June 2017 Calendar
Ongoing-June: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Exhibits. The Christus Cabrini Gallery (Cabrini Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology) will feature the art of Sarah Whitt Salley. The Rapides Art Gallery (Rapides Regional Medical Center, South Tower between ER and lobby) will feature the art of Jade Stubbs. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-7602. www.artsandhealthcare.org
Ongoing – July 15: River Oaks Square Exhibition, 1330 Second Street, 10:00am-4:00pm. Tuesday- Friday and 10a.m.-2p.m. Saturday. Exhibit featuring artwork by artists Billy Ray Mangham, Carl Block, Maria Manemann and Samantha Young. Cost: Members free, $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children and seniors. Call Rachel Dauzat: 318-473-2670.
Ongoing-August 26: Painting a Nation: Hudson River School, Alexandria Museum of Art, Museum Hours. This exhibition highlights magnificent Hudson River School landscapes from the private collection of Ann and Lee Higdon. The majority of the works depict serene scenes which celebrate the picturesque beauty of our nation and reflect the collective desire of the Hudson River painters to develop a uniquely American visual language, independent of European schools of painting. Cost: Regular Museum admission. Call Megan Valentine: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
Ongoing-September 22: 30th September Competition Juried Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Museum hours. The 30th September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years, juried by Mark Tullos. Cost: Regular Museum Admission. Call Megan Valentine: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
June 6-9 & 20-23: Art Camp at T.R.E.E. House, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 9:00am-12:00pm. Join us for Art Camp with Jordan Wade! Pre-registration required, call for more information. Cost: $70.00 non-members, $60.00 members. Call Marissa Sonnier: 318-619-9394.
June 10 & 24: Adult Art Class: Ceramic Series with Glenn Rechs, LSUA Mulder Hall. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Sponsored by Alexandria Museum of Art. Participants will learn everything from hand-building to firing, including basic techniques, throwing, clay preparation, trimming and glazing! Cost: $100 for AMoA members and LSUA students, $130 for non-members. Call Nancy Noles: 318-443-3458.
June 12-16: Summer Arts Studio Session 1, 1330 Second Street, 1:00pm-4:30pm. Sponsored by River Oaks Art Center. Mixed media art program for children ages 5-13. Children work in pottery, painting and mixed media to create individual masterpieces. Cost: $150/ $230 for all day. Call Aubrey Bolen: 318-473-2670.
June 17: Family Class: Lovely Landscapes, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come create lovely landscape paintings inspired by the work of Hudson River School painters on exhibit at the Alexandria Museum of Art. Cost: $20 per non-member family; Free for member families. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
June 17: The Muse Tie-Dye Workshop, Alexandria Museum of Art, 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants between the ages 13 and 21 are welcomed to come create fun tie-dye works just in time for summer! Cost: Free (ages 13-21). Call Cindy Blair: 318-443-3458.
June 19-30: Summer Arts Studio Session 2, 1330 Second Street, 1:00pm-4:30pm. Sponsored by River Oaks Art Center. Multi-disciplined art program for children ages 5 to 13. Students will work in pottery, painting and mixed media creating one of a kind masterpieces. Cost: $245/ $400 all day. Call Aubrey Bolen: 318-473-2670.
June 26-June 29: The Muse Stop Motion Animation Workshop, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Participants between the ages 13 and 21 will learn how to create short animated films using the stop motion animation method. There will be a screening of their work on Friday, June 29th at 4:15pm. Cost: Free (ages 13-21). Call Cindy Blair: 318-443-3458.
June 11: Ronnie Cox & Friends, Delta Music Museum, 218 Louisiana Avenue in Ferriday, 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased with cash only one hour prior to show times. The “Friends of the Delta Music Museum” Facebook page lists all performers as soon as available. Cost: $15.00 individual; $25.00 couple. Call: 318-757-9999.
June 25: Gene King Country Music Opry, Delta Music Museum, 218 Louisiana Avenue in Ferriday, 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased with cash only one hour prior to show times. The “Friends of the Delta Music Museum” Facebook page lists all performers as soon as available. Cost: $15.00 individual; $25.00 couple. Call: 318-757-9999.
June 30: Skid Row with Quiet Riot, Paragon Casino Resort Mari Center, 8:00pm. Skid Row recorded top ten singles, went gold and platinum, and even hit the number 1 spot on Billboards top album chart. Quiet Riot have been acknowledged as the first heavy metal band to reach the number one spot on the Billboard magazine. Cost: $30.00 and up. Call: 800-946-1946.
June 13: Moving in the Right Direction: African Dance Workshop, King Branch Library, 5:30pm. Come and experience the rich African culture through dance, rhythm, song, and folklore with Shannon Nia’s Cheer Dance and Production. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 8-11: Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig, Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre, Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm. Sponsored by City Park Players. Romantic entanglements abound in this delightful comedy! Cost: $15.00 general admission; $12.00 senior & military; students $7.00 and Thursday special $5.00. Call City Park Players: 318-484-4478.
June 5: Bereaved Parents Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 6:00pm-7:00pm. This is an on-going support group for parents and grandparents whose child has died. Bereaved Parents Support Group has trained outreach volunteers who are available to the newly grieving parent or grandparent. This group is sponsored by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and meets on the first Monday of every month. Pre-registration is required. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 5: Suicide Loss Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Kincaid Room, 6:00pm-7:00pm. This is an on-going group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Facilitator is Lynn Davis-Clark. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 6: Healing Hearts Perinatal Loss Support Group, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Trellis Room, 6:00pm. The group helps parents who have lost babies. Call: 318-769-7569.
June 6, 13, 20, 27: Cenla Meditation Group, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 6:30pm. Featuring a new location. Group meets each Tuesday evening. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 8: DIY Fancy Flips with Melissa, Gunter Branch Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Summer is not far away and you’re going to need some fancy flip-flops for the beach! Let Melissa show you how during a fun evening of DIY. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org
June 8: Let’s Stir Things Up! Celebrating Chicken, Robertson Branch Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Calling enthusiastic foodies, cooks, cookbook readers and writers to explore all things Pollo, Poulet, Heihei! Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org
June 8: Suicide Survivor Support Group, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 6:30pm. This group is open to anyone who needs support and has lost a loved one to suicide. It could include parents, siblings, children, spouse, friends or coworkers. The group meets the second Thursday of each month. Cost: Free. Call: 318-613-3485.
June 9: Environmental Slime, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:00am. No, it’s not radioactive, but it is super slimy and super squishy fun! All the ingredients are provided to create your own smushy-mushy slime. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
June 9: Living the Dream—Building the Right Way, King Branch Library, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Create your own city! With all the needed supplies, come in and create your city. Also, Unique Entertainment presents recording artist, Asia Lewis (aka: Lulu) performs, Lulu’s Sticky Icky Summer with author, Teresa Lewis showing how creativity and talent helps build a better world. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 10: Louisiana Corn Festival Car, Truck & Bike Show, 7:00am-3:00pm. Entertainment for the entire family. Goodie bags for the first 100 entries with door prizes available. Cost: $25.00. Call: 318-416-3314.
June 10: Water Play Day, Alexandria Zoo, 9:00am-3:00pm. Sponsored by City of Alexandria and FOTAZ. Splash into summer on giant water slides and chill out with sprinklers around every corner. Discover how we can preserve our oceans and rivers and watch the animals enjoy cool treats and have their own water fun. “Family appropriate” swimwear and attire is required. Flip flops, sandals or other shoes must be worn inside the zoo. Cost: Regular Zoo admission. Call Lee Ann Whitt: 318-441-6810.
June 12: Art of Life Series—Morning Edition, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. In the morning to noon edition, we explore our creativity in this series, where we create, imagine, and transform ourselves through art. Registration is required, space is limited. Sponsored by Amerigroup. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x1036. www.rpl.org
June 12: Good Mourning Widowed Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-12:00pm. This is an ongoing 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 those who are newly grieving. The Mourning Widowed Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month. Check our Face Book page: Widows and Widowers of Central La. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 14: Diabetes Group Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9:00am–12:00pm. This program is 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. Please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-3445.
June 14: Child Safety Seat Check, RRMC Medical Terrace Driveway, 2:00pm–5:00pm. 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. Cost: Free.
June 14: Make Upcycled Bottle Whirly-Gigs, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Save the landfills! Use water and soda bottles to create fun whirly-twirly kinetic art. Space is limited; please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org
June 15: Parkinson’s Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-12:30pm. This group meets monthly 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. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 15: Robertson Rocks!, Robertson Branch Library, 2:00pm-4:00pm. We rock out with spreading kindness and positive messages in the community with painting stones and decorating them with messages of love, happiness and appreciation. All ages are welcome. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org
June 15-19: 24th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, Steps of Alexandria City Hall, 6:00pm. The Central Louisiana Juneteenth Association would like to continue to educate our community on this important piece of history in the 2017 celebration with a stage play with local actors, Fun-Day in the Park, guest speaker for the worship service and a gospel and R&B artist. Also including celebration on the levee and Juneteenth Rocks! Cost: Free. Call Carolyn Frazier: 318-792-6736.
June 16: Make Terracotta Bird Feeders, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Upcycling is recycling with panache! We take different sized terracotta pots and create feeding stations for our feathered friends. Space is limited; please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org
June 17: CPR Class, 1831 Turner Street, 9:00am. Sponsored by YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville. Call: 318-445-8880. www.ywcaalex.org
June 17: League of Trucks, Rapides Parish Coliseum, 9:00am-3:00pm. Come out and explore trucks galore as first responders, service providers, construction workers and chefs display the vehicles of their trade in this family friendly event. A special quiet hour in which no emergency lights, horns or sirens will be utilized begins at 9:00am. Sponsored by the Junior League of Alexandria. Call: 318-542-9030. jlalexandria.com
June 17: Prepared Childbirth Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9:00am-2:30pm. 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.
June 19-23: Jane in June Camp, Kent Plantation House, 9:00am-4:30pm. The camp is for girls ages 8-12 and will focus on proper manners, table etiquette and past times such as sewing, gardening, painting and more. The times of the past can still be fun and entertaining for today’s girls, if presented properly. Daily lunch as well as tea time with lessons in table manners and proper table setting. Cost: $200. Call: 318-487-5998.
June 19-30: Computer Coding Camp, Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. This 2-week coding camp uses Python, a super easy-to-use application that lets you write awesome programs right from the start! Class size is limited to 15 students per two-week session. Registration is required! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x1036. www.rpl.org
June 19: Build A Better World—Tasha’s Teen Program, King Branch Library, 4:00pm-6:00pm. We learn engineering concepts by building a contraption from found objects and paper, cardboard and other recycled items. We put on a construction production with this teambuilding project. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 19: Sibling Class, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 6:30pm-8:00pm. The 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. Call: 318-769-3445.
June 20: Make Upcycled Bird Feeders, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. What can you create with soda cans and popsicle sticks? Fun feeding stations for birds in our neighborhood. Space is limited; please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org
June 20: Girl Talk, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 6:00pm-8:00pm. This two-hour class designed for girls between the ages of 9 and 13 – and their mothers. If mothers can’t attend, aunts and grandmothers are welcome. The class will explain some of the physical and emotional changes that occur to adolescents during puberty. The class is also designed to help parents open the lines of communication with their daughters. Cost: $20.00 per family. Call: 318-769-3445.
June 21 & 28: Kings Kids Storytime, King Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Fun for all ages! Children and adults can make friends and share stories at this drop-in, fun program with engaging books, puzzles, and toys. Play and learn at the same time! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 21: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center on the Greens, 12:00pm. Teacher and musician Amanda McDowell will present “Yakkity Yak-Don’t Talk Back”. Admission includes lunch and an inspirational message. Please RSVP by Friday, June 16th. Cost: $16.00. Call: 318-481-7880.
June 21: St. Mary’s Greco Bowl, Hotel Bentley, 6:00pm. Join St. Mary’s and renowned Louisiana Chef John Folse for authentic Cajun Cuisine, live cooking demonstrations and silent auction. Cost: $75.00. Call: 318-445-6443 ext. 2144.
June 22: Safe Sitter Class, RRMC Education Department, 7:45am-4:30pm. Boys and girls, ages 11 to 13, can learn the basic skills needed 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. Registration includes lunch and supplies. Cost: $450.00 per family. Call: 318-769-3445.
June 22: Community Safety—K9 Special Team, Robertson Branch Library, 11:00am-12:00pm. The Grant Parish Sherriff office has a special team whose job it is to search and locate people or things in the field. Corporal Donna Bryant and her partner Zeus will demonstrate how this special partnership works to find their target. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org
June 22: Make Tie Dye Pillow Cases, Johnson Branch Library, 2:00pm-4:00pm. With all the supplies provided, we’ll create our own unique summertime designs! Registration is encouraged to make sure there are enough supplies on hand. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org
June 23-25: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, LA Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches. The 2017 Induction Class includes David Toms, Ed Reed, Calvin Borel, Juan Pierre, Eddie Kennison, D-D Breaux, Raymond Didier and C.A. Core. Events include Induction Celebration, golf tournament, Friday night Tailgating Louisiana Style party and the Induction Dinner and Ceremony. LaSportsHall.com
June 23: Create an Articulated Hand, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:00am. The human hand has 27 bones and 34 muscles that move the fingers and thumb. The human body is an engineering marvel! Grab your lab coat and join us to create your own kid-engineered hand. Study the mechanics of how hands move–it’s not as easy you might think! All supplies are provided. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
June 23: Construction Deconstruction, King Branch Library, 2:00pm. We’re playing a variety of games that involve building and engineering concepts. Dominoes, cup stacking, giant Jenga, playing cards and more! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 23: Baked Potato, Hashed Potato, Mashed Potato More, McDonald Branch Library, 4:30pm-5:30pm. It’s McDonald’s first Potato Cook Off! Who will emerge Top Spud in this potato themed cooking competition. Please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org
June 24: Bookend Art, Johnson Branch Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Take your favorite book as inspiration and decorate a bookend to spruce up our shelves. We’ll have everything you need to glam up a bookend for the adult and teen sections of the library. Registration is encouraged to make sure there are enough supplies on hand. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org
June 26: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-1:00pm. 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. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 26: Alzheimer’s Activity Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-12:30pm. The staff from Brookdale will offer appropriate activities with a fun, hands-on approach for those with Alzheimer’s disease. 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. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 26: Art of Life Series—Evening Edition, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm-7:30pm. In the evening edition, we explore our creativity in this series, where we create, imagine, and transform ourselves through art. Registration is required, space is limited. Sponsored by Amerigroup. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x1036. www.rpl.org
June 26: Healthy Lifestyles, Gunter Branch Library, 6:30pm-8:00pm. The summer is hectic with baseball games and shuffling priorities, why not step back and do something for yourself? Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org
June 30: Teens Tacky Art, McDonald Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Got Talent? Nah, neither do we! Give us 45 minutes to create a “disaster-piece!” Make from whatever is on hand. Enter it into the Tacky Art Exhibition and vote for the bragging rights to “Worst Disaster-piece!” Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org
Ongoing-June: Water Aerobics, 1831 Turner Street, 8:00am & 5:15pm. Sponsored by YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville. Call: 318-445-8880. www.ywcaalex.org
Ongoing-June: Yoga Class, Cabrini Mediplex Yoga Rx Room, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Come make new friends, get flexible and enjoy the health benefits of Yoga! Classes are on-going and meet every Monday or Thursday. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 6, 13, 20 & 27: Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:45pm. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.
June 7, 14, 21, 28: Wake Up Yoga Class, Cabrini Mediplex Yoga Rx Room, 9:30am-10:30am. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Come make new friends, get flexible and enjoy the health benefits of Yoga. This class includes freestyle dance! Classes are on-going and meet every Wednesday. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 12-15: Early Risers Camp I, LSUA Men’s Basketball Gym, 8:00am-12:00pm. For ages 7-13. Cost: $100 per child. Call Larry Cordaro: 318-619-2968.
June 21: Junior Generals Camp, LSUA Men’s Basketball Gym, 9:00am-12:00pm. For ages 4-7. Cost: $25.00 per child. Call Larry Cordaro: 318-619-2968.
June 24: Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament 4 Man Scramble, Alexandria Golf & Country Club, 9:00am. Sponsored by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital & Children’s Miracle Network. This golf tournament is a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Cost: $600 per team of 4. Call Kellie Freebeck: 318-448-4952.