The first ever conference devoted to the preservation of folk art will be held in Natchitoches Feb. 15-16. It's put on by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.
The Creole Heritage Center at Northwestern State is hosting an event in Las Vegas for anyone connected to the Creole culture.
Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliates around the state - including Natchitoches and DeRidder - gathered 28,000 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, a Tennessee shoe charity.
The city of Natchitoches is moving away from greenbacks when festival-goers pay for food, drinks and merchandise sold by riverfront vendors.