Weekend events for November 15th through the 17th

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Freedom Trees outside of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum are now on display. They will be up in front of the museum until December 31st. Each tree honors a different branch of military service.

Check out the Freedom Trees honoring the military in front of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum. (KNOE) -

Family Promise of Ouachita is hosting their blue jean ball this Saturday the 16th. The event will benefit the group’s shelter in West Monroe, which gives families a place to stay together. The shelter says they’ve had a 100% percent success rate when it comes to helping families become self-sufficient. The event is at 111 Cotton Street in West Monroe from 6 pm to 11 pm. There will be live music, dinner, silent auction, and contests throughout the night. Call the Family Promise Thrift Store at (318) 605-2017 for tickets.

The Dogue Runway Show is back for the 3rd year. It's Saturday, November 16th from 7 pm until 11 pm at the Hub Music Hall in Monroe. It benefits Save Our Shelter Pets of Ouachita Parish (SOS), which is a nonprofit group raising money to build a new shelter in the parish. They're about 80% of the way to their funding goal according to their Facebook page. There's live music, a cash bar, and a great show in store! Check out the Hub's website to buy tickets.

The St. John Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating 150 years in Bastrop. Church members say it has been a big part of the community. Their big event is at the church on Sunday, November 17th, and it will highlight the history of the church and work their missionary groups have done.

Moving to El Dorado, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2413 is hosting a Veteran and Family Benefits Resource Fair. They’ll answer any questions you have about service organizations in the region, and businesses will be on hand to answer any questions. The fair is Saturday, November 16th, from 9 am until noon at the VFW Post 2413 on Industrial Road in El Dorado. Call Richard Dunlap, the Project SOUTH Community Coordinator, at (870) 315-1116 for more information.