Thursday, July 12

COA Fun Day

The Livingston Council on Aging will host a “The Price is Right”-themed fun day on Thursday, July 12, at the Denham Springs senior center, located at 949 Government Dr., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come join us for food, fun and grand prizes. COA members are encouraged to wear their COA T-shirts. All seniors 60 years of age or older are welcome to attend.

Harvey Rabbit and Friends

Your favorite rabbit is back in town to present a fun-filled variety show with songs, magic, games, and more! All ages are invited to visit South Library on July 12 at 10 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Sunny Side Up Book Club

The Watson Library Sunny Side Up Inspirational Book Club reads uplifting fiction and sometimes nonfiction that generates discussion among its diverse members. The next meeting will be July 12 at 10 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Main Library Adult Book Club

The Main Branch Adult Book Club reads both fiction and nonfiction that is interesting in our modern world. The next meeting is July 12 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 686-4160 or visit www.mylpl.info.

Murder Mystery Acting Class

Would you like to perform in Murder Mystery Cafe programs at the library this summer? Sign up for a fun acting class and help to create and perform in a Murder Mystery show! Classes will be held at the Main Library on July 12 and July 19 at 1 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Camp Rock

Are you ready to rock? Teens ages 12-18 are invited to visit the Albany-Springfield Library on July 12 at 2 p.m. or the Watson Library on July 19 at 5:30 p.m. for a night filled with music, improv, karaoke, and s’mores! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Crochet Club

Slip stitch on over to the Crochet Club at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 12 at 2 p.m., which will have a new project every month. All experience levels are welcome, from beginner to expert. Stay in the loop with us, and we will unravel the mysteries together. Get hooked on creating! Bring your own supplies if you have them; yarn will be provided. Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Random Fandom: Hamilton

Attention all Hamiltonians! Are you obsessed with all things Alexander Hamilton, the Schuyler sisters, epic rap show tunes, and the founding of our nation? Ages 12-18 can visit the South Library on July 12 at 3 p.m. or the Albany-Springfield Library on July 19 at 2 p.m. for a night of trivia, lyric battles, crafts, and of course, rapping! Don’t throw away your shot to attend Hamilton Random Fandom! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Makey Makey Music Room

Ever wanted to turn aluminum foil into a drum machine? Of course you have and now you can! Turn the library’s meeting room into an interactive music experience using everyday objects and Makey Makey at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 12 at 5:30 p.m. or the Main Library on July 16 at 2:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Cookbook Challenge

Calling all home cooks, amateur bakers and wannabe chefs! Learn to cook, improve your skills or show off your kitchen talent in the Main Library’s culinary book club. Each month, they will each choose a recipe from the designated cookbook. The following month, participants will bring their cooked dish back for tasting. The next meeting will be July 12 at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Spine Tinglers Book Club

The Watson Library Spine Tinglers Book Club reads thrilling fiction with a good mystery and some spine-tingling suspense. The next meeting is July 12 at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Friday, July 13

Wiggle Worms: Music and Movement

Did you know that music and dance foster important literacy development in early childhood? Research shows that music and dance activities enhance life-long learning and neural development. Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited wiggle and dance at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 13 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Saturday, July 14

Walker Farmers Market

The Walker Farmers Market will be held Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 9360 Florida Blvd., in front of Hebert's Cajun meats. There will be vegetables, fruit, jelly, sauces, spices, honey, homemade soaps & lotions, woodworking, quilts, art, farm animals, fresh eggs and more. If you would like to be a vendor, send the Walker Farmers Market a message on Facebook.

Teen Advisory Board

The Livingston Parish Library’s Teen Advisory Board meets at the South Library on July 14 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 12-18 can suggest programs they would like to see, volunteer at the branch, and help choose books for the Young Adult section. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Greystone 3-Man Scramble

The Greystone Golf and Country Club 3-Man Scramble will take place July 14-15. This event will be flighted by combined team index. Come to Greystone for an awesome weekend of golf and fun. $150 per player includes golf fees, tee gift, non alcohol beverage cart items, prizes and fun.

Mighty Moms Food Pantry

Visit the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Pavilion on the second Saturday of every month for the Mighty Moms Food Pantry. There are food pantries scheduled on July 14 and Aug. 11 from 9-11 a.m.

Sunday, July 15

Acting Class for Adults

Dinah Toups and Josh Toups are offering an acting class for adults on July 15 from 5-7 p.m. at New Covenant Baptist Church in Denham Springs. Cost is $25 (includes pizza lunch). For more information, e-mail DWToups@gmail.com or register online at JoshToups.com.

Carter House Open House

The Carter House, 30325 Carter Cemetery Road in Springfield, will be open for tours on Sunday, July 15, from 2-4 p.m., and the public is invited. The open house is sponsored by the Historic Carter House Society, Inc., (HCHS), the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages the house. The Carter House, on the National Register for Historic Places, is the only plantation still standing in Livingston Parish, and the property dates back to 1804. During the tour, you will hear some of the history of the house as well as previous residents, and this is quite an educational experience. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free. Adults will be charged a fee of $5. All funds received from tours will go toward restoration work on the house. We encourage you to bring your children, and grandparents should definitely bring their grandchildren. If you are looking for a place to host a special event, you should visit the Carter House. For more information, call 225-747-0660.

Hope Center

Come worship with us! Visit the Hope Center UPC, 10161 Florida Blvd., Walker, on Sunday, July 15, for a special time of prayer at 1:30 p.m. followed by guest speaker Rev. Mark Drost at 2 p.m. Prayer then miracles and victory. “Come receive your miracle!” The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes. Lord, hear our prayers. Psalms 17:6. For more information, visit our website, www.hopecenterupc.com, or find us on Facebook.

Monday, July 16

Congress of Christian Education Session

The Florida Parishes Missionary Baptist Association (FPMBA) will hold its Seventh Annual Congress of Christian Education Session July 16-19, 2018. This year’s session will be held at the Sweet Home Baptist Church, located at 19380 Florida Blvd. in Albany. Classes start at 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and are divided between pastors, ministers, pastors’ and ministers’ wives, ushers, deacons, children ages 5-18, and adult classes. At 6 p.m. on Friday, July 20, FPMBA will host its commencement recognition ceremony for the 2018 FPMBA member graduates and award two scholarships at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, located at 25969 Haynes Settlement Road in Springfield. From 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 21, Galilee MBC Nehemiah Center will host the Annual Health Education for an Amazing Lifestyle, a Health & Wellness Pavilion and Annual Blood Drive in conjunction with Florida Parishes Missionary Baptist Association's (FPMBA) Congress of Christian Education.

Tuesday, July 17

Hey Now Hooping

Come see a Circus-style hoopdance performance and story. Enjoy interactive hula-hoop playtime for everyone and a big finale hoopdance performance with LED lit hula-hoops at the Main Library on July 17 at 10 a.m., the Albany-Springfield Library on July 17 at 2 p.m., the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 18 at 10 a.m., the Watson Library on July 18 at 2 p.m. or the South Library on July 19 at 2 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Junior Geologist

Enter a world of scientific discovery! Ages 8 -11 can visit the South Library on July 17 at 10 a.m. to learn about rocks, minerals, and crystals and become an official Junior Geologist! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Feeding Young Minds

Stop by the library for a free meal sponsored by Mighty Moms in partnership with LPPS School Food Services. Feeding Young Minds is an initiative working to stop childhood hunger in Livingston Parish. Visit the Main Library on July 17 at 10:45 a.m. or the Albany-Springfield Library on July 17 at 2:45 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Rock This Craft!

Enjoy a casual night of music-inspired craft creations! Express your creativity and create some nifty DIY designs at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 17 at 5 p.m. Ages 12-18. Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Brushbot Builders

Learn to build Brushbots, speeding bots that spin and glide across flat surfaces, powered by vibrating motors. Tween makers age 8-11 can create and customize their own bot to take home and compete against other bots at the library. Registration is required. Visit the Watson Library on July 17 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Adults will have a groovy time creating tie dye T-shirts. Bring your own T-shirt or other piece of cloth made of natural, washable fabrics (such as cotton) to the Main Library on July 17 at 6 p.m. or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 19 at 10 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Live Oak Apostolic Church VBS

LEGO and Let God! Live Oak Apostolic Church, located at 36109 La. Hwy. 16 in Watson (next door to Live Oak High School), will be hosting Vacation Bible School on July 17-19 from 6-8:30 p.m. Games, puppets, crafts, Bible stories and dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, July 18

TOPS meeting

The local Denham Springs chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets weekly on Wednesday mornings at Amite Baptist Church, located at 32728 Hwy. 1019, Denham Springs, in Bldg B, Room 116. Weigh-in begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a meeting at 9 a.m. Interested individuals are welcome to attend a free meeting before joining. TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support and wellness organization open to both men and women. TOPS is affordable with low annual fees and monthly chapter dues. Detailed information is available online at www.tops.org or by calling 1-800-932-8677.

The Sound of Science

Ages 5-11 are invited to get hands-on with The Sound of Science. Learn about how sound works, see waves in motion, and take home your own experiment! Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on July 18 at 2 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Virtual Wednesdays

Escape your Wednesday by exploring virtual worlds at the library! Bring yourself, your family, and your friends to take turns on a variety of games on the HTC VIVE at the Denham Springs Walker Library on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. The library also has VR headsets that you can use with your smartphone to try out even more virtual realities! For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Marvelous Music Trivia

Are you a music lover? Adults and teens are invited to challenge their knowledge at the Livingston Parish Library’s music trivia event! There will also be games and snacks. Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 18 at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Thursday, July 19

Kids Jamboree

Music…Dance… Paint! Shake, sway, jump and jitter! Ages 3-7 are invited to visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 19 at 2 p.m. to move in the library and create a giant mural. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

LYP monthly meeting

The Livingston Young Professionals, a group for those age 21-40, will meet July 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Business Office, 248 Veterans Blvd., Denham Springs. For more information, e-mail april@livingstonparishchamber.org.

Musical Craft Collage

Challenge your creativity by creating a music-themed collage using magazine cuttings and other materials at the South Library on July 19 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Friday, July 20

Camp Hope

Camp Hope is a free summer camp for girls age 13-17, and it will be held July 20-21. Camp Hope, is the youth ministry of A Door of Hope Ministries in Livingston. Campers will discuss various topics, including healthy relationships, abuse awareness, self-esteem, identity, peer pressure and bullying. There will be hands-on team building activities, bonfires, and “Girl Talk” at the end of each day. This will be a time to grow lasting relationships with the other campers and enjoy many fun activities. The main focus is to empower girls to be unique, bold, and confident in who God has created them to be. For more information, call 225.665.HOPE or email LeAnne at leanne@adoorofhopela.com.

Saturday, July 21

Cook-off benefit for Louis Vicknair

A jambalaya/pastalaya cook-off to benefit cancer patient Louis Vicknair, a longtime umpire and basketball referee, will be held Saturday, July 21, at Colyell Ballpark, located at 19391 Perrilloux Road in Livingston. The cookoff will begin at 7 a.m., and plates will be served at noon. Plates will sell for $8 each, and they come with white beans, bread and dessert. Kids under 6 eat free. Proceeds will be used to cover medical procedures and treatment for Vicknair, who does not have medical insurance.

Graham Family Reunion

There will be a Graham Family Reunion on July 21 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the new South Park Pavilion off Vincent Road in Denham Springs. There will be a pot of jambalaya and drinks provided for all guests, but guests are also asked to bring a small or medium dish to share. No drinking or crawfish are allowed. For more information, contact host Audrey Hughes at (225) 503-5271 or email chantellewalker24@gmail.com.

Benefit for Brynleigh Bowers

A benefit for Brynleigh Bowers, the 6-month-old daughter of Aaron and Jennie Bowers, will be held at Fred’s on the River from 1-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. The event will include jambalaya and pastalaya plates ($7 each) from 1-6 p.m., live music all day ($5 cover), Bryson’s Lemonade Stand ($2 per cup) from 1-6 p.m., a 50/50 raffle, and more than $5,000 in raffle items donated by local businesses ($10 per ticket). Brynleigh was born with congenital heart defects (two holes in her heart) and one kidney. She also has a small ventricular septal defect, and because of this, she will undergo open heart surgery on July 24. For more information, email intheknowap@gmail.com or call (225) 403-6655.

Monday, July 23

No Worries Just Birdies Golf Tournament

Registration is underway for the No Worries Just Birdies Golf Tournament. This event, spearheaded by Anthony Richard and James Macias, is set for July 23 at Greystone Country Club in Denham Springs and will operate as a four-person golf scramble. The proceeds will be used for playground equipment repairs and additional equipment for students with special needs at South Walker Elementary School. For more information, call (985) 320-3624, (225) 405-2271 or (225) 400-1866. To register, call Greystone Country Club at (225) 667-6744.

Tuesday, July 24

H.O.P.E. Grief Support Groups

The Hospice of Baton Rouge will host the H.O.P.E. Grief Support Group, a six-week support group session that provides a safe place for sharing and growth through grief, on Tuesdays, July 24, July 31, Aug. 14, Aug. 21, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The group facilitator is Christine Brasseaux, LMSW, THBR Social Worker. The classes take place at Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive (off O’Neal Lane), in the Chapel on the first floor. Call Denise Domingue at the Hospice of Baton Rouge at (225) 767-4673 for more information or to reserve your spot. All groups are provided to the public at no charge.

Friday, July 27

COA Maurepas Open House

The Livingston Council on Aging will host an Open House at the Maurepas meal site, 24259 Hwy. 22, Maurepas, on Friday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attend for a fun-filled day with food, live music, bingo and door prizes. All seniors 60 years of age and older are invited.

Saturday, July 28

Karts and Christ Manna Fest

Come meet former AMA Super Bike Champion and Yamaha Wall of Champions inductee Jamie James at The Way Church of Livingston's 1st Annual Karts and Christ Manna Fest on July 28 at 10 a.m. There will be racing karts, hot rods, a police motorcycle demonstration, a bouncy house, live music, jambalaya and fun for the whole family! Visit 34301 Weiss Rd. in Walker. For more information, email tim@thewaychurchds.com.

Satsuma Backpack Giveaway

Satsuma Baptist Church, 29880 South Satsuma Rd. Livingston, will host the annual Backpack Giveaway on July 28 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be games, food, and free backpacks! For more information, call 225-686-2563.

Garfish Rodeo

The 32nd Annual Blind River Bar Garfish Rodeo will be held at Manny’s on Hwy. 22 in Maurepas on July 28-29. Cost is $75 per boat to enter. All proceeds will be donated to LFACC (Louisiana Friends Against Childhood Cancer) St. Jude. Sign up begins July 28 at noon. “Big Gar” is $1,000, and there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall weight and biggest trash fish (no sharks). There is a 10 gar/50 jug limit, and gar must be fresh. You can only fish in waters accessible from Blind River. Turn in your card between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. For more information, call (225) 324-5695.

“Salvation Under The Big Top” - Kid’s Revival!

The “Salvation Under The Big Top” - Kid’s Revival will be held at First Pentacostal Church of Livingston, 29586 S. Frost Rd. Livingston, LA 70754, on July 28 at 5 p.m. and July 29 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. It will be a time full of fun, games, space walks, snow machines, snowballs, and a life changing message of salvation! The 5 p.m. event will consist of lots of games, snowballs, water slides, free food, and much more! For more information, call (225) 380-8350 or visit fpcoflivingston.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Way of Water Exhibit

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish invites everyone to visit their gallery in August and September for the exhibit “The Way of Water.” This natural resource plays a vital role in our community – bringing both life and sometimes destruction. The artists will be inspired by, but not limited to, our wetlands, creeks, rivers and lakes. The various mediums of artwork will reflect the relationship of water to our life in Livingston Parish. ACLP is hosting this exhibit as a part of their partnering with the Denham Springs Main Street Association in celebrating The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, “Water/Ways.” The Smithsonian Exhibit will be at Historic Old City Hall during August and September. The exhibit will begin on Aug. 1 and end on Sept. 22. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs. Artists will be present, and light refreshments will be served.

LPCC Summer Choir Camp

The Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs will host the LPCC Summer Choir Camp July 16-19, 2018, from 2:30-6 p.m. each day with a camp concert July 19 at 6:30 p.m. All children entering K-6th grade are welcome. Camp tuition of $60 includes a T-shirt and a daily snack. The camp will be held at Revival Temple Church, 28445 Walker Road South near I-12. Register online at www.LPCCsing.org. For more information, email BarbaraWalker@LPCCsing.org or call 225-247-8555.

Maison de Fleur tours

The public is invited to visit Maison de Fleur Independent and Assisted Living to enjoy lunch and a tour of the facility. Come see what the residents are raving about. Great staff, food, activities and outings. Let us help you continue your story. Visit 559 Rushing Rd. West, Denham Springs. For more information, call 225-238-1919.

Passion Play & River Cruise

Join Jamie Andreas on the Oberammergau Passion Play & the Romantic Danube River Cruise. The trip will last 12 days - June 4-15, 2020. AMA Waterways. For more information, contact Jamie Andreas - Holiday Travel at 225-380-5040 or Jmesue10@suddenlink.net.

VFW Travelers - D.C.

The VFW Travelers, a senior citizen travel group, invites you to join them on a Washington, D.C., trip. The trip is Sept. 19-27, 2018. The cost of the trip is $810 with a double occupancy. A $75 deposit is needed to hold your spot on the bus. Included in the trip fee is motorcoach transportation, lodging, 14 meals, and all tours and attractions. To see the trip plans, visit www.grouptrips.com (the code is vfwtravelers). For more information, call Debbie Sutton at 225-665-2930.

2nd chance AA meetings

2nd chance AA meetings are hosted on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Faithway Baptist Church, located at 31740 Pete Bankston in Holden. For more information, call Jason at 985-402-4306.

Work Ready U (WRU) Center

The Livingston Parish Adult Education Work Ready U (WRU) Center offers free classes to help you pass the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), along with free practice HiSET assessments. Additionally, they can help you build your academic skills to help your kids with homework, earn your HiSET diploma, improve job opportunities, or prepare for college. All of their services are free. Day and night sessions are offered at the Walker Adult Education Center, 13330 Burgess Ave., Walker. Daytime classes are Monday through Thursday from 8-11:15 a.m. and 12:15-3:15 p.m. Orientation/registration is every Friday at 8 a.m. Night classes are from 5-8 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Other night classes are offered at two satellite locations every Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.: Denham Springs Freshman High School, 940 N. Range Ave. (Rm. 307); and Albany High School, 1 Hornet Lane (in the library). To enroll or for more information, call 664-9427.

New Zealand Cruise

There will be a 13-day cruise to New Zealand aboard the Princess ship Majestic starting Dec. 30, 2018. The cruise departs from and returns to Sydney, Australia. Rates are per person, two per cabin, and include cruise, port charges, taxes and transfers. Air available - price will be based on date of booking. Pre or post nights available. Travel insurance is optional but very highly recommended. This will be a sell out - book now! Agent Jamie Andreas, Holiday Travel, 3020 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70601. For more information and reservations, call 225-380-5040, visit www.gowithholidaytravel.com or e-mail jmesue10@suddenlink.net.

Livingston Parish Farmer’s Market

The Livingston Parish Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. with fresh, seasonal produce and fruit, grain-fed beef without added hormones, unprocessed honey, fresh yard eggs, homemade hot sauce, pastries, jellies, craft vendors with soy candles, goat milk and honey lotions, soaps, quilts, jewelry, clothes, plants, more. New Covenant Baptist Church parking lot on Florida Blvd (Hwy. 190) across from McDonald’s in Denham Springs. For more information, visit the Livingston Parish Farmer’s Market on Facebook.

Mattie Street Market

Shop from local artists and craftsmen and take a stroll through the Denham Springs Antique and Arts Village at the next Mattie Street Market, held on the first Sunday of each month from 1-5 p.m. Vendors will be at the intersection of Mattie Street and N. Range Ave. If you are a local artist or maker who is interested in participating, email mattiestreetmarket@yahoo.com.

Old South Jamboree

Visit the Old South Jamboree in Walker on the first Saturday of every month for a show that includes many local singers. The show starts at 7 p.m., and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $10, $5 for kids 6 - 12, and free for kids under 6. Refreshments available including hot dogs, cold drinks, and more. For more information, call 225-936-0349 or visit oldsouthjamboree.webs.com.

V. Watts Trade Day

Visit V. Watts Trade Mart, 13060 Florida Blvd., Livingston, on the second Saturday of every month for Trade Day, with vendors inside and outside selling antiques, collectibles and more. For more information, call 225-686-2791 or visit V. Watts Trade Mart on Facebook.

Grand Country Junction

Garry Lewis Properties in conjunction with Treads and Care Tire, Team Toyota and the Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau proudly present Grand Country Junction every third Saturday of the month. Come out for a night of great entertainment as Danny Harrell and the Nashville Edition Band back up the Junction cast as they present some of your favorite country songs. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-12, and children 3 and under are free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Grand Country Junction, your “Hometown Branson Show,” is located just off of Interstate 12 at Exit 19 in Satsuma at the Suma Crossing Theatre. For more information, call Director Greg Sullivan at (985) 507-9432 or visit www.grandcountryjunction.com.

LIGO Science Saturday

At the LIGO - Livingston Science Education Center Free Science Saturday, visitors can tour the control room, explore the exhibit hall, try hands-on demos of scientific principles, ask questions, watch videos and more. The center is located north of the town of Livingston on LIGO Lane. Free Science Saturday is every third Saturday of the month from 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/.

Tavern Trivia Night

Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. the Juban Crossing Movie Tavern will host six rounds of trivia, awarding prizes throughout the evening. Prizes include gift cards, movie tickets and film collectibles. Guests can also enjoy drink and food specials. For more information, visit www.movietavern.com.thetavern or call 960-4529.

Open Mic Night

Every Thursday from 8-11 p.m., singers and songwriters will perform in the Juban Crossing Movie Tavern bar area while attendees enjoy food and drink specials. No movie ticket required. For more information, visit www.movietavern.com/thetavern/ or call 960-4529.

Big Kid Storytime

This summer, enter the world of Big Kid Storytime, designed for children grades K-2. Enjoy longer stories and amazing crafts! Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 4 at 2 p.m. To see more library storytimes for babies, toddlers and children of all ages, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Storytimes at the Library

Every week, the Livingston Parish Library offers storytimes for babies through age 5. Storytimes help develop pre-reading skills while children and their caregivers have fun. They read books, present puppet shows, sing songs, play games, and make cool crafts. Schedule: Albany-Springfield Library, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; 686-4130. Denham Springs-Walker Library, Mondays, ages 0-2, 9:45 a.m., and ages 0-5, 10:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, ages 0-5, 10:30 a.m.; 686-4140. Main Branch, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; 686-4160. South Branch, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; 686-4170. Watson Library, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; 686-4180. NOTE: They will not host storytime from Dec. 25 through Jan. 4. Storytime will resume the week of Jan. 8 at regular times. For more information, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info/storytime.

Free computer classes

Every branch of the Livingston Parish Library offers free computer classes including One on One Tech Help, 3D Design, E-Mail Basics, Internet Basics, Intermediate Internet, PowerPoint Basics, Word Basics and Publisher Basics. For dates and times of classes, visit www.mylpl.info or call 225-686-2436.

Animal Shelter needs volunteers

Are you looking for a way to help the shelter animals? The Denham Springs Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers on Friday afternoons to bathe and walk the dogs that will be going to Petco on Saturdays and Sundays. They also need dog walkers/bathers on Mondays and Tuesdays for the dogs that will be spayed or neutered. Volunteers are also welcome any day of the week, preferably in the afternoon. If you are 18 or older, visit the shelter and sign a waiver. If you are under 18, you must have an adult with you. The shelter is located at 600 Bowman St. in Denham Springs For more information, call 225-664-4472.

Hospice volunteers needed

At Life Source Hospice, our mission is to provide care to the patients and families facing terminal illness. Our goal is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs for the terminally ill by providing compassionate and individualized care using integrity, heart and knowledge. Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice! Life Source Services volunteers are members of a dedicated group of loyal and sensitive individuals who give of themselves to help ensure the mission of hospice care. Each volunteer brings something special to hospice to help fulfill our mission. Life Source Services is always looking for committed volunteers to become a part of our hospice team. Volunteering with our program can be a rewarding experience – one that is appreciated by so many. There are many patients in the Livingston Parish area that can benefit from having a caring volunteer like you! If you want to bring joy and comfort to our patients by serving as a Hospice Volunteer, call us at 225-291-9421.

VFW Aux Membership Changes

We now have some very brave women who have joined the military and have fought beside the men in the wars to help bring freedom to our country. This makes them eligible to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The women and men veterans give VFW Auxiliary membership eligibility to their spouses, daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, stepchildren and step-grandchildren. To become a member of the Auxiliary, your sponsor must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National; must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and received an honorable or general discharge or be currently serving; and must have served on foreign soil or hostile waters. The DD-214 form will have this information. If the form cannot be found, we have a number to call to get the information. Our main purpose is to help, serve and honor our veterans. We send care boxes overseas, take food and gifts to the VFW Home in Jackson and fruit baskets to the veterans in nursing homes. We also collect and donate needed items and clothes for homeless veterans. We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Post Home, 113 Centerville St., Denham Springs. We would welcome you to VFW Auxiliary 7017. For more information, call Vi at 665-1201.

Road to Recovery Program

The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program needs volunteer drivers in Livingston Parish to drive cancer patients to and from cancer treatments. Drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and carry insurance on their vehicle. Drivers must be willing to commit at least five hours a month and have flexible morning/day schedules. To volunteer or for more information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Volunteer for veterans

Veterans need volunteers to spend time with special veteran clients that are ending their life journey. They would appreciate someone to share and listen to their war stories. Contact Sue Hughes, Clarity Hospice, at 291-4700.

The Coming Up column runs regularly in the lifestyle section as space permits and includes free announcements of special events occurring in Livingston Parish involving non-profit civic and other organizations. To place an announcement, email jamie@lpn1898.com.

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