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Thursday, June 22

Anime Club Presents: Pocky Party

Ages 12-18 are invited to satisfy their sweet tooth by playing the Other Pocky Challenge and taking Pocky Pics at the Livingston Parish Library’s Anime Club event. Make your own Pocky craft, enjoy games, and eat more Pocky! Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on June 22 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Magician David LeBoeuf

Prepare to be amazed by magician David LeBoeuf as he performs incredible tricks before your very eyes at Livingston Parish Library! All ages are invited to visit the South Library on June 22 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.mylpl.info.

LEGO Global City

Staffers are building a city at Livingston Parish Library. Ages 5-11 are invited to let your imagination be your guide as you learn about urban planning and help build a LEGO city, then find out if your city can withstand an earthquake. Visit the Watson Library on June 22 at 5:30 p.m.; the Main Library on July 13 at 2 p.m.; or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Minecraft Mania

Whether you are a master Minecraft builder or just starting out, ages 5-11 are invited to visit the library for crafts and games involving all things Minecraft: the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 22 at 5:30 p.m.; the Albany-Springfield Library on June 28 at 2 p.m.; or the South Library on July 27 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call 686-4180 or visit www.mylpl.info.

Bad Art Night

Ages 18 and up are invited to come make BAD ART at the Main Library on June 22 at 6 p.m.; or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 27 at 6 p.m. Leave your good taste at home and let your creativity go wild! Crazy art materials will be provided; you create the bad art. The best/worst bad art will win the contest. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Mighty Moms at the Library

The Livingston Parish Library and Mighty Moms have teamed up to combat childhood hunger in the Denham Springs area by providing children access to nonperishable snacks and meals throughout the summer. Every week from June 12, through August 8, Mighty Moms will distribute a snack each Monday and a brown bag lunch each Tuesday in the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of the Livingston Parish Library’s East Meeting Room from 11 a.m. - noon. You can find the Denham Springs-Walker Branch at 8101 U.S. Hwy. 190, Denham Springs. For more information, call the library at (225) 686-4140 or visit www.mylpl.info or. To learn more about Mighty Moms, visit www.mightymomsgo.org.

Summer Reading Program

Build A Better World…Read! Sign up for the Livingston Parish Library’s summer reading program anytime before July 31. The library offers different reading programs for children, teens, and adults. For more information, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info/summerreading.

VBS at New Bethlehem

New Bethlehem Baptist Church, 37818 Reinninger Road (Hwy. 1023), Denham Springs, will hold Vacation Bible School from June 19 through June 23 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. The age group for VBS include all students entering K-4 through the sixth grade next school year. The theme of this year’s VBS is “Over the Moat, Drawbridge to the King.” Students will experience medieval life, complete with a castle, knights, and royalty. Through the lessons, they’ll see God’s sovereignty, love, and faithfulness demonstrated in the life of David, and will learn to praise the King of the Universe. At the castle, they will enjoy stories, games, songs, crafts, and refreshments together at Over the Moat VBS! It will be an exciting time, so make plans to attend! For more information, please call the church at 664-7532.

VBS at Magnolia Baptist Church

Magnolia Baptist Church, 21455 Hwy. 442, Holden, is holding Vacation Bible School from June 20-23 with classes for Kindergarten through 6th grade. Classes will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A light supper will be served each night at 6 p.m. in the gym). A special Carnival Night will be held Friday night, June 23, from 5:30-9 p.m. This is a family night, and friends and family are invited to join enjoy games, a bouncy house with a water slide, food and great fun for all. For more information, call 225-567-9540.

Digital Media Summer Camp

The Walker Digital Program and Fusion Media present a Digital Media Summer Camp for middle school students on June 20-23 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Walker High School Production Studio. For more information or to register, e-mail jeremy.avery@lpsb.org.

Friday, June 23

Life Hacks

Work smarter, not harder! Life hacks are easy tips and tricks to make your life easier by using everyday objects around your house. Ages 18 and up are invited to learn how a simple coffee filter or a dryer sheet can make your home sparkle. Organize your home with toilet paper rolls. Make your own cute car freshener with essential oils. Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 23 at 10 a.m. or the Watson Library on July 20 at 6 p.m. Registration required. For more information or to register, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Patriotic Rag Wreath

Ages 18 and up are invited to celebrate United States independence by creating a festive patriotic rag wreath at the Livingston Parish Library. The library will provide fabric, but you should bring your own red white and blue fabric as well. Visit the Main Library on June 23 at 11 a.m.; or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 28 at 10 a.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Saturday, June 24

Elephant and Piggie Show

Ages 3-11 are invited to chill out with Elephant and Piggie at the Livingston Parish Library! Share in the fun with a friend at the Elephant and Piggie puppet show, and enjoy crafts and games, too. Visit the South Library on June 24 at 10:30 a.m.; the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 13 at 6 p.m.; or the Albany-Springfield Library on July 19 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Sunday, June 25

Carter House Open House

The Carter House, 30325 Carter Cemetery Road in Springfield, will be open for tours on June 25, from 2-4 p.m. The open house is sponsored by the Historic Carter House Society, Inc. Tours will be given at the open house along with some of its history. The Carter House is the only plantation still standing in Livingston Parish, and the property dates back to 1804. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free, and a small fee of $5 will be charged for adults. The history of the house is quite an educational experience, so bring your children or grandchildren. Also, if you are looking for a place to host a special event, please come see the Carter House!

Monday, June 26

Wiggle Worms

Did you know that music and dance foster important literacy development in early childhood? Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to the Albany-Springfield Library on June 26 at 10 a.m. or the Main Library on July 3 at 10 a.m. Research shows that music and dance activities enhance life-long learning and neural development. For more information, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Drama Camp

Want to try acting or already caught the theater bug? Ages 12-18 are invited to develop your stage skills at the Livingston Parish Library’s Drama Camp, a six-week acting class hosted by the South Library. At the end, you will perform for the public in a final showcase! No previous acting experience required. Camp dates are: June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, and July 24, all at 2 p.m., with the final showcase on July 24 at 4:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call 686-4170 or visit www.mylpl.info.

Book a Librarian - Computer Help

Ages 12 and up can Book a Librarian for help with the following topics: Internet Basics, Intermediate Internet, Email Basics, Intermediate Email, Publisher Basics or Power Point Basics at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required by calling 686-4140 or visiting www.mylpl.info.

Tuesday, June 27

DIY Phone Projector

Not satisfied with the size of your phone screen? Wish you could make a movie theater anywhere? Ages 12-18 are invited to create your own DIY phone projector at the Livingston Parish Library that will shine your favorite videos on any wall. Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 27 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Seussville

Oh, the things that are possible to achieve in the Library’s village! Ages 3-7 are invited to build a house out of green eggs and bacon, stack turtle towers, and more at the Main Library (686-4160) on June 27 at 2 p.m.; the South Library (686-4170) on July 6 at 2 p.m.; or the Watson Library (686-4180) on July 13 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

LEGO Meets Edison Robots

Enthusiasts ages 8-18 are invited to join a group that meets monthly at the Albany-Springfield Library to learn more about how LEGO building and simple robots can be combined using Edison technology. The LEGO club meets in two groups on June 27 - one at 4:30 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call 686-4130 or visit www.mylpl.info.

Box City

What can you do with a cardboard box at the Livingston Parish Library? Children ages 3-11 are invited to use their imaginations and construct a giant building with HUGE blocks then enjoy other fun activities! Visit the Watson Library on June 27 at 5:30 p.m.; the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 29 at 2 p.m.; or the South Library on July 19 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Retro Cinema at Movie Tavern

Just in time to beat the heat this summer, Movie Tavern has announced its upcoming Retro Cinema lineup. The cinema eatery’s special programming series – which features beloved classics every other Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at select theatre locations – will kick off the summer lineup on June 27 & 28 with the Beatles’ iconic musical film, "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the album release this month. Additional movies in the upcoming Retro Cinema Lineup include: "Jaws" (July 11 & 12), "Vertigo" (July 25 & 26), "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (Aug. 8 & 9), "Dirty Dancing" (Aug. 22 & 23) and "Back to the Future" (Sept. 5 & 6). Films will be played at several Movie Tavern locations, including Movie Tavern Juban Crossing – Denham Springs, Movie Tavern Citiplace – Baton Rouge, and Movie Tavern Northshore – Covington.

H.O.P.E. Grief Support Group

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, June 13, through July 18, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The classes take place at Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive (off O’Neal Lane), in the Chapel on the first floor. Please 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.

Wednesday, June 28

Leads & Learn for Lunch

The next Leads & Learn for Lunch, a networking opportunity for members of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, will be held at noon on June 28 at Islamorada Fish Company (inside Bass Pro in Denham Springs), with check-in beginning at 11:30 a.m. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, June 23, at noon. The cost for lunch is $20 for members pre-paid, $25 for members at the door or late registration, and $30 for non-members. The event sponsor is Baton Rouge Physical Therapy Lake. For more information, e-mail staff@livingstonparishchamber.org.

Thursday, June 29

Spingineering

The Livingston Parish Library invites ages 8-11 to learn to make simple twirling motors from batteries, colorful paper spinning tops, and whirligigs. Visit the South Library on June 29 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Teen Disney Ball

Ages 12-18 are invited to enjoy a magical evening in the Kingdom of Fairy Tales at the Livingston Parish Library’s Teen Disney Ball. Dance and sing along to your favorite tunes while playing cool games and making crafts. There will also be a costume contest! Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on June 29 at 2 p.m.; the Main Library on July 6 at 5:30 p.m.; or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 18 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information or to register, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Paperscapes

Ages 12-18 are invited to create a custom ‘paper scape’ lantern that actually works at the Livingston Parish Library, then receive your first clue in a paper chase. Follow the clues to be the first to discover the prize! Visit the Watson Library on June 29 at 5:30 p.m.; or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 8 at 3 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

South Branch Bookies Book Club

The South Branch Bookies motto is “Bet you’re going to like this next book!” Each month, this book club hosts a festive gathering for ages 18 and up with refreshments and sometimes costumes based on the book they are reading. The next meeting is June 29 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 686-4170 or www.mylpl.info.

Saturday, July 1

Discover Science

Ages 5 -11 are invited to explore science at the Livingston Parish Library with interactive experiments, hands-on stations, and an explosive demonstration. Visit the Watson Library on July 1 at 2 p.m.; the Albany-Springfield Library on July 12 at 2 p.m.; the South Library on July 15 at 10:30 a.m.; the Main Library on July 25 at 2 p.m. or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 27 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information or to register, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Sunday, July 2

Springfield Independence Day

Springfield's 10th Annual Independence Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 2, from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., followed by fireworks in Fayard Field. It will be a day of family fun in honor of veterans. At 5 p.m., there will be a Kids Parade - Peddlem, Pushem, Pullem - on Main Street at the Old Piggly Wiggly parking lot. At 5:15, there will be an opening ceremony at the Springfield Fire Station. There will also be food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, games and demonstrations and custom & classic cars, motorcycles and jeeps. For more information, call Springfield Town Hall at (225) 294-3150 or visit www.TownofSpringfield.org.

Monday, July 3

Adult Book Club meeting

The Albany-Springfield Adult Book Club reads fiction, nonfiction, and biographies. Their mission is to read selections that help club members grow. The next meeting will be at the Albany-Springfield Library on July 3 at 10 a.m. For more information, call 686-4130 or visit www.mylpl.info.

Chess @ Your Library

Are you a chess player looking for new opponents? Or have you never played but want to learn? Teens and adults are invited to attend Chess @ Your Library at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 3 at 6 p.m. to play a few matches, brush up, or learn the basics. All skill levels are welcome. Register by calling 686-4140 or register at www.mylpl.info.

Tuesday, July 4

Walker Fourth of July

The City of Walker and Walker High School ROTC present An Old-Fashioned Family Day Celebration on July 4 from 3 p.m. - dark, followed by fireworks. Free admission, free events, free games. There will be food, inflatables, water slides, snowballs, sack races, wheel barrow races, three-legged races and more family-oriented events, as well as live music from the Floyd Brown Band. Don't forget your lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen and bug spray. For more information, visit www.walker.la.us.

Livingston Fourth of July

The Town of Livingston will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration at Circle Drive Park, across from Town Hall, from 5 p.m. to dark. There will be food, music, rides and games, and a fireworks show starting around 9 p.m. For more information, call 686-7153.

USS KIDD Fourth of July Spectacular

The annual USS KIDD Fourth of July Spectacular will be held on July 4 from 4-10 p.m. on the River Levee State, located between the USS KIDD Veterans Museum and Red Stick Plaza. There will be live music, food vendors, a Kids Zone with Babin's House of Party, face painting, a pie baking contest, a hot dog eating contest, fireworks and more. For more information, call (225) 342-1942 or visit www.usskidd.com.

Wednesday, July 5

DIY Tie Dye

Ages 5-11 are invited for Tie-Dye fun at Livingston Parish Library– the classic summer activity, now with a twist: you will be dying bags using various colors of drink mix! Tote bags will be provided to dye, but feel free to bring your own T-shirt or other piece of cloth made of natural, washable fabrics (such as cotton). Visit the Main Library on July 5 at 2 p.m.; the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 6 at 2 p.m.; the Watson Library on July 18 at 5:30 p.m.; or the Albany-Springfield Library on July 26 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Thursday, July 6

Black Light Bingo

Ages 12-18 are invited for a glowing good time with black light bingo at the Livingston Parish Library. Design wearable black light art and play an intense Lightning Round to win prizes! Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on July 6 at 2 p.m.; or the Watson Library on July 11 at 5:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Anime Club Presents: Japanese Art

Ages 12-18 are invited to learn how to make amazing art using time-honored Japanese techniques at the Livingston Parish Library’s Anime Club event. Explore notan papercutting, origami ikebana flower-arranging, and even gyotaku printmaking with fish. Visit the South Library on July 6 at 5:30 p.m.; the Albany-Springfield Library on July 13 at 2 p.m.; the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 15 at 3 p.m.; or the Watson Library on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information or to register, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Edible Animation

Ages 12-18 are invited to learn to easily create and share stop-motion animation videos using candy and a mini green screen studio at the Livingston Parish Library. Enjoy a film festival style viewing of your work afterward. You may even win the ‘Best Picture’ award! Visit the Watson Library on July 6 at 5:30 p.m.; or the South Library on July 18 at 5:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Friday, July 7

Commodity pick-up

The next St. Vincent de Paul commodities pick-up will be held on July 7 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at 2151 Tower Dr., Denham Springs. Bring picture ID for pick-up. Those who are not currently signed up must bring their picture ID, proof of Livingston residence and proof of income. For more information, call 225-665-1623. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Construction Zone

You don’t need a hard hat to build things at the Livingston Parish Library’s Construction Zone! There will be creative free play, building, and a craft—great for young builders. Babies through age 7 are invited to visit the Watson Library on July 7 at 10:30 a.m.; or the Main Library on July 19 at 10:30 a.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Monday, July 10

Eaglettes Dance Camp

The Live Oak High School Eaglettes Dance Team, under the direction of sponsor and teacher Alice Didier, will be hosting a dance camp for kids in Pre-K through 8th grade from July 10-14 at Live Oak High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp costs $75 if paid and signed up before July 1, but there will be a price increase after that date. To register for the camp or if you have any further questions, e-mail Alice Didier at alice.didier@lpsb.org.

Tuesday, July 11

Harvey Rabbit and Friends

Your favorite rabbit is back at the Livingston Parish Library to present a fun-filled variety show with songs, magic, games, and more! All ages are invited to visit the Main Library on July 11 at 10 a.m.; the Albany-Springfield Library on July 11 at 2 p.m.; the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 12 at 10 a.m.; the Watson Library on July 12 at 2 p.m.; or the South Library on July 13 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.mylpl.info.

Monday, July 17

SADD Summer Camp

Dive into a free safety and prevention program for students in grades 1-5. The Students Against Destructive Decisions is scheduled for July 17-21, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Gray’s Creek Elementary in Denham Springs. Trained high school students who are alcohol, tobacco, and drug free teach the research based program. The camp educates children on the importance of protecting their brains by teaching vehicle and bicycle safety, refusal techniques, internet safety, decision making skills, prescription safety, and character development. Campers learn this information through age-specific group activities, role-plays, structured discussions, exploring real life topics, parent involvement, and much more! Register online at www.lpsadd.org.

Tuesday, July 18

Tri Parish Ballet

The Tri-Parish Ballet brings stories to life at the Livingston Parish Library through dance with a multi-age troupe and colorful costumes. All ages are invited to visit the Main Library on July 18 at 10 a.m.; the Albany-Springfield Library on July 18 at 2 p.m.; the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 19 at 10 a.m.; the Watson Library on July 19 at 2 p.m.; or the South Library on July 20 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.mylpl.info.

Family Feud

Does your family have what it takes to win the Livingston Parish Library’s game of Family Feud? Create a family team of adults and teens and register to go head-to-head with other library families. Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on July 18 at 6 p.m.; the Watson Library on July 22 at 2 p.m.; or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 26 at 6 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred branch or visit www.mylpl.info.

Thursday, July 20

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic beasts are loose in the Library! Teens (ages 12-18) are invited to help locate the Fantastic Beasts and compete against each other to see if their beast will have what it takes to survive an awesome obstacle course. Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on July 20 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call 686-4140 or visit www.mylpl.info.

Escape the Library

You and a few friends (4 teams of no more than 5 people each, max 20) have been studying in the Livingston Parish Library. Inadvertently, you’ve angered the librarians and gotten yourselves locked in their secret room of doom. Unbeknownst to you, librarians aren’t merely the shushing public servants everyone has come to know and love. They are actually a malicious secret organization determined to take over the world through brainwashing! Luckily, a few good librarians have retained a small spark of humanity and have hidden clues and puzzles to aid in escape. Will your group be able to figure out who they are and escape, or will you succumb to the mind control that usually takes an hour or so to set in? Ages 18 and up are invited to visit the Main Library on July 20 at 6 p.m.; the South Library on July 25 at 6 p.m.; the Albany-Springfield Library on July 28 at 10 a.m.; or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 31 at 6 p.m. Registration required. For more information or to register, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Saturday, July 22

End of Summer Teen Party

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs, will host a Children’s Photography Class for ages 10 and up on July 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The children will learn photography basics and how to use what they learn with cell phones and other cameras, and there will be a fun camera project surprise at the end. The class will be taught by Kristine Stone, a photographer for 10 years and owner of Kristine Stone Photography. Cost is $10 each, and prepayment is required. There is a 10 student max. Register by calling 225-664-1168 or e-mailing artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net. For more information, visit www.artslivingston.org.

Rev It Up for REACH Car Show

Live Oak High School presents the second annual Rev It Up for REACH Car Show on July 22. There will be a free 11x17 picture poster of your vehicle on site before 11:30 a.m.; goody bags for the first 150 cars; free entry into door prices for all registrants. Awards at 2 p.m. for top 25, best paint, best interior, best engine, best car, best truck, and REACH Club Choice. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, music, jambalaya, drinks and more. Pre-registration is $20 (includes meal ticket) and is due Friday, June 9; on-site registration is $25 (includes meal ticket) and will take place from 9-11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the REACH Club. For more information, visit www.liveoakreach.com.

Tuesday, July 25

End of Summer Teen Party

Ages 12-18 are invited to celebrate the end of the summer at the Livingston Parish Library with games, snacks, and crafts. Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 25 at 2 p.m.; the Watson Library on July 25 at 5:30 p.m.; the Main Library on July 26 at 3 p.m.; or the Albany-Springfield Library on July 27 at 2 p.m. For more information or to register, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ark Encounter & Creation Museum

Southern Belles and Gents presents The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum motorcoach trip! The 7-day, 6-night trip will take place Sept. 24-30, 2017, departing from Walker at 8 a.m. Cost is $669 per person, double occupancy. For more information or to make reservations, contact Jamie Andreas of Diamond Tours, Inc., at 225-380-5040.

VFW Travelers show trip

The VFW Travelers will host a Pigeon Forge & Smoky Mountains Show Trip from Oct. 8-14, 2017. The cost is $590 per person (double occupancy). A $75 deposit holds your spot. The balance is due Aug. 1. The price includes motorcoach transportation, six nights of lodging, six shows, a tour of Smoky Mountain National Park and Gatlinburg, free time at the Gatlinburg Craft Show and ten meals. For more information, call Debbie at 225-665-2930 or Vi at 225-665-1201 or visit www.grouptrips. Use the code “vfwtravelers” to see videos of this trip.

Main Street requests your memoirs for flood exhibit

The Denham Springs Main Street volunteers are planning an exhibit for the Old City Hall (OCH) museum to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Great Flood of 2016 and needs your help. They are asking residents of Livingston Parish to write a short personal account of their experiences during the 2016 flood as well as any prior floods. These accounts will be kept at OCH permanently to record for history people’s experiences in the floods and will be made available for the public to read. Main Street is also asking for your photographs of flood scenes, especially those which show clearly recognizable landmarks. The loan of any items which survived the floods and have a history or unique story to tell about them would be greatly appreciated. The history of the Amite River and its part in the settlement and flooding of areas of the parish will also be included in the exhibit. The written personal accounts and photographs will be copied and originals returned to the owners immediately. Any other items will be returned at the conclusion of the exhibit. The exhibit is planned to open near the anniversary date of the flood which occurred August 13-17, 2016, so memoirs and items should be submitted by August 9. Email your memoirs and scanned photos to oldcityhall@cityofdenhamsprings.com or bring or mail them to Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs, LA 70726. Old City Hall is a museum and welcome center in the heart of the antiques village. It was built in 1940 as the original town hall for the City of Denham Springs and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is open each day except Monday. The Main Street program is run by local volunteers with an interest in preserving the city’s history and preserving and promoting the old downtown area. They have produced the exhibits for the OCH museum since the building was renovated and reopened in 2009. Call 225-667-7512 for more information about the exhibit or Main Street volunteer opportunities.

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.

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.

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. 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 http://oldsouthjamboree.webs.com/aboutus.htm.

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/.

Storytimes at the Library

All branches of the Livingston Parish Library offer storytimes for babies through age 5 that help develop pre-reading skills while children and their caregivers have lots of 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 0-2, 9:45 a.m. and 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. For more information, visit www.mylpl.info/storytime.

Big Kid Storytimes

This summer, the Livingston Parish Library offers storytimes for children ages 5-10 at the following branches: Albany-Springfield Library, every first Wednesday, 10 a.m., 686-4130; Denham Springs-Walker Library, every Monday, 2 p.m., 686-4140. Registration required. For more information, call your preferred library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Library Art Galleries

Every month, the Livingston Parish Library offers a variety of art exhibits and displays featuring works of local and regional artists. The art showings at each library branch are as follows: Albany-Springfield Display Cases & Gallery: Mixed Media Art by Andrew Benton, Tiffany Nesbit, and Akilah Spears; Denham Springs-Walker Gallery: exhibit cancelled in anticipation of construction; Main Branch Gallery: Paintings by Pat Delk; South Library Display Cases: 3D Printing Display; South Library Gallery: Paintings by Lelan Gimnick; Watson Library Display Cases & Gallery: Mixed Media and Paintings by Mike Perault. For more information, visit www.mylpl.info.

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.

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 Friday 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, please 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.

Help Challenger Field

The Pilot Club of Denham Springs is seeking help to make Challenger Field a reality. A new ADA compliant baseball field would be used by mentally and physically disabled children from throughout Southeast Louisiana. Learn how you can help by calling 225-304-6225.

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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