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Come individually or bring a group and create your own original piece of art. From pumpkins to flowers and beyond, the experience is a good time with a dazzling reward at the end. Hours: Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Sanctuary Glass Studio, 421 Lake St., Shreveport. studio-sanctuaryglassstudio.com.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 27: SNO-PORT. The annual snow-themed exhibit will transport visitors to the magical Snow Factory, where the local Nanites are hard at work manufacturing snow and ice for the upcoming winter season. Sci-Port Discovery Center. For more information, call 318-424-3466 or Sci-Port.org. 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 28: AFRICAN- AMERICAN READ-IN: The Shreve Memorial Library is inviting patrons of all ages to participate in the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature by checking out books by African-American authors and diverse issues. Visit any of Shreve Memorial's 21 libraries. For more information, visit www.shreve-lib.org.

FEBRUARY 23 & MARCH 2: “BREAK UP WITH SALT”: An in-person lecture about hypertension management series. 11:30 a.m. Fee: $40, which covers class supplies, participant binders, food demo/tasting ingredients. For more information, call 318-965-2326 or email amcalister@agcenter. lsu.edu. Bossier Parish Courthouse, 4th Floor, LSU AgCenter Office. 204 Burt Blvd, Benton.

FEBRUARY 24: UNTIED WAY ANNOUNCES CELEBRATION OF IMPACT GAME & RAFFLE PRIZES: The event will be held at the Shreveport Aquarium and will honor and recognize companies and donors who partnered with UWNWLA to make 2021 a success. There are general admission and VIP tickets available, offering crawfish, open bar, beignet bar, live music by Tree Fiddy Trio, and more. To learn more, visit https://unitedwaynwla.org/celebration-ofimpact-2022/.

FEBRUARY 25-26: NORTH LOUISIANA QUILTER’S GUILD 2022 QUILT SHOW: Over 300+ beautiful hand-quilted/machine quilted works of art and stunning quilts in amazing styles and colors. Special raffle of quilt, "Backroads USA," designed by guild member Cathy Poe. Tickets $1 each. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: Ages 9 - 79, $7; all others free. West Monroe Convention Center. 901 Ridge Ave., West Monroe. Website: NLQG.us

FEBRUARY 26: MUTTS GONE NUTS. Disorderly duo Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation. 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $49, $39 and $29. For more information, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 28: MS KICK 318 MAKES: In celebration of Black History Month, Northwest Louisiana Makers Fair, downtown Shreveport in conjunction with community parters to provide vendors, tenant products, sales and spoken word. 3-7 p.m.

MARCH 3: VIRGINIA K. SHEHEE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN AWARDS CEREMONY. This award honors women who have made significant contributions to our community and who may do much of their work behind-thescenes. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at East Ridge Country Club. Nominations are open. Individual tickets are $75 each. Table sponsor $1,000 each. For more information, contact Holy Angles at 318-797-8500.

MARCH 4: PARDI GRAS 2022: The “Pardi” is coming back to Mardi Gras at the East Bank District's newest venue, Hurricane Alley live! A combined experience of three amazing decades: the '80s, '90s and 2000s. A multitude of diverse entertainment, including DJ Jay Whatley, the Molly Ringwalds, The Chee-Weez and That Girl DJ. Themed attire is encouraged. $55 admission. Must be 21+. 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. For more information, contact the Bossier’s Arts Council at 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

MARCH 5: RUN FOR YOUR PIE!: The Pie Run is hosted by Southfield School and will consist of three different races: 10K/5K/Fun Run and every participant will be rewarded with delicious pie at the finish line. Runners will begin at Southfield School and will go through the South Highland neighborhood. Virtual runs will be live until March 5. 10K top finishers will receive a cash prize and a commemorative glass. 5K top finishers will receive gift card and a commemorative glass. To sign up, visit www.southfield-school.org/thepierun.

MARCH 12: BEST IN SHEAUX: The William A. Robinson Foundation will present Haute Dogue, an incredible evening of dogs, drinks, delicious eats, fabulous raffle and silent auction items and more. Riverview Hall. For more information, call 318-221-0017. Crocket Street, Shreveport.

MARCH 12: GO FOR THE GOLD: This 5K and Fun Run, benefitting the Arc Caddo-Bossier’s Goldman School and Child Development Center. Registration before Feb. 27 to make sure you get a race T-shirt. 5K $25, 1/2 mile Fun Run $15. You may also ghost run for $25 and still get your race shirt without breaking a sweat. Begins at 8 a.m. at A.C. Steere Park, 4009 Youree Drive. For more information, go to https://runsignup. com/Race/LA/Shreveport/TheArcGofortheGold or contact Cheryl Taylor at 318-221-8392, ext. 225 or go to 351 Jordan St., Shreveport.

MARCH 12: MARATHON & RELAY: The 6th Annual Heels Up Half Marathon & Relay on the beautiful 13.1 miles throughout south Shreveport neighborhoods begins and ends at Provenance Community! Proceeds from this race supports The Hub Urban Ministries, Purchased: Not for Sale. Call Provenance at 318-683-0399. 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 15 & 18: ROBINSON FILM CENTER: March 15, Silver Screening: “Charade,” 10:30 a.m. movie & luncheon. 8 p.m. movie only. March 18, Friday Night Freakout: “Strawberry Mansion,” 10 p.m. 617 Texas St., Shreveport. 318-459-4122.

MARCH 15: “BOUQUETS” 2022 FUNDRAISER: The Shreveport Garden Study Club fundraiser, Bouquets, will be held at East Ridge Country Club. This year the featured internationally acclaimed designer will be Bruno Duarte. Garden Shop opens at 10 a.m. and demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. Admission: $75. Light lunch following guest speaker. Cash bar available. For more information, contact Judy Chidlow at jchidlow@gmail.com or call 318-393-9905.

MARCH 17: AMERICAN VALUES LUNCHEON. The Norwela Council, BSA will host their annual luncheon at East Ridge Country Club. Noon. For more information, contact Jeff Brasher at jeffery.brasher@scouting.org or Michael Gullion at Michael.gullion@scouting.org or call 318-868-2774.

MARCH 18-20: CRAWFEST SHREVEPORT: Crawfest is a celebration of food, music and community at Shreveport’s historic Betty Virginia Park. Concessions include Louisiana crawfish boiled on site, a whole-hog roast, smoked barbecue and various other food, desserts and drinks from a variety of local vendors. Live music. Purchase tickets at www.crawfestshreveport.com.

MARCH 19: 7TH ANNUAL SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K/10K RACE: Barksdale Spouses’ Club host the fundraiser, which will begin at First Baptist Church of Shreveport and will raise money and awareness for for scholarships and teacher grants to local militaryaffiliated dependents. 8 a.m. Contact Courtney Vanni at shamrockshuffle.bsc@gmail.com. 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport.

APRIL 23: DAVID RICE MEMORIAL ANGEL RUN & WALK: Run, walk, sponsor or cheer them on supporting Holy Angels, which furthers their ability to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities a path to self-fulfillment through education, empowerment, spirituality, independence and work. Registration before March 31, $25. From April 1-8, $30. April 9 - Race Day, $35. Begins at 8 a.m. After party until 11:30 a.m. 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport. Registration at https://www.laholyangels.org/angelrun/. For more information, call 318-797-8500 or angels@laholyangels.org.


FEBRUARY 24-27 AND MARCH 4-6: “THE OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE”: The Shreveport Little Theatre comedy-drama by Preston Jones and directed by Mary Joris is a play set in Bradleyville, Texas, in 1962, where Colonel Kinkaid, a crusty World War I veteran is now confined to a wheelchair. Tickets are $25 adults; $23 senior, students and active military and may be purchased online at shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 318-424-4439. Masks required. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of Feb. 27 and March 6 at 2 p.m. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 24-27 & MARCH 3-6: “ALMOST, MAINE”: The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre Program and the Cavalier Players will perform John Cariani’s play, which is comprised of nine plays that explore love and loss in the mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine in the Stephen W. Slaughter Theatre Building C on the BPCC campus, 6220 East Texas St., Bossier City. All performances at 7:30 p.m with the exception of Feb. 27 and March 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call the box office at 318-678-6021 or visit on line at www. ticketsource.us/bpcc-theatre. For more information, contact kcondon@bpcc.edu or call 318-678-6525.

MARCH 17-20: “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER”: Centenary Theatre Program and Stage Center present their smash-hit Broadway musical play for a one-week run at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on Centenary College Campus. Tickets go on sale Feb. 28 online at StageCenterLA.com. 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices: $20, adults; $18, seniors and $15, students. For more information, call or text 318-218-9978 or email info@stagecenterla.com.

I MARDI GRAS THROUGH FEBRUARY 27: CARNIVAL: MARDI GRAS THEN AND NOW. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll as you experience the R. W. Norton Art Gallery’s newest exhibition guest curated by local artist Emily Welch. Free and open to the public. Visit www.rwnaf.org/ events. 318-865-4201. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 26: KREWE OF GEMINI PARADE: 3 p.m. parade begins in downtown Shreveport at Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street, follows Clyde Fant Parkway south, and rolls through the Broadmoor neighborhood on East Kings Highway. FEBRUARY 27: KREWE OF HIGHLAND PARADE: 2 p.m. parade begins at the intersection of Gregg Avenue at Gilbert Drive in Shreveport and rolls through the historic Highland neighborhood.


BALLY’S CASINO AND HOTEL SHREVEPORT: Must be 21 to play. Promotional rules and conditions apply. Featuring video poker, traditional reels and electronic table games. March 11-12, $25,000 Blackjack Tournament. Earn through March 26 to become a top 400 Promotional Point Earner. Grand Finale Drawing Day, Saturday, March 26, the top winners will be announced at 6 p.m. Live entertainment at Celebrity Lounge every Friday and Saturday night in Celebrity Lounge.

SAM’S TOWN SHREVEPORT CASINO & HOTEL. Must be 21 to play. Promotional rules and conditions apply. Play winning tables and hot slots on three floors of gaming. Restaurants: Smokey Joe’s, Java’s, William B’s. Book reservations online at OpenTable.com or call 318- 424-7777. Reservations recommended.


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