ETC…for July 5th



While you are spending the day putting away and cleaning up from your Fourth of July Celebration, here is an activity for the kids conducted by Northwestern State University.

A fun music camp for the kids is planned later this month by the Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts. The dates are July 17-21. Children ages 5-11 can participate in a variety of exciting music experiences that include singing, music games, instrumental activities, composing and many other creative music activities. For additional information contact Dr. Sharon Joy at or (318) 357-5754.

Tuesday, July 18th is the date for the Annual Membership Meeting of the Red River Council on Aging. The meeting will be held at the COA at 1824 Front Street starting at 1:00 pm. Members of the council and the general public are invited, so mark your calendars.

Northwestern State University will hold a one-day freshman orientation program, Freshman Connection on the Shreveport campus Thursday, July 6th. Freshman Connection for the Natchitoches campus will be Tuesday, July 11th. The Fee is $50. For more information, go to

The Library did not have it’s Monday Reading program this week because of the July 4th holiday. Librarian Trey Lewis told the Journal that on Thursday they will hold their games and arts and crafts for children (of all ages). It’s free and the Library is air conditioned. Bring the kids and join the fun starting at 2:00 pm. A reminder that on Monday July 10th Scientists from Sci-Port in Shreveport will be at the library to help discover ways to build a better world.

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