Livingston Parish Public School’s Special Education Department will host Winter Wonderland from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Literacy and Technology Center 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. Parents can learn more about special education services in Livingston Parish schools. The free outreach event is for families who have children ages 3-21 that receive special education services and/or in the Gifted and Talented program in Livingston Parish Public schools. Free pizza and children’s activities will be available. No registration is required. For information contact Kimberly Manuel at (225) 667-1098.

Safe ride home

For the past 11 years, Mockler Beverage has offered The Budweiser Safe Ride Home. Through December and on Jan. 1, 2015, Mockler Beverage will provide a ride home to individuals who have had too much to drink and should not drive. Call Yellow Cab at (225) 926-6400 or Guy’s Towing at (225) 275-6411.

Chalkboard painting

Youths ages 8 to 18 can decorate a mug with chalkboard paint and create a writable surface at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Albany-Springfield Branch of the Livingston Parish Library. Participants can take their completed mugs home to dry overnight and then bake them in an oven. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required by calling (225) 567-1441 or by visiting the online event calendar at

Art exhibit

The Livingston Parish Arts Council’s exhibit for December will feature Artist Jill Rabalais’ various works and artwork from the students of Holden School art teacher Marita Gentry. The exhibit will be on display through Tuesday at the Arts Council Gallery inside the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. For information, go to

Winter choir camp

The Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs are holding its 17th annual Choir Camp for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

The camp will be from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8 at Denham Springs First Baptist Church. Tuition is $50 and includes a T-shirt. The Winter Choir Camp concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

Registration forms can be downloaded at and mailed in, or those interested can register and pay online.

The registration deadline is Jan. 1, 2015. For more information, call or text Barbara Walker at (225) 247-8555 or email

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