CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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: Am putee 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.
Through Aug. 31: Shreveport Farmer’s Market, Saturdays 7 a.m.- noon; Tuesdays 3-6 p.m.; Festival Plaza.
Through Aug. 31: August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. $1 admission every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while strolling through Summer at the Arboretum featuring the Alice in Wonderland Flower Village and thousands of vibrant colored florals. More information is available at www.dallasarboretum.org.
Every Saturday through Oct. 26: Shreve Town Ghost Walk, $5-$10 Departure time 8 p.m., Caddo Parish Courthouse. Each walk lasts about 110 minutes and is filled with nonstop storytelling. go to www.shreve townghostwalk.com
Aug. 17: Arts & Crab Fest. The Fourth Annual Arts & Crabs Fest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum for those aged 21 and up only. Live music, an extensive Art Market and interactive cultural activities will also accompany the event. Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush, one of the youngest and most entertaining zydeco groups in SWLA, will keep guests dancing all afternoon. A limited number of $25 tickets are available now at www.artsand crabsfest.eventbrite.com.
Aug. 23: Moonlight in the Gardens featuring Lunte/Seiler Duo, Piano and Flute, The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens August Moonlight in the Gardens features the popular Lunte/Seiler Duo, University of Louisiana Monroe professors Rick Seiler (piano) and Sandra Lunte (flute), in the Fountain Room of the historic Biedenharn Home, at the corner of Riverside and Forsythe in Monroe. The concert begins at 7:30, gates are open at 7 p.m. and the gates will remain open for the public until 10 p.m. Cost is $5 per person.
Aug. 24: Trap Shoot Fund Raiser, To raise money for Christmas in Plain Dealing. 7:30 a.m. 17504 highway 157, Plain Dealing, La. Call 318 -326-5137.
Aug. 31: 2nd Annual HHS Graduation Celebration Dove “Dust-Up” Sporting Clay Shoot. Come knock the cobwebs off and get ready for the dove season opener! 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. morning flight; 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. lunch; 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. afternoon flight. Los Paloma, 900 Seven Pines Road, Benton, La. Top Team each flight will win $500. Door prizes, T-shirt sales and special sponsor drawing. $100 for individual, $500 for a five-man team. Call 318- 426-3975 for more information.
Sept. 6-7: 27th Annual Centenary Book Bazaar. Browse through 80,000 books of all kinds from fiction to non-fiction, humor, science fiction, science, history, cookbooks and more in this annual fund-raiser presented by the Centenary Muses. The bazaar will run from 4-9 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Gold Dome.
Sept. 13-14: The 7th Annual Twin City Bomber Bash, presented by Goad’s Traditional Barber Shop, will be held at Rodeway Inn, 3033 Hilton Drive in Bossier City. The event will feature pre-1969 traditional hot rods as well as “rat rods,” custom vehicles, bikes and more. For more information visit twincitybomberbash.blogspot.com.
Sept. 21: Chimpanzee Discovery Day: African Peace Festival, Free and open to the public, Chimpanzee Discovery Days is an entertaining and educational event for the entire family! Visitors will have the chance to observe the chimpanzees in their natural, forested habitats; talk to staff about their personalities and natural behavior; and discover the wonders hidden on the nature trail.
Sept. 28: Yogie and Friends Bake Sale. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Petco on Youree Drive in Shreveport.