Classes, Seminars & Workshops for April 26, 2013

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.
  • 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 and knitting. Visit http://www.artslivingston.org or call (225) 664-1168 for list of classes. Arts Camp 2013: Salute to Movies. For students in grades 1-5. 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., June 3-12. First week: Monday-Thursday; second week: Monday-Wednesday. South Live Oak Elementary School, 8400 Cecil Drive, Watson. $145; $135 each for two or more students in a family. (225) 664-1168.
  • ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Kuumba Institute Summer Cultural Arts Program. For ages 6-16. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Registration, $40; tuition, $250 for one child; $250 for a family of two children; $450 for a family of three children. Sistahs Making a Change, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays. (504) 569-9070.
  • 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.
  • BEAUREGARD GALLERY AND BISTRO: 715 Europe St. The Art of Creative Living: Writing Class for Adults, taught by Jamye St. Romain, Thursday, May 2. Call for fees and information, (225) 344-8558, or email robin@acgbr.com.
  • 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 older can learn about theater from a Christian perspective. Training in areas of acting and public speaking. 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.
  • BREC PADDLE UP PROGRAM: various locations. Paddle Up 1, Paddle Up 2 and Moonlight Paddling kayak programs will be offered throughout the summer. (225) 272-9200 or email outdooradventure@brec.org.
  • BREC SUMMER CAMPS: A variety of camps will be offered. http://brec.org/summercamp or (225) 272-9200.
  • CALEDONIAN BROADSWORD ACADEMY OF BATON ROUGE: Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Beginners welcome. 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. Fine Arts Summer Camp, June 3-7. Ages 5 and up. $225. (337) 291-1122.
  • CIVIL WAR SUMMER CAMP: Destrehan Plantation, 13034 River Road, Destrehan. June 3-7 for ages 13-16 and June 17-21 for ages 8-12. Drop off at 8:30 a.m. and pick up at 3:30 p.m. $165. (985) 764-9315 or email destreheritage@aol.com.
  • CHOSEN GENERATION CAMP: Operation FitKids summer camp for ages 3-14. Eight week session, June 3-July 29, $250. June session, June 3-28, $160. July Session, July 1-26, $160. Registration fee for all campers is $25. http://www.cgcosummercamp.info.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES @ THE LIBRARY: Offered at various East Baton Rouge Parish Library branches. Classes include Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007, Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007, Introduction to the Internet, Computers without Fear, Pinterest, Introduction to Gmail, Introduction to Social Networking. 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.
  • DANCE CLASSES: B’nai Israel Synagogue, 3354 Kleinert Ave. Email dkirsh@lsu.edu. Spring semester date Sunday May 12.
  • 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 INTERNATIONAL ACTING CAMPS: Drama workshops for ages 3-18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10-14; 17-21 and 24-28. $250 for a full week. Includes snacks, lunch, materials and Drama Kids T-shirt. Email cmg.dramakids@gmail.com or (225) 571-2573.
  • 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.
  • EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARIES: Delmont Gardens Branch, 3351 Lorraine St., (225) 354-7040, Scrapbooking Class, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27.
  • ELM THEATRE: 220 Julia St., New Orleans. Acting 1 classes, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 14. $275. Payment plans available. (504) 218-0055.
  • FELICIANA RETREAT CENTER: Camp Agape, Norwood. Five camps from June 9-15 for students in grades 3-12. For more information or to register, go to Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. (225) 924-4271.
  • FOUNDATION FOR HISTORICAL LOUISIANA LAGNIAPPE SUMMER CAMPS: Old Governor’s Mansion, North Boulevard. For children ages 6-10. Every Kid a King, June 3-7, and Nuts for Nature, July 8-12. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with early drop off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up at 5:30 p.m. $135 per session for members; $160, nonmembers. Early drop off and pick up, $30. (225) 387-2464.
  • 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.
  • GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE: Volunteers needed for the Gulf Islands National Seashore to help park staff with visitor services at Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island and Davis Bayou in Ocean Springs in Mississippi. Positions last until the end of October. Volunteers are required to complete a background check. Uniforms and training will be provided. (228) 230-4100.
  • HOLLYWOOD SOUTH CASTING: Executive Plaza, 10001 Lake Forest Blvd., New Orleans. Runway workshop Saturday, May 11. Space is limited. http://www.hollywoodsouthcasting.com.
  • 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 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.
  • LAFAYETTE BALLET THEATRE: 100 Pillette Road, Lafayette. Creative Movement Camps. Session 1 for children ages 4 and 5, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 15-19. Theme is The Nutcracker. Session 2 for children ages 6 and 7, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 22-26. Theme is The Sleeping Beauty. Dance attire is required and participants must bring a bag lunch. $175 per session. (337) 262-0444.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHORUS: LPCC Music Camp, First Baptist Church, Denham Springs, July 22-26. For children entering kindergarten-sixth grades. Open auditions for The Chorale for children in grades 6-11 through May. By appointment only. http://lpccsing.org or (225) 247-8555.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “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.
  • EW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Summer art camp for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Camp sessions begin June 3. (504) 658-4100.
  • 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 CLASSES: Photography Lighting Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12. $300. Camera and Photography Basics Class with field trips starting Tuesday, May 14. Instructor: Amy Shutt. (225) 200-1895 or email amyshutt@gmail.com.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Burden Botanical Gardens, Essen Lane. “The Art of Seeing Creatively.” $55, including lunch. Register at http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com or (225) 763-3990.
  • 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. Celebrating Imperfection: Therese Knowles, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28. $25. 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.
  • SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS: Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Middle School Band Camp for grades 5-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 8-12. $225. Piano Duet, Chamber Music and Guitar Workshops 9 a.m.-noon July 15-19. $170 per workshop. http://www.southeastern.edu/cms.
  • SLU CAMPS: various locations. Day Camp for children pre-K to sixth grade with four two-week sessions 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 28-July 26. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. $220 per session. Art Camp for children ages 5-14, morning sessions 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. or afternoon, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, July 8-18. $60. http://www.southeastern.edu/escamps or (985) 549-2301. Zoom into Careers summer classes for students in grades 7-12. http://www.southeastern.edu/zoom or email zoom@southeastern.edu. Computer/Robotics Camp for middle and high school students, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 22-26. Application deadline July 5. $25, lunch included. http://southeastern.edu/csit.
  • SOUTHERN REP MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS: various locations around New Orleans. Five different camps for children ages 4-18. Email education@southernrep.com or http://www.southernrep.com.
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION: J.S. Clark Annex, Second Floor, Southern University. Jaguar Kids’ College Summer Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 3-July 18. For children ages 5-12. $560. A variety of classes will be offered. (225) 771-2613 or http://www.subr.edu.
  • THEATRE BATON ROUGE: 7155 Florida Blvd. Acting, voice, dance and set design classes for children, adults and seniors. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • UNITARIAN CHURCH OF BATON ROUGE: 8470 Goodwood Blvd. The Amazing Race Challenge summer camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8-12. Ages kindergarten through sixth grade. $100 and $25 for before and after care. (225) 926-2291 or email ucbrsummercamp@gmail.com.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSUEM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Blast from the Past 2013 Summer History Camp. Drop off: 8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.; pick-up: 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Two sessions: June 17-21 and June 24-28. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks provided. $65, West Baton Rouge Parish residents and members of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association; $75, others. http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or (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.