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Memorial Day celebration set

The Denham Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7017 is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. May 24 at Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum in Denham Springs.

Call Vance Sutton at (225) 665-2930.

Farmers market open

Looking for fresh strawberries and vegetables?

Stop by the Livingston Parish Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for homegrown fruits and vegetables, foods and crafts.

The market is every Saturday in the New Covenant Church parking lot on Florida Boulevard, Denham Springs.

For information, call Ray Gill at (225) 505-3993.

Council hosting art camps

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish is hosting several summer art camps.

Registration is underway for the Art Sizzle children’s camp set from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 22-26.

Children in second through sixth grade are eligible to take part in this art camp, which will be held at 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs.

Call the Arts Council (225) 664-1168 or visit arts

The Arts in Action summer camp for boys and girls will be from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. June 1-10 at South Live Oak Elementary School, 8400 Cecil Drive, Watson.

This camp is open to students in first through fifth grade.

For more information, visit or call South Live Oak (225) 667-9330.

Cherie Ducote-Breaux is teaching a paper-bead-making class for ages 14 and older from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 at 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs

Call (225) 664-1168 or visit

Students in second through eighth grade can enroll in a children’s drawing and painting art class set for June 22-25.

Kerry Curtin is teaching the class, which will meet at 6 p.m. each day at South Live Oak Elementary School.

For more information, visit or call Curtin (225) 954-2700.

Contact Community Sections Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone at (225) 388-0215; by fax at (225) 388-0371; or by email at The deadline is noon on Friday.