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Whether you plan to stay indoors or head outside to enjoy the sunshine, we know a handful of places to find fun this weekend.
Traxxas Monster Truck Tour
Where: Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena, 501 Mane Street, West Monroe; When: 7:30 Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 Saturday; Admission: $20, children under 13 $10; Info: 318-325-9160 or www.facebook.com/events/310875789562914
The Traxxas Monster Truck Tour invades the Ike Hamilton Expo Center on March 1st & 2nd! See these incredible 10,000-pound, car crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and freestyle action during the Traxxas Monster Truck Tour! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party!
Fresh Grounded Faith Conference
Where: First West Baptist Church, 500 Pine Street, West Monroe; When: Friday: 7-9:30 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Admission: $49-54; Info: 318-322-5104 or www.freshgroundedfaith.com/west-monroe-la
Fresh Grounded Faith Events is an outgrowth of the ministry of best-selling author, Bible teacher and speaker Jennifer Rothschild. Join First West on March 1st and 2nd for a Kingdom-minded, area-wide, co-host church event with Jennifer Rothschild and special guests.
Where: Downtown Riverwalk, 316 South Grand, Monroe; When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: Free; Info: 318-812-0450
Woofstock is an event for the dog lovers at heart! This day will consist of a pet parade, pet pageant, Blue Ribbon agility course, Volkswagen corner, and a human costume contest. There will also be performances by Slik Nickel and Josh Love.
Logtown Plantation Open House
Where: Logtown Plantation, 1463 Logtown Loop Road, Monroe; When: Noon to 7 p.m.; Admission: Free; Info: www.facebook.com/events/544819019358624
Logtown Plantation’s Grand Opening will be celebrated with its first Open House. Free to the public, come see this beautiful property that is believed to be the first property established in Monroe. Jase and Missy Robertson have restored and renovated it to be used as a bed and breakfast, wedding venue, reception venue and party center. They will have vendors from our community to assist you with making your event original and beautiful. Caterers, florists, furniture rentals, designers, photographers, entertainers, etc., will all be on site to discuss plans for your upcoming event.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at SYAA
Where: Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, 1300 1/2 Lamy Lane, Monroe; When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Admission: $14 for adults, $10 for students; Info: 318-812-7922 or www.facebook.com/events/2054796004604142
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is one you won’t want to miss! Please note that these performances are double cast. If you are hoping to support a specific actor, please visit syaaonline.com/castlist to determine which performance you will need to see.
Monroe Symphony League Book Sale
Where: Monroe Symphony League Book Room, 320 North 4th Street, Monroe; When: Saturday 9-5; Sunday 1-5; Admission: Saturday $2 Adults- Children and students free; Sunday – Free; Info: 318-537-5171
Great sale that consists of two buildings full of hardbacks, magazines, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, records, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, and more! Many books & magazines priced 25-50 cents. The Sale is organized by type including biographies, children’s, classics, cookbooks, crafts, humor, large print, mystery, reference, religion, romance, sports, suspense, textbooks, reference, foreign language, and travel magazines. The proceeds from the 3 annual book sale is used to support the projects of the Monroe Symphony League.
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