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.

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE LAFAYETTE: (337) 261-1002 or http://www.aflafayette.org. Various French classes geared to all ages, including toddlers. Classes take place 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 information on classes, call (225) 344-8558, email robin@acgbr.com or go to http://www.artsbr.org.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES & WORKSHOPS: (225) 275-8438 or (225) 921-6807, email hdufrn@bellsouth.net. 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays, “cued ballroom” dance club with classes and workshops, $25 per couple per month; 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, workshop/class at a BREC facility, free. All ballroom dance rhythms taught.

BATON ROUGE CALEDONIAN PIPES & DRUMS: Dedicated to preserving Scottish culture and tradition. http://www.csbr.org. Beginning and advanced bagpipe 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.

BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: http://www.bayouhaystackers.com. Group includes canoeists and kayakers primarily in south Louisiana. Members visit paddling venues across the state and in Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Florida.

BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE GROUP FIDDLE LESSONS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tom’s Fiddle & Bow, 204 Fuselier St., Arnaudville. Taught alternately by Henry Hample and Brazos Huval. Classes open to all, and no reservation required. Cost is $15 per class. (337) 322-5402 or email tomsfiddleandbow@me.com.

BEAD IT: 718 N. Burnside, Gonzales. Also offering art classes, mosaic classes and photography. Call for appointment. (225) 644-7862.

BEGINNER DUPLICATE BRIDGE LESSONS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m., Baton Rouge Bridge Club, 3033 Old Forge Drive. Also, intermediate lessons, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Eight-week lessons. $80. (225) 271-4778.

BLUEBONNET REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 20; Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 23; Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 25.

BREC’S LIBERTY LAGOON FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER: 111 Lobdell Ave., (225) 923-3202. Summer classes include Mommy and Me, Water Exploration, Swimming, Introduction to Water, Adult Interactive Aquatic Exercise, Aqua Cardio, Boot Camp, Aqua Zumba and Adult Interactive Paddle Up.

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. Classes 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Master classes with Edgar Anido 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21-26.

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, Radisson Hotel, Acadian at I-10. All levels, $5 per person. (225) 236-4000 or http://www.BestDancingInBatonRouge.com.

THE FRONT ROOM: 1303 Avenue A, Scott. Photography for Kids: through Aug. 22, 6-7 p.m.; Guitar for Kids, through Aug. 23, 5-5:45 p.m.; Jam Band Lab, through Aug. 23, 6-7:30 p.m.; Children’s Fiddle, through Aug. 25, 5-5:45 p.m. (337) 258-2333.

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 without 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.

JONES CREEK REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 6222 Jones Creek Road, (225) 756-1150. Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 20; Introduction to PowerPoint, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 30.

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.

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.

- Bead for Life jewelry sale: 6-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Benefits women and their families in Uganda.

- HealthRHYTHMS Drum Circle: 7-8:30 p.m., $10.

- Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, $10.

- 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.

RIVER CENTER BRANCH LIBRARY: 120 St. Louis St., (225) 389-4967. Computers Without Fear, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24; Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 19; classes start Sept. 12. 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.