Around Livingston for Jan. 22, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by Karin Devendorf -- Christine Morgan Arceneaux.

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will stop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Rouses, 110130 Crossing Way, Denham Springs.

The stop is one of many this year across the country.

During the stop, drivers Jessica Smith and Matthew Heng will host fun activities for families and shoppers and pass out wiener whistles, a news release from Smith said.

Each year, Oscar Mayer brand selects 12 recent college graduates to become “Hotdoggers,” Smith said. “Matt and I were lucky enough to cut the mustard,” she said.

To view the stops, visit Instagram@TheWienermobile and Twitter@Wienermobile.

Birthday celebration

Seventh Ward Elementary School will celebrate its 100th birthday at 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at the school, 24495 La. 16, Denham Springs.

An open house will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for those unable to attend the 1 p.m. celebration, a news release said.

A reception will be in the cafeteria starting at 12:15 p.m. for former school and district employees and their guests, the release said.

Parents Night Out

Jacket’s Against Destructive Decisions will host a Parents’ Night Out Valentine’s Day Fun Night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at the Denham Springs High School cafeteria, 1000 N. Range Ave. Parents can get a romantic night out while children, ages 3 to 12, enjoy Valentine’s crafts, games, supper, snacks and safety tips, organizers said. The cost is $20 with a $5 discount for each additional child. All registration and money can be delivered to the high school’s front office. For information, email

Valentine banquet

The Way Church, 9775 Lockhart Road, Denham Springs, will hold a Valentine’s banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $25 per couple or $15 per person, which includes admission, dinner, child care and a free 4-by-6-inch photo. Additional photo packages will be available for $5, $10 and $15. Attendees can dress in formal to casual attire. For information, call (225) 788-8962 or email

Making cheese

Livingston Parish residents can learn how to make their own cheese, including a vegan cheese, with a few simple recipes at 10 a.m. Friday at the Livingston Branch Library, 20390 Iowa St. Registration is required by calling (225) 686-2436 or visiting

Boat parade

The Krewe of Tickfaw Mardi Gras Boat parade will start at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Tickfaw River, 27225 Patterson Road, Springfield. The theme for the parade is “Party Animals,” and all proceeds will go to Swampy Paws Canine Rescue in Killian. The cost to enter is a $30 donation. Entry forms are available at Entry forms and fees can be mailed to 20317 Fairway Drive, Springfield, LA 70462. Forms and fees may also be turned in at Boopalus or Riverstop.

Parents Night Out

The Albany High School Dance Team “The Stingerz” will offer parents time to enjoy a Valentine’s night out without their children from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Albany High School cafeteria, 29700 Hornet Lane. Entertainment, including movies, hot dogs, chips and drinks, will be provided. Children must be completely potty trained, organizers said. The cost is $30 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. Children must be from the same parents, organizers said. Preregistration is required by emailing The deadline to register 3 p.m. Friday.

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