February 2020 Calendar-at-a-Glance

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Art

 

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

 

Music

 

February 21: Justin Moore & Tracy Lawrence w/ Lainey Wilson, Rapides Parish Coliseum, 7:30pm.  Multiplatinum-selling country artists Justin Moore and Tracy Lawrence’s 2020 Late Nights And Longnecks Tour comes to Cenla. Special guest artist Lainey Wilson will also perform. Cost: $30.00+. Call: 318-442-9581. rpclive.org

 

February 27: Red River Wind Symphony Standards Concert, Guinn Auditorium, 7:30pm. The RRWS in conjunction with the Louisiana College Concert Ensemble presents a program of traditional concert band pieces from English and American composers. Cost: Free. Call Dr. Joshua Davis: 318-487-7316.

 

February 28: VOCES8 “The Art of Expression”, St. James Episcopal Church, 7:00pm. Phenomenal British vocal ensemble, VOCES8, returns to Cenla to present “The Art of Expression: Music of the Renaissance”. This program charts some of the most prolific and influential European composers of the age, with a reflection on their legacy through the response of contemporary composers. Immediately following the conclusion of the concert, there will be a reception in the adjacent St. James Parish Hall where audience members may greet the singers and enjoy light refreshments. Sponsored by the McCormick-Smith Fund, Inc. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-9845.

 

February 29: Keith Sweat in Concert, Paragon Casino Resort Mari Center, 7:00pm. Keith Douglas Sweat is an American singer, songwriter, and an early figure in the new jack swing musical movement.  He is known for his collection of hits including “I Want Her”, “Make It Last Forever”, I’ll Give All My Love to You”, Make You Sweat”, Get Up o It”, “Twisted” and “Nobody”.  He has released 13 solo albums and two as a part of the R&B supergroup LSG, and discovered the groups Silk and Kut Klose. Call: 800-745-3000.

 

Theatre

 

Ongoing-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.

 

February 29: Ignite the Mic, Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre, 7:00pm.  Join in the Soul Food Saturday Open Mic Night featuring Ellen Maria.  All poets, praise teams, mimes, singers, musicians and dancers are encouraged to participate. Food will be available for purchase. Cost: $15.00 admission; $10.00 performance sign up fee. Call: 318-446-1768.

 

Events

 

Ongoing-February: 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-February: 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.

 

February 10: 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.

 

February 11: Teen’s Game Day, Robertson Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Take a break from homework and have some fun playing good old fashioned board games. Choose from our selection or bring your own. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

February 11: Remember Me, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. We all come into this world with a path to take. Come plant your feet while learning about others who paved the way or choose to lend a hand. Cost: Free. Call: 318-709-8184. www.rpl.org

 

February 11: Painting with Debbie, Libuse Branch Library, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Adults join us for a creative painting session with Debbie. Registration by phone required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

February 11: Making It Work, RRMC Gallery Room, 6:00pm-8:00pm. A breastfeeding class for working moms, this class is designed to support working mothers who want to continue breastfeeding and need to know how to fit it into their daily schedule. The class will focus on management of milk supply and offer strategies to sustain pumping.  Other topics include types of pumps, storage and handling of milk and strategies to prevent problems. Please pre-register. Call: 318-769-4440.

 

February 12: 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.

 

February 12: Community First, A Home for the Homeless, Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre, 7:00pm. “Community First, A Home for the Homeless”, is a documentary about a village which is a unique residential development that is transforming the lives of homeless people through the power of community. Q&A with the Director/Producer Layton Blaylock will follow the screening. Cost: $10.00 Adults; $5.00 Students. Call: 318-484-4474. Louisiana-arts.org

 

February 13: Crayons Take Me Away, Rapides Main Library, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Adults, join us for a stress-relieving coloring session. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

February 13: Meet Me in a Story, Libuse Branch Library, 5:30pm-6:00pm. Tweens, discuss “Dinosaurs before Dark” by Mary Pope Osborne. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

February 13: Buffalo Soldiers, Westside Regional Library, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Suzanne Bosarge presents the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and other African American soldiers. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

February 14: Valentine Luncheon, McDonald Branch Library, 11:00am-12:30pm. Our customers and staff will make a favorite Valentine dish to share with others in honor of Valentine’s Day. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

February 14: Valentine’s Day Movie Marathon, Boyce Branch Library, 1:00pm-6:00pm. Bummed at not having a date on Valentine’s Day? Who cares? Feel the love as we watch romantic movies and celebrate being a Single Pringle! Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

February 14: Heart Tree Painting, Johnson Branch Library, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Teens, join us to paint a scroll heart tree with acrylic paint on canvas. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

February 14: Teen Craft, Rapides Main Library, 3:30pm-5:30pm. Teens, join us to decorate your won mug with sharpies. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

February 14: Adult Painting Class, Westside Regional Library, 4:30pm-6:30pm. Adults, join us for an acrylic on canvas painting session. Registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

February 14: Kids’ Power Hour, Libuse Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:00pm. Children ages 6 – 10 may join us for the 2nd annual chocolate games. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

February 14: Pineville Night of Lights Mardi Gras Parade, Main Street Pineville, 7:00pm. The route begins on College Boulevard, travels down Main Street, crosses the Jackson Street Bridge into Alexandria, turns onto Third Street and ends at Johnston Street. The parade features Cody Ford, Buffalo Bills Offensive Tackle and Pineville High graduate, as the Grand Marshal. Enjoy lighted floats and area junior high and high school bands resounding through the streets. Cost: Free.

 

February 15: 10th Annual Avoyelles African American Cultural Heritage Day, Bethune Community Center, 9:00am-3:00pm. See Cultural Heritage Exhibits, Black-pot Cook-off, youth activities and prizes are planned. Cost: Free.

 

February 15: Gumbeaux Cook-Off, Huckleberry Brewing Company, 10:00am-1:00pm. Judges and your votes will select Best Gumbo Award and the People’s Choice Award. Purchase $5.00 Tasting Mugs and tickets starting at 10:00am! Additional People’s Choice tickets can be purchased for $1.00 each. Tasting is from 11:00am-12:30pm, and Judging at 12:30pm! All proceeds benefit the SNAP Match Program. Call: 318-441-3407.

 

February 15: Paws to Read with Luke the Dog, Libuse Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Children read to Luke the Confidence Dog. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

February 15: Mardi Gras Golf Cart & Pet Parade, Indian Creek Recreation Area, 10:00am-5:30pm. Dress up your best friend and join us for our annual Pet Parade! Pet-sized Mardi Gras floats are welcome to enter! Come join us for some family-friendly fun! Golf Cart Parade begins at 4:00pm! All participants are welcome! Line up is at 3:30pm. Cost: $7.00.

 

February 15 & 22: Black History Month Appreciation Documentary, Boyce Branch Library, 10:30pm-12:30pm. A series of award-winning documentary films highlighting important figures and leaders in the African American community. Cost: Free. Call: 318-793-2182. www.rpl.org

 

February 15: Buffalo Soldier Presentation, Johnson Branch Library, 11:00am-12:00pm. Families, join us to learn about the Buffalo Soldiers and other African American soldiers. Cost: Free. Call: 318-776-5153. www.rpl.org

 

February 15: Look How Far We’ve Come, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 11:00am-2:00pm. Join us to celebrate Black History Month by learning about prominent African Americans throughout history from then to now. Sign up to be a part of history! Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

February 15: Town of Woodworth Mardi Gras Parade, Woodworth, 1:00pm. The parade will begin at Maison Rue and Castor Plunge Road, travel down Dan Triplett Road to Brookwood Drive, turn onto Highway 165 South, and then return to Castor Plunge Road. Cost: Free.

 

February 15: Ball Mardi Gras Parade, Highway 165 North in Ball, 2:00pm. The parade will roll north along Highway 165 from Paradise Elementary School to Ball Town Hall. Cost: Free.

 

February 16: Krewe of Cyllenius Mardi Gras Parade, Marksville, 2:00pm.  Avoyelles Parish Rotarians invite you to come shout out “Throw Me Something Mister” and get beads in return at the annual family event. Cost: Free. Call: 318-359-3534.

 

February 17: Parkinson’s Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex Serenity Room, 11:00am-12:30pm. The Parkinson’s support group meets on the 3rd Monday 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.

 

February 18: MasterCraft, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. Adults, learn how to make soap with Jackie Garrison from Oma’s Favorite Soaps. Registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

February 18: Adult Craft, Rapides Main Library, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Adults, join us for a mason jar craft. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

February 18: Children’s String Art Craft, Robertson Branch Library, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Children, join us for a string-art craft. Cost: Free. Call: 318-640-3098. www.rpl.org

 

February 18: Let the Good Times Roll, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Families come together to learn the art of cooking and bonding. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

February 19: Zentangle, Westside Regional Library, 10:00am-11:00am. Adults, join us to learn the art of Zentangle in this drawing class. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

February 19: Cenla Women’s Connection Luncheon, Conference Center at the Greens, 90 Harold Miles Park in Alexandria, 12:00pm. Timesia Hart will present “Beeeep: This Is Only A Test.”  As a  special feature, we will have music by Mary Messina Rosenbloom. Bring a friend for a delicious lunch and great message. Please RSVP by Friday, February 14th. Cost: $16.00. Call: 318-481-7880 or E-mail: cenlacwc@gmail.com.

 

February 19: LSUA Mardi Gras Parade, LSUA Campus, 12:00pm. The parade will continue onto Grady Britt Drive, turn onto Garry Tisdale to Middleton Drive and rolls onto Acorn to The Oaks. Cost: Free.

 

February 19: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Teacups, McDonald Branch Library, 1:00pm-2:30pm. Families, join us to learn how to turn a fresh strawberry into a teacup. Cost: Free. Call: 318-748-4848. www.rpl.org

 

February 20: Homeschool Art Class, Libuse Branch Library, 9:00am-10:00am. Homeschool students join us to learn the fundamentals of art. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

February 20: As Young As You Feel Day, Rapides Main Library, 10:00am-12:00pm. If you’re 50+, join us for games, food, and fellowship. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

February 20 & March 5: 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.

 

February 20: Mardi Gras Spirit King Cake & Whiskey Pairing Event, The Gem, 7:00pm.  The Gem presents King Cake and Whiskey Pairing event featuring Melissa Scarborough, Louisiana’s first whiskey sommelier. Must be 21 or older. Cost: $50.00. Call: 318-625-8801.

 

February 21: Homeschool S.T.E.M. Class, Westside Regional Library, 9:00am-10:00am. Homeschool students ages 6+ may join us for a S.T.E.M. lesson. Registration required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483. www.rpl.org

 

February 21: Gardening Meet-up, Rapides Main Library, 9:00am-10:00am. Gardening series dedicated to answering all of your gardening questions. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

February 21: As Young As You Feel Day, Libuse Branch Library, 10:00am-11:00am. If you’re 50+, enjoy games and fellowship with Debbie. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

February 21: Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders (CCCC) Parade, Downtown Alexandria, 4:30pm. The parade route will wind through downtown Alexandria, from Murray Street to St. James Street, and will consist of classic cars paired with college cheerleaders from colleges and universities in Louisiana. The 2020 Grand Marshal is Sheriff-elect Mark Wood. Cost: Free.

 

February 21: 26th Annual Taste of Mardi Gras, Randolph Riverfront Center, 7:00pm. Taste samples from restaurants and vendors from across the area and enjoy live music by Karma. Call: 318-442-9546.

 

February 22: 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.

 

February 22: Annual Children’s Mardi Gras Parade, Downtown Alexandria, 10:00am. The parade route will wind through downtown Alexandria, from Murray Street to St. James Street. The 2020 Children’s Parade Grand Marshal is Chanley Patterson, Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2019. Children are then invited to celebrate Mardi Gras at the Alexandria Zoo for the annual Mardi Gras Party at 2:00pm!

 

February 22: Candied Yams & Cornbread, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library, 2:00pm. Master storytellers Sylvia Yancy Davis and Rosa Ashby Metoyer tell stories in honor of Black History Month during this annual storytelling event. Cost: Free. Call: 318-442-2483 x1904.

 

February 22: Krewe of Dionysos Mardi Gras Parade, Natchitoches, 6:00pm. The parade will start at the River South Common shopping center (Stage) parking lot; turning right onto South Drive; turning left at Keyser Avenue; crossing the Keyser bridge and turning right on Jefferson Street, continuing onto Front Street; turning left onto Texas Street; and turning left onto Second Street to Church Street to end the parade route. Cost: Free. www.kreweofdionysos.org

 

February 23: 27th Annual Krewes Parade, Alexandria, 2:00pm. The parade begins on Texas Avenue and ending on North Mall Boulevard. The Krewes Parade Grand Marshal is Layon Gray, a writer director and native of Alexandria. The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee hosts a viewing stand with snacks during the Krewes parade located in the Sears parking lot for anyone with a Military I.D. and their families. Cost: Free.

 

February 23: Mardi Gras Finale Royale, Huckleberry Brewing Company, 4:00pm. Food trucks will be on hand for those that are hungry and all draft beers will be $5.00. A king cake eating contest will take place during the evening with King Cakes provided by Doce Vida Brazilian Bakery. Cost: Free.

 

February 24: 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.

 

February 24: 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.

 

February 24: The Harlem Renaissance Experience, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Patrons will be introduced to the Harlem Renaissance through musical performances, fashion, literary works, and paintings. Refreshments will be served. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-3912. www.rpl.org

 

February 25: Come Write-In, Rapides Main Library, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Adults, join us to learn tips and techniques for creative writing. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411 x 1036. www.rpl.org

 

February 25: Tunk’s Mardi Gras Boat Parade, Tunk’s Cypress Inn, 6:00pm. Calling all boats! Calling all boats! What better way to spend Fat Tuesday Night than on the water with your friends. Call: 318-487-4014.

 

February 26: FUMC Ash Wednesday Services, Pineville First United Methodist Church, 7:00am & 6:00pm.  First United Methodist Church will host two services for the imposition of ashes. Starting at 7:00am, ashes will be available on a come and go basis, and the 6:00pm service will be held in the sanctuary.

 

February 28-29: Save Cenla ASIST Training, B22 Fit (Old Dry Prong Junior High), 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. CEUs are available for $60.00.  Cost: Free. Call: 337-519-1888. livingworks.net

 

February 28: Tween Advisory Board, Libuse Branch Library, 5:00pm-6:00pm. Children between the ages of 10 and 12 enjoy a variety of activities. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-7259. www.rpl.org

 

February 29: Sabine Master Gardeners 2020 Down & Dirty Seminar, Cypress Bend Resort, 9:30am-3:00pm. Featured speakers include Ron Strahan, Associate Professor at LSU, presenting “Weeds of Southern Lawns;” Chris Wiesinger, Author of “Bulb Hunting Across the South”, presenting Southern Bulbs; and Greg Grant, award-winning Horticulturist and writer, speaking on “Planting for Butterflies”. Various unique local vendors featuring plants and other items of interest to gardeners will be available for sale, along with a Silent Auction, Raffle and numerous door prizes. Registration begins at 8:30am and includes lunch. Cost: $40.00. Call: 318-281-610-1778.

 

March 2: 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.

 

March 2: Healing Hearts Support Group, Cabrini Mediplex, 6:00pm-7:00pm. This is an on-going support groups for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth/fetal demise.  This group is sponsored by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and meets on the first Monday of every month.  Please pre-register. Call Becky Watkins: 318-448-6938.

 

March 7: 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.

 

March 9: 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.

 

Sports

 

Ongoing-February: 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.

 

February 8, 15, 22, 29 & March 7: 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.

 

February 8: 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.

 

February 12, 19, 26 & March 4: 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 February. Cost: Free. Call Becky Watkins: 318-48-6938.

 

March 5-7: 2020 Red River Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, Rapides Parish Coliseum.  The LSUA Generals host the RRAC basketball tournament as it returns to the Rapides Parish Coliseum for the first time since 2017. The 2020 version of the tournament will again have the top six men’s and women’s teams in the conference battling it out over three days and three rounds to see who will earn the tournament championship and automatic berths into the respective NAIA national tournaments. rpclive.org