Livingston Parish calendar for June 20, 2013

THURSDAY

GADGET HELP DESK: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch, 8101 U.S. 190. The library will help patrons put eBooks, audiobooks and magazines on their e-readers, mp3 players, smartphones or tablets. (225) 665-8118.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch, 26941 La. 43. (225) 567-1441.

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

PIRATE TREASURE HUNT: 2 p.m., Livingston Library Branch, 20390 Iowa St. Patrons ages 6 to 11 will follow a map to find treasure, play pirate games and make a pirate craft. Registration is required. (225) 686-2436.

LIFE-SIZED CLUE GAME: 2 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Teens are invited to play a life-sized version of the board game Clue. Participants can dress up as their favorite Clue characters as well.

ESL CLASS: 4:30 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. The free conversational English class is for non-native English speakers at all levels of ability.

DIG DEEP PUPPET SHOW: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Patrons ages 3 to 11 will learn about dinosaurs, make dinosaur tracks and dig for dinosaur bones. Registration is required.

VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETINGS: 6 p.m., Walker Municipal Building, 10136 Florida Blvd., Walker. The Livingston Parish Veterans Association meeting. The association will continue planning its Red, White and Blue celebration for July 4.

EDWARD LIVINGSTON HISTORICAL ASSOC.: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch.

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

MASONIC LODGE GARAGE SALE: 6 a.m., Denham Springs Masonic Lodge, 313 Benton St., next to the Antique Village. The proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

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. http://www.lhsa.webs.com or (225) 664-3150.

BOOK SALE AT THE LIBRARY: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The Friends of the Livingston Library System will host a book sale.

BENEFIT FOR CARSYN COSGROVE: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friendship Community Benefit Center, corner of Walker North and Springfield roads. The center will sell jambalaya, pastalaya and spaghetti to benefit Carsyn Cosgrove. (225) 236-5904 or (601) 807-4047.

WOW VOLUNTEER MEETING: 10 a.m., Women Outreaching Women, Inc., 26876 4-H Club Road, Denham Springs. Women Outreaching Women, Inc., a non-profit organization operating a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, (225) 665-9100, and an emergency shelter in Livingston Parish for women and children fleeing family violence, will hold a meeting for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer. (225) 791-3940.

SOAP MAKING: 10 a.m., South Library Branch, 23477 La. 444. Patrons will make Fleur De Lis goat’s milk or oatmeal soaps. (225) 698-3015.

SONGWRITER’S CIRCLE: 2 p.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road. Patrons can bring instruments, sit in a circle and play original songs for the group who will provide tips and critique the music. (225) 664-3693.

SUNDAY

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

“TO ATHENS” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Abundant Life Church, 206 Edgewood Drive, Denham Springs. The school, “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth,” will last until Thursday and is for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. To register, visit http://www.alcfamily.com or call (225) 665-7000.

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.

TWEEN TIE DYE: 2 p.m., Watson Library Branch. Tweens can tie dye T-shirts, jeans or other cotton items. Registration is required.

“COLOSSAL COASTER WORLD” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Colyell Baptist Church, 19524 La. 42, Livingston. The vacation bible school is children age 4 to students in sixth grade. (225) 698-6243.

CHILDREN’S DRAWING & PAINTING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., South Live Oak Elementary School, Room 602, 8400 Cecil Drive, Denham Springs. The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will sponsor art classes for children who are in second to sixth grade. Classes will continue until Thursday at the same time and place. Students will focus on the elements of art and the principles of design. The cost is $40 for ACLP members and $45 for others. (225) 954-2700.

EXCEL BASICS: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Call the library to register.

TUESDAY

LIFE-SIZED CLUE GAME: 6 a.m., Livingston Library Branch.

SUMMER RE-TESTING: 8 a.m. to noon, Denham Springs Junior High, 401 Hatchell Lane; Southside Junior High, 26535 La. 16, Denham Springs; Live Oak High, 36079 La. 16, Denham Springs; Walker Freshman High, 13443 Burgess Ave.; Doyle High, 20480 Circle Drive, Livingston; and Springfield Elementary, 25190 Blood River Road. Re-testing for fourth- through eighth-grade Leap and the end-of-course test will start Tuesday and end June 28. The cost is $35 for home school or non-public school students. Public school students can re-test for free.

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

MELONSONGS: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch; and 2 p.m., Albany-Springfield Branch. Philip Melancon will weave stories and songs together for patrons of all ages.

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

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Tweens can learn about life in ancient Egypt with activities, including hieroglyphic writing, pyramid building and mummy making. Registration is required.

STEAMPUNK CRAFT SERIES: 2 p.m., Watson Library Branch. The craft series is for patrons, ages 12 to 18, interested in creating a variety of steampunk-inspired craft projects, including rocket packs, jewelry and book top hats. Registration is required.

ANIME MOVIE NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The board suggests programs, volunteers at the library and helps choose books for the Young Adult section.

SCI-FI BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. Members will discuss “City of Pearl” by Karen Traviss.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT: 6 p.m., Denham Springs. Women Outreaching Women will hold a support group meeting for women involved in domestic violence and/or survivors of domestic violence. For location, call (225) 791-3940 or email assistant@womenowomen.com.

BEGINNER LINE DANCING: 7 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Patrons can learn simple line dancing steps. Registration is required.

WEDNESDAY

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

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

MELONSONGS: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch and 2 p.m., Watson Library Branch.

WORD BASICS: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. The computer class is free.

GARDEN PARTY: 2 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Tweens will decorate garden stones, learn about garden plants and play traditional games at the party. Registration is required.

EXCEL BASICS: 3 p.m., South Library Branch. The computer class is free.

ALZHEIMER CAREGIVER SUPPORT: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

CANDY SUSHI & CHARM: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch. Teens can make candy sushi and Japan-related charms. Registration is required.

JUNE 27

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

MELONSONGS: 10 a.m., South Library Branch.

STEAMPUNK CRAFT SERIES: 2 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.

LIFE-SIZED CLUE GAME: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.

CAVE PAINTING: 2 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. Patrons, ages 8 to 11, can learn about ancient cave painters and create their own cave paintings. Registration is required.

ESL CLASS: 4:30 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. The free conversational English class is open to non-native English speakers at all levels of ability.

BOOKIES BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch. Members will discuss “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant.

ADULT CRAFT & WATCH: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. Adult patrons can watch the movie “Moonrise Kingdom” and make coasters using a few simple supplies. Registration is required.

BEGINNER FLY TYING: 6 p.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Patrons can learn basic fly-tying techniques with avid fisherman, Robert DeSoto. The library will provide the materials. Registration is required.