Noel Memorial Library will be holding a reception and the opening of an exhibit in memory of Shreveport historian and Highland resident Eric J. Brock at the LSU-Shreveport Archives (third floor of Noel Memorial Library on the LSUS campus) on Tuesday, March 13, from 3pm-5pm. Some of you may know that Eric donated a great deal of his research materials to the LSUS Archives prior to his death, and this exhibit highlights many of these items and his numerous contributions to the community and local history.
Learn about world religions from the people who live them at the 13th Annual World Religion Day on Saturday, January 21st from 1pm-5pm at the Highland Center (520 Olive). The purpose of the event is “to foster world peace, harmony, and understanding. We will accomplish these goals through education and communication via exhibits and demonstrations of music, spirituality, cultural foods and arts. We will offer information about origins, basic beliefs, religious feasts, and observances in a manner fully respectful of everyone’s beliefs without intent to proselytize or convert”. For more information, call 318-465-3427 or visit the website at www.worldreligiondayshreveportbossier.org.
Looking for some culture this holiday season? Look no further than the Highland area! The Meadows Museum (2911 Centenary Blvd) is currently featuring two exhibits: ”Species in Crisis: Endangered Flora” through December 31st and “The History and Collections of the Masur Museum of Art” through February 12. Visit the Meadows website at www.centenary.edu/meadows for for information about their current and upcoming exhibits. The Karpeles Manuscript Museum (3201 Centenary Blvd) will continue to show its “Milestones in Medicine” exhibit through December 28. Click here to read a description of the exhibit on the Shreveport Bossier Fun Guide.
The 61st Annual Shreveport Symphony Nena Wideman International Piano Competition will take place Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4, in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music, located on the Centenary College campus. The event is free and open to the public with donations accepted at the door. Forty-three contestants, ranging in age from 18 to 28, will travel from across the globe to compete. The competition will be judged by nationally and internationally known conductors and pianists. Preliminary rounds begin Friday at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday’s competition begins at 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and again from 2:30 until 6:15 p.m. Every contestant will play for 15 minutes in each of the preliminary rounds. On Sunday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m., each finalist will perform a complete concerto. The top three finalists will perform with the Shreveport Symphony on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be made available through www.shreveportsymphony.com. For more information, call the Hurley School of Music at 318-869-5235 or visit www.widemanpiano.com.
The 25th Annual Centenary Book Bazaar will be held Friday, September 9, from 4pm to 9 pm, and Saturday, September 10, from 9am until 4pm. Admission is free and open to the public. More than 80,000 items will be available for purchase, including paperback and hardback books as well as audio and visual materials such as DVDs, VHS, CDs, and cassette tapes. Most items are priced from 25¢ to $5, with higher-priced rare items reserved for a bid auction. On Saturday, all items become half-priced after 1 pm. The Centenary Book Bazaar is organized and sponsored by the Centenary Muses, a group of ladies dedicated to funding student-centered campus projects and programs not included in the regular college budget.