CATS set to invade The Glen this spring

New enrichment series will spark diverse, thought-provoking conversation and entertainment to residents, community

Shreveport, LA – Beginning March 7, The Glen Retirement System will host eight events to bring a diverse group of scholars, leaders and artists to residents and the Shreveport-Bossier City community.

The series, called CATS: Events on Culture, Arts, Technology and Science, was created by The Betty and Paul McDonald Foundation. Each of the events will provide insight and illumination into the critical issues of our time, especially those that relate to Northwest Louisiana.

“CATS begins a conversation with our residents and the community. For the next eight months, we have brought a diverse group of speakers and artists together to create a unique experience to our residents and the public,” CEO and President Debra Williams said. “Being on the forefront of events that enrich the lives of our seniors is invigorating. The Betty and Paul McDonald Foundation is only furthering our mission to extend enriching experiences for seniors – and now the public.”

All CATS events begin at 3 p.m. at The Glen Retirement System. Each event is to the public at no charge, however space is limited. The dates for CATS will be March-October. The 2017 CATS Series events are: March 7, April 4, May 9, June 6, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5 and Oct. 10.

“We have teamed up with the Shreveport Symphony, Bossier Parish Community College, Digital Media Institute at Intertech, the Shreveport Opera and other local scholars and speakers to provide some of our best programing to residents,” Williams said.

CATS will kick off March 7 with a special performance by a trio from the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. This trio, featuring musicians Sally Horak (flute), Theresa Zale-Bridges (oboe) and Ruth Drummond (cello), from the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, will perform an hour-long program of classical chamber music favorites. To attend a CATS event, call 318-213-3567 to RSVP­.