Classes, seminars and workshops for Aug. 16, 2013

Information on classes, seminars and workshops should be emailed to fun@theadvocate.com. Deadline is at noon Monday. If your group is no longer listed here, 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 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 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: 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. Tuesday and Friday. (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 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.
  • 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.
  • BRIDGE TRAINING CLASSES: 10:30 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday during August, Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. Training on the game for beginnners. Free. (225) 354-7540
  • CALEDONIAN BROADSWORD ACADEMY OF BATON ROUGE: Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Beginners welcome. Call James Mungall, (225) 278-1577.
  • CAMERA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOSHOP CLASSES: Images by Sharon Turner Photography Studio, 11522 Cedar Park Ave. Digital Camera 101: Wednesday and Aug. 28. Photoshop Elements, Thursday and Aug. 29. Photoshop CS, Aug. 23 and 30. (225) 752-5158 or SharonTurner.net.
  • CITÉ DES ARTS: 109 Vine St., Lafayette, 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 alfonsotarazona.com. Tap dancing classes for beginners-advanced adults taught by Debbie Roat Moore, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday. $35 per month.
  • 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 ebrpl.com.
  • COOKING CLASSES: VOM FASS, 5725 Magazine St., New Orleans. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Chef Duke LoCicero of Café Giovanni will teach attendees to create three dishes. Samplings and signature cocktail included. Registration required. $20. (504) 302-1455.
  • CREATE STUDIOS: 3613 Perkins Road, Suite J1, (225) 366-9278. Classes on monogrammed wine glasses-etching class and mosaic stained glass. To register online, go to createbr.com.
  • DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: Yoga in the Square, 4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday in North Boulevard Town Square. Free. Visit downtownbatonrouge.org.
  • EXERCISE TRAINING: Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St., (225) 389-7450. Exercise demonstrations 5 p.m.-6 p.m. every Tuesday. Focus for August is Pilates. For adults and young adults. Wear comfortable clothing and bring mats, towels and bottled water.
  • THE FRONT ROOM: 1301 Avenue A, Scott. Ongoing lessons offered for children and adults in photography, fiddle, guitar and playing in a rock band. facebook.com/thefrontroom, email thefrontroom.newsletter@gmail.com or (337) 258-2333.
  • HAM RADIO BASICS: East Bank Regional Branch Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sponsored by the Crescent City Amateur Radio Group. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 27-Sept. 19 and Sept. 23. Free. (504) 889-8143 or email wcssmith@jplibrary.net.
  • IBERVILLE CHAPTER OF LOUISIANA ART & ARTISTS’ GUILD: 15201 Depot Road, Rosedale. Two-day art workshop with Sandra Keller, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday. laag-site.org.
  • INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday. 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 onezialounge.com.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “Basic Drawing Skills” with instructor Steve Shamburger, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday, $60, members; $75, nonmembers. “Life Drawing Sessions,” 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, $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 lsu.edu/leisureclasses or call (225) 578-5119.
  • MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. The Verse Lab, spoken word poetry workshop for adults, 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 15. $75 for 10 weeks or $10 per workshop. forwardarts.org.
  • MUGGIVAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE: Lessons include Irish step solo, traditional Ceili. (225) 926-5150 or (225) 927-9027.
  • THE ART SPACE: 7809 Jefferson Highway, Building C-1. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, stained glass panel class, $50. Students must be at least 16 years old. Materials and tools provided. (225) 771-9987.
  • EW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4100. Yoga, tai chi and pilates in the sculpture garden. Yoga and pilates, 8 a.m. Saturdays. Tai chi/chi kung, 6 p.m. Mondays. $5; free, NOMA or East Jefferson Wellness Center members. Sponsored by East Jefferson Healthfinders. (504) 456-5000.
  • OSHER 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 outreach.lsu.edu/olli.
  • PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR THE HOME-SCHOOLED: (337) 896-1874 or email familysheridan@bellsouth.net. Classes in acting, music, ballet and modern dance and conditioning for students age 7 to adult, and creative movement for children ages 3-6.
  • PIANO CLASSES: Enrolling new students. Open to all ages and experience levels. (225) 767-0030 or thepianopathway.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. passiontolearn.com or (225) 773-3350.
  • THE RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170. Nia Workshop: Love Your Body, Heal Yourself, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. $25. HealthRhythms Drumming Circle (family friendly), 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $10. Stellarella, It’s Saturday! Author Talk, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $5 suggested donation. 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. theredshoes.org.
  • RIC SEELING DANCE STUDIO: 10776 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Visit ricseeling.com or call (225) 928-2788 for list of classes.
  • THAI CHI: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m. Tuesdays. $26 per month. (225) 926-9834.
  • THEATRE BATON ROUGE: 7155 Florida Blvd. Acting, voice, dance and set design classes for children, adults and seniors. (225) 924-6496 or threatrebr.org.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Geocaching class, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24. Learn to search for hidden containers located throughout the nation using GPS devices and smartphones. For all ages. Caring for Your Family’s Treasures, 10:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 28. Local experts will offer practical advice on the care and maintenance of family treasures. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.