What’s coming up in Livingston Parish – Aug. 18 | Coming Up

There are many events taking place at all five branches of the Livingston Parish Library for its summer reading program. For a complete schedule of events, click here.

Benefit Poker Run

Manny’s Bar in cooperation with Louisiana Friends Against Childhood Cancer (LFACC) is hosting a poker run to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. The cost is $50 per hand. Entrants by boat or watercraft, car or bike are welcome. Pre-register at Manny’s Bar from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Registration will open at Manny’s Bar the day of the run from 9-11 a.m. All participating stops below open at 10 a.m. All hands must be turned in by 6 p.m., no exceptions. Stops: Hill Top Inn, Canal Bank Club, Fred’s on the River, Red’s Restaurant & Bar, DiCarlo’s, Lagniappe Restaurant, Tipsy River Bar, Moonlight Inn & Manny’s Bar (Final Stop). The participating stops ask your cooperation in not drinking alcoholic beverages from your boat or vehicle. This is in direct violation of their liquor licenses. Hands must be turned in by 6 p.m. Prizes will be award at 6:30 p.m. Winner need not be present to win. For more information, contact Manny’s Bar at (225) 698-3001 or Jimmy Aime, Jr., at (225) 571-5250.

Livingston Parish Fair booths auction

The Livingston Parish Fair Association will auction off its food booths for this year’s festivities at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. The auction will be held at the fair’s office, located on the fairgrounds in the Town of Livingston. This year’s fair is scheduled for Oct. 4-9, 2022. There will also be the parade on Saturday, Oct. 1, followed by the baby beauty pageants on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Free Yard Sale

A Free Community-Wide Yard Sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 13035 Arnold Road, near the Fire Station & Avants Road. All items are free. Just sharing the Love of Jesus.

Denham Springs Fine Arts Association

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will display artwork from members of the Denham Springs Fine Art Association for an exhibit that’ll run through the month of August. The exhibit began on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and will end on Wednesday, Aug. 31. A reception will take place on Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Artists will be present and light refreshments will be served. For more information on this exhibit and additional events, people can visit www.artslivingston.org. People can also contact the office by calling (225) 664-1168 or emailing info@artslivingston.org. The Arts Council of Livingston Parish is located at 133 Hummell Street.

Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit

The Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit “Voices and Votes” will be at Old City Hall in Denham Springs Aug. 27 through Oct. 22. This exhibit presented by Denham Springs Main Street chronicles voting history in the U.S. and includes historical and contemporary photos, video, multimedia interactives, and historical objects such as campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia, and protest material. Admission is free. Group tours can be arranged by calling Old City Hall, (225) 667-7512.

AARP Defensive Driving Class

An AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving class will be held for seniors on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Livingston Council on Aging, located at 949 Government Drive in Denham Springs. The cost of the class will be $20.00 for AARP members and $25.00 for non members. Classes are limited to 20 people. Please call Sheri at 664-0664 or 664-9343 for further information.

Southern Beauty Scrubs and Boutique opening

Southern Beauty Scrubs and Boutique invites the community to their grand opening on Saturday, Sept., 3 2022. The event will take place at 112 Hummel Street, Suite B, in Denham Springs near the Antique Village. Parking is on side of the actual building and the parking lot near Denham Springs Farmer’s market is for overflow parking. Just as the name says this business offers scrubs, clothing, and much more! They stand out from other boutiques by catering all sizes. They offer XS-6X sizes and their mission is to make everyone feel comfortable in their clothing. Discover the boutique side when you go for scrubs or vise versa. Shopping can be made interesting for once. Come out to support them.There will be prizes given.They are excited to serve our community.

Bible Journaling class

A Bible Journaling class will run from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 and Sept. 22, with Instructor Jenny Bauer, at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish. This class is free and open to ages 12 and up. They are every 2nd and 4th Thursday each month.

Oil Painting Workshop

ACLP juried Artist Instructor, Nanci Charpentier will lead a “Concept to Color: Simplifying the Landscape” Oil Painting workshop Sept. 15-16 at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, located at 133 Hummell Street in Denham Springs. Get Back to Basics with this 2-Day Oil Painting Workshop taking you from photos, sketches, and value studies, to a final full color painting. Artists will work from small to large using a limited color palette. We use our reference materials to simplify the composition to a final painting. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 15-16. The cost is $200 per student, and the class is for ages 18 and up. To register, visit www.artslivingston.org and select “Book a Class.” People can also call the Arts Council at 225-664-1168 to sign up.

Studio Social

Artists are invited to join Instructor Amber Hilbun for a Studio Social from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish. Guests can bring their own project or come hang out and make new like-minded friends. This is free and open to the public.

City of Walker Fall Festival

The City of Walker is announcing its 2nd Annual Fall Festival scheduled for Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 to be held in Sidney Hutchinson Park, Walker, Louisiana. The four-day event will include carnival rides, food trucks, pumpkin patch, benefit car show, farmer’s market, and live music. Bands include Parish County Line, Paul and Pete, the MoJoes, Stormy Band, and NaNaSha. General parking will be in the lot on 13750 Ball Park Road, Walker, La. Reserved Parking is available for $10. Parking passes may be purchased, Monday -Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the City of Walker Parks and Recreation Department, 10136 Florida Blvd. No pets, outside, food, or drinks. A detailed Festival schedule will be released soon.

Denham Springs Fall Fest

The public is invited to celebrate fall with free family fun at the annual Denham Springs Antique Village Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, with events spanning the entire antique district. Activities will include live music, a kid’s fun zone, artist demonstrations, shops with fresh interiors and welcoming streetscapes, and streets filled with artisans and craftsmen showcasing the best of the best. This annual, sold-out event is the largest in Livingston Parish. The festival hosts more than 160 local and regional artists and craftsmen, offering a wide range of unique items including furniture, collectibles, folk art, rugs, jewelry, glass, textiles, pottery, garden, architectural antiques, children’s handcrafted clothes, purses, hats, and collegiate-wear featuring the Saints, LSU and Southern University. Entertainment will be ongoing at Train Station Park. The entertainment venues are within easy walking distance of Range Ave. and provide an excellent place to sit and relax or tap your toes and dance. Visitors are welcome to bring chairs. A Pet Spooktacular Contest will also be held, hosted by Rescue, Rehome, Repeat of South Louisiana. The Denham Springs Fire Department and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Department will also have interactive safety demonstrations throughout the day. Produced by the Denham Springs Antique Village Merchants Association and their partner, Pelican State Credit Union, the Fall Festival is one of Livingston Parish’s premier events. The festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and takes place in the historic Antique Village of Denham Springs along Range Ave. For more information, visit denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com. As always, admission and parking is free.

Livingston Parish Book Festival

The Livingston Parish Library (LPL) is excited to announce the return of its annual book festival celebrating books, literacy, and Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish Book Festival will be hosted on Saturday, October 15, at the Main Branch in Livingston. The seventh annual book fest will mark the return of the library’s popular event, following cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The free event will feature local author discussions, book signings, live music, and free food provided by the LPL. All attendees will also receive a free book while supplies last. More information about the Seventh Annual Livingston Parish Book Festival will be released in the coming weeks. Applications are now open for interested authors and community organizations seeking to participate in the 2022 book fest. To apply, please visit the LPL website at www.mylpl.info/BookFestival and complete the appropriate online form. Please note, community organizations seeking to participate must offer services that directly affect Livingston Parish residents. For more information about this year’s festival, visit www.mylpl.info/BookFestival.

VFW Travelers

The VFW Travelers is a senior citizen travel group, ages 50 years and up. The group is now registering for its 2022 motorcoach bus trips. The group will have multiple trips to choose from. Remaining trips for 2022 are the following: Pigeon Forge, Sept. 5-10 ($600); and Myrtle Beach, Oct. 9-15 ($730). For more information see www.grouptrips.com/vfwtravelers or call Vance and Debbie Sutton (225) 665-2930 or (225) 333-2790.

Lancaster Show Trip

People can register for a Lancaster Show Trip, which is scheduled for Oct. 1-8, 2022. The motorcoach will depart from Walker, Louisiana, at 8 a.m. The cost per person is $779. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Jamie at (225) 380-5040.

VFW Travelers Alaska trip

The VFW Travelers invite you to sign-up for their upcoming cruise to Alaska. We will be cruising May 12-19, 2023 on the Celebrity Solstices. Price includes Airfare, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes, transfers, Beverage Package, Gratuities, and Wifi. Outside Ocean View is $2,599. Balcony Cabin is $3,159. COVID Vaccinations and passports are required. Call Debbie Sutton for information at (225) 665-2930.

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