Food fest

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15710 La. 16, French Settlement, is hosting a “Winter Wonderland” Food Festival, a A Taste of French Settlement, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

The food line is from 10 a.m. until the food is gone. Local favorites will be served, including chicken and andouille gumbo, seafood pistolettes, seafood gumbo, fried fish, jambalaya, pastalaya, chicken tenders and hamburgers.

A sweet shop will have homemade candy, cookies, cakes as well as soft serve ice cream.

The Rev. Jason Palermo will display his Christmas Village with more than 500 major pieces. Other activities include a classic car and truck show, visits with Santa, a hay ride and train ride, children's activities and craft booths.

An “Opening Act” light parade starts at 5:30 p.m.

Walker Christmas

  • The Walker Christmas parade rolls at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Line up starts at 4 p.m. The parade starts at Walker High School, travels down Burgess Avenue, turns right onto La. 447, then right onto Florida Boulevard to Palmetto and back to the High School.
  • The city's Santa in the Park event is at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 in Sidney Hutchinson Park, 30500 Corbin Ave. Hot chocolate, cookie and face painting will be provided by Walker Baptist Church. Attendees can take photos of their children with Santa but are asked to only take two to help move the line. No pets are allowed near the Santa line area.

Library events

Visit the Livingston Parish Library's webpage at to see story times, book clubs and other events at the various branches. Call the appropriate branch to register. 

Adults can get in the holiday spirit by making their choice of Christmas decorations at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30. at The Albany-Springfield Branch. Materials will be supplied. Call (225) 686-4130.

Adults also can make a waterlily pincushion from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch West Meeting Room. Call (225) 686-4140.

Teen business conference

The Livingston Parish Chamber will host a Connecting to Success Student Business Conference for students from Albany and Maurepas high schools Dec. 1 at Carter’s Plantation in Springfield.

The half-day conference is geared toward preparing high school juniors to enter the workforce. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to sit with business leaders from the local community and hear insights into different career paths. The Student Business Conference is a joint project of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement and sponsoring business partners.

For information on Connecting to Success Student Business Conference, contact the Chamber (225) 665-8155.

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