Thursday, November 8

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 Nov. 8 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 Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Crochet Club

Slip stitch on over to the Crochet Club at Denham Springs-Walker Library on Nov. 8 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.

Feeding Young Minds

Stop by the Albany-Springfield Library on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m., the South Library on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m., the Main Library on Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. for a free meal sponsored by Mighty Moms in partnership with LPPS School Food Services. Feeding Young Minds is an initiative working to stop childhood hunger in Livingston Parish.

Communicating “bad” news in a good way

Dr. Michael Gibney will host a seminar called “Communicating ‘Bad’ News in a Good Way” at Our Lady of the Lake, 5000 O’Donovan Blvd., Walker, in the community room on the second floor, on Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m. Organizers will lead a discussion on why communication of “bad” news concerning health is important, describe a 6-step guide for delivering bad news, develop a mental protocol of what to do at each step and practice some useful expressions and show that learning to communicate “bad” news to parishioners is a critical skill. There will be light refreshments.

Family Fun Fest

Need ideas for activities to do as a family? Look no further than the South Library! Bring the whole family to the Family Fun Fest on Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. for fun and festivities, including movies, crafts, games, and activities for all ages. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

LEGO Challenge

Bring your LEGO skills to the Albany-Springfield Library on Nov. 8 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.

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 Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Guys Only Chorus

Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs (LPCC) is starting a “changed voice” male chorus open to all ages with free tuition. It is not too late to join, and no prior experience is needed. Rehearsals will be held at Walker Baptist Church, 10696 Florida Blvd, Walker, on Nov. 8 and Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. A final rehearsal will be held at Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. Hwy. 16, Watson, on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. The annual LPCC Christmas Concert will be held at LOUMC on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Founder Regina Walker wrote a TTB arrangement of “Silent Night,” which she will conduct at the concert on Dec. 7. For more information, call 225-247-8555 or email info@LPCCsing.org.

Friday, November 9

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 Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Fall Foliage Painting

Ages 18 and up are invited to visit the Main Library on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. or the Watson Library on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. for a very simple but interesting painting class using four colors of acrylic paints. You can already feel the coming of fall in this beautiful, frameable piece of art! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Saturday, November 10

Run 4 Color...Run 4 Hope 5K

A Door of Hope will host their 5K Run 4 Color...Run 4 Hope on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The run starts at 9 a.m. There will be a 1K fun run for kids and their parents as well as games and face painting. For adults, there will be a program on the stage bringing awareness to several issues representing each color: addiction, child abuse, domestic violence, abortion, mental illness, etc. Testimonies will be shared. There will be music and food. The public is invited to help break the cycle of life-controlling issues and raise funds to do so. To register, visit EventBrite and type: Run 4 Color...Run 4 Hope!

Immaculate Conception Christmas Bazaar

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will host a Christmas Bazaar in the main hall on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jambalaya and tamales will be for sale both days. There will also be a homemade bake shop and sweet shop, plenty of arts and crafts, Christmas ornaments, Christmas decorations, toys and gifts, miscellaneous items and a little of everything! The church is located on Hatchell Lane in Denham Springs.

Craft Fair and Silent Auction

Christ’s Community Church, 26574 Juban Road, will host a Craft Fair and Silent Auction on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with more than 40 vendors. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. There will be a bounce house, kid activities, food and drink, hair bows, home decor, jewelry, handmade crafts, metalwork, bath and body, health and beauty, woodwork, apparel, homemade jellies, wreaths and much more. Proceeds from the silent auction will help provide Thanksgiving dinners to Hurricane Florence flood victims in North Carolina.

‘100 Under 100’ exhibit

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will host a “100 Under 100” Exhibit for the months of November and December. Artists of various mediums will fill the gallery with 100 items priced under $100, as well as a few over, for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Now is the time to find the perfect gift of art for that art lover or that hard to buy for person while supporting local artists. The exhibit will begin on Saturday, Nov. 3 and end on Saturday, Dec. 22. Please join our artists for an opening reception that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the gallery. It is free to the public and light refreshments will be provided. The Arts Council is open Wednesday-Friday from 10 a.m. until noon and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The gallery is located at 133 Hummell Street in Denham Springs. For more information, email the Arts Council at artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net, visit www.artslivingston.org, or call (225) 664-1168.

Brice Harris Memorial Golf Tournament

The 6th annual Brice Harris Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Nov. 10 at Greystone Country Club in Denham Springs. Check-in starts at 11 a.m., and tee-off is at 1 p.m. Team rules: $390 per three-man team. Price includes entry into “Red Blast” and one mulligan per player. The first 36 team entries will be accepted, and there will be prizes for Top 5 teams as well as door prizes. Justin Harris and Johnny Stockton will be providing jambalaya. Sponsorship: $50 donation for a banner ad; $5 raffle for two Yeti Ice Chests. Food and drinks will be provided thanks to the sponsors. Lunch will be served before the tournament begins. Thank you for supporting the Brice Harris Endowment & Harris Family!

Santa at Bass Pro Shops

Santa will arrive at Bass Pro Shops on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. The event starts with a parade down Bass Pro Blvd., and it will include free hot chocolate and cookies, Santa Stress Toys, Christmas carolers, lighting of the Christmas Tree, and opening of Santa’s Wonderland with several activities for kids to enjoy. There will also be a free 4x6 photo and a free stocking craft to decorate. Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card to one lucky winner every half hour from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops

Here is the Christmas schedule for Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs: Nov. 11-Dec. 24 - free crafts seven days a week, with a different craft each week, and Nov. 11-18 will feature a 20” tall Christmas drawstring bag; Nov. 12-Dec. 24 (Monday through Thursday only, 5-7 p.m.) - a free plush to the first 100 kids to have their photo taken with Santa, with a different plush each week, and Nov. 12-15 will feature a Polar Bear plush; Nov. 10-20 - $5 Christmas Card package with 8 4x6 Christmas cards. For more information, visit basspro.com/santa.

Queen Of Hearts Jubilee Gala

Womans Health Education Friends and Family Center cordially invites you to the Queen Of Hearts Jubilee Gala Fundraiser honoring Dr. Cordel Parris on Nov. 10 at the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810, from 7-11 p.m. Special guest will be Queen Diambi Kabatusuila from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The event will include a VIP Champagne Reception, a Couture Fashion Show, and musical guests George Bell and Irie Starr.

Sunday, November 11

Free car washes for military

To honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces, Benny’s Car Wash will provide free premium car washes to veterans and current military service personnel under the Grace For Vets FREE Wash Program on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Washes will be given rain or shine at all eight locations in the Baton Rouge area. The premium car wash includes a wheel clean, underbody rinse, spot-free rinse, Protect & Shine, Wheel Deal and Gator Glow, a new paint protector and rain repellent.

Monday, November 12

Bank of Zachary Veterans Day

The Bank of Zachary is sponsoring its annual Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony at the Regional Veterans Park on the campus of Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main Street in Zachary, on Nov. 12 at 7:30 a.m. For more information on the Regional Veterans Park Association and how to purchase a brick for the Wall of Veterans, contact Will Steen at 225-938-1686 or info@RegionalVeteransPark.org.

Library storytimes

The Livingston Parish Library hosts storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that focus on developing early literacy skills. Schedule: Denham Springs-Walker Library: ages 0-2, Nov. 12, 9:45 a.m.; ages 0-5, Nov. 12 & 13, 10:30 a.m.; Main Library: ages 0-5, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.; Watson Library: ages 0-5, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.; South Library: ages 0-5, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.; Albany-Springfield Library, ages 0-5, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Livingston Parish Retired Teachers

The Livingston Parish Retired Teachers will meet on Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Livingston Parish School Board Office. The guest speaker is Trudy Dupuy, a representative from Blue Stars Moms. All retired teachers are invited to attend.

Charity Crochet

Craft for a cause with plarn crochet. Learn how plastic yarn can be made from plastic bags and then crocheted into sleeping mats. This event is for all ages. Try the activity at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. or work independently and bring your plarn or mats to help with a community charity project. Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Tuesday, November 13

Sunny Side-Up Movie Day

Visit the Watson Library on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. for the Sunny Side-Up Inspirational Book Club Movie Day, where they will watch “Places in the Heart.” Synopsis: A widow struggles to save her farm during the Depression. Refreshments will be served. www.mylpl.info.

Joyful Reads Book Club

Do you love uplifting tales of hope and faith? If so, visit the South Library on Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. for coffee and a lively discussion at the Joyful Reads Book Club. On the first Tuesday of every month, they will have a different inspirational book to read and discuss. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Teen Advisory Board

The Livingston Parish Library’s Teen Advisory Board meets at the Main Library on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. or the South Library on Nov. 17 at 1 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.

Random Fandom: Sarah J. Maas

Are you obsessed with the fantasy novels of Sarah J. Maas? Test your knowledge in trivia games, enjoy delicious refreshments, and have fun with other members of the fandom at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. Ages 12 –18. Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Beep! Beep! Cars on the Move!

Beep! Beep! Cars are moving! Ages 3-7 are invited to go for a drive at the Albany-Springfield Library on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. and enjoy a story and activities. You can even create art with a toy car! 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 Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Wednesday, November 14

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.

Small Business Consulting

If you own a small business or are interested in starting one, take advantage of free business consulting at the Main Library on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Receive a private, one-hour consulting session in areas including business plans, advertising plans, inventory control, financial projections, cost analysis, and much more. This event is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University. Space is limited, so registration is required by calling (225) 664-6638.

Coloring & Coffee

Coloring is a relaxing activity, even for adults. Ages 18 and up are invited to visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library to unwind and treat yourself to coloring and coffee on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. The library will supply intricate coloring sheets and supplies. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

Coloring & Cocoa

Treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon break of coloring therapy and cozy hot cocoa at the Albany-Springfield Library on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Enjoy good company, browse magazines, and don’t bring a thing! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.

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, November 15

Hearth & Home Finger Knitting

Learn to knit without needles by using only your fingers. You don’t even need to know how to crochet or knit! Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. 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 Nov. 15 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.

Saturday, November 17

Freedom Bash

The Veterans Help Foundation presents the 1st Annual Freedom Bash with Craig Morgan and The Chase Tyler Band. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.etix.com and searching “freedom bash.”

Friday, November 23

Christmas in the Village

The City of Denham Springs will host several events in the Antique Village during the Christmas season, beginning with the Lighting of Old City Hall on Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. The night will also feature a radio show of “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. at Old City Hall. On Nov. 24, there will be a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The annual Chef’s Evening and Wine Tasting, a ticketed event, will be on Nov. 27 from 7-9 p.m. The Denham Springs Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Christmas Parade starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, followed by the Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Train Station Park on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 16, members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will put on a Live Nativity at Train Station Park, starting at 6 p.m. There will also be Christmas Caroling in the Village on Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 27. The Antique Village Toy Drive will run from Nov. 18 through Dec. 8. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com.

Saturday, December 1

Christmas Watercolor Class

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish invites children ages 6-12 years old to a Watercolor Painting Class on Dec. 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. Join instructor Shelly Frederick at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs. Students will watercolor paint a Christmas design. The cost for the class is $10 and includes supplies. To register, visit www.artslivingston.org and select Book a Class. Register early, as space is limited. Dress in appropriate clothing for a painting class. No outside food or drink allowed. For more information, call 225-664-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.

Walker Christmas Parade

The City of Walker annual Christmas Parade will be Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. You may enter to participate in the parade by filling out an entry form at www.walker.la.us and email it to lisa.frey@walker-la.gov. Line-up starts at Walker High School at 10 a.m. The parade travels down Burgess Avenue, turns right onto Hwy. 447, turns right onto Florida Blvd. to Palmetto, then ends at Walker High. Santa will be in the park at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 1

St. Joseph Winter Wonderland

The 10th annual St. Joseph Catholic Church “Winter Wonderland” Food Festival - A Taste of French Settlement will be held Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Local favorites on the pavilion will include chicken and andouille gumbo, seafood gumbo, pistolettes, fried fish, jambalaya, chicken tenders, hamburgers and more. There will also be a Sweet Shop with a large selection of homemade candy, cookies, cakes and soft serve ice cream treats. Other activities include craft booths (paintings, jewelry, wreaths, LSU and Saints items, bows, gift baskets, more), free activities for children (Santa, hay ride, crafts) and a classic car and truck show. The 3rd annual Light Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. with prizes. Visitors will also be able to tour Father Jason’s famous miniature Christmas Village, which includes New York City, Disney World, London and other landmarks.

Thursday, December 6

Christmasville Spectacular

First Baptist Church of Denham Springs will present Christmasville Spectacular on December 6th, 7th, & 8th. Everyone is invited to start a new family tradition that will give you the Christmas experience of a lifetime. Start indoors and sing along with family and friends your favorite Christmas carols. You can then transition outdoors where you will encounter carolers and interactive story cabins where cast members and actors invite you into the stories surrounding the first Christmas. Enjoy authentic sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas as you enter our Christmas Wonderland Gym to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and taste the freshly baked pastries. Inside you will also find Santa and his helpers busy at work. With all this going on, don't forget to stop by the petting zoo and catch a ride on the Bayou Express Train. This is a fun and interactive experience for the whole family. Please visit firsdenham.com/connect/christmasville for more information.

Saturday, December 8

Denham Christmas Parade

The annual Denham Springs Kiwanis Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., beginning at Denham Springs High School. The theme this year is “Christmas on the Bayou.”

Saturday, December 15

Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish is hosting two Holiday Cookie Decorating Classes on Dec. 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30- 3 p.m. with instructor Shelly Frederick. The fee is $25 for you and one child (ages 6 and up) and includes all supplies. You will leave with one dozen decorated cookies. The cost is $10 for each additional child and will include a half dozen more cookies. Registration is required as seating is limited. Deadline to register is Dec. 12. To register, visit www.artslivingston.org and select Book a Class. Aprons/appropriate dress is suggested. The classes will be held at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs. For more information, call 225-664-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.

Saturday, March 30

Walker High Class of 1974 reunion

The Walker High School 1974 Class Reunion will be held in the Walker Freshman High auditorium, 13443 Burgess Ave., Walker, on March 30, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Graduates, staff members and administrators are invited. Those interested can reach out on Facebook – search “Walker High School Class of 1974 Reunion” or call Jesse Barksdale 504-231-3720 or Leanna Harris 225-505-4097.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Christmas Caroling in the Village

Organizers of the Denham Springs Antique Village’s 4th annual “Christmas in the Village” invite the public to participate in an old-fashioned Christmas Caroling in the Village. They are looking for small or large groups who would like to sing Christmas carols at 10 designated music stops in the Antique Village on three Saturdays: Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. You can participate on any one or more of the scheduled dates. It takes about an hour to complete all stops, generally singing two songs at each stop. You may play instruments or sing a capella. After you complete your 10 music stops, visit the Old City Hall on Mattie Street and receive a “Thank You” gift as appreciation for participating. To join, contact Al Bye at 225-931-0704 or aabye@cox.net, and have at least two choices of times you would like to participate in the caroling. You will then be given a designated time and will be emailed the layout of the music stops. This activity is open to families, church groups, school groups, or friends.

ACLP call for entries

Former and current residents of Livingston Parish are invited to submit their original traditional and contemporary art for possible exhibition and possible publication in a coffee-table style book entitled “Preserving the Culture of Livingston Parish.” Juried entries of fiber art, paintings, photographs, pottery, sculptures, and woodworking pieces as inspired by life in Livingston Parish will be considered. Submissions will be accepted through Nov. 30. For more information, visit www.artslivingston.org.

VFW Travelers Florida trip

The VFW Travelers, a senior citizen travel group, invites you to join them on a trip to Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. The trip is scheduled for April 8-13, 2019. We will spend an entire day at the Holy Land Experience, a theme park about the Bible, and also visit Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Pier, Gatorland, Tiffany Chapel and Florida Natural Museum. The cost of the trip is $580 (double occupancy), which includes transportation, eight meals, admission to attractions and lodging. Our travel group is for adults 55 and older. For more information, call Debbie at (225) 665-2930 or Vi at (225) 665-1201. You can also visit our website at www.grouptrips.com, code “vfwtravelers.”

Denham Springs Lodge #297

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

Vision Rehab Services

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

Maison de Fleur tours

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

Passion Play & River Cruise

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

2nd chance AA meetings

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

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/.

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

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