THURSDAY

  • ARTS COUNCIL OF LIVINGSTON PARISH ART EXHIBIT AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Art Gallery, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. The exhibit includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, blown glass, fiber art and books. Also Friday and Monday-Wednesday.
  • THE WATSON LIBRARY TEEN: 5:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Watson Branch, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Anime Club for ages 12-18. Meetings include previews of anime, manga, snacks, crafts, fan art, fan fiction and more. For information, call (225) 664-3963.
  • BOOK BABIES: 10 a.m. Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch. A new story time especially for babies through age 2. This story time will be held twice each month and is designed to introduce children to books and music while encouraging them to crawl and play. For information, call (225) 664-3963.
  • STORYTIME (AGES 0-5): 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch, 8101 La. 190, Denham Springs. Story time features stories read aloud and can include songs, finger plays, puppets and crafts.
  • DIY CHRISTMAS GIFTS: 6 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Albany-Springfield Branch, 26941 La. 43, Hammond. Participants can learn about cheap, easy, cute gifts that you can make with a few easy-to-find materials and make Christmas ornaments with vintage fabrics. Registration is required.
  • LITTLE PRINCE PUPPET SHOW (AGES 4-11): 6 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Enter the world of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince with a story-inspired puppet show, activities and refreshments.

FRIDAY

  • GO MINISTRIES: 7 p.m., Glory of God Worship Center, 1114 Rodeo Drive, Denham Springs. People of all ages are welcome. For more information, visit goministries.net or call (225) 791-4464. No child care provided for this event. The event is free. Also Saturday.

BOOK BINGO: 11 A.M., LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY, ALBANY-SPRINGFIELD BRANCH. TRY YOUR HAND AT WINNING BOOKS AND OTHER LIBRARY PRIZES. FOR INFORMATION, CALL (225) 567-1441.

  • WORD BASICS (AGES 12 AND UP): 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. Microsoft Word is a commonly-used word processing program. Students will learn the basic features of Word and how to type and format documents.
  • SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE PRESENTS “FAT PIG”: Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall, Hammond. Southeastern Louisiana University’s theater program will present the award-winning play “Fat Pig” by Neil LaBute. For information on “Fat Pig,” Call (985) 549-2115.

SATURDAY

  • FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m. to noon, 215 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs. The event is free.
  • SEIZE THE BEAUTY PAGEANT: Walker High School, 13443 Burgess Ave., Walker. All proceeds benefit the Kathleen “Kat” Bailey scholarship. Hosted by family and close friends. Scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors at Walker High School with a goal towards a medical career. Late entry fee is $125 on the day of the pageant. For information, contact BreAnn Cobb Lockhart at (225) 788-8498 or email Seizethebeautydirector@yahoo.com.
  • GUMBO AND POTATO SALAD COOK-OFF: 11:30 a.m., River Rats Bar and Grille, 14365 Mecca Road, French Settlement. Gumbo contestant cooks must turn in gumbo at 11:30 a.m. for judging. Trophies and money will be awarded to the top three cooks. Must be cooked onsite. Some preparations may be done before. Those interested can sign up at River Rats Bar and Grille or Galvez Hardware and Outdoor Cooking. For information, call Rodney with Cajun Livin’ N Cookin’ at (225) 328-6735. The entry fee for potato salad contestants is $20, and $50 for gumbo contestants.
  • FOOD AND CLOTHES GIVEAWAY: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Remnant of God Church of God In Christ, 8895 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs.
  • CATFISH DINNER BENEFIT: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chapelwood Church of God, 219 Tower St., Denham Springs. Farm-raised catfish dinners with sides will be sold for $8 each. Drop-ins are welcome. For tickets, call David Barron at (225) 276-6727.
  • WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE CLASS: 10 a.m., Premier Fitness, 35055 La. 16, Denham Springs. Ages 13 and up. Those interested can sign up at front desk. The event is free.

MAKE A FEEDBAG TOTE (AGES 18 AND UP) : 10 A.M. TO NOON, LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY, SOUTH BRANCH, 23477 LA. 444, LIVINGSTON. KATHY DENNY WILL TEACH PARTICIPANTS HOW TO MAKE A TOTE BAG FROM DOG, CAT AND CHICKEN FEED BAGS. THIS PROJECT IS FOR BEGINNING SEWERS. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING A FEED BAG (OR A FEW) AND A SEWING MACHINE WITH ALL THE CORDS, ALONG WITH A MANUAL AND THREAD. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

NATIONAL NOVEL-WRITING MONTH WRITE-IN SESSION (AGES 18 AND UP): 2 P.M. TO 4:30 P.M., PARISH LIBRARY DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH. PARTICIPANTS CAN DEVELOP THEIR NOVEL, SHORT STORY, ARTICLE OR OPINION PIECE. VISIT NANOWRIMO.ORG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

SUNDAY

  • THANKSGIVING SERVICE: 6 p.m., Christ’s Community Church, 26574 Juban Road. Scott Cheatman, pastor of the Way Church in Denham Springs, will deliver the sermon. People of all faiths are welcome. The annual event sponsored by the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club will take an offering for the Family Resource Center.

MONDAY

  • BABY AND TODDLER STORYTIME (AGES 0-2): 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch.
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (AGES 3-5): 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch.
  • LITTLE PRINCE PUPPET SHOW (AGES 4-11): 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library Main Branch. Enter the world of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince with a story-inspired puppet show, activities and refreshments.

TUESDAY

  • GO MINISTRIES: 10 a.m., Glory of God Worship Center. People of all ages are welcome. For information, visit goministries.net or call (225) 791-4464. No child care will be provided. The event is free.
  • STORYTIME (AGES 0-5): 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Watson Branch.
  • MULTI-AGE STORYTIME (AGES 0-5): 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs-Walker Branch.
  • MAKE A DREAM CATCHER (AGES 8-11): 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library South Branch, 23477 La. 444, Livingston. Participants can choose from various colors of yarn, embroidery thread, feathers and more to create a one-of-a-kind dream catcher. Refreshments will be provided.
  • LITTLE PRINCE PUPPET SHOW (AGES 4-11): 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Albany-Springfield Branch.
  • NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONS: 2 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Library. Representatives from the Atchafalaya Native American Museum will demonstrate Native American dances and games. After the presentation, participants can create a corn husk doll. Registration is required by calling (225) 665-8118.
  • UNPLUGGED GAME DAY (AGES 12-18): 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch. Get unplugged by playing board games.
  • TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: 6 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker. Suggest programs, volunteer at the branch and help choose books for the Young Adult section.

WEDNESDAY

  • ESL CLASS: 10 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Library. A conversational English class open to non-native English speakers at all levels of ability. Participants are welcome to drop by.
  • STORYTIME (AGES 0-5): 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, South Branch and Main Branch.

NOV. 27

  • THANKSGIVING (CLOSURE): All Livingston Parish Library branches will be closed. Regular operating hours will resume Nov. 29.