Experienced genealogists who are unsure about researching on the Internet or those who are new to genealogy and want to learn how to get started with genealogy websites can attend the Livingston Parish Library’s Genealogy 102: Research on the Internet class.

The class, slated for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Albany-Springfield Branch, will introduce patrons to vital genealogy sites, including free resources offered by the Livingston Parish Library such as Ancestry Library Edition. Participants can learn about useful websites and get tips about how to search for their ancestors online.

Registration is required by calling (225) 567-1441 or by visiting the online event calendar at www.mylpl.info.

Pine Tree Festival

The Walker Pine Tree Festival will be Friday through Sunday at Sydney Hutchinson Park, 13730 Ball Park Road, Walker.

The festival will feature rides for all ages, games, festival food, a craft show, a talent show, a church service on Sunday morning and more, organizers said.

Craft vendors or Pine Tree Festival participants interested in signing up for the pageant Nov. 15 at Walker Freshman High and those who wish to participate in the talent show or have their school or community group participate as entertainment should email walkerpine treefestival@gmail.com.

Christmas for the needy

St. Vincent de Paul is offering Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and a gift program for the needy. To apply, residents must attend a screening session at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 865 Hummel St., Denham Springs, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

The baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for 160 families on Thanksgiving or 160 Christmas food baskets and/or gifts for 120 families. Those applying for the gift program for youths 12 and under must show proof of custody and bring birth certificates and/or Social Security cards for each child, organizers said. A picture ID, electricity bill, rent receipt (or mortgage statement for the address in the applicant’s name) and proof of income (food stamp reports are accepted) for all people living in the household is required, organizers said. Those unable to stand for a long time are asked to bring portable chairs.

For information, call (225) 665-1623.

Veterans parade

The city of Walker Veterans’ Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. For an entry form, visit the city of Walker’s website at www.walker.la.us.

Quilts for veterans

The Watson Library Quilters Guild will present handmade quilts to 16 veterans from the Livingston Parish area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Guest speakers will be Rep. Valerie Hodges and Councilman Jim Norred. Refreshments, which will include cookies and water, will be served after the presentation, organizers said.

The Watson Library is asking for pictures of any current or former servicemen and women for use in a display to “Honor Our Heroes.” The display will remain through November and all items will be returned, organizers said. Those who plan to bring their pictures would need to bring them to the library as soon as possible, organizers said. For information, call (225) 664-3963.

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