The Pride of the Parish middle school soccer tournament logo contest deadline has been extended to Nov. 30.

All middle school students in Livingston Parish are eligible to participate. The winner will receive a certificate, a $50 Raising Cane’s gift card and recognition during the tournament’s championship games. The winning logo will be used in tournament publicity.

All entries must be submitted as a .JPG or .PDF files roughly square in dimensions, to Call (225) 955-9149 with questions.

NaNoWriMo write-ins

Time is growing short for aspiring novelists to finish up their pieces for National Novel Writing Month.

Write-in sessions to work on submissions will be held from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library.

Visit to learn more about National Novel Writing Month.

Brown bag and a movie

An indoor brown bag lunch and movie for children ages 6 to 11 is set for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the main branch of Livingston Parish Library.

Bring lunch and watch a PG-rated movie. Call (225) 686-2436 for details.

Snoopy’s special day

Snoopy and the gang will be featured at the Albany-Springfield Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Children ages 3 to 11 will make crafts and play a game before eating popcorn while watching a Snoopy movie. Following the movie will be a dog bone piñata full of treats.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Call (225) 567-1441 or visit

A-maze-ing challenge

Children ages 8 to 11 will have the opportunity to build big 3-D marble mazes out of everyday objects at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library.

Registration is required due to limited space. Call (225) 665-8118 or sign up online at

Story and craft time

The South Branch of Livingston Parish Library will hold a story and craft time at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Local author Wendy Woods will read her newest book, “Heaux, Heaux, Heaux, Indigeaux!” followed by a snack and a holiday craft. Woods will be available after the program to sign books.

Call (225) 698-3015 for details.

Closed for Thanksgiving

All branches of Livingston Parish Library will be closed Nov. 26-27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Garbage collection changes

Republic Services will not collect garbage on Thanksgiving Day in Denham Springs in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The next collection for garbage will be Nov. 30.

Customers with questions can contact Republic at (800) 222-3903 or at

Christmas concert

Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs will present their 25th annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Live Oak United Methodist Church in Watson.

The concert features the Apprentice Choir, kindergarten through third grade; the Chorus, grades three through nine; and the Chorale, the auditioned touring choir for grades four through twelve.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at or at the door. A free nursery is provided during the concert for children under age 4.

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