Classes, Seminars & Workshops for Nov. 23, 2012

If you have information on classes, seminars and workshops, email it to fun@theadvocate.com, or fax it to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon each Monday. If your group is no longer listed here, you need to send an updated announcement of your classes and contact information.

  • ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE LAFAYETTE: (337) 261-1002 or http://www.aflafayette.org. French classes for all ages. Classes at Acadiana Symphony Association, 412 Travis St., Lafayette.
  • AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE TROUPE: American Indians, those of American Indian descent, or those interested in Native American dances and songs can call K. Dixon, (601) 575-3016 or email Regina Smith at GinaSmith@cox.net.
  • ARGENTINE TANGO: Lessons, milongas, workshops. (225) 766-1792 or (225) 572-1748 or http://www.tangolagniappe.com.
  • ARTS COUNCIL OF LIVINGSTON PARISH: 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. Various classes for children and adults in drawing, painting, crocheting, quilting, knitting, and special holiday crafts. Visit http://www.artslivingston.org or call (225) 664-1168 for list of classes.
  • BALLROOM DANCE CLASS/WORKSHOP: Independence Park, 7800 Independence Blvd. All ballroom dance rhythms taught. 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. (225) 275-8438 or (225) 921-6807, or email hdufrn@bellsouth.net.
  • BATON ROUGE CALEDONIAN PIPES & DRUMS: http://www.csbr.org. Bagpipe and drumming lessons at no charge Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Stanley Masinter, (225) 927-0252. For Scottish country dancing, call Lyndon Williams at (225) 272-2541.
  • BATON ROUGE FENCING CLUB: Red Stick School of Fencing, 15450 George O’Neal Road, (225) 938-2039. Meets 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Youth fencing classes (ages 8-14), 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays. (225) 772-1053.
  • BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE GROUP FIDDLE LESSONS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tom’s Fiddle & Bow, 204 Fuselier St., Arnaudville. Classes open to all, and no reservation required. Cost is $15 per class. (337) 322-5402 or email tomsfiddleand-bow@me.com.
  • BEAD IT: 718 N. Burnside, Gonzales. On-going beading classes, wire wrapping, pearl knotting, basic to advance beading. Also offering art classes, mosaic classes and photography. Call for appointment, (225) 644-7862.
  • BIBLE THEATER, DRAMA WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Drama training for ages 10-adult in the areas of public speaking and acting. (225) 361-5928.
  • CITÉ DES ARTS: 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Kidz Kabaret classes for children in fourth through eighth grade. Children meet weekly with an instructor for three one-hour lessons and learn a song from a musical to perform in front of a live audience. Informational meeting Dec. 6. Classes run Jan. 9-31, 2013. http://kidzkabaret.webs.com. $30.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES: Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, Excel (Part 1); Wednesday, Nov. 28, Excel (Part 2). Free and open to public. (225) 300-4528 or http://www.mirrorofgrace.org.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES @ THE LIBRARY: Offered at various East Baton Rouge Parish Library branches. Classes include Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007, Introduction to Computers, Intermediate Microsoft Word, Introduction to the Library’s Online Databases, Introduction to the Internet, Computers without Fear, Learning Express, Introduction to Gmail, Introduction to Photoshop. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch or visit http://www.ebrpl.com.
  • CREATE STUDIOS: 3613 Perkins Road, Suite J1, (225) 366-9278. Classes on mosaic stained glass, steampunk style, beaded chandeliers, monogrammed wine glasses-etching class, billionaire redneck wine glasses and enamel wine glass painting. To register online, go to http://www.createbr.com.
  • DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: Yoga in the Square, 4:45-6 p.m. Tuesdays in North Boulevard Town Square. Free. Visit http://www.downtownbatonrouge.org.
  • DRAMA KIDS CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Mollylea and Sharp roads. For ages 6-teens. (225) 644-4517, http://www.dramakids.com or email dramakidsbr@eatel.net.
  • THE FRONT ROOM: 1301 Avenue A, Scott. Lessons for children and adults in photography, fiddle, guitar, and playing in a rock band. http://www.facebook.com/thefrontroom, email thefrontroom.newsletter@gmail.com or (337) 258-2333.
  • IBERVILLE CHAPTER OF LOUISIANA ART & ARTISTS’ GUILD: 15201 Depot Road, Rosedale. Ongoing art classes by Sandra Keller. Students of all skill levels are welcome to learn at their own pace, in the media and subject matter they choose. Bring your own art supplies. $24 per two-hour class; $18, LAAG members. Jewelry making classes, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. $25; $20, LAAG members. Call Shirley Daigre (225) 648-2203.
  • INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fridays. Learn dances from around the world. No partners needed. Call (225) 766-0517 or (225) 766-4060.
  • ISRAELI FOLK DANCE CLASSES: B’nai Israel Synagogue, 3354 Kleinert Ave. Sundays, Dec. 2 and 16. Email dkirsh@lsu.edu.
  • JITTERBUG LESSONS: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Onezia Lounge, 13091 Airline Highway, Gonzales. $5 a person. (225) 647-2447 or visit http://www.onezialounge.com.
  • JUST DESSERTS: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Chef Christina Nicosia and her students from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will demonstrate how to make desserts. Desserts and light refreshments provided. Free. (225) 673-8699.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “Basic Drawing Skills” with instructor Steve Shamburger, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, $60, members; $75, nonmembers. “Life Drawing Sessions,” 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, $10 per night or $30 per month. (225) 751-1049 or email steve@steveshamburger.com.
  • LOUISIANE VINTAGE DANCERS: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Church of the Way, 250 Foster Drive. For those interested in learning about 19th century dances. Marguerite Gravois, (225) 761-5021.
  • MUGGIVAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE: Lessons include Irish step solo, traditional Ceili. Call (225) 926-5150 or (225) 927-9027.
  • PIANO AND GUITAR LESSONS: Christian Life Academy, 2037 Quail Drive. Study gospel and contemporary Christian improvisation styles. Learn to use the Nashville Number Chord Chart System. http://www.passiontolearn.com or (225) 773-3350.
  • THE RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170. Morning yoga, 8-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays. Gentle yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. All yoga classes: $8 per class/$48 for seven classes. http://www.theredshoes.org.
  • RIC SEELING DANCE STUDIO: 10776 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Visit http://www.ricseeling.com or call (225) 928-2788 for list of classes.
  • TAI CHI LESSONS: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, $26 a month. (225) 926-9834.
  • TAP DANCING CLASSES: Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Classes for beginners-advanced adults taught by Debbie Roat Moore, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays. $35 per month. http://citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122.
  • TEEN LIBRARY PROGRAMS: Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week, all day through Saturday, Nov. 24, Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary, (225) 658-1850. Stop by the library at any time during regular hours to help complete a Star Wars jigsaw puzzle.
  • WOMAN’S HOSPITAL: Woman’s Hospital, Resources for Women, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd., maternity classes. Call (225) 766-5075 or visit http://www.destinationmaternity.com for a list of classes and seminars.
  • WORK/SHOP: 7353 Highland Road. Adult classes include Digital SLR crash course, figure drawing, daytime throwing and oil painting, hand building with clay, bookmaking, wood-firing, assemblage sculpture. Children’s classes are eco-art recycled sculpture and art club Tuesdays-Thursdays. For details, call (225) 400-9923 or visit http://www.workshopbr.com.
  • ZHUANG’S TAICHI & KUNGFU ACADEMY: 1955 W. Muriel Drive, Baton Rouge. (225) 936-7469 or http://www.taichiperson.com. Tai Chi Push for Beginners, 6-7 p.m. Mondays, $50 per month.