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.

  • 5:30-7 p.m., and advanced classes run 7-8:30 p.m. To enroll in any classes or workshops visit http://www.lcta.biz or email louisianatheater@gmail.com.
  • LOUISIANA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Workshop in camera basics 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.. Saturday,. Jan. 21, Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Registration required; send email to: educationcoordinator@laphotosociety.com.
  • 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 LIVINGSTON PARISH: 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs, (225) 664-1168. http://www.artslivingston.org. Fine art class (ages 8 and older), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, $35 per class. Let’s Begin, drawing and painting for adults (ages 16 and older), 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 23. $25 per class. Quilt Essentials, 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 and Oct. 2, $25 per class.
  • 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: Red Stick School of Fencing, 15450 George O’Neal Road, (225) 938-2039. Meets 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Youth fencing classes (ages 8-14), 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays. (225) 772-1053.
  • BATON ROUGE LITTLE THEATER: 7155 Florida Blvd. Hey Kids, Let’s Dance, ages 7-12, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25- Nov. 6, $100. Let’s Dance Adults, ages 13 and older, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 6, $100. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • 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 WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Drama training for ages 10-adult in the areas of public speaking and acting.(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.
  • CAJUN DANCE LESSONS: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26; and Oct. 3 and 10, Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. $60 for six lessons. Call (337) 257-0801 of email cajunlafayette@yahoo.com.
  • COFFEE & CRAFT: Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar, 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13. Learn to hand-sew wool felt ornaments that can be used for any occasion. Attendees will need to bring needles and scissors. Coffee and light refreshments provided. Call (225) 673-8699 for more information or to register. Free.
  • COMPUTER CLASSES @ THE LIBRARY: Introduction to the Library’s Online Databases, 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 15, Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Computers without Fear, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Introduction to Microsoft Word, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Learning Express, 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Introduction to Computers, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Computer Basics, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road; 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Registration for some classes is required. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch. http://www.ebrpl.com.
  • CREATE STUDIOS: 3613 Perkins Road, Suite J1, (225) 366-9278. Classes on mosaic stained glass, steampunk style, beaded chandeliers, monogrammed wine glasses-etching class, billionaire redneck wine glasses and enamel wine glass painting. To register online, go to http://www.createbr.com.
  • 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. Lessons for children and adults in photography, fiddle, guitar, and playing in a rock band. http://www.facebook.com/thefrontroom, email thefrontroom.newsletter@gmail.com or (337) 258-2333.
  • IBERVILLE CHAPTER OF LOUISIANA ART & ARTISTS’ GUILD: 15201 Depot Road, Rosedale. Ongoing art classes by Sandra Keller. Students of all skill levels are welcome to learn at their own pace, in the media and subject matter they choose. Bring your own art supplies. $24 per two-hour class; $18, LAAG members. Jewelry making classes, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. $25; $20, LAAG members. Call Shirley Daigre (225) 648-2203.
  • 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. Sundays, Sept. 9, 23. Email dkirsh@lsu.edu.
  • JITTERBUG LESSONS: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Onezia Lounge, 13091 Airline Highway, Gonzales. $5 a person. (225) 647-2447 or visit http://www.onezialounge.com.
  • LSU FALL LEISURE CLASSES: For information on offerings, visit http://www.lsu.edu/leisureclasses or call (225) 578-5119.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. “Abstracts in Watermedia” with instructor Roberta Loflin, through Sept. 15. Open to ages 14 and older. $100, members; $125, nonmembers. (225) 803-6785 or rloflin@gmail.com. “Basic Drawing Skills” with instructor Steve Shamburger, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, $60, members; $75, nonmembers. (225) 751-1049 or email steve@steveshamburger.com. “Life Drawing Sessions,” 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, $10 per night or $30 per month. Email steve@steveshamburger.com. (225) 926-4657 or http://www.laag-site.org.
  • LOUISIANA LAGNIAPPE SUMMER CAMP: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Boulevard. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ($15 extra for early dropoff and late pickup). Ages 6-10,. June 4-8, Soaking in the Sights. Children will get a closer look at our native plants and animals, build skyscrapers out of gumdrops, design a wobbly bridge and create a bird’s nest. July 9-13, Lovin’ Louisiana’s Culture. Children will enjoy Mardi Gras in July, build musical instruments, make pecan ice cream and explore downtown Baton Rouge in a scavenger hunt. $165 per week; $130 for members. (225) 387-2464.
  • LSU SUMMER LEISURE CLASSES: Registration is open for 70 non-credit, personal enrichment classes, including 10 new topics. (225) 578-5119, http://www.lsu.edu/leisureclasses or go to Room 310, LSU Student Union, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • 200 RUE DENISE. BEGINNER CLASSES ARELOUISIANE 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.
  • LOUISIANA CENTER OF THEATRICAL ARTS: 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. Rehearsals for Alice in Wonderland 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 13. Ages 8-16. $175. Early enrollment discount of $25 if enrolled by Sept. 10. Rehearsals include theater training by Anysia Manthos and last 12 weeks. http://www.lcta.boz or (985) 517-6637.
  • 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.
  • PIANO AND GUITAR LESSONS: Christian Life Academy, 2037 Quail Drive. Study gospel and contemporary Christian improvisation styles. Learn to use the Nashville Number Chord Chart System. http://www.passiontolearn.com or (225) 773-3350.
  • THE RED SHOES: 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge. Pre-register for all events by calling (225) 338-1170. Gardening the Natural Way, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 15. $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.
  • RIC SEELING DANCE STUDIO: 10776 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Ongoing ballroom dance classes, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. (225) 928-2788.
  • TAI CHI LESSONS: BREC, 8133 Jefferson Highway. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, $26 a month. (225) 926-9834.
  • TAP DANCING CLASSES: Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Classes for beginners-advanced adults taught by Debbie Roat Moore. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 10. $35 per month. http://citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122.
  • 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.
  • WORK/SHOP: 7353 Highland Road. Hand Building with Clay, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 11-27, $140, clay and most tools provided. Intro to Oil Painting ($120) and Intro to Throwing ($15), 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays beginning Sept. 19 for six weeks. Intro to Watercolor with Yvette Creel, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16. $130. Email info@yvettecreel.com. Art Club after school programs for kids and teens, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ages 7-9 meet on Tuesdays; ages 8-12 meet on Wednesdays; ages 13-17 meet on Thursdays. $80 per month. Live figure drawing sessions, 4 p.m. Sundays, $15. Make it Yourself Night, one throwing or painting class, 7-9 p.m., Fridays, $35. http://www.workshopbr.com or (225) 400-9923.
  • YOGA IN THE PARK: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13750 Ball Park Road, Walker. Instructor is Elan Adams. Free. (225) 665-8990 or (225) 664-7759.
  • 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.
  • ZUMBA IN THE PARK: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13750 Ball Park Road, Walker. Instructor is Kristie Simoneaux. Free; no registration necessary. (225) 665-8990 or (225) 715-0526.