Livingston Parish residents and residents of the Central and Baton Rouge areas are invited to a Common Core Town Hall Meeting to discuss its impact on the educational system at 6 p.m. Thursday at Greenwell Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road.

Those attending will hear from a panel of people who have done extensive research on Common Core and will answer questions, a news release from Beth Meyers said.

For information, send an email to Meyers at emeyers

Blood drive

The Denham Springs Police Department, 447 Lamm St., will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. A photo ID is required.

Yard sale

French Settlement’s third annual La. 16 Bridge-to-Bridge Community Yard Sale will be Oct. 18. Also participating in this year’s event will be the St. Joseph Youth Group Fundraiser. Food will be available for purchase from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the church grounds.

Call Selena Guitreau at (225) 324-8681.

For more yard sale information, call Freddy Smith at (225) 933-9339, Stacey Smith at (225) 572-6038 or Stephanie Harris at (225) 335-4002.

Cemetery cleanup

A cleanup day for Red Oak Cemetery in Livingston will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring rakes, shovels, trash bags and any other items needed to clean up.

For information, call (225) 686-2100 or (225) 603-4867.

Teddy bear picnic

Children are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear to the Watson Library’s demonstration garden for a Teddy Bear Picnic.

Children and their teddy bears can enjoy games, snacks, songs and a teddy bear-themed puppet show at 6 p.m. Monday at 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. This event is for babies through age 8. Registration is required by calling (225) 664-3963 or by visiting the online calendar at

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058; by fax at (225) 664-9710; and by email at