Around Livingston for Feb. 18, 2013

Westside Junior High, 12615 Burgess Ave., Walker, will host Family Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym.

Call (225) 665-8259.

Animal control meeting

The Parish Animal Control Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, which is inside a fenced area just north of U.S. 190 by the Livingston water tower. Meeting notices are posted at the shelter.

Turkey banquet

The Livingston Limbhangers, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the North Park Recreation Center. The event will feature silent and live auctions, raffles and other games, organizers said.

Contact Jason Harris at (225) 223-5169 for information.

Young Writers Club

The Denham Springs-Walker Library’s Young Writers Club will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The club, which is open to youth between the ages of 10 and 17, helps participants learn how to write for both publication and performance.

Young writers are encouraged to explore their writing interests and develop their voice and style through collaborative activities, library officials said. The program also offers free workshops in poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction.

Call (225) 665-8118 for information.

Textile exhibit

Denham Springs Old City Hall Museum, 115 Mattie St., will host a textile exhibit through March 4. Items will include vintage clothing and accessories from the 1950s-1980s, organizers said.

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (225) 667-7512.

Pet adoptions

Pet Smart Charities and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Livingston will host a national adoption weekend, “Paws for a Cause, Spring Into Adoption,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Call (225) 788-6940 or send an email to laspca@aol.com.

FCA Variety Show

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its annual variety show at 5 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 308 N. River Road, Denham Springs.

Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased in advance at Sport-N-Center in Denham Springs, Live Oak Pharmacy in Watson and Wholly Ground Coffee House in Walker.

Contact Bob Ingalls at (225) 907-4067 or bingalls@fca.org.

Heart screenings

North Oaks Health Systems will offer “Make a Date with your Heart,” a free event that will review the risk factors of cardiovascular disease in both men and women, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex, 17199 Spring Ranch Road, Livingston.

Dinner is included. The event will also provide tips to prevent heart disease and for living healthy.

Register at http://www.northoaks.org/heart or call (985) 230-6647 in Hammond or (225) 686-4885 in Livingston.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058, by fax at (225) 664-9710 and by email at florida@theadvocate.com.