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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.

December 21: Yogie and Friends Christmas Bake Sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport

December 21: The Gerard and Judy Show, 3-5p.m., at the East Bank Gallery, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Gerard and Judy were vigilant in their attempt to exhibit their work. They began calling galleries in the area and after some rejection; they finally got the answer they wanted: yes! In late summer the Gallery Fine Art Center received a package in the mail containing Gerard and Judy's beautiful and unique work. The Bossier Art Council is proud to exhibit this fine show and give Gerard and Judy the recognition they deserve

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.

Dec. 31: Wild New Year’s Eve Party at the Boot, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., 211 Texas St. Shreveport. Starts Dec. 31 with free champagne for everyone all night long. Karaoke from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Enter for a chance to win a brand new Jager machine with all proceeds from raffle going to benefit Yogie and Friends. $5 cover, portion of the proceeds will also benefit Yogie and Friends.

Jan. 10: Church Women United Annual Meeting, The theme of this year’s gathering is “Breaking Down the Doors of Injustice,” and the program will include a business meeting which will include the election and installation of officers and a Service of Remembrance for the women in our churches who died in 2013. A highlight will be a presentation of the Human Rights Award to recognize an individual whose efforts have helped bring about equality and dignity for all human beings. 10 a.m. at the Saint James United Methodist Church, 850 Hope St., Shreveport.

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