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May 02 10:12 AM


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.

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.

May 2 & 3: Oil City Gusher’s Days Festival at Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City. Includes fishing tournament, vendor booths, pet parade and gospel music concert. For details, visit sbfun guide.com.

May 3: FREE Women’s Self Defense Seminar, 2-4 p.m. at 411 Lake Street. The free Self Defense & Personal Security Seminar being held by Jeremy Haas, founder of A.R.C.S. Self Defense, will address the most common safety concerns facing women today and is available to all women ages 16 and up. Call 318-200-0890 to confirm your spot for this seminar.

May 3: 17th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Downtown Shreveport, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Shreveport Festival Plaza. After 5 p.m. there is a $5 admission fee.

May 3: 2nd Annual Natchitoches Fishing Expo, Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern, is a celebration of all things fishing, with free admission for everyone. Over 50 vendors and artisans, show opens at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. go to www.cane country.blogspot.com for more information.

May 8-11: Venus In Fur, Written by David Ives and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012. comedy was dubbed “90 minutes of good, kinky fun” by The New York port debut. Contains adult material. The Rep at East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., May 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and May 11 at 3 p.m.. this provocative, hilarious, sexy Times and now makes its Shreve- Tickets: $35. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

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