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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.yogieand friends.org.

Each Tuesday through April 29: Grief Support Groups Spring Session, A Place That Warms the Heart is an organization that provides grief support services in a caring and compassionate environment to allow each individual or family member grieve in his or her own way. Different groups meet weekly: children’s group, teen group, significant other group, parent’s group and early infant loss group. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church in the Family Life Center, 5850 Buncombe Road, Shreveport. Call 318 -317-9329318 -317-9329.

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 Wednesday through April 16: Living the Eucharist — 2014. Participate in the Living the Eucharist program recommended by Bishop Duca in line with Pope Francis. Free. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., March 6 through April 16. Sacred heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 4736 Lyba St.,

Shreveport. For more information, call Deacon Clary Nash at 635- 2121.

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.

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.

Through April 30: BAC’s Emerging Artist Galley presents the art of Bonnier Ferguson. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

March 15: BAC’s 5th Annual

ARTini Party, ARTini is live music, visual art, signature martinis, and socializing served with a twist featuring 15 area restaurants and music from Super Water Symphony. Horseshoe Casino, 7 p.m.

Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door. Call 741-8310.

March 18: 3 Lives Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Remington College Shreveport Campus, 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. Remington College is urging people in the Shreveport area to donate blood at its upcoming 3 Lives blood drive, a national effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals with blood. 3 Lives is held in partnership with America's Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The effort has resulted in more than 10,200 pints of blood collected since the program began — that's enough blood to save more than 30,000 lives!

March 15: Monte Pittman at Woody’s in Keithville, 9 p.m. $10.

March 18: 3 Lives Blood Drive, Remington college Shreveport, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

March 29: La. MOPAR Nationals 23rd Annual Car Show, First Baptist Church of Shreveport, Reg.: 8 a.m.; Judging: Noon; Awards: 3 p.m. www.moparmagic.us.

March 29: Yogie & Friends Spring Bake Sale, PETCO, 6596 Youree Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scrumptious baked goods and Yogie merchandise for sale. Let the Yogie chefs bake for you! www.yogieandfriends.org.

March 29: BAC’s Saturday speaker Series Presents: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of Art and Culture in Shreveport by Benjamin Riggs. 2 p.m. at Gallery Fine Art Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

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