Livingston Parish Calendar for Jan. 10, 2013

Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Chloe Hall, 6, left, chooses pizza toppings to fit the USDA's MyPlate food groups with help from library worker Wendy Bourg, right, during a presentation on Friday on healthy eating at the Livingston Parish Library South Branch in Livingston. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Chloe Hall, 6, left, chooses pizza toppings to fit the USDA's MyPlate food groups with help from library worker Wendy Bourg, right, during a presentation on Friday on healthy eating at the Livingston Parish Library South Branch in Livingston.

THURSDAY

  • SUNNY SIDE UP BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road. The club reads and discusses inspirational fiction. For more information, call (225) 664-3693.
  • PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch, 26941 La. 43. For more information, call (225) 567-1441.
  • BOOK CLUB: 10:30 a.m., Livingston Library Branch, 20390 Iowa St. For more information, call (225) 686-2436.
  • ACT PREP COURSE: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. SLU's Division of Extended Studies will offer an ACT Preparation Course to help high school students improve their ACT scores. The course will emphasize mathematics and English and will have three sessions with the first session being from this Thursday to Feb. 7. The second session will start in March and the third will start in May. All classes will be held on Thursdays. Cost is $250 per session, which includes all materials. To register or for more information, visit http://www.southeastern.edu/es or call (225) 665-3303.
  • GENEALOGY 101: 6 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. The library will offer an introduction class for amateur family history enthusiasts. Registration is required.
  • SPINE TINGLERS BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch.
  • SLITHER INTO THE NEW YEAR -- THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch, 8101 U.S. 190. Teens are invited to celebrate the Year of the Sanke by eating spring rolls and fortune cookies and making paper lanterns. They can also read zodiac signs and discover what lies ahead in 2013. For more information, call (225) 665-8118.

FRIDAY

  • COMMODITY PICK UP: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 2171 Tower Drive, Denham Springs. All participants should bring their picture IDs and those who have not signed up must bring picture ID, proof of Livingston residence and proof of income. For more information, call (225) 665-1623.
  • E-MAIL BASICS: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. The computer class is free.

SATURDAY

  • VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS: The Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary, 20591 Abe Hoover Road, Livingston. "Volunteer Work Days" are held on the second Saturday of each month. The wildlife sanctuary staff relies on volunteers to help care for animals and maintain the facilities. The goal of Wings of Hope is to release injured, ill, or orphaned animals back into their natural habitat. For more information, call (225) 698-3168, email leslielatt@wildblue.net or visit http://www.wingsofhope
    rehab.org.
  • WATSON QUILTERS: 9 a.m., Watson Library Branch.
  • LUPUS SUPPORT: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • LOUISIANA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY RECEPTION AND SEMINARS: 11 a.m., reception; noon to 2 p.m., seminars, Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell Street, Denham Springs. The Louisiana Photographic Society will exhibit their works with a free reception and mini-seminars. Participants can meet the photographers and have free refreshments. The mini-seminars are "Action Photography" by John Korduner, "Travel Photography" by Tommy Graner and "Landscapes and Outdoor Photography" by John Gallagher. For more information, call (225) 664-1168.
  • MAGIC CLUB: 2 p.m., Watson Library Branch.

MONDAY

  • BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME: 9:45 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • INTERNET BASICS: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch. The class is free.
  • PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT: 11:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • BUDGETING BASICS: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The library will have a class on basic budgeting concepts. The class is a part of a series of classes on financial basics sponsored by Primerica and the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce. Registration is required.

TUESDAY

  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Watson Library Branch. The library will have private, one-hour consulting sessions on business plans, advertising plans, inventory control, financial projections, cost analysis and more. The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will sponsor. Registration is required by calling (225) 686-2489.
  • DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: 3:30 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. Patrons can play Dungeons and Dragons at the library.
  • YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The goal of the club is to write for both publication and performance.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Members will discuss "The Selection" by Keira Cass.
  • BASIC HATHA YOGA: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. Elan Adams, owner and instructor of Spiral Branch Yoga, will teach a basic Hatha yoga class. Registration is required.
  • ECLECTIC BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Members will discuss "Rising Tide" by John M. Barry.
  • AMVETS POST 68 MEETINGS: 7 p.m., Amvets Post 68, 26890 La. 42, Springfield. For more information, call (225) 294-8968.

WEDNESDAY

  • INTERNET BASICS: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Preregistration is required.
  • MASTER GARDENERS MEETING: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.
  • STORIES, SONGS AND MORE: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m., South Library Branch, 23477 La. 444. For more information, call (225) 698-3015.
  • SOUL INSPIRED JOURNALING: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. Soul Inspired Journaling is a club that highlights the personal benefits of journaling.
  • MASTER GARDENERS: 11 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • INTERNET BASICS: 3 p.m., South Library Branch.
  • SPINE EDUCATION SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The library will have a seminar featuring Chambliss Harrod from the Spine Center of Baton Rouge. Harrod will explain the surgical options for managing back pain. The seminar is part of a series of seminars for Spine Education Month co-sponsored by Dutch Physical Therapy and the Livingston Parish Library. Registration is required by calling (225) 588-2068 or emailing amys@dutchpt.com.

JAN. 17

  • PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.
  • GRIEF SUPPORT: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • PARENT OUTREACH: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Literacy and Technology Center. Parents are invited to learn about services, programs and events offered through the Livingston Parish Special Education Department. The outreach is for families who have children, ages 3 to 21, who receive special education services and/or are in the Gifted and Talented program. The outreach will have pizza and children's activities. For more information, call (225) 667-1098.
  • FAMILY STORY TIME: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • EDWARD LIVINGSTON HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MEETING: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch.
  • PUBLISHER BASICS: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch. The class is free.