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 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.
Dec. 7: Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival. Celebrate the holidays in the 19th annual festival featuring entertainment, clowns, food and craft booths, a jumping house and a visit from Santa Claus with a free toy for each child. The festival opens at 3:30 p.m. at Earl Williamson Park in Oil City, La., with the fireworks starting at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: Northwest Louisiana Car Clubs “Santa Fun Run.” The annual charity event brings together area clubs and car enthusiasts fro the Shreveport-Bossier area and will again sponsor three charities for this holiday season. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the parking lot next to the Sonic Drive-In of Bossier City, 3057 E Texas Street. Car enthusiasts will then convoy with police escort to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission on McNeil Street in Downtown Shreveport. The second stop will be at Operation Santa Claus, where police and fire departments are gathering toys for children. The final stop will be Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant on Viking Drive, which serves as a drop-off station for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. For more information, contact Stuart Dubin at 458-3646 or Tim Smith at 453-7027.
Dec. 7: Friends and Family Open House Virginia College in Shreveport/Bossier, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2950 East Texas, Suite C, Bossier City. Virginia College in Shreve port/Bossier City will host a friends and family open house for former, current and prospective students and the community their campus located at 2950 E. Texas St., Suite C. While learning about the educational opportunities available to Shreveport/Bossier City-area students at Virginia College, attendees are also invited to help spread holiday cheer and give back to the community by collecting Toys for Tots and non-perishable items for local families in need.
Dec. 14: Bossier Arts Council: Kids Drop Off Party, 4-8 p.m. Arts, crafts, theatre games and more. $10 per child. Call 318-741-8310 to register. Dec. 17: 3 Lives Blood Drive, 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. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m., 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.
Dec. 19-21: Mustang Sally, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday at Sam’s Town Live, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway. Free admission.
Through Dec. 22: Christmas in Roseland at the Gardens of the American Rose Center, Open 5:30- 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the final car being admitted at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per carload, with special group rates available for minibus and charter bus groups.