Residents in the Walker School District will vote May 3 on a $25 million funding proposition to expand and improve schools in the Walker community.

The bonds will be paid off over a 20-year period by adding 16.83 mills to local property taxes. Those mills are projected to decrease over the payout period. The bonds will fund the expansion and renovation of Walker High School, the construction of classrooms at South Fork Elementary, and the improvement of classroom technology at all schools in the Walker School District.

Libraries closed

All Livingston Parish Library branches will be closed Friday for systemwide staff training. Notices are posted at each library location.

Adoption weekend

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Livingston will host the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart, 1653 Millerville Road, Baton Rouge.

Many agencies will participate in the event, which will feature more than 100 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

Each person whose application is approved will receive a free bag of food, a toy and coupons. The nonrefundable adoption fee includes spay or neuter, age appropriate vaccines, worming and flea control. There will be activities for children.

For information, call (225) 788-6940 or visit or the SPCA Facebook page at SPCA pets can also be viewed at Petfinder or Adopt Me websites.

Mother’s day project

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish invites young artists to a beginners sewing class Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Arts Council, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs.

Participants will make quilted pot holders for Mother’s Day.

The cost is $25 or $20 for ACLP members. All supplies are included. Registration is required by calling (225) 664-1168.

Senior Crime Expo

The Livingston Parish Senior Crime Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 at the Abundant Life Outreach Center, 206 Edgewood Drive, Denham Springs.

Vendors will provide information, and guest speakers will talk to seniors. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office will provide lunch.

For information, call (225) 686-3811.

Chamber expo

The Chamber’s Annual Business and Community Expo will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Suma Center, Satsuma.

Those interested in becoming a vendor, should visit or contact the Chamber office at (225) 665-8155. This event has sold out to vendors for the past two years, organizers said. Attendance to the expo is free and open to the public.

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