March 2019 Calendar-at-a-Glance

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Art

 

Ongoing-March: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Exhibit.  The CHRISTUS Cabrini Gallery (Cabrini Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology) will feature art by Margie Tate. Most art is for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Arts & Healthcare programs. Cost: Free. www.artsandhealthcare.org

 

Ongoing-March 30: River Oaks 35th Anniversary Exhibitions, River Oaks Arts Center.  Featuring “Feathers & Fins” by Andrew Jackson Pollack; “What WOOD We Imagine” by Janet Ahrens & Tish Fresh; “Color of Hope” by  Carla Guillory, Penny Abraham & Artists from Hope House; and recent works by JoAnne K. Thompson & Student Artists from Matthews Memorial. Call: 318-473-2670.

 

March 9: The Muse Fairy Gardens, Alexandria Museum of Art, 9:45am.  Do you enjoy creating Fairy Gardens? We’ll be showing off all your Fairy Garden pieces during our Youth Art Month Festival here at AMoA. Bring your materials and install your piece beginning at 9:45am on March 9th at the Alexandria Museum of Art. We will have some materials available such as scissors and glue. Open to ages 13 to 21. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org

 

March 9: Youth Art Month (YAM) Festival, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-2:00pm.   Youth Art Month (YAM) in March is an annual observance to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are not possible in other subjects. Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders–our children. The festival will interactive art activities, art demonstrations, art and food vendors, quarter games, balloons and more. Cost: Free.  Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org

 

Music

 

March 9: The Muse Teen Talent Showcase, Alexandria Museum of Art, 12:00pm. As part of the YAM Festival at AMoA, the Muse will give Cenla teens a place to show off their unique skills. We have teens registered to sing, dance and do some improv comedy. Are you a teen with a  performance skill you’d like to showcase?  Register today through March 1! Be sure to let us know what you will be performing and how many minutes it will take on the form provided on Eventbrite. Group performances are welcomed! Open to ages 13 to 21. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org

 

March 16: RSO Presents Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm.  The Rapides Symphony will feature music of three composers that were composing at almost the same time in the mid to late 1800’s–Robert Schumann, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Johannes Brahms. The concert will feature cellist Adalus Low Manzini, violinist Emily Owens and will be guest conducted by Franz Schottky.  A pre-concert “Listen Up” presentation will begin at 6:45pm in the CSPAC lobby. Call: 318-442-9709.

 

March 30: Blues in My Blood CD Release, Spirits Food & Friends, 9:00pm-11:00pm.  “Blues In My Blood” joins New Orleans jazz singer Tiffany Pollack with acclaimed Whiskey Bayou Records artist Eric Johanson to bring forth a swampy, gritty take on blues and roots. Backing Eric and Tiffany will be local favorites, Jamey Bell on drums, Trey Huffman on bass and Bill Spears on organ. Cost: $10.00.

 

March 31: Larnelle Harris in Concert, Guinn Auditorium at Louisiana College, 3:00pm. Larnelle Steward Harris is an American gospel singer and songwriter. During his 40-plus years of ministry, Harris has recorded 18 albums, won five Grammy Awards and 11 Dove Awards, and has had several number one songs on the inspirational music charts. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 2:00pm; no advance ticket sales. Cost: $10.00. Call: 318-487-7401.

 

Theatre

 

March 29-31: RRDTC Presents “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre. Red River Dance Theatre Company presents “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”  under the direction of Artistic Director Sarah Ochs. This classic ballet contains all the characters from the familiar story—the lovely princess and heroic prince, the sinister queen, and a delightful assortment of dwarfs and woodland creatures. Performances begin nightly Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm. Cost: $10.00-$13.00. Call: 318-443-7500. www.redriverdance.org

 

March 29: Sebastian Maniscalco “Stay Hungry” Tour, Paragon Casino Resort Mari Center, 7:00pm. Distinguished by the New York Times as having his “own kind of panache,” Maniscalco’s live performances have become critically-acclaimed events “embraced with thundering applause and tear-inducing laughter,” according to a recent Billboard review which described his sold-out Greek Theatre performance as “devastatingly full-force comedy.”  Cost: $49.00+. Call: 318-745-3000.

 

March 30: Jeff Dunham “Passively Aggressive” Tour, Rapides Parish Coliseum, 5:00pm.  The Passively Aggressive tour has been making its way across North America and Canada treating the world to more of his delightfully twisted cohorts, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J and Achmed the Dead Terrorist. In addition, Jeff will be introducing two brand new, never seen-on-TV characters, who give their own takes on the current and highly volatile American political scene. Cost: $43.50. Call: 800-745-3000. www.jeffdunham.com

 

April 4-14: CPP Presents “The Laramie Project”, Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre.  The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman tells the dramatic story from October 1998, when a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Cost: $15.00 Adults; $12.00 Seniors & Military; $7.00 Students; $5.00 Thursday performances. www.cpptheatre.com

 

Events

 

Ongoing-March: 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-March: balance Meetings. balance – A group of people working on individual goals with emphasis on substance and alcohol abuse prevention meets each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm and Wednesday at 12:00pm.  Meetings take place each Monday and Wednesday at the CLASS Office, 1785 Jackson Street in Alexandria. Tuesday meetings are held at the Rapides Parish Main Library, 411 Washington Street in downtown Alexandria. Thursday meetings are held at the King Branch library, 1115 Broadway Avenue in Alexandria.  Call: 318-442-1010.

 

March 8, 15, 22 & 29: Women’s History Month Film Fridays, Boyce Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Families, join us to view a film screening that chronicles important issues in women’s history. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

March 8: Tween Scene, Boyce Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Board games, activities, and more for ages 10 – 14. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

March 8: Acrylic Painting Class, Westside Regional Library, 4:00pm-6:00pm. Adult acrylic painting class. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

March 8: Kids Power Hour, Libuse Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:00pm. An hour of fun, games, and books for kids ages 6 to 10. Join Mrs. Pam for lots of surprises! Registration by phone preferred. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 9: Main Movie Mania, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Join us to watch Dark Tower (PG-13). Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 11: Art is Life, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm.Adults join us for an acrylic painting class. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 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.

 

March 11: Pour Painting Adult Craft, Libuse Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:00pm. Adults, join us for Pour Painting with Debbie. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 11: Veteran’s Support, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Facilitator Anthony Eli speaks with veterans on how to get the support and services they need. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 12: DIY Ladybug Coffee Mug, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Adult patrons are invited to Martin Library to paint a Ladybug Coffee Mug for the spring. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org

 

March 12-13: MakerSpace Electronics, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Children age 10 and up, join us to learn how to use a Digital Multi-Meter (DMM) to determine if a battery is good or not. Learn some other uses for a DMM, and learn about safety. Each student will get with their own DMM! Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 12: Making It Work, Rapides Regional Medical Center 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: 318-769-4440.

 

March 12: Genealogy Class, Robertson Branch Library, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Learn to explore your heritage and ancestry using Ancestry.com Library Edition and other helpful tips we have learned along the way. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

March 13: Diabetes Group Class, Rapides Regional Medical Center Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9:00am-12:00pm. RRMC is offering a program designed for adults with newly diagnosed diabetes and for people needing a refresher course in diabetes management. This is a basic diabetes program; 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 Chrystal Meginley, Registered Dietitian, and Amie Starks, Registered Nurse. Space is limited; please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-4440.

 

March 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.

 

March 13: St. Patrick’s Day Children’s Craft, Martin Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Children are invited to Martin Library to create a St. Patrick’s Day shamrock kite. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org

 

March 14 & 28: Homeschool Music Class, Libuse Branch Library, 9:00apm-10:00am. Homeschool children, join us for a music lesson with John DeChiaro. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 14: Heritage Seekers Club, Boyce Branch Library, 1:30pm-2:30pm. A self-guided exploration of your family tree. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

March 14: Crayons Take Me Away, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Adults, relax and unwind with some adult coloring. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 14: Salt Jars Family Craft, Robertson Branch Library, 4:30pm-6:00pm. Families, join us to make beautiful salt jars in a rainbow of colors. Registration by phone required by March 11th to ensure adequate supplies. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

March 15: Gardening MeetUp, Rapides Main Library, 9:00am-10:30am. Gardening series dedicated to answering your questions about plants. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 15: As Young As You Feel, Libuse Branch Library, 10:00am-11:30am. If you’re 50+, join Debbie for fun and games for the young at heart. Refreshments served. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 15: Children’s Storyhour Craft, Westside Regional Library, 10:30am-11:00am. Children, join us to make coffee-filter flowers. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

March 15: Find Your Pot of Gold, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day coming with a good-luck craft. Fill your pot of gold with all the things you treasure. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 16: Etched in Time: Inspired by the Etchings of Rembrandt, Alexandria Museum of Art. We will look at etchings from the Sordid and Sacred: Beggars in the Etchings of Rembrandt exhibition and learn the basics of the printmaking process of etching. Modifications will be made for age and skill level. Cost: Free for Members; $20.00 per non-member family up to 5. Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org

 

March 16: Library Puppies with Luke the Dog, Libuse Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Meet Luke, a confidence K-9, and read to him. Registration by phone preferred. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 16: St. Patrick’s Day Craft, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:30am. Teens and adults, join us for craft time as we make a St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Twirler. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

March 16: 2019 Vision Board Workshop, Johnson Branch Library, 1:00pm-4:30pm. Adults, join us for our very special program as award-winning motivational speaker, trainer, humorist, and author Christee Gabour Atwood hosts our 2019 Vision Board Workshop. Registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

March 19: Napkin Wreath Adult Craft, Robertson Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Adults, join us to create a beautiful, seasonal wreath with napkins. Registration by phone required by March 16th as seating is limited. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

March 19: Journalers Unite, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Join us to explore journaling tips and techniques. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

March 20: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center at the Greens, 12:00pm. Paula Abbott will present:  “Condemned Do Not Enter.”   Invite your friends and join us for a delicious lunch and an inspirational message. Please RSVP by Friday, March 15th. Cost: $16.00. Call: 318-481-7880 or E-mail: cenlacwc@gmail.com.

 

March 21: As Young as You Feel, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Seniors join us for a day of fun, food, and socializing. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 21: Parkinson’s Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-12:30pm. The Parkinson’s support group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month and is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their family/caregiver.  We offer educational handouts and programs plus a chance to share with others.  Lunch  is provided by CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

March 21: Tie Dyeing, Johnson Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Teens, with all supplies provided, we’ll create our own unique springtime tie-dye designs! Feel free to bring your own garment. Registration preferred to ensure enough supplies are on hand. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

March 21: Fifteeny Crafts, Westside Regional Library, 4:00pm-4:15pm. Teens, join us to craft an earring holder out of a popsicle stick. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

March 21 & 28: Maker Space Electronics, Libuse Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Students will learn to use a Digital Multi-Meter (DMM) to determine if a battery is good or not.  They will also learn some other uses for a DMM, and they will learn about safety.  Each student will walk away with their own DMM! Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 22-24: Cane River Film Festival, Historic Downtown Natchitoches. The Cane River Film Festival is produced by the Resurrection Fern Foundation, Inc, a non-profit historic preservation created by Kelly Jackson, producer, director, and SAG-AFTRA actor who is a descendant of the historic, Louisiana Creole, Metoyer family legacy. Independent filmmakers and film students can add to the spirit of Louisiana storytelling by submitting their film to the festival. www.caneriverfilmfestival.com

 

March 22: Family Game Day, J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. , join us to play a variety of different board games appropriate for all. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

March 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

 

March 23: Cenla Kidzfest, Alexandria City Park, 9:00am-12:00pm.  Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital is proud to be the title sponsor of the Junior League of Alexandria’s Cenla KidzFest, an event designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and safety of our youth by offering hands-on, fun activities that both educate and inspire. The event also features the Kids in the Kitchen program. Cost: Free.

 

March 23: Vintage Theatre, Westside Regional Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Families, join us to watch The Adventures of Robin Hood. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

March 23: Spring Votive Teen Craft, Martin Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Teens, join us to craft a spring votive holder using green tissue paper and a sealant. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org

 

March 23: 38th Annual CHRISTUS Cabrini Foundation Ball, Edward G. Ned Randolph Riverfront Center, 6:30pm.  This year’s event will feature an elegant evening complete with signature drinks, a 3-course gourmet seated dinner, and the band Elevation from the world renowned entertainment group, the Emerald City Bands out of Dallas. All funds raised from this event will directly benefit CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital’s new Nursing Scholarship and Recruitment Program which will help fight against the national nursing shortage here in Central Louisiana. Please RSVP by Friday, March 15th.  Call: 318-561-4176.

 

March 25: Maker Space Electronics, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Students will learn to use a Digital Multi-Meter (DMM) to determine if a battery is good or not.  They will also learn some other uses for a DMM, and they will learn about safety.  Each student will walk away with their own DMM. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 25: Art is Life, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm-7:30pm.Adults join us for an acrylic painting class. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 25: 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: 318-769-4440.

 

March 26: Diabetes Sound the Alert Day, HP Long Clinic in Pineville, 8:00am-11:00am.  Held in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association’s annual Alert Day, participants will fill out a short survey, have their blood pressure and glucose measured, as well as height and weight assessments to calculate their BMI. Educational and nutritional information also will be available. No appointment is necessary. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-3445.

 

March 26: Come Write In, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm-5:30pm. Join us for an exercise in creative writing. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 28: 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.

 

March 28: 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.

 

March 28: Plastic Bag Bracelet Teen Craft, Robertson Branch Library, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Teens, join us to create bracelets out plastic bags. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

March 29: Celebrate Women!, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Join us as we celebrate National Women’s Month by learning about a few important women in the world and celebrating the women in our lives. It would only be right to make them a gift of importance and your local library is here to help. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-7259. www.rpl.org

 

March 30: LilyPad E-Sewing Project, Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Children and teens, join us for The LilyPad E-Sewing ProtoSnap Maker Space Project with Cindy Blair, with the Alexandria Museum of Art, and David Sproles. Learn to incorporate buttons and switches into an e-textile project without any programming required. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

March 31: 21st Annual “Celebration of Children”, Kees Park in Pineville, 1:00pm-3:00pm. RPSB teachers, paraprofessionals and members of the Louisiana Early Childhood Association, LAECA, will help the children and their parents complete a number of exciting, educational and artistic activities. The Pineville Fire Department and Police Department will be on hand to let the children learn about fire trucks, fire safety and police work.  The Pineville High School Cheerleaders will be present to offer face painting. Educational brochures will be distributed to guide parents as they help their children do well in school. Sponsored by the City of Pineville and the Rapides Parish School Board. Open to children 3 to 10. Cost: Free.  Call: 318-48-0888.

 

April 1: Bereaved Parents Support Group BPUSA, 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, grandparent or adult sibling. 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 Facebook page at The Bereaved Parents Of Cenla-BPUSA. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

April 6: First Saturday Fly-In Breakfast, Pineville Airport at Lake Buhlow, 7:30am-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: $7.00 donation.

 

Sports

 

Ongoing-March: 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. Led by Kripalu trained Yoga Teacher, Becky Watkins. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

Ongoing-October 31: No Man’s Land Free For All Bass Tournament.  Unlike most bass tournaments, fish length rather than weight will determine the winners. Another unique aspect of this tournament is its Catch-Photo-Release format. Instead of securing fish in aerated live wells for transport to far-off weigh-ins, each bass is laid on an approved, standardized measuring board beside an event identifier card, and a digital photograph is taken and uploaded for scoring. Anglers who want to compete in this free tournament must register for a free account at TourneyX—sportfishing’s leading online tournament management system.  An event overview and complete contest rules can be found at www.kayakbassfishing.com/no-mans-land-free-for-all/ Cost: Free.

 

March 9: Cenla Heart Walk, Alexandria Amphitheatre, 9:00am. Follow the signs and join the Rapides Regional Medical Center team as it participates in this annual event. Survivors can stop by the Rapides Regional Heart Hospital “Survivor Tent” for a heart-healthy breakfast. Call: 318-769-3135.

 

March 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6: Saturday Morning Qi Gong, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:30am. The Alexandria Museum of Art and Rapides Regional Medical Center have partnered to present Healthy Living @AMoA. Paul Nettles of The Levee Tai Chi School leads a class in Qi Gong, which is an ancient system of coordinated body postures and movements combined with deep breathing and meditation. It is used to stimulate good health, spirituality, and a state of calm mindfulness. Call: 318-443-3458.

 

March 9: Kids Yoga, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:30am. The Alexandria Museum of Art and Rapides Regional Medical Center have partnered to present Healthy Living @AMoA. On the second Saturday of each month, Shannon Brewer of Lux Studios–Lotus Vibes present free Kids Yoga class at the Museum. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.

 

March 13, 20, 27 & April 3: 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.