Around Livingston for Jan. 22, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by Karin Devendorf -- Christine Morgan Arceneaux.

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will host its 2015 Gala and Casino Night from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs.

For reservations, call the chamber at (225) 665-8155.

Republican Women

The Livingston Parish Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Big Mike’s Sports Bar and Grill, 123 Aspen Square, Denham Springs. The guest speaker will be Jeff Landry, candidate for Louisiana attorney general. The public is invited, a news release from the group said. There is a charge for lunch. Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Darla Steagall at (225) 337-0490 or


The Livingston Coastal Conservation Association will host its chapter banquet at 6 p.m. March 19 at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs.

Cocktails will start at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. and an auction at 8 p.m. The cost is $65 per person or $500 for a table of eight people. Spouses must pay $35 and youths $25.

Contact Nolan Reynerson at (225) 952-9200.

Women job corps

Volunteers and organizations interested in serving local unemployed or underemployed women are invited to attend an informational meeting about Christian Women’s Job Corps, a national program being formed in Livingston Parish. The one-hour program, hosted by Hebron Baptist Church, 24063 La. 16, Denham Springs, will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Community organizations and churches of all denominations are invited to send representatives to learn how to help local families become self-sufficient, a news release from the Christian Women’s Job Corps said. For information or to register, call the Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association office at (225) 664-9309.

School anniversary

Seventh Ward Elementary, 24495 La. 16, Denham Springs, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 1 p.m. Friday with a program in the multipurpose building. A reception will start at 12:15 p.m., and a reception for current and former Livingston Parish Public School employees will be in the cafeteria, school officials said. Those who cannot attend the program are welcome to attend an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., school officials said. For information, call (225) 665-5815.

Dance clinic

The Live Oak High School Eaglettes Spring Dance Clinic will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday for students in grades prekindergarten through eighth at 36079 La. 16, Denham Springs. The cost is $20 per dancer. For information, email

Car/truck show

The third annual Live Oak Baptist Church Car/Truck Show will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 35603 Coxe Ave., Denham Springs. The entry fee is $15. The top five cars and the top three trucks will receive a trophy. The event will include a jambalaya cook-off and garage sale. All proceeds will go to the student ministry for summer camps. For information, contact Johnny Morgan at (225) 243-6138 or Visit

Zumba for youths

Wii Zumba For Kids will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs.

The program will feature music from artists such as Willow Smith and international dance styles, library officials said in a news release. The program is recommended for ages 7-12, but all ages are welcome, the release said. For information, call (225) 665-8118.

Art exhibit

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will host “Kaleidoscope of Art,” an art exhibit by the Denham Springs Fine Art Association, from March 2-27. The goal of the The Arts Council, established 18 years ago, is to inspire like-minded people and make art available to everyone, a news release from the Arts Council said. A reception will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March at 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. Refreshments will be served. Visit for information.

Artists meeting

The Denham Springs Fine Art Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the conference room at the Denham Springs Municipal building, 941 Government Drive. The guest artist will be Kathy Miller Stone, who works in oil, watercolor, colored pencils and pastels. She will do a watercolor on rice paper and bring examples of her work to show her techniques, a news release from the Art Association said. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For information or for a membership application, call Bonnie Smith Williams at (225) 791-1896 or Chris Jones at (225) 664-5290. Visit the DSFAA blog at or “like” the Denham Springs Fine Art Association on Facebook.

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