The inside/left lane of Juban Road, southbound at 0.13 miles south of Interstate 12 in Denham Springs, will be closed intermittently through Dec. 20 as crews install a left turn lane at the median opening across from the new Dairy Queen.

One lane of traffic will be open in the southbound direction at all times. No lane closures will be allowed from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Vehicles up to 11 feet wide will be allowed to pass through the construction zone.

The road is open for regular traffic, but oversized vehicles and loads will be under restrictions. Use Range Avenue to La. 16 as an alternate route.

Holiday happenings

Wherever you look in Denham Springs, there’s something going on. Visit for information.

THURSDAY: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Chef’s Evening and Wine Tasting, Antique & Arts Village; tickets may be purchased and redeemed at Old City Hall

SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Music in the Village, Antique & Arts Village; featuring carolers at 10 locations

DEC. 10: 6 p.m., Christmas tree lighting, Train Station Park on Railroad Avenue; featuring local bands, hot chocolate and the reading of the Christmas story

Libraries closed

All Livingston Parish Library branches will be closed Friday for a staff training day. Regular hours will resume Saturday.

Food festival

St. Joseph Catholic Church, of French Settlement, will hold its annual Winter Wonderland Food Festival: A Taste of French Settlement from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 15710 La. 16.

Besides the food, other features include free tours of Father Jason’s Christmas Village, a display featuring over 450 pieces; craft booths; free activities for children, including hay rides, face painting, crafts and visits with Santa (pictures with Santa are $5); a classic car and truck show; and entertainment by DJ Bernard Gourgues, grades one to six from the St. Joseph Parish School of Religion and local celebrities.

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 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library. Play a giant Trivial Pursuit, create stencil art and enjoy snacks.

Registration is required; call (225) 686-2436 or sign up at

Fun holiday wreaths

Adults can learn to create a festive holiday wreath out of Smart-Fab fabric during crafting sessions at two branches of Livingston Parish Library on Monday. Supplies will be furnished along with holiday music and hot chocolate. Registration is required.

The Main Branch session is 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; call (225) 686-2436 or visit The Watson Branch session is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; call (225) 664-3963 or visit

Ugly sweater cookies

Teens can decorate their own ugly sweater cookie from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of Livingston Parish Library. Wear your own ugly sweater or bring one to decorate.

Registration is required; sign up online at or call (225) 665-8118.

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