Livingston Parish calendar for March 7, 2013

THURSDAY

VITA TAX PREPARATION: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch, 8101 U.S. 190; and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch, 26941 La. 43. The library will have free tax preparation for participants with an income limit of $50,000. Call (225) 567-1441 for the Albany-Springfield Branch and (225) 665-8118 for the Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

MATH MADNESS: 5 p.m., South Library Branch, 23477 La. 444. (225) 698-3015.

ACT PREP COURSE: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies is offering an ACT Preparation Course designed to assist high school students in improving their ACT scores. The prep course’s three sessions will be held on Thursday evenings, and costs $250 with all materials covered. Log on to http://www.southeastern.edu/es or call (225) 665-3303.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road. (225) 664-3693.

COUPONING: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch, 20390 Iowa St. (225) 686-2436.

ADULT WRITERS CIRCLE: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

FRIDAY

PUBLISHER BASICS: 10 a.m. to noon, Watson Library Branch.

FATHER-DAUGHTER BALL: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs. Denham Springs High School Project Graduation will sponsor a “Father-Daughter Semi-Formal Ball” to raise funds for the 2013 DSHS Project Graduation. The ball is open to girls in sixth grade and up and their fathers or father-figures. It will include a light dinner, a photo booth and music from the professional disc jockey Complete Music. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by calling or texting (225) 939-5782. All checks should be made payable to DSHS Project Graduation.

SATURDAY

WATSON QUILTERS: 9 a.m. to noon, Watson Library Branch. The local group meets on the second and fourth Saturday each month.

VITA TAX PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.

PIONEER DAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Antique District, Mattie Street, Denham Springs. “Pioneer Day” will feature a gristmill, cypress boat builders, a 1902 Fairbanks engine, a bee observation deck, a covered wagon, bluegrass music, food and a puppet show called “Epossum Ondas.” City Hall will also have a quilt and vintage clothing display.

ARTS & CRAFTS DAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tickfaw State Park, 27225 Patterson Road, Springfield. The arts and crafts event will have old-fashioned games, a puppet show, black powder weapon demonstrations and more than 60 local craft and art vendors. The admission fee is $1 per person. (225) 294-2218.

DR. SEUSS EXTRAVAGANZA: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Youths of all ages are invited to play games inspired by Dr. Seuss books, including “One Fish Two Fish,” “The Lorax” and “Yertle the Turtle.”

LUPUS SUPPORT: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

MAGIC CLUB: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Watson Library Branch. The club practices and learns magic.

LIVE OAK EAGLE GALA: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., North Park Recreation Center, corner of Eden Church and Lockhart roads, Denham Springs. The Friends and Alumni of Live Oak High School will hold its Second annual “Live Oak High School Eagle Gala.” Tickets are $100 per couple and include dinner for two, music performed by Ampersand, cash prizes, vacation give-a-ways and auction items. Tickets are available at Live Oak High School, Oak Point Fresh Market, Pizza Place and Double D Daiquiris.

JAMBALAYA COOK-OFF: Colyell Ballpark, Perilloux Road, Livingston. The Fifth annual “Jambalaya Cook-off” will award trophies and prizes. To register, call (225) 698-667, (225) 276-9241, (225) 323-1415 or send an email to cobanddale@eatel.net.

VOLUNTEER WORK DAY: Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary, 20591 Abe Hoover Road, Livingston. The sanctuary holds volunteer work days on the second Saturday of each month. Staff relies on volunteers to assist in the care of the animals and maintenance of the facilities. The goal of Wings of Hope is to release injured, ill or orphaned animals back into their natural habitat. (225) 698-3168, leslielatt@wildblue.net or http://www.wingsofhoperehab.org.

MONDAY

BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME: 9:45 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

INTRO TO INTERNET: 10 a.m., Livingston 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.

EMAIL BASICS: 3 p.m., South Library Branch.

LINE DANCING: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch. The library will host beginner line dancing classes. Registration is required.

COMPUTER BASICS: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

TUESDAY

BEGINNER DRAWING & PAINTING FOR ADULTS: 10 a.m. to noon, Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. The class is open to those 16 or older, and is limited to 10 participants. The cost is $100 per session. (225) 664-1168.

STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch.

STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

WORD BASICS: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

VITA TAX PREPARATION: 5:30 p.m., Livingston Library Branch.

ANIME CULTURE NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch. The club watches and discusses anime and manga while learning about Japanese culture.

TEEN CRAFT AND WATCH: 5:30 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Teens are invited to make accordion picture frames while watching a sci-fi movie.

YOUTUBE VIEWER’S CHOICE: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. Teens are invited to cast their votes in the 2013 Viewer’s Choice YouTube Awards. The categories are Funny, Viral, Music and Animation with each having five videos to choose from. Teens will also vote on an overall best video.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING PROGRAM: 6 p.m., Women Outreaching Women office, 26876 4-H Club Road, Denham Springs. Women Outreaching Women is hosting its semiannual domestic violence training program for students, volunteers and community leaders interested in learning more about domestic violence and becoming part of the solution. The training is a 20-hour course for non-direct services and 40 hours for individuals interested in working directly with clients. The cost is $20 per 20 hours. (225) 791-3940 or assistant@womenowomen.com.

PILOT CLUB: 6:45 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION: PARDS Fitness and Aquatics Center, North Park. The center will offer three sessions of Lifeguard Certification classes beginning Tuesday. Classes will also include CPR/First Aid/ AED certification. Call (225) 664-8099 for cost information and session dates.

WEDNESDAY

SOUL INSPIRED JOURNALING: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. The club highlights the personal benefits of journaling.

MAKE AN INDOOR HERB GARDEN: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Master Gardener Betty Amacker will teach patrons about herbs before patrons decorate herb planters and plant cilantro, oregano or sage. Registration is required.

STORIES, SONGS AND MORE: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.

STORY TIME: 10 a.m., South Library Branch.

MYSTERY MAVENS BOOK CLUB: 1 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

PUBLISHER BASICS: 3 p.m., South Library Branch.

VITA TAX PREPARATION: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Watson Library Branch.

SCORES BACK SESSION ACT: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The proctor will talk about how to read practice scores and how to raise those scores. Students must register online at http://www.PrincetonReview.com.

MARCH 14

VITA TAX PREPARATION: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch; and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.

SUNNY SIDE UP BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. The club reads inspirational fiction.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.

BOOK CLUB: 10:30 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.

END OF THE RAINBOW: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to enjoy refreshments and make bookmarks at the “End of the Rainbow” program.

SPINE TINGLERS BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch.