COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
The City of Denham Springs has partnered with Open Health Care Clinic to give residents more chances to receive a COVID-19 vaccine over the next seven weeks. A COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held every Thursday until the end of May at the Denham Springs Street Department, located at 940 Government Drive. The clinic will run from 2-6 p.m., and walk-ins are welcome. The clinic will launch Thursday, April 15, and conclude Thursday, May 27. The clinic will offer the Moderna vaccine, available at no cost. For more information, visit www.ohcc.org/denham-springs.
Four Seasons Farmers Market
Are you looking for straight off the farm fruits and vegetables? Locally grown honey, fresh baked bread and bakery goods, jams, jellies, kettle corn and more? The Four Seasons Farmers Market will be at the City of Denham Springs Parking lot, located at 116 North Range Avenue every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – noon. We might start out small but with your help we can grow! Our goal is to eventually provide your family with veggies, meats and seafood, along with many other local foods and seasonings. Thanks for supporting local farmers and vendors!
Singer-songwriter Will Wesley and producer Phil Chandler, both natives of Livingston Parish, will soon release a double album titled “Both Sides of the Tracks” through their own company, Homegrown Productions. “Both Sides of the Tracks” will feature country, rock, and bluegrass. Some of the album’s singles — such as “Let It All Burn,” “Leah,” and “Attitude” — have already garnered national and international airplay. The album is slated to be released on Saturday, April 24, 2021. For a feature story on Wesley and Chandler’s partnership, get a copy of The News’ upcoming April 22 print edition.
Walker Spring Fest
The City of Walker will hold its first annual Spring Fest April 23-25. The multi-day event will feature live music, food trucks, rides, a car show, a farmers market, and more. The music lineup includes Clifton Brown and the Rusty Bucket Band, Eddie Smith and Floyd Brown, Kenny Cornett, and Box Wine. The fun-filled, family-friendly event will be held at Sidney Hutchinson Park. For more information, contact City Outreach Coordinator Sandi McGrew at (225) 523-7003.
Denham Springs Spring Fest
Spring Fest, an annual day-long festival sponsored by the Denham Springs Merchants Association and Pelican State Credit Union will make its return Saturday, April 24. Spring Fest will run from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. throughout the downtown Denham Springs area. It will feature more than 150 vendors, special sales in the stores, free children’s activities, great food, live music, and more. The free, family-friendly event invites people of all ages to check out games, rides, food booths, entertainment, and businesses in the Antique Village. There will be live music, a free fun zone for kids, Arts Alley, and other festival activities. For more information, visit www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.net.
Albany Clean-Up Day
The Town of Albany would like to invite everyone to come out on Saturday, April 24, to participate in the community clean-up! The event will run from 9-10:30 a.m. Participants are instructed to meet at Albany Town Hall for check-in at 8:30 a.m. after a brief overview, cleanup supplies will be distributed and safety protocols will be outlined. Litter will then take place within the town limits. For safety purposes, all participating children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will host a Photography Exhibit for the months of May and June. Photographers will include juried photography members of the ACLP and the Parish Photography League. The exhibit will begin on Saturday, May 1, and end Saturday, June 26. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the gallery, located at 133 Hummell St. in Denham Springs. Photographers will be present and light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. We ask that masks be worn inside the gallery. For more information please visit our website: www.artslivingston.org or contact us at 225-664-1168 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
The town of Livingston is holding Team Up 2 Clean Up on May 1. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at Town Hall. Cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Attendees will receive T-shirts. Food and door prizes will follow at Circle Drive Park. For information, contact email@example.com.
Hebron Baptist Church will hold its 184th Homecoming Service on Sunday, May 2, 2021, beginning at 10 a.m. The church will welcome Bro. Whit Holmes, a former pastor from 1992-1999. Come enjoy a time of music, church history, and a potluck dinner on the grounds in the CAC (Gym) following our morning worship service. Hebron Baptist Church is located at 24063 LA Hwy. 16, Denham Springs, La, 70726. For more information, call (225) 665-6278 or visit hbcdenham.org.
A nature program will be held at North Park in Denham Springs on Saturday, May 8, 2021. This family-friendly educational event will run from 9 a.m. – noon. The following groups will be participating: Louisiana Master Gardeners – Livingston, Capital Area Beekeepers Association, Wings of Hope, Denham Springs Garden Club, Live Oak High School Environmental Club, Livingston Parish Library, Purple Martin Conservation Initiative, and Louisiana Master Naturalist of Greater Baton Rouge.
The VFW Travelers invite all Senior Citizens ages 50 years and up to join one of our upcoming bus trips. Registration is happening now. The first trip is: The Ark Encounter, September 12-18, 2021. The second trip is: Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains, October 18-23, 2021. To see more information visit: www.grouptrips.com/vfwtravelers or call Debbie Sutton (225) 665-2930. Do not delay as bus trips fill fast.
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