Thursday, July 19
Tie Dye T-Shirts
Adults will have a groovy time creating tie dye T-shirts. Bring your own T-shirt or other piece of cloth made of natural, washable fabrics (such as cotton) to the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 19 at 10 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
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 July 19 at 1 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
Hey Now Hooping
Come see a Circus-style hoopdance performance and story. Enjoy interactive hula-hoop playtime for everyone and a big finale hoopdance performance with LED lit hula-hoops at the South Library on July 19 at 2 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
Music…Dance… Paint! Shake, sway, jump and jitter! Ages 3-7 are invited to visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 19 at 2 p.m. to move in the library and create a giant mural. 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 Albany-Springfield Library on July 19 at 2 p.m. or the Main Library on July 23 at 5 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.
LYP monthly meeting
The Livingston Young Professionals, a group for those age 21-40, will meet July 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Business Office, 248 Veterans Blvd., Denham Springs. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready to rock? Teens ages 12-18 are invited to visit the Watson Library on July 19 at 5:30 p.m. for a night filled with music, improv, karaoke, and s’mores! Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
Musical Craft Collage
Challenge your creativity by creating a music-themed collage using magazine cuttings and other materials at the South Library on July 19 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
Friday, July 20
An improvisation class spearheaded by local theater teacher Fabiola Reno will be held Friday, July 20, at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish. The two-hour session will take place from 10 a.m. until noon at the ACLP gallery, located at 133 Hummell Street in the Denham Springs Antique Village. The class is open to students in grades 2-12, and beginners are encouraged to come. The cost is $30 per actor, and payments will be taken the morning of the class. Enrollment is limited, so to guarantee a place on the class roster, contact Reno at email@example.com.
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 July 20 at 10:30 a.m., the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 23 or 24 at 9:45 a.m., the South Library on July 23 at 10 a.m. or the Main Library on July 25 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 21
Cook-off benefit for Louis Vicknair
A jambalaya/pastalaya cook-off to benefit cancer patient Louis Vicknair, a longtime umpire and basketball referee, will be held July 21 at Colyell Ballpark, located at 19391 Perrilloux Road in Livingston. The cookoff will begin at 7 a.m., and plates will be served at noon. Plates will sell for $8 each, and they come with white beans, bread and dessert. Kids under 6 eat free. Proceeds will be used to cover medical procedures and treatment for Vicknair, who does not have medical insurance.
Pelican State Bike Race
Pelican State Credit Union is hosting its 15th Annual Free Kids Bike Race on July 21 in Denham Springs. The festivities will take place in the parking lot of Abundant Life Church at 206 Edgewood Drive in Denham Springs. Sign-in starts at 9 a.m., and the bike races begin at 10 a.m. There will be three races divided by age group: 5 and under, 6-9 and 10-12. All race participants will receive a medal of completion and a goody bag after being cheered on by their family members, friends and Petey the Pelican. This completely free family event is open to the public, and all participants ages 12 and under are entered to win one of three parties for 10 at Area 51! There will be healthy refreshments, music and games, fire truck tours, a bounce house and face painting for the kids, as well as door prizes for parents. For more information, call 408-6228.
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 email@example.com.
LIGO Science Saturday
Learn about Reflection and Refraction "R&R" at the LIGO - Livingston Science Education Center Free Science Saturday on July 21. 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/.
Benefit for Brynleigh Bowers
A benefit for Brynleigh Bowers, the 6-month-old daughter of Aaron and Jennie Bowers, will be held at Fred’s on the River from 1-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. The event will include jambalaya and pastalaya plates ($7 each) from 1-6 p.m., live music all day ($5 cover), Bryson’s Lemonade Stand ($2 per cup) from 1-6 p.m., a 50/50 raffle, and more than $5,000 in raffle items donated by local businesses ($10 per ticket). Brynleigh was born with congenital heart defects (two holes in her heart) and one kidney. She also has a small ventricular septal defect, and because of this, she will undergo open heart surgery on July 24. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 403-6655.
Enter a world of scientific discovery! Ages 8 -11 can visit the Watson on July 21 at 2 p.m. or the Main Library on July 30 at 2:30 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.
Grand Country Junction
On July 21, attend the Country Roads featuring Tuzack Martin show at the Grand Country Junction. 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. Other performers include Brenda Harrell, Greg Manchester, Brandon Bordelon, Jim Hawthorne, Brett Bostwick and The Junction Boys. 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.
Monday, July 23
No Worries Just Birdies Golf Tournament
Registration is underway for the No Worries Just Birdies Golf Tournament. This event, spearheaded by Anthony Richard and James Macias, is set for July 23 at Greystone Country Club in Denham Springs and will operate as a four-person golf scramble. The proceeds will be used for playground equipment repairs and additional equipment for students with special needs at South Walker Elementary School. For more information, call (985) 320-3624, (225) 405-2271 or (225) 400-1866. To register, call Greystone Country Club at (225) 667-6744.
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 Albany-Springfield Library on July 23 at 10 a.m. or the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 27 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library 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 July 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
Tuesday, July 24
Classical Garden Party
Indulge in a fantasy garden fête, with activities inspired by classical music themes full of gnomes, fairies, and trolls. Visit the South Library on July 24 at 10 a.m. Registration is required. 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 South Library on July 24 at 3 p.m. Ages 12-18. Registration 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 Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 24 at 5 p.m. Registration is required. 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 Watson Library on July 24 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
Murder Mystery Cafe
Ages 18 and up are invited to enjoy a performance by the Livingston Parish Library Mystery Players at the Albany-Springfield Library on July 24 at 6 p.m., the Watson Library on July 25 at 6 p.m. or the Main Library on July 27 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy special coffee drinks, pastries, and figure out who done it! 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 July 24 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.
H.O.P.E. Grief Support Groups
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, July 24, July 31, Aug. 14, Aug. 21, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The group facilitator is Christine Brasseaux, LMSW, THBR Social Worker. The classes take place at Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive (off O’Neal Lane), in the Chapel on the first floor. 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, July 25
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.
Sharpie Tie Dye
Ages 5-11 are invited to visit the Albany-Springfield Library on July 25 at 2 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.
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, July 26
End of Summer Harry Potter Party
Celebrate the End of Summer and the 38th birthday of the Boy Who Lived! Get sorted and then enjoy trivia, potions class, birthday cake, and more at the Albany-Springfield Library on July 26 at 2 p.m., the South Library on July 31 at 3 p.m., the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 31 at 5 p.m., the Watson Library on July 31 at 5:30 p.m., or the Main Library on July 31 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
The Sound of Science
Ages 5-11 are invited to get hands-on with The Sound of Science. Learn about how sound works, see waves in motion, and take home your own experiment! Visit the Denham Springs-Walker Library on July 26 at 2 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
The Watson Library hosts LEGO Club for ages 5-11 on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. The club meets each month with a different theme. LEGOs provided. Registration 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 July 26 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the library or visit www.mylpl.info.
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 email@example.com.
Satsuma Backpack Giveaway
Satsuma Baptist Church, 29880 South Satsuma Rd. Livingston, will host the annual Backpack Giveaway on July 28 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be games, food, and free backpacks! For more information, call 225-686-2563.
The 32nd Annual Blind River Bar Garfish Rodeo will be held at Manny’s on Hwy. 22 in Maurepas on July 28-29. Cost is $75 per boat to enter. All proceeds will be donated to LFACC (Louisiana Friends Against Childhood Cancer) St. Jude. Sign up begins July 28 at noon. “Big Gar” is $1,000, and there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall weight and biggest trash fish (no sharks). There is a 10 gar/50 jug limit, and gar must be fresh. You can only fish in waters accessible from Blind River. Turn in your card between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. For more information, call (225) 324-5695.
“Salvation Under The Big Top” - Kid’s Revival!
The “Salvation Under The Big Top” - Kid’s Revival will be held at First Pentacostal Church of Livingston, 29586 S. Frost Rd. Livingston, LA 70754, on July 28 at 5 p.m. and July 29 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. It will be a time full of fun, games, space walks, snow machines, snowballs, and a life changing message of salvation! The 5 p.m. event will consist of lots of games, snowballs, water slides, free food, and much more! For more information, call (225) 380-8350 or visit fpcoflivingston.com.
Tuesday, August 14
Christian Women’s Job Corps
Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) is taking applications for fall semester participants and volunteers through Aug. 14. CWJC provides a free 10-week training program (including computer skills, job skills, life skills and Bible study) for unemployed and underemployed women ages 18 or older. Classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday at Hebron Baptist Church in Denham Springs, Sept. 4 – Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Applicants must be interviewed before Sept. 1, 2018, to be invited to attend. Online qualifications and applications may be printed from: http://elbamissions.org/christian-womens-job-corps and mailed to: Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association, 9126 Comar Drive, Walker, LA 70785. For more information, or to register for volunteer and mentor training to be held on Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-664-9309.
The Way of Water Exhibit
The Arts Council of Livingston Parish invites everyone to visit their gallery in August and September for the exhibit “The Way of Water.” This natural resource plays a vital role in our community – bringing both life and sometimes destruction. The artists will be inspired by, but not limited to, our wetlands, creeks, rivers and lakes. The various mediums of artwork will reflect the relationship of water to our life in Livingston Parish. ACLP is hosting this exhibit as a part of their partnering with the Denham Springs Main Street Association in celebrating The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, “Water/Ways.” The Smithsonian Exhibit will be at Historic Old City Hall during August and September. The exhibit will begin on Aug. 1 and end on Sept. 22. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the gallery, 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs. Artists will be present, and light refreshments will be served.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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