Community Calendar for May 14-15, 2022

Published 11:02 am Friday, May 13, 2022

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End of the Year art exhibit

Riverstone Gallery, located at 415 S. Columbia St. in Bogalusa, is hosting the Bogalusa High School Talented Art’s “End of the Year Student Gallery Exhibit” through Sunday, May 21.

Vaccination and microchip drive for dogs

Bogalusa Animal Control is offering a low cost five-in-one annual vaccination and microchip drive-thru clinic for dogs (all dogs must be on a leash). The clinic will be Saturday, May 14, in Cassidy Park from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for vaccination and $10 for microchips, while supplies last.

Blood drive for Sydney Schuler

A Southeast Louisiana Home Health Replacement Blood Drive for Sydney Schuler will be held Thursday, May 19, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Bloodmobile, which will be parked at 433 Plaza St. in Bogalusa. A monetary donation will be made by The Blood Center for each person who donates. Masks are now optional. Eat a good meal before donating, and bring your idea. For more information including how to schedule an appointment, visit online at or call 1-800-86-BLOOD.

Wills for Heroes

SLLS is hosting a free “Wills for Heroes” event on Friday, May 20. It will be held at the WPSO Bogalusa substation, located at 302 Mississippi Ave. in Bogalusa. Training for volunteer lawyers begins at 8:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 9 a.m. There are seven appointments per hour starting at 9 a.m., and the last round of appointments will be at 2 p.m. Every participating first responder or veteran will have the opportunity to meet individually with a licensed attorney and have a Last Will and Testatment, Healthcare Power of Attorney, and Declaration/Living Will drafted on his or her behalf without charge. Those eligible include police officers, firefighters, paramedics, probation/parole officers and veterans (including spouses). To schedule an appointment, call Cynthia Bordonaro at 985-893-0076, ext. 519, or email or Ann Estave at

Bogalusa Balloon Festival

The Bogalusa Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission will be presenting the “Bogalusa Balloon Festival” from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, at George R. Carr Memorial Airfield, located at 401 Walker St. in Bogalusa. There will also be a bonus carnival night on Thursday, May 19. There will be vendors, food, live music, a carnival, balloon glows and flights, and tethered balloon rides (conditions permitting). Friday will be a VIP only event with The Band Epic. Weekend VIP tickets include other amenities for $100. General admission tickets are $5 for one day, $7 for two days. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Pre-register to volunteer for a balloon crew; volunteers are needed. Sponsors are still being accepted. Follow the Bogalusa Balloon Festival on Facebook for more detailed schedules and additional information.

Memorial Day ceremony

“A Tribute to Our Veterans,” a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the RPEC, will be held Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at the Our Veterans Memorial Park site located at 54042 Dollar Road. The speaker will be State Sen. Beth Mizell, and the American Legion will perform the Rifle Salute.

Parent and Family Engagement Survey

The Louisiana Department of Education has released the Parent and Family Engagement Survey. Washington Parish Schools values the input of its families. Complete the survey to help the district better serve its families and students. Each parent or guardian is encouraged to complete the survey before it closes on May 31. To complete the survey, visit the district website at

Open Road Cruisers

The Open Road Cruisers monthly “Cruise-In” will be held the second Thursday night of each month, from March through August, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Zesto’s Drive-In, located at 100 Richmond St. in Bogalusa. There is a $1,000 cash giveaway each month. For more information, call Jeff at 985-516-0643 or Robert at 985-750-2112.