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 St., Lafayette. CitySmarts Art and Science Camp, July 11-15, Individual Sports; and July 25-29, Backyard Sports. (337) 233-7060 or email Info@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org.

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.

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.

BATON ROUGE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL: 8595 United Plaza Blvd. Beginner T’ai Chi classes 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Suitable for all ages. Register at (225) 247-6892.

BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.

BEAD BONANZA: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Ascension Parish Library Donaldsonville branch. Learn skills to make jewelry and design a necklace. Registration is limited. Call (225) 473-8052.

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. Cost is $15 per class. (337) 322-5402 or email tomsfiddleandbow@me.com.

BEAD IT: 718 N. Burnside, Gonzales. Also 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.

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. Classes 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

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.


- Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, (225) 778-5950. Wednesday, July 13, 4:30 p.m., Around the World Postcards. Creating postcards using pictures of places from all over the world. For children ages 6-10. Registration required.

- Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. (225) 274-4450. Monday, July 11, 11 a.m. Bead it, designing a bracelet or necklace. For children ages 6 and up. Registration required

- Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, (225) 756-1170. Saturday, July 9, 2:30 p.m., Princess Party. Special for girls ages 3 and up. Event includes games and crafts. Registration required. Tuesday, July 12, 2 p.m., hula hooping and basketball competition. Thursday, July 14, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Highland Road Observatory. Highland Road Observatory personnel present physical science experiments for children and their families. For children ages 6 and up. Registration required.

- Main Library Branch, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., (225) 231-3770. Friday, July 8, 11 a.m., Brownbag Clubhouse Movies. Bring brown-bag lunch to movies. Collections of short animated classic tales. For children ages 4-11. Registration required. Monday, July 11, 2:30 p.m., Mayan Folktales Storycraft. Folktales of Mayan culture, including making colorful Mayan headdress to wear. For children ages 4-8. Registration required. Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m., Glimpses of Greece. Slideshow of sights and sounds of Greece. For children ages 6-11. Registration required.

- Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road, (225) 658-1560. Friday, July 8, 10:30 a.m., Australian Dot Painting. Picture painting using Australian dot art techniques. For children ages 7-11. Registration required. Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Creating a Louisiana Crawfish Scene. Children will create a Louisiana crawfish scene. For children ages 2-8. Registration required.

- River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St., (225) 389-4959. Saturday, July 9, 10:30 a.m., Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest. Story reading and totem pole craft making. For children ages 4-7. Registration required. Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m., It’s the Loch Ness Monster. Reading and making Loch Ness monster dioramas. For children ages 3-5. Registration required.

- Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., (225) 658-1870. Wednesday, July 13, 2 p.m., Book Bunch: “The Amazing Mexican Secret.” Books Bunch ends its summer travel series with book discussion of The Amazing Mexican Secret. For children ages 7-11. Registration required.

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.

EVOLUTIONS STUDIO: 10453 Airline Highway at Coursey Boulevard. (225) 772-6912 (Spanish) or (225) 938-6331 (English). Salsa classes for beginners and advanced. Cost is $7 per class. Call the number(s) above for details.

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 needed. For locations, call (225) 766-0517 or (225) 766-4060.

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE CLASSES: B’nai Israel Synagogue, 3354 Kleinert Ave. New members of all ages and experience levels always welcome. Next session is 7 p.m. July 31. 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.

JEWELRY MAKING SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Basic jewelry making. Participants will design a necklace to take home. Registration, (225) 473-8052.

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.

LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Summer Choir Camp, July 18-22. http://www/LPCCsing.org.

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. The Workshop Show is on display at the Independence Park Theatre Gallery until July 14.

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.

RADIO CLASS: The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will offer entry-level classes culminating in a technician-class radio operator license exam. The classes begin July 7 and continue for 10 weeks from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Greenwell Springs Branch Library. There is no cost for the classes. For details, contact Buddy Brown at (225) 573-2111 or buddybrown@cox.net.

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.

- Morning yoga: 8-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays. Cost is $8 per class/$48 for seven classes.

- Gentle yoga: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Cost is $8 per class/$48 for seven classes.

- Classical South Indian Dance, Saturday July 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Performance from Indian dance artist Bharata Natyam. $12 advance ticket; $15 at the door. http://www.dakshinapalli.org.

- Art of Belly Dancing, Sundays, through July 31, 2-3 p.m. Basic moves and rhythms of belly dance. $40.

- Zentangle, Tuesdays, July 12 amd 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Creating images from repetitive patterns. No art experience necessary. $35. http://zentangle.com.

- Ten-day Green Smoothie Challenge, Wednesday July 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Making delicious smoothies with different “greens” everyday. $20.

SHADOWS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Shadows-on-the-Teche, 320 E. Main St., New Iberia. $35, includes lunch. (337) 369-6446 or email shadows@shadowsontheteche.org.

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.