Mystery Dinner Theatre: A Prom to Die For

NATCHITOCHES – Dillon Dewitt appears to be making up for lost time. Dewitt, senior theatre major at Northwestern State University, has just four years of theatrical experience, but landed the role of Mr. Bardalucci in “A Prom to Die For,” which opens Wednesday, July 30 at NSU.
 
“A Prom to Die For” runs on July 30 – Aug. 2 and Aug. 6 – 9 on the stage of the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (318) 357-4218 or (318) 357-4483. 
 

LA Folk Life Center named Master Folk Artists

CANE RIVER GREEN MARKET SEASON EXTENDED TO AUGUST 23

NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Green Market will extend its summer season through August 23, 2014.  The Cane River Green Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches.
“Due to the harsh winter, many of the crops were late.  Extending the market an additional three weeks will give our local farmers a better opportunity to sell their fruits and vegetables,” stated Samantha Bonnette, manager of the Cane River Green Market. 
 

Black-Clear Lake Drawdown Begins

 
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin to reduce the level of water on Black-Clear Lake near Campti in Natchitoches Parish beginning July 1.
 
Authorities say the drawdown is planned in an effort to improve fisheries habitat and control nuisance aquatic vegetation.
 
Although recent surveys show plant coverage levels are lower than previous years, they are expected to increase during the coming months.
 

Natchitoches Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Natchitoches, LA, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Natchitoches is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Fishing Cities: Great Lures Across the U.S.” in the July/August issue, available nationwide on June 17, 2014.
 

Goldman Thibodeaux wins Folklife Heritage Award

Louisiana's Oldest General Store Named #1 Attraction in Natchitoches, Louisiana

NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA- The world's largest travel website named Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile the number one attraction in Natchitoches, Louisiana. This week, TripAdvisor awarded the old hardware store the "Certificate of Excellence".
 

LA Hall of Fame-Online Sales Begin

Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival- May 3-4

Melrose Plantation will celebrate the 40th annual Arts and Crafts Festival May 3 - 4, 2014.  The property is being prepared now for the arrival of more than 100 vendors who will display their talented creations in various fields of the arts and crafts.  Setting their tents and tables beneath the 300 year old live oak trees, vendors will exhibit and sell examples of their creative talents.  The variety of merchandise is extensive.  Artists will show their original paintings in water color and oils.

"Sale on the Trail" May 2 & 3

NATCHITOCHES, LA - The National Landmark Historic District in Natchitoches will participate in the sixth annual El Camino Sale on the Trail on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3, 3014.

Sale on the Trail is a 175 mile shopping extravaganza along scenic El Camino Real. The trail stretches from LA Hwy 6 in Natchitoches to TX Hwy 21 into Crockett, TX. Numerous retail shops in downtown Natchitoches on Front Street will participate and offer discounted items.

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