January 2020 Calendar-at-a-Glance

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Art

 

Ongoing-January: Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Exhibit.  The CHRISTUS Cabrini Gallery (Cabrini Outpatient Center, 1st floor across from Radiology) will feature the art of student artist, Nicolas Mboungou during the month of January. Most of the art on display is for sale. Cost: Free. E-mail: judy@artsandhealthcare.org. www.artsandhealthcare.org

 

Ongoing-February 5: 5x5x5 Show, River Oaks Square Arts Center Bolton Gallery. What started as an annual feature of miniature works of art and has grown into a nationally acclaimed, adjudicated show with entries from all over the United States. The aim for entries is to stick to 5-inch square dimensions for two-dimensional works and 5x5x5 inches for the three-dimensional. The judge for 2019 is American painter and author Alex Beard, who is probably best known for his elaborate wildlife compositions created in his signature style of gestural painting. Beard will also showcase his own recent work entitled “From Orleans to Rapides: Drawing and Paintings from the Sportsman’s Paradise” in the Stokes-Harris Gallery. Call: 318-473-2670.

 

January 8: Watercolors for Adults, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Local artist Laura O’Quinn leads an adult watercolor painting class.  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 10: Adult Acrylic Painting Class, Westside Regional Library, 4:30pm-6:30pm. Adults, join us for an acrylic on canvas painting session. Registration required to ensure supplies. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

January 15: Zentangle, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Learn the art of Zentangle in this adult drawing class. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

January 24: Acrylic Canvas Painting, J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library, 3:30pm–5:00pm. Adults, join us for an acrylic on canvas painting session. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

February 1: Dinner With An Artist: Monica Zerinque, Alexandria Museum of Art,6:30pm. You won’t want to miss these intimate dinners in the Museum’s beautiful gallery overlooking the Bentley and the Jackson Street bridge that feature artists whose work is in the AMoA collection. New Orleans artist Monica Zeringue will teach a workshop that afternoon and be our guest at the dinner that night where she will share information about her paintings in the collection as well as her current work. Cost: $75.00. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

 

Music

 

January 12: From the Bimah to Broadway and Beyond, Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim, 5:00pm.  Join Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim for a concert celebrating 160 years, featuring Rabbi Cantor Raina Siroty, Cantor Galit Dadoun Cohen, Cantor Joel Colman and accompanied by pianist Tanya Nugent. Hors D’oeuvres and dessert reception to follow. Cost: Free. E-mail: reservations@jewishtemple.org

 

January 26: RSO Presents the Four Seasons, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 2:30pm. The Rapides Symphony Orchestra opens 2020 with Vivaldi’s famous “Four Seasons” and “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla. The concert will feature RSO’s superb concertmaster, Lin He, as violin soloist. “Listen Up!” pre-concert presentation begins at 1:45pm in the lobby. Cost: $25.00 Adults; $15.00 Seniors 65+; $10.00 Students; $50.00 Family of 4. Call: 318-442-9709. rapidessymphony.org

 

Theatre

 

January 17-19: Frozen, Jr., Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. LBM Productions presents Frozen Jr., based on the 2018 Broadway musical, bringing Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. Performances begin Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 10:00am & 7:00pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm. Special lunch with the cast following the Saturday matinee! Cost: $10.00-$15.00.  Call: 318-451-4327.

 

January 30-February 9: City Park Players presents “Talking With…” by Jane Martin, Kress Theatre. “Talking With…” is a collection of sharp, bittersweet portraits of women, many of whom have reacted to disappointments by melting into private worlds. Idiosyncratic characters amuse, move, and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. These eleven ten-minute monologues include a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex-rodeo rider, and an actress willing to go to any length to get a job. It premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in 1982 and has been performed around the world. Directed locally by Theresa Louviere and Michael Dalme. Performances begin nightly Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday matinees begin at 2:30pm. Cost: $15.00 Adults; $12.00 Seniors/Military; $7.00 Students; $5.00 Thursday nights.  Call: 318-484-4478.

 

January 31: From the Ridiculous to the Divine, St. James Episcopal Church, 7:00pm. Is the gospel a laughing matter? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” when Friends of the Groom Theater Company presents this powerful collection of scenes combining humor and encounters with God. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-1304, ext. 3. www.epiwla.org

 

Events

 

Ongoing-January: 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-January: 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.

 

January 6: Healing Hearts Perinatal Support Group, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Trellis Room, 6:00pm. The group helps parents who have lost babies. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-7569.

 

January 7: Family Snowball Fight, Robertson Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Make your own indoor snowballs and get ready for some fun! Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

January 7: Family Cook Nook, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Families come together to learn the art of cooking and bonding. Cost: Free. Call: 318-709-8184. www.rpl.org

 

January 8: Westside 50+ Club, Westside Regional Library, 11:00am-12:30pm. If you’re 50+ you’ll enjoy a workout with Mrs. Saconda. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

January 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 install the car seat. The car seat check process takes between 15-25 minutes, depending on how many car seats are in the vehicle. The seat checks normally are held the second Wednesday of each month. Cost: Free.

 

January 8: Diabetes Group Class, HP Long Classroom in Pineville, 3:00pm-6:00pm.  Rapides Regional Medical Center is offering this program 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 a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. Please pre-register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-4440.

 

January 9: Heritage Seeker’s Club, Boyce Branch Library, 1:30pm-2:30pm. Adults, join us for a self-guided exploration of your family history. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

January 9: Crayons Take Me Away, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Adults, come to relax and enjoy some coloring. Registration by phone required.  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 10: Kids’ Power Hour, Libuse Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:00pm. Children ages 6 – 10 may join us for snow-themed activities. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

January 11: Beginner’s Shuttle Tatting Workshop, Kent Plantation House, 9:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-3:30pm.  Come learn the beautiful art of shuttle tatting with expert Christy Castille. Registration includes all materials and secures your spot. Cost: $30.00. Call: 318-487-5998.

 

January 11: Breastfeeding Class, RRMC 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. Call: 318-769-4440.

 

January 11: Crafts with Ms. Sophia, Rapides Main Library, 11:00am-12:00pm. Children, join us for a fireworks painting activity. Supplies provided.  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 11: Main Movie Mania, Rapides Main Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Join us to watch The Upside (PG-13).  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 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.

 

January 13: Craig’s Corner, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Patrons will discuss how to keep New Year’s Resolutions. Cost: Free. Call: 318-709-8184. www.rpl.org

 

January 13: Snowflake Craft, Robertson Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Families join us to make a beautiful snowflake from white coat hangers. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

January 13: Veteran’s Support Group, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Led by Anthony Eli, veterans come together to find ways to live their best life after service. Cost: Free. Call: 318-709-8184. www.rpl.org

 

January 14: Toddler Time, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Toddlers will enjoy a storytime with craft and songs. Ages 1 – 4. Ages 0-5 may come with caretaker if necessary for toddlers to attend. Cost: Free. Call: 318-709-8184. www.rpl.org

 

January 14: Makerspace Workshop, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Children ages 10+ will participate in a hands-on workshop to create two blinking lights by soldering a stable multi-vibrator onto a wooden base. Registration by phone required.  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 15: Makerspace Workshop, Johnson Branch Library, 11:00am-12:30pm. Children ages 10+ will participate in a hands-on workshop to create two blinking lights by soldering a stable multivibrator onto a wooden base. Registration required over phon. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

January 15: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center at the Greens, 90 Harold Miles Park in Alexandria, 12:00pm. Nancy Briggs presents “Finding our Fathers.” As a special feature, we will have Stacey Douglas with C.L.E.D.A. Stacey will share with us a new program happening in Cenla. Bring a friend for a delicious lunch and great message. Please RSVP by Friday, January 10th. Cost: $16.00. Call: 318-481-7880 or E-mail: cenlacwc@gmail.com.

 

January 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.  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 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.  Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

January 16: Makerspace Workshop, Libuse Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Children ages 10+ will participate in a hands-on workshop to create two blinking lights by soldering a stable multivibrator onto a wooden base. Registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

January 16 & February 6: Surviving and Thriving Cancer Support Group, Rapides Cancer Center, 5:30pm-6:30pm. This a support group for cancer patients, survivors and family members. The support group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-7200.

 

January 16 & February 6: Surviving and Thriving Cancer Support Group, Rapides Cancer Center, 5:30pm-6:30pm. This is a support group for cancer patients, survivors and family members. The support group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. Cost: Free. Call: 318-769-7200.

 

January 17: As Young as You Feel Day, Libuse Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. If you’re 50+, come to join us for games, and fellowship. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

January 17: Gardening Meet-up, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:30pm. Gardening series dedicated to answering your questions about plants!  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 17: Teen Valentine Craft, Martin Branch Library, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Teens, join us to make Valentine cards using paper doilies. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org

 

January 17: Teen Cookie Decorating, J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Teens, join us to decorate and enjoy sugar cookies. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

January 18: 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. Mothers should plan to schedule this in the 6th or 7th month. Don’t wait until the last minute, as class availability depends on the number of registrants. Topics include progression of labor and birth, how to determine when you need to go to the hospital, pain management and C-sections. The class also includes a tour of Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital. A light lunch will be provided. Call: 318-769-4440.

 

January 18: Paws for Kids, Libuse Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Children, read with Luke the Confidence Dog to build your reading skills and confidence levels. Registration preferred. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Observation, Boyce Branch Library, 11:00am-12:00pm. In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the library will feature displays for adults and children books and other materials about Martin Luther King, Jr. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Program, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. We will watch a film about Martin Luther King, Jr. and have a discussion afterward. Refreshments will be served. Cost: Free. Call: 318-709-8184. www.rpl.org

 

January 18: A Tasting Event: Whisky, Wine, & Tapas, Kent Plantation House.  Let Louisiana’s First Whiskey Sommelier, Melissa Scarborough, guide you through three whisky tastings, two wine pairings, and three tapas pairings on site of the beautiful Kent Plantation House. Participants must be 21 or older to attend. Cost: $75.00. Call: 318-487-5998.

 

January 20: 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. Dress comfortably and bring a pillow to assist with comfort techniques. Please pre-register. Call: 318-769-4440.

 

January 21: Master Craft Dog Bed, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Adults, join us to learn to arm crochet a dog bed!  Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 21: College Knowledge, 1801 Sylvester Street in Alexandria, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Meet with financial aid, admissions, and student support professionals who can help you plan your journey to college. Cost: Free. E-mail: studentservices@lsua.edu.

 

January 22: Adult Wreath Craft, Martin Branch Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Adults, come and make wreaths using yarn. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-7575. www.rpl.org

 

January 23: Get Organized Teen Craft, Westside Regional Library, 5:00pm-6:30pm. It is Get Organized Month. We will be making organizers out of cereal boxes that you can use in your locker, at your desk, or wherever you like. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

January 25: Lunch & Learn w/ WWII Museum Curator, Alexandria Museum of Art, 12:30pm. Join AMoA and James Linn, Curator of “The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II” for a meal and to learn more about the exhibition and Louisiana in World War II. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $5.00. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

 

January 25: Susane Lavallais Boykins and Friends, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Author of “Waters of the River Red”, and the sequel “Loving Josephine” comes to discuss her book and participate in a book signing with other local writers and authors. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

January 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.

 

January 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.

 

January 28-29 & January 31-February 1: Save Cenla ASIST Training, 8:00am-4:30pm.  Suicide is preventable. Anyone can make a difference. This two-day workshop in suicide prevention skills helps participants learn and practice a life-saving intervention model that is widely used by professionals and the general public. The January 28-29 training will be held at the In the Beginning Church, Marksville; and the January 31-February 1 training will be held at First Baptist Church, Pine Prairie. CEUs are available for $60.00.  Cost: Free. Call: 337-519-1888. livingworks.net

 

January 28: Come Write In, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Adults, join us to enhance your creative writing skills. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

January 30: Garden Brothers Circus, Rapides Parish Coliseum, 4:30pm & 7:30pm. This year’s show is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert style sound and lighting and 3 rings bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will always cherish.  The very best performers from over 22 countries make up this action jammed, fast paced 100 minute performance in a Theatrical European 3 ring setting. First 100 Adult Tickets sold online are only $14.50 at www.GardenBrosCircus.com.

 

January 30: Cenla Authors Club, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm. The purpose of this organization is to assist and encourage authors and prospective authors on how to better publish and promote their books. Open to anyone interested in writing. Cost: Free. Call Michael Wynne: 318-487-8805.

 

January 31: Take Your Child to the Library Day, Boyce Branch Library, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Families are invited to stop by to do a puzzle, have some punch and cookies, read aloud, and make a bookmark – and of course to explore the library and check out books. Bring your gently used books to exchange with a friend. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

January 31: The Chipper Experience, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm. Watch comedy and magic collide! For over 20 years, Chipper Lowell has been bringing his odd brand of amusing mayhem to audiences around the world! Cost: $18.00 Adults; $12.00 Seniors 65+; $10.00 Students; 40.00 Family of 4. Call: 318-484-4474.

 

February 1: Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In Breakfast, Buhlow Lake Airport Clubhouse, 7:30am-10:00am.  Fly (or drive) to Buhlow Lake Airport to join the EAA for an all-you-want-to-eat, hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, grits, potatoes, OJ, milk and more! Everyone is welcome to enjoy breakfast, visit with pilots and have a good time. Cost: $7.00 donation.

 

February 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.

 

February 3: Miscarriage/Stillbirth Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Kincaid Room, 6:00pm-7:00pm. This is an on-going support group for parents who have experienced miscarriage or stillbirth of a baby.  This group is sponsored by CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and meets on the first Monday of every month.  Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

Sports

 

Ongoing-January: 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.

 

January 8, 15, 22, 29 & February 5: Tai Chi Chih Classes, Cabrini Mediplex, 9:30am-10:30am. .  If you are a former Tai Chi student or brand new, come join us as we learn the 19 movements and 1 pose of Tai Chi Chih.  This beautiful soothing practice is meditation in motion.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  Classes will be held every Wednesday morning in January. Cost: Free. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

January 11, 18, 25 & February 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.

 

January 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.

 

January 11: Rapides PRCA Rodeo, Rapides Parish Coliseum, 7:30pm.  Come see the best cowboys and bullfighters compete for $30,000 in cash!  Cost: $28.00 Reserved; $22.00 Balcony; $14.00 Ages 2-12. Call: 318-442-9581.

 

January 18: Cenla Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Festival, Kees Park Civic Center, 8:30am-3:30pm. Hosted by the Kisatchie Fly Fishers club, the 3rd-ever Cenla Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Festival is a celebration of fine fishing.  Admission is free and open to the public.  There are expert seminars on fly fishing, bass fishing, marsh fishing and kayak fishing.  There’s also fly casting instruction, fly tying and lure making demonstrations, exhibitors, and much more. A lunch is available for a nominal charge.  There’s also a raffle with net proceeds to benefit The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and the KFF club’s conservation projects. Cost: Free. Call Catch Cormier: 318-793-5855. www.kisatchiefly.org

 

January 24-25: Monster Truck Winter Nationals, Rapides Parish Coliseum, 7:30pm.  Our biggest show ever! Featuring more trucks, more destruction, motorcycle jumpers, and the amazingly funny Minions! Cost: $26.00 VIP; $22.00 Adults; $14.00 Ages 2-12. Call: 318-442-9581.