The Red River Crossroads Historical & Cultural Association will present the 2017 Heritage & Harvest Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, north of Shreveport along Louisiana Highway 3049 and U.S. Highway 71 North.
Texas St., Shite C, the event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, hard-hat tours and refreshments throughout the event.
The event is free and open to all ages. The Broadmoor Branch will host “The All-American Solar Eclipse Viewing Party” on the front lawn of the branch, located at 1212 Captain Shreve Drive. In addition to safe viewing glasses, you will have the opportunity to create your own pinhole projector for safe viewing.
Princeton Elementary educator Rosemary Grimm was one of three finalists for the coveted 2018 Louisiana Elementary Educator of the Year award. It is the equivalent of the Oscars for state educators, and Grimm brought the statuette home to Bossier Parish Schools.
New to the event is a “Country Friday Night,” happening at Betty Virginia Park beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. The free-admission concert will feature local bands Ole Whiskey Revival at 6 p.m. and the Beaux Atkins Band at 7:45 p.m.
Fish plates (fish, fries, hushpuppies and dessert) will be sold for a $10 donation, and individuals and area business and organizations are encouraged to make their pre-sale fish fry orders by calling Lisa Davis at 935-3411 or Christie Greer at 965 -3430.
The event is part of Virginia College parent company Education Corporation of America’s national Back-to-School Events being held at 64 other Virginia College, Brightwood College and Brightwood Career Institute locations throughout 17 states..
On Saturday, July, 29, the Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Capt. Shreve Drive, will hold its very popular “Glazed Expectations: Ceramic Painting” workshops. Participants will work on a ceramics piece and have the opportunity to complete the work or art over two consecutive Saturday afternoons.