April 2012 Calendar






Ongoing-June 2: Will Henry Stevens Exhibition, 933 Second Street, Tues.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m.  Sponsored byAlexandriaMuseum of Art.  Cost:  AMoA members free and general admission all others.  Call Sara:  443-3458.


April 20-21:  Shakespeare on the Greene Renaissance Festival, LSUA Campus at the Quad, 1-6:30p.m. Fri. and 9a.m.-6:30p.m. Sat.  Sponsored byLouisianaStateUniversity atAlexandria.  Arts and Crafts booth registration is due by April 13 with a $25 fee for participating in vending.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jeremy Simmons:  427-4478 or for booth registration call:  Sherry Bovey:  473-6564.


April 20-29:  46th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival, 2727 Jackson St., 10a.m.-4p.m. daily.  Sponsored by Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at First UnitedMethodistChurch,Alexandria.  A juried competitive art exhibit, a special exhibit by Judi Betts and a School Art exhibit to showcase artwork by local students and their teachers.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jennifer Wright:  443-5696.


April 20:  Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Opening Reception, 2727 Jackson St., 6p.m.  Sponsored by Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at First UnitedMethodistChurch,Alexandria.  Reception allowing visitors to view art exhibits.  Awards will be presented, followed by a gallery talk by Judi Betts, Juror.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jennifer Wright:  443-5696.  www.fumca.org/artsfestival


April 21:  Children’s Day at the Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival, 2727 Jackson St., 9:30a.m., 10:30a.m. and 11a.m.  Sponsored by Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at First UnitedMethodistChurch,Alexandria.  Children ages 6 months to toddlers can come to one of two sessions of Words by the Handful, baby sign language with Mimi Brian Vance.  At 11a.m. children of all ages can hear noted storyteller Dee Scallan and enjoy an interactive romp through her children’s book “Moby Pincher’s New Orleans Adventure.  This activity will be followed by lunch.  Cost:  Admission free, pre-registration available online at www.fumca.org/artsfestival .  Call Jennifer Wright:  443-5696.


April 22:  Julie Kane and Friends:  On Poetry’s Wings, 2727 Jackson St., 5p.m.  Sponsored by Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at First UnitedMethodistChurch,Alexandria.  Poetry reading featuring Julie Kane, Poet Laureate of Louisiana, as well as Darrell Bourque, James Harmon Clinton and Mariann Wilson reading selections of their works.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jennifer Wright:  443-5696.  www.fumca.org/artsfestival.


April 28:  Family Art Class,AlexandriaMuseum of Art, 10a.m.-12p.m.  Cost:  AMoA members free; Non-members $20 per family.  Call Natalie:  443-3458 or anne@themuseum.org.


April 28:  Master Class, AlexandriaMuseum of Art, 1-4p.m.  Ellen Tuchman, artist from the “Obsessive Worlds” exhibit will instruct class.  Cost:  TBA.  Call Natalie:  443-3458 or Natalie@themuseum.org.


May 5:  Family Art Class:  Monotype – Printing Dragons, AlexandriaMuseum of Art, 10a.m.-Noon.  Cost:  AMoA members free; non-members $20 per family.  Call Natalie:  443-3458 or Natalie@themuseum.org




April 14:  Vicki’s Dance Centers’ Recital Preview, Alexandria Zoo, 10a.m.-Noon.  In the case of rain, this event will be held on April 21.  Cost:  regular Zoo admission.  Call Vicki Armitage:  443-2623.




March 30, April 13:  DownTown Rocks, On the Steps of City Hall, 6-8p.m.  Sponsored by the City ofAlexandria Division of Community Services.  March 30:  Chris Ardoin & NuStep Zydeko and April 13:  KrossFyre.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call:  449-5051.


April 24:  It Might Get Loud:  Children’s Pipe Organ Event, 2727 Jackson St., 3:30p.m.  Sponsored by Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at First UnitedMethodistChurch,Alexandria.  John Friesen, and organist fromLincoln,Nebraska, will teach children how the pipe organ works with interactive activity for pre-K and elementary age children.  Pre-registration available on line.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jennifer Wright:  443-5696.  www.fumca.org/artsfestival.


April 26:  Pipe Organ Concert, 2727 Jackson St., 7p.m.  Sponsored by Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at First UnitedMethodistChurch,Alexandria.  John Friesen, the organist atSt. PaulUnitedMethodistChurch inLincoln,NE, will play an organ concert on the renovated pipe organ in the Church’s sanctuary.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jennifer Wright:  443-5696.  www.fumca.org/artsfestival.


April 27:  Jazz on Jackson at the Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival, 2727 Jackson St., 6-8p.m. Sponsored by Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at First UnitedMethodistChurch,Alexandria.  Informal concert held in the courtyard of the church.  Luke Brouillette ofNatchitoches will provide entertainment for the evening in this family friendly outdoor coffeehouse.  Art exhibits open for viewing.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Jennifer Wright:  443-5696.


May 5:  “I Pagliacci”, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7:30p.m.  Sponsored by Rapides Symphony Orchestra.  By popular demand, the RSO will close their season with a semi-staged opera, Lenocavallo’s I Pagliacci.  Jealousy, love and murder are the driving forces behind this opera that has all the drama and melodrama that you expect from Italian opera.  Cost:  $50 family; $25 adult; $15 senior; $10 student.  Call James Owens:  442-9709.




April 19-21:  Macbeth by William Shakespeare, LSUA Campus, under the stars, 7:30-10p.m.  Sponsored by The Empty Space Players of LSUA.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars.  Bug spray and a sweater are always a good idea.  Feel free to bring your own snacks.  Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays and it deals with themes of ambition, betrayal, murder and insanity, so it may not be suitable for younger children.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Dr. Rhonda Shook, Director of Theatre:  473-6573.


May 3-6 and 10-13:  CPP Presents Twelve Angry Jurors, Hearn Stage, 7:30p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2:30p.m. Sun.  Sponsored byCityPark Players.  A play in three acts by Sherman L. Sergel.  Adapted from the Television Show by Reginald Rose.  Cost:  $15 general; $12 seniors over 60; $7 student.  Call Jean Holliday:  484-4478.




Ongoing Tuesdays:  Yoga in the Gallery, on the Red River behind theAlexandriaMuseum of Art, 5:30-6:30p.m.  Sponsored by AMoA.  We are pleased to announce B. Hedrick as our new Yoga instructor.  Yoga Tao is an all-level opportunity incorporating spirit-mind-body techniques.  Event made possible by a grant from the Rapides Foundation.  Cost:  Admission free. Call Jenny Gallent:  443-3458.


Ongoing-June 2:  Will Henry Stevens, AlexandriaMuseum of Art, 10a.m.-5p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10a.m.-4p.m. Sat.  Cost:  Free to AMoA members with regular admission charged for all non-members.  Call Natalie Walker:  443-3458.


April 1-May 15:  Becoming Louisiana:  The Path to Statehood, Kent Plantation House, time:  TBA.  Sponsored by Louisiana Bicentennial Commission and Kent Plantation House.  Traveling exhibit telling the story of Louisiana’s path to statehood, honoring the 200th anniversary of Louisiana Statehood.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call:  487-5998.


April 3:  Community Wide Youth Job Fair,AlexandriaRiverfrontCenter, 3-6p.m.  Sponsored by City ofAlexandria, Rapides Business and Career Solutions, Cenla Chamber of Commerce and other community partners.  Young adults ages 16-25 can connect with local businesses, colleges and military personnel as they prepare to enter the workforce.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Frances Tennie:  767-6046.


April 5: Circle of Support, Christus Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, Noon.  Cancer Support Group.  Call: 866-581-3627.


April 5: Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) Ceremony, CHRISTUS Healing Garden, 1:00pm.  The event will celebrate organ donors and recipients whose lives have been touched by the hospital.


April 5: Yoga Class, Power Center, 4:00pm – 5:15pm.  Come join us and de-stress your life!  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  If you have other props, bring them too.  Call: 1-866-581-3627.  Visit: www.cabrini.org.


April 7:  HDQ Unity Park Easter Hunt, HDQUnityPark, 10a.m.-Noon.  Sponsored byHorseshoeGardens, Deerfield and Quail Ridge NeighborhoodAlliance.  Prizes will be given to children ages 1-13.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Lula Johnson:  487-4514.


April 7:  Arthropods with Dr. Stumpf, 1403 3rd St., 2p.m.  Sponsored by T.R.E.E. Children’s Museum.  Cost:  $4 per person; children under 2 free.  Call Kara Edwards:  619-9394.


April 9: The Morning Widowed Persons Support Group, Power Center, 10:00am-11:30am.  This is an on-going 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 the newly grieving.  The Morning Widowed Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month and is sponsored by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.  For more information, please call 866-581-3627.


April 9:  Moms Club of Alexandria Business Meeting, 2727 Jackson St., 10a.m.  Join us for our monthly business meeting to find out about all of the exciting things we have coming up for Moms in our area.  Cost:  $20 year membership.  Call Autumn Johnson:  709-5292.


April 9: Sweet & Low Diabetes Support Group, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6:00pm.  This month our special guest speakers will be Donna Mauroner and Nihal Singh. They will be speaking on pump therapy and the latest technology available. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call: 866-581-3627. www.cabrini.org.


April 11: Diabetes Group Class, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9 a.m. – Noon. Rapides Regional Medical Center is offering this free 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 Sandy Couvillon, Registered Dietitian and Amie Starks, Registered Nurse. Reservations are required. Cost: Free. Call: 769-3106.


April 12: AARP Driver Safety Program, RRMC Medical Terrance Auditorium, 8:30am.  This one day, four-hour class is specifically designed for drivers 50 and older.  Please bring check or money order and AARP membership number.  Cost: $12.00 members; $14.00 non-members.  Call: (318) 769-3106.


April 13-14: Special Garage Party and Ride, Renegade Harley Davidson.  This special event will feature Genevieve Schmitt, journalist, spokesperson, TV producer and motivational speaker.  Friday’s events kick off at 5:00pm.  On Saturday morning at 9:30am, the ladies are riding to Lea’s for pie then back to Renegade for a huge crawfish boil featuring live music, cold beer and hairy legs!  Men, prove your masculinity by rocking an evening gown!  You don’t want to miss it!  Call: 448-1509.


April 13:  Southern Circuit Film, “Sahkanaga”, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7p.m.  Sponsored by Arts Council ofCentral Louisiana.  Based on actual events, this unusual coming-of-age story is full of disturbing mysteries and uncomfortable confrontations.  Cost:  $5.  Call:  443-4718.


April 14:  Spring Herb Day and Arts and Crafts Festival, KentPlantation House, 8a.m.-1p.m.  Come browse our selection of herbs and flowers for sale as well as many local arts and crafts vendors.  Roses for sale by the Rose Society of Central Louisiana , plants for sale by the Alexandria Master Gardeners and homemade cakes and pies by the Colonial Dames of  America.  There will also be a yard sale on site.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call:  487-5998.


April 14:  Second Saturday Market at the museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, 9a.m.-1p.m.  Featuring original local art and crafts (tax free in the Downtown Cultural Arts District), locally made food and specialty products, live musical entertainment, art activities for kids, and free admission to the exhibits in the Museum.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call Sara Fuhrer:  443-3458.


April 14: One Day Breastfeeding Class, Rapides Regional Medical Center, Medical Terrace, Gallery Room, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants, this class is taught by lactation educator 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. Call: 877-801-8441. www.rapidesregional.com


April 14: RRMC Newborn Intensive Care Unit 10th Anniversary Celebration, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Atrium, 1-4 p.m. Celebrating 10 Years of Life, the NICU is inviting all of its graduates and their families to the celebration. There will be a carnival-like atmosphere with games and refreshments. Parents of NICU graduates are asked to RSVP by April 9th Call: 877-801-8441. www.rapidesregional.com


April 14:  Ms. LSUA 2012 Pageant, Barbara Brumfield Caffey Ballroom, 7p.m.  Sponsored by LSUA.  Cost:  $6 general admission; $3 students. Call Kathryn Wimmert:  473-6545.


April 14:  Art Run for the Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival, 2727 Jackson St., 8a.m.  Sponsored by Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at First UnitedMethodistChurch,Alexandria.  5K run/walk through the Alexandria Garden District.  Proceeds benefit the Tom Payton Memorial Arts Festival.  Register online at www.fumca.org.  Cost:  $25.  Call Jennifer Wright:  443-5696.


April 14:  Train Day, 1403 3rd St., 10a.m.-2p.m.  Sponsored by T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum.  Celebrations of all trains.  Lots of trains and activities.  Cost:  $4 per person; children under 2 free.  Call Kara Edwards:  619-9394.


April 16: Cancer Support Group, Cascade Room in Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Noon. If you or someone you know has cancer, or you are a caretaker of someone with cancer, please join this group on the third Monday of each month. A light meal will be served. Please pre-register.  Call: (318) 769-7200.


April 16: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Support Group, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Atrium, 6 p.m. This month’s topic will be on applied theater. This group is open to anyone affected by autistic disorder, Asperger Syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Call: 866-581-3627.


April 17:  Celebration of Philanthropy, Diamond Grill, 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m.  Sponsored by Central Louisiana Foundation and the Junior League of Alexandria.  We welcome all businesses, civic organizations, nonprofits of all kinds and the general public to this 3rd annual Celebration of Philanthropy.  Come share a day of recognizing the good things that happen in Cenla because of charitable giving, voluntarism, and the mission oriented service of nonprofit leaders. Cost:  $50 full day; $25 half day; $200 table of 8.  Call Tom Harmeyer:  445-7702.


April 19: Parkinson’s Support Group, Power Center, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This group meets on the third 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: 866-581-3627.


April 19: Better Breathers Club, Rapides Health and Lifestyles Center, 12:00Noon. Rapides Regional Medical Center offers the American Lung Association’s “Better Breathers Club” for patients with chronic lung disease. This is the only Better Breathers Club in Central Louisiana. The meetings will include guest speakers and a chance to ask questions of your own. Lunch is provided. Please pre-register.  Call: (318) 769-3776.


April 19: Pink Ribbon Club, Christus Cabrini Women’s Life Center, 5:30 p.m. This breast cancer support group is for education, advocacy and support of breast cancer patients and survivors. Call: 866-581-3627.


April 20:  Spring ArtWalk, Cultural Arts District, downtown, 4-9p.m.  Sponsored by the Arts Council ofCentral Louisiana. This spring’s theme is Peace ♥ and Art.   Help us turn back the hands of time by morphing the Cultural Arts District into a psychedelic destination.  ArtWalk is a family oriented walking tour that features visual art and live entertainment.  Downtown sidewalks, green spaces and alleys come alive as local artists demonstrate and sell their works of art.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call:  443-4718.  www.louisiana-arts.org


April 21-22: 38th Annual Melrose Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival, Melrose Plantation, 8:00am – 4:00pm.  The 38th annual Melrose Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival will feature over 100 vendors from around the state will exhibit and sell their original work. In addition to the arts & crafts, food and desert vendors will be on hand to satisfy your hungry side! Come enjoy the day with your family and friends while supporting local artist, craftsmen and the beautiful Melrose Plantation.  Home tours available throughout the weekend.  Cost: $5.00.


April 21: Red River Urban Adventure Race and Family Adventure Race, Buhlow Lake Recreation Area in Pineville 8 a.m. This inaugural race, featuring three-person teams, consists of 3-4 miles of canoeing, 3-5 miles of cross country and urban running, orienting and 10-15 miles of biking. There will also be a Family Race taking place at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Rapides Children’s Advocacy center.   To register, or for more information, go to www.imathlete.com/events/CASAAdventureRace.


April 21: Prepared Childbirth Class (One Day), RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9:00am – 2:00pm. This 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. Call: 877-801-8441.


April 21: Childbirth Class, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital 1st Floor Conference Room, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  This class is designed especially for expecting couples from early pregnancy through the delivery process. All classes are taught by certified childbirth educators. Cost: $30.  Call: 866-581-3627. www.cabrini.org.


April 21: Barbecue on the Bayou, Bayou Boeuf in Lecompte, 11:00am – 1:00pm.  The Rotary Club of Lecompte will be selling BBQ dinners which includ Barbecue Chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and roll.  Proceeds benefit the many community projects of the Lecompte Rotary Club including dictionaries for schools in South Rapides Parish, Back Packs for Kids for Carter C. Raymond students and Lecompte Christmas on the Bayou.  Cost: $7.00.


April 21:  Circulatory Systems with Dr. Allen, 1403 3rd St., 2p.m.  Sponsored by T.R.E.E. Children’s Museum.  Cost:  $4 per person; children under 2 free.  Call Kara Edwards:  619-9394.


April 23: The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Power Center, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 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 by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.  The Alzheimer Support Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month.  Call: 866-581-3627.


April 23: The Alzheimer’s Activity Group, Power Center, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The activity group will be offered for those with Alzheimer’s disease.  The staff from Emeritus Senior Living will offer appropriate activities with a fun, hands-on approach.  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 by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.  Call: 866-581-3627.


April 23: Sibling Class, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. This free class is offered to children expecting a little brother or sister. It helps them understand where mom is when the baby is being born and lets them know how important it is to become a big brother or sister. The ideal age for this class is 3-10. Registration is required. For information or to register online, visit rapidesregional.com.  Call: 877-801-8441.


April 26:  Dinner on the Bricks, 3rdSt., Downtown, 6-8p.m.  Sponsored by the City ofAlexandria Division of Community Services.  Come dine on the bricks as locally owned restaurants and caterers showcase the best of their menus.  Music provided by Gary Cathey Band.  Cost:  Admission free; menu prices vary.  Call:  449-5051.


April 26: Muscular Dystrophy Support Group, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 6:00pm.  Meetings include guest speakers and access to staff from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Call: (800) 644-9730.


April 28: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 9:00am.  Please pre-register.  Call: 866-581-3627.


April 28:  March for Babies, Downtown Amphitheatre, 9a.m. registration, 10a.m. walk.  Sponsored by Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  Join us for fun and activities for the entire family.  Cost:  Admission free; donations welcome.  Call Tarnisha Brady-Williams:  290-2496.


April 28:  2012 Cenla Nun Run, Loewer Powersports onColiseum Blvd., 9a.m. registration and breakfast.  Sponsored byCHRISTUS St.Frances Cabrini Hospital.  The Cenla Nun Run benefitsCHRISTUSPediatricTherapyCenter.  The route will begin at Loewer Powersports, turn around at Paragon Casino Resort and end at Renegade Harley-Davidson.  Cost:  $30 per rider with $10 second rider, same bike; after April 18 and on site, $40 per rider with $15 second rider, same bike.  Call Jackie Wallace:  466-6115.


April 28:  Organic Gardening, 1403 3rd St., 10a.m.  Sponsored by T.R.E.E. Children’s Museum.  Organic gardening work day.  Cost:  $4 per person; children under 2 free.  Call Kara Edwards:  619-9394.


April 28:  YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Gamburg YMCA,724 Scott St., 9a.m.-Noon.  Annual event held to promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle for area youth.  Activities will include a 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run and information booths.  Cost:  $25 early registration; $30 late registration (run only); additional activities free.  Call Christopher Grant:  445-8261.


April 29:  The Italian Feast, RoyO.MartinBuilding, 11a.m.-2p.m.  Sponsored by TheShepherdCenter.  Home cooked Italian cuisine.  Bring the family for a delicious after church meal.  Cost:  $25 per person.  Call Amanda McCoyl:  448-3752.


April 30: Look Good…Feel Better, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, Noon – 2p.m. “If you look good, you’ll feel better…” that is why Christus Cabrini Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are offering a very special program called Look Good…Feel Better. This program is designed to help women cope with the physical changes that might occur during cancer treatment. Reservations are required.  Call Janet Blank Bonnette: 318-466-6074.


May 5:  Getting Buggy at Kent House, Kent Plantation House, 9a.m.-Noon.  Sponsored byUSDAForest Service and Kent Plantation House.  Come learn all about bugs!  Good bugs, bad bugs, the bugs that help us, the bugs that can hurt us and everything in between.  This family friendly event allows children to touch and learn about bugs with buggy snacks and crafts to take home as well.  Cost:  Admission free.  Call:  487-5998.


May 5:  YMCA Poker Run, Renegade Harley Davidson, 9a.m.  Sponsored by YMCA ofCentral Louisiana and Renegade Harley Davidson.  Draw your first card at Renegade Harley Davidson and draw your next three cards on the road.  Ride back to Renegade Harley Davidson for lunch and your fifth card.  Prizes include free year membership to the YMCA of Central Louisiana, swim lessons and Renegade gift cards.  Cost:  $25 per motorcycle and $10 for passenger.  Call Becky Stafford:  445-8261.




April 1-May 31:  Spring Martial Arts Special, Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo, time:  varies.  Beginner children’s classes Tue. and Thur. 6:20-7:05p.m. and Sat. 10:30-11:15a.m.  Adult classes Thur. 8-9p.m. and Sat. 12-1p.m.  Nine weeks of martial arts instruction with uniform.  Cost:  $99 per person.  Call Master Rousseau:  443-8066.


April 27:  Sacred Heart School Golf Tournament, Bay Hills Golf Course, Bunkie, 7a.m. and Noon tee times.  Hole in one, longest drive, closest to pin, putting contest, free food, beverages, soft drinks and great prizes.  All proceeds benefit Sacred Heart School Renovation Project.  Cost:  $400 per team or $100 per player, 4-man scramble.  Call Karen Moreau:  985-2772 or 359-1943.


April 28:  Bass Tournament Presented by Despino Tire & Service and Jim South Tire & Propane, Grand Ecore Landing,Natchitoches, time:  safe daylight.  Sponsored by CHRISTUS Cabrini Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network.  Fundraiser benefitting Children’s Miracle Network atCHRISTUSCabriniHospital.  First place winner guaranteed $5000 with additional 14 cash prizes.  Cost:  $150 per boat, two person team.  Call Randy Despino:  445-4561 or 447-0102.