Around Livingston for April 1, 2013

Parents in Livingston Parish can begin registering their children for kindergarten Friday at four schools located in the parish.

Parents must bring a certified birth certificate, social security card, complete immunization record and four proofs of residence to register.

Registration is available at the following locations:

French Settlement Elementary, 15810 La. 16, French Settlement, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Juban Parc Elementary, 12555 Brown Road, Denham Springs, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Northside Elementary, 1090 Robbie St., Denham Springs, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Walker Elementary, 13327 Wildcat Drive, Walker, 9 a.m. to noon.

Information about registration can be found at the School Board’s website http://www.lpsb.org or call (225) 686-7044.

Scholarship luncheon

Outstanding local high school students will be honored at a scholarship and awards luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 at the Carter Plantation Resort and Golf Course, 23475 Carter Trace, Springfield.

Officials at the luncheon will award the following scholarships: the Arts Award, the Alice Sibley Award, the Ability Beyond Award and the Academic Scholarship.

Contact the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce at (225) 665-8155 for information.

Denham’s Got Talent

Aspiring local singers and future entertainers will compete at “Denham’s Got Talent” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 12 at the Jacket Gym, 1000 N. Range Ave., in Denham Springs.

The winner will receive a free professional recording session, hundreds of dollars worth of gifts and gift certificates and the opportunity to perform at the 2013 Dukes of Hazzard reunion.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the 2013 Denham Springs High School Project Graduation, which provides a safe and entertaining environment for graduating seniors to spend their night with classmates, organizers said.

The entry fee for contestants will be $20 and sign-up forms can be found online at the 2013 DSHS Project Graduation’s Facebook page, or by contacting Carey Wascom at (225) 665-8190.

Tickets will be sold at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for students with a valid school ID.

Republican Women meeting

On Wednesday, the Livingston Parish Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Wholly Grounds, 27988 Walker S. Road.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will serve as the guest speaker.

Reservations are required by calling (225) 931-9206 or send an email to: terriday@eatel.net.

Cowboy Up for a Cure

The Livingston Parish Relay for Life will sponsor “Cowboy Up for a Cure” Saturday at BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center, 6400 River Road, Baton Rouge.

The bull-riding competition will start at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Livingston’s Parish’s Relay for Life.

Contact stacey.howard58@yahoo.com for information.

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