Social services info session

An informational session for the public to learn about social services available in the community will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Martin Luther King Center, 309 Cora Street.

The “2014 S.W.A.P Meet: Social Workers and Professionals” event features local nonprofit organizations who will provide information about the services they provide.

The event is free and food trucks will be on site for lunch purchases.

Free dance workshop Saturday

Acadiana Center for the Arts resident artist Gina Hanchey will give a workshop, “Exploring Classical and Contemporary Ballet” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the center’s Moncus Theater.

The free workshop is open to anyone 18 and older. No dance experience is necessary.

The workshop will begin with a viewing and discussion of excerpts of classical and contemporary choreography followed by a ballet class designed for all experience levels.

Participants will receive one complimentary ticket to the October performance of Xibipiio, a contemporary ballet by Hanchey at the AcA theater.

To register for the class, contact Paige Krause at or call (337) 233-7060, ext. 232.

Spiritual series continues

The Community of Jesus Crucified’s “Sanctity Series: Navigating the Spiritual Life by Using the Means to Holiness,” a series of lectures designed to help Catholics grow in their spiritual lives continues at 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Retreat Center, 103 Railroad Avenue, St. Martinville.

Friday’s session is on “Overcoming Sin with Confession.”

The lectures continue on select Fridays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming dates and topics include:

  • Sept. 26: Living the Theological Virtues
  • Oct. 3: Practicing the Moral Virtues
  • Oct. 10: Growing in Prayer
  • Oct. 24: Seeking Spiritual Direction
  • Nov. 7: Spiritual Reading and Spiritual Grouping
  • Nov. 14: Living the Sacrament of the Moment and Cultivating a Desire for God
  • Nov. 21: Examination of Conscience and Living by a Holy Rule

The lectures are free and no registration is required. For more information, call (337) 394-6550.

Compiled by Acadiana Advocate staff.