November 2017 Calendar-at-a-Glance

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Art

 

Ongoing-November: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Exhibits.  The Christus Cabrini Gallery (Cabrini Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology) will feature the colorful acrylics of artist Heather White.  The Rapides Art Gallery (Rapides Regional Medical Center, South Tower between ER and lobby) will feature the oil paintings of Laura Gates. All art is for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to continue healing arts programs in our local hospitals. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-7602. www.artsandhealthcare.org

 

November 7 & December 5: Drop-In Drawing for Adults, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Class is limited to 20 per meeting date. Offers basic instruction in drawing techniques to get you started. All supplies included. Cost: AMoA members Free; $10.00 non-members. Call Nancy Noles: 318-443-3458.

 

November 11 & December 9: Second Saturday at AMoA, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-4:00pm. Free admission every second Saturday! Cost: Free all day. Call AMoA: 443-3458.

 

November 16: AMoA After Hours Pop Up Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art 3rd Floor Gallery, 5:00pm-8:00pm.  Several local young artists have been invited to show their work in a pop up gallery in our back alley. This show is geared towards teens who want to appreciate the creative culture right here in their own community, but all ages are welcome to attend! There will be live entertainment by local musicians, refreshments, and lots of things to look at and experience. The best part is that it’s absolutely free, just walk up. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.

 

November 17: River Oaks 5x5x5 Art Exhibition, 1330 Second Street, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Sponsored by River Oaks Art Center. 5 x 5 x 5 competition, juried by artist Linda Dautrequil. Small works of art for exhibition and purchase. Cost: Free and open to the public. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.

 

November 18: Introduction to Impression, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Bring your family and friends and come and enjoy learning the basics of impressionist painting. This is a beginner’s level class and is open to all ages, registration is required. Cost: Free for AMoA members, $20 for non-members (up to 5). Call Cindy Blair: 318-443-3458.

 

December 2: River Oaks Annual Porch Sale, 1330 Second Street, 9:00am-3:00pm. Original works of art just in time for the gift giving season! Held in the historic Bolton Home and Studio Annex of River Oaks Art Center. The 2nd is the 3rd Night of Christmas. Cost: Free. Call Rachael Dauzat: 318-473-2670.

 

Music

 

November 10: KC and the Sunshine Band, Paragon Casino Resort Mari Center, 9:00pm.  KC and the Sunshine Band return to Paragon bringing with them their long list of hits, including hits “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”, “I’m Your Boogie Man”, “Keep It Comin’ Love”, “Get Down Tonight”, “Boogie Shoes”, and more!  Cost: $35.00+. Call: 318-253-1946.

 

November 17: Rhythm & Rhymes: Spoken Word Performing Arts Series: iCON Returns, Alexandria Museum of Art, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Music and spoken word performances, including open mic and featured performers. Hosted by Alexandria native and champion slam poet, Sha’Condria Sibley. Cost: Free for AMoA members; $5.00 for non-members. Call AMoA: 318-443-3458.

 

December 2: 98 Degrees in Concert, Paragon Casino Resort Mari Center, 8:00pm.   Brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons have have sold over 10 million records worldwide and achieved eight top 40 singles in the U.S. The group released a brand new Christmas album in October 2017.  Cost: $30.00+. Call: 318-253-1946.

 

December 3: Holiday Cheer with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 2:30pm. Sponsored by Rapides Symphony Orchestra. A concert of holiday favorites the whole family will enjoy! Featuring Broadway guest vocalist Natalie Gallo. Tickets available at www.rapidessymphony.org/purchase-tickets. Cost: Adults $25.00; Seniors $1.00; Students $10.00; $50.00 for family (2 adults and up to 4 children). Call Rebecca Kingma: 318-442-9709.

 

December 8: A-Town Jazz, Hurst Loft (1611 Washington Street in Alexandria), 7:00pm-9:00pm. Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana a great evening of jazz featuring Tiffany Pollack & Co. The evening will also feature the beautiful Hurst Loft decorated for the holidays, a cash bar, and hors d’oeuvre! Cost: $25.00 advance; $30.00 door. Call Julie Prevot: 318-484-4474.

 

Dance

 

November 30: Cirque-tacular: Snowkus Pocus, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7:00pm. This tale is told through dazzling cirque, breathtaking ballet, and incredible acrobatics that will amaze, inspire and enchant your imagination. Ticket prices will increase by $5.00 at the door.  Cost: $18.00 General Admission; $12.00 Seniors; $10.00 Students; $45.00 Family of 2 Adults and 2 Children. Call Julie Prevot: 318-484-4474.

 

Theatre

 

November 9-11, 12, 16-18 & 19: ART by Yasmina Reza, Gwartney Theatre-LSUA, 7:30pm. November 12th & 19th at 2:30pm. Sponsored by LSUA Empty Space Players. Cost: General Admission $10.00; Students and Seniors $5.00. Call Bob Harper: 318-473-6473.

 

November 17: Romeo is Bleeding, The Hearn Stage, 7:00pm. Sponsored by Arts Council of Central Louisiana. For tickets visit www.ticket-central.org. Cost: Adults $10.00; Students $8.00. Call Julie Prevot: 318-484-4474.

 

Events

 

Ongoing-December 31: Adopt a Family, Hope House. Sponsored by Hope House of Central Louisiana. Help brighten a homeless mother and child for Christmas. Call Crystal Guillory: 318-487-2061 x 202.

 

Ongoing-November: New Hope Al-Anon Group, Horseshoe Drive Methodist Church in Alexandria, 7:00pm.  The New Hope Al-Anon Group meets each Tuesday and Thursday evening. Al-Anon is a mutual support group for anyone having experienced a problem with someone else’s drinking or addiction. You are free to ask questions or to talk about your situation or just listen. Every meeting is different. Each meeting has the autonomy to be run as its members choose, within guidelines designed to promote Al-Anon unity. Cost: Free.

 

November 6, December 4: 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.

 

November 6: Traveling on the Cheap, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Seasoned budget travelers aren’t “cheap”, they’re just good at stretching every dollar. Christian and Leslie Galloway, our budget traveler experts, will show you how to see world on the cheap without skimping where it really counts. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

November 7: Button Bowl Adult Craft Project, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. With a collection of buttons, craft glue and a balloon, we’ll create a fun and functional catch-all container. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org

 

November 7: Children’s Craft Project Fun Scarecrow, Johnson Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Come and create a fun scarecrow with craft sticks, found items, construction paper and craft items we have on hand. All supplies provided. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

November 8: The Rapides Parish Library Celebrates 75 years of Service, All Rapides Parish Libraries, 2:00pm. Sponsored by the Rapides Parish Library. Each library will have refreshments and planned activities that celebrates the day the Rapides Parish Library began its parish-wide service. Cost: Free. Call Suzanne James: 318-445-2411 x 1060.

 

November 9: King’s First Ever Spelling Bee, King Branch Library, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Come in and pick up your word list and then prepare for the first ever King’s Spelling Bee! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

November 9: Crayons Take Me Away, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-6:00pm. We’re having an adult social gathering where we’ll do some coloring, listen to some music and have a light snack. Unwind after a long day or join us for the fun of it. Stop by and create! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 11: 24th Annual Sugar Day Festival, Kent House 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, 9:00am-5:00pm. Demonstrations of early 19th century Central Louisiana. Arts & crafts vendors, blacksmithing, soap and candle making, plus quilting and butter churning. Cost: $5.00; children 3 and younger free. Call Alice Scarborough: 318-487-5998.

 

November 11, 18: Beginning Knitting with Ms. Lynn, Boyce Branch Library, 9:00am-10:00am. Knit one purl two! We’re learning the fundamental stiches of knitting. By the end, we’ll be able to tackle a project for Christmas!  Limited to 5 participants. Registration is required. All supplies provided, but you may bring your own yarn and needles for other meet times. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

November 11, 18, 25: Health Living @ AMoA Morning Qi Gong, Alexandria Museum of Art 3rd Floor Gallery, 10:30am.  Instructor Paul Nettles presents an ongoing course in Qi Gong (pronounced Chee Gong), an ancient system of coordinated body postures and movements combined with deep breathing and meditation. It is a powerful tool used to stimulate good health, spirituality, and a state of calm mindfulness. Like Tai Chi Chuan, it has been described as a “moving meditation”. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.

 

November 11: Veterans Day, TREE House Children’s Museum, 1:00pm. $5.00; children under 2 free. Call TREE House: 318-619-9394.

 

November 11: Main Movie Mania Presents The Goonies, Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the “X” and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 11: Teen Project No Baking Necessary, Robertson Branch Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Whip up your sweet and savory snacks and desserts. Learn how to create favorite desserts without turning on the oven! Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

November 13: Art of Life Series, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. We explore our creativity in this series, where we create, imagine, and transform ourselves through art. Registration is required, space is limited. This event is sponsored by Healthy Blue. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 13: 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.

 

November 13: DIY Weaving Star/Snowflake Ornaments, Libuse Branch Library, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Join Shannon for an evening of holiday crafting. Weaving stars/snowflakes is a Scandinavian craft that originally used straw and wood to create an intricate design. Shannon will show you how to create a woven star using paper and upcycled books. We’ll have all the supplies available. Please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

November 14: MakerSpace Science Camp, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. We will be using soldering skills to make a little robot friend whose eyes light up when the room is dark!  He is only four inches tall, and he is a good listener (he hasn’t said anything mean to anyone, ever).  No prior experience is required, but people who have used a soldering iron will enjoy being able to use this skill.  Advance registration is required.  Number of participants is limited.  Age 10+   Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Safety will be stressed and parents must sign a release. Pre-Registration is required and space is limited. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 15:  Central Louisiana Democratic Women’s Luncheon, Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria, 11:30am–1:00pm. Guest speaker will be Mary Leach Werner. The meetings are open to any registered Democratic or Independent voter in Central Louisiana and provide information about the Democratic Party and elections on a local, state, and national level. The meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month (no meeting in December).  Call June Davis: 318-419-0902.

 

November 15: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center at the Greens, 12:00pm.  Annvernette Green will present “From the Projects to Project Runway.”  November’s program will also include our annual Auction and Bake Sale for Stonecroft Ministries.  Admission includes a delicious lunch and an inspirational message. Please RSVP by Friday, November 10th.  Cost: $16.00. Call: 318-481-7880.

 

November 15: Wine Tasting Event, Schnack’s Fine Jewelry, 6:00pm. Sponsored by Hope House of Central Louisiana. Tickets available at Schnack’s. Cost: $100. Call Schanck’s: 318-445-1446.

 

November 16: 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.

 

November 16: Adult Craft Project Bead Jewelry, Johnson Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. With a variety of beads, we’ll create bracelets, necklaces, keychains and other items. Let your imagination guide you as you create for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

November 16: Open Mic Night, Legal Grounds (720 Murray Street in Alexandria), 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Come by and share your art; open late for the special occasion. Bring your friends and let’s get thoughtful. Sign-ups start at 6:00pm, readings start at 6:30pm. facebook.com/events/350636535397636/

 

November 17: Growing and Using Herbs, Rapides Main Library, 9:00am-10:30am. The Good Food Project is back in the MakerSpace lab showing us how to grow and use cooking herbs. We’ll get our hands into potting medium and explore the variety of cooking herbs. You won’t want to miss this class.  Registration is required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 17: Thankful Turkeys, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Time for kids to discover what we are thankful for in this fun craft project. We’ll make turkeys and write our blessings and words of thanks on our thankful feathers. All supplies provided. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

November 17: Upcycling for the Holidays, McDonald Branch Library, 4:30pm-5:30pm. We take bottles of various sizes and shapes and create a decorative mantle piece or centerpiece for our holiday table. All supplies provided. Registration is encouraged. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

November 18: Inglewood Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market, Inglewood Farm, 8:00am-12:00pm. Featuring live music, Creel family horse rides, Thanksgiving cook off, farm wagon tours and kids craft table. Cost: Free. Call Beth Hebert: 310-717-5792.

 

November 18: 3D Printing with TinkerCAD, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. 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 e-mail is required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 18: Iron Sharpens Iron Ministry Training Class, Rapides Foundation Building 2nd Floor, 11:00am-4:00pm.  If you want to be used by God, attend these six classes and watch your understanding about God’s kingdom increase. Please register early. Cost: Free. Call: 318-792-1084 or 318-794-3047.

 

November 18: Popcorn Science, TREE House Children’s Museum, 1:00pm. Cost: $5.00. Call TREE House: 318-619-9394.

 

November 18: Friendship House Pig Roast, Alexandria Riverfront Center, 6:00pm. The annual fundraiser event will feature Cochon de Lait by Southern Creations, silent auction, cash bar and live entertainment by 92-Twenty. Curbside take-away also available. Table sponsorships are still available for reservation. Cost: $45.00. Call Faye Simpson: 318-473-9504.

 

November 20: Gobble Gobble I am Thankful, King Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Children create a turkey from a brown paper bag and decorate it with their thankful words and blessings. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

November 20: Craft Project Thanksgiving Aprons, Robertson Branch Library, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Help your family in the kitchen and wear your own decorated holiday apron while helping prepare the holiday feast!  All supplies are provided to create your own special Thanksgiving apron. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

November 21: Nut Job 2—Nutty By Nature, King Branch Library, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park! All movies are age appropriate and suitable for family viewing. Refreshments served. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

November 21: Master Craft Series Mercury Glass Effects, Rapides Main Library, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Flea-market finds and dollar glassware specials can be transformed into expensive Mercury Glass! Come and find out how.  Space is limited and registration is required. Sponsored by Healthy Blue. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 21: Teen Pinecone Craft Project, McDonald Branch Library, 3:00pm-5:00pm. With pinecones, found items, leaves, paper, and other craft supplies, we make pinecone turkeys that will strut their stuff as a centerpiece or place card holders at your Thanksgiving feast.  All supplies provided. Registration is encouraged. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

November 21: Teen Project Bookend Fun, Westside Regional Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Create new bookends for the teen section at Westside. With all the supplies provided, you’ll be able to take the plain bookend and turn it into a masterpiece! Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

November 23: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

November 25: Fleur de Lis Christmas Craft Market, Natchitoches Events Center, 9:00am-4:00pm. Over 100 crafts persons from a four state area will showcase their handmade items at the events center. Jewelry, home décor, clothing, candies, jellies, artwork, quilts and much more will be available. Cost: Free. Call Cheryl Gianforte: 318-352-6068.

 

November 25: Black Saturday Thanksgiving Sale, 2109 Lee Street, 9:30am-3:00pm. Sponsored by Junior League of Alexandria. Cost: Free. Call Marilyn Stallings: 318-443-3381.

 

November 25: Llama Llama Storytime and Craft, TREE House Children’s Museum, 1:00pm. Cost: $5.00; children 2 and under free. Call TREE House: 318-619-9394.

 

November 26: 13th Annual Butterfly Tree Service, Alexandria Zoo Butterfly Garden, 2:00pm. This is the 13th annual program to decorate a Christmas tree with butterflies in memory of children and grandchildren who have died.  The public is welcomed and encouraged to take part.  Butterflies can be homemade or purchased.  We will have music, readings, and poems and have the opportunity to say the name of our loved ones whom we remember during the Holidays with this special program. Cost: Free. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 27: 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.

 

November 27: 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.

 

November 27: Art of Life Series, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm-7:30pm. We explore our creativity in this series, where we create, imagine, and transform ourselves through art. Registration is required, space is limited. This event is sponsored by Healthy Blue. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 28: Saturday Movie Matinee Presents Beauty and the Beast, Robertson Branch Library, 2:00pm-4:00pm. The newest adaptation from Disney uses live and CGI animation to retell the romantic adventure of Belle and her Beast. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

November 28: LSUA Christmas Tree Lighting, LSUA Quad, 5:30pm. Get into the Christmas spirit with the lighting of the Christmas tree and water tower at LSUA. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, Christmas carols and meeting Santa Claus. Cost: Free. Call Sarah Black: 318-427-4407.

 

November 28: Come Write In, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm. Members get together to discuss what they’re working on, their recent successes and participate in an exercise called “It was a dark and stormy night…” With this clichéd phrase, we take a trip into various genres and exercise our imaginations. Bring a writing/reading friend with you! Please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 30-December 2: Alex Winter Fête, Downtown Alexandria, Sponsored by the City of Alexandria. Enjoy ice skating, snow, craft vendors, fireworks, live music, food and much more! The Mayor will light Downtown Alexandria on the 30th for the Christmas season! November 30th is also the 1st Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Cost: Free. Call Courtney Paige: 318-449-5108.

 

November 30: Origami Spaceship, Johnson Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Origami is an ancient art form of folding paper. We take this Oriental artform into orbit as we create a spaceship from 6 x 6 inch squares of paper. We’ll also examine the design and elements of geometry in this project as well! Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

December 1: Candyland Christmas, 1403 Third Street, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Sponsored by TREE House Children’s Museum. Kids and families can make candy sculptures, play Christmas games, ornament making, cookie decorating and also write letters to Santa. This is the 2nd Night of the 12 Nights of Christmas. Cost: $5.00. Call Shanna Hartman: 318-619-9394.

 

December 2: First Saturday Breakfast, Pineville Airport at Lake Buhlow, 7:00am-10:00am.  Breakfast is cooked up every month as a nonprofit event by the Experimental Aircraft Association for pilots flying-in, and everyone interested in aviation.  A spread of hearty vittles—all you want to eat and drink—will give you energy to kick off the day’s events.  Consider a trip to enjoy the venue of aircraft clubhouse, deck and lake along with airplane chatter and visiting. Cost: $6.00 donation.

 

December 2: Christmas Ornament Making, TREE House Children’s Museum, 1:00pm. Come make Christmas ornaments with TREE House! Cost: $5.00; Children under 2 Free. Call TREE House: 318-619-9394.

 

December 3: Christmas in Cenla, Kingsville Baptist Church, 6:00pm. Numerous churches will gather together to make one mass choir. This is the 4th Night of Christmas. Cost: Free. Call Shaun Martin: 318-640-1019.

 

December 7: Celebrate Christmas, Calvary Baptist Church (5011 Jackson Street), 7:00pm. Celebrate the joy of the season with 5-time female vocalist of the year Natalie Grant along with Dove award winner Danny Gokey. Tickets are available at www.calvarynet.net. This is the 5th Night of Christmas. Cost: $25.00. Call Jeremy Christ: 318-445-1426.

 

December 7: Holiday High Tea, The Home of Frances Hurst, 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 4:00pm. Sponsored by YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville. Call YWCA: 318-442-3397.

 

December 8-9: Gem and Mineral Show, 276 HM Steven Blvd in Leesville, 9:00am-5:00pm. Cost: $2.00; Children 12 and under Free. Call Adam Valin: 337-585-3693.

 

December 8: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Better Half’s Point of View, 135 Riverfront Street in Pineville. Listen to the sweet Christmas sounds of the bagpipes and dulcimers and watch interpretations of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” from the point of view of the ladies in the original story. Also, taste traditional beverages of the Civil War era. This is the 6th Night of Christmas. Cost: $4.00. Call Richard Holloway: 318-484-2390.

 

December 8: Pineville Christmas Parade, Main Street in Pineville, 7:00pm. Sponsored by City of Pineville. Line up starts at Fort Randolph at 5:00pm, and parade begins under flag on Main Street at 7:00pm. Cost: Free. Call Madonna LeBlanc: 318-449-5660.

 

December 9: Christmas Science, TREE House Children’s Museum, 1:00pm. Cost: $5.00; Children under 2 Free. Call TREE House: 318-619-9394.

 

December 9: An Old Fashioned Christmas, Kent Plantation House (3601 Bayou Rapides Road), 4:00pm-6:00pm. Enjoy Christmas arts & crafts, decorate the Kent House tree, visit with Papa Noel, music, refreshments and more! This is the 7th Night of Christmas. Cost: Free. Call Alice Scarborough: 318-487-5998.

 

December 10: City of Alexandria Christmas Parade, Metro Drive in Alexandria, 2:00pm. Visit www.alexmardigras.com for entry form and additional information. Cost: Free; $100 entry fee for floats. Call Chris Chelette: 318-623-7359.

 

December 10: Christmas is…An Evening of Stories and Songs, Pentecostals of Alexandria (2817 Rapides Avenue in Alexandria), 6:00pm. Featuring special guest Matthew West. Doors open at 5:00pm. This is the 8th Night of Christmas. Cost: Free. Call Genevieve Ryder: 318-427-6608.

 

Sports

 

Ongoing-November: 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, Wednesday or Thursday.  Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 8: LSUA Generals Men’s Basketball, The Fort at LSUA, 7:00pm.  The men’s team takes on Xavier.  Call Larry Cordero: 318-619-2968.

 

November 11: Girls on the Run Central Louisiana 5K, Downtown Alexandria/Fulton Mini-Park, 8am. Sponsored by YWCA. Call Morgan Wampler: 318-442-3397.

 

November 15: LSUA Generals Men’s Basketball, The Fort at LSUA, 7:00pm.  The men’s team takes on Loyola.  Call Larry Cordero: 318-619-2968.

 

November 24-25: 2nd Annual Rapides Parish Pro Rodeo, Rapides Parish Coliseum.  This action-packed rodeo is a fundraising event for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Tickets are on sale now; military discounts are available. Cost: $22.00 Adults; $12.00 Children. Call: 318-442-9581.

 

November 30: Louisiana College vs. McMurry, Rapides Parish Coliseum, 5:30pm.  The Louisiana College Wildcats face off with the McMurry War Hawks in their first appearance at the Rapides Parish Coliseum. Women tip off at 5:30pm and the Men will get started around 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the Coliseum Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.  LC Students and Faculty with a valid ID must come to the Box Office for their complementary tickets to the games. Cost: $10.00.  Call: 318-442-9581.

 

December 7: LSUA Generals Basketball, The Fort at LSUA, 5:00pm.  The men’s and women’s team open home conference play against Langston.  Call Larry Cordero: 318-619-2968.