Ongoing-May: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Exhibits. During the month of May, the Cabrini Gallery (located in the Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology) will feature the art of Rosemary Smith. The colorful art of Kathleen Pharis will be featured at the Rapides Gallery (located in the South Tower between the ER and the Lobby). Most art is for sale. Cost: Free. Call 318-769-7602. www.artsandhealthcare.org
Ongoing-May 21: Out of the Ordinary: Les Christensen & John Salvest, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-5:00pm Tue.-Fri., 10:00am-4:00pm Sat. This exhibit invites you to rethink your junk drawer and even your trash. Artists John Salvest and Les Christensen transform the ordinary into extraordinary, turning what most think of as trash or junk into thought-provoking and beautiful sculptures and installations. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.
Ongoing- May 21: Treasured Gifts: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, An AMoA 4.0 Beta Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-5:00pm Tue.-Fri., 10:00am-4:00pm Sat. This exhibition features a sampling of acquisitions to the permanent collection in the past few years. Treasured gifts includes works donated from the Department of Culture and Tourism of the State of Louisiana, as well as from general individual donors. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.
Ongoing- May 28: Dirty South Mug Competition, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 10:00am-4:00pm. Sponsored by River Oaks Square Art and GAEDA. Competition and exhibition of cups, mugs, and tea bowls from all over the United States. Gallery Hours: Tues.-Fri: 10a.m.-4p.m. and Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m. Cost: Adults $2.00, Seniors and children $1.00, members free. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.
May 14- June 18: Hand Building Clay Class, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 9:00am-12:00pm. Includes clay, firing, glazes, and supplies. Cost: $220. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.
June 3: Exhibit Reception, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Sponsored by River Oaks and GAEDA. Exhibit featuring artwork from artists T.J. Black, Leah Moreau Morace, and Father Chad Partain. Cost: Free and open to the public. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.
June 3 – July 9: Exhibition, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 10:00am-4:00pm. Sponsored by River Oaks and GAEDA. Artwork exhibit featuring work from artists T.J. Black, Leah Moreau Morace, and Father Chad Partain. Cost: Members free, Adults $2, Seniors & Children, $1. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.
June 3 –July 9: George Rodrigue Foundation for the Arts Contest Exhibit, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-5:00pm Tue.-Fri., 10:00am-4:00pm Sat. This exhibition will feature 15 finalists chosen from over 600 entries by Louisiana high schools’ juniors and seniors in the George Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest. This year, the competition is presented in partnership with the Krewe of Orpheus and young artists were invited to create a work of art based on the theme of “Louisiana Celebrates Carnival.” Cost: Visit www.themuseum.org for prices. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.
June 3-August 20: Faculty & Friends: Artists Among Us, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-5:00pm Tue.-Fri., 10:00am-4:00pm Sat. Opening reception and member preview: June 3, 6-8p.m. Inspired by the creative resources in our community, this annual invitational exhibition showcases faculty, staff, alumni, and volunteers of some of the arts organizations and arts education institutions in the Central Louisiana region and throughout the state. The collection of the AMoA contains work by a number of teaching artists both past and present. Cost: Visit www.themuseum.org for prices. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.
June 3-August 20: Changing Landscapes: Jan Beauboeuf Along the Solomon Northup Trail, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-5:00pm Tue.-Fri., 10:00am-4:00pm Sat. Opening reception and member preview: June 3, 6-8p.m. This photography exhibition features stunning landscapes by Avoyelles parish artist Jan Beauboeuf along the Northup Trail tracing the path of kidnapped free man of color, Solomon Northup, who lived as a slave in Central Louisiana before his rescue and return to Sarasota, New York. Jan, soon to be eighty, grew up in the same rural Bayou Boeuf country. Cost: Visit www.themuseum.org for prices. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.
June 3-August 20: Purchased Lives: America’s Domestic Slave Trade, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-5::00pm Tue.-Fri., 10:00am-4:00pm Sat. Opening reception and member preview: June 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm. This exhibition, originally shown at the Historic New Orleans Collection, examines the individuals involved in the slave trade, considering New Orleans and Louisiana’s role in this era of U.S. history. Cost: Visit www.themuseum.org for prices. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.
Ongoing- July 31: 2016 Summer Reading Program, “Get on your mark, get set…READ!” All Rapides Parish libraries, during hours of operation. Sponsored by Rapides Parish Library. Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage school-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” is the main objective of summer reading programs. For many families with school-aged children, the public library is the only community space during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural activities and programs. Cost: Free. Call Tammy DiBartolo or Karla Kirby: 318-442-2483 x 1906.
May 5-7: AlexRiverFete, Downtown Alexandria. Featuring Louisiana Dragon Boat Races, Art, Kids Activities, Classic Cars, Indie Village, Arts & Crafts, Food and Live Music by the Revivalists, Marc Broussard, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Swear & Shake, Nayo Jones and many more! www.cityofalexandriala.com/fete
May 5, 12, 19, 26 & June 9: Refuge Recovery, 1921 Jackson Street, 6:00pm. Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic Buddhist approach to recovering from addiction. Cost: Free. Call Lyndon: 318-229-3811. www.facebook.com/refugerecoverycenla or http://refugerecovery.org
May 5, June 2: Cenla Pub Theology, Finnegan’s Wake, 6:30pm. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church. Beer. God. Conversation. Join us as we explore the theological themes in Harry Potter. www.facebook.com/cenlapubtheology. Cost: Free. Call Church Office: 318-443-5696.
May 7: Tour de Fete Costumed Bike Parade, Downtown Alexandria. Pedals up for a costumed bicycle parade to benefit the Alexandria Museum of Art. Registration is available online at www.themuseum.org/tour. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.
May 7: Breastfeeding Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9:00am-3:00pm. 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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 10: Sibling Class, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6:00pm-8:00pm. This class is a fun, interactive class designed specifically for young siblings who are expecting a new baby in the home. Call: 866-581-3627.
May 10, 17, 24, 31 & June 7: Cenla Meditation Meeting, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 6:30pm. Cenla Meditation (Founded in September 2012) is a non-profit organization for those who want to learn more about meditation and mindful living within our community. All levels welcome! No religious affiliation required. Cost: Free. Call Lyndon: 318-229-3811. www.cenlameditation.org
May 11: Diabetes Group Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9:00am – 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
May 11: 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. The seat checks normally are held the second Wednesday of each month. Cost: Free.
May 12-15: Cochon de Lait Festival, Mansura, LA, 5:00pm. Sponsored by Mansura Chamber of Commerce. More information can be found at www.cochondelaitfestival.com. Cost: TBA. Call Ann Barnett: 623-3140 or 318-964-5758.
May 12: Pink Ribbon Club, Cabrini Cancer Center, 5:30pm. The Pink Ribbon Club is a breast cancer support group focused on education, support and advocacy. Please pre-register. Call Debbie Guy: 318-466-6074 or 866-581-3627.
May 12: 3D Design for Beginners, Gunter Branch Library, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Learn how to create your own 3D designs! Participants will learn how to use TinkerCAD, a free easy-to-learn online application to create, modify and print 3D models. Access to email is required. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org
May 12: ALS Support Group, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 6:00pm. These support group meetings are open to persons with ALS, their families, caregivers and friends to provide information about ALS and the various resources available. Call: 800-891-3746 ext. 3. E-mail: email@example.com.
May 12: Suicide Survivor Support Group, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade, 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. Call: 318-312-7970.
May 13-15: Sugarmill Music Festival, Rosalie Plantation Sugarmill. A three-day chamber music festival in and around the historic Sugarmill at Rosalie Plantation, 63 Rosalie Road, Alexandria. Enjoy seven full-length concerts and four scholarly presentations, with onsite catering by Southern Creations and 2 Reign Catering. Performers include the West Edge String Quartet, Lin He, Dychanie Duo, Paul Christopher, Rosalie Piano Trio, Kermit Poling, John De Chiaro, Young Artists Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Ajero, and Quatuor de Trombones de Louisiane. www.sugarmillmusicfestival.org.
May 14: Birdwatching at Myrtlewood Estate, 2301 Military Highway in Pineville, 9:00am-11:00am. Join us for a closer look at beautiful birds and learn about their species with ornithology expert Dr. Leesia Marshall of LSUA and activities led by Dr. Sandra Purifoy and Heather Betz of the Alexandria Zoo! Each guest receives: tote bag, water bottle, pencil, notepad, book and educational resources! Wear long pants, sleeves, and walking shoes, bring your binoculars and a picnic lunch, and come learn about birds! Geared toward ages 11-15. Please pre-register. Cost: $15.00. Call: 318-619-9394.
May 14: Robotic Engineering, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Learn how to build, program and control robots with a Windows tablet! Open to patron sages 12 to 18, this event is sponsored by Amerigroup. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free. Call Faith Johnson: 318-445-2411 x1036. www.rpl.org
May 14: Taking It to the Stage–Experiences in Acting & Theatre, Rapides Foundation Building, 2nd floor, Room C, Noon–2:00pm. Sankofa Cultural Collective is a Louisiana nonprofit cultural arts organization, presenting cultural and educational programming and events in Central Louisiana. “Taking It to the Stage: Experiences in Acting & Theatre” will be presented by Jay Ward. Space is limited; please pre-register. Cost: Free. www.sankofacc.org
May 15: Calvary Church and Conservatory Orchestra Concert, Calvary Chapel, 3:00pm. Featuring selections from Broadway, Pop and Easy Listening Music. Reception to follow in Calvary Hall. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-1426.
May 18: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off, Hineston Branch Library, 9:00am-6:00pm. It’s here and we’re ready to get started! The theme this year is: “Get On Your Mark…Get Set… READ!” You’ll pick up everything you’ll need to get started! Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-8461. www.rpl.org
May 18: Touch a Truck!, Robertson Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Special visit from the Alpine Volunteer Fire Department. What does it takes to be a firefighter? Also be sure to pick up your Summer Reading Program supplies and get ready to read! Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org
May 18: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center at the Greens, 12:00pm. Professional angler Kat Arnould will present “Bought, Caught & Released”. Also featuring Mickey Gassiott with Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Auxiliary. Please RSVP by May 13th. Cost: $16.00. Call: 318-481-7880.
May 18: Free Sno-Cone Day!, Sno-Shack Alexandria, 2:30pm-5:30pm. Pelican State Credit Union is giving away free sno-cones to every single person who visits the Sno-Shack on S. MacArthur Drive during the designated hours. Pelican representatives will greet and gift everyone in each vehicle a ticket for a free sno-cone. You do not have to be a member of the credit union and no purchase is necessary, but you must claim your one, free sno-cone in person. Cost: Free.
May 18: Wii Wednesday, King Branch Library, 3:30pm-5:30pm. “Wii” break out the controllers and prepare to take on all challengers in the fun Wii world. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
May 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. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
May 19: 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: 337-234-0088.
May 19: Summer Kickoff Social Networking Mixer, The Gem in Downtown Alexandria, 7:00pm. This event is open to all professionals and entrepreneurs in Cenla. Comedian Ronnie Jordan Bad Boyz of Comedy, Showtime, HBO, and more) from Atlanta will provide entertainment. Cost: $15.00.
May 20: Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Education Day, Paragon Casino Resort Mari Showroom, 10:00am. Come discover the diverse and vibrant traditions of Native Americans from across the United States. The day will feature dance demonstrations, arts & crafts displays, vendors, interactive home life demonstrations, storytelling and more. Cost: Free. Call Elisabeth Mora: 318-240-6432.
May 20: Go Red for Women Luncheon, Alexandria Riverfront Center, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rapides Heart Hospital is the Cause Sponsor for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Luncheon that encourages women to take charge of their heart health by making it a top priority so they may live stronger, longer lives. Cost: $100. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 20: Beach Party Parent’s Night Out, TREE House Children’s Museum, 6:00pm-9:00pm. This parent’s night out event is the perfect chance for parents to go out to dinner or just enjoy a quiet kid-free evening, while their kids kick off the summertime at the T.R.E.E. House! Drop your kids (ages 4+) off at the museum for the evening and know that they will be entertained by beach themed activities, games, and a pizza party! Pre-registration by May 18th is required. Cost: $20.00. Call: 318-619-9394.
May 21-22: 21st Annual Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow, Earl J. Barbry Convention Center at Paragon Casino Resort. The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow serves as social gathering for Tunica-Biloxi tribal members and non-members to experience the history and traditions of the tribe. The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow affirms the endurance of indigenous culture through vibrant craft displays, music performances, dance presentations and cultural exhibits. Cost: $5.00 General Admission; $3.00 Children 5 and under. Call: 800-946-1946. www.tunicapowwow.org
May 21-22: Gem and Mineral Show, Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds Expo Hall, 610 High School Road, DeRidder, Saturday, 9a.m.-5p.m. Sunday, 10a.m.-4p.m. Dealers from Louisiana and throughout the South will exhibit and sell gemstones, cabochons, minerals, artifacts, and fossils, as well as demonstrate gemstone cutting, cabochon cutting, breading, arrowhead knapping, and wire wrapping. Cost: $2, children 12 and under are free. Call Adam Valin or Bridget and Jim Marler: 337-585-3693 or 318-443-5184.
May 21: Prepared Childbirth Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9:00am-2:00pm. 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: 318-769-4440.
May 21: Make Your Own Slime, McDonald Branch Library, 11:00am-12:00pm. Teens and Tweens come to the McDonald laboratory and create your own slime from everyday household products. It’s a fun STEAM project; learn the properties of viscosity and density! Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org
May 21: Men Who Cook & Men Who Mix, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 6:30pm. Sponsored by River Oaks Square Arts Center. Men of the community prepare their special recipes for tasting. Cost: $50, tickets are limited. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.
May 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. Our special program this month is Project Safe Return from the University of Louisiana Monroe Institute of Gerontology. There will be free registration packets and MedicAlert bracelets for Project Safe Return. We invite the Police Department and Sheriff’s Department to join us for this program. The Alzheimer Support Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
May 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.
May 23: 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. Call: 318-769-3445.
May 24: Can You Dig It? Strawberries Sprout Up, Johnson Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Children, Teens and Tweens, it’s good to get your hands dirty! Let’s dig into the science of the strawberry! While we’re at it, we’ll learn a little bit of healthy nutritional literacy & learn about how to help our environment stay healthy too! Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org
May 26: Olympic Training, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. The Summer Reading Program Kick-Off begins with different events for children to compete in a SRP Olympic training camp. Select the country to compete for, complete all the events, and receive a medal. Have your victorious “selfie” picture taken at the winners stand! Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483 x 1904. www.rpl.org
May 27: Don’t Fry Day, RRMC Main Hallway, 11:00am-1:00pm. o raise awareness about the dangers of sun cancer, Rapides Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society will be handing out sun-safety tips and will have a drawing for a free “Fun Sun Safety” basket. Cost: Free.
May 27-28: Little Walter Music Festival, Alexandria Amphitheater. The 2016 Little Walter Music Festival will be a two-day affair featuring more music and more fun in downtown Alexandria. Performing live will be Mojo Killjoy, Peas and Cornbread, the Blindfold Blues Band, When All Is Lost, Henry Gray, Harmonica Red and the Little Walter Tribute Band, T’Monde, Mr. Sipp, Nacomi Tanaka & the Blues Temple, Kenny Neal and Shemekia Copeland. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-9546.
May 31- June 3: T.R.E.E. House Art Camp, 1403 Third Street, 9a.m.-12p.m. Sponsored by T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum. Space is limited. Cost: $70 for non-members, $60 for members, $10 additional to hold a spot and pay later. Call Kara Edwards: 318-619-9394.
June 3: 2016 Bizzy Awards, Alexandria Convention Center (formerly Sai), 6:00pm. t’s time to shine the spotlight on local businesses and industries at the Bizzy’s! The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Business Awards provide local businesses the opportunity to celebrate and be recognized for their achievements at a red carpet event. Please RSVP by May 27th. Cost: $65.00. Call: 318-442-6671.
June 4: Fleur de Lis Spring Show, Natchitoches Events Center, 9a.m.-4:30p.m. Sponsored by Fleur de Lis. Artists and craftsmen from a four state area will feature handcrafted items. Over 100 booths will showcase jewelry, home décor, wood working, clothing, soaps, jellies, and much more! Cost: Free. Call Cheryl Gianforte: 318-352-6068.
June 4: 9th Annual Bug Day, Kent Plantation House, 9a.m.-1p.m. Sponsored by USDA Forestry Service Southern Research Station. Come meet the bugs! Good bugs, bad bugs, local and exotic bugs! Pet a bug, take one home, eat a bug! Come learn about bugs in your yard, the ones you want and the ones you don’t want. Come talk to local pest companies to get quotes and advice on how to get rid of the bad bugs in your home or yard. Learn all about bugs and how they help us! Cost: $1 per person. Call Kent House: 318-487-5998.
June 4 and 5: Children’s Miracle Network Telecast, CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital Atrium, Saturday-7p.m.-10p.m., Sunday 10a.m.-5p.m. Sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. This telecast will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Cabrini Hospital. Money will also benefit the children’s healthcare programs throughout Central Louisiana. Call Theresa Slater: 318-448-6580.
Ongoing-May: Water Aerobics, 1831 Turner Street, 8:00a.m. & 5:15pm. Sponsored by the YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville. Cost: Visit www.ywcaalex.org cost. Call YWCA: 318-445-8880.
Ongoing-May: 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.
May 11, 18, 25 & June 1: 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.
May 14: 5k Color Run and Holi-fest, Tamp & Grind, 4th Street in Downtown Alexandria, 10:00am. Sponsored by CASA, Cenla Indian Community, and Tamp & Grind. Indian cuisine lunch plates for sale. Cost: $30 in advance/$35 day of race. Call Amy Pillarisetti: 318-792-1147.
May 14: Mother’s Day Open House, England Airpark. Sponsored by Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo. Tai Chi, FITBOX, and Self Defense classes. Cost: Free. Call Master Rousseau: 318-443-8066.
May 14: Girls on the Run Central Louisiana 5K, Downtown Alexandria/Fulton Mini Park, 9a.m. Sponsored by YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville. Call Tessa Myrick: 318-442-3397.
May 25: Senior Olympics Games Awards Ceremony and Health Fair, Alexandria Convention Hall, 8:00am-11:00pm. Rapides Regional Medical Center will offer blood pressure and blood sugar screenings as well as a variety of other health information on the final day of the 2014 Central District Senior Olympic Games. Call: 318-769-3445.