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Saturday, November 30, the United Methodist Church in Zwolle we will be serving chili to the community. Everyone is invited with a special invitation to our law enforcement, firefighters,first responders, and veterans. Come join us from 11 to 1!


The City of Natchitoches would like to advise the public of the following street closures for the Natchitoches Christmas festivities for Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Front Street from Church Street to corner of St. Denis Street will be closed starting at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30th. Vehicular traffic will still have access to turn onto St. Denis Street from the southbound lane.

Church Street Bridge and Williams Ave. from Whitfield Ave. to Henry Ave. will be closed beginning at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in preparation for a 7:00pm fireworks display on the South end of the Riverbank

All streets will open upon conclusion of the fireworks display once the Fire Marshal has given the all clear.

In preparation for these events, the Downtown Riverbank will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29th through the conclusion of events on Saturday, November 30th.

NSU– Here is a look at the week of Dec. 1-7 at Northwestern State University.

Dec. 1- Jan. 12, 2020 – Registration for spring semester through NSUConnect

Dec. 2 – University reopens after Thanksgiving holiday

Dec. 4 –Natchitoches-NSU Multicultural Christmas Concert, Treen Auditorium, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, 6 p.m.

Dec. 4 – Women’s basketball vs. Grambling, Prather Coliseum, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 4-5 – Christmas Gala, Natchitoches Events Center, 7 p.m.

Dec. 5 – ROTC Fall Awards Program, Teacher Education Center Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Dec. 5 – Columns Café Asian-inspired dinner, Room 225 Family and Consumer Sciences Building, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dec. 6 – Christmas Gala, Natchitoches Events Center, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Dec. 7 – American Indians Crafts Day, Williamson Museum, Room 208 Kyser Hall, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Louisiana Folklife Center is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Multicultural Christmas Concert! The concert will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 at the Treen Auditorium, 715 University Parkway, on the campus of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are invited to bring donations to support Cane River Children’s Services.

Since the age of 13, Hardrick Rivers has been playing the blues. After playing with several bands through the years, Rivers formed his own group in 1994, the Rivers Revue Band. Rivers is an annual headline performer at the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival and performs throughout north and central Louisiana. He is a former band director at Red River High School in Coushatta. In 2017, he was recognized by the Lt. Governor of Louisiana and the Louisiana Folklife Commission as a Louisiana Tradition Bearer. Constantly practicing and honing their style, the Rivers Revue remains one of the premier bands in the Natchitoches area after more than 20 years.

For more information, please contact (318) 357-4332.

The concert is sponsored by the Louisiana Folklife Center, the NSU Center for Inclusion and Diversity, and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.

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