Ongoing-December 31: Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustration, Alexandria Museum of Art. This exhibition explores the history of children’s books from the turn of the century pen and ink Mother Goose art of Sarah Noble Ives, to the most popular works of today including the digital creations of Mo Willems. The exhibition features the original art of Dr. Seuss, the iconic Wild Things of Maurice Sendak and the perennial heroism of Garth Williams’ Stuart Little. Among the many classic illustrators featured are Rosemary Wells, Richard Scarry, Chris Van Allsburg and Hilary Knight. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org
Ongoing-December 31: 33rd September Competition. The 33rd September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years. 50 artworks selected from over 450 international submissions are included in the exhibition and awards will be presented by juror Kristen Miller Zohn during the virtual opening. Visit the virtual exhibit at: https://33septcomp.themuseum.org/ Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org
November 7: FAMDay, Alexandria Museum of Art, 10:00am-2:00pm. Through the support of the Central Louisiana Community Foundation, AMoA opens to doors to its galleries to those with disabilities. While those with special needs are welcome any business day, this designated day offers students, their parents and caregivers an opportunity to visit the Museum for private, stress-free viewing of the exhibits. Specialized interactives will also be in the gallery for hands-on learning, creative inspiration and engagement as well as communication tools. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org
November 13-February 13: 5th Annual 5x5x5 Exhibit, River Oaks Square Arts Center. The 5th Annual 5x5x5 juried by Virginia Chavis will be in the Bolton Davis Gallery. Upstairs will showcase the work of resident artist JoAnne Thompson. The students in the River Oaks Ceramics Outreach will display some of their work in the Stokes Harris Gallery. Opening Reception/Awards Announcement will be Friday, November 13th at 5:00pm. Masks are required to attend. Call: 318-473-2670.
November 12-13: Texture & Message: Intro to Letterpress Printing, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 10:30am-4:30pm. The workshop will introduce attendees to the process of printing through the terms, tools and mechanics of printing, and will move forward to create expressive compositions on a Line-O-Scribe sign press. Open to all skill levels. Cost: $50.00. Call: 318-473-2670.
November 14: Arts On The Lawn, Bolton High School, 6:00pm. Join the Bolton Conservatory or a spectacular evening of entertainment! Conservatory students are thrilled to premiere the first Arts On The Lawn celebration in a new outdoor performing arts space in front of beautiful and historic Bolton High School. boltonconservatory.com
Ongoing-November 8: Lion King, Jr., Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now the African Savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Mufasa, Pumba, Timon, and the evil Scar. With many more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale based on the Disney Film. Come hear your favorite songs and relive the magic. This show is perfect for kids and kids at heart! Showtimes: Friday 10:00am, Saturday 7:00pm, Sunday 2:30pm. Capacity is limited; masks and social distancing are required. Cost: $15.00 Adults; $13.00 Students. Call: 318-487-8243. lagniappetheatre.com
Ongoing-November: 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.
November 11: Cenla Women’s Connection Virtual Luncheon, Conference Center on the Greens, 12:00pm. We will honor our lady Vets with free lunch for all military ladies! Our speaker, Sharon Geiger from Dallas will present “The Time Is Now”. As a special feature, -we will have Veteran Charlie Elliott speaking about the military. Invite a friend and join us for a delicious lunch and an inspirational message. Please RSVP by Friday, November 6th. Cost: $16.00. Call: 337-349-4776 or Email: email@example.com.
November 20-21: Save Cenla ASIST Training, St. Alphonse Catholic Church, 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
November 10, 17, 24 & December 2: Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:45pm. Register online by selecting the class you would like to attend. Out of courtesy for our class waiting list, please cancel at least two hours prior to class start time. Masks are required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.
November 7: Grace Race 2020, Grace Christian School in Alexandria, 8:00am. This year’s race will begin at the school gym and travel along a flat, shaded course near the Charles Park Subdivision in Alexandria. This is a fun, family event with a non-competitive, 1-mile course for runners and walkers plus a 5K and 10K race with awards for top runners in each age division. Grace cheerleaders will be staged along the route to cheer participants on. Register by October 26th for your official Grace Race t-shirt. Call: 318-449-9031.
November 7, 14, 21, 28 & December 5: 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. Masks are required. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458.