We gather with other moms in Cenla to walk, create new friendships, & build community!

Next event details:


👥: for moms & kids

🗓️: 09/28

📍: playgrounds at the back of buhlow

: 9:30AM

🅿️: the playground is right off of a parking lot next the pavilion

💲: FREE – registration required for adults attending

⚠️: Although part of your registration is the social media release, I will try my best not to include anyone who does not want to be included or have their child included. Please let me know WHEN YOU GET THERE if you do not want to be in any of our photos or videos.

⭐️: I always ask mamas to let me know when you are heading out so we can help keep everyone safe.

The Broom Tree is hosting their third annual Run & Fun Day, known this year as Touchdown 5k, on October 21, 2023.

The family-friendly Touchdown 5k is open to participants of all fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or prefer a casual jog, you are welcome to join. The event will feature various forms of entertainment, including jumpers for children and a diverse range of vendors. Attendees can explore local artisan products and savor delicious food from food trucks, providing a day filled with excitement and enjoyment for the whole family.

Every registered participant will receive a Touchdown 5k t-shirt as a token of appreciation for their support. Wearing the shirt not only commemorates your participation but also raises awareness about The Broom Tree’s mission, contributing to a positive impact within the community. 100% of the proceeds from the event will directly benefit The Broom Tree’s initiatives, such as Coffee Talk and Jake’s Place – Special Needs Summer Camp.

By supporting The Broom Tree Cenla, you become a source of hope and strength for the families they serve. Join us at the Touchdown 5k, lace up your running shoes, and make a difference in our community.

Join us for an evening with Top-10 Billboard charting guitarist Eric Johanson on Thursday, October 26 on the Spirits Patio!
Tickets: $10 / $15 day of show
Eric Johanson is a multiple Top 10 Billboard-charting guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter whose original music stretches beyond traditional genre lines of blues, rock, and progressive Americana, all while feeding off the groove and history of his home in New Orleans. His new album, The Deep And The Dirty debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, while his 4 previous releases – Live at DBA: New Orleans Bootleg, Covered Tracks: Vol. 1, Covered Tracks: Vol. 2, and Below Sea Level – all reached top-ten positions. Guitar Player Magazine recently listed him as one of 25 Top New Blues Guitarists (Jan 2023 issue).
As a touring performer, Johanson’s solo festival appearances include the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Las Vegas Big Blues Bender, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Crescent City Blues Fest, and many others. He and his band have appeared in more than 100 cities across the United States, with headline appearances and supporting artists like Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit, and North Mississippi Allstars.
Johanson is currently on tour supporting The Deep And The Dirty.

Join us for Thursday Sunset Club on the Spirits patio with live music with Patrick Swasey! It’s patio weather time, and everybody’s invited to hang out, relax, and soak up the sun…cocktails optional.

Join us for a SPECIAL Thursday Sunset Club on the Spirits patio with live music from JM Stevens, singer/songwriter straight from Austin.
Rising in the Texas Music Scene, he’s just released a new album:
Invisible Lines makes an apropos title for the solo debut from JM Stevens. The Austin-based singer-songwriter who fueled Moonlight Towers through 15 years, four albums and thousands of miles crisscrossing the country on shoestring tours has a knack for tapping the intangible elements of pop songcraft that elevate the enduring from the ephemeral.
What Stevens leaves out of his songs is almost as important as what he puts in. There’s no instrumental derring-do or insular lyricism. He’s wise enough to know not to let musical ego get in the way of a good hook. Stevens would rather have you humming along and connecting with the songs on your own emotional terms.
“Recalls records from the Jayhawks, Drive-By Truckers, and Uncle Tupelo, blending acoustic, electric, and pedal steel guitars around smooth, upper tenor vocals.” – Brian Standefer, Texas Monthly
“Supremely tasteful arrangements keep excess far at bay…Stevens modestly but confidently knocks Invisible Lines out the the park.” – Michael Toland, The Big Takeover
“The majority of these songs sound as if they’ve been lingering in the ethos forever, uncannily familiar yet edgy enough to catch immediate attention and resonate well beyond.” – Lee Zimmerman, Goldmine
“Stevens hits a stride riding solo that mellows the Towers’ raucous sound while maintaining the heavy hooks.” – Doug Freeman, Austin Chronicle

Join us for Thursday Sunset Club on the Spirits PATIO with live music with THE Rod Baronet! Come hang with us, sip on a cocktail and enjoy music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond…

Join us for Thursday Sunset Club on the Spirits patio with live music with Deaf Jam, covering 60’s through today’s hits! Soak up the patio, sip on some new summer cocktails, and let Sunset Club take you away…..patio pups welcome!

The Young Professionals Group of Cenla is thrilled to announce its upcoming event, the Financial Health Dinner-and-Learn. This engaging event aims to equip and empower young professionals with valuable insights through a comprehensive presentation and interactive Q&A session led by esteemed Oestriecher & Company partners, Christopher Daigrepont, Wealth Management Advisor, and Katy McClure, CPA.

The Financial Health Dinner-and-Learn is an all-encompassing event that combines a professional development dinner, networking, and the chance to capture impressive headshots with Josh Candiloro Photography for just $15 for members and $30 for non-members, making it an exceptional value for attendees. Guests will gain best practices from financial pros on tax mastery, strategic financial planning, confident retirement preparation, and achieving success in their professional lives.

The YPG Financial Health Dinner-and-Learn will take place on Thursday, September 28, at the Alexandria Airport Terminal in the third-floor conference room. The evening will commence with headshot sessions starting at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm, and the presentation starting promptly at 6:15 pm.

2023 is the 9th year Rapides Parish Fair, and just 15 minutes from the former grounds (where the fair was held for 53 years!).  Acres of free-lighted parking are available, with 1320 additional parking spaces added! The admission fee is just $2 for ages 6 and up. (tickets can be purchased online at www.rapidesparishfair.org beginning October 11.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser by Kiwanis Club of Alexandria. We work with the Key Clubs of Ash, Menard and Oak Hill. This is a great way to help high school key club students.  You’ll receive pancakes-sausage, choice of Milk/Juice/Coffee  $10/Person Children under 5 eat Free. Funds support Key Clubs and the Kiwanis Club of Alexandria Foundation which awards scholarships to selected graduating Key Club members and Youth Challenge Program members. Let’s support the kids of our community. Buy tickets 🎟 and help the kids.✨️Get your tickets 🎫 at Kids B’Dazzled  3204 Jackson St Alexandria, LA 71301 Wed-Fri 10:30-5:30 & Saturday 10:30-3:00. ✨️
Thank you for supporting kids in our community.
Mary Byrd, Owner of Kids B’Dazzled