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 -317-9329.
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 22: Garrison’s Greenwood Gardens Spring Seminar featuring Southern Living Plant Collection’s Carmen Johnston .Johnson will being speaking at 2 p.m. in the main greenhouse of Garrison’s Home & Garden Showplace at 6905 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, La. Johnston will share her top decorating tips for 2014. A question and answer session and drawing for door prizes will follow her presentation.
March 22: 2014 K-9 CASI Chili Cook-Off at William Peters Park.
(All proceeds to benefit the Town of Greenwood K-9 Unit.) Turn-in time: 12 p.m.; entry fee $25. For more information, contact Kevin Ainsworth, 318-938-5554
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.
April 2: 4th Annual Vernon Gobert Memorial MDA Golf Tournament, at Old Oakes Golf Course, 60 Golf Club Drive in Haughton. The tourney will be a four-player scramble and cost $100 per player. Proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tournament will feature a fish fry for all participants at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information call 318-294-6168 or 318-469-5101.
Through April 8: Natchez Spring Pilgrimage of Antebellum Homes. Twenty-seven antebellum mansions, most of them private residences, open their doors to visitors during this four-week Pilgrimage every spring. Your guides are costumed family friends and descendants of the original owners, whose stories are as real as the bricks and mortar in their hearths. Each house is unique with 18th and 19th century furnishings, porcelain, silver, clothing, tools, documents and diaries. Visit www.natchezpilgrimage.com.