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CDW training is geared toward nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers, and for people interested in starting a nonprofit. To register or for details about the training offerings, call Community Development Works at 318-443-7880, toll-free at 800-803-8075, or register online at www.communitydevelopmentworks.org by clicking on the “Attend Training” tab.
YOGA CLASS, 4-5p in the YOGA RX ROOM in the CABRINI MEDIPLEX across the street from the hospital on Masonic Drive. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Come make new friends, get flexible and enjoy the health benefits of Yoga! The class is on-going and meets every Monday. This class is sponsored by CHRISTUS ST FRANCES CABRINI HOSPITAL. For more information, please contact trained Yoga Teacher, Becky Watkins, 318-448-6938.
Community Development Works, a program of The Rapides Foundation, is offering free skill-building training for Cenla residents and nonprofits. Workshops run from March through early May. All workshops and webinars are offered free of charge. Workshops take place at The Rapides Foundation Building, 1101 Fourth St., Alexandria. Webinars can be accessed from most devices using the GoToWebinar app.
The Orchard Foundation is holding information sessions for residents to learn more about the Central Louisiana Instructional Partnership, a paid teacher residency program that develops middle school math and science teachers for high-needs schools in Central Louisiana. Anyone interested in learning more about the program is invited to attend an information session on March 2. Sessions will be from 6-7 p.m. on the Mezzanine Floor of The Rapides Foundation Building, 1101 Fourth Street, Alexandria.
Integrated Education and Training scholarships are being offered for welding technology at CLTCC in Cottonport. For more information about registration and classes, please call (318) 253-5511 or visit 515 W. Bontemp St. in Marksville.
The Avoyelles Adult Education Center in Marksville reminds those who are interested in earning their high school equivalency diploma about classes currently being held at the Simmesport Town Hall on Wednesday nights 6:00pm-9:00pm. For more information on registration, eligibility requirements, and/or the high school equivalency exam, contact our office in Marksville at 318-253-5511.
Every WEDNESDAY in April, you can attend TAI CHI CHIH CLASS, 9:30-10:30a in the YOGA RX ROOM in the CABRINI MEDIPLEX across the street from CABRINI HOSPITAL, 3347 Masonic Drive. This is a 5 week Tai Chi Chih class consisting of 19 Movements and one pose. By the end of the 5 week session, students will know how to practice Tai Chi Chih on their own. Please wear comfortable clothes. Classes are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. To register and for more information, please contact Becky Watkins, 318-448-6938.
Avoyelles Parish is home to a large variety of things to see and do. Avoyelles abounds in history, from the famous pre-historic Indian mound site, to Civil War battle sites, and historic museums. There are many beautiful old homes which are open for tours, take a boat tour of the Spring Bayou area, or picnic along the Red River at one of the parks. For more things to do in your own backyard, Check out The Avoyelles Commission of Tourism website at travelavoyelles.com (TFN)
MONDAY, APRIL 27TH, THE ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP, will meet on Monday April the 27th from 11- 1 in the SERENITY ROOM in the CABRINI MEDIPLEX across the street from the hospital on Masonic Dr. This group is designed for Caregivers and/or family members of those diagnosed with Alzheimer/Dementia. The group offers educational handouts, sharing time, and LUNCH IS PROVIDED BY CHRISTUS ST. FRANCES CABRINI HOSPITAL. THE ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP meets on the fourth Monday of each month.
For more information, please call Becky Watkins, 318-448-6938
Learn the language of love! and Cajuns! It’s French! At the Avoyelles Parish Library in Marksville each Saturday 10AM - 12PM... Contact Gail Descant Lemoine, Instructor, 225-776-5637 or go by the Library for more information. (TFN)
Benefit for Timothy De Soto … Sunday, March 22nd...Rocky’s in Bunkie from 3pm to 8 pm… Buffet will be served for 20 dollars… Proceeds will go toward travel & medical expenses...Contact Info… 318-305-5918
Benefit Fish Fry Friday, March 27th… Evergreen Fire Station next to City Hall… 4pm to 7 pm … 9 dollars per plate… For more ticket information… 318-447-3441