Natchitoches Events/Attractions




CHATEAU SAINT DENIS HOTEL JOB FAIR: NATCHITOCHES – The Chateau Saint Denis Hotel is looking for enthusiastic, responsible employees to be a part of Natchitoches’ largest downtown hotel and its hospitality industry! This new boutique hotel will be hosting a job fair at the Natchitoches Events Center on May 12-13, 2016. The Chateau Saint Denis will feature 87 rooms including 7 suites, over 5,000 square feet of meeting space as well as a French Quarter style courtyard. Construction of the hotel is currently underway with an opening slated for Fall of 2016. If you are a people-person and are interested in a great career in the hospitality industry, the Chateau Saint Denis Hotel would love to have you on our team! This job fair will be held in the Melrose Room at the Natchitoches Events Center, located at 750 Second Street in Natchitoches. This will be the first recruiting event for those interested in career opportunities at the hotel. Job fair times are as follows: • Thursday, May 12 from 9 a.m.–11 a.m. • Thursday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. • Thursday, May 12 from 6 p.m.–7 p.m. • Friday, May 13 from 7 a.m.–10 a.m. Positions being interviewed for will include Front Office Manager, Sales Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Food and Beverage Staff, Housekeeping Staff, Front Desk and Reservations Staff and Maintenance Support Staff.  Applications may be picked up at the Natchitoches Events Center in advance of the job fair. For more information, call (318) 238-7500 or visit

  NSU swim classes will begin soon: Northwestern State University will begin offering aquatics programming soon with the pool at the NSU Recreation Complex now opened.  The cost is $250 for new certification and $100 for renewals.  E-mail Cindy Davis, director of aquatics, at for information and an application.  Pool hours will be 2-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday in April and May.  Beginning May 31, pool hours will be 2-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.  Email Davis at or Hall Adams at for information regarding membership. Parent/child swim programming will be from 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday the week of June 7 and June 14.  The cost is $40 per week.  Adult learn-to-swim classes will be from 11-11:45 a.m. and 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday-Friday the weeks of June 7 and June 14.  The cost is $40 per week.  A junior lifeguard course will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Friday the weeks of June 14 and June 21.  The cost for the two-week course is $100. Learn-to-swim summer classes will begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday-Friday the weeks of May 31, June 7, June 14 and June 21.  Private lessons, to be scheduled with the aquatics director are available the month of July for $75 per week. Water exercise with an instructor will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning May 31.  The cost is $50 per month.  





















Alumni get set for biennial Lincoln-Natchitoches-Central reunion

It’s time for the Mighty Golden Gophers to converge on Natchitoches again for their LNC Reunion. Former students, teachers and school staff from Lincoln Institute, the Natchitoches Parish Training School and Central High School will come together July 1-3 for the biennial get-together. The theme is “Yesterday, Today and Forever.”

“The Life and Times of Francois Mignon”:  Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, 800 Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. Phone Number:   (318) 357-2492.. In the fall of 1939, Melrose took on a new resident – Francois Mignon. Until his death in 1980, Mignon shaped the region’s cultural landscape – whether by writing for the Natchitoches Times or encouraging Clementine Hunter to paint her famous murals. Join Tommy Whitehead at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as we explore the legacy of a man born in Cortland, New York as Frank Mineah who became Francois Mignon of Natchitoches, Louisiana.  FREE and Open to the Public.















































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