November 2015 Calendar

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Arts

 

Ongoing-November: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Art Exhibits.  Arts & Healthcare, Inc. will feature the art of Amanda Wolford  at the Christus Gallery for Reflection and Healing, Cabrini Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology.  The art of Candy Christophe is being featured at the Rapides Gallery located in the South Tower between the ER and the lobby. These exhibits are open to the public with most of the art available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-7602. www.artsandhealthcare.org

 

November 10: RRMC Community Art Day, Rapides Cancer Center, 10a.m.-1p.m. Sponsored by Arts & Healthcare, Inc. and Rapides Cancer Center. Special guest Jennifer Judelsohn specializes in healing mandala art. The community is invited to stop by the Rapides Cancer Center to create a community mandala for the Cancer Center.  Cost: Free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from RoyOMartin Foundation. Call: 318-769-7602.

 

November 11: Cabrini Community Art Day, Cabrini Cancer Center, 10a.m.-1p.m. Sponsored by Arts & Healthcare, Inc. and Cabrini Cancer Center. Special guest Jennifer Judelsohn specializes in healing mandala art. The community is invited to stop by the Cabrini Cancer Center to create a community mandala for the Cancer Center.  Cost: Free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from RoyOMartin Foundation. Call: 318-769-7602.

 

November 14: 40th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: Kees Park, 9a.m.-5p.m. Sponsored by The Red River Arts & Crafts Guild. Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show featuring many local artists and handmade creations such as painting, pencil art, watercolor, jewelry, woodwork wooden toys, ceramics, photography, jams & jellies, and much more. Cost: Free. Call Donna Fontenot: 318-443-1785.

 

November 14: Second Saturday at the Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10a.m.-2p.m. Arts activities for kids, live music, art exhibitions, and original local art in our gift shop. There’s always something new to explore! All one-of-a-kind works of art sold in the downtown Cultural Arts District are tax-free. Cost: Free. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.

 

November 21: Family Art Class, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1p.m.-3p.m. Bring the whole family or just your kid at heart and enjoy this wonderful art experience. Cost: Free for AMoA member families (up to 4); $20 for non-members. Call Cindy Blair: 318-443-3458.

 

November 28: Fleur de Lis Christmas Craft Market, Natchitoches Events Center, 9a.m.-4:30p.m. Sponsored by Fleur de Lis Arts & Crafts. Artists and craftsmen from a four state area will feature handcrafted items. Over 100 booths will showcase jewelry, home décor, woodworking, clothing, soaps, jellies, candies, and much more. An indoor show, this is a Christmas shoppers delight! Cost: Free. Call Cheryl Gianforte: 318-352-6068.

 

December 4: Exhibit Reception, River Oaks Art Square, 1330 Second Street, 5p.m.-7p.m. Exhibit featuring miniature pieces of artwork by various local artists. Exhibits by artist Barry Owen. Cost: Free. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.

 

December 5: Annual Porch Sale, River Oaks Art Square, 1330 Second Street, 9a.m.-3p.m. Great opportunity to purchase unique gifts for Christmas gift giving. Cost: Free. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.

 

Music

 

November 5: Classics and a Contemporary-Abendmusik Alexandria, The Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre, 6p.m. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Classical guitarist John De Chiaro treats listeners to inspiring music old and new. Hear classics by Mauro Giuliani and Domenico Scarlatti as well as the world premiere of the Suite for Solo Guitar by Abendmusik Alexandria Director Jackson Harmeyer. Tickets available at http://ticket-central.org. Cost: General admission $10.00 (add appetizer plate for $5.00). Call Jackson Harmeyer: 318-484-4467.

 

November 19: Acoustic Concert Series, Alexandria Museum of Art, 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Live music, food, and fun! Join us on third Thursday’s for the Alexandria Museum of Art’s most popular recurring social event. Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to good local and regional music, all while snacking on tasty food and drink every third Thursday at AMoA. Cost: Free for AMoA members, $5 for non-members. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.

 

November 17: Calvary Conservatory Orchestra Concert, Calvary Baptist Church, 7:00pm.  This community orchestra is comprised of 40 members from 8 years to over 70 years

of age. Call: 318-445-1426.

 

November 19: Our Favorite Songs featuring Johnathan Riesen and Gillian Cotter, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7p.m. Sponsored by Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Back by popular demand, talented singers Johnathan Riesen (tenor), Gillian Lynn Cotter (mezzo-soprano), Suzanne Grogan (soprano), Dan Ewart (baritone), and pianist Neill Campbell will perform their favorite songs for one night only. Tickets available at Ticket-central.org. Cost: General Admission $25, Student/Youth $10, Group discounts available. Call Julie Prevot: 318-484-4474.

 

November 28: Legends of Swamp Pop, Paragon Casino Resort Mari Showroom, 5:00pm.  Featuring T.K. Hulin, Johnnie Allan, Tommy McLain, GG Shinn, Louisiana Express and more!  Cost: $15. Call: 800-745-3000.

 

December 3: The Hero’s Life-Abendmusik Alexandria, The Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre, 6p.m.Sponsored by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Join Kristine Coreil and Charles Jones as the present an evening of music for horn and piano, featuring the heroic Second Horn Concerto of Richard Strauss and songs by Leonard Berstein. Tickets available at http://ticket-central.org. Cost: General admission $10, appetizer plate $5, cash bar. Call Jackson Harmeyer: 318-484-4467.

 

December 4: A-Town Jazz, Loft of Jim & Frances Hurst, 6:30p.m.-9p.m. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Join the Arts Council as they bring back one of their most popular events, A-Town Jazz. Enjoy a New Orleans Jazz club atmosphere at the beautiful home of Jim & Frances Hurst. Visit ticket-central.org for updates. Cost: General admission including dinner $25, cash bar. Call Julie Prevot: 318-484-4474.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

December 6: Home for the Holidays, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 2:30p.m. Sponsored by Rapides Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate the holidays with the Rapides Symphony, Louisiana College Chorale, and Alexandria native acclaimed oboist Stephen Caplan performing Francaix’s “Flower Clock Concerto.” Cost: Adults $25, Senior Adult $15, Student $10. Call James Owens: 318-484-4469.

 

December 10: Steven Cutis Chapman Christmas Tour with Calvary’s Music Ministry, Calvary Baptist Church Worship Center, 5011 Jackson Street, 7p.m. Sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church. Celebrated multi-award winner Steven Curtis Chapman will help usher in the 2015 Christmas season with a tour stop in Alexandria. Come be a part of this celebration as Calvary celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and opens its new state of the art worship center. For more information, contact the Music Suite at Calvary. The 5th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Call Jeremy Christ: 318-445-1426.

 

Theatre

 

November 5-8 & 12-15: The Fox Theatre presents Sylvia, Marksville Fox Theatre.  The Fox Theatre presents an adult comedy by A.R. Gurney, featuring Diane Falcone, Greg Carroll, Scott Coco and Jaime Lucas under the direction of Timothy Saucier.  Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:00pm; Sunday matinee begins at 2:00pm.  Cost: $15.  Call: 318-308-5522. www.marksvillefox.com

 

November 7: Taking It To the Stage, Rapides Foundation Building, Noon.  Experiences in Theatre Arts, a participatory workshop featuring actor and theatre teacher Jeremy Ward.  Presented by the Sankofa Cultural Collective.  Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free.  sankofaculturalcollective@gmail.com

 

November 12-14, 19-21: The Lion in Winter, Gwartney Theatre, LSUA, 7:30p.m. Sponsored by Empty Space Players and LSUA. Additional showings November 15 and 22 at 2:30p.m. Cost: $10 students with ID, seniors (65+) $5. Call Robert Harper: 318-473-6473.

 

Events

 

Ongoing-November 21: Thanksgiving Word Play, Boyce Branch Library, 9:00am to 1:00pm. We’re thankful for our customers, so we’re giving you a chance to win a prize!  Pick up a copy of the puzzle and complete the challenge–then enter for a chance to win. Drawings will be held on November 24th. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

Ongoing-November 30: Picture Book Month-Bookmark Contest, Rapides Parish Schools, during hours of operation. Sponsored by Rapides Parish Library. This event enjoys its 31st year in the Rapides Parish Schools. Youth Services sponsors a bookmark contest centered on a selected theme. Winners are chosen from each grade level and printed as bookmarks for all to enjoy throughout the library system. Cost: Free. Call Tammy DiBartolo: 318-442-2483 x 1906.

 

November 5: Preventing Suicide: You Are Not Alone!, Westside Regional Library, 1pm-3pm. Join Harvey Norris, LCSW from the Alexandria Louisiana VA Health Care System as he presents a monthly discussion group for Veterans and their families on how to talk to Veterans in crisis. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483.  www.rpl.org

 

November 7: Breastfeeding Class, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 9am-1pm.  This class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and focuses on the benefits, techniques and concerns of breastfeeding. The father/support partner is welcome. Cost: $20.  Call: 866-581-3627.

 

November 7: Breastfeeding Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9am-3pm. Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants, this one-day class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and focuses on advantages, preparation and troubleshooting techniques. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for your baby. Research shows that learning about breastfeeding prenatally enhances your breastfeeding experience. The support partner/father is welcome to attend. Lunch is included. Please pre-register.  Call: 318-769-3445.

 

November 7: Train Day, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 10a.m.-12p.m. Come and see a variety of different scales and layouts at the T.R.E.E. House! Cost: $4 per person, children 2 & under get in free.  Call Marissa Sonnier: 318-619-9394.

 

November 7: Friendship House Pig Roast, Alexandria Riverfront Center, 6p.m. Sponsored by Friendship House Adult Day Services. Cost: $45 individual tickets, table sponsorships available. Call Faye Simpson: 318-473-9504.

 

November 9: The Good Mourning Widowed Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am.  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.  Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 9: Look Good…Feel Better, Rapides Cancer Center, 11:30am-1:30pm. Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. But it doesn’t have to take away her self-confidence. Look Good…Feel Better is a program led by a trained volunteer cosmetologist who teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active therapy. In order to provide complimentary cosmetics, advance registration is required. Please identify what color makeup kit you will need: light, medium, dark or extra dark. Cost: Free. Call: 337-433-5131.

 

November 10: Sibling Class, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6pm-8pm.  This class is a fun, interactive class designed specifically for young siblings who are expecting a new baby in the home.  Cost: $10.  Call: 866-581-3627.

 

November 11: Diabetes Group Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9am – Noon. This 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. Space is limited; reservations are required.  Call: 318-769-3445. www.rapidesregional.com

 

November 11: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center at the Greens, 12pm. “To Hollywood and Back” will be presented by author, singer and composer Kitty Kane.  Also featuring a Ladies’ Style Swap – Don’t Wear It?  Share it! Cost: $16.  Call: 318-481-7880.

 

November 11: Veterans Memorial Tribute Service, Veterans Memorial Plaza at Alexandria City Hall, 1:30pm.  This special tribute, including a “wreath-laying,” will feature Staff Sgt. Akridge from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk will be the guest speaker.  The ceremony takes place to offer the opportunity for citizens to again visit the plaza and reflect upon its meaning and symbolism in central Louisiana.  The ceremony is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Alexandria as part of their Americanism program. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-9546.

 

November 11: Child Safety Seat Check, RRMC Medical Terrace driveway, 2pm-5pm. A trained child passenger safety educator will take a look at your car seats, make sure they are not under recall, make sure the seat is installed properly and show you how to correctly install the car seat. The car seat check process takes between 15-25 minutes, depending on how many car seats are in the vehicle. The seat checks normally are held the second Wednesday of each month. Cost: Free.

 

November 12: Diabetes “Head to Toe” Clinic, RRMC Wound Healing Center, 8am-Noon. This special “Head to Toe” clinic is designed for people with diabetes. Eye screenings, foot exams, blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c tests and nutrition education will be offered to individuals diagnosed with diabetes. You must make appointment to take place in the screening, and space is limited. Cost: Free.  Call: 318-769-3445.

 

November 12: Decades of Women, Alexandria Convention Hall, 11:30a.m. Sponsored by the YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville. Call YWCA: 318-442-3397.

 

November 12: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6:00pm. Please pre-register.  Call: 866-581-3627.

 

November 13: St. Michael’s BBQ Fundraiser, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Pineville, 10:00am-2:00pm.  Each meal includes BBQ Pulled Pork, 2 sides and a roll, for dine-in or carry-out. Free delivery of ten meals or more anywhere in the Alexandria-Pineville metro area to your office, plant or school. Cost: $8.00.  Call: 318-640-0030 or 318-542-1960.

 

November 13: Friends of the Rapides Library 30th Anniversary, Westside Regional Library, 1pm-3pm. A reception will be held to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Friends of the Rapides Library. All past Friends members and new members are invited. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483 x 1906. www.rpl.org

 

November 14: 22nd Annual Sugar Day Festival, Kent Plantation House, 9a.m.-5p.m. Sponsored by Kent Plantation House. A chance to see how life was in the 1800’s. Come see how sugar was made using authentic replica of an 1840’s open kettle sugar mill. Also watch as the blacksmith makes tools and others make butter, soap, and candles. Children’s activities and free tours of the house are available all day. Arts and crafts for sale as well as a variety of food, drink, and sweets. Cost: $5.00 adults, $3.00 for children 5-12, children 4 and under are free. Call Kent Plantation House: 318-487-5998.

 

November 14: Prepared Childbirth Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9am-2pm.  This one-day 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. Please pre-register.  Call: 318-769-3445.  www.rapidesregional.com

 

November 14: Pilgrim Girl Bag Puppets, Johnson Branch Library, 10am-11am. Children and teens will create a pilgrim girl puppet from a paper bag and learn about the First Thanksgiving. Cost: Free. www.rpl.org

 

November 14: Season’s Readings, Downtown Alexandria/Mini Park, 11a.m. -1p.m.

Sponsored by United Way Of Central Louisiana, Rapides Early Childhood Network, City of Alexandria, The Law Offices of Robert L. Beck, Jr. and Q93. Children are invited to come out to the Downtown Alexandria Mini Park to participate in tons of fun. Activity booths will be set up from child care centers throughout central Louisiana. Storytelling, crafts, train rides, music and each child gets to take home a book of their choice Cost: Free and open to public. Call Abby Flynn: 318-443-7203 x 3.

 

November 16: Minute 2 Win It! King Branch Library, 5pm-6pm.  Teens get involved in this fun activity based on the popular TV game! Challenges to test your mind, and manual dexterity!  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

November 16: Happiest Baby On The Block, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6pm – 8pm. The program was created by Dr. Harvey Karp and is designed to teach parents simple, effective and fun techniques to quickly soothe their babies’ cries and help them to sleep a little longer. Please pre-register.  Cost: $30. Call: 866-581-36270.

 

November 16: Breathing and Relaxation, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Taught by a certified childbirth instructor, this class will be an in-depth opportunity to practice breathing and relaxation techniques and other comfort measures for labor and delivery. The support partner/father is encouraged to attend. Bring pillows to class. Please pre-register.  Call: 318-769-3445.  www.rapidesregional.com

 

November 19: H2O-Helping 2 Overcome Homelessness, Emmanuel Baptist Church Parking Lot, 10a.m. – Noon. Sponsored by Volunteers of America. H2O is a monthly homeless street outreach that provides instant, on-site services such as housing resources, medical screenings, haircuts and more.  Community partners provide a hot meal, clothing, food, eater, and hygiene kits.  Cost: Free. Call Donna Capps: 318-442-8026.

 

November 19: Johnson Library Cookie Swap, Johnson Branch Library, 10am-11am. Just in time for the holidays, the Johnson Library hosts the second annual Cookie Swap.  Registration is required. Cost: Free. Call:  318-776-5153.  www.rpl.org

 

November 19: Parkinson’s Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 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. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 19: Pink Ribbon Club, Christus Cabrini Cancer Center, 5:30pm.  This breast cancer support group is for education, advocacy and support of breast cancer patients and survivors. Call: 866-581-3627.

 

November 19 : Third Thursday’s on 3rd, Downtown Alexandria, 6pm-9pm. Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants and DARE. Food, fun, and entertainment along Third Street in Downtown Alexandria. Cost: Varies. www.downtownalexandria.org

 

November 19: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Support Group, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6:00pm. Please pre-register. Call: 866-581-3627.

 

November 19: Muscular Dystrophy Support Group, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 6pm. Meetings include guest speakers and access to staff from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Call: 337-234-0088.

 

November 21: BBQ Throw down & Classic Car Show, Paragon Casino Resort, 9a.m.-3p.m. Sponsored by TBIPAC. Judges are needed, call to sign up! Children’s BBQ entry. Call Amy Sampson: 318-240-6414 (BBQ) Call Mike: 318-419-0419 (Car Show).

 

November 21: Childbirth Class, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 9:30am–4:00pm. This class is designed especially for expecting couples from early pregnancy through the delivery process. All classes are taught by certified childbirth educators. Please pre-register. Cost: $30. Call: 866-581-3627.

 

November 23: The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am – 12:30pm.  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 Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 23: The Alzheimer’s Activity Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am – 12:30pm.  The activity group will be offered for those with Alzheimer’s disease.  The staff from Brookdale 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 Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 24: The First Thanksgiving Craft, Johnson Branch Library, 1pm-2pm.  Children make a Native American boy or girl and learn about the first Thanksgiving and how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims survive in their new home. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153.  www.rpl.org

 

November 24: Youthful Indulgences, Gunter Branch Library, 3pm-4pm.  Pamper yourself or someone special by creating handmade spa treatment gifts. Create items such as facial scrubs, lotions, lip balm and more! Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

November 24: Healing Hearts Christmas Memorial Tree, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Atrium, 6pm.  A memorial tree sponsored by the Healing Hearts Perinatal Loss Support Group. Participants will decorate the Memory Tree. Call: 318-769-7569.

 

November 26: Thanksgiving Day Lunch, 2727 Jackson Street, 12p.m. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church. Join our table and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal partnered with Inglewood Farm. All are welcome! Cost: Free. Call Church Office: 318-443-5696.

 

November 28: Minute 2 Win It! Johnson Branch Library, 1pm-2pm.  Teens get involved in this fun activity based on the popular TV game! Challenges to test your mind, and manual dexterity! Cost: Free.  Call: 318-776-5153.  www.rpl.org

 

November 29: Santa Stop, Pineville Convention Center, 1pm-4pm. Join Rapides Regional Medical Center as we welcome Santa Claus to town. Take home a free photo, goodie bags, snacks and more.

 

November 29: Butterfly Tree Memorial Service, Alexandria Zoo Butterfly Garden, 3pm. This service is open to anyone in the community whose child or grandchild has died. It is a celebration of new life as we bring our Butterfly Tree Ornaments and decorate a Christmas tree in the Butterfly Garden. Please bring an ornament with your child’s picture, dates or any other information (poems, readings, etc.) and come say the name and place the ornament on the tree. Make sure the decoration is laminated or weather proof because the tree will stay up until January 1st. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

December 3: Holiday Magic, Alexander Fulton Mini Park, 5p.m. Sponsored by the City of Alexandria Division of Community Services. School groups, dance troupes, and Community Choirs perform as the mayor lights the park for the Christmas season. 1st Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Cost: Admission Free. Call Courtney Paige: 449-5108.

 

December 3: Dinner and Silent Auction to Benefit CLHC, Embers, 313 Desoto Street, 6p.m.-9p.m. Sponsored by Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition. Enjoy a three course dinner catered by Embers, a wine tasting, access to a cash bar, and the opportunity to bid on exquisite silent auction items. Proceeds from this event benefit the renovations of the Virginia Soprano Housing Resource Center for the Homeless of Central Louisiana. Visit www.cenlahomeless.org for more information. Cost: $100 per ticket, sponsorship tables available. Call Kendra Gauthier: 318-443-0500.

 

December 4: T.R.E.E. House Peppermint Forest, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 1403 Third Street, 6p.m.-8p.m. Sponsored by the T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum. Take a walk through the Peppermint Forest! Kids can create peppermint treats, ornaments, write a letter to Santa, and experience our traveling exhibit. The 2nd Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Cost: $4 per person, children under 2 are free. Call Kara Edwards: 318-619-9394.

 

December 4: Cenla Drawdown, Renegade Harley-Davidson, 6pm-9pm.  The Cenla Drawdown, presented by Renegade Harley-Davidson, is a social event and raffle to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All tickets sold will be drawn at random throughout the evening, and the last ticket drawn wins a $5,000 VISA gift card! This Roaring Twenties-themed party will be a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing, all to benefit a great cause. Up the ante by wearing a 1920s-era costume!  Call: 337-234-0088.

 

December 5: Old Fashioned Christmas, Kent Plantation House, 4p.m.-6p.m. Come out and make ornaments for your tree at home and help decorate the Kent House tree. Sing carols and participate in a bell choir. Papa Noel will be greeting kids and is available for photos. The 3rd Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Cost: Free. Call Kent House: 318-487-5998.

 

December 6: Live Nativity, 2727 Jackson Street, 6p.m.-8p.m. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Alexandria. Drive thru the live nativity to experience a re-enactment of the Christmas story, complete with Christmas music, candlelight, and live animals. The 4th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Cost: Free. Call Church Office: 318-443-5696.

 

Sports

 

Ongoing-November: Yoga Classes, Cabrini Mediplex Yoga RX Room, 4:00pm – 5:15pm.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  These classes meet every Monday and Thursday.  Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 3, 10, 17, 24 and December 1: Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:30p.m. Yoga is offered every Tuesday at the AMoA thanks to a generous grant from the Rapides Foundation. Yoga instructor, b. Hedrick is an ascetic Taoist yogi with fourteen years of yoga practice. Yoga Tao is for all experience levels, incorporating spirit-mind-body techniques. Cost: Free. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.

 

November 4, 11, 18 & 25: Wake Up Yoga Class, Cabrini Mediplex Yoga RX Room, 9:30am-10:30am. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a Yoga mat.  This is an on-going class and meets every Wednesday.  Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 14: Girls on the Run Central Louisiana 5K, Downtown Alexandria/Fulton Mini Park, 8a.m. Sponsored by YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville. Call Christian Kelly: 318-442-3397.

 

November 14: 3rd Annual Running Inglewood, Inglewood Farms, 9am. Featuring a 5K Farm Run & Kids Fun Run (for charity), live music, hot food and beverages, farmer’s market, and sponsored events. Cost: Free. Call Stephen Reed: 318-442-6398.