Classes, seminars & workshops for June 7, 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.

  • ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Summer camps for kids ages 6-18. (337) 233-7060.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ART CLASSES: Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs. Stephan Wanger offerings classes to adults and children ages 8 and older. Sessions to help the artist create three new pieces depicting Livingston Parish are free. Other classes where participants create and take home their own beaded mask or picture frame are $20 to cover materials and refreshments. Through June 16. (225) 667-7512.
  • 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. (225) 200-9745.
  • BIKE EASY BICYCLE SAFETY WORKSHOPS: 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, June 7, Safety Skills for Rec Riders, Bicycle World of Louisiana, 701 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Norman Mayer Library Community Bicycle Workshop, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, SUNO School of Social Work Community Bike Workshop, Southern University at New Orleans New Science Building, 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans. RSVP to anneka@bikeeasy.org.
  • BIKE SAFETY VIDEO: Bike riders and original music are needed for a music video to be shot on the Tammany Trace Trailhead/Caboose on Koop Drive in Mandeville with the Zoom into Movie Making career workshop at Southeastern Louisiana University, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, June 18-19. Three high school age bike riders with speed bikes, cruiser, twin bikes, stunt bikes or other kinds of bikes are needed. Local bands and musicians may also submit a video or audio file of original music for possible use in the video. (985) 285-2739 or email sharonedwardsonline@gmail.com.
  • 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.
  • CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 250 W. Park Ave., Eunice. Free youth and adult lessons in accordion, fiddle, guitar and dance, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Thursday, June 20. (337) 457-8499.
  • 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 or http://www.SharonTurner.net.
  • CAMP EVANGELINE: Chataignier Elementary, 5762 Vine St., Chataignier. French camp for kids ages 4-7, 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, June 17-21. $125 for one child; $220, two children; $315, three children. (337) 654-0448 or (337) 232-5658.
  • 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.
  • CHEF COOKING CLASS: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, VOM FASS, 5725 Magazine St., New Orleans. Chef Greg Picolo will demonstrate three dishes. Includes a sampling of each dish and a signature cocktail. Registration required. $15. (504) 302-1455.
  • CHOSEN GENERATION CAMP: Operation FitKids summer camp for ages 3-14. July session, July 1-26, $160. Registration fee for all campers is $25. http://www.cgcosummercamp.info.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES: Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. All classes 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, Microsoft Word; Wednesday, June 19, PowerPoint; Tuesday, June 25, Excel (Part 1); Wednesday June 26, Excel (Part 2). Pre-enrollment required. Free and open to the 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 2007, Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007, 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.
  • 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. Mondays-Fridays, 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.
  • FELICIANA RETREAT CENTER: Camp Agape, Norwood. Five camps from Sunday-Saturday, 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • INGLESIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 4264 Capital Heights Ave. Vacation Bible Camp, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 17-21, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. $60. (225) 344-9100 or email inglesideumcla@bellsouth.net.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • LSU UNIVERSITY RECREATION: Tiger’s Den Summer Day Camp for ages 6-12. Five camp sessions throughout the summer. http://www.lsu.edu/urec/tigersden or emailzwood@lsu.edu.
  • MANSHIP THEATRE: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Annie Jr. Musical Production camp for ages 6-13, Monday-Saturday, July 15-27. Camp is full. To be added to the waiting list email mcouvillon@manshiptheatre.org. Happy Movers camp for children entering first through fifth grades. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 10-14, $175. Digital Photography with CC Lockwood-Exploring the World of Nature, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Friday, June 21. $40, adults; $30, students. http://www.manshiptheatre.org or (225) 344-0334.
  • MUGGIVAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE: Lessons include Irish step solo, traditional Ceili. (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.
  • 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. TED Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. $7. 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.
  • SHADOWS-ON-THE-TECHE: 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. Children’s History Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, June 19 and 20. For children ages 7-11. $50. (337) 369-6446.
  • 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. through Friday, 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. Monday-Friday, July 22-26. Application deadline Friday, 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.
  • 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. Monday-Friday, July 8-12. Ages kindergarten through sixth grade. $100 and $25 for before and after care. (225) 926-2291 or email ucbrsummercamp@gmail.com.
  • 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.

yoga for women: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Demonstration of yoga exercises and a discussion of the benefits. For adult women only. Registration required. (225) 658-1840.