The Livingston Parish livestock show will be held Thursday through Saturday at the Livingston Parish Fairgrounds. The schedule:

THURSDAY: 5 p.m., chicken and rabbit show.

FRIDAY: 1 p.m., beef show, followed by goat show.

SATURDAY: 8 a.m., dairy show, followed by swine show; blood center available for anyone who wants to donate blood.

New year, new you

Livingston Parish Library is focusing on health in the new year from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany-Springfield Branch.

Southeast Community Health Systems representatives will discuss healthy eating, dental care and behavioral health,and will provide blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol checks. Health care navigators will be available to help those applying for Affordable Care Act coverage, and a free yoga class will be offered.

Walk-ins are welcome for the screenings, but registration is required for yoga; call (225) 567-1441. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Tax preparation

Livingston Parish Library has lined up more free sessions for people seeking help with preparing their tax returns. Eligible participants must have an income limit of $60,000 for 2015, and appointments are required.

MAIN BRANCH: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28; call (225) 686-2436.

DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH: 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. Jan. 28; call (225) 665-8118.

ALBANY-SPRINGFIELD BRANCH: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 28; call (225) 567-1441.

Bring tax documents such as W-2s, 1099s and information for deductions and credits, along with a copy of last year’s tax return and a Social Security card for yourself, a spouse and dependents. You also may bring proof of a bank account for direct deposit. Volunteers will prepare most simple returns.

Make music with Arduino

Arduino, an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software, is the subject of a workshop for ages 12 to 18 at the Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will learn how to make music with Arduino, including playing scales and making a Theremin, an electronic musical instrument.

Registration is required; (225) 686-2436 or register online at

Teen Advisory Board to meet

Livingston Parish Library’s Teen Advisory Board for the Denham Springs-Walker Branch meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees will suggest programs, volunteer and help choose books for the Young Adult section.

Dominoes Club

Standard, Chicken Foot and Trains Dominoes are in store when the Dominoes Club meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Albany-Springfield Branch of Livingston Parish Library. Call (225) 567-1441 for details.

Sit and sew

The Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library invites sewing enthusiasts to bring a sandwich and a project or two out to the Main Branch of Livingston Parish Library from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Registration is required; call (225) 686-2436 or visit

Contact Community Sections Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email,