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What to Do This Weekend in Shreveport-Bossier? Here Are Lots of Options!

Pumpkins were added to Halloween tradition because they were easier to carve than turnips.
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This weekend, there will likely not be anyone saying, “There’s nothing to do!” And if you want some ideas, here are a lot of good ones!

Today/tonight:

This is Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of volunteering. And numerous groups throughout our area have teamed up to kick off “Imagination Library” in Plain Dealing. It’s a program designed to promote early childhood literacy and foster a love of reading among preschool children. Beginning at 9:30 this morning, children and parents will gather at Carrie Martin Elementary, where they’ll get to participate in all sorts of activities. Then the kids get to choose two books each from the nearly 300 being given away. More than 90 kids and their parents have already RSVP’ed to attend.

From 10 a.m. til 2 p.m., the Caddo Sheriff’s Office is holding a fish fry at the south substation on Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised goes to buy Christmas gifts for families through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Lunches are $6 each.

From 5:30 til 8:30 this evening, it’s Sci-Port’s “Tricks & Treats Night: Deep Under the Sea.” Some of the activities going on tonight are Whale of a Time with Liquid Nitrogen, Starfish Pond and Underwater Maze. And there are two costume contests…a Halloween-themed one and a Titanic-themed one. Cost is $7 for member children, $9 for non-member children, $3 for member adults and $5 for non-member adults. Admission cost comes with two slices of pizza, a drink, admission to the costume contest and lots of tricks and treats. Costume contest judging is going on at 6 and 7:30…and I will be one of the judges for the 6 o’clock contest.

State Fair of Louisiana entertainment tonight is sponsored by Kiss Country 93.7. It features Cody Cooke & the Bayou Outlaws and Big Smo.

Bossier City Firefighters continue theie Haunted Hayrides today and tomorrow, and the 30th and 31st. Cost is $8 a person. The first run takes place at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Artscare at artspace, featuring Voodoo on the Bayou. That starts at 8 tonight.

Tomorrow:

The Fall Farmer’s Market kicks off in downtown Shreveport’s Festival Plaza. It’s open from 8 a.m. until noon.

From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Robinson’s Rescue is holding “Dogtoberfest” at its new Highland location at 2515 Line Avenue, between Robinson and Prospect. There will be free food and drink, bounce houses & contests for the kids, a Halloween dog costume contest, free State Fair tickets (while they last), and tours of the new facility. Shelter dogs will also be available for adoption. If it should rain, the new date for the event will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

It’s the last day to visit Yogie & Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary for the season. It’s open from noon until 5 p.m. You can find directions online.

The Shreveport Zombie Walk to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana runs from 2-6 p.m. in Festival Plaza. The zombies roam downtown shreveport beginning at 6. There are after-walk shows at Riverside Warehouse and Mojo’s, featuring some great entertainment.

There WAS a Movies & Moonbeams event scheduled at Mike Wood Park in Bossier City. But we’ve just been told that’s been cancelled, due to the rainy weather.  We’ll let you know when that gets rescheduled.

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