The Arts Council of Livingston Parish is hosting a photography exhibit and sale throughout July at its gallery at 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs.

Featured photographers include Earl Arboneaux Jr., John Gallagher, Kathleen “Kitty” Kuhnert, Pierce Rainey, Kathy Reeves, Steve Uffman and Ken Wilson.

A free public reception with the artists is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 9.

Visit or call (225) 664-1168 for information.

Jackettes fundraiser

The Molly Ringwalds will headline a benefit for the Denham Springs High School Jackettes on July 29. The Jackettes are raising funds to perform in the Universal Dance Association’s dance nationals in February.

The concert will be at the North Park gym in Denham Springs. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the performance begins at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and available by emailing jackette, visiting or calling (225) 963-0278.

Make Time: Little Bits

A workshop for children entering second grade and older at Livingston Parish Library features Little Bits, which snap together to create instant circuits to power unique inventions.

The workshop gets started at 2 p.m. Friday at the Watson Branch. Call (225) 686-4180 or visit to register.

Closed for the Fourth

All branches of Livingston Parish Library will be closed on Monday in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday.

Native birds

Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary is bringing some of Louisiana’s native birds to Livingston Parish Library this week. The show is recommended for children ages 3 and older and their parents. Registration is required.

10 a.m. Tuesday, Albany-Springfield Branch; call (225) 686-4130 or visit

2 p.m. Tuesday, South Branch; call (225) 686-4170

6 p.m. Tuesday, Main Branch; call (225) 686-4160 or visit

2 p.m. Wednesday, Watson Branch; call (225) 686-4180 or visit

6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch; call (225) 686-4140 or visit

The Albany-Springfield and Watson shows will be followed with a workshop for ages 7 to 11 in which children will dissect an owl pellet to identify the bones and discover what the owl ate.

To register, call (225) 686-4130 or visit for Albany-Springfield or (225) 686-4180 or for Watson.

Coding for beginners

Adults with basic technology skills can learn the fundamentals of computer coding to make their own Star Wars game at 6 p.m. July 7 at the Albany-Springfield Branch of Livingston Parish Library.

Call (225) 686-4130 or visit to register.

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