November 2018 Calendar-at-a-Glance

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Art

 

Ongoing-November: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Exhibit.  The CHRISTUS Cabrini Gallery (Cabrini Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology) will feature work by Bobette Coughlin. The featured artist specializes in acrylic/mixed media work.  Most art is for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Arts & Healthcare programs. Cost: Free. www.artsandhealthcare.org

 

Music

 

November 9: Gina Chavez, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm.  A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez is a 10-time Austin Music Award winner. Her bilingual record, “Up.Rooted”, topped both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, and Texas Monthly.  Her “Tiny Desk” concert made NPR’s top 15 of 2015. Cost: $15.00 Adults; $12.00 Seniors (65+); $8.00 Students/Children. Call: 318-484-4474.

 

November 20: Eric Johanson’s Homecoming, Bayview Yacht Club, 7:30pm-10:30pm.  Eric Johanson performs back in his hometown as part of Bluesday Tuesday. www.ericjohanson.com/home

 

December 2: Rapides Symphony Orchestra Holiday Spectacular, LC’s Guinn Auditorium, 2:30pm.  Rapides Symphony Orchestra returns to its long-time home in Guinn Auditorium on the Louisiana College campus for a concert of holiday favorites with the Louisiana College Chorale. Cost: $25.00 Adults; $15.00 Seniors (65+); $10.00 Students; $50.00 Family Pack (2 adults, 2 children). Call: 318-442-9709. rapidessymphony.org

 

December 7: A-Town Jazz Presents The Russell Welch Hot Quartet, Hurst Loft (1611 Washington Street in Alexandria), 7:00pm.  This year’s A-Town Jazz features hard swinging, original, all-acoustic gypsy jazz straight from New Orleans!  Performing at such venues as the Spotted Cat Music Club, Chickie Wah Wah, and the Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest, The Russell Welch Hot Quartet offers a fresh version of swing-era jazz in the style of the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Enjoy food, a cash bar, and music in the beautiful Hurst Loft decorated for the holidays. Call: 318-484-4474.

 

Theatre

 

November 8-11: The 1940’s Radio Hour, Martin Performing Arts Center at Louisiana College. Set in a 1940’s radio station studio, tlc’s production of Walton Jones’ play combines the talents of students and local actors and musicians, complete with the big band sound on-stage and numerous familiar songs from the 1940s. Cost: $15.00 Adults; $12.00 non-LC Students/Children/Seniors (60+); $10.00 Groups of 10+; $5.00 LC Students, Faculty, Staff and Family members. ticket-central.org

 

November 15-18: An Evening with David Ives Six Short Comedies, Kress Theatre Hearn Stage.  David Ives, an award-winning playwright has mastered the art of the short play.  Six of these works, selected from two of his collections of plays, will be presented by SSP: A Sure Thing, Philadelphia, Variations on the Death of Trotsky, Words, Words, Words, Arabian Nights and Time Flies. Performances will begin nightly Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm with a Sunday matinee at 2:30pm. Adult language; parental discretion advised. Cost: $10.00.

 

November 24-25: The Nutcracker, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. Red River Dance Theatre Company presents the famed ballet which has been a CENLA holiday tradition for over 20 years. Using the original score by Tchaikovsky, Artistic Director Sarah Ochs has developed fresh choreography for this classic, as well as sumptuous costuming and clever staging. The production features local young dancers as well as professional dancers in the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. Performances are Saturday, November 24th at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 25th at 2:00pm. Cost: $13.00-$18.00. Call: 318-443-7500.

 

Events

 

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.

 

Ongoing-November: balance Meetings. balance – A group of people working on individual goals with emphasis on substance and alcohol abuse prevention meets each Monday and Thursday at 5:30pm and Wednesday at 12:00pm.  Meetings take place each Monday and Wednesday 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.

 

Ongoing-November: No Shave November. Join RRMC as we present our fifth No Shave November to raise awareness of men’s health issues and to raise money to assist with the transportation needs of Rapides Cancer Center patients. New this year are “Buy-a-Beard” cards that allow anyone to participate for a making a donation. Call: 318-769-3140.

 

November 5: 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.

 

November 7: Creating a Holiday Centerpiece, Johnson Branch Library, 1:30pm-2:30pm. Come and learn to create your own Holiday Centerpiece. Pauline Humphries will be on hand to assist. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

November 7: BAM!, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Lonnie R. Bridges comes through to motivate. Mr. Bridges has an amazing background in all types of motivational speaking and is coming through for the teens of today. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

November 8: Crayons Take Me Away, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Come to relax and do some adult coloring. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 8: Holiday Aprons, Robertson Branch Library, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Children, come out to craft your own holiday apron. Register by November 5th. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

November 9: BARK Nose How to Pawty, Hotel Bentley, 7:00pm.  Get off your front porch y’all and come listen to some great local music by The Side Men at our 4th Annual BARK Nose How to Pawty. We reckon’ y’all will visit with friends and do biddin’ on some silent auction goodies. There will be delicious southern style foods by Southern Creations, a cash bar, a silent auction and Oh Snap Selfie Station. All proceeds made benefit BARK Animal Rescue! A pretty dress, especially floral, with a matching floppy hat and maybe a pair of delicate gloves will look great on the ladies.  Men will look dapper in top hats, bow ties and carrying a cane or simply casual with cowboy boots. Cost: $20.00.

 

November 10: 25th Annual Sugar Day, Kent Plantation House, 9:00am-5:00pm.  Sugar Day is a family friendly festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, local musicians, dancing, children’s activities and more. The main attraction is the actual process of sugar making, which we do in our reproduction 1840s sugar mill. Louisiana Sugar Refinery gentlemen, Jack and Seth return to tell the sugar story. Don’t forget our American Girl Doll and Posies in my Pocket handmade quilt Raffles. Cost: $5.00; children under 3 Free. Call: 318-487-5998. www.kenthouse.org

 

November 10: 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.

 

November 10: Pinecone Turkey Craft, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Children, come to make your very own pinecone turkey with pinecones and construction paper to express what you are thankful for. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

November 10: Santa Stop, Pineville Convention Center, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Help welcome Santa Claus to town. Take home a photo, goodie bags, snacks and more. Cost: Free.

 

November 10: Vintage Theater, Westside Regional Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. We’ll be watching the movie Film Man. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

November 10: Main Movie Mania, Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come to watch Spiderman: Homecoming (PG-13). Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 10: Veterans Memorial Tribute, Alexandria City Hall Veterans Memorial Plaza, 1:30pm. This year will feature guest speaker CSM James Mitchell of the 46th Engineer Battalion-Fort Polk. A special rendition of Taps will be performed and the colors will be posted by the 46th Engineers, Fort Polk.  This special tribute, including a “wreath-laying,” will take place at Alexandria City Hall on the Veterans Memorial Plaza, facing Third Street.  The ceremony is intended to provide citizens an opportunity to honor and reflect upon the heroism of veterans in central Louisiana and around the country. The ceremony is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Alexandria as part of their Americanism program. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-9546.

 

November 10: Book Photo Frame, Martin Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Teens, come out to upcycle an old book into a photo frame and decorate it. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org

 

November 12-17: Gratitude Leaf Garland, Hineston Branch Library. Customers will choose leaf cutouts and a garland string kit to write names of people or events in their lives for which they are thankful. These garlands can then be placed on or near their Thanksgiving table as part of their Thanksgiving decorations. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-8461. www.rpl.org

 

November 12: 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.

 

November 12: Pour Painting, Libuse Branch Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Join us as Debbie guides us in a pour painting exploration. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

November 12: 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. Please pre-register. Call: 318-769-4440.

 

November 13: Upcycled CD Christmas Ornaments, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Children, come in to upcycle old CDs and turn them into beautiful Christmas ornaments. Alternate date: November 14th at 4:00pm. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org

 

November 13-14: Maker Space, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Join David Sproles to create a guest for Thanksgiving with the family! Even when everyone else goes to sleep with a full tummy, Light Bot will shine his eyes. Ages 10+. Registration Required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 13: Lantern Candy Dish Craft, Robertson Branch Library, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Adults, join us as we create the cutest candy dish for the holidays. Please register by November 8th as supplies are limited. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

November 14: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center at the Greens, 12:00pm. Lisa Worley will present “Facing Your Fears”.  The Special Feature will be our annual fundraiser:  Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice:  Silent Auction and Bake Sale for Stonecroft.  If you like to bake, bring your favorite treat.  If not, just shop and take home something sweet! Invite friends and join us for a delicious lunch and an inspirational message. Please RSPV by Friday, November 9th. Cost: $16.00. Call: 318-481-7880 or E-mail: cenlacwc@gmail.com.

 

November 14: 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.

 

November 14: Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, Inglewood Plantation, 7:00pm.  “Farmsteaders” is a love story, a farm story, and a story of contemporary rural America. Nick Nolan, his wife Celeste, and their young family are on a journey to resurrect his grandfather’s dairy farm–fighting to keep this homeland from “drying up and blowing away,” something that has happened to about 4.7 million farms in the U.S. as the pressures of corporate-driven food have left deep scars in the region. See the film at beautiful Inglewood Plantation home and participate in a Q&A with filmmaker Shaena Mallett. Cost: $10.00 adults; $5.00 students. Call: 318-443-4718.

 

November 15: Great American Smokeout, RRMC Main Lobby, 10:00am-1:00pm. Join Rapides Regional Medical Center as we encourage smoking cessation. Visit the information table and talk to registered nurses about resources available to quit smoking.

 

November 15: 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 15: Baby Food Jar Craft, J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library, 2:00pm–4:00pm. Pretty decorative jars for candy during holidays to be given as gifts. This program will be directed by Brenda Manning. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

November 15: Fifteeny Crafts, Westside Regional Library, 4:00pm-4:15pm. Teens, come out and do a craft in fifteen minutes. This month, we’re making duct tape tasseled bookmarks. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

November 15: Holiday Wreaths for Children, Johnson Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. We will be making simple wreaths to decorate your room for the holidays. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

November 15: Smart Money Live Stream, Pineville Church of Christ, 6:45pm-9:03pm. Millions of people have found the freedom that getting out of debt can bring to their lives. Dave Ramsey leads this seminar streamed live to lead you out of credit card debt, student loans or even mortgage debt. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-0058.

 

November 16: Children’s Storyhour Craft, Westside Regional Library, 10:30am-11:30am. Children, come out and craft your handprint turkey! Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

November 17-December 19: “Water/Ways”, Grant Walker Educational Center.  The LSU AgCenter Grant Walker Educational Center, in cooperation with the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities, will host “Water/Ways,” a four-week traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street program.  The exhibit explores the relationship between people and water from both a scientific and cultural perspective to raise awareness of water as a critical life resource.  Designed for small-town museums, libraries, and cultural organizations, “Water/Ways” serves as a community meeting place, opening conversations about water’s impact on American culture. Cost: Free. Call: 318-765-7209.

 

November 17: Orleans Parish Station 15 Screening, Grant Walker Educational Center, 2:30pm.  As part of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit, the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker Educational Center will host a screening of the film and group discussion with Heidi Goldsmith. Cost: Free. Call: 318-765-7209.

 

November 17: Turn on the Holidays, Natchitoches Historic District.  Join us as we begin the 2018 Christmas Festival season with the official lighting of downtown Natchitoches and the first fireworks show of the season. Cost: Free.

 

November 19: Art is Life, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Come to do some adult painting with acrylic on canvas. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 19: Life You Deserve—Claim It…Envision It, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Local hero-motivator Twarnette Harris gathers tweens and teens alike to give them a voice in this changing world. Nothing is outside your grasp and she is here to show you why and how. Claim what is yours. Envision the life you deserve. Make your own vision board and learn more valuable information to bring it to life. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

November 19: Zen Meditation, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Learn the art and health benefits of meditation. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

November 20: Razzle Dazzle with a Tie-Dye Creation, J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library, 2:00pm–3:30pm. Teens and adults choose a pillowcase, t-shirt or sock s to create your own design and amaze your friends and family with your one-of-a-kind tie-dye craft. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

November 20: Genealogy Census Class, Robertson Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Discover your Native American roots. Join us for a discussion on searching for your Native American ancestors. Limited seating, registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

November 21: Teen Game Day, Johnson Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Relax and have some fun before the holiday. We have a selection of board games to play, including Connect 4, Checkers, Monopoly, and Risk. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

November 23: Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Movie Matinee, Boyce Branch Library, 2:00pm-5:00pm. We’ll be watching Charlie Brown holiday movies! Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

November 24: Small Business Saturday. From restaurants and coffee shops to bookstores and record stores, consumers from coast to coast are gearing up to support the small businesses that make their communities unique! Shop local, Cenla!

 

November 26: 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 26: Alzheimer’s Activity Group, Cabrini Mediplex, 11:00am-12:30pm. The staff from Brookdale Assisted Living 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 26: Art is Life, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come to do some adult painting with acrylic on canvas. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

November 27: Journalers Unite, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Join us for journaling techniques and tips. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

November 27: Healing Hearts Christmas Memorial Tree, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Atrium, 6:00pm. A memorial tree sponsored by the Healing Hearts Perinatal Loss Support Group. Participants will have the opportunity to make two ornaments, one to decorate the Memory Tree, and one to bring home. Call: 318-769-7569.

 

November 27: Thankful Are We, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 7:00pm-8:00pm. We are bringing a twist to the cookbook club. Bring your favorite dish for which you are most thankful around the holidays. Share recipes as you delight in the thankfulness of friends and life. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

November 29: Fragile Grounds: Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries, Grant Walker Educational Center, 6:00pm.  As part of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit, the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker Educational Center will host a book discussion and signing with authors Jessica Schexnayder and Mary Manhein. Cost: Free. Call: 318-765-7209.

 

November 29: The Arts Council of Cenla Presents “Shimmer”, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7:00pm. After a sold-out performance of Snowkus Pocus last November, Cirque-tacular Entertainment returns to Coughlin-Saunders PAC with Shimmer, a winter-themed circus spectacle that will delight the whole family! Journey to a shimmering winter wonderland of enchantment and derring-do! Marvel at the bendy ballerina in her glistening snow globe. Find yourself aglow as the aerial snow ballet mesmerizes your senses. Astonishing acrobatics, dazzling specialty acts, and glittering costumes abound in a warm and whimsical world the whole family will enjoy! Cost: $20.00 Adults; $15.00 Seniors (65+); $10.00 Children/Students; $50.00 Family Pack (2 Adults, 2 Children). Ticket prices will increase $5.00 at the door. Call: 318-484-4474.

 

November 30: Christmas Wreath Craft, J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library. Adults will enjoy making a homemade Christmas wreath. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

December 1: First Saturday Fly-In Breakfast, Pineville Airport at Lake Buhlow, 7:00am-10:00am.  Hearty vittles, all you want to eat and drink energy to kick off a day’s events. Enjoy the venue of various aircraft clubhouse, deck, and lake, along with airplane chatter, and camaraderie. Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Cost: $6.00.

 

December 1: River Oaks Annual Porch Sale, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 9:00am-3:00pm. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping! The Porch Sale features the works of professional artisans and fine craftsmen. Artists may be present on the day of the sale demonstrating their creative art process for the public or they may simply ship/deliver inventory. Call: 318-473-2670.

 

December 4: “Louisiana v. Arkansas: The Corney Creek Interstate Water War”, Grant Walker Educational Center, 6:00pm.  As part of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit, the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker Educational Center will host Craig Colton, the Carl O. Sauer Professor at LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology. Cost: Free. Call: 318-765-7209.

 

December 8-9: DeRidder Gem and Mineral Show, Vernon Parish Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.  The show will be a great time to do some Christmas shopping for gems and jewelry, minerals, and other goodies! It will also be a great educational opportunity to discuss geology and lapidary arts with people who make these neat items, including those who wire-wrap, bead, make cabachons, and more! The show will be open Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Refreshments will also be available for purchase. Cost: $2.00; Children 12 & Under Free. Call: 318-730-7725.

 

December 9: Christmas Open House at Auburn, Auburn Plantation, 1:30pm-4:00pm.  The day will feature tours, 1812 era baked goods, entertainment and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Cost: Free.

 

 

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 3: 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.

 

November 6, 13, 20, 27 & December 6: 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.

 

November 7, 14, 21, 28 & December 5: Tai Chi Chih Class, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 9:30am-10:30am. This class is for anyone interested in learning Tai Chi Chih.  Former students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  This class is open to any fitness level.  Come find out how to move the chi and experience meditation in motion.  Each week will build on the week before until everyone learns the 19 movements and one pose.  Dress is casual.  Please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

November 9: Tai Chi, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Learn the health benefits of Tai Chi. Registration Required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org