If you have information on classes, seminars and work-shops, email it to fun@theadvocate.com, or fax it to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon each Monday. If your group is no longer listed here, you need to send an updated announcement of your classes and contact information.

  • ACADIANA CULTURAL CENTER: Cajun Dulcimer Society, 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Free dulcimer jam session, 10-11:30 a.m., second and fourth Saturday through December. http://www.nps.gov/jela.
  • ACTING UP (IN ACADIANA): (337) 739-4273. Fall acting classes Under way. amy.waguespack@lusfiber.net or http://www.actingupinacadiana.com.
  • ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE LAFAYETTE: (337) 261-1002 or http://www.aflafayette.org. French classes geared to all ages. Classes at Acadiana Symphony Association, 412 Travis St., Lafayette.
  • ARGENTINE TANGO: Lessons, milongas, workshops. (225) 766-1792 or (225) 572-1748 or http://www.tangolagniappe.com.
  • ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS: For details, call (225) 344-8558, email robin@acgbr.com or go to http://www.artsbr.org.
  • ARTS COUNCIL OF LIVINGSTON PARISH: 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs, (225) 664-1168. Quilting sessions 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 8, $60; elementary drawing and painting class, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, South Live Oak Elementary, grades 2-6, $45. http://www.artslivingston.org.
  • BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES & WORKSHOPS: (225) 275-8438 or (225) 921-6807, email hdufrn@bellsouth.net. “Cued ballroom” dance club, classes, workshops, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday mornings, BREC facilities, Independence Park. Free to participants. All ballroom dance rhythms taught.
  • BATON ROUGE CALEDONIAN PIPES & DRUMS: Dedicated to preserving Scottish culture and tradition. http://www.csbr.org. Beginning and advanced bag-pipe and drumming lessons at no charge each Thursday evening at First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Stanley Masinter, (225) 927-0252. For Scottish country dancing, call Lyndon Williams at (225) 272-2541.
  • BATON ROUGE FENCING CLUB: Southside Baptist Church, 1700 Lee Drive. (225) 938-2039. Meets at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday.
  • BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE GROUP FIDDLE LESSONS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tom’s Fiddle & Bow, 204 Fuselier St., Arnaudville. Classes open to all, and no reservation required. Cost is $15 per class. (337) 322-5402 or email tomsfiddleand-bow@me.com.
  • BEAD IT: 718 N. Burnside, Gonzales. Also offering art classes, mosaic classes and photography. Call for appointment. (225) 644-7862.
  • BREC’S FARR PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTER: 6400 River Road, (225) 769-7805. Four six-week therapeutic riding sessions now going on. Designed for adults and children 6 and older with disabilities. 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Mondays. $120 per six-week session.
  • CENTRE FOR THE ARTS: 1104 W. Main St., New Roads. Classes include guitar, creative writing, pottery, tap, piano violin, voice, drums, painting and drawing. In addition, children can also take tumbling, choir, ballet and theater. (225) 638-1094 or http://www.CentrefortheArts.org.
  • DANCE CENTER AND SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: 3535 Jones Creek Road, (225) 753-6909. Classes in acting, art, voice, violin, piano, ballet, flamenco, modern, tap and jazz.
  • DANCERS’ WORKSHOP: 10745 Linkwood Court. (225) 767-5814. Adult tap, classical ballet, hip-hop, jazz. Directors, Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews.
  • DRAMA KIDS CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Mollylea and Sharp roads. For ages 6-teens. (225) 644-4517, http://www.dramakids.com or email dramakidsbr@eatel.net.
  • EAST COAST JITTERBUG CLASSES: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. All levels, $5 per person. For location and other information: http://www.BestDancingInBatonRouge.com.
  • HERBS BY SARAH FALL CLASSES: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Mollylea and Sharp roads; or 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15. Part of LSU’s OLLI Program. (225) 578-6763 or http://outreach.lsu.edu.olli.
  • IMPROVISATIONAL CLASSES: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 8, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Improvisational movement and studies. Open to dancers, actors, artists, educators, therapists and anyone seeking self-exploration; 16 and older. No previous experience necessary. Participants will need a journal and comfortable clothes they can move in. (225) 344-0334.
  • INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE: 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays. Learn dances from around the world. No partners necessary. For location details, call (225) 766-0517 or (225) 766-4060.
  • ISPOTUP WORKOUT PROGRAM: For all ages to improve his or her basketball skills. For more information, call Tiras Magee Sr., (225) 937-7174 or email tmageehoops@yahoo.com.
  • ISRAELI FOLK DANCE CLASSES: B’nai Israel Synagogue, 3354 Kleinert Ave. New members of all ages and experience levels always welcome. For details, call David Kirshner, (225) 756-5291, or email dkirsh@lsu.edu.
  • JAPANESE BRUSH ART: Call Elizabeth Standifer, (225) 362-2511 to register or for more information. This is a beginners class for people with and with-out disabilities. Volunteers welcome.
  • JITTERBUG LESSONS: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Onezia Upscale Lounge, 13091 Airline Highway, Gonzales. $5 a person. (225) 647-2447 or visit http://www.onezialounge.com.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. Larry Downs, all levels acrylic classes, every Thursday, 6-8 p.m., $75/month, $60 for LAAG members; Life Drawing Sessions, every Wednesday 6-9 p.m., $10 per night/$30 per month. (225) 926-4657 or http://www.laag-site.org. Flowers, Glass in Watercolors, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through Oct. 29 and Nov. 12, LAAG Studio in the Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. $150 fee, $100 for LAAG members. Register, (225) 803-6785
  • LOUISIANA CENTER FOR THEATRICAL ARTS: 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. Drama workshops for children 8 and older. (985) 517-6637, http://www.lcta.biz or louisianatheater@gmail.com.
  • LOUISIANE VINTAGE DANCERS: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Church of the Way, 250 Foster Drive. For those interested in learning about 19th century dances, including reels, waltzes, quadrilles and the polka. Marguerite Gravois, (225) 761-5021.
  • MAGNOLIA MOUND PLANTATION: 2161 Nicholson Drive. (225) 343-4955. Open hearth cooking class series in conjunction with the West Baton Rouge Museum; last class is Nov. 2. Free; supplies provided. Advance registration is required.
  • MUGGIVAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE: Now accepting new students in the Baton Rouge area. Lessons will include Irish step solo, traditional Ceili, beginners and up (all ages, all levels). For class times and dates, call (225) 926-5150 or (225) 927-9027.
  • PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR THE HOME-SCHOOLED: (337) 896-1874 or familysheridan@bellsouth.net. Classes in acting, music, ballet and modern dance and conditioning for students age 7 to adult, and creative movement for children age 3-6.
  • POLE FITNESS STUDIO: 440 N. Foster Drive, third floor. Visit the website at http://www.mindfulnessandmotion.com, or call (225) 272-4447 for information on classes.
  • RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170 or go to http://www.theredshoes.org for details of this week’s offerings.
  • - MORNING YOGA: 8-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays. $8 per class/$48 for seven classes.
  • - GENTLE YOGA: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. $8 per class/$48 for seven classes.
  • - TOUR THE UNIVERSE: Milky Way and its contents, considering the relationship between science, religion. Tuesday, Oct. 25. 6-7:30 p.m., $10.
  • - DRAWING, WATERCOLOR: All levels of experience. Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • SAFFRON SPICES: 40544 Pelican Point Parkway. Indian cooking classes during October. Classes taught 10 a.m.-noon, Thursdays, Sundays, through Oct. 26. $50. Registration, (225) 473-1030.
  • SHERIDAN PRODUCTIONS: 3815 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-1874. Fall classes in classical ballet, modern dance, creative movement, music history, beginning violin, acting, choir, and dance for adults. http://www.excellencethroughthearts.com.
  • TAI CHI LESSONS: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, $26 a month. (225) 926-9834.
  • ZHUANG’S TAICHI & KUNGFU ACADEMY: 1955 W. Muriel Drive, Baton Rouge. Suitable for all ages. (225) 936-7469 or http://www.taichiperson.com.