It's time to make history

Take a step back in time when you visit Denham Springs’ annual Pioneer Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Train Station Park.

The event will feature an 1800s working gristmill and ship knot-tying display, chair caning, homemade soap, quilters, hand made cypress boats, antique doors, pine needle baskets, Pelican Woodcarvers club, Louisiana Gold honeybee observation deck, birdhouses and feeders, hand-made furniture, wind chimes, a covered wagon and more.

The stores in the Antique Village will be open, and food available for purchase will include jambalaya, kettle corn and jams and jellies.

Get your motor running

The Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center is hosting its third annual Car Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday as a fundraiser for its automotive class.

Stop by the technology center at 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker, for music, food, a raffle, door prizes and $4 green screen photographs taken with a variety of backgrounds. The $20 vehicle entry fee includes one lunch ticket.

Have some hope

The annual Power of Hope Banquet, a fundraising event for A Door of Hope Women’s Help Center, is set for 6 p.m. March 25 at the North Park Recreation Center in Denham Springs. Learn more about the work being done at A Door of Hope while enjoying dinner, a silent auction, special guests and testimonies from girls and women helped by the services.

The event is free, but seating is limited. Register at For more information, call (225) 686-7747.

Science Saturday 

On the third Saturday of each month, visitors are invited to check out the LIGO Science Education Center at 19100 LIGO Lane in Livingston. On Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests can tour the control room, participate in activities and view dozens of interactive science exhibits at this free event. This month's theme is "Pi Patterns."

Tours begin every 30 minutes. For more information, visit or call (225) 686-3100.

Living legends

The Grand Country Junction will present Legends Impersonators at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Head out to the Suma Crossing Theatre, just north of Interstate 12 at exit 19 in Livingston, for this musical show. Danny Harrell and The Nashville Edition Band back up the Junction cast as they perform as your favorite country singers. Legends portrayed will include Ronnie Milsap, Patsy Cline, Johnny Paycheck, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Sr., Conway Twitty and more.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 ages 4-12, and free for ages 3 and younger. For more information, email Greg Sullivan at, call (985) 507-9432 or visit

Business for breakfast

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Briefing and Breakfast on March 21 to preview what’s ahead in the 2017 legislative session and how it relates to local businesses. The featured speaker will be Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.

Check in begins at 8 a.m. at Forrest Grove, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs, and breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $20 in advance for members or $25 for nonmembers or at the door.

Visit or call (225) 665-8155 for more information.

Let's get moving

The Capital Region Planning Commission invites the public to an Open House Meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16 to help set the transportation priorities for Livingston Parish.

Stop by the L.M. Lockhart Community Center, 290 Martin Luther King Drive, Denham Springs, and fill out a survey and help get the capital region moving. For more information on the Capital Region Long Range Transportation Plan, visit

Share news and events for Livingston Parish with Marla Elsea by phone at (225) 388-0743 or (225) 936-1324 or email at by 2 p.m. Friday.