Livingston Parish calendar for Oct. 3, 2013

THURSDAY

  • PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch, 26941 La. 43. The story time will feature classic and challenged books and poems, which staff members and patrons will perform in honor of Banned Books Week. Also Oct. 10. Call (225) 567-1441.

ESL CLASS: 4:30 P.M., LIVINGSTON LIBRARY BRANCH, 20390 IOWA ST. THE FREE CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASS IS OPEN TO NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS AT ALL LEVELS OF ABILITY. ALSO OCT. 10. CALL (225) 686-2436.

  • WALKER HOMECOMING PARADE: 5 p.m., Walker High School, 12646 Burgess Ave., Walker. To participate, call (225) 664-4825.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: 5:30 P.M., WATSON LIBRARY BRANCH, 36581 OUTBACK ROAD. PATRONS CAN PERFORM IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE. CALL (225) 664-3693.

  • MOVIE NIGHT: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. Patrons can see a classic film set in New Orleans while eating refreshments.
  • MAUREPAS BEAUTY PAGEANT: 6 p.m., Maurepas High School’s gym, 23923 La. 22, Maurepas. The admission to the 9th Annual “Maurepas Beauty Pageant” is $5. The pageant will have a concession stand.

ANNIVERSARY REVIVAL AND HOMECOMING: 7 P.M., PLAINVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH, 25171 JOE MAY ROAD, DENHAM SPRINGS. THE CHURCH WILL CELEBRATE ITS 66TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A REVIVAL THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AND A HOMECOMING SERVICE AT 10 A.M. SUNDAY. THE REV. MAX LANDRY WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER. FELLOWSHIP AND FOOD WILL FOLLOW THE HOMECOMING SERVICE IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL.

FRIDAY

  • COMPUTER BASICS: 10 a.m., Livingston Library Branch. The computer class is free.
  • PUBLISHER BASICS: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. The computer class is free.
  • SINGING AND FELLOWSHIP: 7 p.m., Magnolia Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 8333 Rosewood St., Denham Springs. The public is invited.

SATURDAY

  • BENEFIT FOR ERIC ALFORD: 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 to benefit Eric Alford, a cancer patient. To purchase tickets, call (225) 369-1132.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP: 10 A.M., DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER LIBRARY BRANCH, 8101 U.S. 190. THE ALL-DAY, FREE WORKSHOP WILL FEATURE SESSIONS WITH LOCAL AUTHORS. SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL (225) 665-8118.

BEAD ART WORKSHOP: 10 A.M. TO NOON, OLD CITY HALL, 115 MATTIE ST., DENHAM SPRINGS. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CAN ATTEND A WORKSHOP TO LEARN TO CREATE BEAD ART. MAIN STREET VOLUNTEERS WILL PRESENT THE WORKSHOP. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. TO SIGN UP, VISIT SIGNUPGENIUS.COM/GO/10COD44AFA929A1F49-BEAD. CALL (225) 667-7512.

BOW WOW WEEN PET COSTUME CONTEST: NOON, DENHAM SPRINGS ANTIQUE DISTRICT, OFF SOUTH RANGE AVENUE, DENHAM SPRINGS. THE SPCA OF LIVINGSTON AND FAITHFUL COMPANIONS PET GROOMING WILL HOLD THE COSTUME CONTEST DURING THE “DENHAM SPRINGS ANTIQUE VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL.” IT WILL HAVE TROPHIES FOR FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE WINNERS AS WELL AS PRIZES FOR ALL CONTESTANTS. REGISTRATION IS $15 BEFORE SATURDAY AND $20 ON THE DAY OF THE CONTEST. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE SPCA OF LIVINGSTON. TO GET AN ENTRY FORM, VISIT LIVINGSTONSPCA.COM. CALL (225) 788-6940.

ANTIQUE VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL: DENHAM SPRINGS ANTIQUE DISTRICT. THE FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE ENTERTAINMENT, WANDERING MUSICIANS, WORKS FROM MORE THAN 150 LOCAL ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN, FOOD, CARNIVAL RIDES FROM THE LIVINGSTON PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND MORE. ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE. DENHAMSPRINGSANTIQUEDISTRICT.COM.

COLYELL COOK OFF: COLYELL BALL PARK, OFF PERRILLOUX ROAD, LIVINGSTON. “THE COLYELL COMMUNITY BLACK IRON COOK OFF” WILL BENEFIT THE FOWLER AND TAYLOR FAMILIES WHO LOST THEIR HOMES TO FIRES. THE FUNDRAISER WILL ALSO HAVE A HOMERUN DERBY, HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT, ENTERTAINMENT AND AN AUCTION. FACEBOOK.COM/BLACKIRONPOTCOOKOFF.COM, BLACKIRONPOTCOOKOFF@HOTMAIL.COM OR CALL (225) 436-5940.

WALKER CLEAN-UP DAY: WALKER CITY HALL, 10136 FLORIDA BLVD.; AND SIDNEY HUTCHINSON PARK, 30500 CORBIN AVE. RESIDENTS CAN DISPOSE OF BULKY WOOD WASTE, OLD BUILDING MATERIALS, FURNITURE AND OTHER TRASH IN TO OPEN TOP DUMPSTERS LOCATED AT THE CITY HALL AND THE PARK. RESIDENTS CANNOT THROW AWAY AEROSAL CANS, APPLIANCES OR TIRES. 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.

INTERNET BASICS: 2 P.M., SOUTH LIBRARY BRANCH, 23477 LA. 444. THE COMPUTER CLASS IS FREE. CALL (225) 698-3015.

  • WORD BASICS: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The computer class is free, but registration is required.
  • MAKE A FALL WREATH: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch. Patrons can make their own fall wreath while enjoying coffee. Registration is required.
  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT: Carter Plantation, 23475 Carter Trace, Springfield. Those interested in sponsoring or playing can download the form at livingstonparishchamber.org or call (225) 665-8155.

TUESDAY

  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch and Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • E-MAIL BASICS: 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 Library Branch. Patrons, ages 12 to 18, can play a game involving dragons, elves, dwarves and other fantastical creatures.
  • SUGAR SKULLS: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch. The library will hold Day of the Dead festivities where teens, ages 12 to 18, can decorate sugar skulls, listen to music and enjoy snacks. Space is limited and registration is required. Also Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • HOW MONEY WORKS PART 1: 6 p.m., Watson Library Branch. The workshop is part of a two-part series designed to help patrons with financial basics. Registration is required.
  • TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. The board suggests programs, volunteers and helps choose books for the Young Adult section.
  • ELEMENTARY ART CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., South Live Oak Elementary School, Room 602, 8400 Cecil Drive, Watson. Students, grades 2 through 6, will focus on the elements of art and principles of design. They should bring a No. 2 pencil and a drawing pad. The cost is $40 for members of the Arts Council of Livingston Parish and $45 for guests. To enroll, call (225) 954-2700.

WEDNESDAY

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

STORY TIME: 10 A.M., LIVINGSTON LIBRARY BRANCH AND SOUTH LIBRARY BRANCH.

  • SOUL INSPIRED JOURNALING: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. The group highlights the personal benefits of keeping a journal.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON: 11:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M., FORREST GROVE PLANTATION, 8743 STEPHENSON DRIVE, DENHAM SPRINGS. THE LARD OIL COMPANY WILL ADDRESS THE CHAMBER AT ITS MONTHLY LUNCHEON. PARTICIPANTS MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. TO SIGN UP, VISIT LIVINGSTONPARISHCHAMBER.ORG OR CALL (225) 665-8155.

OCT. 10

  • BASKET WEAVING FOR BEGINNERS: 9:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The class teaches a simple weaving technique to weave small baskets. Registration is required.
  • MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch. The murder mystery production is set in the roaring 1920s. Patrons are not required to act to participate. Space is limited and registration is required.
  • HALO 4 TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m., Livingston Library Branch. The tournament is open to patrons who are 18 or older only.