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.
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.
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.
June 27: Biedenharn Museum and Gardens: Fascinating World of Bromelias-Presentation and Sale. Noon and Free to the public. Michael Seal will introduce attendees to the fascinating world of bromeliads, a large diverse family of plants including pineapples, Spanish moss, and tillandsias which are more commonly known as air plants. Seal, who owns The Funny Farm in Poplarville, Miss., will have a variety of Bbomeliads for sale after the presentation.
June 28: 2014 “Picnic in Paris” Summer wine Festival, The French American Chamber of Commerce— Gulf Coast Chapter is hosting its 15th annual Summer Wine Festival this Saturday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at The Shops at Canal Place in New Orleans. The public is invited to join in this annual FACC-GC fundraiser, which boats cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants and numerous summer libations for attendees to enjoy. Advance tickets are $45 for members, $55 for non-members and $40 for students (with a valid photo ID).. The can be purchased at summerwinefestival2014.eventtbrite.com
28: B.A.C. “The Saturday Speaker Series” featuring Priscilla A. Productionz. 1-3 p.m. at the Gallery of Fine art Center located at 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City. This month's topic will be about the societal taboo subject of HIV and AIDS. The guest speaker is utilizing the are form of screen writing and film making to explore the emotional aspects of the disease and inform the general public about statistics and current facts.
June 27-28: Ninth Annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, will be hosted by Betty Davis BBQ, corner of Highway 7 and Highway 310 (12 miles south of Holly Springs and 15 miles north of Oxford), Waterford, Miss. This year’s festival lineup features Hill Country musi cians Kenny Brown, Cedric Burnside, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Duwayne Burnside, Rockett 99, Re. John Wilkins, Garry Burnside, Eric Deaton, David Kimbrough, George McConnell, Tate Moore, Cary Hudson, Rising Star Fife and Drum Band and many more. The two-day festival takes place in the rolling hills of Marshall County and will run from 4 p.m. Friday, June 27, until after midnight on Saturday, June 28. Camping onsite is encourage for out -of-town visitors and will be allowed Thursday through Saturday night. The stage will offer non-amplified music on Friday from 12-4 p.m. and Saturday 9-11 a.m. Grammy Awardwinning artist Alvin Youngblood Hart will be the first artist to play the acoustic stage; it will be a very special commencement. All of the other acoustic time slots have been filled by eager volunteer musicians who want to reveal their love of Hill Country Blues. Tickets are available for the workshop and festival at: www.eventbrite.com/e/northmississippi-hill-country-picnic-tickets -9717747043. For more information, please visit any of the following websites: www.facebook.com/ nmshillcountrypicnic, www. Nmshillcountrypicnic.com or www.twitter.com/DontBeSoEvil.
July 4: 41st Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk in Ft. Worth Stockyards. This highly anticipated, all-day outdoor concert that originated long before the days of Lollapalooza and Coachella Music Festival welcomes the following acts: Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham and Josh Abbott Band. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $60 at the gate. Gates open at 11 a.m., and the music ends at midnight.
July 12: 5th Annual Icing on the Cake Competition. Cake artists from throughout the region face off in the competition, which also features a day-long program of cake decorating classed and demonstrations. The competition is open to the public for general viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Building F on the Bossier Parish Community College Campus at 6220 East Texas in Bossier City. Tickets are $5 for general admission or $20 for an all-access pass to all classes and demonstrations. Tickets may be purchased at www.quota cake.com.
July 26: National Day of the American Cowboy. Celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy at the number one tribute event, according to American Cowboy, in the Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth. Free activities include watermelon eating, seedspitting, hay stacking, buckaroo coloring, a Cowboy Celebration parade, Cowboy karaoke, gunfight reenactments and the world’s only twicedaily cattle drive present b the Fort Worth Herd at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., educational programs and historical walking tours.
Through July 31: Louisiana Society of Animal Artists Exhibition. East Bank Gallery, 630 Barksdale Blvd. The Gallery is free and open to the public Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.