Ongoing-June: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Exhibit. The CHRISTUS Cabrini Gallery (Cabrini Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology) will feature the oil paintings of Natchitoches artist, Dodie Knight. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-7602. www.artsandhealthcare.org
Ongoing-June 23: Witness to Wartime: Takuichi Fujii Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art. Witness to Wartime: Takuichi Fujii introduces an artist whose work opens a window to historical events, issues, and ideas far greater than the individual. Takuichi Fujii (1891-1964) bore witness to his life in America and, most especially, to his experience during World War II. Fujii left a remarkably comprehensive visual record of this important time in American history and offers a unique perspective on his generation. This stunning body of work sheds light on events that most Americans did not experience, but whose lessons remain salient today. Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
July 3: Drop In Drawing, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:45pm-7:00pm. Drop In Drawing classes are for any and all skill levels seeking a relaxed creative environment. This on-going series for adults offers instruction, experience with other dry mediums, constructive critique, and inspiration from exhibitions. All materials are provided. Cost: Free for AMoA Members; $10.00 non-members. This is a drop in event; no need to register, but classes are limited to the first 20 participants to check in. Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
June 12: Arthur Roger Panel Discussion Screening–Pre-Pop Modernists, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:30pm. Screening a panel discussion held at the Arthur Roger Gallery in 1989 with Edward Whiteman, Lin Emery, Ida Kohlmeyer, Elemore Morgan, Jr., and George Dureau. Four of the five artists are represented in the Alexandria Museum of Art permanent collection with three in Connected Visions: Louisiana’s Artistic Lineage. Come join us to learn about some incredible Louisiana artists! Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.
June 23: The Muse Teen Sculpture Workshop, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1:00pm-5:30pm. Participants between the ages or 13 and 21 will learn various sculpture techniques and create their own 3-Dimensional works of art! Pre-registration is required. Cost: $10.00. Call: 318-443-3458.
June 29: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Rockin’ River Fest, Downtown Natchitoches, 6:00pm-10:30pm. Rapides Regional Medical Center is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the first Rockin’ River Fest held in conjunction with the 2018 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction weekend. This family friendly event features local bands, food and fun and is open to the public. The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans will have an area set-up for kids ages four and older. Cost: Free. lasportshall.com.
June 4-8, 11-15: Center Stage Star-to-Be Camp, Alexandria Mall, 9:00am-12:00pm. Have fun while exploring Musical Theatre. Learn proper singing techniques, explore acting and theatre games, learn basic musical theatre dance moves, all while putting together a musical revue for the final day of camp! Open to students ages 5-10. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $150.00 single week; $275 two weeks. www.LBMproductions.net
June 4-24: Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop, Alexandria Mall. Students will improve their singing, acting and dancing skills while rehearsing and performing Pirates of Penzance, Jr., the hilarious farce by Gilbert and Sullivan that features swashbuckling pirates, pretty young maids, bumbling policemen and an eccentric Major-General. Also, members of the cast will be chosen to represent Cenla at the national Junior Theatre Festival! Cost: $355.00; $400 after May 10th. www.LBMproductions.net
June 7-17: An Audition for a Murder, Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre. City Park Players is excited to present Lee Mueller’s farcical comedy “An Audition for a Murder”. This comedy centers around a theatre group holding auditions for a murder mystery. Performances begin at 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Cost: $5.00-$15.00. Call: 318-484-4478.
June 22-24: Priates of Penzance, Jr., LSUA’s Richard Gwartney Theatre. The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. This Gilbert and Sullivan operetta is full of hilarity and fun. Great singing and dancing as Pirates, Young Ladies, Crazy Cops and a General frolic on the sea’s edge. Performances will begin Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 2:00pm. www.LBMproductions.net
Ongoing-June: 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.
Ongoing-June: balance Meetings, 5:30pm. balance – A group of people working on individual goals with emphasis on substance and alcohol abuse prevention meets each Monday and Thursday. Meetings take place each Monday at the CLASS Office, located at 1785 Jackson Street in Alexandria. Thursday meetings are held at the King Branch library, 1115 Broadway Avenue. Call: 318-442-1010.
June 5: Healing Hearts Perinatal Loss Support Group, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Trellis Room, 6:00pm. The group helps parents who have lost babies. Call: 318-769-7569.
June 7: AARP Driver Safety Program, RRMC Medical Terrace Auditorium, 8:30am-12:30pm. This one day, four-hour class is geared to drivers 50 and 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. Please pre-register. Cost: $15.00 AARP members; $20.00 non-members. Call: 318-769-3445.
June 7: Blaze a Trail, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 10:00am-11:00am. Come hear a story, learn all about directions and make a compass necklace to take home. All Kids Camp activities are included in the price of admission to the museum. Parents must stay on premises. Please pre-register. Cost: $5.00; children under 2 Free. Call: 318-619-9394.
June 7: Rock Candy, Westside Regional Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Come make rock candy with us! Take one home to grow your own! Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
June 7: Muscular Dystrophy Support Group, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 6:00pm. Quarterly meetings include guest speakers and access to staff from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Call: 337-234-0088.
June 8: Benjamin Richey on the Guitar, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Come listen to some beautiful guitar music and learn all about the guitar! Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
June 8: Make a Band, King Branch Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Children can come make their own musical instruments and make a band. Great way to interact with the children and show that Libraries Rock! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 8: Foam Pool Noodle Frame, Martin Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Come create an art frame using a pool noodle. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org
June 9: Kolin Lodge Kids Day, 119 Boone Miller Road in Pineville, 10:00am-4:00pm. Kids Day will feature food, jumpers, a craft market, petting zoo, water activities, a water slide and more. Cost: Free; $25.00 Vendor Registration. Call: 318-443-7249.
June 9: Pet Rocks, Hineston Branch Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Bring in a rock and you can paint and create a pet rock companion. Let’s have fun! Cost: Free. Call: 318-795-8461. www.rpl.org
June 9: Dare to Own the Dream, Charles Hayward Activity Center, 10:00am-1:00pm. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the home buying process, with information on building savings to purchasing a home, improving and maintaining a strong credit score, as well as down payment assistance. Other highlights of the resource fair will include a financial and health check-up, as well as information on workforce development and job readiness. Sponsored by Red River Bank and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Alexandria (LA) Alumnae Chapter, the Louisiana Housing Corporation and the Alexandria Housing Authority. Cost: Free. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9: Layers of the Ocean, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 1:00pm. Come learn about the deep blue sea. All Saturday activities are included in the price of admission to the museum. Cost: $5.00; children under 2 Free. Call: 318-619-9394.
June 9: Main Movie Mania Presents Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (PG-13), Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Healthy Blue. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
June 11-14: Summer Electronics Camp, Rapides Main Library, 9:00am-12:00pm. Circuits 101, Series & parallel 3 bulb wooden Breadboard and Phet Simulation. Cost: Free. Call Tara Williamson: 318-445-2411. www.rpl.org
June 11: 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 and is sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Check our Face Book page: CHRISTUS Widowed and Widowers. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 11: Monday Marvel Madness, King Branch Library, 2:00pm-3:00pm. How much do you know about the Marvel universe? Come find out at Monday Marvel Madness! Play a few rounds of Marvel trivia to test your knowledge of Marvel. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 11: Delta Music Museum at RPL, Westside Regional Library, 2:00pm-3:00pm. The Delta Music Museum will be at Westside doing a program that focuses on music and memories of the Louisiana Delta. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
June 11: Finding Your Zen, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Westside’s own Jared Clark leads us through the ancient methods of meditation. Learn deep breathing techniques and proper posture to encourage the positive flow of energy. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
June 11: Bead Art with Melissa, Libuse Branch Library, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Create bead art with Melissa. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org
June 12-15: So You Like to Draw Art Camp 2, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 9:00am-12:00pm. Students ages 4-12 will sharpen their pencils and their drawing skills in this camp that focuses on using art to capture and express the world around them. Young artists will learn to draw from life and turn doodles into real drawings, with a focus on value, form and composition. We will also concentrate on rendering the human face and body in simplified ways, so this camp is a must for budding cartoonists and illustrators! Please pre-register. Cost: $85.00 non-members; $75.00 members; + $10.00 deposit. Call: 318-619-9394.
June 12: Making It Work, RRMC Gallery Room, 6:00pm-8:00pm. A breastfeeding class for working moms, this class is designed to support working mothers who want to continue breastfeeding and need to know how to fit it into their daily schedule. The class will focus on management of milk supply and offer strategies to sustain pumping. Other topics include types of pumps, storage and handling of milk and strategies to prevent problems. Please pre-register. Call: 318-769-3445.
June 13: Diabetes Group Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9:00am-12:00pm. This program is designed for adults with newly diagnosed diabetes and for people needing a refresher course in diabetes management. This is a basic diabetes program; therefore, no physician referral is required. The program content follows the American Diabetes Association guidelines and uses a variety of teaching methods to enhance learning. Topics include meal planning, monitoring blood sugar, medications, complications, and learning to deal with a chronic disease. The course is taught by Sandy Couvillon, Registered Dietitian, and Amie Starks, Registered Nurse. Space is limited. Please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-4440.
June 13: Child Safety Seat Check, RRMC Medical Terrace driveway, 2:00pm-5:00pm. A trained child passenger safety educator will take a look at your car seats, make sure they are not under recall, make sure the seat is installed properly and show you how to correctly install the car seat. The car seat check process takes between 15-25 minutes, depending on how many car seats are in the vehicle. Cost: Free.
June 14 & 21: Safe Sitter Class, RRMC Education Department, 7:45am-4:300pm. Boys and girls, ages 11 to 13, can learn the basic skills needed to be a safe and successful babysitter. This medically-accurate, hands-on class teaches sitters how to entertain children and keep them safe, how to perform basic child-care skills, how to call for emergency help, what to do when a child chokes, how to keep themselves safe and how to start a successful babysitting business. Registration includes lunch and supplies. Please pre-register. Class size is limited. Cost: $45.00. Call: 318-769-4440.
June 14: Juneteenth Celebration, Downtown Alexandria. The Central La Juneteenth Association would like to continue to educate our community on this important piece of history by celebration with variety of activities such as parades, barbecues, church activities, quiz bowl, a plethora of outdoor activities and the Downtown Rocks concert at 6:00pm. Call: 318-792-6736.
June 14: Front Yard Market, Kent Plantation House, 3:00pm-6:00pm. Front Yard Market is a venue for producers and consumers to come together, forge relationships, and exchange information. Bakers and jam-makers are some of the featured vendors, crafting their products by hand. Savory or sweet, spicy or mild, you will find products to place on your evening table. This month, 15 vendors, will be offering goodies that tempt the senses! Stop by, there is plenty of room for visiting in our Front Yard. Cost: Free. Call: 318-487-5998.
June 14: Crayons Take Me Away, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. We’re having an adults 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
June 15: Gardening Q&A, Rapides Main Library, 9:00am-10:30am. The Good Food Project is in the MakerSpace lab. From Asters to Zinnias, we’ll answer your gardening questions! You won’t want to miss it. Registration is required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org
June 15: You’re My Rock Father’s Day Craft Rock Photo Holder, King Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Kids and teens can make a special gift for Dad. Pre-Registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Bring your favorite photo of you and your hero or a special photo you want to share. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 16: Father’s Day Craft, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 1:00pm. Kids make a gift for their father or father figure just in time for Father’s Day! All Saturday activities are included in the price of admission to the museum. Cost: $5.00; children under 2 Free. Call: 318-619-9394.
June 18-22: Jane in June Camp, Kent Plantation House, 9:00am-3:30pm. A week shared with 25 young ladies, ages 8-12, learning pastimes from Jane Austen’s era. Ladies will complete art projects, decorate their Regency bonnets, learn the language of fans, create cross stitch projects with our Quilters, practice etiquette, journal, write proper thank you letters, practice using artist points and ink, attend and host authentic tea parties, and so much more! Registration is required. Call: 318-487-5998.
June 19: Juneteenth Celebration!, King Branch Library, 12:00pm. Celebrating the Emancipation of the last remaining enslaved persons in the United States. Come enjoy a treat and learn a thing or two! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 19: Master Craft Series Knotted Bracelet, Rapides Main Library, 12:00pm-2:00pm. We’re making Knotted Bracelets. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org
June 19: Adult Flower Craft, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Adults can come to Martin Library to create a beautiful flower decoration. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org
June 19: “Chips” and Salsa with Marshall, Montgomery Animal Clinic, 4116 Hwy 28 East in Pineville, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Your other family doctor and Marshall from Paw Patrol would like your family to join us for a night of fun and education. We will provide micro”chips” for your pets at a discounted rate along with “chips” and salsa for you. We will also be handing out a Go Bag Starter Kit containing some goodies and information about emergency preparedness. Marshall will be available for pictures with pets, children, or the whole family. Cost: $15.00 per microchip. Call: 318-473-8177.
June 19: Genealogy 101, Robertson Branch Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Beginning genealogy search using the internet. Please call for reservations. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org
June 19: Boogie with a Book, King Branch Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Not your average branch! Come out and let your music guide your muse. We will be painting and surrounded by musical notes! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 19: Teen Craft Sun Catchers, Robertson Branch Library, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Join us as we make sun-catchers from old CDs. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org
June 20: Music of the Cherokee/Choctaw Tribe, Robertson Branch Library, 10:30am-11:30am. Native American, Jerry Talbot, will be here to demonstrate the music of the Cherokee/Choctaw Indians. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org
June 20: Cenla Women’s Connection, Conference Center at the Green, 12:00pm. Barbara Holland will present “Superwoman Doesn’t Live Here Any More.” Invite your friends and join us for a delicious lunch and an inspirational message. We will honor all teachers at this luncheon, so invite a teacher and help us thank our teachers. Please RSVP by Friday, June 15th. Call: 318-481-7880 or email@example.com.
June 20: Tin Foil Art, Martin Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Craft a miniature tin foil statue, then give your statue a musical instrument. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org
June 21: Camping Spree w/ Mr. Magee, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 10:00am-11:00am. Come hear a story and make a popsicle stick tent to take home. All Kids Camp activities are included in the price of admission to the museum. Parents must stay on premises. Please pre-register. Cost: $5.00; children under 2 Free. Call: 318-619-9394.
June 21: As Young As You Feel, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:30pm. Participants age 50 and up will have a wonderful time playing games of the past and present. Do not miss out on the fun! A light lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by Healthy Blue. Registration is required, space is limited. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 Ext. 1036. www.rpl.org
June 21: Parkinson’s Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-12:30pm. This group meets monthly and is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their family/caregiver. We offer educational handouts and programs plus a chance to share with others. Lunch is provided. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 21: Libraries Rock Rockin’ Reads!, Boyce Branch Library, 2:00pm. Music lovers and bibliophiles unite! Rock Bio discussion and documentary. Featured book is “Dreams to Remember, Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul” by Mark Ribowsky. Read the book and join us for a discussion and a viewing of the documentary. Best enjoyed by ages 18 and up, due to content. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2180. www.rpl.org
June 21: Teen Game Day, Johnson Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. We will be playing various board games. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org
June 21: 9th Annual Symphony Sweepstakes, Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria, 5:30pm. This is your chance to win $10,000! This annual fundraiser to support the Rapides Symphony Orchestra is a reverse raffle wherein 250 tickets are entered into a hopper and the last ticket drawn wins $10,000. Meanwhile, an auctioneer will be offering several exciting auction items (including a wine-tasting trip to Sonoma Valley) and you will be treated to heavy appetizers and a cash bar. The drawing will begin at 6:00pm. Call: 318-442-9709 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 22: Painting Emoji Rocks, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Come paint your emoji rocks and take them home. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
June 23: Prepared Childbirth Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9:00am-2:30pm. This one-day class, taught by a certified childbirth instructor, prepares couples for the actual delivery. Topics include stages of labor and delivery, when to go to the hospital, pain management, assisted delivery, Cesarean birth as well as a tour of Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital. A light lunch will be provided. Please pre-register. Call: 318-769-4440.
June 23: Show and Tell Music Show, Hineston Branch Library, 11:00am-12:00pm. Musical show and tell, find our who in the neighborhood is a star. Cost: Free. Call: 318-795-8461. www.rpl.org
June 23: Watermelon Seed Spitting, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 1:00pm. Who can launch the farthest from this cool summer treat? All Saturday activities are included in the price of admission to the museum. Cost: $5.00; children under 2 Free. Call: 318-619-9394.
June 23: Financial Literacy for Young Adults, Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Dr. Velva Boles is a certified Louisiana Financial Advisor and has worked with the City Development Works. Cost: Free. Call Tara Williamson: 318-445-2411. www.rpl.org
June 25: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-1:00pm. This group is designed for Caregivers and/or family members of those diagnosed with Alzheimer/Dementia. We offer educational handouts, sharing time, and lunch is provided. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 25: Alzheimer’s Activity Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-12:30pm. The staff from Brookdale will offer appropriate activities with a fun, hands-on approach for those with Alzheimer’s disease. This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month in conjunction with the Caregivers Support Group. The caregiver must attend the Caregivers Group and stay on campus during this group time. Lunch is provided. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 25: Sibling Class, Rapides Women’s & Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 6:30pm-8:00pm. 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: 318-769-4440.
June 26-29: Buggin’ Out Camp, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 9:00am-12:00pm. This camp is all about bugs, insects, arthropods and more! Students ages 4-12 will learn about the native species and roles they play in our ecosystem. We will also learn from guest presenters who work with bees and other insects. Please pre-register. Cost: $85.00 non-members; $75.00 members; + $10.00 deposit. Call: 318-619-9394.
June 26: One Potato More, King Branch Library, 6:00pm. How many delightful recipes have been inspired or depend on potatoes. There’s got to be more than mashed potatoes and potato salad. Come together for a grand cooking time as we see how many potato dishes grade the plate. Which will be the widely accepted? How many ways can you load a potato. You decide on which potato dish to fit a fancy. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
June 28: Books and Coffee Beans, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm. There is nothing better than a good book, a nice cup of coffee and some friendly conversation about the books we love. For June, we will be discussing poetry by T.S. Eliot. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
June 29: Louisiana Civil Justice Tour, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Announcing the Louisiana Civil Justice Centers Third Annual Justice Tour! The lawyers are once again hitting the highways of Louisiana to provide free legal services. Cost: Free. Call Tara Williamson: 318-445-2411. www.rpl.org
June 29: Financial Literacy for Young Adults, Boyce Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Dr. Velva Boles is a certified Louisiana Financial Advisor and has worked with the City Development Works. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411. www.rpl.org
July 2: 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. Check out our Face Book page: CHRISTUS Bereaved Parents of Cenla. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
July 5: Freddy Ready Camping Catastrophe, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 10:00am-11:00am. Come hear a story and make a flower pot bear to take home. All Kids Camp activities are included in the price of admission to the museum. Parents must stay on premises. Please pre-register. Cost: $5.00; children under 2 Free. Call: 318-619-9394.
Ongoing-June: Yoga Class, Cabrini Mediplex Yoga Rx Room, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Come make new friends, get flexible and enjoy the health benefits of Yoga! Classes are on-going and meet every Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
June 9, 16, 23, 30: Saturday Morning Qi Gong, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:30am. Alexandria Museum of Art and Rapides Regional Medical Center have partnered to present Healthy Living @AMoA. Originating in ancient China roughly four thousand years ago, Qi Gong or Qigong (pronounced Chee Gong, literally “Life Energy Cultivation”) is 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. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.
June 9: Yoga For Kids, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:30am. The Healthy Living @AMoA program has expanded to include Yoga for Kids, every Second Saturday in the month. Mom & Dad are welcome to join! Taught by Shannon Brewer, of LUX Studios – Lotus Vibes. All Healthy Living @AMoA programming is sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.
June 12, 19, 26 & July 3: Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:45pm. Yoga Tao is for all experience levels, incorporating spirit-mind-body techniques. Part of Healthy Living at AMoA. Sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.