Livingston Parish calendar for June 27, 2013

THURSDAY

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

MELONSONGS: 10 a.m., South Library Branch, 23477 La. 444. Philip Melancon will weave stories and songs together for patrons of all ages. (225) 698-3015.

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

LIFE-SIZED CLUE GAME: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch, 8101 U.S. 190. Teens can play a life-sized version of Clue and dress up as their favorite Clue characters. (225) 665-8118.

CAVE PAINTING: 2 p.m., Livingston Library Branch, 20390 Iowa St. Patrons, ages 8 to 11, can learn about ancient cave painters and create their own cave paintings. Registration is required. (225) 686-2436.

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.

FRIDAY

MEDICARE PART D: 9:30 a.m., Livingston Library Branch. A representative from Walgreens will discuss Medicare Part D drug plan benefits, including eligibility and coverage.

ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road. Residents can register for a one-hour session between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to tell their experiences witnessing local history, like the train derailment in Livingston Parish. Each interview will go on a CD for the interviewee to take home and on the library website for the community to hear. Call the library to register. (225) 664-3693.

PUBLISHER BASICS: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch. The computer class is free.

LIFE-SIZED CLUE GAME: 2 p.m., Watson Library Branch.

SATURDAY

BLOOD DRIVE: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Shady Bower Church, 13375 Galloway Garden Lane. Donors can visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org, click on Health History Questionnaire and complete a quick self-intervew on the same day they donate. For donating, they will get a free cholesterol test and a “Life is Good - Summer Lifesaver” T-shirt.

DOG ADOPTION DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walgreens, 10200 Florida Blvd., Walker. The SPCA of Livingston will hold adoption events for dogs and puppies. The adoption event will also have soft drinks and hot dogs for sale. http://www.livingstonspca.com.

PIRATE TREASURE HUNT: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch and South Library Branch. Patrons, ages 6 to 11, can search for treasure, play pirate games and make a craft. Registration is required by calling a preferred branch.

SUNDAY

JULY 4TH IN SPRINGFIELD: 5 p.m., Historic Town of Springfield. The town will celebrate the Fourth of July with an antique car show in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, 31660 La. 22; a Jeep 4x4 Show in the Springfield Drug Store parking lot, 31696 La. 22; and a Motorcycle Show between the Springfield Drug Store and Ace Hardware, 31718 La. 22. All shows will start at 5 p.m. The celebration will also have a Duck Dynasty Look-a-Like Contest at 7 p.m. near the Antique Car Show and a silent auction from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Winners of auction items must be present. The celebration will end with fireworks at 9 p.m. in Fayard’s Field, on La. 1037.

SWING BAND CONCERT: 2:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Rosie and the Swingin’ Riveters, a local 1940s-style swing band, will perform at the library.

OLD CELLPHONE DONATION DEADLINE: Women Outreaching Women, 26876 4-H Club Road, Denham Springs. Women Outreaching Women, a nonprofit group that helps battered women and their children flee from domestic violence by offering a shelter, a crisis hotline, advocacy, support groups, legal help, education and food pantry, is asking for 100 old cellphones by Sunday. WOW is also seeking donations of kitchen items, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, small appliances and furniture. (225) 791-3940 or http://www.womenowomen.com.

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.

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

TWEEN CRAFT NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Tweens are invited to create recycle art and pet rocks. Call the library to register.

TUESDAY

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

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

STEAMPUNK CRAFT: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch. Registration is required.

TEEN ANIME/MANGA CLUB: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. The club will watch and discuss anime and manga, learn about Japanese culture, make crafts and play games.

DOOR OF HOPE CLASS: 6:45 p.m., Heartsease Family Life Church, behind the old Big Lots, 12112 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. A Door of Hope, a faith-based, nonprofit group in Livingston Parish that ministers to young women struggling with various life issues, will hold classes every Tuesday. The classes are free and will cover how to recover from addiction, sexual abuse, depression, self-harm, eating disorders and abortion. (225) 665-HOPE.

WEDNESDAY

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

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

AUTISM NETWORK GROUP: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The Livingston Parish Autism Network Group meets the first Wednesday of the month.

JULY 4

RED, WHITE & BLUE DAY: 10 a.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13750 Ball Park Road, Walker. The Livingston Parish Veterans Association event will feature field activities, food, music and a dedication ceremony with Chairman Lynn King and Sammi Rushing. The ceremony will start at 1 p.m. at the pavilion. Music will come from Pro Sounds DJ’s, Gene Williams’ Highway 16 Band and the RV Band. Field activities will include baseball, sack races and tug-of-war. The event will end with fireworks when it gets dark. Participants should bring lawn chairs. http://www.lpvaweb.org.