Ongoing-May: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Exhibit. The CHRISTUS Cabrini Gallery (Cabrini Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology) will feature the paintings of Dr. Charles Norwood during the month of May. Most art is for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Arts & Healthcare programs. Cost: Free. www.artsandhealthcare.org
Ongoing-December 31: CARI Student Art Exhibition, Cane River Creole National Historical Park. The exhibit features many different mediums of varying compositions completed by 313 student artists representing 15 schools from around Louisiana. The art exhibit will be on display at both Oakland and Magnolia Overseer’s Houses. Visitors to both Oakland and Magnolia will be able to vote for their favorite pieces. www.nps.gov/cari
May 18: Family Art Class—Making Art with a Message, Alexandria Museum of Art, 2:00pm. Participants will learn how to use the elements of art and various materials to communicate a message after discussing AMoA’s “Concrete and Adrift: On the Poverty Line” exhibition.Various materials and methods will be available to suit different age groups. Cost: Free AMoA Members; $20.00 non-member family. Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
May 18: Afternoon with an Artist: Aron Belka, Alexandria Museum of Art, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Join AMoA for an afternoon talk with artist Aron Belka, a painter based in New Orleans. One of the artists in the “Concrete & Adrift: On the Poverty Line” exhibition and represented in the AMoA permanent collection, Belka’s often larger than life oil paintings often feature people in lower income brackets as well as those without homes. During our afternoon with the artist, Belka will talk about his work and his chosen subjects during his time since moving to New Orleans. Call: 318-443-3458.
May 25: Dry Point Etching like Rembrandt w/ Amanda Roe, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1:00pm-4:00pm. This dry point etching printmaking class for adults is a quick and easy introduction to traditional printmaking like the master artists, such as Rembrandt. In the class, you will learn how to create marks onto the surface using crosshatching to build up value and create a unique style to create your own series of prints. Anyone can learn and experience this practice even if they are just starting out to already knowing the technique and simply want to brush up on their skills. Cost: $35.00 AMoA Members; $50.00 non-members. Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
May 16: AMoA AfterHours Concert: Hellen Gillet, Alexandria Museum of Art, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet grew up in Belgium, Singapore, Chicago and Wisconsin. Gillet has a Bachelor’s Degree in both Music & Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Music (Beloit College ‘00, Loyola University New Orleans ‘04). Her training as an improviser began with North Indian Hindustani cellist Nancy Lesh in 1998, launching her into the worlds of free improvisation, jazz, funk, rock and song writing. She has a deep love for French Chansons and the work of Belgian poet Julos Beaucarne. Cost: Free AMoA Members; $10.00 non-members.Call: 318-443-3458. www.themuseum.org
May 23-June 2: “Daddy’s Dyin, Who’s Got the Will?”, Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre. Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A., “Daddy’s Dyin’“ by Del Shores concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. Performances nightly Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday matinee at 2:30pm. Cost: $15.00 Adults; $12.00 Seniors & Military; $7.00 Students; $5.00 Thursday performances. Call: 318-484-4478. www.cpptheatre.com
May 25: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, The Gem, 6:30pm. The Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presents The Unusual Suspects in Who Do That Voodoo? Food by Big Belly’s and cash bar by Moonshine Saloon. Cost: $25.00. Call: 318-308-1950.
Ongoing-May: 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-May: 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.
May 6 & June 3: 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.
May 7: Baths Benefiting CLHC, Montgomery Animal Hospital, 10:00am. Celebrate National Pet Week and save up to $15.00 on a bath for your pet! Bring your dog on Tuesday, May 7th for a bath benefiting the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition. Bath must be scheduled and your pet needs to be dropped off by 10:00am. Pet must be fully up to date on vaccines. We will also be accepting personal hygiene items on this day. All items will be donated to the CLHC. Bring 5 or more items to receive a stamp on your loyalty rewards card. Limited spots available for baths. Cost: $25.00. Call: 318-473-8177.
May 7: Teens Cooking Club, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Teens will have a fun time making tasty snacks celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
May 7: 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.
May 8: Diabetes Group Class, HP Long Pineville Classroom, 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 a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. Space is limited; please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-4440.
May 8: 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.
May 8: Spot Me Skin Cancer Screenings, RRMC Day Surgery, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Board-certified dermatologists by the American Academy of Dermatology will provide skin cancer screenings to detect skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage. This is a rapid screening with patients being visually inspected for skin cancer. For those needing follow-up visits, an appointment will be made. Please wear loose, comfortable clothes. Pre-registration is highly encouraged as the number of spots available is limited. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-4440.
May 9: Free Legal Clinic, Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Attorneys will be on hand to give free civil, legal advice and help with Wills and Powers of Attorney. First come, first serve. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
May 9: Heritage Seeker’s Club, Boyce Branch Library, 1:30pm-2:30pm. A self-guided research of your family history. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org
May 9: Crayons Take Me Away, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Come relax and enjoy some adult coloring. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
May 10: Children’s Story Hour Craft, Westside Regional Library, 10:30am-11:00am. We will be making a picture flower. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 10: Mother’s Day Craft, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 3:30pm-5:30pm. Kids will make a foam teddy bear refrigerator magnet as a gift to the mothers in our lives. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
May 10: Teen Movie, J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library, 3:30pm-5:30pm. We will be watching the movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Refreshments will be provided. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org
May 10: Acrylic Painting Class, Westside Regional Library, 4:30pm-6:30pm. Be artistic! Adults, join us for an acrylic painting session. Registration Required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 10: Kids Power Hour, Libuse Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:00pm. An hour of fun, games and books for kids ages 6 – 10. Join Mrs. Pam for lots of surprises. This month we are learning about pen pals. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org
May 11: Breastfeeding Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9:00am-3:00pm. Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants, this one-day class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and focuses on advantages, preparation and troubleshooting techniques. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for your baby. Research shows that learning about breastfeeding prenatally enhances your breastfeeding experience. The support partner/father is welcome to attend. Lunch is included. Please pre-register. Call: 318-769-4440.
May 11: Family Fun Day, Libuse Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Bring a gently used book to swap out with peers. We will play book bingo for prizes and have a special author appearance. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org
May 11: Main Movie Mania, Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Join us to watch Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG). Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
May 11: Ignite the Mic Poetry Slam Competition, Hearn Stage, 7:00pm. $500 first place prize, $250 second place prize and merchandise will be available for purchase. Open to ages 16+. Cost: $15.00 advance; $15.00 door (cash only). Call: 318-473-8177.
May 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 and is sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Check our Face Book page: CHRISTUS Widowed and Widowers. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.
May 13: 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: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
May 13: 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.
May 14: Trinket Dish Making, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Adults are invited to Martin Library to create trinket dishes. Registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org
May 14: 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.
May 15: Genealogy 101 with Genealogy Specialist Pat Boone, Johnson Branch Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Join Pat and fellow family history seekers to discover how to unravel your ancestors and their stories. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org
May 15: 50+ Club, Westside Regional Library, 11:00am-12:30pm. Senior citizens, come join us for exercise. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 15: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center at the Greens, 12:00pm. Susie Brunet will present “A Roadmap Through Life”. Invite your friends and join us for a delicious lunch and an inspirational message. Please RSVP by Friday, May 10th. Cost: $16.00. Call: 318-481-7880 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16: As Young As You Feel Day, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:30pm. If you’re 50+, come to join us for games, lunch and fellowship. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
May 16: 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.
May 16: Clementine Hunter Art Forgery Presentation, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. FBI Special Agent Randy Deaton speaks about the Clementine Hunter Art Forgery case. Please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483 ext 1906. www.rpl.org
May 17: Gardening Meet-Up, Rapides Main Library, 9:00am-10:30am. Come join us for our gardening series, dedicated to answering your questions about plants. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
May 17: Quilling Craft, Westside Regional Library, 4:30pm-7:00pm. Come make a paper quilling or paper filigree craft with us. It is an art form where you use strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create creative designs. Fun for the whole family. Registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 18: Tea Party, J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Enjoy the healthy and refreshing taste of various tea blends. Tea biscuits will complement the experience. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org
May 18: Paws To Read, Libuse Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Children, read with Luke the Confidence Dog! Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org
May 18: French Heritage Festival, Kent Plantation House, 10:00am-3:00pm. The festival will feature Cajun food vendors, Cajun music, Cajun culture, candle making demonstrations, lace tatting demonstrations, Traiteur healing remedies, Cajun dance lessons, and children’s program with Elizabeth Vidos, percussionist. Sponsored by the Rapides Parish Library and Kent Plantation House. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483 ext 1906. www.rpl.org
May 18: League of Trucks, Lake Buhlow Boat Launch, 10:00am-2:00pm. This fundraiser will feature an array of large vehicles from construction equipment to rescue vehicles. Children of all ages will be able to see, touch and learn about the vehicles while meeting the workforce and heroes that protect, serve and build our community. This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy together! Sponsored by the Junior League of Alexandria. Cost: $5.00.
May 18: Children’s Summer Safety Program, Westside Regional Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come learn about summer safety: Bicycle experts, the fire department, and police will be here to teach about all things safety. Be sure to bring your bike. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 18: Vintage Theatre, Westside Regional Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Viewing Scaramouche (PG). Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 18: 19th Annual Men Who Cook and Mix, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Men Who Cook & Men Who Mix (#MWCAM) is one of River Oaks’ largest annual fundraisers. This event invites local food enthusiasts, chefs and guys who simply love to cook to prepare their favorite food or drink recipes for taste testing. The event draws a crowd of well over 500 people each year. Dubbed as a “community favorite”, MWCAM is a ton of fun for all involved from the chefs to its’ organizers. If you want to showcase your culinary expertise or if you want a plethora of taste testing options, attend this annual event–always held on the third Saturday in May! (In our best Justin Wilson voice) ‘We guarantee’ you won’t leave hungry! Cost: $65.00; $750 reserved tables. Call: 318-473-2670.
May 20: Craig’s Corner, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Teens are invited to come and learn about fitness plans that match their personalities for National Fitness Month. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
May 21: Bead Bracelet Master Craft, Rapides Main Library, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Adults, join us to craft a knotted, bead bracelet. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
May 21: Journalers Unite!, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Come out to discuss and learn all things journaling. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 21: May We Paint, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Adults, spring is here, and summer is on its way. Join us for a fun time painting a summer-inspired scene with acrylic paint. Registration Required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
May 22-28: Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebrations, Rapides Parish Libraries. We will have an “Out of this World” Summer Reading celebration. Activities include Bean Stack Demonstration, Balloon Straw Race, etc. Contact your local branch for specific dates and times. Cost: Free. www.rpl.org
May 22: SRP Astronaut Academy and Opening Day Party, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:30am. We invite everyone to our summer reading program opening day with Astronaut Academy. We will have crafts, snacks and lots of fun! Pick up you summer reading materials. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 22: Don’t Forget Me, RRMC Medical Terrace Driveway, 2:00pm-5:00pm. Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital will sponsor the “Don’t Forget Me” event. Participants will receive a “Don’t Forget Me” mirror hanger to place on their vehicle’s rear view mirror as a reminder to remove babies and children from the back seat before locking their vehicles. The first 100 participants will receive a travel first aid kit. Car seat safety checks also will be available. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-4440.
May 23: Fifteeny Crafts, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:30am. Teens, come make marbleized rock paper weights. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org
May 23: Macramé Plant Hanger Adult Craft, Robertson Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Come and join us as we make decorative pots and Macramé plant hangers. Registration by May 16th required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098.
May 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.
May 27: 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.
May 28: Adult Summer Electronics Camp, Rapides Main Library, 9:30am-12:00pm. Adults, join us to learn about electrical circuits, LED’s and more. Registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
May 28: Come Write In, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Come “write” in to enhance your creative writing skills. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org
June 1: 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.
June 1: 12th Annual Kent House Bug Day, Kent Plantation House, 9:00am-1:00pm. The USDA Forest Service invites children of all ages to participate in Bug Day. There will be good bugs, bad bugs, and ugly bugs! You can even eat a bug! There will be plenty of activities & crafts for kids. This is a fun event whether you are one or one hundred!. Cost: $1.00. Call: 318-487-5998.
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.
Ongoing-May: 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.
May 11, 18, 25 & June 1: 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.
May 11: 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.
May 18: 2nd Annual UPS Golf Tournament, Oak Wing Golf Club. Four-player teams will compete in 18-holes of golf with use of golf cart, lunch courtesy of UPS, soft drinks and gift bags for each player. $200 hole sponsorships are available. Proceeds will benefits the United Way of Central Louisiana. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $400 per team. Call: 318-451-6437 or 318-419-5007.
May 18: MDA Muscle Walk, Alexander Fulton Mini-Park, 9:00am. MDA’s Muscle Walk helps raise awareness and funds to fight muscular dystrophy. Muscle Walk is a time to celebrate the supporters, caregivers, friends and family who make the journey of living with MDA possible. Call: 337-234-0088.
May 24: Space Yoga, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Kids are invited to join us as we go over easy space-themed stretches and relaxing techniques for National Fitness Month. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org
May 25: Save the Dairy Barn Run, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, 6:00am. Featuring vendors, 1-mile fun run, kids 100-yard chicken run, movie, silent auction, music and wing cook-off. Proceeds benefit the project to Save the Dairy Barn.
June 1: Two Wheels to History Bike Ride, Oakland Plantation, 9:00am-12:00pm. Ranger Tim will present “Juke Joints, Horse Races, and Baseball Games: A Bygone Era of Cane River History.” This 14-mile round trip bike ride will begin at Oakland Plantation and will follow the historic Isle Breville down Cane River. During the mid-20th century, this area was the home of several juke joints and baseball fields. Horse racing was also a popular past time for Cane River Creoles. The park provides bikes, helmets, and water. Limited to 20 adults and young adults. Reservations are required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-352-0383, x 201.