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Thursday, June 21

Murder Mystery Acting Class

Would you like to perform in Murder Mystery Cafe programs at the library this summer? Sign up for a fun acting class and help to create and perform in a Murder Mystery show! Classes will be held at the Main Library on June 21, June 27, July 5, July 12, and July 19, all at 1 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Teen Star Jewelry

Ages 12-18 are invited to accessorize like a rock star with your choice of DIY wrapped wire earrings, pendant necklace, or wrist cuff. Craft your own with all materials and instruction provided at the Albany-Springfield Library on June 21 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Tri-Parish Ballet

The Tri-Parish Ballet brings stories to life through dance with a multi-age troupe and colorful costumes. Visit the South Library on June 21 at 2 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

LYP monthly meeting

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

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 June 21 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.

Music Stories!

All ages are invited to a night of music-inspired and musical stories! This family story time event will feature a puppet show about some down-on-their-luck animals that start a band. There will also be songs and a craft. Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 21 at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Pour Painting

Explore your creativity through the new art form of acrylic pour painting. Using a few simple supplies, you’ll create beautiful, colorful, abstract artwork. Learn the difference between a “dirty pour” and the “flip cup” technique, and visit the South Library on June 21 at 6 p.m. or the Watson Library on June 27 at 6 p.m. for a night of fun. All artwork created during this program will be put on display in the library. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Friday, June 22

Cloud Based Accounting

Visit the Main Library on June 22 at 10 a.m. to receive an introduction to cloud accounting, how it’s changed the way small and medium enterprises (SME) (businesses, nonprofits and governmental entities) manage banking, transactions, invoicing, financial reporting and tax compliance and why participants should consider this disruptive technology. Also, participants will be introduced to the benefits that cloud accounting provide SMEs as well as advisory services provided by cloud accounting firms including compliance, performance and strategy advice. To register, visit: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=6380004 or call 225-664-6638.

Storywalk

Enjoy a stroll outside with an amazing book. Explore the library’s outside spaces while reading the pages of a storybook along the way. Leave your mark on the last post to let others know you enjoyed the book! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Visit the Watson Library on June 22 at 10:30 a.m., the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 25 or June 26 at 9:45 a.m., the South Library on June 25 at 10 a.m., or the Main Library on June 27 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

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 June 22 at 10:30 a.m. or the Albany-Springfield Library on June 25 at 10 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Sharpie Tie Dye

Ages 5-11 are invited to visit the Main Library on June 22 at 2:30 p.m. for Tie-Dye fun with Sharpie Tie Dye - a new spin on making colorful and dazzling designs on fabric. Bring your own shirt or piece of fabric and the library will provide the rest. For best results, please bring cloth made of natural, washable fabrics (such as cotton). Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Red, White & Blue Carnival Weekend

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Robert will host a Red, White & Blue Carnival Weekend June 22-24, and Down Home Band will perform Saturday night.

Saturday, June 23

Drive-Thru Prayer Line

The First Pentecostal Church in Livingston, 29586 S Frost Rd., will have a Drive-Thru Prayer Line on June 23 beginning at 10 a.m. Whatever need or situation you may have, please come and we will pray for you. God still does the miraculous!

Bass Pro Shops June activities

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Denham Springs will also host a Family Summer Camp on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 to July 22 with games and activities from 12-4 p.m. and crafts from 12-2 p.m. Camp schedule: Thursdays: 12 p.m. Fishing 101, 1 p.m. Young Conservationist, 2 p.m. Water Sports Basics, 3 p.m. Emergency Preparedness; Saturdays: 12 p.m. Fishing 101, 1 p.m. Shooting Sports, 2 p.m. Young Conservationist, 3 p.m. Camping Basics; Sundays, Emergency Preparedness, 1 p.m. Water Sports Basics, 2 p.m. Shooting Sports; 3 p.m. Camping Basics. During the weekend of June 30 and July 1, from 12-4 p.m. each day, Bass Pro will host a “Gone Fishing” event with a catch and release pond, a craft and a free photo download.

Sunday, June 24

Carter House Open House

The Carter House, 30325 Carter Cemetery Road in Springfield, will be open for tours on June 24 from 2-4 p.m., and the public is invited. The open house is sponsored by the Historic Carter House Society, Inc. (HCHS), the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages the house. The Carter House is the only plantation still standing in Livingston Parish, and the property dates back to 1804. During the tour, you will hear some of the history of the house as well as previous residents, and this is quite an educational experience. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free. Adults will be charged a fee of $5. All funds received from tours will go toward restoration work on the house. We encourage you to bring your children, and the grandparents should definitely bring the grandchildren. If you are looking for a place to host a special event, you should visit the Carter House. Call at 225-747-0660!

Monday, June 25

Summer Theater Camp

A summer theater camp will be held for students in grades 2-12. The camp runs June 25-28 from 9 a.m. until noon daily at Walker Freshman High and will conclude with a final showcase at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 29. The price for the camp is $135 per student, which includes materials and a T-shirt, 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.

Historic Macedonia VBS

Historic Macedonia Baptist Church, Hwy. 1036, Holden, will hold Vacation Bible School June 25-29 from 5-8 p.m. The theme will be “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.” There will be classes and activities for students from K - 8th grade. For more information, call Bro. Roger Dunlap at 225-664-4448.

Satsuma Baptist Church VBS

Satsuma Baptist Church, 29880 South Satsuma Rd., Livingston, LA 70754, will host Vacation Bible School June 25-29 from 5:30-8 p.m. for ages Kindergarten - 5th grade. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. for the children.

Excel Basics

Ages 12 and up are invited to the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. for an Excel Basics class. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that is used to create invoices, ledgers, and other financial or mathematical data. This class will teach the student the basic features of Excel along with entering, sorting, and computing data. Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Tuesday, June 26

Dinosaur Park

Ages 0-7 are invited to visit the South Library on June 26 at 10 a.m. for Dinosaur Park, which will have dinosaur-related activities for a range of ages. Dig around in the library's “bone”-filled sensory bin, free-play with dinosaur puppets, make dinosaur crafts, and more! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Brushbot Builders

Learn to build Brushbots, speeding bots that spin and glide across flat surfaces, powered by vibrating motors. Tween makers age 8-11 can create and customize their own bot to take home and compete against other bots at the library. Registration is required. Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on June 26 at 2 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

8-Bit Music

Do you love Chiptunes music? Ages 12-18 can visit the South Library on June 26 at 3 p.m. or the Albany-Springfield Library on June 28 at 2 p.m. for a night of music, tech, and an 8-bit battle of the bands! Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Paint By Sticker: Music Icons

Who’s your favorite music icon? Choose from images of stars like Beyoncé or The Beatles and use sticker coloring to create bright artwork to hang up or show off. Ages 12-18 are invited to visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 26 at 5 p.m. to pick your music icon and get started. No experience or supplies necessary. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Crafts Rock

Want to be in a band? Ages 3-7 are invited to join Miles and the Swamp Band as the featured story of the program. Experience making multi-cultural music while crafting instruments from around the world! Registration is required. Visit the Main Library on June 26 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Marvelous Music Trivia

Are you a music lover? Adults and teens are invited to challenge their knowledge at the Livingston Parish Library’s music trivia event! There will also be games and snacks. Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on June 26 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Rock Star Jewelry

Ages 18 and up are invited to accessorize like a rock star with your choice of DIY wrapped wire earrings, pendant necklace, or wrist cuff. Craft your own with all materials and instruction provided. Visit the Watson Library on June 26 at 6 p.m. or the Main Library on June 29 at 11 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Young Writers Club

The Denham Springs-Walker Library’s Young Writers Club meets June 26 at 6:30 p.m. Open to ages 12-18, the club’s goal is to help each other become better writers, to provide inspiration, and to offer advice and support. Each meeting, members practice writing in many different styles and genres to fine-tune skills and challenge themselves. Writers of all genres are welcome. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Wednesday, June 27

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.

Lady Chops

Elizabeth Vidos, also known as Lady Chops, is bringing her one woman drumming show to Livingston Parish Libraries this summer! She is a talented percussionist whose past work includes performing in the hit Off-Broadway show “STOMP.” Her performance is energetic, interactive and fun for all ages. Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on June 27 at 10 a.m., the Watson Library on June 27 at 2 p.m., the South Library on June 28 at 10 a.m., the Main Library on June 28 at 2 p.m., or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 29 at 10 a.m. Following Watson, Main and Denham Springs-Walker shows, get hands-on with instruments and learn how to bang out your own beats. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Feeding Young Minds

Stop by the library for a free meal sponsored by Mighty Moms in partnership with LPPS School Food Services. Feeding Young Minds is an initiative working to stop childhood hunger in Livingston Parish. Visit the Albany-Springfield Library on June 27 at 10:45 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Leads & Learn for Lunch

Leads & Learn for Lunch is an event for Chamber members which gives them the opportunity to introduce themselves and learn more about other Chamber members and their businesses. The next event will be June 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Greystone Country Club in Denham Springs. RSVP required - e-mail staff@livingstonparishchamber.org. Cost is $20 for members pre-paid and $25 for late registration/at the door.

Cricut Create, Let’s decorate the 4th of July

Ages 18 and up are invited to visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 27 at 2 p.m. to learn about the library’s Cricut cutting machine while you make a festive centerpiece for the 4th of July! Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. 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, June 28

Junior Geologist

Enter a world of scientific discovery! Ages 8 –11 can visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on June 28 at 5:30 p.m. to learn about rocks, minerals, and crystals and become an official Junior Geologist! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Random Fandom: Hamilton

Attention all Hamiltonians! Are you obsessed with all things Alexander Hamilton, the Schuyler sisters, epic rap show tunes, and the founding of our nation? Ages 12-18 can visit the Watson Library on June 28 at 5:30 p.m. for a night of trivia, lyric battles, crafts, and of course, rapping! Don’t throw away your shot to attend Hamilton Random Fandom! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

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 28 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Rock This Craft!

Enjoy a casual night of music-inspired craft creations! Express your creativity and create some nifty DIY designs at the Main Library on June 28 at 6 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Friday, July 6

Commodity pick-up

The next St. Vincent de Paul commodities pick-up will be held on July 6 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 Parish residence and proof of income. For more information, call 225-665-1623. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Sunday, July 8

New Covenant FME

Are your kids going bananas looking for summertime fun? In July, New Covenant Baptist Church, 215 Florida Ave., Denham Springs, will host Amazon Expedition: The Ultimate Trek Through Time – it’s a Family Mission Experience. Pastor Keith Zachary said organizers will transform the church into a lush Amazon rainforest. There will be activities for children 3 years old through fifth grade, and there will be youth and adult classes. Each night participants will come together for singing and then explore off the beaten paths through the amazing Amazon, experiencing breathtaking beauty, the wilderness wonder, and the dreadful danger of remote areas of the rainforest. Behind every bend and high in every tree, new treasures are just waiting to be discovered – the 7 Cs of Biblical history uncovered, tropical snacks shared, some rainforest recreation enjoyed, and Amazon crafts to complete. Zachary said Amazon Expedition is an exciting way for everyone to learn more about God’s plan, man’s need, and Jesus’ sacrifice. Amazon Expedition will take place July 8-12 from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. Rainforest Festival, a pre-registration event, is scheduled for June 8 at 5 p.m. There will be fun activities, food, and back pack with school supplies giveaways. For more information, call 225-664-0858, visit at www.NewCovenantDS.com, or check the church’s Facebook page.

Thursday, July 12

COA Fun Day

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

Saturday, July 14

Greystone 3-Man Scramble

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

Mighty Moms Food Pantry

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

Friday, July 20

Camp Hope

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

Saturday, July 21

Graham Family Reunion

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

Friday, July 27

COA Maurepas Open House

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

Saturday, July 28

Karts and Christ Manna Fest

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Walker Farmers Market

The Walker Farmers Market is coming soon. Organizers plan to host a farmers market for the Walker area once a month, and they are looking for vendors with vegetables, fruits, jelly, sauces, spices, honey, homemade soaps and lotions, woodworking, quilts, art, farm animals, fresh eggs and more. If you would like to be a vendor, send the Walker Farmers Market a message on Facebook, or call Chrissy at 225-503-7755 or Matt at 225-324-5249.

LPCC Summer Choir Camp

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

Maison de Fleur tours

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

Passion Play & River Cruise

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

VFW Travelers - D.C.

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

2nd chance AA meetings

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

Work Ready U (WRU) Center

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

New Zealand Cruise

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

Livingston Parish Farmer’s Market

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

Mattie Street Market

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

Old South Jamboree

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

V. Watts Trade Day

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

Grand Country Junction

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

LIGO Science Saturday

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

Tavern Trivia Night

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

Open Mic Night

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

Big Kid Storytime

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

Storytimes at the Library

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

Free computer classes

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

Animal Shelter needs volunteers

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

Hospice volunteers needed

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

VFW Aux Membership Changes

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

Road to Recovery Program

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

Volunteer for veterans

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

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Henry H. Hughes, 76, of Elkland, Missouri, passed away June 15…