Classes, Seminars & Workshops for March 1, 2013

Photo provided by the West Baton Rouge Museum -- Expert open hearth cook Gayle Smith will lead A Battle for Food: Civil War Era Cooking Class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Registration required. Call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15. Show caption
Photo provided by the West Baton Rouge Museum -- Expert open hearth cook Gayle Smith will lead A Battle for Food: Civil War Era Cooking Class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Registration required. Call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

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.

  • 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.
  • ANIMAL FOSTERING CLASS: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Whole Foods Market, 7529 Corporate Blvd. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Humane Society of Louisiana. Free. (225) 366-STOP or email stopcruetyinbatonrouge@gmail.com.
  • ARGENTINE TANGO: Lessons, milongas, workshops. (225) 766-1792 or (225) 572-1748 or http://www.tangolagniappe.com.
  • ART LOVERS AND ARTISTS: Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. 9 a.m.-noon Friday, March 1, seminar by artist, teacher and writer A.J. Schexnayder. Sponsored by Burden Horticultural Society. $20, payable at the door.
  • ARTS COUNCIL OF LIVINGSTON PARISH: 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. Various classes for children and adults in drawing, painting, crocheting, quilting and knitting. 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 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. (225) 275-8438, (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.
  • BATON ROUGE LITTLE THEATER: 7155 Florida Blvd. Acting, voice, dance and set design classes for children, adults and seniors. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE GROUP FIDDLE LESSONS: 6:30 p.m.-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: Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Ages 12 and up can learn about theater from a Christian perspective. Trailing in areas of acting and public speaking. Super Saturday Drama Workshop 1 p.m.-3 p.m. March 16. Free. For more information, call (225) 200-9745.
  • BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO: Zoo & Me mornings: Zoo excursions for children ages 3-5 accompanied by parent occurs the second Tuesday of each month. Train rides, animal encounter, and art projects. $18 per child, or $30 for two children and parent. Pre-registration required, (225) 775-3877.
  • CALEDONIAN BROADSWORD ACADEMY OF BATON ROUGE: Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Beginners welcome. Six week introductory course in Highland Broadsword fighting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 12. Call James Mungall, (225) 278-1577.
  • CAMERA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOSHOP CLASSES: Images by Sharon Turner Photography Studio, 11522 Cedar Park Ave., (225) 752-5158, http://www.SharonTurner.net.
  • CITÉ DES ARTS: 109 Vine St., Lafayette. http://citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122. Tango workshops, Thursday and Friday evenings with some weekend time slots available. $120 per four week session. Call Alfonso Tarazona (337) 303-6481 or visit http://www.alfonsotarazona.com. Tap dancing classes for beginners-advanced adults taught by Debbie Roat Moore, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays. $35 per month. Kidz Kabaret for children in grades 4 through 8, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, through March 22. $50. Cajun waltz, 2-step, jig and jitterbug classes taught by Brandon Broussard, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 13, 20 and April 3, 10, 17 and May 1. $60 per person. (337) 257-0801 or cajunlafayette@yahoo.com.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES: Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. All classes are 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Introduction to Computers, Monday, March 4; Microsoft Word, Wednesday, March 20. Pre-enrollment required. 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, Pintrest, 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.
  • COOKING CLASSES: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Viking Cooking School classes offered Thursday through Sunday. Check the website at http://www.vikingrange.com or call (225) 906-5882 for more information.
  • 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 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays in North Boulevard Town Square. Free. Visit http://www.downtownbatonrouge.org.
  • DRAMA KIDS CLASSES: 5:30 p.m.-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.
  • ELM THEATRE: 220 Julia St., New Orleans. Acting 1 classes, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 19-May 14. Registration deadline 5 p.m. Friday, March 15. $275. Payment plans available. Film Acting Workshop, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 11-April 15. Headshot and resumé must be approved. Email to info@elmtheatre.org. $300. (504) 218-0055.
  • THE FRONT ROOM: 1301 Avenue A, Scott. Ongoing lessons offered 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. Email dkirsh@lsu.edu. Spring semester dates are Sundays, March 3 and 17, April 7 and 21, and May 12.
  • JITTERBUG LESSONS: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Onezia Lounge, 13091 Airline Highway, Gonzales. $5 per person. (225) 647-2447 or visit http://www.onezialounge.com.
  • KIDS CULINARY CLASS: Tallulah in the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Executive Chef Andy Papson and his team lead cooking classes for kids 4-12 years old. $40 (includes white chef coat with embroidered name and logo). For more information, call Tallulah at (225) 388-5710 or visit http://www.tallulahrestaurant.com.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “Getting Fresh at Your Easel and Your Desk” with instructor Kim Santini, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14-17, $225, LAAG members; $275, nonmembers. (225) 803-6785 or rloflin@gmail.com. “Basic Drawing Skills” with instructor Steve Shamburger, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, $60, members; $75, nonmembers. “Life Drawing Sessions,” 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays, $10 per night or $30 per month. (225) 751-1049 or email steve@steveshamburger.com.
  • LOUISIANE VINTAGE DANCERS: 7 p.m.-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.
  • LSU LEISURE CLASSES: To register or for more information, visit http://www.lsu.ed/leisureclasses or call (225) 578-5119.
  • MUGGIVAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE: Lessons include Irish step solo, traditional Ceili. Call (225) 926-5150 or (225) 927-9027.
  • OSHNER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI AT LSU): Offering non-credit educational programs specifically developed for adults age 50 and older. To register or for more information, call (225) 578-6783, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or visit http://www.outreach.lsu.edu/olli.
  • PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR THE HOME-SCHOOLED: (337) 896-1874 or familysheridan@bellsouth.net. Classes in acting, music, ballet and modern dance and conditioning for students age 7 to adult, and creative movement for children age 3-6.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Saturday, March 9. Spend the day in downtown neighborhoods, the historic cemetery and old gardens of St. Francisville with local photographer Amy Shutt. Lunch at a famous local café and end the day shooting the gardens surrounding the town. Level: intermediate to advanced. Required equipment: camera, editing system with the ability to size-down images for the critique session. $130. http://amyshuttphoto.ticketleap.com, call (225) 200-1895 or email amyshutt@gmail.com.
  • 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. Spiritual Awakening with Matthew Fox at Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. Wisdom of the Mystics, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 1, and Hildegard of Bingen, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Weekend fee: $50. Celebrate Spring: Make an Easter Wreath, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, $15. Dave the Raw Food Trucker, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, March 4, $15. Open Mic Poetry and Coffeehouse, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, $5. Morning yoga, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays. Gentle yoga, 5:30 p.m.-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.
  • SANDLOT SOFTBALL: For fun and exercise. Call (225) 715-0929.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. A Battle for Food: Civil War Era Cooking Class, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. Expert open hearth cook Gayle Smith will engage participants in open hearth cooking using the food stuffs and recipes from the Civil War era. Registration required. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.
  • 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.
  • YOUTH 360: Locations are various BREC recreation centers. Youth 360 is an after school camp for children ages 6-12 that provides time for homework, recreational and character development activities and a healthy snack. Transportation provided for school bus riders from school to BREC centers. Program hours are 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. $48 per month. For more information, call (225) 272-9200 or visit brec.org/youth360.
  • 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 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, $50 per month.