WHAT: Beginner classes offered by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 19
WHERE: Community Bible Church Fellowship Hall, 8354 Jefferson Highway
INFORMATION: Helen Bankston, (225) 753-7917 or lagniappedulcimerbr.org
WHAT: Create your own experience in living history during "The Boys of 61"
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20
WHERE: Audubon State Historic Site, La. 965, St. Francisville
ADMISSION: For Oakley House Tours and Grounds — $10, $8 for seniors, $6 for students. Grounds-only — $5 per person (ages 4 and over).
INFORMATION: (888) 677-2838 toll free or (225) 635-3739
DETAILS: Take a trip to the year 1861 and see Louisiana on the edge of war. Civil War reenactors will be dressed in historically accurate uniforms and present the daily life of citizens-turned-soldiers. Fall in with the militia as they drill, see how a cannon works or taste a bit of what the soldiers ate. Witness an enlistment, hear a speech for secession or write a letter home with pen and ink. The site is the setting for the 200-year-old Oakley House, temporary home and inspiration to John James Audubon in the 1800s. The park includes a museum, picnic area, pavilion and nature trail. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the park is open daily Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except some holidays.
WHAT: Meeting of Second Time Around, a support group of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25
WHERE: Family Roads, 323 E. Airport Ave., Baton Rouge
INFORMATION: (225) 810-3555
Herbs & medicine
WHAT: "Medical Benefits of Herbs" by the Baton Rouge Unit of the Herb Society of America
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25
WHERE: Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane
DETAILS: Dr. Beth Floyd, of Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will discuss the center's work on this topic and their collaboration with four other major medical research centers engaged in research on herbs and cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and more. The Lagniappe Presentation will be on oregano.