December 2014 Calendar

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Arts

 

Ongoing-December:  Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Art Exhibits. The Cabrini Hospital Gallery (Outpatient Center, 1st floor) will feature the work of internationally acclaimed artist, Morris Taft Thomas.  The Rapides Gallery (South Tower between ER and lobby) will feature the fabric collage work of Char White.  Cost: Free.  Call: (318) 769-7602.

 

December 5:  Art Exhibit, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 5-7p.m. Sponsored by G.A.E.D.A. and River Oaks Square Arts Center. Exhibit featuring artists Steve Martin and Shelly Strange.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Rachael Dauzat:  473-2670.

 

December 5 – February 21:  Crossing Cultures:  Belle Yang, a Story of Immigration, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10a.m.-5p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10a.m.-4p.m. Sat.  Belle Yang is an author, graphic novelist and children’s book illustrator who translates her experiences as a Chinese-American immigrant into bold, powerful artworks. The exhibition features approximately 25 paintings and 8 illustrations that embrace Yang’s Asian heritage.  Cost:  $4 adults; $3 students/seniors/military; $2 youth 4-13; under 4 free.  Call Megan Valentine:  443-3458.

 

December 6:  Annual Porch Sale, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 9a.m.-3p.m.  Great opportunity to purchase unique gifts for Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Rachael Dauzat:  473-2670.

 

December 6:  Spanish Language Tour of Exhibitions, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1-2p.m.  Take a tour of AMoA’s current exhibitions, all in Spanish, facilitated by Carlos Villaseñor Anaya (bilingual), International Consultant and expert in Cultural Development and Cultural Policy.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jenny Gallent:  443-3458.

 

December 6:  Spanish Language Art Talk, Alexandria Museum of Art, 2-3:30p.m.  Have fun talking in Spanish and learning about the art of Spanish speaking cultures.  Featuring the works of a different artist every month.  Conversation, cultural exchange and fun!  Facilitated by Carlos Villaseñor Anaya (bilingual), International Consultant and expert in Cultural Development and Cultural Policy.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jenny Gallent:  443-3458.

 

December 9, 16 and 23:  Adult Art Class:  Figure Drawing Series with Tony Forrest, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:30-7:30p.m.  Participants will learn the basics of figure drawing in a 4-session monthly series at AMoA, from Tony Forrest.  Participants must be 21 years or older.  Advanced registration is required before each session.  Space is limited.  Cost:  $120 for AMoA members; $150 for non-members.  Fee includes all 4 sessions and all supplies.  Call Nancy Noles:  443-3458.

 

December 22-23:  Upcycle Toys!  Holiday Camp, Alexandria Museum of Art, 9a.m.-Noon.  Campers ages 6-12 will have a blast and learn about science while creating their own toys from recycled materials!  Call to sign up.    Cost:  $25 AMoA member children; $50 non-member children.  Call Cindy Blair:  443-3458.

 

Music

 

December 4:  Abendmusik Alexandria:  Popular Inspirations, Hearn Stage, Kress Theater, 6p.m.  Sponsored by Arts Council of Central Louisiana.  Cost:  $10 admission; $5 appetizer plate; cash bar.  Call Brandy Wills:  455-7702.

 

December 7:  A Calvary Christmas, Calvary Baptist Church, 5011 Jackson St., 3p.m. and 6p.m.  Calvary’s annual Christmas production presented by Calvary’s Music Ministry.  Cost:  $5 per person; seating is reserved.  Call Marlene Tompkins:  445-1426.  www.calvarynet.net/christmas

 

December 7:  Holiday Cheer, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 2:30p.m.  Sponsored by Rapides Symphony Orchestra.  A Cenla holiday tradition with classical selections, holiday favorites and a sing-a-long to put you in the Christmas spirit.  Cost:  $25 adults; $15 seniors; $10 students.  Call James Owens:  484-4469.

 

December 14:  A Cradle – A Cross – A Crown, The Pentecostals of Alexandria Sanctuary, 2817 Rapides Ave., 6p.m.  Sponsored by the Pentecostals of Alexandria.  The Christmas story begins on that long ago, far away Bethlehem night when Jesus was born.  It doesn’t, however, end there.  His life was one of miracles and wonders – a cross – and ultimately a crown.  Come celebrate with us, His coming and the promise of His coming again.  The 9th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Genevieve Ryder:  427-6608.

 

December 16:  Red River Chorale Presents “Celebrating Christmas”,  St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 7:30pm. The concert will present A Season of Hope and Anticipation; A Season of Illumination; A Season of Love and Giving; A Season of Joy” featuring chorus, organ, piano, strings, and brass. Cost:  Adults: $15.00; Students: $5.00. Call:  (318) 484-4463.  www.redriverchorale.com

 

December 18:  Acoustic Concert Series, Alexandria Museum of Art, 6:30-8:30p.m.  Featuring a different guest musician each month. Live music, food and fun!  Join us on the third Thursdays for AMoA’s most popular recurring social event.  Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music hosted by John Wakefield, and snack on tasty food and drink.  Cost:  Free AMoA members; $4 non-members.  Call Amanda Guillot:  443-3458.

 

 

Events

 

Ongoing–December 22: Read-To-Win A Christmas Stocking, Westside Regional Library, 9:00am – 6:00pm.  For every book participants read, enter for a chance to win one of three Christmas stockings stuffed with Library goodies! One prize stocking will be given for Children, Teen, and Adult age groups! This is a family-friendly activity. Cost: Free. Call: 318.442.2483 x 1901. www.rpl.org

 

Ongoing–December 23: Create Christmas Bookmarks, Westside Regional Library, 9:00am – 6:00pm.  All art supplies and materials provided for patrons to create a personalized Christmas bookmark.  All bookmark art work will be displayed and the winner will win a small prize! This is a family-friendly activity. Cost: Free. Call: 318.442.2483 x 1901. www.rpl.org

 

Ongoing-December: 13th Annual Country Christmas Lights Display, Rebel State Historic Site, 9:00am-9:00pm.  Open Tuesday through Saturday, guests are invited to Rebel State Historic Site and the Louisiana Country Music Museum, during the month of December, to see over 75,000 Christmas lights and displays, hear the sounds of traditional Christmas music and visit with Santa Claus on December 6th, 13th and 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Cost: $4.00 (ages 13 to 61); Groups and all others Free.  Call: 888.677.3600. www.LaStateParks.com

 

December 4:  Holiday Magic Downtown, 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:  449-5051.

 

December 5:  Candyland Christmas, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 1403 Third St., 5-8p.m.  Sponsored by T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum.  Kids and families can make candy sculptures, decorate cookies, make ornaments and talk to Santa on the HAM radio.  The 2nd Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  $4 per person.  Call T.R.E.E. House:  619-9394.

 

December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19-23 and 26-28:  Holiday Light Safari, Alexandria Zoo, 5:30-8p.m.  Sponsored by City of Alexandria and FOTAZ.  Celebrate the holiday season with dazzling light displays and festive activities as you stroll through the Zoo, aglow with thousands of lights.  Visits with Santa and music on select evenings.  Train rides, Gift Shop and concessions available.  The 19th is the 11th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  On that evening Matthew Davidson Band will perform from 6-7:30p.m.  Cost:  $6 per person.  Call Zoo Office:  441-6810.

 

December 6: Mutts in the Mall, Alexandria Mall,  10:00am-3:00pm.  Come and visit our four-legged clients to learn about foster/adoption/volunteer opportunities! Cost: Free.  Call: 318-201-PAWS (7297).

 

December 6: Have Your Antiques Appraised!, Boyce Branch Library, 2:00pm – 3:00pm.  Antiques appraiser, Michael Winn appraises your coins, books, glassware, artwork and other collectibles (no jewelry). There is a limit of five (5) items per person and a size limit on artwork of 3ft. x 3ft. This program is for adults. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182.  www.rpl.org

 

December 6, 13, 20: RPL Movie Time, Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 3:00pm – 5:00pm. We have popcorn, drinks and a movie! December 6:“Saving Santa!”; December 13: “Guardians of the Galaxy”; December 20: “The Maze Runner”. This is a family-friendly event. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

December 6:  An Old Fashioned Christmas, Kent Plantation House, 4-6p.m.  Sponsored by Kent Plantation House.  Christmas arts and crafts, help decorate Kent House’s tree, story- telling, vintage music and dance, visit with Papa Noel and hot chocolate and cookies.  The 3rd Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Kent House:  487-5998.

 

December 7: Author Presentation & Book Signing: The Cottoncrest Curse by Michael Rubin, Westside Regional Library, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Baton Rouge attorney Michael Rubin will discuss his fictional novel as well as have copies of his book for sale and will be on hand to autograph. This program is for adults. Cost: Free.  Call: 318.442.2483 x 1906. www.rpl.org

 

December 7:  Live Nativity, First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, 6-8p.m.  Sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Alexandria.  Drive through the live nativity to experience a re-enactment of the Christmas story, complete with live animals, carols and candlelight.  The 4th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Church Office:  443-5696.

 

December 8: The Morning Widowed Persons 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 issponsored by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.  Call Becky Watkins: 448-6938.

 

December 8 and 15:  Pet Nights with Santa, Alexandria Mall JC Penney Court, 5-7p.m.  Pet owners and their furry friends are invited to pose for a photo with Santa.  Cost:  Regular portrait fees apply.  Call:  448-0227.

 

December 8:  Holiday in the Heart of Alexandria Mall, Alexandria Mall Center Court, 6p.m.  Sponsored by Alexandria Mall.  Live theatre cast and musical performance presented by Lagniappe Theatre Co.  Light refreshments and a visit from Santa.  The 5th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call:  448-0227.

 

December 8: 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. Call: 877-801-8441.

 

December 9–10: Christmas Crafts at the Library, Boyce Branch Library. Come in and create a Christmas ornament! Materials and instruction sheet will be provided to make a holiday ornament to deck your tree this year. This is a family-friendly activity. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182.  www.rpl.org

 

December 9: Sewing With Ms. Brenda, Gunter Branch Library, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Preregistration is required; and you must bring your own sewing machine and materials. This program is for adults. Cost: Free. Call: 318.443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

December 9: Tackling Type 1 Diabetes Support Group, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Trellis Room, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. A new support group for Type 1 Diabetes patients and their families is being held the second Tuesday of each month. Each class will offer 30 minutes of education and 30 minutes of question and answer and discussion.  Call: (318) 769-3109.

 

December 10: Learning Microsoft Excel, Rapides Parish Main Library Public Computer Lab, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Students will become familiar with the Excel interface, formatting spreadsheets, charts, functions and formulas. This program is for adults.  Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free. Call Janie Primeaux: 318.445.2411 ext. 1050. www.rpl.org

 

December 10: Diabetes Group Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9:00am-noon.  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) 769-3106.

 

December 11:  How the Grinch Stole Christmas Party, Bath Planet of Central Louisiana, 3016 Broadway Ave., 6-8p.m.  Sponsored by Bath Planet of Central Louisiana.  Games, give-a-ways, snacks, Grinch themed craft and meet the Grinch!  Like Bath Planet of Central Louisiana on facebook for a detailed itinerary.  The 6th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Bath Planet:  442-3802.

 

December 11: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6:00pm. Please pre-register.  Call: 866-581-3627.

 

December 12:  Pineville Christmas Parade, Main St., Pineville, 7p.m.  Sponsored by the City of Pineville.  Holiday themed floats and music.  The 7th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call City of Pineville:  445-3439.

 

December 13:  Christmas at Inglewood, Inglewood Harvest Barn, 6233 Old Baton Rouge Hwy, Alexandria, 9a.m.-1p.m.  Sponsored by Inglewood Farm.  Hay rides through the garden, pictures with Santa, the Farmer’s Market and live music.  The 8th Night in the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Stephen Reed:  442-6398.

 

December 13: Polar Express Workshop, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 9:00am – 12:00pm.  We will read the Polar Express, do a Polar Express Themed craft, have cocoa and cookies, write letters to Santa, and do other themed activities!  Children ages 4+ are eligible to register.  Parents are not required to stay for this activity. This is a perfect time to head out and get some Christmas shopping done! Tickets are available by phone or at www.ticket-central.org.  Cost: $15.00.  Call: 318-619-9395.

 

December 13:  Second Saturdays at the Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10a.m.-2p.m.  Featuring arts activities for families, live music, exhibition tours, Community Table and original local art.  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.  Support local arts at this fun community event!  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jenny Gallent:  443-3458.

 

December 13: PAWS Open House/Volunteer Appreciation, 432 Mary Hill Road in Pineville,  2:00pm – 4:00pm.  Come see our operations first hand!  We’ve recently established “The Center” at the PAWS headquarters! Cost: Free.  Call: 318-201-PAWS (7297).

 

December 14: Santa Paws Pageant,  Pineville Community Center, 1:30pm – 4:00pm.  Come see our operations first hand!  Boys & Girls – Ages Birth – 16 are eligible! Cost: $5.00 General Admission; $3.00 65+/Students w/ ID/Military ID.  Call: 318-201-PAWS (7297).

 

December 14:  Alexandria Christmas Parade, Jackson St. Ext., 2p.m.  Sponsored by Alexandria Mardi Gras Association.  Christmas themed floats and entertainment.  Cost:  $100 per float; admission free for attendees.  Call Chris Chelette:  623-7359.

 

December 15: The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 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 Becky Watkins: 448-6938.

 

December 15: The Alzheimer’s Activity Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 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 Becky Watkins: 448-6938.

 

December 15: Cancer Support Group Annual Christmas Party, Rapides Cancer Center Lobby, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  All current patients, caregivers and cancer survivors are invited to attend. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Call: 769-7200 or 769-7258.

 

December 16: Teen/Tween Activity: Jewelry Making, Boyce Branch Library. Come in and create cool jewelry to make as gifts or make two — one to share and one to wear! This event is for teens and tweens. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182.  www.rpl.org

December 16: Author Presentation & Book Signing: Secrets to Success in Country Music by the “Honky-Tonk Priest”, Westside Regional Library, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Join Father Gabriel Farago as he discusses writing Country music, tips on getting published, and how to work with the radio and broadcast media. This program is for adults and teens. Cost: Free. Call: 318.442.2483 x 1906. www.rpl.org

 

December 17: La Leche League Meeting, Rapides Westside Regional Library Branch, 10:00am. La Leche League meetings emphasize the joys of breastfeeding while they inform and encourage mothers who wish to nurse their babies. Mother-to-mother support is at the heart of La Leche League. Getting to know other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. All mothers and mothers-to-be are welcome. Babies and children are welcome too! Cost: Free. Call Meghan:  (318) 769-9386.

 

December 17: Celebrate the Holidays From Around the World, Boyce Branch Library. Learn about the celebrations of Hanukkah. Activities planned to learn about celebrations from around the world. This is a children’s activity. Cost: Free. Call 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

December 17: Creative Crafts: Christmas with Brenda, McDonald Branch Library, 10:30am – 11:30am.  Get ready for Christmas with handmade gifts made by You! Decorative jars, Christmas ornaments and “floppy disc” notepads. This program is for adults. Cost: Free. Call: 318.748.4848 www.rpl.org

 

December 17: Crafty Wednesday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Creative crafts for all ages! Come and enjoy the simple things in life and recreate the crafts you remember from childhood and pass them on to your children and grandchildren.  Supplies are provided and registration is encouraged. This is a family-friendly event. Cost: Free. Call: 318.445.3912. www.rpl.org

 

December 18:  H20 – Helping 2 Overcome Homelessness, Emmanuel Baptist Church Parking Lot, 10a.m.-Noon.  Volunteers of America Homeless Outreach Program along with other community partners provide instant, on-site services to the homeless or imminently homeless population.  Food, clothing, housing options, haircuts and medical screenings are available at no charge.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Tracey Antee:  442-8026.

 

December 18: 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. Please pre-register. Call Becky Watkins: 448-6938.

 

December 18:  Holiday Expressions at AMoA!  Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:30-9p.m.  Sponsored by AMoA.  Explore AMoA at a festive evening of art, music, storytelling and spoken word poetry, all in the spirit of the holiday season.  From 5:30-7p.m. enjoy storytellers, children’s book readings and holiday music.  Then from 7-9p.m. join in singing holiday songs with performers from the past year’s Acoustic Concert Series at AMoA, and hear spoken word performances promoting the art of self expression.  The 10th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Amanda Guillot:  443-3458.

 

December 18: 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.

 

December 18: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Support Group, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6:00pm. Please pre-register. Call: 866-581-3627.

 

December 19: Library Insider’s Club, Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 10:00am – 11:30am. For developmentally challenged citizens.  Offering help with how to use the library, training classes, adult story time, help with computer training and crafting. This program is for adults and teens. Cost: Free. Call: 318.445.3912. www.rpl.org

 

December 20: RPL Movie Time, Westside Regional Library, 3:00pm – 5:00pm. We have free popcorn, drinks and will be watching Disney’s™ Frozen. This is a family-friendly event. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

December 20:  Having a Dickens of a Christmas, 135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, 6-8p.m.  Sponsored by Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site.  Join the fun of a classical Dickens’ Christmas with live dulcimer music, the Dickens’ Louisiana Carolers, candlelight tours of the fort and much more!  The 12th Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call:  484-2390.

 

December 20:  Polar Express Pajama Movie Party, Alexandria Mall Center Court, 4p.m.  The Polar Express movie showing has become a holiday tradition.  Santa and the conductor will start the show.  Crafts and refreshments.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Mall Office:  448-0227.

 

December 22: Skype With Santa, Westside Regional Library Children’s Area, 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Skip the mall and come to the library to visit via Skype with Santa Claus!  Reservations not required but it might be a good idea to call ahead and make sure you have a good spot when it’s time to chat with Santa! This is a children’s activity. Cost: Free. Call: 318.442.2483 x 1906.  www.rpl.org

 

December 22: RPL Movie Time & Craft, Gunter Branch Library, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. We will have snacks and a take-home craft and watching, “Arthur Christmas!” Fun for the whole family. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259.  www.rpl.org

 

December 23: Celebrate the Holidays From Around the World, Boyce Branch Library. Learn about the celebrations of Christmas. Activities planned to learn about celebrations from around the world. This is a children’s activity. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

December 23: Gingerbread House Workshop, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 9:00am – 12:00pm.  At this workshop, children will construct edible gingerbread houses and accessories, and once they are done they will have tons of fun playing in the museum.  Children ages 4+ are eligible to register.  Parents are not required to stay for this activity. This is a perfect time to head out and get some Christmas shopping done! Tickets are available by phone or at ticket-central.org/events/gingerbread-house-workshop/.  Cost: $15.00.  Call: 318-619-9395.

 

December 24: Candlelight Midnight Mass, St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria, 11:00pm.  The Rt. Rev. Dr. Jacob W. Owensby, Bishop of the Diocese of Western Louisiana will preach and celebrate Holy Eucharist for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord.  The service will feature incense, the St. James Choir, organ, brass sextet and holy communion in beautiful candlelight.  All baptized Christians are welcome to take communion at the St. James altar.  Hot chocolate and cookies compliments of the vestry and people of St. James will be available to take home after the service.  Cost: Free. Call: (318) 445-9845.

 

December 25: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

 

December 30: Celebrate the Holidays From Around the World, Boyce Branch Library. Learn about the celebrations of Kwanzaa. Activities planned to learn about celebrations from around the world. This is a children’s activity. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

Sports

Ongoing – December 16(Tuesdays):  Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:30-6:30p.m.  Yoga is offered free of charge every Tuesday at AMoA.  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:  Admission free.  Call Jenny Gallent:  443-3458.

 

December 9, 16, 23, 30 & January 6: Run GDN, Spirits Food & Friends, 6:30pm.  Every Tuesday—rain or shine—meet on the patio at Spirits Food and Friends located at 1200 Texas Avenue.  Go for a run and rejoin for food and drinks.  It can be whatever you want it to be! If you want to show up every week and sign in to let us know you’re here, that is great, and we will track your participation and reward you with a free pint every 6 runs!  All paces are welcome.  E-mail Heather: heatherwillifordkrs@yahoo.com.

 

December 8-29: Yoga Classes, Cabrini Mediplex Yoga RX Room, 4:00pm – 5:15pm.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  These classes are on-going and meet every Monday and Thursday.  Call Becky Watkins: 448-6938.

 

December 10, 17, 24 & 31: 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: 448-6938.