Ongoing – February: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits. Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals and clinics. Exhibits are currently showing at the Christus Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing; the Cabrini Cancer Center; the Rapides Regional Medical Center Gallery; and the OSMS/Cenla Urgent Care Gallery. For more information on the exhibits, visit www.artsandhealthcare.org; or Call: 769-7602.
Ongoing – February 25: Studio Art Quilt Associates: “Sightlines” Exhibit, 933 Second St., Tues.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m. and Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m. Sponsored byAlexandriaMuseum of Art. Cost: Admission free for AMoA members and general admission for all others. Call Sara: 443-3458.
Ongoing – February 25: Geza Brunow: “Event Horizon” Exhibit, 933 Second St., Tues.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m. and Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m. Sponsored byAlexandriaMuseum of Art. Cost: Admission free for AMoA members and general admission for all others. Call Sara: 443-3458.
January 12 – February 25: Congolese Pottery and Textiles Exhibit from the African Art Collection at SUNO, 933 Second St., Tues.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m. and Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m. Sponsored by Alexandria Museum of Art. Cost: Admission free for AMoA members and general admission for all others. Call Sara: 443-3458.
Ongoing –March: Ballroom Dance Class, 933 Second St., Tuesdays 6:45-7:45p.m. Sponsored byAlexandriaMuseum of Art. Cost: AMoA members per month for individual: $40, for three months: $105. AMoA members per month per couple: $60, for three months: $165. For non-members per month for individual: $60, for three months: $165. For non-members per month per couple: $80, for three months: $225. Call Catherine Pears: 443-3458.
February 2: Vienna Choir Boys, 1620 Murray St., 7p.m. Sponsored by St. James Episcopal Church Concert Series. Cost: Admission free, tickets required. CallChurch Office: 441-2276 after January 3.
February 28: Give My Regards to Broadway, Granberry Conference Center at Louisiana College, 6:00pm. Red River Wind Symphony is proud to present this tribute to the best of the Great White Way. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm with the concert beginning at 7:00pm. Cost: $25.00 individual; $125 table for 6. Call: 318-487-7328. E-mail: email@example.com.
February 3-4: Schoolhouse Rock Live Part 2, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7:00pm. If you are looking for an energetic, colorful, fast-paced musical with zany, loveable characters that just happens to be educational, then look no further! For, the creators of Schoolhouse Rock Live! have returned with more of your favorite instructional tunes!Like its predecessor, Schoolhouse Rock Live Too! draws its inspiration from the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series, popular in the 1970’s. Far from outmoded, however, Schoolhouse Rock Live Too! is full of modern lyrics, catchy melodies, upbeat dance sections, and witty banter. Lagniappe Theatre will offer 4 school day matinee performances in addition to the 2 public ones. Call today to reserve seats for your school! Cost: $15/adults; $12/Seniors 55&up; $10/children 12 & under or groups of 10+. Call: 318-48-STAGE.
February 25 and 27: Hello Dolly, 2700 Lee St., Sat. 5:30p.m., Mon. 10a.m. Sponsored by Family Playhouse. Cost. TBA. Call Lisa Rozas: 442-6500.
February 2: Circle of Support, Christus Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, Noon. Cancer Support Group. Call: 866-581-3627.
February 3: Go Red for Women Day. Rapides Regional Medical Center encourages the community to wear red today to bring awareness to the fact heart disease is the number one killer of women. This should also serve as a reminder to women to schedule a visit with their physician for a heart-healthy checkup.
February 4: One Day Breastfeeding Class, Rapides Regional Medical Center, Medical Terrace, Gallery Room, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants, this class is taught by lactation educator 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. Call: 877-801-8441. www.rapidesregional.com
February 6: Bereaved Parents Support Group, Power Center, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This is an on-going support group for parents, 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 unless it is a holiday. Pre-registration is required. Brown bag supper at 6 p.m. Check out our Face Book page: Bereaved Parents of Cenla! Call: 866-581-3627.
February 7: Mommy Talk, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital 1st Floor Conference Room, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. This fun and informative class is especially designed for the “on the go” teenage expectant mom and her support group/family. Special emphasis is given to the continuing needs of teenagers such as health and fitness, nutrition, staying in school, resources for pregnant mom, as well as the labor and delivery process. Classes will be taught by a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Childbirth Educator. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free. Call: 866-581-3627.
February 10: “NY Export: Opus Jazz” Film Screening, Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre, 7p.m. Sponsored by Arts Council ofCentral Louisiana and Capital One Bank. Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Cost: $5. Call Roy Rosenthal: 443-4718.
February 11: Krewe of Cronus Mardi Gras Ball, 208 Pershing Blvd., Bunkie, 8p.m. Sponsored by Bunkie Chamber of Commerce. Krewe of Cronus Debutante Ball with music provided by Barry Badon and the Bayou Boys. Cash bar. Cost: $25 per person. Call Roxana Gauthreaux: 346-2575.
February 13: 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. This month our focus: New Year’s Resolutions That Really Work. 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.
February 13: Sweet & Low Diabetes Support Group, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6:00pm. This month our special guest speaker will be Dr. Carney with Wallace Eye Associates and he will be speaking on diabetes and glaucoma. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call: 866-581-3627. www.cabrini.org.
February 15: 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.
February 16: AARP Driver Safety Program, Rapides Regional Medical Center Medical Terrace Auditorium, 8:30am. This course is designed for those 50 or older. Bring a check or money order payable to AARP to cover the cost of the course and your AARP membership card to verify your AARP membership number. Cost: $12 AARP members; $14 non-AARP members. Call Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Community Education Department: 769-3106.
February 16: Parkinson’s Support Group, Power Center, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 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: 866-581-3627.
February 16: Better Breathers Club, Rapides Health and Lifestyles Center, 724 Scott Street, Noon. 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.
February 16: 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.
February 17: Taste of Mardi Gras, AlexandriaRiverfrontCenter, 7p.m. Sponsored by Louisiana Restaurant Association-CenLa Chapter. Fundraiser that benefits the local Children’s Miracle Network and the LRA Education Foundation. Cost: $20 advance adult, $10 advance child or $25 at door adult, $15 at door child. Call or visit website for reserved VIP tables. Call Julie Salisbury: 225-802-3002. www.LRA.org
February 17: Classic Car – College Cheerleader Mardi Gras Parade, DowntownAlexandria, 4:30p.m. Sponsored byAlexandria Mardi Gras Association. Cost: Admission free. Call Jimmy Williams: 446-4080. www.alexmardigras.com
February 18: Childbirth Class, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital 1st Floor Conference 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.
February 18: Children’s Mardi Gras Parade, Downtown Alexandria, 10:45a.m. Sponsored byAlexandria Mardi Gras Association. $100 per unit entry fee. Entry deadline is Jan. 31. Cost: Admission free. Call Jenna Bonner: 443-1200 or 542-9084. www.alexmardigras.com
February 19: Alexandria Mardi Gras Parade, Mid-town Texas Avenue, Masonic andNorth Blvd, 2p.m. Sponsored byAlexandria Mardi Gras Association. Cost: Admission free. CallChris Chelette: 443-1200 or 623-7359. www.alexmardigras.com
February 20: Cancer Support Group, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 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.
February 20: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Support Group, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Atrium, 6 p.m. This month’s topic will be on applied theater. This group is open to anyone affected by autistic disorder, Asperger Syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Call: 866-581-3627.
February 23: 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.
February 25: 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.
February 25: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 9 a.m. Please pre-register. Call: 866-581-3627.
February 25: Safety Day, Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo, 10:-11:30a.m. and 1-2:30p.m. The 10a.m. session is for children and the 1p.m. session is on cyber bullying for tweens and teens. Cost: Admission free. Call Master Rousseau: 443-8066.
February 25: Christus Cabrini Winter Ball, Paragon Casino Resort, 7p.m. Sponsored by Christus Cabrini Foundation. 31st Winter Ball. Entertainment to be announced with proceeds to benefit Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Foundation. Cost: $3,500 gold table of 10, $3,000 silver table of 10, $2,000 patron table of 10 or $175 individual tickets. Call Theresa Slater: 448-6580.
February 27: 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.
February 27: 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.
February 27: Look Good…Feel Better, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, Noon – 2p.m. “If you look good, you’ll feel better…” that is why Christus Cabrini Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are offering a very special program called Look Good…Feel Better. This program is designed to help women cope with the physical changes that might occur during cancer treatment. Reservations are required. Call Janet Blank Bonnette: 318-466-6074.
February 2, 6: Yoga Class, Power Center, 4:00pm – 5:15pm. Come join us and de-stress your life! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. If you have other props, bring them too. Call: 1-866-581-3627. Visit: www.cabrini.org.
February 17: Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art 3rd Floor Overlook Gallery, 5:30pm – 6:30pm. We are pleased to announce b. Hedrick as our new Yoga instructor. Dr. Hedrick is an ascetic Taoist yogi with 14 years of yoga practice informing his teaching method – Yoga Tao. “Yoga Tao is an ‘all level’ opportunity – from beginner to advanced, incorporating spirit-mind-body techniques providing participants with stress reduction, strengthening, flexibility, and balance also useful in everyday life off the yoga mat.” Sponsored by the Rapides Foundation. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.