope that fall may be coming soon. During this week's "rain event" in which the Monroe/West Monroe area has received 2" of rain per day since Saturday, the temperatures have been lower than the norm. Chances of rain today are 80%, so I think it will be another mild, though soggy, day.
Three things are the signs of fall to me:
1.  The majestic pecan trees in my back yard are heavy with pecans. This is good news because last year was a year … (0 comments)

events in monroe la: Mother Nature at work in West Monroe, LA - 07/27/09 03:10 AM
For the past couple of weeks, people in Monroe and West Monroe have been watching the Ouachita River even more than usual. Why? Because a beautiful 2-unit condo building is about to COLLAPSE into the River!
 For those of you who are not from this area, the Ouachita River was extremely high for several weeks. This caused the river bank to become totally saturated. When the river began to go down, the bank became unstable.
Officials report that the river bank has failed in numerous places along the course of the Ouachita, but it's too expensive to repair. It would take a … (2 comments)

events in monroe la: The Living Garden Coming to the Biedenharn - 07/06/09 08:00 AM
Don't miss this cool event this weekend--the Living GardenFountain.
When:  Friday, July 10--2 pm, 3 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm and             Saturday, July 11--10 am, 11 am, noon and 1 pm.
ELsong Garden, 2000 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA. Admission free.
Check out this video link.
After watching the video, I know I won't miss this unique performance. It looks BEAUTIFUL!
See you there!
Gayle Causey, RealtorRelocation DirectorKeller Williams Realty, Monroe, LA USACell: 318-614-5615