Around Livingston for Dec. 10, 2015 _lowres

Route of Denham Springs Christmas Parade

The Denham Springs Kiwanis Christmas Parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, rolling down Range Avenue and passing through the Antique & Arts Village.

Senior line dancers perform

Senior line dance group The YaYas will perform in costume to Christmas favorites such as “Feliz Navidad,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Papa Noel,” “Little Saint Nick” and other popular Christmas songs this holiday season.

THURSDAY: 10:30 a.m., Ollie Steele Burden Manor, 4250 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge

DEC. 17: 10 a.m., Carrington Place, 8225 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge; and 2 p.m., Amber Terrace, 8585 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge

Checkers at the library

Adults age 18 and over are welcome to meet at the Albany-Springfield Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 11 a.m. Friday to play checkers. Refreshments will be served. Call (225) 567-1441 for details.

Dewey Decibels in concert

Livingston Parish Library’s own band, The Dewey Decibels, will perform holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Main Branch and 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch. There will be music, hot chocolate and pictures with Santa.

Call the Main Branch at (225) 686-2436 or the Denham Springs-Walker Branch at (225) 665-8118 for information.

Minion movie madness

“Minions” takes over the Watson Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Children ages 5 to 11 can join the Minions on a new Minion adventure, play a Minion game and make their own Minion ornament.

Registration is required because of limited space. Call (225) 664-3963 or visit to register.

Fun holiday wreaths

Crafty adults age 18 and older can learn to create a festive wreath out of Smart-Fab fabric at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library. All materials will be supplied, along with holiday music and hot chocolate.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Call (225) 665-8118 or register online at

Arduino antics

The Watson Branch of Livingston Parish Library will host an Arduino course on basic computer programming and circuitry for ages 8 to 18 at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software.

Attendees will learn how to make music with Arduino, including playing scales and making their own Theremin, an electronic musical instrument. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call (225) 664-3963 or visit

Star Wars: A New Program

“Star Wars” fans ages 18 and older can awaken their inner Force with a kickoff party for the newest movie at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Albany-Springfield Branch of Livingston Parish Library. Play a giant Trivial Pursuit, create stencil art and enjoy snacks.

Registration is required; call (225) 567-1441 or sign up at

Jedi training

Jedi Training for Padawans ages 6 to 11 will be held at the Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Learn the skills to become a Jedi and use the Force to fight evil.

Registration is required; call (225) 686-2436 or register online at

Contact Community Sections Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email,