The seventh annual Pioneer Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Mattie Street in the old downtown Antique Village.

Featured exhibitors will be Louisiana Gold with a honey bee observation deck; Jesse Eaves, who will demonstrate knots used by 19th-century sailing ships and marlin-spike rope knitting; and Gary Price, who will present a working gristmill. The Quilters Quild will be inside Old City Hall, and just outside, Charles Crowder will demonstrate chair caning. The Pelican Woodcarvers Club will be present.

In addition, birdhouses, homemade soap and handmade furniture will be displayed. A bluegrass band will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jambalaya will be cooked in a black iron pot and will be ready at noon along with jams, jellies and desserts.

Fire Chief Melvin Wheat will have an old wagon on display. Members of the Single Action Shooters Society will be on hand in front of Heritage House Antiques. Jules Lambert will display a handmade wooden boat.

Other exhibitors may be added soon, organizers said. For information, call Elvin Watts at (225) 665-4666.

Bad Prom 5K

The Albany High School football and volleyball teams present the Bad Prom 5K and jambalaya cook-off on Saturday. Entrants are encouraged to wear their worst prom attire for the 5K run, which begins at 8 a.m. or the fun run, which starts at 9 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate. The entry fee is $30 or $40 on race day. All people registered for the fun run will receive a free meal ticket.

The jambalaya cook-off will begin at 9 a.m., with judging at noon. All teams must provide all items needed such as food, burners and tents. Only chicken and sausage jambalaya will be accepted, and no other meat will be allowed, organizers said. The entry fee is $60 until Friday or $75 on the day of the event. Those interested can make checks payable to Albany High School. Checks can be brought to the school at 29700 Hornet Lane.

The event also will feature a bounce house, face painting, entertainment, a silent auction, a 50/50 money raffle, jambalaya plates for $5, a people’s choice wrist band for $10, a car show and craft booths. For information, email maegan.howes@lpsborg, or call (225) 567-9319.

Dinner theater

The 10th annual Livingston Parish Children’s Choir Dinner Theatre fundraiser will be Saturday at North Park.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ’60s” is written and directed by Dinah Toups, and the cast includes Durwin Walker, Mark Crosby, Ken Nance, Terrilee Haley, Stacy Jones, Susan Burdette, Michelle Miller, Branden Burdette, Arthur Perkins Sr., Michael Clark and Regina Walker.

Doors open for dancing to ’60s music at 6:30 p.m., with the main event starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit, call or text (225) 247-8555, or email

Wildcat Roar festival

Walker Elementary’s annual Wildcat Roar festival will be Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, at the school, 13327 Wildcat Drive. Proceeds benefit all students at Walker Elementary.

Donations, such as gift certificates, are needed for a silent auction. Garage sale items, bags of candy or small prizes are needed for teacher’s booths, and items for baskets, which will be raffled, are needed, organizers said.

Booth volunteers are needed between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 28. Donations are tax deductible and to be turned in by March 28. Email or

Color fun run/walk

Walker Elementary School will host a fun and interactive 2-mile walk/run starting at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, March 28. Participants will run four laps around the school campus while “colors” are thrown at them as they pass the color stations, organizers said.

The colored cornstarch is nontoxic but may stain clothing or hair, organizers said. The entry fee is $20 by Friday or $25 after Friday until the day of the event. Registration forms are available at the school. Forms also will be available from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the day of the race by the gym door.

Drinks and snacks will be available. A free T-shirt will be available to participants who register by Friday. Extra T-shirts will be on sale for $5 at the event while supplies last, organizers said. For information, call (225) 665-5534.

Car show and open house

The Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker, will hold a car show and open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. The event will feature many car/truck categories, a race car simulator, a free tour of the facility, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, $7 smoked ribs plates and more.

Power of Hope

Actor Stephen Baldwin will be the guest speaker at the Power of Hope event, presented by A Door of Hope Ministries, of Denham Springs. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive, Baton Rouge. For information, go to or call (225) 665-4673.

Spay and neuter clinic

Dog People of Livingston Parish will host a spay and neuter clinic at 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, March 28, at Tractor Supply Co., Denham Springs. The price is $75 for dogs and $45 for cats. Clinics will be held every other month for the remainder of the year. To make an appointment, email

Contact the Florida Parishes bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058; by fax at (225) 664-9710; and by email at