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: (337) 233-7060 or http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org.
  • 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. Adult Painting and Drawing, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, April 19 and 26 and May 3. $25, but supplies required. Children’s Drawing and Painting Art classes, 6-7:30 p.m., rest of Session 3: April 17 and 24, South Live Oak Elementary School. Fee $45 and $40 for ACLP members per session. (225) 954-2700 to enroll; Drawing and Painting for Grades 2-5, 3:30-5 p.m. Rest of session 1: April 17, 24 and May 1. $25 or $20 for ACLP members, supplies required, 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs; Jewelry Making & Beading, Thursdays, through May 31. Inquire for specific beading modules. Fee. $25. Quilting classes also available. Inquire as to particular quilting modules. Fine Arts Class, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays. Ages 8 and older, $35 per class. Supplies required. Call (225) 413-5751.
  • ARTS FOR ALL: 11911 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Drawing Lessons, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 15. No experience necessary. $20. 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 BALLET THEATRE: Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court, (225) 766-8379. Registration open for summer dance intensive workshops June 25-29 and July 16-20 for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 10 years and older. $350 per session; $650 both sessions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BIG BANGIN’ BOWS: 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. Teens are invited to make bangin’ bows. Registration is required. (225) 354-7500.
  • 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.
  • BREC’S LIBERTY LAGOON: Season passes now available. Each individual Liberty Lagoon season pass is good for one person for the 2012 operating season, Monday-Friday during normal operating hours, excluding holidays. $49.99 per person, plus tax. (225) 923-3202 or http://libertylagoon.com.
  • BREC’S SUMMER CAMPS: Registration opens 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, for East Baton Rouge Parish residents, and 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, for out-of-parish residents. For list of camps and more information, call (225) 272-9200 or go to http://www.brec.org/summercamp.
  • BURDEN CENTER: 5640 Essen Lane, http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com. Photography workshop, Saturday, April 14. $150. Registration, (225) 763-3990.
  • CENTRE FOR THE ARTS: 1104 W. Main St., New Roads. (225) 638-1094 or http://www.CentrefortheArts.org.
  • CREATE STUDIOS: 3613 Perkins Road, Suite J1. To register online, go to http://createstudios.eventbrite.com or go to http://www.createbr.com.
  • CC LOCKWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Saturday, April 14, Tunica Hills hike to waterfalls on Clark Creek. On this day long hike, Lockwood will teach photography of spring foliage and waterfall landscapes. Critique on Tuesday, April 17, is included. For more information, go to http://www.cclockwood.com.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES: 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Computer class on using PowerPoint. Free. (225) 300-4528.
  • DANCE CLASS: 6-9 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Learn those dance steps and “wow” your friends at the next party you attend. Bring the kids along too (ages 6-12) for their own special room and dance instructor just for kid-friendly dance, like line dances and free-style. To register, visit http://www.hammondarts.org.
  • DANCE CENTER AND SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: 3535 Jones Creek Road, (225) 753-6909.
  • DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: Yoga in the Square, 4:45-6 p.m. Tuesdays in North Boulevard Town Square. Free. Visit http://www.downtownbatonrouge.org/.
  • 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.
  • GETTING PAID TO TALK — MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR VOICE: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, LSU. Presented by Voice Coaches. For more information or to register, call (225) 578-5119.
  • 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, April 22; May 6, 20.
  • IMAHARA’S GARDEN EDUCATION SERIES: 10 a.m., April 21, 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. “Poodles, Pom-poms and Bonsai: Selection and Pruning Practices of Topiary Evergreens.” Guest speaker Bonsai Master Lowell Tilley joins Walter Imahara in a demonstraion of old Japanese pruning traditions. Includes tour of gardens. $25. (225) 635-6001 or http://imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
  • 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. Individual Focus — Multimedia Workshop, 1-4 p.m. Mondays, April 16, 23 and 30, $150, $135 for LAAG members. Roberta Loflin, exploring color in water media, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 9:30 a.m.-noon and May 26, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $125/month, $100 for LAAG members. Contact Roberta Loflin to register rloflin@gmail.com or (225) 803-6785. Nora Scarbrough, mixed watercolor and pastel, April 24, 26, 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $150/month, $125 for LAAG members. Contact Kay Bailey at kay.bailey@cox.net or call (225) 343-3265 to register. 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; Steve Shamburger, basic drawing skills, 6-8 p.m. second Monday through last Monday of each month, $75/month, $60 for LAAG members. (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.
  • LOUISIANA LANDSCAPING: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Landscape architect William Roundtree in program presented by Central Bloomers Garden Club and the Library. Free; refreshments provided by club.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PINE NEEDLE BASKET WEAVING: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Fairview-Riverside State Park, La. 22, near Madisonville. Observe the process of this centuries-old custom of coiling pine needles to create useful and decorative items. Free with admission of $1 per person. Seniors and children under 3 admitted free. (888) 677-3247.
  • POLE FITNESS STUDIO: 440 N. Foster Drive, third floor. Visit the website at http://www.mindfulnessandmotion.com or call (225) 272-4447.
  • RADIO CLASSES: Technical level and general upgrade, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Presented by Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. Free. http://www.brac.org
  • RUFFLE KNOTTED HEADBAND: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Teens will make a cute headband using shear fabric. Registration required. (225) 756-1170.
  • QUILTING CLASS: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, Ascension Parish Library, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Spring quilting class with the Cajun Country Quilters of Gonzales. Attendees need basic sewing skills and need to bring the following: a sewing machine with a manual and attachments, an extension cord, thread, scissors, a seam ripper and straight pins. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Drinks and light morning refreshments are provided. Free. Call (225) 673-8699 to register.
  • THE RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170. Kaballah: Wisdom for the Modern World, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 24. $35. 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.
  • SUMMER JOB WORKSHOP: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Discussion topics will include simple résumé development, job applications, proper interview attire and job-hunting tips. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. (225) 389-4959.
  • TAI CHI LESSONS: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, $26 a month. (225) 926-9834.
  • TEKKEN 6: 3 p.m., Thursday, April 19, Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Tweens and teens can come to the library to compete in the Iron Fist Tournament on the Xbox 360. (225) 231-3250.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. A Taste of History with Dolley Madison cooking class, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 17. Registration required; space limited. (225) 336-2422
  • 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.