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Thursday, August 9

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 Aug. 9 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 Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 686-4160 or visit www.mylpl.info.

Crochet Club

Slip stitch on over to the Crochet Club at Denham Springs-Walker Library on Aug. 9 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.

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 Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Friday, August 10

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 Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Intermediate Calligraphy

In this four-part series, learn challenging advanced calligraphy and make a unique project to show off your awesome skill. Visit the Main Library on Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 11 a.m. Space is limited so registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Saturday, August 11

FREE Practice ACT by Princeton Review

Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. to take a FREE ACT Practice Test given by the Princeton Review. Register online at http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/410885.

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 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.

Thank the Heroes of The Great Flood of August 2016

Denham Springs Main Street, in connection with the traveling Smithsonian Waterways Exhibit, invites all those that helped before, during and after the Great Flood of 2016 to a day of Appreciation and Gratitude on Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Old City Hall, located at 115 Mattie St. in Denham Springs. The public is encouraged to attend to come out and thank your heroes.

Gospel Singing

There will be a Gospel Singing featuring The Riders from Mississippi at Glory Baptist Church, 28450 Red Oak Rd., Livingston, on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Come let your heart be blessed. A love offering will be taken, and there will be fellowship following the service. For more information, call Bro. Joe Farrister, Jr., at 225-276-4553.

Monday, August 13

Word Basics

Microsoft Word is a commonly-used word processing program. Students will learn the basic features of Word and how to type and format documents. Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Tuesday, August 14

Teen Advisory Board

The Livingston Parish Library’s Teen Advisory Board meets at the Main Library on Aug. 14 at 4:30 p.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.

Washi Tape School Supplies

Are you tired of boring school supplies? Brighten up your binders, pencils, and more with washi tape at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. Bring your own school supplies, and the library will provide the washi tape. For ages 12-18. 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 Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Christian Women’s Job Corps

Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) is taking applications for fall semester participants and volunteers through Aug. 14. CWJC provides a free 10-week training program (including computer skills, job skills, life skills and Bible study) for unemployed and underemployed women ages 18 or older. Classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday at Hebron Baptist Church in Denham Springs, Sept. 4 – Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Applicants must be interviewed before Sept. 1, 2018, to be invited to attend. Online qualifications and applications may be printed from: http://elbamissions.org/christian-womens-job-corps and mailed to: Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association, 9126 Comar Drive, Walker, LA 70785. For more information, or to register for volunteer and mentor training to be held on Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., email info@elbamissions.org or call 225-664-9309.

Wednesday, August 15

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.

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.

Thursday, August 16

LYP monthly meeting

The Livingston Young Professionals, a group for those age 21-40, will meet on Aug. 16 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.

LEGO Challenge

Bring your LEGO skills to the Albany-Springfield Library every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. for new, fun challenges! LEGOs are provided. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Teen Anime Club

Are you an anime addict? Do you go mad for manga? Those in grades 7-12 are invited to the Watson Library on Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m. to watch anime and discuss manga and learn about Japanese culture. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Homeschoolers Meet and Greet

Gear up for your best school year ever with help from the library! Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. to see demonstrations of the many resources the library has to offer, meet other homeschooling families, and discuss how the library can best meet your educational needs. You are welcome to bring your children, who will be able to try out a sampling of our new “Real World Objects,” hands-on collection. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Saturday, August 18

Dog People of Livingston

Dog People of Livingston will sponsor a vaccine clinic and dog wash at Tractor Supply in Denham Springs from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Vaccine prices are as follows: rabies $15; dog distemper parvo (DAPP) $25; dog distemper parvo with lepto (DAPPL) $40; dog bordetella/kennel cough $25; and $10 off for any dog that gets a three-vaccine combo pack. For cats, vaccinations for FVRCP and leukemia are $25 each. The clinic will offer other services as well, including microchips (1 pet for $15, multiple in same household $11 each includes lifetime registration) or heartworm tests ($35). ID tags can be made on the spot with any donations. Collars and leashes as well as flea and heartworm prevention will be also available for purchase. We’ll also be bathing friendly dogs: $10 for a small/medium dog wash and $15 for large, extra large or long-haired dogs. There are no appointments, so come out to Tractor Supply, located at 246 Florida Ave Southeast, and held Dog People of Livingston celebrate its fifth birthday pawty!

The Art of Building a Pirogue

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways,” which will be on display through Sept. 22 at Old City Hall in Denham Springs, there will be a variety of events throughout the city. On Aug. 18, the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, located at 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs, will present “The Art of Building a Pirogue” with Jules Lambert from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsmainstreet.org.

Thursday, August 23

‘Station 15’ viewing, discussion

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways,” which will be on display through Sept. 22 at Old City Hall in Denham Springs, there will be a variety of events throughout the city. On Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., the Denham Springs-Walker Library, located at 8101 US Hwy. 190, will present the film “Station 15,” followed by a discussion. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsmainstreet.org.

Saturday, August 25

General Russell Honore’

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways,” which will be on display through Sept. 22 at Old City Hall in Denham Springs, there will be a variety of events throughout the city. On Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., retired Army General Russell Honore’ will publicly discuss local water issues with Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry at New City Hall, located at 116 North Range Ave. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsmainstreet.org.

Thursday, August 30

‘Diversions’ viewing, discussion

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways,” which will be on display through Sept. 22 at Old City Hall in Denham Springs, there will be a variety of events throughout the city. On Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., the Denham Springs-Walker Library, located at 8101 US Hwy. 190, will present the “Diversions” followed by speaker Dr. Craig E. Colten from LSU. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsmainstreet.org.

Saturday, September 1

‘Rising Above - Great Flood of August 2016’

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways,” which will be on display through Sept. 22 at Old City Hall in Denham Springs, there will be a variety of events throughout the city. On Sept. 1 at 1 p.m., the Denham Springs-Walker Library, located at 8101 US Hwy. 190, will present a slide show from the book “Rising Above - Great Flood of August 2016” by local photographer Adin P. Putnam. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsmainstreet.org.

Thursday, September 6

Painted Pallet Vintage Junkie Workshop

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish is hosting a Vintage Junkie Workshop, designed by artist Shelly Frederick. Using acrylic paint and wood, repurposed from pallets, you will learn how to make your own custom sign. The class is for high school students through adults. Sign up early as seating is limited. The workshop will be held on Sept. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Arts Council Gallery, located at 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs. The class fee is $50, or $45 for ACLP members. All supplies are included in class fee. Visit the ACLP website at www.artslivingston.org to register or call 225-664-1168.

Saturday, September 8

Paddle Down the Amite River

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways,” which will be on display through Sept. 22 at Old City Hall in Denham Springs, there will be a variety of events throughout the city. On Sept. 8, participants will meet at Gray’s Creek Baptist Church, located at 21039 La. Hwy. 16, Denham Springs, to Paddle Down the Amite River from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information, call John Cavalier at 225-937-4239 or visit www.denhamspringsmainstreet.org.

Friday, September 14

2018 Clay Shoot Fundraiser

The Livingston Parish Republican Women 2018 Clay Shoot Fundraiser will be held Friday, Sept. 14, at Riverside Sporting Clays in Denham Springs. There will be 15 shooting stations, a 1st place team prize, lunch and door prizes. The cost is $600 for a 4 Shooter Team, $100 for a golf cart rental (or bring your own), and $300 for a Shooting Station Sponsorship. Register online at www.lprw.org. For more information, call Darla Steagall at 225-337-0490.

Relive WWII Weekend

The Relive WWII Weekend is an immersive living history event that provides the public the ability to see what life was like for our troops in World War Two. The event draws reenactors from across the south, who bring WWII vintage tents, equipment, jeeps, firearms, and many more items to display. The public is able to see everything up close and fully functioning, providing an educational and interactive learning experience in a setting that books and museums cannot provide. This event, although free of charge to the public, is a fundraiser for the local Veterans’ homes in Jackson and Reserve, LA. The money raised comes from advertising, sponsorships, and donations from the event attendees. The 2018 event kicks off on Friday, Sept. 14, with a WWII themed movie that will be shown in the parking lot of the Old City Hall in the Denham Springs Antique District. The next morning, Sept. 15, the displays will open to the public next to Old City Hall. Full military encampments will provide the ability to view what life was like for a soldier in the theater of combat. There will be firing demonstrations and show battles, in addition to several other demonstrations throughout the day including a boot camp obstacle course for the kids, interactive “Victory Garden” demonstrations, a scrap drive competition, and many more activities to demonstrate what life was like on the homefront during WWII. For more information, visit reliveww2.com or call 225-315-3776.

Thursday, September 20

Decorative Painting

Learn the basic brush strokes of decorative painting with acrylic paints in this two-session class at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, located at 133 N. Hummell St in Denham Springs. After class you will be able to finish your projects with ease and satisfaction! These quick and easy techniques are designed with the beginner in mind. The class is for high school students through adults. Sign up early as seating is limited. The artist instructor will be Shelly Frederick. The class will be held on Sept. 18 & 25, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The cost for the two-session class is $50, or $45 ACLP members. All supplies are included in class fee. To register, visit the ACLP website at www.artslivingston.org or call 225-664-1168.

Thursday, September 20

2018 Clay Shoot Fundraiser

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways,” which will be on display through Sept. 22 at Old City Hall in Denham Springs, there will be a variety of events throughout the city. On Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., the Arts Council will present a book discussion on “Fragile Grounds: Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries” by Jessica H. Schexnayder and Mary H. Manhein, with moderator John Cavalier. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsmainstreet.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

DS Youth Football & Cheer

The Denham Springs Youth Football & Cheer program has begun practicing for its 2018 season, but it’s not too late to join. Organizers are still looking for kids to fill out rosters at all levels in both sports. The football and cheer programs welcome youth ages 4-12. Prior football or cheer experience is not required. The organization holds practices at South Park in Denham Springs off of Vincent Rd. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration can be completed online at dsyf.net, or by attending a practice and registering in person. You can also try out the program for a couple of days to see how your child responds to the football and cheer instruction. The season opens in August for both football players and cheerleaders. Equipment and uniforms are provided by the organization. For more information, visit dsyf.net, follow the organization on Facebook, or call president Mark Russell direct at 504-655-2364.

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.

Kids' Orchestra/Kids' Choir 2018-2019 Application Period Open

Open to all K-5th grade students in East Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding area, Kids' Orchestra is a non-profit, after-school music program that provides nearly 800 students the opportunity to study an array of orchestral instruments, perform in an ensemble, and/or sing in a choir. Students not attending a partner school must provide their own transportation to the site school closest to them. Submit your application as early as possible. Returning students receive priority throughout July. All new students are then accepted through a lottery drawing beginning August 1. Apply today at kidsorchestra.org. Site schools: Claiborne Elementary, First United Methodist Church (Kids’ Choir), Greenbrier Elementary, LaSalle Elementary, Mayfair Laboratory School, McKinley Middle Magnet (Honors Program), Ryan Elementary, St. James Episcopal Day School, The Dufrocq School, Westdale Heights Academic Magnet. Feeder schools: Audubon Elementary, Bernard Terrace Elementary, BR FLAIM, Brownfields Elementary, Buchanan Elementary, Capitol Elementary, GEO Prep Academy (Mid City and Sherwood locations), Glen Oaks Park Elementary, J. K. Haynes Elementary, LSU Laboratory School, Magnolia Woods Elementary, Redemptorist Elementary, Sharon Hills Elementary, Wildwood Elementary. Baton Rouge-based Kids’ Orchestra, a privately-funded nonprofit, is the largest after-school music program for elementary-age students in the Nation. In its seventh year, the program provides nearly 800 students from public, private, and charter schools from all corners of East Baton Rouge Parish the opportunity to study an array of instruments, perform in an ensemble, and/or sing in a choir. To learn more visit kidsorchestra.org.

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.

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: 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.

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