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Sept. 14: Skate-tember ‘80s Night,
Lake Charles.
Get those neon colors and hair spray ready! From 6-8 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center, participants will take a trip back to the 80s with live music, skating, concessions, fun and more. Costumes encouraged.
Skates not provided. Youth 16 and under must have an adult present.
Sept. 14-17: Louisiana Food & Wine Festival,
Lake Charles
The inaugural Louisiana Food & Wine Festival will take place in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sept. 14-17. This four-day, ticketed event highlights Cajun/Creole cuisine and fresh gulf seafood prepared by a wide selection of chefs, as well as hundreds of beer, wine and spirit tastings. This is your opportunity to take in Lake Charles’ exclusive, luxury food scene while experiencing interactive, scenic and unique dining experiences.
Sept. 16: Highland Jazz & Blues Festival,
Enjoy live music at the always unique and funky “party in the park” with the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival. This free annual event features local and national jazz and blues artists, great food and local artwork in historic Columbia Park in Shreveport.
Sept. 23: Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery,
New Orleans
Dust off those lederhosen, lace up that dirndl and celebrate Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery Sept. 23!
This free fest includes new Oktoberfest beers, traditional German fare, Louisiana favorites, games for the kids (and adults), stein holding competitions and much more!
Sept. 29: Oct. 8: Ark-La-Miss Fair,
It’s fall fair fun time! The annual Ark-La-Miss Fair is back in town at the Monroe Civic Center. Bring the whole family for carnival rides, snack booths, livestock shows and more!
Oct. 4-8: West Louisiana Forestry Festival,
This year’s West Louisiana Forestry Festival is taking a trip through time at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds! The theme of 2023 is Through the Decades. The festival will include vendors, food, carnival rides, live entertainment and more!
Oct. 3-7: West Beauregaurd Parish Fair,
The 94th annual Beauregard Parish Fair takes place at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds. The theme of 2023 is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Agriculture. This October tradition kicks off fall with a bang. The Fair will include vendors, fair food, carnival rides, live entertainment and more!

MWR auction
Browse and buy exclusive MWR listings in the convenience of your home. The auction includes weights, racks, dumbbells, desks, printers and more. The auction is ongoing through Sept. 26.
Ladies day
Every third Sunday of the month, ladies get half off range fees at the MWR Recreational Shooting Range.
For more information please call 337-531-7552.
Women’s league
Nine, Wine and Dine is a new ladies golf league that takes place each Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Women are invited to participate. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, e
njoy a night of golf (nine holes) and then opting to have dinner and wine at the Forge Bar and Grill.
The cost is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. The event takes place at the Warrior Hills Golf Course. The next Nine, Wine and Dine is Sept. 12.
For more information call 337-531-4661.
Military spouse workshop
Are you a military spouse interested in finding a job? If so, Army Community Service hosts its “Stars Are Lined Up” free federal application workshop Sept. 12. The program helps guide spouses through the USAJobs process, give tips on resume writing and help with sharpening up interview skills.
The class will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Seats are open to eight participants per class.
Wednesday night scramble
The Warrior Hills Golf Course hosts a nine- hole scramble each Wednesday. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The next scramble is Sept. 13 from 5-6 p.m.
 For more information call 337-531-4661.
STEAM night
Fort Johnson’s Allen Memorial Library hosts STEAM night in style Sept. 14. The theme is the amazing paper chain challenge. Participants, whether individually or in teams, will make a paper chain using the materials provided by the library to see who can make the longest chain.
Registration is limited to 25 participants. The event is open to ages 6-12.
Doggie days at Splash Park
Bring your furry companion to Splash Park Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. to beat the heat! Cost is $3 per dog. Proof of vaccination will be required upon arrival to the park.
For more information call 337-531-1988.
MST parent night
From 5-6 p.m., parents and youth alike are invited to the Middle School and Teen Center Sept. 29 for a free, fun filled night of games and activities.
All teens must be registered with MST.
For more information call 337-531-1992.
Fishing Tournament
Fish any species from the bank or from a kayak from 6:30-10:30 a.m. at Alligator Lake Sept. 30.