The Natchitoches Master Gardeners will host a Lunch and Learn Series Wednesday, April 8. The theme is “Home Lawns” with Dr. Ron Strahan, a state turf grass specialist and an assistant professor at the LSU Ag Center, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center. For information contact 318-357-2224.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste will offer an Outdoor Classroom series on “How High is the Water,” for ages 5-12 Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a $5 fee for this program plus regular admission. For information call 318-357-3101.
The search for Miss Louisiana continues: Applications are now being accepted for the titles of Miss Teen Louisiana and Miss Louisiana International 2015. The Miss Teen and Miss International Pageant will be held July 27- Aug. 2 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville. The women selected as Miss Teen Louisiana and Miss Louisiana International 2015 will serve as ambassadors for Louisiana and will receive an official crown and sash. een and Miss Contestants compete in interview, fitness wear, evening gown, and “fun fashion” to show off their own style in an age-appropriate outfit of their choice. There is no talent or swimsuit competition, and previous pageant experience is not required. Winners of the Miss Teen International and Miss International will receive a three-year modeling contract along with cash and prizes. “Miss” applicants must be unmarried and between the ages of 19-30. “Teen” applicants must be unmarried and between the ages of 13-18 as of July 1, 2015. For information on applying contact Mary Richardson National Executive Director at (540) 989-5992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the pageants visit www.mrsinternational.com, www.miss-international.us, or www.missteeninternational.us.
The Natchitoches Jazz and R&B Fest will sell raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the festival. The drawing will take place Saturday, April 18 at the Can-Am stage during Jazz Fest. Tickets are $20 each and the winner doesn’t have to be present to win. Prizes include: 1st place - 2015 Pioneer 700 Model #SXS700M2, 2nd place - Yeti Tundra 45 9.4 gal, 3rd place –Gatorwders and 4th place - Midland Wearable Video Camera. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Natchitoches Power Sports, Bank of Montgomery, Natchitoches Tans, Southern Quality Security, Nichols Department Store-Many and the C. Rodney Harrington Law Office.