Registration is underway for the Denham Springs Yellow Jackets Color Run set for April 23 on Yellow Jacket Boulevard in Denham Springs.

The run is a benefit for the school’s Project Graduation, which hosts a graduation party for seniors.

The event is a 5K color run race that starts at 9 a.m. and features jambalaya, music and an after-party.

Deadline to register is April 21.

Race packets will be distributed from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Denham Springs Freshman High School Gym.

To register online, visit

Free screenings offered

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is hosting a skin and colorectal cancer screening at Walgreens, 101 Florida Ave., Denham Springs.

For information or to make an appointment, call (225) 215-1234 or (888) 616-4687 or visit

ACT practice test

Prepare for the ACT with a practice test provided free from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library.

Students age 12 to 18 can take the test, which is given by the Princeton Review.

Register online at

Young Writers Club

Calling all young writers. The next meeting of the Young Writers Club is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library.

The Young Writers Club is open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 17. The goal of the club is to write for both publication and performance.

Call the Denham Springs-Walker Branch at (225) 665-8118 for details.

Homebuying seminar set

Whether you’re considering purchasing your first home or looking to purchase your third, join Assurance Financial Denham Springs to discuss all the facets of home ownership during a 6 p.m. seminar Monday at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library.

Home loan experts will talk about what you should and shouldn’t do when you’re in the market to buy a home, the different types of loans available, what documents you’ll need and more.

Dinosaur egg hunt planned

It’s time to register for the Watson Branch Library’s Dinosaur Egg Hunt set for 2 p.m. March 19 for children age 3 to 11.

Whether you’re a dinosaur expert or just enjoy hunting for eggs, don’t miss this fun activity. Children will listen to a funny story at the beginning and finish off with a take-home bookmark craft and bonus challenge.

Registration is required. Call (225) 664-3963.

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