CATS at The Glen runs from May to September

Beginning May 9, The Glen will host five events through September 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.

CATS began in 2017. 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. RSVP by calling 318.213.3555 or emailing [email protected].

The 2023 CATS Series events will take place:

  • May 9 (Shreveport Opera)
  • June 13 (Genealogy 101)
  • July 11 (Eighth Air Force and Barksdale Field History)
  • Aug. 8 (Metro Aviation medical air operations)
  • Sept. 12 (Shreveport Symphony)
Members of the Shreveport Symphony performed for CATS in 2018.


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

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