Hall of Fame nominationsbegin Friday

The Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its third class of inductees. Nominations for the Class of 2013 will be accepted between Friday and March 29.

During its first two years, the Hall of Fame inducted 29 Yellow Jacket sports greats, representing 22 of the most heralded male and female athletes in school history along with six of its most successful coaches. The Hall also inducted its only member in the “supporter” category, organizer Jim Spring said.

Nominations must conform to the Hall of Fame nomination guidelines available at http://www.denhamhs.lpsb.org. A copy can also be picked up at the high school, at 1000 N. Range Ave.

For information about the nomination process, contact Spring at (225) 588-0366.

Smart discipline seminar

Participants can hear nationally acclaimed speaker and Smart Discipline author Larry Koenig as he shares proven techniques to get children to cooperate. Participants can learn how to motivate their children, stop negative attitudes and build self-confidence, organizers said.

This seminar is free and childcare will be provided for children through fifth grade. The event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Walker United Methodist Church, 30167 Stump St., next to Walker Elementary School. Contact Jennie at jennie@walkerumc.org.

Spine education seminar

The Denham Springs-Walker Library will host a seminar featuring Chris Fussell with Dutch Physical Therapy at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fussell will present evidence-based intervention for the conservative treatment of lower back pain and post-surgical pain. The event is part of a series of free seminars for Spine Education Month cosponsored by Dutch Physical Therapy and the Livingston Parish Library.

Registration is required by contacting Amy Sweat at (225) 588-2068 or amys@dutchpt.com

Mardi Gras Boat Parade

The St. Jude Krewe of Diversion Annual Mardi Gras Boat Parade will start at noon Saturday by the La. 22 bridge in Livingston Parish. The parade will end at Manny’s, organizers said. Boats and costumes will be judged.

Registration will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Dinner will be served. The cost is $35 per boat, and checks can be made payable to LFACC. All proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For information, call (225) 939-2135.

Benefit Valentine dinner

The Youth Group of Accountability Church, 33719 La. 16, Watson, will hold a benefit Valentine dinner at 5 p.m. Feb. 9. The dinner is free, but tips will be accepted by the youth group serving the dinner. Call (225) 665-4444.

NWTF banquet

The National Wild Turkey Federation Heritage Banquet will be Feb. 23 at the North Park Recreation Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets include membership and a meal catered by Fire House BBQ. Contact Karla Howell at (225) 572-8651 or kforkarla@aim.com.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058, by fax at (225) 664-9710 and by email at Florida@theadvocate.com.