Ongoing – June: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits. Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals and clinics. Exhibits are currently showing: Works by Maria Manneman of Alexandria at the Christus Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing; Works by Earnest Green of Alexandria at the Cabrini Cancer Center; and Works by Artquest Studios at the Rapides Regional Medical Center Gallery. For more information on the exhibits, visit www.artsandhealthcare.org; or Call: 769-7602.
June 15-September 8: Faculty & Friends/CAG? Photograph Guild Exhibitions, AlexandriaMuseum of Art, 10a.m.-5p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10a.m.-4p.m. Sat. Cost: AMoA members free; regular admission all others. Call Natalie Walker: 443-3458.
June 15-September 8: Empathy: A Survey of Figurative Works by Keith Perelli, AlexandriaMuseum of Art, 10a.m.-5p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10a.m.-4p.m. Sat. Cost: AMoA members free; regular admission all others. Call Natalie Walker: 443-3458.
June 15-July 21: Joelle Ford: Gumbo Girl, AlexandriaMuseum of Art, 10a.m.-5p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10a.m.-4p.m. Sat. Cost: AMoA members free; regular admission all others. Call Natalie Walker: 443-3458.
June 14-17: 10-Minute Play Festival, Kress Theatre. For the ninth consecutive year, Spectral Sisters Productions presents its Ten-Minute Play Festival. Submissions are solicited from writers all over Central Louisiana and are evaluated by a pair of outside readers. Presented by Spectral Sisters Productions. Cost: $10.00 adults & seniors; $7.00 students. www.spectralsisters.com
Ongoing Tuesdays: Yoga in the Gallery, on the Red River behind theAlexandriaMuseum of Art, 5:30-6:30p.m. Sponsored by AMoA with instructor B. Hedrick. Yoga Tao is an all-level opportunity incorporating spirit-mind-body techniques. Event made possible by a grant from the Rapides Foundation. Cost: Free. Call Jenny Gallent: 443-3458.
June – July: YWCA Swimming Lessons, 5912 James St., mornings. For more info please visit www.ywcaalex.org. Cost: $65 level 1; $75 levels 2 and up. Call Marle Chapman: 442-3397.
June 7: Circle Of Support, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, Noon. Surviving Cancer Support Group. Please pre-register. Call: 866-581-3627.
June 8-10: 26th Annual Louisiana Corn Festival, Bunkie. Corn is king in this Louisiana Festival favorite featuring all things corn, parades, contests, pageant, festival country store, music, dancing and of course, lots and lots of corn. Call the Bunkie Chamber of Commerce: 318-346-2575.
June 9: Second Saturday Market at the Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, 9:00am-1:00pm. Fresh local organic produce, local natural pecans, grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and eggs, local original art, crafts, specialty items, local food vendors, kid’s art project, live music and free entry to visit the galleries. High School & College Students can kick-start their careers as working artists at AMoA. Free of charge with valid school ID, students can sell up to 3 works of art. Sign up today! Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
June 11: The Morning Widowed Persons Support Group, Power Center, 10:00am-11:30am. This is an on-going support group for men and women whose spouse has died. There will be group sharing time and this group has trained outreach volunteers who are available to the newly grieving. The Morning Widowed Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month and is sponsored by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. For more information, please call 866-581-3627.
June 11, 18, 25: Yoga Class, Power Center, 4-5:15pm. Come join us and de-stress your life! Wear comfortable clothing and bring yoga mat. If you have an eye pillow, blanket, block or strap, that is welcome, too. This class meets every Monday. Call: 866-581-3627.
June 13: Diabetes Group Class, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9 a.m. – Noon. Rapides Regional Medical Center is offering this free program designed for adults with newly diagnosed diabetes and for people needing a refresher course in diabetes management. This is a basic diabetes program therefore no physician referral is required. The program content follows the American Diabetes Association guidelines and uses a variety of teaching methods to enhance learning. Topics include meal planning, monitoring blood sugar, medications, complications, and learning to deal with a chronic disease. The course is taught by Sandy Couvillon, Registered Dietitian and Amie Starks, Registered Nurse. Reservations are required. Cost: Free. Call: 769-3106.
June 14: AARP Driver Safety Program, RRMC Medical Terrance Auditorium, 8:30am. This one day, four-hour class is specifically designed for drivers 50 and older. Please bring check or money order and AARP membership number. Cost: $12.00 members; $14.00 non-members. Call: (318) 769-3106.
June 14: CCA Banquet, Alexandria Riverfront Center, 5:30pm. Kelone’s Catering will be supplying the meal. Raffles, silent auction, live auction & door prizes. Cost: $60 individual; $480 reserved table for 8. Call Robert Alexander: 318-427-1008.
June 16: Prepared Childbirth Class (One Day), RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9:00am – 2:00pm. This class, taught by a certified childbirth instructor, prepares couples for the actual delivery. Topics include stages of labor and delivery, when to go to the hospital, pain management, assisted delivery, Cesarean birth as well as a tour of Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital. A light lunch will be provided. Call: 877-801-8441.
June 16: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Cabrini Outpatient Center 2nd Floor Board Room, 9:00am. Please pre-register. Call: 866-581-3627.
June 16: Herbs in the Garden, Food Bank of Central Louisiana, 9:00am. This informative workshop will cover herbs in the garden and feature several members from the Cenla Herb Society informing participants on the many uses and benefits of having herbs in your garden. The workshop is open to everyone. The only requirement is that participants bring a donation—big or small—to benefit the clients of the Food bank. Participants will receive a complimentary Topsy Turvy aerial planter. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Call the Food Bank: 318-445-2773. www.goodfoodproject.org
June 16: Childbirth Class, Cabrini Outpatient Center 2nd Floor Board Room, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. This class is designed especially for expecting couples from early pregnancy through the delivery process. All classes are taught by certified childbirth educators. Cost: $30. Call: 866-581-3627. www.cabrini.org
June 18: Cancer Support Group, Cascade Room in Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Noon. If you or someone you know has cancer, or you are a caretaker of someone with cancer, please join this group on the third Monday of each month. A light meal will be served. Please pre-register. Call: (318) 769-7200.
June 18: Sibling Class, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. This class is offered to children expecting a little brother or sister. It helps them understand where mom is when the baby is being born and lets them know how important it is to become a big brother or sister. The ideal age for this class is 3-10. Registration is required. Cost: Free. For information or to register online, visit rapidesregional.com. Call: 877-801-8441.
June 20 & 27: Safe Sitter Class, Education Department at Rapides Regional Medical Center, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn the basic skills you need to be a safe and successful babysitter. This medically-accurate, hands-on class teaches sitters how to entertain children and keep them safe, how to perform basic child care skills, how to call for emergency help, what to do when a child chokes, how to keep themselves safe and how to start a successful babysitting business. For boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Class size is limited. Cost: $40 (includes lunch and supplies). Call: 769-3445.
June 21: Parkinson’s Support Group, Power Center, 11:00am-12:30pm. This group meets on the third Thursday of each month and is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their family/caregiver. We offer educational handouts and programs plus a chance to share with others. Lunch is provided by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Please pre-register. Call: 866-581-3627.
June 21: Better Breathers Club, Rapides Health and Lifestyles Center, 12:00noon. Rapides Regional Medical Center offers the American Lung Association’s “Better Breathers Club” for patients with chronic lung disease. This is the only Better Breathers Club in Central Louisiana. The meetings will include guest speakers and a chance to ask questions of your own. Lunch is provided. Please pre-register. Call: (318) 769-3776.
June 21: Pink Ribbon Club, Christus Cabrini Women’s Life Center, 5:30 p.m. This breast cancer support group is for education, advocacy and support of breast cancer patients and survivors. Call: 866-581-3627.
June 21: Muscular Dystrophy Support Group, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 6:00pm. Meetings include guest speakers and access to staff from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Call: (800) 644-9730.
June 21: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Support Group, Louisiana Athletic Club Conference Room, 6:00pm. Please pre-register. Call: 866-581-3627.
June 22: Composting Workshop, Food Bank of Central Louisiana, 9:00am. This informative workshop will cover composting as a part of a healthy, sustainable organic garden. The course is open to everyone. The only requirement is that participants bring a donation–big or small–to benefit the clients of the Food bank. Participants will receive a complimentary Topsy Turvy aerial planter. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Call the Food Bank: 318-445-2773. www.goodfoodproject.org
June 25: The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Power Center, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This group is designed for Caregivers and/or family members of those diagnosed with Alzheimer/Dementia. We offer educational handouts, sharing time, and lunch is provided by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. The Alzheimer Support Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Call: 866-581-3627.
June 25: The Alzheimer’s Activity Group, Power Center, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The activity group will be offered for those with Alzheimer’s disease. The staff from Emeritus Senior Living will offer appropriate activities with a fun, hands-on approach. This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month in conjunction with the Caregivers Support Group. The caregiver must attend the Caregivers Group and stay on campus during this group time. Lunch is provided by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Call: 866-581-3627.
July 4: First Annual Avoyelles Arts and Music Fest, downtown Marksville. In conjunction with Louisiana’s Longest Running July 4th Celebration, the Music Festival will run from 10:00am until 6:00pm with live music including Dixieland, jazz, zydeco, swamp pop, and more. There will be a BBQ cook-off, an arts and crafts fair, and fun and games for all ages. Call: (318) 240-3495.
June 4-8 and 11-15: Summer Day Camp, MartinCommunity Center, 8a.m.-12:30p.m. Sponsored by City ofAlexandria Division of Community Services. Cost: $10 registration fee. Call: 449-5108.
June 8, 15, 22: LEAP Prep Camp, Sylvan Learning Center in Alexandria, 9:00am – 3:00pm. This course meets on Fridays and is focused on all LEAP topics, and is designed for those taking the LEAP this summer. Lunch is provided. Call: 443-0949.
June 11- July 20: A Different Experience Girls Boot Camp, Courtyard Health & Racquet Club, 8:00am-9:00am. Come be a part of a different workout experience each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at three alternating locations! Led by personal trainers Catherine Brown and Jennifer Moses, this 6-week, girls only Boot Camp will help improve overall health–both physically and spiritually. Please bring notebook, pen, water, large towel and positive attitude. Cost: $125 members; $150 non-members. Call: 318-487-4141.
June 11-15: Kid Fit Summer Camp, Courtyard Health & Racquet Club, 8:30am-12:00pm. Campers will enjoy swimming, water day, games, obstacle course, pizza party and more all led by certified PE teachers. Cost: $60 members; $70 non-members. Call: 318-487-4141.
June 11-15 & 18-22: Summer Art Camp, AlexandriaMuseum of Art. Students 6-9 yrs. 9a.m.-Noon and students 10 yrs and up 1-4p.m. Cost: TBA. Call Anne: 443-3458 or email@example.com.
June 11-15: Tennis & Swim Camp, Courtyard Health & Racquet Club, 9:00am-12:00pm. 5-Time ITF World Champ Tennis Pro Pat Serret will lead campers ages 5 to 16 through a week of tennis instruction and swim fun. Cost: $120 members; $130 non-members. Call Pat Serret: 318-730-0359.
June 11-15: Lagniappe TV Camp, Lagniappe Theatre Bldg at Alexandria Mall, 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Ages 15-College. Call: 318-48-STAGE. www.lagniappetheatre.com
June 18-22: Girl Scouts Time Travel Day Camp, Pinewood Program Center in Sterlington, LA. A nature day camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf. Cost: $40 camper; $30 aide. Call: 800-960-2093.
June 18-29: Kindergarten Readiness Camp, Sylvan Learning Center in Alexandria, 9:30am – 11:30am. Call: 443-0949.
June 18-20: I Will Survive! Day Camp, Ville Platte Civic Center. A survival day camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf. Cost: $50 camper; $30 aide. Call: 800-960-2093.
June 18-29: 1st Grade Readiness Camp, Sylvan Learning Center in Alexandria, 9:30am – 11:30am. Call: 443-0949.
June 18–22: Fractions Math Camp, Sylvan Learning Center in Alexandria, 9:30am – 11:30am. A fun approach for helping 5th – 8th graders improve their understanding of fractions. Call: 443-0949.
June 18–22: Problem Solving Math Camp, Sylvan Learning Center in Alexandria, 9:30am – 11:30am. The process of solving word problems is addressed for 5th – 8th graders. Call: 443-0949.
June 18–29: ACT Prep Camp, Sylvan Learning Center in Alexandria, 2:30pm – 5:30pm. This is personalized instruction for each part of the ACT, including the newer writing portion! Call: 443-0949.
June 19-22: Bug Camp, 1403 3rd St., 9a.m.-Noon. Sponsored by T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum. First summer camp offered. Lots of bugs and lots of fun. Cost: $10 registration fee; $60 members; $70 non-members. Call Kara Edwards: 619-9394.
June 21-24: Cal Camp 2012, Camp Bon Temps in Breaux Bridge. A fun-filled overnight camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf. Cost: $55 camper; $35 aide. Call: 800-960-2093.
June 22-24: AMAZE Journey Camp for Cadettes, Camp Wawbansee in Simsboro. A fun-filled overnight camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf. Cost: $60 camper; $40 aide. Call: 800-960-2093.
June 24-29: Girl Scouts Go Global, Indian Creek Camp in Chatham. A fun-filled overnight camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf. Cost: $100 camper; $60 aide. Call: 800-960-2093.
June 25-29: Jane in June Camp, Kent Plantation House, 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. Week long day camp for young ladies ages 8-13. Learn about life for girls in the 1800s with activities like gardening, arts and crafts and games of the period. Learn the proper way to set a table for lunch and tea and host tea parties every afternoon. Camp is limited to the first 20 campers to sign up. Cost: $200 per camper. Call: 487-5998.
June 25-29: Party of the Century Camp, Camp Bon Temps in Breaux Bridge. A fun day camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf. Cost: $50 camper; $25 aide. Call: 800-960-2093.
July 2-6: Back to the Basics Day Camp, Camp Bon Temps in Breaux Bridge. A fun day camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf. Cost: $60 camper; $25 aide. Call: 800-960-2093.
June 1-August 2: Summer Boot Camp, Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo, Time: varies. Nine weeks of Martial Arts instruction beginner children’s classes 11a.m.-Noon and 6:20-7:05p.m.Tue. and Thur. and 10:30-11:15a.m. Sat. Adult classes 8-9p.m. Thur. and 12-1p.m. Sat. Cost: $99 to include uniform. Call Carol Rousseau: 443-8066.
June 10: Indian Creek Triathlon, Indian Creek Recreation Area. Rapides Regional Medical Center is a sponsor for the 12th Annual Indian Creek Triathlon presented by Run Wild & Friends. Minimum age to compete is 10 years old. The event consists of a half-mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 5K run. Relay teams are available. This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. Call: (318) 445-9735 or visit www.imathlete.com/indiancreektriathlon.
June 21-23: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, Natchitoches. Thursday will feature the La Capitol FCU Kickoff Reception at the Landing. Friday’s activities include a Youth Clinic sponsored by the Natchitoches Sherriff’s Dept at 9:00am and Celebrity Golf Tournament at noon. The weekend culminates on Saturday with the Induction Ceremony at 6:00pm. Call: 318-238-4255. www.lasportshall.com