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Weekend Events with Sheila Snow May 23

Vice President of Communications, Sheila Snow from the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau join us to talk about this weekend events in the twin cities.
Friday-Sunday
Crawfish Craze 5-D Barrel Run
Time: All Day
Head out to the IKE for the three-day Crawfish Craze Barrel Run. The thrill of barrel racing is something all family members can enjoy. The event is free and open to the public.
Venue: Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
Admission Cost: Free

Saturday-Sunday
Louisiana State Games
www.louisianastategames.com
(318) 387-5691
Beach Volleyball
Time: Competition starts at 7:30 am daily; May 17-18 Junior boys and Co-ed; May 24-25 Junior Girls
Join the sandy fun at the 2014 Louisiana State Games Beach Volleyball. The warm summer sun and exciting volleyball games are the perfect excuse to get outside! Divisions include Junior Girls, Junior Boys, and Junior Co-Eds from 12U to 18U.
Venue: ULM Sand Volleyball Courts

Rumble on the Hardwoods-Basketball
Time: Competition starts at 7:30 am daily
Louisiana State Games presents Rumble on the Hardwoods! This action packed basketball tournament will be played over 15 courts in Monroe-West Monroe, with the championship game at the ULM Activity Center. Rumble on the Hardwoods will showcase Louisiana's basketball stars! Tournament is open to Girls and Boys and grades 4th-11th. There will also be a High School division. Entry fee is $225, and two or more teams entered will receive at $25 discount. There is a 3 game guarantee.
Venue: ULM Activity Center
Phone: (318) 791-3864

Track and Field (Saturday only)
Time: Competition starts at 7:30
Don't miss the action at the 2014 Louisiana State Games Track and Field events. Age divisions for this event are 8 years & Under, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, 15-16 years, and 17-18 years. This competition is open to boy and girls. There are six field events and 12 running events.
Venue: West Monroe High School Stadium
Phone: (318) 791-1367

Saturday
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum's Run for the Red White and Blue
Time: 8:00 am
Join Chennault Saturday May 24, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. for their second annual Run for the Red White and Blue 5k Race/Walk to benefit the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. Special features will include free tours of the Museum, supervised inflatable games for kids, Armed Forces Color Guard, memorial balloon release for deceased and living veterans, and presentation of awards. Paper registration forms are available at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum or you may register online.
Venue: Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Admission Cost:Through May 23- $25; Race Day-$30
Phone: (318) 362-5540

Guided Canoe Trip out on Black Bayou Lake
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM
Join the ranger for a guided canoe tour out to the eagles' nest. Pre-registration is required by calling the visitor center. All equipment provided
Venue: Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge
Admission Cost: $10/person
Phone: 318-387-1114

RiverMarket Days: Health & Fitness Day
Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Enjoy this destination to shop and gather on the picturesque Ouachita River. This french-style market has a variety of culture, education and entertainment. The RiverMarket offers produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a "town square" setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Venue: RiverMarket
Admission Cost: Free

ECS Vindicta Boxing
Time: 7:00 pm
A night of boxing at the Monroe Civic Center. Don't miss your chance to see the action packed ring and talented boxers!
Venue: Monroe Civic Center
Admission Cost: Ticket prices vary

Sunday
Block Party @ the Palace Park
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Get ready for a fun evening in Downtown Monroe with jumpers, fun backyard games for all ages, and food from the grill.
Venue: Palace Park
Admission Cost: Free

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