Upcoming Events

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Every Saturday in October

7 p.m. Halloween Movie Nights. Lake Bistineau State Park. Family friendly movies. Bring a chair or blanket. Park admission is $3 per person, 3 and under, 62 and older, free.

Registration is open for National Night Out parties. opens on Friday, September 22, 2023 and runs through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2023. Those interested in hosting block parties may register in person at Minden City Hall, over the phone by dialing (318) 377-2144, or online at http://www.mindenusa.com.

Oct. 5

1 p.m. Ribbon Cutting, Honey’s Hanger, 116 South Main St., Springhill.

Oct. 7

8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. “Day of Worship for Women, North Acres Baptist Church, 1852 Lewisville Rd., Minden. Cost is $25 and space is limited.

Kathy Nelson with Speak It Ministries will be the speaker and Serena Gray will be leading worship. Register by contacting Janice Nelson at or 318-393-1990

or calling the church 318-377-4315. Childcare provided, lunch included.

10 a.m. until noon, free pet vaccines (no rabies). DHPP (dogs), FVRCP (cats), Springhill Civic Center, 101 Machen Dr., Springhill. Sponsored by LaMa Animal Rescue and Petco.

9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Annual Women’s Conference, Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Guest speaker, Lady LaTina DeLoach.

Oct. 9

6 p.m. A Night at the Museum “For the Love of the Tide” with Mark Chreene and Jake Chapman. Events are held in the Media Room at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum located at 116 Pearl Street in Minden. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6. Seating is limited. Admission is free and donations are always appreciated. Potluck desserts and snacks are welcome. For more information, contact the museum at 318-377-3002 or visit the museum during our regular hours, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4p.m. (closed for lunch 1 until 2 p.m.).


Oct. 12

6 p.m. Seeds Women’s Center annual Fundraising Banquet. Dinner at program. Minden Civic Center. For tickets, call 318-639-0907.

Oct. 13

4 p.m. Registration deadline for National Night Out parties to be held Oct. 17. Those interested in hosting block parties may register in-person at Minden City Hall, over the phone by dialing (318) 377-2144, or online at http://www.mindenusa.com.

Oct. 14

11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Minden Makers Fair. Accepting vendor applications, demonstrations and volunteers. https://www.mindenmakersfair.com/vendorregistration.

Oct. 17

5:30 p.m. Women of Courage, Minden Civic Center.

6 until 8 p.m. National Night Out parties.

Oct. 19

4 until 6 p.m. Witches’ Ride in downtown Minden. Tickets can be purchased online at the following link https://linktr.ee/witchesrideminden or in person at Red Blooms, Say Baby or Simply Chic in Bossier.  They are $45 per ticket. All money raised from ticket sales will benefit Miller Quarters Park, which will serve as the ride’s starting and ending point and will be the site for the block party set to follow the ride. A portion of money raised will also be donated to a non-profit organization called We’re Here, We Care. 

5:30 p.m. Men of Courage, Minden Civic Center.

Oct. 21

10 a.m. until noon Webster Parish 4-H Shooting Sports registration. DISCIPLINES OFFERED – BB, Shotgun, Archery, .22 Rifle, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Hunting Skills. SIGN UP PROCEDURE – A 4-H’er must turn in BOTH a general 4-H enrollment form AND the outdoor skills registration worksheet as well as pay both parish/school dues and outdoor skills project club fees.

Participants can register at the Extension office at 1202 Homer Road in Minden or attend visit the 4-H Shooting Sports Practice Range on Landfill Road. Fees are due at time of registration and are as follows: $15 for the first discipline plus $5 for every additional discipline. For more information contact the Extension Office at (318) 371-1371.

6 p.m. Monster-Mash BINGO Event. $25 admission for 10 games. Costume Contest, silent auction, raffles. Springhill Civic Center, 101 Machen Dr., Springhill. Proceeds go to LaMa Animal Rescue.

Oct. 24

6:30 p.m. 15 Under 40 Awards Gala, Minden Civic Center.

Oct. 26

4:30 p.m. Ghostly Gathering Trunk or Treat, Mack Memorial Library, Springhill, La.

Oct. 28

6 until 9 p.m. Minden Rec Annual Fall Festival.

6 p.m. Pretties & Pajamas, Women Helping Others (W.H.O.) fundraising event. Bingo, dinner, silent auctions, raffles, door prizes. Tickets $50 individual, $400 reserved table of 8. For more information, visit whoofnorthwebster.org.

Oct. 30

5 until 7 p.m. Glenbrook Fall Fest

5:30 p.m. Ghostly Gathering Trunk or Treat, Minden Branch, Webster Parish Libraries.

Nov. 4

10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mission Baby Bazaar Craft/Bake Sale. First Baptist Church gym, Minden. Blessing families that are adopting/fostering children. Handmade crafts, silent auction, bake/casserole sale, hot dog or jambalaya lunch. All proceeds go to the children.