Live Oak Middle School will hold its annual Family Night from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the school, 8444 Cecil Dr., Denham Springs. The night will include an art show, entertainment, a book fair and food trucks. Organizers will hold a drawing for a $50 gift card, and parents will have a chance to meet administrators and guidance counselors. Yearbooks will be on sale. For information, email

Hoops for Hunger

The Mighty Moms Full Tummy Project needs help from the community, so Mighty Moms will host Hoops for Hunger Upward Bound Basketball and food drive on Saturday at Hebron Baptist Church, 24063 La. 16, Denham Springs.

The organization distributes bags of food to schoolchildren in need before the weekend starts. Guidance counselors notify Mighty Moms about children who are in need of food for the weekend and bags are delivered to each school, project organizers said. Mighty Moms currently needs individual boxes of cereal, breakfast and cereal bars, toaster pastries, ready-to-eat oatmeal with fruit cups, peanut butter or cheese crackers, pop-top meals, ready-to-eat soups (not condensed), Vienna sausages, fruit cups and applesauce cups, raisins or dried fruit packs, trail mix or nuts, granola bars, fruit chews and single serve packs of crackers.

For information, go to or email

Museum trip

The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Travelers will host a trip to the National World War II Museum on Tuesday. The cost will include a trip to the museum, lunch, the movie, the Final Mission Submarine attraction, motor coach transportation and gratuities, organizers said. The cost of the trip is $70 per person or $41 for World War II veterans.

Call (225) 665-2930 or (225) 665-1201.

Oil painting

The Livingston Parish Arts Council will hold a beginners oil painting class, “Welcome to Burano, Italy” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 10, March 17 and March 24 at the Arts Council, 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. The class is for high school students and adults.

Call (225) 664-1168 or visit

Project Graduation golf

Denham Springs High School’s Project Graduation Golf Tournament will be March 14. Those interested in playing or becoming an event sponsor can contact Pamela Harris at (225) 772-4148.

Project Graduation, an all-night drug and alcohol-free celebration for graduates, started in 2002 in response to hazardous and harmful choices made by graduates, organizers said.

Jambalaya Cook-Off

The seventh annual Colyell Community Jambalaya Cook-Off will be March 14 at Colyell Ballpark. Contestants must furnish their own ingredients and supplies, organizers said. Ingredients can be pre-cut, and contestants must cook a minimum of three pounds of rice or more. Contestants can use pork, chicken, and/or sausage, organizers said.

All cooking entrants need to be at ballpark by 7:30 a.m., and burners are to be lit no earlier than 8 a.m., organizers said. Judges’ plates will be turned in at noon. Categories will be taste, texture and color. Trophies will be given for first, second and third place. All jambalayas will be donated to the public. The event is free. All contestants will be cooking under a covered pavilion and on a concrete surface, organizers said. Door prizes will be drawn for cooks. Those attending are asked to bring their own windbreaks, tables and chairs.

To register, call (225) 698-6673 or (225) 276-9241.

Coastal conservation banquet

The Livingston Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will hold a banquet at 6 p.m. March 19 at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs. The cost is $500 for a table of eight, $65 per person, $35 for spouses and $25 for youths. The fee includes dinner, an open bar and a one-year CCA membership.

For tickets, call Nolan Reynerson at (225) 952-9200.

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

Editor’s Note: This column was changed on March 5 to reflect a change in the date of the Live Oak Middle School Family Night from March 5 to Monday and to correct the school’s address.