CATS at The Glen runs from March to October


It is in the best interest of our community to suspend our CATS series of public events until further notice. The health and safety of the residents and community at The Glen is our top priority. The Glen leadership is in regular communication with local and state public health officials, including the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as well as with officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Glen has also implemented its emergency preparedness plan, which includes infection control procedures.

For more information, contact Director of Marketing and Community Relations Lydia Earhart at 318-798-3500.

Beginning March 17, The Glen will host eight events through October to bring a diverse group of scholars, leaders and artists to residents and the Shreveport-Bossier City community.

The series, called CATS: Events on Culture, Arts, Technology and Science, was created by The Betty and Paul McDonald Foundation. Each of the events will provide insight and illumination into the critical issues of our time, especially those that relate to Northwest Louisiana.

This will be the fourth year of CATS at The Glen. Previous years have featured musical performances from the Shreveport Opera and Shreveport Symphony, educational presentations on food and culture, and technological tutorials on how to use Snapchat and how to take a selfie with your smartphone.

The CATS Series is founded on and promotes the following learning outcomes:

  • Have a more informed community
  • Recognize the social responsibility of the individual within the larger community
  • Practice awareness of and respect for the diversity of cultures and people
  • Identify how economic, political and social systems operate now and operated in the past
  • Engage in open-minded and ethical decision-making and action

All CATS events begin at 3 p.m. at The Glen. Each event is to the public at no charge, however space is limited.

The 2020 CATS Series events will take place: March 17, April 14, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, and Oct. 20.

Tentatively scheduled events include:

  • March 17: A performance by The Shreveport Symphony
  • April 14: Art in Ice by Chef Bobby Carter
  • May 19: How To Speak Visual “Art” by John Wagoner
  • June 16: Technology in Caddo Schools
  • July 21: A Special Cultural Performance
  • Aug. 18: Using Digital Assistants by Melanie Cathey
  • Sept. 15: Olive Oil 101 by Carline Procell of Bella Nonnas
  • Oct. 20: A performance by The Shreveport Opera
Members of the Shreveport Symphony performed for CATS in 2018.


Lauren Jones from Shreveport Green spoke about growing tomatoes for CATS in 2019.