Lectures are open to the public and will be held in the afternoons from 2-3 p.m. at the Historic First Street School at 401 W. First St. Cost is $35 for the series.
Spring SAGE lecture dates, topics and presenters are:
o Feb. 28 - A Salute to Louisiana's Music: Jazz and More - Rick Condit, Louisiana Artist Fellowship recipient and McNeese retired professor of jazz studies.
o March 25 - The Myths and Legends Along Louisiana Byways - Dr. Keegan LeJeune, professor of English at McNeese. He teaches courses in folklore and Louisiana literature.
o April 15 - Pageants, Parlors and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the 20th Century South - Dr. Blain Roberts, associate professor of American history at California State University.
o April 28 - Louisiana Hayride: The Women Who Played the Hayride - Kevin Fontenot, a scholar of the American South and its music, and Caroline Gnagy, scholar and musician. This lecture will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
For more information on the spring SAGE program at DeRidder, contact McNeese Leisure Learning at 337-475-5616 or visit the website at www.mcneese.edu/leisure.