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March  2019

First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
3/16/2019 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - A Soldier´s Vice: Gambling in the Civil War, 2 p.m. A fascinating look at gambling and games of chance practiced by Civil War soldiers in the field. Soldier life often produced long bouts of boredom allowing games of chance an opportunity to flourish. Visitors will learn more about these games and what the commanders thought of gambling among the ranks. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
3/16/2019 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Morning Hike, 10 a.m. A ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks, and nature found in the park. Participants will meet in the museum at 10 a.m. for an introductory video. The hike can take up to two hours to complete, depending on the pace of the group. The hike may be canceled due to weather conditions. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
3/20/2019 • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - UCA Hike and Scavenger Hunt/Picnic, 9 a.m. Union Christian Academy annual hike and scavenger hunt/picnic. Private event. For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
3/23/2019 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Night Hike, 7:30 p.m. Ranger will guide visitors along the paths of Poverty Point at dusk to observe the flora and fauna of the area. The hike will also include and "owl prowl" and storytelling and s´mores around the campfire. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

April  2019

First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
4/6/2019 • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - 2019 UCA Grace & Glow Run, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. A family-friendly event to benefit Grace Place Ministries, a soup kitchen in Monroe, La. that serves up to 3700 meals per month and provides clothing, household items and canned goods to anyone in need. The event is sponsored by local businesses, donated door prizes food, etc. All pre-registrants receive a free T-shirt to wear, along with glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets. For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
4/6/2019 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Battlefield Tour and Remembrance, 1 p.m. A unique and in-depth tour of the battlefield to commemorate the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Mansfield. See areas of the battlefield not regularly open to the public. The tour will involve outdoor walking of app. 1.5 miles; appropriate footwear and clothing (to include wet/muddy conditions) is recommended. Cost to take part in this special guided tour is $6 per person. A brief commemorative ceremony will follow the tour. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
4/13/2019 • Jimmie Davis State Park, Chatham - Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. Easter egg hunt, games and crafts for kids. Great way to enjoy the Easter break. For more information call 888.677.2263 toll free or 318.249.2595 locally.
4/13/2019 to 4/14/2019 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Battle of Pleasant Hill Presentation, 11 a.m. each day Come learn about the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River. An in-depth presentation and discussion of this battle which involved over 30,000 troops will take place over the weekend. A large-screen presentation by the park historian that will feature photos, battlefield maps, and more. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.
4/13/2019 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Prehistoric Pottery Making, 10:30 a.m. - Noon A ranger-led demonstration of crafting prehistoric-styled pottery similar to the pieces which the Native Americans fashioned more than 3,500 years ago. Attendees can try their hand at creating items such as figurines, decorated artistic objects, coiled clay pots, and clay pipes inspired by those that have been excavated from the site. All materials will be provided, so no special equipment is required except your hands and creativity. It is recommended to wear or bring appropriate clothes for working with potentially messy clay. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
4/20/2019 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Bird Hike, 9:30 a.m. Ever find yourself saying, "What kind of bird was that?" Join Ms. Roselie Overby, an amateur ornithologist as she walks the site identifying various birds. Attendees are should bring both your binoculars and curiosity for this 2-mile hike. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
4/27/2019 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Park Day, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Volunteers Needed. In partnership with the American Battlefield Trust, volunteers wishing to donate time and a little labor are needed to help park staff with various outdoor tasks such as trail maintenance and park grounds cleanup. Work gloves and outdoor clothing/footwear is recommended. Registration is required; contact the park at 318-872-1474 before April 20 to register. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.

May  2019

First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
5/18/2019 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Kids to Park Day Hunter Gatherer For A Day, 9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Activities include a ranger-guided hike at 9:45 a.m., an atlatl demonstration at 11:30 a.m. and earth oven demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. If visitors plan on attending all of the activities, it is recommended to bring a lunch for picnic. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

June  2019

First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
www.ladutch.com
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Atlatl Demonstration, Wednesday-Sunday Upon Request Thousands of years ago, the Native Americans who built Poverty Point needed to be able to hunt for their food. The atlatl was the best tool for the job. A ranger will discuss the significance of the atlatl and the techniques for using one. Participants will also have the opportunity to test out their abilities with the atlatl. Available upon request. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
6/2/2019 • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Beaulah Baptist Church Campground Cook-Off, Annual Beulah Baptist Church Cook-Off, in partnership with Rowland Hills Ministry Charity. Free food and refreshments to all overnight park guest and day use visitors. For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
6/2/2019 • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Beaulah Baptist Church Annual Cook-Off, Annual Beulah Baptist Church Cook-Off, in partnership with Rowland Hills Ministry Charity. Free food and refreshments to all overnight park guest and day use visitors. For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.
6/5/2019 to 6/9/2019 • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Battle of D´Arbonne Landing 2019, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Experience a Civil War reenactment/camp. A Cotillion Ball/Period Dance will be held at Pavilion 2, as well as reenactment battles, war camps and weapons demonstrations with artillery powder. For more information call 888.677.5200 toll free or 318.368.2086 locally.