THURSDAY

  • BOOK BABIES: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. A story time program to introduce babies to books. (225) 664-3963.

STORY TIME: 10 A.M., ALBANY-SPRINGFIELD LIBRARY BRANCH, 26941 LA. 43, HAMMOND.

SOCK HOP: 12:30 P.M., LIVINGSTON ACTIVITY CENTER, WALKER. PRESENTED BY THE YAYAS, A POPULAR SENIOR LINE DANCING GROUP FROM DENHAM SPRINGS.

  • TEEN ANIME CLUB: 5:30 p.m., Watson Library Branch.

WEST FLORIDA — COLONY TO REPUBLIC: 6 P.M., MAIN LIBRARY BRANCH, 20390 IOWA ST., LIVINGSTON.

  • SURVIVING CHILD ABUSE: 6 p.m., Call for location. A free class for women sexual child abuse survivors, ages 18 and older. Through June 4. (225) 665-4673.

LOUISIANA FAIS DO-DO: 6 P.M., DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER LIBRARY BRANCH, 8101 U.S. 190, DENHAM SPRINGS.

FRIDAY

  • INTERNET BASICS: 10 a.m., Main Library Branch.

SATURDAY

  • SPIKE SPANGLER RIVER ROAD 5K: Denham Springs. 5K race. selafca.org/5k-runwalk.
  • COMMUNITY CHAPEL CAR SHOW: Livingston Fairgrounds, 19125 Florida Blvd., Livingston. To benefit Joey Laird. (225) 328-4506.
  • FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to noon, corner of Florida Avenue and Hummell Street, Denham Springs.
  • KIDS FISHING RODEO: registration 7:30 a.m.; fishing 8 a.m. to noon, Bass Pro Shop, 175 Bass Pro Blvd., Denham Springs. For children 14 and younger. The store will provide hot dogs at noon with prizes awarded after lunch. Bringing own pole encouraged, but not necessary. Free. (225) 271-3100.
  • BLESSING OF THE BIKES: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Magnolia Beach Plaza Truck Stop, 6865 Magnolia Beach Road, Denham Springs. The Iron Warriors 2015 Blessing of the Bikes.
  • LEARN ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY: 11 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. The course offers real world strategies and methods designed for people ages 60 and older who are preparing for retirement or are in the early stages of retirement and planning on filing for their social security benefits. Registration required. (225) 665-8118 or mylpl.info.
  • BENEFIT FOR PAULA TODD: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Purvis Credit, South Range, Denham Springs. A jambalaya plate lunch fundariser to benefit the kidney transplant fund of Paula Conrad Todd.
  • CARTER HOUSE CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT — 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF BLOOD RIVER: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Carter House, Carter Plantation, 30325 Carter Cemetery Road, Springfield. There will be a recognition ceremony for six Confederate soldiers buried in the Springfield Cemetery, and three in Carter Cemetery. The ceremony will also recognize Lt. Edward J. McDermett, Confederate States Navy, and Louie Bernard, who lost their lives in the Battle of Blood River. (225) 747-0660, carterhousesociety@gmail.com or carterplantationcdd.com.
  • SEW-N-TELL: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Limited to six students, ages 9 and older. The children will be fashioning a drawstring bag. Children may bring fabric or choose from the available selection. $25 or $20 for ACLP members. Registration required. (225) 664-1168.
  • TEEN ANIME CLUB: 3 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. For children ages 12 to 18. Meetings include previews of anime, manga, snacks, crafts, fan art, fan fiction and more. (225) 665-8118.

SUNDAY

  • SHIBORI TIE DYE: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. For adults to learn the Japanese tie-dyeing technique. A tea towel or scarf to dye will be provided, and you can also bring T-shirts, socks, tea towels, bags or any white items made of natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk or linen.

MONDAY

  • GARDEN WORK DAY: 10 a.m., Watson Library Branch. Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide guidance. Some tools and gloves will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring shovels and gloves if you have them. The demonstration garden is funded by Livingston Parish Library and a Think Outside the Box grant from Redbox. (225) 664-3963.
  • STORYTIME: 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • WORD BASICS: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • 3-D DESIGN FOR TWEENS: 2:30 p.m., Livingston Branch Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. For tweens in grades fifth through eighth to learn basic 3D design. After a short lesson, participants will create their own designs using Tinkercad 3-D design software. Registration is required. (225) 686-2436 or mylpl.info.
  • WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT: 7 p.m., Jacket Gym, Denham Springs High School, 1000 N. Range Ave., Denham Springs. Sponsored by the Denham Springs High School’s Project Graduation.
  • DONATE TO FREE GARAGE SALE: Albany-Springfield Library Branch. Donations will be accepted beginning at 9 a.m. Donate any gently used items such as household decorations, cookware, small furniture, toys and electronics. Library will not accepting clothing, anything with a strong odor, large furniture, or broken items, but will accept reusable parts of electronics. To donate a large item, call the library first to schedule a drop off time. The free garage sale will be held April 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everything is free. (225) 567-1441.

TUESDAY

  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.
  • COMPUTER BASICS: 2 p.m., Watson and Denham Springs-Walker Library branches.

YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 P.M., DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER LIBRARY BRANCH. FOR YOUNG WRITERS, AGES 10 TO 17 TO WRITE FOR PUBLICATION AND PERFORMANCE. WRITERS DEVELOP STYLE THROUGH COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES. ALSO FREE WORKSHOPS IN POETRY, SHORT STORIES AND CREATIVE NONFICTION. (225) 665-8118.

  • MARRIAGE AND MONEY: 5:30 p.m., Livingston Branch Library. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Liz Reno of Primerica will facilitate. Registration is required. (225) 686-2436 or mylpl.info.

CHILDREN’S SPRING 2015 DRAWING AND PAINTING ART CLASSES: 6 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., ROOM 602, SOUTH LIVE OAK ELEMENTARY. STUDENTS SHOULD BRING NO. 2 PENCILS AND A DRAWING PAD NO LARGER THAN 16 INCHES BY 20 INCHES. $40-$45. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. (225) 954-2700.

WEDNESDAY

  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Watson, South and Main Library branches.

SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS: 11:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M., FORREST GROVE PLANTATION, 8743 STEPHENSON DRIVE, DENHAM SPRINGS. A SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION CEREMONY FOR LIVINGSTON PARISH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED FOR THE ALICE SIBLEY AWARD, ABILITY BEYOND AWARD AND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP. $20 BEFORE APRIL 20; $25 AFTER. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (225) 665-8155.

FIRST PLACE 4 HEALTH: DENHAM SPRINGS FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 308 N. RIVER ROAD, DENHAM SPRINGS. A 12-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM. ENDS JULY 8. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (225) 933-4577 OR JAN.DAVID@CHARTER.NET.

APRIL 23

  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Library Branch.
  • SOCK HOP: 2 p.m., Golden Age, Denham Springs. Presented by The YaYas, a popular Senior Line Dancing group from Denham Springs.
  • 3D ART CLASS: 5:30 p.m., South Library Branch. For ages 8 to 18. Registration required. (225) 698-3015 or mylpl.info.
  • LEGO CLUB: 5:30 p.m., Watson Library Branch. A club for Lego enthusiasts, ages 8 to 11. (225) 664-3963.
  • SHIBORI TIE DYE: 6 p.m., Main Library Branch.
  • CYBER SAFETY WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. A workshop for parents with information on cyber safety for children. Free. Reservation required. (225) 667-1098 or Jennifer.rabalais@lpsb.org.
  • POWERPOINT BASICS: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch.