The Livingston Parish Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wholly Grounds, 27988 Walker S. Road. Candidates for the First Circuit Court of Appeal and the elected officials from the area will be at the event to talk about their legislative agenda for the 2013 session, organizers said. There is a charge for lunch, and reservations are required and may be made by contacting Terri Day at (225) 931-9206 or email

African-American film

Participants can celebrate African-American History Month at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43, Hammond, by watching a film based on a book about the struggles of African Americans. Call (225) 664-3963.

A Door of Hope benefit

A Door of Hope will host the Hope Chef’s Showcase and Silent Auction Saturday at Greystone Country Club, 9214 Greystone Drive, Denham Springs. Food samples from area restaurants will be available and a silent auction will be held. Guests will serve as judges as chefs compete for best dish. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks will speak, organizers said. Tickets are $45 and are limited. Purchase tickets at Café Du Jeur’ at The Whistle Stop or at A list of silent auctions is also listed at the website. For information, call (225) 225-665-Hope.

Horse show

The Livingston Horse Show Association will hold open horse shows Saturday and March 16 at the South Park Arena in Denham Springs. The shows start at 9 a.m. with halter classes followed by judged and timed events. For details, go to For information, call DeLois Senez at (225) 664-3150.

Jambalaya benefit

The Friendship Community Benefit Center, located at the corner of Walker North Road and Springfield Road, will hold a benefit for David Ross from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jambalaya, pastalaya and spaghetti will be served. For information, call Danna Cowell at (225) 235-7030.

Jambalaya cook-off

Colyell will hold its fifth annual Jambalaya Cook Off on March 9 at Colyell Ballpark on Perrilloux Road. Trophies and prizes will be presented, organizers said. To register or for information, call (225) 698-6673, (225) 276-9241, (225) 323-1415 or send an email to

Vendors needed

Craft vendors are needed for the 14th annual Tickfaw State Park Arts and Crafts Day. The fair will begin at 10 a.m. March 9. Vendors may begin to set up at 8 a.m. There is no charge for vendors. Each vendor will be given a 10-foot-by-10-foot space in the parking lot of the Nature Center. Vendors will need to bring their own tables, chairs and other display materials. Canopies are recommended. Space is limited. Contact Brad Lavigne or the Nature Center at (225) 294-2218.