Ongoing: “Autographing History,” an exhibit of 54 documents, letters and receipts bearing the signatures of famous historical figures including presidents George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon Bonaparte, and many more. The collection on loan from Gloria B. Meyer of Shreveport and the late Charlton E. Meyer Jr. is on display at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 632-2020.
Ongoing: Yogie & Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary, Louisiana’s only rescue for abused, neglected and unwanted large cats is open to the public on Saturdays only from noon to 5 p.m., weather permitting. The sanctuary is located at 128 Fob Lane in Frierson, La. For more information, call 795- 0455 or visit www. yogieandfriends.org.
Every Wednesday & first Tuesday of the month: Project Matt’s HOPE, free support group for family and friends of people in prison, 7-9 p.m., Paula’s Sav Tax, 3621 W. 70th St. For additional information, e-mail projectmattshope@ yahoo.com.
Every Thursday: Cancer Support Group, for cancer patients and family members, noon-1 p.m., Conference Room, Christus Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center, One St. Mary Place. Free. For more information, call Mimi at 681-6231.
First Thursday of the month: Amputee Support Group, monthly meeting for all amputees, featuring monthly guest lecturers including doctors, therapists, counselors, prosthetics and more, 6:30 p.m. Certified Limb and Brace, 3227 Portland Ave. near the corner of I-20 and Greenwood Road. For more information, call 636- 9145.
First Thursday of month: Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting, monthly meeting of the Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor Camp #1308, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets monthly at 7 p.m. at El Chico, 4015 Fern Ave. Programs about Southern history and heritage are presented. The public is invited. For more information, e- mail the Sons of Confederate Veterans at rebelyell1864 @gmail.com.
Every Saturday: Bossier Animal Control Adoption Days, meet dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who are in need of a good home, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 2631 Beene Blvd. in Bossier City. For more information, call 741- 8499.
Every second Saturday of the month: Animal Welfare Inc. Adoption Days, meet dogs and cats who need a loving home, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 7061 Youree Drive.
Every third Saturday of the month: Southern Christian Writer’s Club, meets from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Calvary Abundant Life Tabernacle, corner of Bethel Road and Highway 84 East in Logansport, La. Its mission is to help and encourage writers share their love of Jesus with others through publishing. Writers in both religious and secular writing are welcome. Membership is $20 per year. Other writing groups are available. For more information, call Marcella Simmons at 318-697- 5649.
June 13th—July 13th: The Paintings of Susan Duke: a fine art exhibit. Hosted by Boomtown’s 1800 Prime, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La..
June 15: Remington College Open House. Remington College Shreveport Campus, 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, will hold an Open House to showcase the variety of educational programs that the campus has to offer. Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet instructors in person.
June 15: Military Appreciation Day at Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary. Admission is Free from Noon-5p.m. for active duty and retired military personnel (with a valid military ID card). Their families )with valid military ID cards) get 10% off the cost of admission on this day as well. For more information visit www.yogieandfriends.org.
June 15: Dog Day in the Garden, noon to 5 p.m. $5 per person; Dogs $5 (no other pets allowed). Dogs’ admission benefits PAWS of NELA. Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, 2000 Riverside Drive, Monroe, La.
June 21: Moonlight in the Garden, Theremin Concert and Coke Floats, 7-10 p.m., music starts at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, 2000 Riverside Drive, Monroe, La.
June 27: Remington College Shreveport 3 Lives Blood Drive; 9 a.m.-2p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. Remington College continues its 3 Lives effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals with blood. 3 Lives is a national effort held in partnership with America's Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The effort has resulted in more than 8,200 pints of blood collected since the program began. The goal for 2013 is to pass the 10,000-pint mark!
July 11: The Creole Trail: Genealogical Ties Unite Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles, Rapides and Natchitoches Parishes. Brian J. Costello, lifelong resident of New Roads, will present a study of the genealogical connections between the parishes that provide the majority of Louisiana’s Creole population. Guests are invited to arrive early to view the exhibits as the museum galleries will remain open until the program begins. Refreshments will be provided by the Louisiana State Museum Friends beginning at 6 p.m. The Capitol Park Museum is located at 660 N. Fourth St. For more information, call 225-342-5428 or email LSMBR.email@example.com. The museum is wheelchair accessible.
July 18: Preserving the Heritage: Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana- Spirit of the Atchafalaya. Cliff LeGrange, Adam Landry, Geraldine Settoon, Jimmy Landry, Patricia Settoon and Stan Routh will present a special program that documents the unique traditions and folklife culture of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Guests will view printed material and illustrations; hear historical facts and firsthand stories of the Cajun Culture of Bayou Pigeon; and enjoy a special Cajun music presentation by Calvin Le- Blanc. Guests are invited to arrive early to view the exhibits as the museum galleries will remain open until the program begins. Refreshments will be provided by the Louisiana State Museum Friends beginning at 6 p.m. The Capitol Park Museum is located at 660 N. Fourth St. For more information, call 225-342-5428 or e-mail LSMBR.firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is wheelchair accessible.