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: 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.
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
Sept. 21: Chimpanzee Discovery Day: African Peace Festival. Free and open to the public. Chimpanzee Discovery Day is an entertaining and educational event for the entire family. Visitors to Chimp Haven will have the chance to observe chimpanzees in their natural, forested habitats, talk to staff about their personalities and natural behavior, and discover the wonders 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.
Sept. 28: Love Doesn’t Hurt Walk. Sponsored by You Are not Alone Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, this is a one-mile walk, the proceeds of which will be used to help victims of domestic violence. Entry fee: $10 per participant. Registration at 6:30 a.m. with the walk at 7 a.m. Southern Hills Park, Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. For more information, call 221-0375.
Oct. 4-6: Red River Quilters Quilt Show. Enjoy more than 200 judged quilts, demonstrations, a silent auction, a drawing for a quilt and a special exhibit of antique quilts. Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway. $5, Sat. and Sun. admission included with Revel ticket. Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 5-12: Red River Revel Arts Festival, Food, art and music will abound at the 38th Annual Red River Revel, in downtown Shreveport at Festival Plaza. Don’t miss incredible performances by Black Violin (10/5), Trout Fishing in America (10/5-7), Eric Lindell (10/5), Preservation Hall Jazz Band (10/6), The Blind Boys of Alabama (10/7), The Hunts (10/8-9), Sol Driven Train (10/6,8,12), Colton Dixon (10/9), Locash Cowboys (10/10), Arrested Development (10/11) and Love and Theft (10/12). A complete schedule of headliner entertainment is available at www. redriverrevel.com. a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 2016 Bert Kouns Industrial
Oct. 8: Remington College Shreveport 3 Lives Blood Drive, 9 Loop.
Oct. 11: Homecoming Night Fish Fry. Enjoy a fried fish dinner consisting of fish, fries, cole slaw, a roll and cake, all for $10, while watching the homecoming game between Northwood and Woodlawn. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Northwood High School football field.
Oct. 24 & 25: Mustang Sally at Sams Town Casino, Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7pm & Friday. Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. Free Admission
Nov. 7: Chris Tomlin Burning Lights Tour with Louie Giglio. 7:30 p.m. at CenturyLink Center. Tickets start at $25 and are available at ticketmaster.com.
Nov. 7: Broadmoor Baptist Church’s Salute to Veterans. Former governor and four-term U.S. Congressman Buddy Roemer will pay tribute to local veterans during the annual veterans’ event at 6 p.m. in the Broadmoor Baptist Church’s Memorial Chapel. The event also includes an assortment of Christian and patriotic music by Broadmoor’s singer extraordinaire Tim Magill and by the church’s Good news Gospel Quartet. Additionally, the Caddo Magnet High School’s Young women’s Choral will also bless the event with their exceptional music.