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: Cenla Art Odyssey, Central Louisiana, 7:30am-7:30pm. Cenla Art Odyssey is a digitally interactive event jam-packed with art and adventure throughout Central Louisiana in keeping with current social distancing guidelines. Odyssey Teams will use their physical, mental and creative skills to complete a series of challenges and race to discover the origin of the mysterious ART-ifact. The Team Captain must be 21+ years of age. Cost: $100. 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 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-October: 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.
October 14-15: Save Cenla ASIST Training, CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus in Winnfield, 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
October 21: Cenla Women’s Connection Virtual Luncheon, Conference Center on the Greens, 12:00pm. We are finally be able to meet in person to enjoy women fellowship, door prizes, and lots of fun! Don’t worry if you can’t attend in person, the luncheon will also be live streamed via Zoom. This month’s speaker will be Anna Lebaron, the author of “The Polygamist’s Daughter”. LeBaron, one of more than fifty children of infamous polygamist cult leader Ervil LeBaron. At age thirteen, she escaped the violent cult, gave her life to Christ, and sought healing. Her topic will be “Freedom”. Zoom I.D. # 858 4178 4021, Password – stonecroft (lowercase). Please RSVP for in person lunch by Friday, October 16th. Cost: $16.00 lunch; Zoom Participation Free. Call Sheree: 318-500-0212; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 19-20: Save Cenla ASIST Training, Pineville Park Baptist 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
October 30: Tales Along the Bayou, 6:00pm. The Rapides Parish Library invites you to pick up a Tales Treat Pack at any branch on October 29th or 30th. Then, get ready to be scared right out of your socks from the comfort of home. You may attend Tales Along the Bayou by visiting the Library’s YouTube Channel, Facebook page (@rapideslibrary), or website at www.rpl.org. Cost: Free. Call: 318-445-2411.
Ongoing-October: Gleaux for the Girls Virtual 5K. Join the Breast Race in Cenla by registering as a Virtual Runner. All registered runners will receive an official 2020 Gleaux for the Girls t-shirt in the mail. Run (or walk) your 5K from any location you choose during the month of October. Post your results on Facebook and tag “CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini” with #gleauxforthegirls to show your support and tell us who you are running for. Nominate a friend or family member to register and Gleaux for the Girls to fight breast cancer in Central Louisiana! www.christuscabrinifoundation.org/gleaux-for-the-girls-5k
October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3: Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art. 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.
October 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 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. 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.