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October 2019

Glenmora Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

October 16 - October 19
McDonald Branch Library, 1075 Hwy 497
Glenmora, LA 71433 United States
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Free

There will be gently used books for sale, homemade goodies, puzzles and games for little ones. All proceeds will be used at the McDonald Branch for children and teen programming.

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Live Well–Die Well Workshops

October 16 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Christus St Frances Cabrini Hospital, 3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA 71302 United States
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CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital will host two workshops for continuing nursing education hours featuring Kimberly Paul, renowned author of “Bridging the Gap” and “Life Lessons from the Dying.” Kimberly has extensive hands-on experience in the hospice field and will present information from her “Live Well–Die Well” Tour. Pre-registration is required by calling Cathy Norris.

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Rapides Reads Discussion with Dr. Lillian Purdy

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Westside Regional Library, 5416 Provine Pl
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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Free

Join Dr. Lillian Purdy to learn about Mary Shelley and her life that led up to her classic novel “Frankenstein”.

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Gardening Meet Up

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Rapides Parish Main Library, 411 Washington St
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Free

Gardening series dedicated to answering your questions about plants!

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Fall Artwalk 2019

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Alexandria
Free

Fall ArtWalk takes over the streets of the Alexandria Cultural District again, with music, dance, visual artists, and craft vendors as well as food and drink.

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Zoo Boo

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - October 19 @ 8:00 pm
Alexandria Zoo, 3016 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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$7

Join in the fun at Central Louisiana’s Biggest Halloween extravaganza. This family-friendly Halloween experience is four nights of Spooktacular, Scare-Free fun! Enjoy Halloween activities for kids at the Festival Plaza, photo ops, and sweets and treats along the trick-or-treat trail through the Zoo. Treat bags are provided. FOTAZ memberships and other zoo passes are not valid during Zoo Boo.

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Art Walk Illuminated Luminary Procession

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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Free
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Into The Light 5K Awareness Walk/Run

October 19 @ 12:00 am
Downtown Marksville Marksville, LA United States + Google Map

Suicide Prevention is a serious topic, but the day will also be filled with fun and excitement. Bubbles, balloons, cotton candy, popcorn, jambalaya, ice cream, testimonies, VFW salute, fun jump for the little ones, face painting, singing, roses, music, dancing if you please, race/walk, crafts, memory board, story board, Butterfly Release, and so much more. A $5,000 Vacation Raffle will offer a chance to win either a dream vacation! Drawing will be held after the walk/race concludes; no need to…

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2nd Annual Reptile Day

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kent Plantation House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Rd
Alexandria, LA 711303 United States
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$1

National Reptile Awareness Day is Monday, October 21st, so Kent House decided to get a head start! Reptiles are a vital part of a healthy environment, with common snakes helping to keep down bugs and rodents that would love to make a nest in your home. Reptile Day is an excellent opportunity to educate yourself on the wonders of the scaly world, and perhaps learn an appreciation for them. Help us get a jump start.

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CPP Theatre Workshop

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rapides Foundation, 1101 4th St #300
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Free

The workshop will feature two sessions—the first session will explore Auditioning Tips and the second will cover Directing for the Stage. Pia Wyatt, Professor of Theatre and Dance and Associate Director of Theatre and Dance at Northwestern State University School of Creative and Performing Arts in Natchitoches, will present.

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