The Hungarian Settlement Historical Society semi-annual smoked pulled pork dinners benefit will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Hungarian Settlement Museum, La. 43, Albany. Dinners will be $8 and include pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, a roll and dessert. Those interested may dine on-site, pick up or have the meals delivered in the Albany, Springfield and Hammond areas. A minimum of five dinners is required for delivery. Call (225) 610-7475. All proceeds will benefit the Hungarian Settlement Museum restoration project.

Child abuse workshop

The Livingston Foster Adoptive Kinship Association will hold a free workshop on increasing awareness to prevent child sexual abuse at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Revival Temple, 28511 Walker South Road. The Stewards of Children Program will increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors, a news release from the organization said. The workshop is for responsible adults who care about the welfare of children, and youth-serving organizations and personnel. To register for the training, go to For information, contact Ann Spink at (225) 964-1864 or livingstonfoster

Fair and festival

The 45th annual Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Fair and Festival will be Friday through Sunday.

The 2014 festival dedication is in memory of Sarah Robinson. The fair will feature rides, game booths, a large variety of foods, a silent auction and more, a news release from the church said.

Advance Cajun Ride tickets and bracelets may be purchased at a discount until noon Friday at the church office. Raffle tickets also are on sale now for $1. Raffle prizes include $10,000, restaurant gift cards, an Amazon Kindle package and a Cajun Smoker cooker.

The fair will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, with opening ceremonies dedication and festival rides. The Christian rock group Driven will perform at 6:30 p.m., and classic rock group Les Bous Cru will perform at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, a car show will start at 9 a.m., and rides will begin at 10 a.m., along with the silent auction. Entertainment includes Steppin Dance Academy, 10:30 a.m.; Extreme All Star Cheer Group, 11:15 a.m.; Westside Cloggers, noon; Rock group Burnhouse, 12:30 p.m.; and Rodney and Friends, 3 p.m. On Sunday, rides will begin at 10 a.m. The $10,000 raffle draw will begin at 1 p.m. The silent auction ends at 4 p.m. Entertainment includes ICC Youth Band, 10 a.m.; and Swamp Pop/ R&B/Soul Big River Express, noon. For more information, call (225) 665-5359.

Halloween fun

Jackets Against Destructive Decisions will host a Halloween Parents’ Night Out. Children will be served a pizza supper and then will participate in crafts, games and trick-or-treating. Costumes are welcome.

The event will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Denham Springs High cafeteria for ages 3-12. The cost is $15. Registration forms and money are due by Oct. 22.

Space is limited. JADD will provide supper, snacks and craft supplies.

The organization will offer a $5 discount for siblings only. All registration with money is to be delivered to Denham Springs High School’s front office or can be mailed to: Denham Springs High School, JADD’s Halloween Fun Parents’ Night Out, 1000 N. Range Ave., Denham Springs, LA 70726. For information, contact Shannon Donze at

Dogs at the library

Patrons can come out to meet dogs from the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter that need a home. Livingston Parish Animal Shelter will set up outside the Denham Springs-Walker Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and take applications for pet adoptions. Adoption fees cover vaccinations, including rabies and rabies tags, and de-worming. All adoptable dogs have also been spayed or neutered. Call (225) 665-8118.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058, by fax at (225) 664-9710 or by email at