The seventh annual Spike Spangler River Road 5K run and walk is Saturday in Denham Springs.

Southeastern Louisiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes is hosting the event, which starts at 8 a.m. at the Denham Springs Train Station Park, 198 E. Railroad Ave.

Adult runners and walkers pay $20, and the student fee is $10. To register, visit

Sock Hops

The YaYas, a popular senior citizens line-dancing group from Denham Springs, will present sock hop dances during the next two months at nursing homes, retirement communities and activity centers.

The group has more than 50 members ranging from 49 to 84 years old.

The first performance is set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Livingston Activity Center on Florida Boulevard in Walker.

The schedule includes:

2 p.m. April 23, Golden Age Nursing Home, 2673 La. 1032, Denham Springs

10 a.m. April 30, Ollie Steel Burden Manor, 4250 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge

10 a.m. May 7, Flannery Oaks Guest House, 1642 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge

10:30 a.m. May 14, Colonial Care Retirement Center, 14686 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge

9:45 a.m. May 21, Denham Springs Council on Aging, 949 Government Drive, Denham Springs

2 p.m. May 28, La Plantation Retirement Community, 26635 La. 16, Denham Springs

2 p.m. June 6, Harvest Manor Nursing Home, 9171 Cockerham Road, Denham Springs

Education nominees sought

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is accepting applications from area educators for its BRAC Excellent STEM Educator Award program.

The organization will recognize five teachers who demonstrate science, technology, engineering and math excellence through teaching, creating connections to the workplace and student engagement, a news release said.

BRAC will confer five awards to winning teachers at a May 12 ceremony in conjunction with its Signature Speaker event.

Public middle and high school teachers from the nine-parish Capital Region, including Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana, are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on May 1.

More information is available at

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