Livingston Parish Calendar for March 14, 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 offer free tax preparation for participants with an income limit of $50,000. Call (225) 665-8118 for the Denham Springs-Walker branch and (225) 567-1441 for the Albany-Springfield branch.

SUNNY SIDE UP BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road. The club reads inspirational fiction. (225) 664-3693.

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

BOOK CLUB: 10:30 a.m., Livingston Library Branch, 20390 Iowa St. (225) 686-2436.

ESL CLASS: 4:30 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. The library will have conversational English classes for non-native English speakers at all levels of ability.

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

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

MARCH OF DIMES MEETING: Walker Parks & Recreational Department, 13740 Ball Park Drive, Walker. March of Dimes will hold an informational meeting for team captains and anyone interested in getting a team for the March of Dimes event. The event will be at 8:30 a.m. April 13 at Sidney Hutchinson Memorial Park in Walker. March of Dimes helps prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Go to http://www.marchforbabies.org, cdomecq@marchofdimes.com or call (225) 249-5081.

FRIDAY

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

WWII MEMORIAL WEEKEND DANCE: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Old South Jamboree, 9554 Florida Blvd., Walker. “The William W. Perkins WWII Memorial Weekend” will take place Friday and Saturday starting with the “USO/Swing Dance.” The dance will feature a tribute to the golden age of radio by The Spotlight Theater Players and swing music from Rosie and The Swinging Riveters. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door. Call (225) 315-3776 or visit http://www.ww2memorialweekend.com.

CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER: 7 p.m., Midway Baptist Church, 27284 South Satsuma Road, Livingston. Maxim Ammosov, of Jews for Jesus, will present “Christ in the Passover.” Admission is free. (225) 324-2414 or (225) 698-3423.

SATURDAY

VITA TAX PREPARATION: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, Livingston Library Branch; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.

WWII MEMORIAL WEEKEND BATTLE REENACTMENT: 9 a.m., Sidney Hutchinson Memorial Park, 13730 Ball Park Road, Walker. “The William W. Perkins WWII Memorial Weekend” will continue with a battle reenactment, firing demonstrations of World War II weapons, displays and vendors with food and merchandise. Visit http://www.ww2memorialweekend.com or call (225) 315-3776.

HORSE SHOW: 9 a.m., South Park Arena, 30372 Eden Church Road, Denham Springs. The Livingston Horse Show Association will hold an open horse show, which will start with halter followed by judged and timed events. http://www.lhsa.webs.com or (225) 664-3150.

JAMBALAYA BENEFIT: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friendship Community Benefit Center, corner of Walker North Road and Springfield Road. The center will sell jambalaya, pastalaya and spaghetti to benefit J.C. “T-Boy” Jarreau, Jr. (225) 305-5755 or (225) 243-7905.

WINTER TEA AND AUCTION: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs. The Denham Springs Pilot Club will hold a “Farewell to Winter Tea and Auction” benefit. The benefit will have an ongoing silent and Chinese auctions. The cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation, call (225) 202-6160.

PRINCESS AND THE PEA: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch. The Octavians Theater Group will perform “The Princess and the Pea.”

SONGWRITERS CIRCLE: 2 p.m., Watson Library Branch. Patrons will bring their own instruments and play original songs for the group to critique. Songwriting is strongly encouraged, but not required.

TEEN ANIME CLUB: 3 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Members will discuss anime and manga while learning about Japanese culture.

GOSPEL SINGING: 6 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church, 9768 Florida Blvd., Walker. The singing will feature Hunter May. The public is invited. (225) 445-4927.

SUNDAY

ST. PAWTRICKS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., PetSmart, 1653 Millerville Road, Baton Rouge. The Livingston SPCA will hold its “St. Pawtricks Cat Adoption Day.” http://www.livingstonspca.com or spcaoflivingston@yahoo.com.

ST. PATRICK’S PARADE: 2 p.m., Carter Plantation, 23475 Carter Trace, Springfield. The Historic Carter House Society will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Parade to raise money to restore the Carter House. It will start in the first parking lot by the Carter Plantation Pavilion. Participants can walk or ride on floats. Floats can be bikes, wagons, golf carts and lawnmowers. Cars, trucks and boats are not allowed in the parade. Lineup will start at 1:45 p.m. (225) 933-1323.

LUTHERAN SERVICE: 3 p.m., St. Francis Episcopal Church, 726 Maple St., Denham Springs. Lutheran services are at 3 p.m. Sundays. (225) 803-9636 or (225) 766-4610.

MONDAY

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

INTRO TO WORD: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

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

LIVINGSTON AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY: 7 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

DENHAM SPRINGS ATHLETICS MEETING: 7 p.m., Big Mike’s, 123 Aspen Square, Denham Springs. Supporters of Yellow Jacket athletics are invited to the Denham Springs Athletic Association meeting. (225) 754-2581 or (225) 791-3258.

TUESDAY

VITA TAX PREPARATION: 9 a.m. to noon, South Library Branch, 23477 La. 444; and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. (225) 698-3015 for the South branch.

GENEALOGY 102: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch. The class will teach patrons how to research their genealogy online and introduce them to vital genealogy sites. Registration is required.

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.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT: 10 a.m., Denham Springs. Women Outreaching Women (W.O.W.) will hold a support group meeting for women involved in domestic violence and/or survivors of domestic violence. Childcare is provided. For location, call (225) 791-3940 or email assistant@womenowomen.com.

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

LIVINGSTON PARISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Noon to 1 p.m., Livingston Library Branch.

SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Watson Library Branch. The library offers one-hour consulting sessions on advertising, inventory control, financial projections and other business topics for small business owners or patrons interested in becoming small business owners. The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will sponsor. Registration is required.

INTERMEDIATE WORD: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The computer class is free, but registration is required.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: 3:30 p.m., Livingston Branch Library. Patrons are invited to play Dungeons and Dragons.

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The club is open to writers, 10 to 17 years old, who wish to write for publication or performance.

TEEN CRAFT AND WATCH: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch.

DRAWING & PAINTING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., South Live Oak Elementary School, 8400 Cecil Drive, Room 602. The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will hold drawing and painting classes for grades two to six. Students should bring regular No. 2 pencils and a drawing pad. The cost is $40 for ACLP members and $45 for others. Call (225) 954-2700 to enroll.

TWEEN BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Members will discuss “Moon Over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool and enjoy refreshments.

ECLECTIC BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Members will discuss “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck.

AMVETS POST 68 MEETING: 7 p.m., Amvets Post 68, 26890 La. 42, Springfield. (225) 294-8968.

WEDNESDAY

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

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

MASTER GARDENERS: 11 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

DUTCH PHYSICAL THERAPY: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

MARCH 21

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.

GRIEF SUPPORT: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

WORD BASICS: 2 p.m., Watson Library Branch.

ESL CLASS: 4:30 p.m., Livingston Library Branch.

COUPONING 101: 6 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Maggie Howes, the award-winning owner and writer of MyBatonRougeMommy.com, will teach patrons how to save half of monthly grocery bills. MyBatonRougeMommy.com is a website dedicated to helping people save money.

PUPPET SHOW: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The puppet show will have stories, songs and more.

GENEALOGY 102: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Watson Library Branch.

EDWARD LIVINGSTON HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Livingston Library Branch.