DEWEY DECIBELS: 2 p.m., South Branch; and 6 p.m., Albany-Springfield Branch.
SOUTH BRANCH BOOKIES: 5:30 P.M., SOUTH BRANCH, 23477 LA. 444, LIVINGSTON. MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS “PATTY JANE’S HOUSE OF CURL” BY LORNA LANDVIK. (225) 698-3015.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: 6 P.M., LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH, 20390 IOWA ST., LIVINGSTON. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (225) 686-2436.
CREATE A GALAXY T-SHIRT: 6 p.m., Watson Branch, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Teens can design galaxy scenes to put on T-shirts while enjoying snacks. Registration is required. (225) 664-3963.
COMPUTER BASICS: 10 a.m., Watson and Main branches.
28TH ANNUAL GARFISH RODEO: 8 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, Blind River Bar, 21700 Diversion Canal, Maurepas. Friday will feature a performance by an Elvis impersonator. The sign-up party will be Saturday. Bayou Bucket and the Flaming Caucasians will perform Sunday. Registration for the fishing competition is $60 per boat. The award for the “Big Gar” is $1,000, along with other cash awards. blindriverbar.com.
TICKFAW SATURDAYS: All day, Tickfaw State Park, 27225 Patterson Road, Springfield. The park will host activities throughout the day, including Wild Crafts for Kids at 11 a.m., Nature Naturally at 1:30 p.m. and Wildlife Theatre at 3 p.m. (225) 294-5020.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS BENEFIT: 11 A.M., S&Z DISCOUNT, 2452 FLORIDA BLVD., DENHAM SPRINGS. THE RAFFLE DRAWING FOR AN IPAD MINI TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HEATH FITZHUGH, WHO HAS CYSTIC FIBROSIS, WILL TAKE PLACE. JAMBALAYA ALSO WILL BE SOLD FOR $6 A PLATE, WITH DRINKS INCLUDED. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO FITZHUGH’S SURGERY FOR A DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT. RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $5 FOR ONE AND $15 FOR FOUR. VISIT S&Z DISCOUNT TO PURCHASE TICKETS. (225) 301-2424.
CRUISE IN AND CELEBRATE: 4 P.M. TO 7 P.M., BROADWAY PLACE SHOPPING CENTER, 7755 MAGNOLIA BRIDGE AT LA. 16, DENHAM SPRINGS. CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORD MUSTANG AND RAISE MONEY FOR COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES WITH A CAR SHOW, PIN-UP MODEL CONTEST AND PRIZES. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO LADIES AND COUPLES WHO WILL BE DRESSED IN ’40S AND ’50S CLOTHING, MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLES. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE $300. A $50 CASH PRIZE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN FROM PEOPLE WHO ENTER BY “LIKING” CONTESTANTS’ PHOTOS ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE. CAR ENTRY IS $5. TO REGISTER FOR THE PIN-UP CONTEST, CALL (225) 333-2897 OR EMAIL TOPKAT1212@GMAIL.COM.
OLD SOUTH JAMBOREE CONCERT: 7 p.m., Old South Jamboree, 9554 Florida Blvd., Walker. Carlton Jones and His Red Hot Country Band perform on the first and third Saturday of each month. (225) 936-0349 or oldsouthjamboree.webs.com.
ASSESS THE NEED: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers will be selling plate lunches to benefit Assess the Need. A hamburger or a sausage po-boy with chips and a drink will cost $5. Organizers are asking Livingston Parish residents to post the information on their Facebook, Twitter or other social media accounts. The food will be sold at Walmart in Walker and Denham Springs.
FOURTH ANNUAL GARFISH RODEO: Black Lake Club, 25855 Black Lake Club Road, Maurepas. Registration will be Saturday and the weigh-in will be at noon Sunday. For more details, visit the club’s Facebook page.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION: 9 a.m. to noon, North Corbin Elementary School, 32725 N. Corbin Road, Walker. Parents should bring their child’s Social Security card, shot record, birth certificate and two proofs of residence. The open house that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed due to construction, but the school will be ready for students Thursday. (225) 686-2038.
BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME: 9:45 A.M., DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH, 8101 U.S. 190, DENHAM SPRINGS. (225) 665-8118.
ADULT BOOK CLUB: 10 A.M., ALBANY-SPRINGFIELD BRANCH. MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS “WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE?” BY MARIA SEMPLE.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch.
COMPUTER BASICS: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Registration is required.
ESL CLASS: 4:30 p.m., Main Branch. The English class is for patrons whose first language is not English.
FRENCH KNITTING MACHINE: 5:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Learn to make a Knitting Nancy using a simple knitting technique. Registration is required.
BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME: 9:45 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN: 1:30 a.m., Big Mike’s, 123 Aspen Square, Denham Springs. The Livingston Parish Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting with Tom Sullivan, clerk of court for Livingston Parish, as the guest speaker. The meeting also will feature a forum with Republican candidates running for Denham Springs mayor. To reserve a spot, call (225) 931-9206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWEEN CRAFT NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Watson Branch. Registration is required.
GENEALOGY 101: 10 a.m., Main Branch. Participants will learn how to start genealogical research. Registration is required.
STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Albany-Springfield Branch.
WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP: 12:30 p.m., Women’s Resource Clinic, 12201 Florida Blvd., Livingston. The clinic will hold a “Women of Grace” support group for those suffering from addiction, depression and abuse. Women can feel safe to share and discuss as well as visit the Hope Closet. Group meetings are held the first and third Thursday of the month. (225) 686-1123.
YOUNG WRITER’S CLUB: 5 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch. The club is for writers ages 10 to 17.
OPEN MIC NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Watson Branch. Patrons can perform in front of an audience.
INTRO TO 3-D DESIGN: 6 p.m., Main Branch. Registration required.
GROWING YOUR BUSINESS: 6 p.m., Main Branch. A consultant from the Louisiana Workforce Commission will detail the help that is available for local business owners.
WRITER’S CIRCLE: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch. The club is for writers ages 18 and older.