October 2011 Calendar



Ongoing – October: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits. Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals and clinics. Exhibits are currently showing: Works by Earnest Green at the Christus Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing; Photographic Works of Sarah Whittat the Cabrini Cancer Center; Artwork by Sally Norem at the Rapides Regional Medical Center Gallery; and Genesis Photography by the Armbuster Family at the OSMS Gallery. For more information on the exhibits, visit www.artsandhealthcare.org; or Call: 769-7602.

October 7: Opening Reception, Alexandria Museum of Art, 6:30-8:30p.m. James Abbot McNeill Whistler: Realism in Print, Steve Martin: Figurative Expressionism-the abstract qualities of line, shape and color expressed through the human form and Louisiana Craft Guild. Admission free. Call Sara Fuhrer: 443-3458.

October 14: Downtown Art Walk, Downtown Alexandria, 4-9p.m. Sponsored by Arts Council of Central Louisiana, City of Alexandria, AMoA and River Oaks Square Arts Center. Featuring local and regional artists displaying and selling their works with entertainment provided by local musicians. Visit AMoA and River Oaks for their opening exhibits. Cost: Admission free. Call Nancy: 443-4718.

October 14: Exhibit Reception and ArtWalk, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 4-9p.m. Exhibit runs October 4-November 26 and features artists Randy Brodnax and Rhonda Reap-Curiel. Cost: Exhibit Reception free. Call Rachael Dauzat: 473-2670.

October 14: ArtWalk, Alexandria Museum of Art, 4-9p.m. Demonstrations by local artists whose work is featured in AMoA’s fabulous gift shop will take place in the alley between the Museum and Murray St. levee. Museum exhibits open to public. Admission free. Call Sara Fuhrer: 443-3458.

October 29: Van Gogh Gala, River Oaks Square Arts Center, 7p.m.-until. Sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center. Fundraiser benefitting River Oaks Square Arts Center. Cost: $50 per person or $500 reserved tables of 10. Call Rachael Dauzat: 473-2670.

October 29: Master Class in Wire Sculpting with Artist, Steve Martin, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1-4p.m. New Orleans artist exhibiting at AMoA will lead class in method of wire sculpting. Cost: Call for more information. Call Anne Reid: 443-3458.


October 11, 18 and 25: Museum Moves Dance Class, Alexandria Museum of Art, 6:45-7:45p.m. Ballroom dance class with instructor, Randy Sims. All levels welcome. Cost: call for more information. Call Jenny Gallent: 443-3458.


October 6: Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7p.m. Sponsored by Arts Council of Central Louisiana. “Stormy Weather” is the life story of Lena Horne. Written by James Gavin and performed by former, original Supreme, Mary Wilson. Cost: $25 adults, $18 seniors, $12 students. Call Nancy: 443-4718.

October 7 and 21: DownTown Rocks, on the Steps of City Hall, 6-8p.m. Sponsored by the City of Alexandria Division of Community Services. October 7: Yvette Landry Band and October 21: JJ Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts. Rain site is Convention Hall. Admission free. Call: 449-5051.

October 7: Revelation 3:7 Concert Featuring Newsboys, Jars of Clay, Dave Barnes and Mynista, Rapides Parish Coliseum, 6p.m. Sponsored by Rapides Habitat for Humanity. A festival of worship to promote putting faith into action. Cost: $37.50-$42. Call Connie Cooper: 449-9804. www.revelation37.com.

October 15: Louisiana International Piano Competition Finals, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 6p.m. Sponsored by Rapides Symphony Orchestra and LIPC. RSO will perform with three world class rising stars of the Louisiana International Piano Competition. The winner of the competition will be crowned based on their concerto performances with RSO at this concert. Cost: $25 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Call James Owens: 484-4469.

October 18: Family Playhouse Recital, MeOhMy Center, 6pm. Singing and acting performances by Playhouse students. Cost: Free. www.familyplayhousewow.org

October 18: October Festival, Calvary Baptist Church, 7:30p.m. Sponsored by Red River Chorale. Showcasing our German choral heritage. Featuring secular music by composers of German origin. Cost: $10. Call Ronald Herzog: 229-6666.

October 20 & 22: Family Playhouse Auditions, MeOhMy Arts Center. Open auditions for the Playhouse presentation of A Christmas Story. Tuition fee covers costumes, instructors, scripts, DVD and t-shirt. Tuition assistance is available. Cost: $100/student; $25/adult. Call: (318) 442-6500. www.familyplayhousewow.org

October 20: Museum Afterhours: Acoustic Concert Series, Alexandria Museum of Art, 6:30-8:30p.m. Enjoy original acoustic music of various musicians in casual coffeehouse atmosphere with host, John Wakefield. Cost: AMoA members free, general admission for others. Call Anne Reid: 443-3458.

October 28: A Town Jazz, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7p.m. Sponsored by Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Cash bar. Cost: $25. Call Nancy: 443-4718.


Ongoing-December 6: Fall Drama Classes, Lagniappe Theatre at the Alexandria Mall Food Court, time: varies. Sponsored by Lagniappe Theatre. Exciting drama classes for ages 3 through college. Students in Showstoppers class and older will perform in Cenla Christmas Spectacular. Cost: $100-$200. Call Karen Burns: 48-STAGE.

October 7-9 & 14-16: CPP Presents Blithe Spirit a farce by Noel Coward, Directed by Frith Harwood, Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre, 7:30p.m. Fri-Sat. and 2:30p.m. Sun. Sponsored by City Park Players. A novelist invites an eccentric medium into his home and accidently summons the ghost of his first wife back into his life. Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students. Call Jean Holliday: 484-4478.

October 28: Mystery Dinner Theatre, Southern Forest Heritage Museum, 7p.m. Unusual Suspects will produce “My Mummies and Alien.” Cost: TBA. Call Claudia Troll: 748-8404.

November 3: CPP Readers Theatre Presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Alexandria Museum of Art, 7p.m. Sponsored by City Park Players. Classic tale by Mark Twain presented in Readers Theatre format as part of Rapides Parish Library Big Read Initiative. Cost: $5. Call Manager: 484-4478.


October-December: Adopt a Family, Hope House of Central Louisiana. Please join the Hope House of Central in sponsoring homeless families for the Holiday Season. Help our homeless children have the gift of warmth and traditional Christmas. Cost: Donations appreciated. Call Sandy or Ariana: 487-2061.

Ongoing-May 24: YWCA after School Care, YWCA, 3-6p.m. Designed for pre-K to through 6th grade. Participants will have a safe place to go after school and a counselor to help with homework. Cost: $55 registration fee and $50 per week. Call Marle Chapman: 442-3397.

Ongoing Wednesdays and Saturdays: Free GED Classes, 1617 Branch St., 5-7p.m. Wed. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Sponsored by Re-Entry Solutions Center. Cost: Admission free. Call Sherry Gentle or Victor Carstarphen: 443-0189.

October 6: Circle of Support, Christus Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, Noon. A support group for cancer survivors. Call Janet Bonnette: 318-466-6074.

October 7, 14, 21, 28: Paint the Town Pink. Rapides Cancer Center and Rapides Regional Medical Center employees invite you to you join them as they celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink every Friday in October. Plus, look for pink on the football field as Rapides Parish football teams wear pink wristbands on game day throughout October.

October 7: LSUA Alumni & Friends 4-man Scramble, LSUA Oakland Golf Course, 11a.m. Tournament benefits the Alumni and Friends Scholarship. Lunch, 18 holes of golf, cart, goody bag and a reception following the tournament. Cost: $300 a team with other sponsorships available. Call Jamie Trotter: 473-6507.

October 7: 2011 United Way Wild Cook-Off, Downtown Amphitheatre, all day with judging at 4:30p.m. Sponsored by United Way of Central Louisiana. Trophies awarded to first three places in each category. Awards for best presentation of dish as well as People’s Choice Award. Admission free. Call Jack Ready or Debbie Jarred: 443-7203 ext. 6.

October 7: 5th Annual Pink & White Balloon Launch, Christus Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Noon. This is the fifth year for the balloon launch ceremony to raise awareness about breast cancer. Cost: Free.

October 8: Fall Herb Day and Arts and Crafts Festival, Kent Plantation House, 8a.m.-1p.m. Kent House will be selling herbs and flowers and hosting a yard sale. The Colonial Dames of America will be selling homemade desserts and vendors from around Cenla will be selling arts and crafts. Admission free. Call Kent Plantation House: 487-5998.

October 8: 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. Cost: Free. Call: 877-801-8441. www.rapidesregional.com

October 8: Southern Circuit Film: MARS, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 7p.m. Sponsored by Arts Council of Central Louisiana. The discovery of life on the Red Planet in 2014 leads to a space race between a robotic expedition and a manned mission. Over the course of this animated feature, a robot and a space crew discover that love can flourish anywhere, even on Mars. Cost: $5. Call Nancy: 443-4718.

October 8, November 12 and December 10: Second Saturday Market at the Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, 9a.m.-1p.m. Market of local art food, produce when available, live music, kids art activity, and fun for the whole family. Admission free. Call Sara Fuhrer: 443-3458.

October 9: Taking It 2 The Street, downtown Alexandria, 9am. This event features performing artists: singers, dancers, actors and variety acts of all types. Each hour, a talented tour guide will lead the audience on a walking tour past 8 acts on 8 stages on the 8th, each at a scenic downtown street corner. The tours start at the Fulton Mini Park and end at the Alexandria Museum of Art’s Second Saturday Market. Cost: Free. Contact: 2thestreet@gmail.com.

October 10: Moms Club of Alexandria Monthly Meeting, First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, 10a.m. International, non-profit organization that provides support to stay at home moms in the Alexandria and Pineville area. Come join us and get connected. Admission free. Call Autumn Johnson: 709-5292.

October 10: 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. This month our focus: Finding Peace Within. There will be group sharing time and this group has trained Outreach Volunteers who are available to the newly grieving. Please plan to dine with us after the meeting. Sponsored by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Call Becky Watkins: 448-6938 or Pam Hataway: 448-6970.

October 10: Christus Cabrini Diabetes Support Group, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 6pm. This month our focus will be on diabetes and your kidneys. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Trevor From, Nephrologist. He will discuss how diabetes can affect kidney function. Cost: Free. Call Shelly Barton: 318-448-4964. E-mail: m.barton@christushealth.org.

October 11: Mommy Talk, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. This fun and informative class is especially designed for the “on the go” teenage expectant mom and her support group/family. Special emphasis is given to the continuing needs of teenagers such as health and fitness, nutrition, staying in school, resources for pregnant mom, as well as the labor and delivery process. Classes will be taught by a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Childbirth Educator. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free.

October 11: Southwest Modeling & Talent Open House Meet & Greet, Alexandria Mall, 5-7 pm. During the open house, you can meet our team, register for our charm & etiquette program or join our modeling club. The goal of this unique program is to teach youth a variety of skills and techniques that will help them develop an understanding of what it means to be independent and self-sufficient. Open to everyone age 6 and up. Call Linda Cooper: 318-447-6795.

October 12: Diabetes Group Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Auditorium, 9am. This program is 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 covers a variety of topics, including 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. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Free. Call: 769-3106.

October 13: ALS Support Group, Gallery Room, second floor RRMC Medical Terrace Building, 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. This monthly support group is designed for ALS patients, their family members, friends and caregivers. The group will meet the second Thursday of each month. Patients who attend will have access to companies which provide services for ALS patients, such as physical therapy or wheelchair repair. Call Duana Trotter: 445-7898 or 308-1950.

October 15: Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure,” Alexandria Riverfront Center, 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The Annual Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure.” This fundraiser benefits breast cancer research, education, treatment and support for breast cancer patients and their families. Registration will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. A survivor ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. The Kids for the Cure 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Closing ceremonies will be held at 10:30 a.m. www. komennecla.org.

October 15: Childbirth Class, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital 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.

October 17: Cancer Support Group, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 12:00noon. 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. Our guest speaker will be Dennis Wimmert, a 7 year cancer survivor and a six year bone marrow transplant survivor. Wimmert is also a cancer advocate at the local, state and national levels. He will discuss, “Worry in the life of a Cancer Survivor.” A light meal will be served. Please pre-register. Call: 769-7200.

October 17; Autism Spectrum Disorders Support Group, 6:00pm. Christus Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Atrium. This group is offered to anyone affected by: Autistic disorder (also called “classic” autism), Asperger Syndrome, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (or atypical autism). Cost: Free. Call Brenda Lanaux: 318-715-0601 or Brandie Neely: 318-613-3744.

October 20: AARP Driver Safety Program, Rapides Regional Medical Center Medical Terrace Auditorium, 8:30am. This course is designed for those 50 or older. Bring a check or money order payable to AARP to cover the cost of the course and your AARP membership card to verify your AARP membership number. Cost: $12 AARP members; $14 non-AARP members. Call Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Community Education Department: 769-3106.

October 20: Church and Community Partnership Meeting, 1617 Branch St., 10a.m. Sponsored by Re-Entry Solution Center. Does your church or organization provide services and/or items for the prison population? Are there members of your congregation who are struggling to find housing or are unable to find gainful employment because of past time served in prison? If so, Re-Entry Solution is your solution! Admission free. Call Sherry Gentle: 443-0189.

October 20: Parkinson’s Support Group, Power Center, 11:00am. 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 Pam Hataway: 448-6970 or Becky Watkins: 448-6938.

October 20: Pink Ribbon Club, Christus Cabrini Women’s Life Center, 5:30pm. This month we will be celebrating breast cancer awareness month. This group is for education, advocacy and support of breast cancer patients and survivors. Call Angie Roberts: 318-448-6917.

October 21: Tales Along the Bayou – Ghost Stories at Kent Plantation House, Kent Plantation House, 6-8p.m. Sponsored by Kent Plantation House and Rapides Parish Library. Featuring songs and stories for younger children followed by scarier stories for the older children with an intermission in between. Bring chairs/blankets for seating. Food and drink available for purchase. Admission free. Call Kent Plantation House: 487-5998.

October 21-23: Mega Force Event, Pisgah Baptist Church in Forest Hill, 7pm. For three days, area residents are invited to witness extraordinary feats of strength by Steve Carrier of Mega Force Ministries. Carrier, from Dallas, Texas, is a world-record holder for breaking 30 Louisville Slugger baseball bats in 53 seconds over his knee. During the event, Carrier will share his story of overcoming all the odds and perform amazing feats of strength. Come join us for this exciting event!

October 22: 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. Cost: Free. Call: 877-801-8441.

October 22: Funeral Re-enactment, Kent Plantation House, 4-6p.m. Sponsored by Kent Plantation House, APACVB and City of Pineville. 1850’s funeral re-enactment and cemetery tour. Cost: $5, children under 6 free. Call Kent Plantation House: 487-5998.

October 24: Job Fair for the Martco Plywood Plant, 1617 Branch St., 9a.m. Sponsored by Re-Entry Solution Center. If you are seeking a job, but have a criminal record, then this opportunity is for you. Let us help. Cost: $25. Call Victor Carstarphen or Sherry Gentle: 443-0189.

October 24: 2nd Annual NAMI Community Luncheon and Silent Auction, Main St. Community Center, Pineville, 11a.m.-2p.m. Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness Cenla Chapter. Join us for an afternoon dedicated to mental health recovery. Speaker, Dr. Leslie Drew, Ph.D. from Alexandria VA Medical Center. Lunch provided and CEU’s available. Cost: $35. Call Angela Clark: 466-5998.

October 24: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Power Center, 11:00am. 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. If you would like, please bring a special dessert or salad for our holiday celebration. Call Pam Hataway: 448-6970 or Becky Watkins: 448-6938.

October 24: Alzheimer’s Activity Group, Power Center, 11:00am. The staff from Emeritus Senior Living will offer appropriate activities for those with Alzheimer’s disease with a fun, hands-on approach. 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 Pam Hataway: 448-6970 or Becky Watkins: 448-6938.

October 24: Sibling Class, Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital Cascade Room, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. This 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. Call: 877-801-8441. www.rapidesregional.com.

October 27: Muscular Dystrophy Support Group, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 6:00p.m. Meetings include guest speakers and access to staff from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Call: (800) 644-9730.

October 28: 14th Annual Friendship House Pig Roast Fundraiser, Alexandria Convention Hall, 6-10p.m. Sponsored by Friendship House Adult Day Services, Inc. The night begins with time to browse through our exciting silent auction featuring an assortment of gift items, artwork, deluxe services and other tempting treats. Cost: $35 per person, sponsorship packages available. Call Andrew Fultz or Dan Morris: 473-9504.

October 28, 29 and 31: Zoo Boo, Alexandria Zoo, 6:30-9 p.m. Sponsored by FOTAZ and the City of Alexandria. The best Halloween fun in Cenla for all ages. Trick or treat for little ones and a scary trail for those who dare. Cost: TBA. Call Katie Lewis: 441-6814.

October 29: Longleaf Legends and Lore, Southern Forest Heritage Museum, 4p.m.-until. Mummies inhabit the museum grounds. Mumbo gumbo will be served for additional charge. Story-telling by Rapides Parish Library and M-4 rides along the mummy cursed track. Cost: $5. Call Claudia Troll: 748-8404.

October 29: Mall-o-Ween, Alexandria Mall, 4-6p.m. Costumes, treats and candy galore. Family movie showing on the big screen, spooky crafts and treats at mall stores. Admission free. Call Missy McKnight: 448-0227 ext. 0.

October 31: Look Good…Feel Better, Cabrini Women’s & Children’s Hospital Conference Room, Noon. “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 Bonnette: 318-466-6074.

October 31: Fall Family Festival, Kees Park, 6-8p.m. Sponsored by City of Pineville. Games, prizes, food and great fun! Admission free. Call Madonna LeBlanc: 445-3439 or 449-5650.

November 4: 21st Annual All Soul’s Memorial Service, Historic Cemetery on the grounds of Central Louisiana State Hospital for the Mentally Ill, 10a.m. Sponsored by C.L.S.H. Cemetery Preservation Committee. Refreshments at the Rose Cottage Museum following the services. Admission free. Call Chaplain Emitte Belgard: 484-6361.

November 5: Grapes and Hops Wine Auction, home of Paul and Jo Guillory, 6p.m. Benefit for the Shepherd Center. Bi-annual soiree’ will feature gourmet food, wine tasting and music by Gary Cathey. Dr. James White, Gene Cotton and Ralph Sisco will spice up the auction with their expertise. Please call for reservations. Cost: $100 donation. Call Peggy Trotter: 448-3752.

November 5: LSUA Foundation Scholarship Gala, Alexandria Riverfront Center, 6:30p.m.-Midnight. Sponsored by LSUA Foundation. Cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit the Student Scholarship Fund at the LSUA Foundation. John Maginnis for LaPolitics will be our special guest and Irma Thomas, the soul queen of New Orleans will perform. Please call for reservations. Cost: $100 per ticket, table sponsorships available. Call Melinda Anderson: 619-2916.

November 5: Muscular Dystrophy Association Rapides Parish Muscle Walk, Bringhurst Field, 9a.m.-Noon. This is a non-athletic, non-competitive, symbolic walk to celebrate the strides the Muscular Dystrophy Association researchers have taken in the search for a cure and treatments. Admission free. Call Christina Griffin: 388-3252. www.joinmda.org/rapidesmusclewalk2011


Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays: FITBOX, 1718 Kegleman Blvd., 6-7p.m. Sponsored by Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo. Easily burn up to 450 calories punching and kicking your way to improved health. This adult fitness class has everything you are looking for in cardio, stress relief and self-defense. TV’s “Biggest Loser” uses some of the same fitness components. Cost: $45 per month. Call Master Rousseau: 443-8066.

Ongoing Tuesdays: Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art, 5:30-6:30p.m. Certified Yoga Instructor, Joan Manuel. Cost: Call for info. Call Jenny Gallent: 443-3458.

October-December: Martial Arts Special, 1718 Kegleman Blvd. Sponsored by Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo. Children’s beginner classes on Tue. and Thur. 6:20-7:05p.m. and Sat. 10:30-11:15a.m. Adult’s beginner classes on Thur. at 8p.m. and Sat. Noon. Cost: $99 for 9 weeks and uniform included. Call Master Rousseau: 443-8066.

October 15: Komen Alexandria Race for the Cure, Downtown Alexandria, 7:30a.m. Opening Ceremonies, 8:30a.m. 5K, 9:30a.m. 1 Mile and 10:30a.m. Closing Ceremonies. Sponsored by Susan G. Komen Affiliate of Northeast Central Louisiana. Register today and help raise funds for Northeast Central Louisiana in its fight to end breast cancer forever. Join over 5,000 others for the 2nd Annual Komen Alexandria Race for the Cure. Cost: Based on time and manner of registration: $20-$40 adult and $15-$25 youth. Call Komen Northeast Central LA Affiliate: 888-273-1238. www.komennecla.org.