Livingston Parish Calendar for Feb. 7, 2013

THURSDAY

  • Candle Making: 6 a.m., Livingston Library Branch, 20390 Iowa St. Patrons can make beeswax candles at the library. (225) 686-2436.
  • VITA Tax Preparation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch, 8101 U.S. 190. Patrons with an income limit of $50,000 can get free tax preparation help. Appointments are required. (225) 665-8118.
  • Preschool Story Time: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch, 26941 La. 43. (225) 567-1441.
  • Beeswax Candles: 4 p.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road. (225) 664-3693.
  • Young Writers Club: 5 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • Open Mic Night: 5:30 p.m., Watson Library Branch.
  • VITA Tax Preparation: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.
  • Couponing 101: 6 p.m., South Library Branch, 23477 La. 444. (225) 698-3015.
  • Adult Writers Circle: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

FRIDAY

  • Beginner Art Class: 10 a.m. to noon, Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. The class is for those who are 16 years old or older. Cost is $100 per session. To register or for more information, call (225) 664-1168.
  • Word Basics: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch.
  • eBook Workshop: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch. Patrons can learn how to use OverDrive, the library's eBook database. Registration is required.
  • Beeswax Candles: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

SATURDAY

  • Watson Quilters: 9 a.m. to noon, Watson Library Branch. The group, which is open to the public, meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
  • VITA Tax Preparation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.
  • Lupus Support Group: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • Jambalaya Benefit: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jeffrey's Collision, 33340 La. 16, Denham Springs. The benefit is for Brayden Posey, a fifth grader at Central Intermediate School. The funds will go to Posey's upcoming trip to Washington DC with the Junior Beta Club. The benefit will have food, raffles, race trucks and cars. (225) 276-5824.
  • Krewe of Tickfaw Boat Parade: 1 p.m., Shelly O'Neal Estates Part 2 to Tickfaw Boopalu's, La. 22, Springfield. Shelby, of the Swamp People, will serve as king for the parade, which will float from Shelly O'Neal Estates Part 2 to Warsaw Marina, 31803 Tetanne Drive, Springfield. The parade will then travel to King's Point and end at Tickfaw Boopalu's. The parade will award prizes for first, second and third places. To enter a boat, visit Boopalu's or Warsaw Marina. (225) 294-0144.
  • Magic Club of Watson: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Watson Library Branch. Members will practice magic and learn new magic.
  • Benefit Valentine Dinner: 5 p.m., Accountability Church, 33719 La. 16, Watson. The church's Youth Group will hold a benefit Valentine dinner. The dinner is free with the tips going to the youth group members who will serve the dinner. (225) 665-4444.
  • Valentine Pet Adoption Day: PetSmart, 1653 Millerville Road, Baton Rouge. The Livingston SPCA will hold a Valentine Pet Adoption Day with puppies, kittens, dogs and cats up for adoption. http://www.livingstonspca.com/adoptions/pets.html or spcaoflivingston@yahoo.com.
  • Volunteer Work Day: 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 assist in the care of the animals and maintenance of the facilities. (225) 698-3168, leslielatt@wildblue.net or http://www.wingsofhoperehab.org.

SUNDAY

  • Walker Mardi Gras Parade: 3 p.m., Walker High School, 12646 Burgess Ave., Walker. The parade will have vehicles, horses, wagons, bikes, floats and more. It will travel east on Burgess Avenue to the red light at Florida Boulevard. It will then travel back west on Florida Boulevard to Palmetto Street and back to the high school. Line-up will start at 1 p.m. To register, call (225) 665-4356.

MONDAY

  • Baby and Toddler Story Time: 9:45 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • Alzheimer's Support: 11:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • Excel Basics: 3 p.m., South Library Branch.
  • Intro to Internet: 4:30 p.m., Livingston Library Branch.
  • Word Basics II: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

WEDNESDAY

  • Stories, Songs and More: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.
  • Soul-Inspired Journaling: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch.
  • Story Time: 10 a.m., South Library Branch.
  • Mystery Mavens Book Club: 1 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The club is for enthusiasts of the mystery genre.
  • Powerpoint Basics: 3 p.m., South Library Branch.
  • Spine Tinglers Book Club: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch.
  • eBook Workshop: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

FEB. 14

  • VITA Tax Preparation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • Preschool Story time: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.
  • Sunny Side Up Book Club: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. Members read and discuss inspirational fiction.
  • Book Club: 10:30 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.
  • VITA Tax Preparation: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.
  • Candles, Cookies and Candy Teen Program: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.