Thursday, April 25

Great Baking Book Club

Combine your love for baking and books in the same club! Members are invited monthly to try out a recipe from a selection of cookbook titles on a theme, then bring the result to the next meeting at the Albany-Springfield Library on April 25 at 10 a.m. to share and enjoy. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Teen Reads

Celebrate your favorite literary hits every fourth Thursday of the month with a new theme each event. Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on April 25 at 4:30 p.m. for Percy Jackson: Battle the Blue Adventures! There will be archery, blue snacks and a perler bead craft. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Discovery Mobile Unveiling

Visit the Main Library on April 25 at 5 p.m. for the unveiling of the new mobile library! The festivities will include a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and a tour of the new Discovery Mobile. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Feeding Young Minds

Visit the Watson Library on April 25 at 5 p.m. or the Main Library on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. 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. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

For the Birds

Calling all bird lovers. Flock to the Denham Springs-Walker Library on April 25 at 5:30 p.m. or the Main Library on April 30 at 5 p.m. to craft a pinecone feeder for your feathered friends and create a mixed media bird masterpiece. All supplies will be provided during the session. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

LEGO Club

Calling all LEGO lovers! The Watson Library will host LEGO Club for ages 5-11 on April 25 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a different theme each month, with LEGOs provided. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

LPL Improv Group

Teens are invited to learn and develop improvisational/sketch skills by participating in interactive activities and exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Visit the Main Library on April 25 at 6 p.m. for some acting fun that improves communication skills and provides a safe environment for creative learning and self-growth. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Friday, April 26

FITE Garage Sale Fundraiser

There will be a Famine Is The Enemy (FITE) garage sale fundraiser on April 26 and 27, starting at 7 a.m. each day, at 12455 Arnold Rd, Walker. There will be yard equipment, motorcycle, tools, furniture, clothes and MORE! All money goes to FITE homeless feeds.

Free Garage Sale

Freecycle, upcycle, recycle. Whatever you call it, the Livingston Parish Library will help you do it! In honor of Earth Day, the library is hosting a free garage sale. Donate gently used household decorations, cookware, small furniture, toys, and electronics/re-usable parts at the Main Branch April 22-25. Do not bring clothing, large furniture, or broken items. Call the branch first to schedule a drop off time for larger items. The garage sale will be held on April 26 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Saturday, April 27

Spring Fest

Spring Fest will be held in the Denham Springs Antique Village on April 27 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Join in the family atmosphere in Downtown Denham Springs with hundreds of vendors, games, kiddie rides, food booths, antique store sales, art exhibits, Old City Hall exhibit tours and lots of music at the Train Station Park. More than 150 vendor booths line up in the middle of Range Ave. to sell antiques, art, greenery, crafts and many more items. There is plenty of food, including jambalaya, hamburgers and funnel cakes. Stroll down Mattie Street a.k.a. “Art Avenue,” and let the kids enjoy the free kids zone. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.net.

Basket Weaving for Beginners

What goes hand in hand with Easter? Baskets! Visit the South Library on April 27 at 10 a.m. to learn the ancient art of basket weaving! Make your own basket for gift giving or decorating. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Walker Community Lunch

Hope Center UPC, 10161 Florida Blvd., Walker, will host a Walker Community Free Jambalaya Lunch on April 27 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Crossway Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 380-5040.

Hungarian Meet and Greet

The Hungarian Settlement Historical Museum and Magyar Marketing will team up to host a “Hungarian Meet & Greet” on Saturday, April 27. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Hungarian Settlement Museum, located at 27455 Ha. Hwy. 43, less than a mile south of Interstate 12 Exit 32. The museum will have Hungarian pastries and gifts available for sale. Learn about the history of Hungarian Settlement. Magyar Marketing will have Hungarian apparel, books, DVDs, CDs, Holiday items, Hungarian Food Products and Gift items for sale. Learn about Magyar Marketing’s tours to Hungary and Transylvania.

Sunday, April 28

The Wilsons

Christian Center Church, 8774 Dave Clark St., Denham Springs, will host a revival featuring The Wilsons from Tennessee starting April 28 at 10:30 a.m. The revival will continue Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come worship.

Monday, April 29

Library storytimes

The Livingston Parish Library hosts storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that focus on developing early literacy skills. Schedule: Denham Springs-Walker Library: ages 0-2, April 29, 9:45 a.m.; ages 0-5, April 29 & 30, 10:30 a.m.; Watson Library: ages 0-5, May 1, 10 a.m.; Main Library: ages 0-5, May 1, 10 a.m.; Albany-Springfield Library, ages 0-5, April 24, 10 a.m.; South Library: ages 0-5, April 24, 10 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Idea Lab Create: Plant and Paint

Make your home a little brighter this Earth Day with 3D printed flowerpots and succulents at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on April 29 at 1 p.m. or on April 30 at 6 p.m. You will be painting your flowerpot, planting your succulent, and bringing home one of these adorable little plants. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Tabletop Gaming Night

Are you a fan of role-playing or adventure games? What about strategy or board games? Bring your friends and family to the Denham Springs-Walker Library on April 29 at 5 p.m. to learn new tabletop games or to play your old favorites. Ages 12 and up. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Tuesday, April 30

Adulting 101

Are you a young adult or new adult worried about the basic skills you need to survive on your own? Ages 15-22 can visit the Watson Library on April 30 at 5:30 p.m. for Adulting 101, a new series designed to help you learn to successfully adult. Sessions can range from cooking and housework to landing the job and managing money. All sessions are independent, so you can just attend the ones you need! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Wednesday, May 1

Republican Women meeting

The Livingston Parish Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting on May 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Big Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill in Denham Springs, just north of I-12 off Range Ave. The guest speaker will be a representative updating the group on the Comite Water Diversion Project. The public is welcome to attend. There is a charge for lunch; reservations are recommended and may be made by contacting Freddye Smith at freddye@eatel.net.

Tickfaw 200

The annual Tickfaw 200, Louisiana’s largest power boat poker run, will be held May 1-4. The 2019 card stops will be at the following locations: Prop Stop (Tickfaw River), Lagniappe (Diversion Canal), Canal Bank Bar (Diversion Canal), Gators Den (Manchac), Riverside Bar (Mandeville), Morton’s (Madisonville), Blue Crab (New Orleans), The Blind Tiger (Slidell) and Shaggy’s Pass Harbor (Pass Christian, Miss.). Cards will be available beginning at 12 p.m. Cost wil be $260 per hand, and a donation will be given to a local charity. For more information, visit http://bloodrivermarina.com/tickfaw-200/.

After School

Ages 12-18 are invited to hang out at the Main Library every Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Enjoy technology, video games, movies, and snacks. 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.

Idea Lab Create: Calming Candles

The Livingston Parish Library is Going Green for Mental Health this month. Visit the Watson Library on May 1 at 6 p.m. to create calming green candles and discuss things we can do to optimize our own mental health using tips from Mental Health America’s toolkit. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Thursday, May 2

DSHS Art Show

The community is invited to the Denham Springs High School Art Show, which will be held on May 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Denham Springs High School Library.

Friday, May 3

The Compassion Journey

Compassion International, a leading authority on child sponsorship which works to release children from poverty globally, will bring its “The Compassion Journey” event to First Baptist Church of Livingston May 3-5. The event will educate visitors about the realities of life in extreme poverty and provide an opportunity to experience elements of another culture and a chance for visitors to discuss the experience through break-out style discussions. Visitors will be invited on a self-guided journey where they will be immersed in the daily life of Kevin, a child sponsored by Compassion International who is growing up under the weight of poverty in the nation of Kenya. The experience includes 1,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring interactive elements highlighting the challenging circumstances Kevin faces around food security, education, shelter and safety as well as the help and hope that Compassion provides through the sponsorship program. The event is free and was created with families in mind, so children are welcome. Visitors are encouraged to register for a time to attend and find more information about the event at journey.compassion.com. The Compassion Journey is highly interactive, using individual iPods and headsets to offer visitors a sense of what life is like in extremely poverty-stricken areas around the world where more than 1.4 billion people are living on less than $1.25 per day 1 (USD). Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 7,000 churches in 25 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 2 million babies, children and young adults. Its child sponsorship program has been validated through independent, empirical research. For more information on Compassion and its programs, visit compassion.com or worldbank.org.

Mike Vaughn Ministries

Join host Mike Vaughn at Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 Hwy. 442 W, Tickfaw, on May 3 for the special 50th Anniversary Concert of the Barber Brothers Quartet! The Barber Brothers will be joined by many friends that shared a stage with them through their 50 years as gospel artists. There will be a new time for this concert only! Singing will start at 6 p.m., with the doors opening at 5 p.m. This is a free concert, but a love offering will be received. The concession stand will open at 5 p.m. with chicken and spaghetti plate lunches, along with hot dogs, nachos, and many southern desserts. For more information, call 985-974-0507 or visit mvmgoodnews.com. Come early to get a seat.

Annual Spring Concert

The Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs will host the 28th Annual Spring Concert on May 3 at 7 p.m. at Live Oak United Methodist Church in Watson. Tickets are $5, and there is a free nursery.

Saturday, May 4

Yard, Lemonade & Bake Sale

Remnant of God COGIC, located at 8895 Florida Blvd, Denham Springs, will host a Yard, Lemonade & Bake Sale on May 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots to taste, see and do! Come one, come all! For more information, call Gloria Toney at 225-241-0152 or email gloriatoney904@gmail.com.

The Fundamentals of Photography – Part 3

Part 3 of a 3 part Fundamentals of Photography series, The Process will provide an introduction to processing and editing digital images, and some of the major software packages used in photo editing. Local photographer Adin Putnam will teach the class on May 4 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs. Registration is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Register online at www.artslivingston.org. For more information, call 225-664-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net. Space is limited. No one under 16 years of age, please.

Friday, May 10

Council on Aging Membership Drive

The Livingston Council on Aging is hosting the 2019 Membership Drive until Friday, May 10, 2019. Anyone interested in becoming a member can sign up at the Council on Aging office at 949 Government Dr. Denham Springs, or call the office at (225) 664-9343. Only registered members can vote at the Annual Meeting held in May. Those interested in becoming a member must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Livingston Parish.

Saturday, May 11

Purple Martin and Garden event

Krista Adams and her family are happy to host the 1st Annual Purple Martin and Garden Event. This family-friendly educational event will be held from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at North Park on May 11. Come learn how to create the ultimate backyard wildlife habitat from the experts. The Adams Family will be set up at their Purple Martin conservation site located adjacent to the walking path. With May being a peak nesting time, the birds will be on full display. Krista looks forward to sharing information about Purple Martins and why they are one of America’s most well-loved songbirds. Other groups that will have information on display about gardening and nature include The Denham Springs Garden Club, Louisiana Master Gardener, Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater Baton Rouge, The Greater New Orleans Iris Society and Live Oak High School Environmental Club. Bird photography and elementary school artwork will be on display too. Also joining in on the fun will be the Livingston Parish Library and its book mobile. This event is a great way to spend time with the family and celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend.

Mother’s Day Class

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish invites children ages 8-12 years old to a Mother’s Day Class. Children will design, draw, and color a Mother’s Day spring floral picture using a chalk pastel and water technique with instructor Sara Smith. The class will be held on May 11 from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs. The cost for the class is $10, and that includes supplies. Please register at www.artslivingston.org by selecting Book a Class. Space is limited. Please dress appropriately, as chalk pastels can get messy. No outside food or drinks allowed. For more information, call 225-664-1168 or e-mail artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.

Monday, June 3

Summer theater camp

A summer theater camp will be held for students in grades 2-12 in which students will learn the art of acting and have the opportunity to perform for friends and family on the last day of camp. The camp runs June 3-6 from 9 a.m. until noon daily at South Walker Elementary. It will conclude with a final showcase at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 7. The price for the camp is $135 per student, which includes materials, and there is a discount for siblings ($120 per sibling). Checks must be made payable to Fabiola Reno, the organizer of the camp. Parents interested in a registration form are encouraged to email Reno at fabby225@gmail.com or fabiola.reno@lpsb.org. Registration is now open.

Tuesday, June 4

ACLP Summer Dance Camp

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish welcomes children ages 6 – 9 years old to a Summer Dance Camp. It will be held June 4-6 from 10 a.m. - 2:30 at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. D.S. Dancers will learn classical ballet terminology and the fundamentals of jazz through musical theater style from instructor Misty Bibby-Hardy while learning dances to The Greatest Show. There will be a 30-minute lunch break in between the two sessions from 12-12:30. Bring a bag lunch. If possible, students are encouraged to wear proper dance attire: leotard, tights, and ballet and jazz shoes. Otherwise, students should wear comfortable clothes they can move in. Ballet and jazz shoes in various sizes will be available to be used during camp. There is no guarantee of specific shoes size availability. The cost for the camp is $60. Prepayment is required to register. For more information, call 225-664-1168, email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net or visit www.artslivingston.org.

Tuesday, June 18

Visual Arts Summer Camp

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish invites children ages 8-12 to participate in their Visual Arts Summer Camp. Instructor Dena Olinde will teach the children how to do foil and sharpie ocean sunsets on cardstock bases the first day of camp. On days 2 and 3, the students will make multi-media sun shines with scrap book paper and acrylic paint on cardboard or pizza boxes. The camp will be held June 18-20 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. D.S. The cost is $30 and includes supplies. To register, visit www.artslivingston.org and select Book a Class. Space is limited. Dress in appropriate clothing for painting. No outside food or drinks allowed. For more information, call 225-664-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.

Monday, June 24

Children’s Summer 2019 Drawing and Painting Art Classes

Instructor Kerry Curtin is hosting his children’s Summer 2019 drawing and painting art class in for grades 2-6 at South Live Oak Elementary School in Room 602 (drive to the back of the school). The class will take place on four consecutive evenings, June 24-27, from 6-7:30 p.m. Fee is $45 per session for non-members ($40 for Arts Council of Livingston Parish members). Students will focus on the elements of art and the principles of design as they create drawings and paintings. Exercises using pencil, charcoal, and watercolor will be completed during the sessions. Students should bring regular No. 2 pencils and a drawing pad no larger than 16”X 20” (optional). The classes are sponsored by the ACLP. Make payment to ACLP at the first class meeting for each session. For more information or to enroll, call 954-2700.

Tuesday, June 25

“Images of Summer” Visual Arts Summer Camp

Instructor Kerry Curtin will teach students ages 8-12 acrylic painting, watercolor and drawing lessons with a focus on images of summer. The cost for the camp is $30; all art supplies are included. It will be held June 25-27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. D.S. To register, visit www.artslivingston.org and select Book a Class. Space is limited. No outside food or drinks allowed. For more information, call 225-664-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.

Tuesday, July 23

ACLP Theatre/Drama Camp - Middle School Monologues

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish invites middle school students in grades 5-8 to learn how to read, select, prepare, and perform monologues. Students will work on acting skills, line interpretation, characterization, emotional and facial expression, and body language speech. The class will conclude with each student performing a monologue for the class. The class will take place at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. D.S., July 23-25 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The camp will be taught by Livingston Parish Talented Arts Program Theatre Teacher Melani Glascock. Cost for the camp is $30. To register, visit www.artslivingston.org and select Book a Class. Space is limited. For more information, call 225-664-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.

ACLP Theatre/Drama Camp - High School Improv Class

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish invites high school students to an improv class taught by Livingston Parish Talented Arts Program Theatre Teacher Melani Glascock. The camp will be held July 23-25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. D.S. Students will develop knowledge and skill in improvisation via games, exercises, and acting activities. Cost for the camp is $30. To register, visit www.artslivingston.org and select Book a Class. Space is limited. For more information, call 225-664-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration

Livingston Parish Public Schools Kindergarten registration dates and Pre-K application dates for the 2019-2020 school year will be held as follows: Freshwater Elementary, Kindergarten, May 3, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Southside Elementary, Kindergarten, May 6, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.; North Corbin Elementary, Kindergarten and Pre-K, May 9, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Gray’s Creek Elementary, Kindergarten and Pre-K, May 10, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Lewis Vincent Elementary, Kindergarten and Pre-K, May 14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. All parents must bring a certified birth certificate, Social Security card, complete immunization record, and four (4) proofs of residence to register their child. Parents applying for Pre-K must bring all items listed above, plus proof of income. For Kindergarten, the child must turn five (5) years old on or before September 30, 2019. For Pre-K, the child must turn four (4) years old on or before September 30, 2019. For more information, see the Pre-K/Early Childhood link at www.lpsb.org.

Exchange families needed

CIEE, the world leader in international exchange, is looking for families in Livingston Parish to host international high school students during the upcoming school year. Host families come in all shapes and sizes – kids, no kids, empty nesters, single parents, etc. In return for hosting, families learn about a different culture, enjoy lifelong friendships with students, fulfill the dream of a young person, and become global ambassadors in their own communities! Contact the local coordinator for Livingston Parish, Sonya Aydell, at sonya.aydell@gmail.com with any questions. For more information about becoming a host family, visit http://www.ciee.org/host. You can start a host family application at any time at the application page: http://usahs.ciee.org/hostapply.

Hungarian Settlement cookbook

The Hungarian Settlement Historical Society, which is dedicated to the historical preservation of the Hungarian community in Albany, Louisiana, recently released its first-ever cookbook, which is on sale for $20 apiece. Books can be purchased at the Hungarian Museum, located at 27455 La. Hwy. 43, during regular hours of operation. They can also be ordered online by visiting www.hungarianmuseum.com. Featuring Hungarian dishes as well as a wide variety of American recipes from local chefs, the “Hungarian Settlement Historical Society Cookbook” is comprised of approximately 283 pages, 675 recipes and 135 contributors as well as many helpful cooking tips throughout.

Denham Springs Fine Art Association

The Denham Springs Fine Art Association, better known as DSFAA, meets on the first Monday of every month at the Denham Springs-Walker Library at 7 p.m., unless Monday is a holiday or there is a specially planned location change. DSFAA is an independent organization of artists and of anyone who loves art and seeing new art forms or learning techniques from local and guest speakers. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Mighty Moms Food Pantry

Visit the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Pavilion on the second Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m. for the Mighty Moms Food Pantry.

VFW Freedom Depot Box

The VFW Post 7017, 113 Centerville Street, Denham Springs, would like to remind the public of our Freedom Depot Box. The box is designed for anyone to place their American Flag for disposal in it. All worn and torn Flags will be disposed of by a Boy Scout Troop in a proper ceremony. The box is located outside the Post’s front door. If you have any questions, call Vance Sutton at 225-665-2930.

VFW Travelers Colorado trip

The VFW Travelers, a senior citizen travel group, invites you to join them on an exciting motorcoach trip to Colorado. The trip is scheduled for June 8-16, 2019. The cost of the trip is $880, which includes motorcoach transportation, most meals, lodging and attractions. A $75 deposit holds your spot. For more information, call Debbie at 225-665-2930. You can also visit www.grouptrips.com (code “vfwtravelers”) or visit Denham Springs VFW Travelers on Facebook.

Denham Springs Lodge #297

As most of you know, the Flood of 2016 was devastating to our area. The Masonic Lodge, which was established in 1905, took nearly eight feet of water, and everything inside the building was a loss. Included in this loss were all the 5x7 pictures of the Masters of the Lodge. We are now trying to reach out to the families and get as many or all of the pictures back. We are hoping that someone in the families may have a picture or can get us a copy. It doesn't matter if it's color or black and white; it just needs to be a 5x7. Listed below is a list of each Master and the year they served. On these pictures, we ask that you write the name on the back so we can make sure we get it in the appropriate order, especially some of the early years, as most of us at the lodge would not know them. Pictures can be sent to the lodge or given to Mrs. Florence Crowder, Marshal Joe Shumate, Ronnie Coon PM/Secretary, or any member of the Masonic Lodge. For more information, call 225-963-0274 or email rcoon3@cox.net.

Vision Rehab Services

The Lighthouse Louisiana mission is to empower people with disabilities through services, employment, and advocacy. Their Baton Rouge location on North Flannery Road now offers no-cost Vision Rehab Services. These services include a Low Vision Clinic, Daily Living Skills classes, and Assisted Technology Training. Lighthouse Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity\Affirmative Action employer to individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, females, and minorities. Call Lighthouse Louisiana at 225-275-1200 x 245 to maximize your current vision today!

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.

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.

Livingston Parish Farmer’s Market

The Livingston Parish Farmers’ Market is open on 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.

Walker Farmers Market

The Walker Farmers Market is held on the first and third Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 9360 Florida Blvd., in front of Hebert’s Cajun Meats. Items include handmade jewelry and crafts, homegrown vegetables and fruits, local honey and bee products, fresh eggs, soap, lotions, bathbombs, homemade desserts and breads, quilts, purses, pot holders, jellies, pickles, sauces, candles, woodwork, signs and more! If you would like to be a vendor, email walkerfm@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/.

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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