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Monday, July 18, 2016

TALK OF THE TOWN

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| ART/EXHIBITS THROUGH JULY 30: “IN COLOR” BY CHRISTINE

BAILEY, large colorful canvases from several series including “Galaxy” and “Blue Series” from this artist. Norsworthy Fine Arts Gallery, 214 Texas St., Shreveport. Call 424-6764.

THROUGH AUG. 13: “PHASES - A MOONBOT STUDIOS RETROSPECTIVE,” This exhibit celebrates the art and artists of Moonbot Studios. Artspace, 710 Texas St., Shreveport. 617-6535.

THROUGH AUG. 21: “DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: ALICE VISITS THE NORTON,” is centered on the Salvador Dali lithographs and celebrates the cultural influence of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s books at R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call Emily at 865-4201, Ext.130.

THROUGH AUG. 28: GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS ART CONTEST: LOUISIANA CELEBRATES CARNIVAL, This exhibit will feature Louisiana-themed work from the top finalists from high school juniors and seniors across the state. R. W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.

THROUGH AUG. 31: “GROUNDED AND ROOTED … IN THE CENTENARY ARCHIVES, 1885-2014,” The exhibit includes archival sources documenting such buildings as First United Methodist Church (Houma, La), Brown Memorial Chapel at Centenary College, and the first home constructed by the Retired Ministers Homes Board in Ruston. Whited Room lobby of Bynum Commons at Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Call 869-5462.

THROUGH AUG. 20: CRITICAL MASS 4 WINNERS’ EXHIBITS, Ashley Havird, winner of the literary award, and Devin Rachul McClintic, winner of the visual art award, will have their exhibits displayed at artspace, 710 Texas Ave., Shreveport. Call 673-6535.

JULY 23: MOONBOT FILM & FEAST!, Brunch with Parish Taceaux and join Robinson Film Center in celebrating artspace’s Moonbot exhibition. Moonbot cofounder William Joyce and creative director Limbert Fabian will introduce a selection of Moonbot films and answer questions after the 60-minute screening. Afterward Joyce will do a brief book-signing. Brunch 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Parish Taceaux; Matinee, book signing 12:30 p.m., Robinson Film Center.

AUG. 1 - SEPT. 30: EMERGING ARTIST GALLERY - ALY CRAWFORD, works from this local artist who uses her connection with Jesus and her spirituality to guide her paintings. Opening reception is from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 13. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

AUG. 1 - SEPT. 30: BRYAN DAUPHIN AND LISA GIBLIN EXHIBIT, the Bossier Arts Council presents these two Lousiana artists with an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741- 8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

AUGUST 4: RALPH EGGLESTON ARTIST TALK, Ralph Eggleston is an American animator, art director, storyboard artist and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios. He was hired in 1992 during the development of “Toy Story.” 6-8 p.m. Free. artspace, 710 Texas Ave., Shreveport. Call 673-6535.

AUG. 11: “WAM (WINE, ART, MUSIC),” this quarterly event features wine tasting, food pairings and music from the Shreveport Symphony with feature artist Kit Gilbert. $25 per person. 1800 Prime Steakhouse inside Boomtown Casino and Hotel, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. Call 741-0711 or visit www. bossierarts.org.

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: SHREVEPORT WRITERS CLUB, Writers from all stages of life in all genres and styles of writing meet to share their thoughts in written form with other people who love words; guests welcome. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Bossier Arts Council Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

| BARS/NIGHTLIFE 2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drew Ley, Tuesdays and Fridays; Winston Hall, Wednesdays; Winston Hall & Chris Allen “Jazz Night,” Thursdays. 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

AGAVE: Happy hour every day 5 to 7 p.m.; two-for- one well, wine and draft. All shows are 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DiamondJacks Casino & Resort.

AURA ULTRA LOUNGE: 205 Texas St., Shreveport. 272-1643 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Fluff, July 22; Krewe of Highland Coronation featuring The Good News, July 29; Dancing in the Street Afterparty, July 30; Flow Tribe, Aug. 5; The Seratones, Aug. 12; Sweet Crude, Aug. 13; Space Rockerz, Aug. 19; Cha Wa, Aug. 20; Rebirth Brass Band, Sept. 16.

BABY HUEY’S ON THE BAYOU: You Can Be a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays. 1709 Sligo Road, Bossier City. 752-9465.

BEARS ON FAIRFIELD: 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport 272-1643.

BON TEMPS COFFEE BAR: 450 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Ste. 700, Shreveport. 734-9766. Every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. is Thursday Night Vibes with local singers, songwriters, musicians and performers as they display their talents. Every Friday is Game night from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Every Saturday night is Poetry nights from 7 to 10 p.m.

THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 754- 4231. Shows start at 9 p.m.

BREAKTIME BAR: Live local music and cold drinks with no cover charge.Shane Metts Trio, 6200 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Enjoy fantastic drink specials in Allure and Celebrity. Live music Wed. through Sat. Happy hour in Celebrity every night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Two-for-one drinks. Eldorado Resort Casino. Pop Culture, 10 p.m., July 23; The Lost Boys, 8 p.m., July 27; Live Karaoke with Safira, 8 .m., July 28; Safira, 10 p.m., July 29; Mayday by Midnight, 10 p.m., July 30.

CHICAGO/THE HOOKAH ROOM: Acts are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. unless otherwise stated. Loco Lounge featuring the best selection of electronic dance music artists in town, Fridays; Floyd Grigsby and the 5GK Band, Saturdays. 118 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-0490.

COVE ON CROSS LAKE: 11:30 a.m. to close Monday through Saturday. 1612 Dilg League Drive (off Lakeshore), Shreveport. 635-0262.

EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

FROG’S BREATH SALOON: You Can Be a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 1984 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

FLYING HEART BREWING: Housed in a historic building that was once home to Bossier City’s Fire House No. 6. the tasting room is open 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for karaoke and 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tours are available at 3:30 p.m. Tours cost $5 and include a pint at the end of the tour. Guests must be 21 or older. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

GREAT RAFT BREWING: Open every Thursday and Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. Free tours are available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport.

H&H LOUNGE: Good Vibes Night every Wednesday. Drum Circle, 6 to 9 p.m.; VJ-DJ music, 9 p.m. to midnight. 717 Hope St, Shreveport. 424-9297.

HANGAR 21: Shows start at 10 p.m. unless otherwise stated. 616 Commerce St. Shreveport. 221-0064.

LEE’S: Acts are 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays, 9 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Blues Jam every Monday night. 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 861-2151. Betty Lewis and the Executives, July 22; Thunder Mouse, July 23; Kandu, July 29; Jason Sepulvado, July 30.

MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.

NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 6:30 to 10 p.m., Thursdays, Wayne’s FM Karaoke. 1400 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

NOBLE SAVAGE: Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dirty Redd’s Jam Session featuring area artists playing all-around good music every Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight. 417 Texas St, Shreveport. 221-1781.

THE OFFICE: Happy hour every day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring $2 domestics, $2.50 imports and $6 Patron and Jameson. 1303 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 216-3346.

PARADISE THEATER: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Bee Gees Gold, 8 p.m., Sept. 30; tickets $10.

SAM’S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: The Boomers, 6 to 9:30 p.m., July 22, 23; Empire 6, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., July 22, 23; Professor Porkchop and the Dishes, 7 to 11 p.m., July 28, Aug. 25; Identity Crisis, 6 to 9:30 p.m., July 29, 30; Radio Incorporated, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., July 29, 30; Thunder Mouse, 7 to 11 p.m., Aug. 4; Miles Flat, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 5, 6; Milton Patton, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Aug. 5, 6; Robert Duncan, 7 to 11 p.m., Aug. 11; Front Cover, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 12, 13; Live 5, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Aug. 12,13; Billy Holt 7 to 11 p.m., Aug. 18, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Aug. 19, 20; Caravan, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 19, 20; Parker James, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 26, 27; Topper Voice of Rock, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Aug. 26, 27. 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 877-429- 0711.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633.

TIKI BAR: 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 868-6355. Rockabilly Riot, 9:30 p.m., July 23; Suite Harmony, 6:30 p.m., July 28; The Mansion Family, 9:30 p.m., July 30.

TREJOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays. 5795 N. Market, Shreveport. 929-0299.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Ted Nugent, July 26; Better Than Ezra, Aug. 13; Turnpike Troubadours, Aug. 26.

SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: 6 to 10 p.m. Kenny Bill Stinson on Wednesdays and Fridays; Haley Brooke on Thursdays; Nathaniel Hooten on Saturdays. 855 Pierremont Road No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live music. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

WHAT’S ON TAP: Happy hour daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Showing college football on 15 different TVs and 33 beers on tap. 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport 869-2422.

WHAT’S ON TAP II: Happy hour daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Serving food and showing college football on 18 different TVs and 23 beers on tap. 2369 Airline Drive Bossier City. 747-5505.

WHISKEY ROADHOUSE: Hours are Sundays noon to midnight; Mon. through Thurs. 6 p.m. to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. karaoke. Horseshoe Casino. Dixie Brent, July 22; Red Thread, July 23; Culverhouse, July 24; Pro Karaoke with DJ Reno, July 26; Hipshot, July 28, 29; Flashback 5, July 30; Legato Stone, July 31.

| MUSIC/COMEDY JULY 29: 24TH ANNUAL YAZZY SUMMER MORNING MIX, featuring Grammy-nominated Melba Moore. $20 for adults (18 & up); $15 for groups of 20 or more adults; and $10 for children (17 & under). Doors open at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. Riverview Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 525- 0740 or visit www.tpaarts.org.

JULY 30: GARTH BROOKS, this country legend is making his first appearance in Shreveport-Bossier City in 19 years. $74.98. 7 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

AUG. 2: CARNIVAL OF MADNESS FEATURING SHINEDOWN, Halestorm and Black Stone Cherry. 6:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Drive, Bossier City www. ticketmaster.com. Call 747-2501.

AUG. 12: BLUE OYSTER CULT, One of the greatest genre-bending pioneers of rock and roll is coming the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. They have sold more than 24 million albums worldwide. $103, $78, $58 and $40.50. 7 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

AUG. 26: RESTLESS HEART, American Country band best known for hits like “Til I loved You,” “When She Cries,” and “I’ll Still Be Loving You.” $20. 8 p.m. Legends Theatre inside DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel, 711 Diamond Jacks Blvd., Bossier City.

SEPT. 9: THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND, multiplatinum recording artists visit Shreveport on their 50th anniversary tour. $52.50, $42.50. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. www.thestrandtheatre.com.

SEPT. 20: NEEDTOBREATHE, This American Christian rock band is coming to the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium with special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan and Welshly Arms. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. Reserved seating. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

SEPT. 24: WAYNE BRADY, entertainer, musician, comedian and former talk show host will hit the stage at Paradise Theater. Tickets start at $40 via Ticketmaster. Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Call 698-7177.

SEPT. 30: I LOVE THE ’90S, This throwback tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Peppa, All 4 One, Tone Loc, Coolio and Rob Base is coming to the CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Drive, Bossier City. www.ticketmaster.com. Call 747-2501.

SEPT. 23: 3 DOORS DOWN, This multi-platinum rock alternative band will hit the stage. $65, $55 and $35. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd, Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

OCT. 12: OCTONAUTS, This action-packed and interactive theater features brand new and fan favorite songs. $48.50, $38.50 and $28.50. Reserved seating. 6 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

OCT. 21: LEGENDS OF SOUTHERN HIP HOP, featuring Mystikal, Juvenile, 8 Ball & MJG, Trick Daddy, Bub B and Paster Troy. $55-$75. 7 p.m.CenturlyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. www.ticketmaster.com. Call 747-2501.

NOV. 2: GAVIN DEGRAW & ANDY GRAMMER, $49.50, $42.50 and $35. General admission on floor; reserved seating all other sections. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

NOV. 16: JEFF DUNHAM, Comedian and ventriloquist, along with his cast of hilarious characters are set to embark on the second leg of the “Perfectly Unbalanced” Tour. $49.50. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center, Drive, Bossier City. Call 1-800-653-8000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

ONGOING: SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: Shows begin at 7 p.m. 1508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Go to www.shreveporthouseconcerts.org.

| THEATER JULY 22-24, 28-30: “GYPSY,” Shreveport Little Theatre presents this iconic Broadway musical loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. $25. 7:30 p.m., Sunday showings at 2 p.m. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.

JULY 22-23: “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,” the complete Broadway musical version. $15 for children, $20 seniors and military, and $25 for adults. 7:30 p.m. on July 22; 2 p.m. on July 23; 3 p.m. on July 24. Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common St., Shreveport. Call 429-6885 or visit www.emmetthookcenter.org.

JULY 22-24, 28-30: “NEXT TO NORMAL,” With a thrilling contemporary score, this musical is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Winner of 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of three Tony Awards. $18 adults; $15 students. 7:30 p.m. July 22, 23, 29, 30; 3 p.m. July 24; 2 p.m. July 30. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport. Call 218-9978.

| SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGH DEC. 17: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’

MARKET, Pierre Bossier Mall parking lot, with more than 200 vendors that includes farmers with fresh fruits and vegetables, makers, hobbyists, baked goods, entrepreneurs, crafters, artists, restaurants, food trucks with Louisiana cooking and much more. The family-friendly event is free, open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has ample convenient parking located in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www. bossiercityfarmersmarket.com

MONDAYS THROUGH JULY 25: RECLAIM YOUR VOICE: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING, a women’s domestic violence support group. Free. 5:30 p.m. Samaritan Counseling Center, 1525 Stephens Ave., Shreveport. Call 221-6121 or visit www.samaritanshreveport.org.

THROUGH AUG. 9: ARTSIDE OF THE MOON STORYTIME & ACTIVITY, enjoy a different William Joyce book each week with a scavenger hunt, and make-and- take activity. Win a signed William Joyce book. $10; $8 groups 10 or more; free for adults. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Artspace, 710 Texas Ave. Shreveport. To register, call 673-6535.

THROUGH AUG. 27: SHREVEPORT FARMERS’ MARKET, will have more than 120 booths of locally grown produce, meat, honey, plants, delicious artisan food products, a Market Café and music. Open every Tuesday from June 7-July 19, and Saturday. Under the Spring Street bridge. Visit www. shreveportfarmersmarket.com.

JULY 23: 2016 ANNUAL SURVIVOR’S CELEBRATION LUNCHEON, Susan G. Komen of North Louisiana hosts this annual lunch. The theme is “A Mad Hatter Affair” with guest speaker Nikia Hammonds. $25; $15 for survivors. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Dr., Shreveport. Call 220-7020 or visit www. komennorthlouisiana.org.

JULY 23: MOONBOTS, MEXICAN AND MOVIES, Robinson Film Center and artspace team up to provide a Saturday brunch at Parish Taceaux followed by “Flight of Moonbot Films” at Robinson Film Center with an introduction by Bill Joyce and Limbert Fabian. $5.50 plus cost of brunch. Brunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and the movie starts at 12:20 p.m. Parish Taceaux, 710 Texas St.; Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

JULY 23: SPRINKLER DAY AT THE NORTON, fun for the entire family to play in the sprinklers. Just bring the towels, chairs, and sunscreen. Free to public. Food will be available for purchase. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Lawn of the gardens of R. W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.

JULY 24: 2016 RED RIVER REGION SCCA SOLO AUTOCROSS, Registration and tech inspection will be open from 8 to 9 a.m. ; mandatory drivers’ meeting at 9:30 a.m.; first car out at 10 a.m.. Entry fee is $40 for novices and SCCA members and $50 for experienced non-SCCA members. There’s no charge for non-competitors. Thunder Road Raceway Park, 5700 Thunder Road, Gilliam. Call 393-9410.

JULY 30: TASTE OF CULTURE, celebrate the cultural tapestry through the flavor, sights and sounds of the many ethnicities of Northwest Louisiana. $50. 6 p.m. DiamondJacks Casino, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. Call 424-1380 or visit www. mccsouth.com.

JULY 30: ANECA DANCE DAY, this annual celebration features Zumba dancing and dance routines to take part in the National Dance Day as well as “Happy Feet” playing on the outdoor movie screen. Free. Dancing begins at 6 p.m. and movie starts at 8 p.m. AC Steere Park, 4009 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Call 877-263- 2248.

AUG. 5: TWILIGHT TALKIE: MARY POPPINS, this Disney classic will play on the front lawn of R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Food trucks will also be on hand with food for purchase. Free. Movie starts at 8 p.m. Call 865-4201.

AUG. 5: GLOW IN THE DARK PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT, Celebrate the last few nights of summer and enjoy a Parents’ Night Out from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Provenance Clubhouse before school starts! Kids will participate in a variety of glow in the dark games! K5-5th, $35. Dinner, drinks, supplies included. To register, text 751-2651.

AUG. 5: MAKS & VAL OUR WAY, The two brothers and Dancing with the Stars pros bring their new show to Shreveport. $79.50, $59.50, $49.50. Reserved seating. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave. Call 841-4196 or visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

AUG. 1 - SEPT. 30: BRYAN DAUPHIN AND LISA GIBLIN EXHIBIT, the Bossier Arts Council presents these two Louisiana artists with an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

AUG. 6: CIVIL WAR SURGERY & MEDICINE, learn about the medical treatment soldiers received during the Civil War. $4, free for seniors 62 and over and children under 12 are free. 2 p.m. Mansfield State Historic Site. Highway175, three miles south of Mansfield. Call 872-1474 or 888-677- 6267 or visit www.LaStateParks.com.

AUG. 13: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SEMINAR AND BOOK FAIR, with Diane L. Giannini, professional genealogist and lecturer, as the featured speaker. Registration is $40 and includes lunch and syllabus. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church (Pearce Hall), 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Call 746-1851 or e-mail jjohnson747@suddenlink.net.

AUG. 20: ROBBING US BLIND: CIVIL WAR SUTLERS, learn about sutlers and traveling stores from the Civil War. $4, free for seniors 62 and over and children under 12 are free. 2 p.m. Mansfield State Historic Site, Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Call 872-1474 or 888-677-6267 or visit www.LaStateParks.com.

AUG. 20-21: 42ND ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW, Vendors at the show will be selling custom and unique jewelry, gems and minerals including amethysts, emeralds, jade, pearls, fossils and more, hosted by the Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society. $4; free for children under 6. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City. Visit www.larockclub.com or call 517-7372.

SEPT. 2: TWILIGHT TALKIE: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Food trucks will also be on hand with food for purchase. Free. Movie starts at 8 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.

SEPT. 9, 10: CENTENARY BOOK BAZAAR, This annual bazaar is sponsored by the Centenary Muses with proceeds used to fund projects and programs for Centenary students. Official book drop date for this summer is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Book House, 108 East Kings Highway. Call 219-3409.

SEPT. 10: YOGIE AND FRIENDS FALL BAKE SALE, Homemade baked goodies and Yogie merchandise to benefit the special-needs cats of Yogie and Friends Special Needs Cat Sanctuary. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.yogieandfriends.org.

SEPT. 24: SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE NORTHWEST LOUISIANA, run breast cancer out of town at this annual race. Registration is $30. Race site opens at 7:30 a.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. Call 220-7050.

SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: INVENTORS CLUB, Do you have an idea or an invention? Join the Shreveport Bossier Inventors Association at CoHab. Call 349- 3857 or e-mail sbia_ideal@yahoo.com.

| SUMMERCAMPS JULY 25-AUG. 3: SHREVEPORT SWIM SCHOOL

SWIM LESSONS, The Shreveport Swim School is offering private and group lessons at the Provenance Clubhouse. Sessions are offered at 30-minute intervals from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Call Elaine at the Swim School at 222-7946 or http://theswimschool.org for pricing and to register.

JULY 25-29: GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY CAMP, for students entering first through sixth grades. Build rockets to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far away! Camp held from 9 a.m. to noon. Provenance Clubhouse. Register now for a fun and educational Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp at www.bricks4kidz.com or e-mail emcfarland@ bricks4kidz.com for more information.

JULY 25-29: BRICK PETS: THE SECRET LIFE CAMP, for kids entering first through sixth grades. In addition to imagining what pets do when left alone, build various critters, including motorized buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies and more. Show off your take-home handbook displaying all the brick critters you built at this exciting camp! Camp held from 1-4 p.m. at the Provenance Clubhouse. Register now for a fun and educational Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp at www. bricks4kidz.com or e-mail emcfarland@bricks4kidz.com for more information.

| CASINO PROMOS DIAMONDJACKS CASINO & RESORT: 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. New members receive up to a $100 refund in the mail based on play. See Reward Club for details. Come in on your birthday, swipe your Rewards Club card and receive a present. JackPlay drawings every hour from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. 10X entries every Monday toward weekend drawings. 5X Chairman, 3X Platinum, 2X Gold entries on Thursdays.

LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Fifty percent off Legends buffet every Mon. and Tues. for guests 50 years of age or older. Salute our troops! Every day 25 percent off. Must have military ID (active or retired) to receive discount. Not valid on holidays. Cannot be combined with any other offer. All-you-can-eat crawfish and seafood buffet is Friday and Saturday nights for $19.99.

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111. 742-0711. On July 23 and 30, we will give away a Harley Davidson Sportster! Earning Periods are select Sundays at 5 a.m. through select Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. Every Saturday between 5 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Total Rewards Members can activate their entries and can also earn an additional entry for every 10 Tier Credits earned on each designated drawing day. On Tuesdays, all guests will receive 10X entries for every 10 Tier Credits earned on Tuesday of each promotional week. Drawings will happen from 6 - 10 pm. Two winners will be announced every hour between 6 and 9 p.m., to win $500 in Free Slot Play; Diamond or Sever Star winners drawn will receive $1,000 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., one lucky winner will win the Harley Davidson sportster. Winners in drawings from 6 to 9 p.m. are also eligible for the 10 p.m. drawing of the motorcycle. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 877-602- 0711. Gold Rush $3,000 weekly slot tournaments are every Monday; $3,000 guaranteed Free Play per tournament. Tournaments held every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on day of tournament. Ambassador, President and Gold card holders receive one free round; regular entry fee is $20. For complete details, ask any slot employee or Club Eldorado. Weekly blackjack tournaments are held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. day of tournament. Entry fee is $20, Located on first level of casino. See Club Eldorado or contact Pit Supervisor for complete details.

SAM’S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Bossier City. 877-429- 0711. Keep It or Trade It Hot Seat – Fridays in July from 6 to 10 p.m. One guest will be selected every 15 minutes to win $100 in Slot Dollars or promotional chips, or trade their $100 prize in for the chance to win $500 in Slot Dollars or promotional chips! Guests can play any slot machine or table game with their B Connected card during drawing hours to be eligible to be randomly selected. Rev It Up American Car Giveaway – Saturdays in July from 6 to 10 p.m. Every hour, five lucky guests will be selected to win $100 in Slot Dollars as well as qualify for a chance to win a Ford Mustang on July 23 and 30. Guests can earn 5x entries on Mondays and Wednesdays in July, and 20x entries on Friday, July 22, and Friday, July 29! All B Connected members will automatically receive one free entry. Guests can earn additional entries for every 100 points earned on promotional days. Deposit your entries at a kiosk or by playing the hour before the drawing. 15x Bonus Point Multiplier – Sundays in July from 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays are the best days to multiply your points at Sam’s Town, as guests are able to earn 15x points on slots and table games. Earn up to 100,000 points! Points earned on video poker are not valid for the promotion. Young at Heart 50+ Bonus Point Multiplier - Wednesdays in July from 6 to 12 a.m. Calling all who are Young at Heart - this one’s for you! Guest 50+ can earn 5x bonus points on slots and tables each Wednesday in July! Points earned on video poker are not valid for the promotion. Maximum of 100,000 bonus points will be awarded. 10x Bonus Point Multiplier – Thursdays in July from 6 to 12 a.m. Play your favorite slots and table games with your B Connected card to earn 10x points on Thursdays in July! Video poker play is not eligible for the promotion. Maximum of 100,000 bonus points will be awarded. August Promotions - $75,000 Kachinko Game – Saturdays in August from 6 to10 p.m. Every hour, three lucky guests will be selected to drop a puck on Sam’s Town’s signature “Kachinko” board for a chance to win $1,500 in Slot Dollars. Guests can earn 5x entries on Fridays in August, and all B Connected members will automatically receive one free entry! Guests can earn additional entries for every 100 points earned on promotional days. Deposit your entries at a kiosk or by playing the hour before the drawing. Young at Heart 50+ Slot Tournaments Mondays in August. We might not have the fountain of youth, but we certainly know how to make you feel young again with fabulous rewards and offers for Young at Heart players! Guest 50+ can play in the weekly tournament for a chance to win the top prize of $150 in Slot Dollars. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each Monday and the tournament starts at 9 a.m. Guests must swipe their B Connected card at any promotional kiosk to print their entry voucher. See B Connected for more details. Guest 50+ can also earn 5x bonus points on slots and tables each Wednesday in August! Points earned on video poker are not valid for the promotion. Maximum of 100,000 bonus points will be awarded. Red and Gold Mini Baccarat Drawings Wednesdays and Saturdays in August at 8 p.m. Win up to $555 in cash! For every hour of Mini Baccarat play, guests can earn one entry into the weekly drawings for a chance to win $555 in cash! See B Connected for more details. Get Connected E-Mail Bonus Aug. 25. Do we have your e-mail address? If, not register your e-mail address at the B Connected Club before Aug. 16 to receive a BONUS OFFER valid on Aug. 25!

HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Total Rewards members that earn 100 Tier Credits in a day will receive at least $5 in free slot play. The free slot play offer will be e-mailed to the member within four days and can be downloaded to any slot machine. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. Select Monday and Wednesday, excluding July 4th, card at the Promotions Kiosk to receive a Reward Credit Multiplier. Total Rewards card holders have a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier: Gold & Platinum guests are guaranteed at least 3X multiplier; Diamond guests are guaranteed at least 5X multiplier; Seven Star guests are guaranteed at least a 7X multiplier. See Total Rewards® for details. 2X Return Rewards. Every Tuesday earn 100 Tier Credits in one day and receive at least $10 in Free Slot Play. Total Reward members will receive bonus Free Slot Play via email. Guests can download the Free Slot Pay to any machine. See Total Rewards® for details.

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