If you have information on classes, seminars and workshops, 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 CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion, Lafayette, (337) 233-7060. Mixed Media Drawing Course, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 20. Drawing class for children ages 8-12. $88; $80 for ACA members. Material costs estimate $35-$65.
  • ACADIANA CULTURAL CENTER: Cajun Dulcimer Society, 50 Fisher Road, Lafayette. http://www.nps.gov/jela.
  • ACTING UP (IN ACADIANA): (337) 739-4273. Acting classes. amy.waguespack@lusfiber.net or http://www.actingupinacadiana.com.
  • ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE LAFAYETTE: (337) 261-1002 or http://www.aflafayette.org. French classes for all ages. Classes at Acadiana Symphony Association, 412 Travis St., Lafayette.
  • AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE TROUPE: Now forming in the Baton Rouge area. American Indians, those of American Indian descent, or those interested in Native American dances and songs can call K. Dixon, (601) 575-3016 or email Regina Smith at GinaSmith@cox.net.
  • 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: (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. http://www.artslivingston.org. Children’s Drawing and Painting Art classes, 6-7:30 p.m. Rest of Session 2: March 20; Session 3: March 27, April 10, 17 and 24, South Live Oak Elementary School. Fee $45 and $40 for ACLP members per session. (225) 954-2700 to enroll; Jewelry Making & Beading, Thursdays, through May 31. Inquire for specific beading modules. Fee, $25; Quilt Essentials, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, $25. Additional quilting classes also available. Inquire as to particular quilting modules.
  • ARTS FOR ALL: 11911 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Drawing Lessons, 2-5 p.m. March 18, 25 and April 1 and 15. No experience necessary. $20 per individual lesson, $90 for full session. Additional supplies, $10. Artist Barry Galloway will serve as instructor. Contact Lynn Wood (225) 721-1296 to register.
  • BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES & WORKSHOPS: (225) 275-8438 or (225) 921-6807, email hdufrn@bellsouth.net. 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday mornings, BREC facilities, Independence Park. Free.
  • BATON ROUGE CALEDONIAN PIPES & DRUMS: http://www.csbr.org. Bagpipe and drumming lessons at no charge Thursday evenings 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 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday.
  • BATON ROUGE LITTLE THEATER: 7155 Florida Blvd. http://www.brlt.org. Acting, voice lessons for all ages. “Storybook Fun,” ages 5-8; “Creating a Character,” ages 9-12; “Voice for Kids,” ages 7-14; “Voice of Adults,” ages 15 and up; “Three or More,” ages 18 and up; “Comedic Acting for Teenagers,” ages 13-18; “Acting for the Fun of It,” ages 55 and up. Classes run through March, hours vary. To register contact the BRLT box office, (225) 924-6496.
  • 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. On-going beading classes, wire wrapping, pearl knotting, basic to advance beading. Also offering art classes, mosaic classes and photography. Call for appointment, (225) 644-7862.
  • BIBLE THEATER, DRAMA POETRY WORKSHOP: Polishing drama, poetry skills in Christian setting. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Eden Park Branch Library. (225) 361-5928.
  • BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO: Zoo & Me mornings: Zoo excursions for children ages 3-5 accompanied by parent occurs the second Tuesday of each month. Train rides, animal encounter, and art projects. $18 per child, or $30 for two children and parent. Pre-registration required, (225) 775-3877.
  • BURDEN CENTER: 5640 Essen Lane, http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com. Photography workshop, April 12 and 14. $150. Registration (225) 763-3990.
  • CENTRE FOR THE ARTS: 1104 W. Main St., New Roads. (225) 638-1094 or http://www.CentrefortheArts.org.
  • CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH: 8139 Florida Blvd. in Denham Springs. (225) 664-1168. Children’s Musical Theater Workshop sponsored by Livingston Parish Arts Council. Ages 6-14, $20 registration fee includes three workshops, music and materials, certificate of participation and performance for family and friends (5 p.m. Saturday, April 14).
  • ENCHANTED MANSION: 190 Lee Drive. (225) 769-0005. ‘Cooking for Kids’, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 17. $25 per person. Reservation, deposit required.
  • DANCE CENTER AND SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: 3535 Jones Creek Road, (225) 753-6909.
  • DANCERS’ WORKSHOP: 10745 Linkwood Court. (225) 767-5814.
  • 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.
  • THE FRONT ROOM: 1301 Avenue A, Scott, (337) 258-2333.
  • GALLERY3STUDIO: 720 N. Burnside, Gonzales. Classes in working with bronze and copper clay on Saturday, May 12. (225) 281-7649. $100 fee, $70 supplies.
  • IMAHARA’S BOTANICAL GARDEN: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. http://www.imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogsport.com. (225) 635-6001. 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, spring gardening series: ‘All things Azaleas: selection, preparation, pruning and maintenance,’ given by Wanda Chase, landscape architect. $25 per person, includes garden tour.
  • INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE: 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays. Learn dances from around the world. No partners needed. Call (225) 766-0517 or (225) 766-4060.
  • ISPOTUP WORKOUT PROGRAM: For all ages to improve basketball skills. Call Tiras Magee Sr., (225) 937-7174 or email tmageehoops@yahoo.com.
  • ISRAELI FOLK DANCE CLASSES: B’nai Israel Synagogue, 3354 Kleinert Ave., email dkirsh@lsu.edu. 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25; April 1, 22; May 6, 20.
  • 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. Basic Drawing Classes, second-last Monday of month. $75 per month, $60 for LAAG members. Contact Steve Shamburger to register: (225) 751-1049; Abstract Oil, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Wed., March 26-28, LAAG Studio in the Park. $250 LAAG members, $300 non-members. Instructor Nami Yang. Email Sue Wang at sw23048@gmail.com to register; Abstract Acrylic, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, March 24. LAAG, Studio in the Park, $125, including supplies. Contact Lynn Washauer, lynn@washeauerdevelopment.com to register.
  • 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. Marguerite Gravois, (225) 761-5021.
  • MAISON DUCHAMP: Yoga classes, 201 S. Main St., St. Martinville. Thirteen-week yoga class. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, through March 29. $50. On site registration. (337) 278-3034.
  • MUGGIVAN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE: Lessons include Irish step solo, traditional Ceili. Call (225) 926-5150 or (225) 927-9027.
  • THE OCTAVIANS: Acting, Voice, Movement lessons, ages 7 and up. Classes are in Hammond. http://www.theoctavians.com.
  • 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.
  • RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170. Svaroopae_SCrt Yoga Retreat: 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, March 18, $30. Stop Procrastination in Its Tracks: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, $20. Volunteer: Spring Fling Party, 6:45-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, Bishop Ott Sweet Dreams Women and Children’s Shelter. 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. http://www.theredshoes.org.
  • SHERIDAN PRODUCTIONS: 316 Bechet Road, Carencro, (337) 896-1874. Spring classes in the performing arts. http://www.excellencethroughthearts.com.
  • SPOTLIGHT THEATER PLAYERS: Christ Community Church, 8139 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs. Children’s Musical Theater Workshop. Ages 6-14; March 24-April 14. To register http://www.artslivingston.org.
  • TAP DANCE CLASS: 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18, Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Ninety-minute class for all ages and skill levels. $5. Call Melanie Couvillon, (225) 389-7222 or email mcouvillon@manshiptheatre.org.
  • TAI CHI LESSONS: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, $26 a month. (225) 926-9834.
  • WOMAN’S HOSPITAL: Woman’s Hospital, Resources for Women, 5921 Bluebonnet Blvd., maternity classes. Call (225) 766-5075 or visit http://www.destinationmaternity.com for a list of classes and seminars.
  • ZHUANG’S TAICHI & KUNGFU ACADEMY: 1955 W. Muriel Drive, Baton Rouge. (225) 936-7469 or http://www.taichiperson.com. Tai Chi Push for Beginners, 6-7 p.m. Mondays, $50 per month.