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.

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. 19-21

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each Day. Louisiana Jet Rally Airshow. Minden Airport.

Oct. 21

9 a.m. Reunion of former students, teachers and workers of Sarepta High School. Sarepta Community Center. Lunch at noon. Reserve meal by Oct. 19. $17 per person. Call 318-847-4270 or 318-578-3053.

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.

5 until 11 p.m. Oktober Fall Fest on Pearl Street. Live music, corn hole, costume contest, charity raffle. Free entry.

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.

5:30 until 8 p.m. Wiggin’ Out, Under Dawgs Sports Grill, 605 Main Street. Home Federal Bank matches 10 percent of sales.

Oct. 27

4 until 6 p.m. Commodity Distribution, First Baptist Church, 208 N. Arkansas St., Springhill, La. Must bring a photo ID and proof of residence.

4:30 p.m. National Night Out/Meet the Panthers event located in downtown Doyline. On top of celebrating National Night Out, Meet the Panthers is also held annually. It recognizes student athletes and hamburger plates are sold to raise funds for letterman jackets. At this event around 4:30 or 5 the sports teams will be announced. This year is extra special as the Doyline Fire Department (Webster Parish Fire District 3)  will be recognizing 2 volunteer firefighters with Life Saver awards from a baby’s near drowning experience that occurred in June.

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.

Oct. 31

5 until 7 p.m. Trunk-or-Treat Fest, Beech Springhill’s Baptist Church, 15910 Hwy, 80, Minden. Games, trunks, free food, gallons and face paint. Special presentation at 6 p.m. by Luke the Gold Retriever.

Nov. 2

10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Greater Minden Chamber Job Fair and Resource Expo 2023. Minden Civic Center. Sponsored by Chamber, Coordinating & Development Corporation, City of Minden, Louisiana Workforce Commission. Open to the public.

Nov. 3-4

Main to Main, Vendors that wish to set up on City of Minden property can register online at https://www.mindenla.org/mainstreet-page/  There is a $10 fee for setting up downtown.

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. For more information, contact Martha Tucker @ 318-207-1079 or Tammy Burton @ 318-469-8742.

Nov. 11

8 a.m. VFW Post 2885 and Auxiliary will be having a Buddy Poppy drive and bake sale at Walmart beginning at 8 a.m. until all sold. The money raised at this event will go to help veterans in the area.