Pet fest

The 2018 Livingston Parish Pet Fest will be at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Tractor Supply, U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Groups on hand will include Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, Walker Animal Shelter, Denham Springs Animal Shelter, Dog People of Livingston, Swampy Paws Rescue, Labs 4 Rescue and others.

A vaccination clinic will be on site and The Secret Weapon Band will perform.

March art 

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs, will exhibit its 2017 Artist of the Year, Elizabeth Harman, along with Albany and Holden Talented Art Students for the month of March. The exhibit opens March 3 and runs through March 29. A second Saturday Reception with the artists present is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit for hours and other information.

Senior balance workshop

The Livingston Council on Aging is hosting a Senior Matter of Balance workshop from starting at 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. Feb. 23 in partnership with the Capital Area Agency on Aging. It will be at the Livingston meal site, 20170 Ohio St., Livingston. The free eight-week workshop is led by trained volunteer leaders with health conditions themselves.

Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

To register or for more information, contact (225)686-7889 or 922-2525. Only 15 slots are available and registration is first-come, first-served.

Safe senior driving

There will be an AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving class given to seniors from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 at the Livingston Council on Aging, 949 Government Drive, Denham Springs. The cost of the class will be $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For questions, call (225) 664-0664 or (225) 664-9343.

Dance clinic

The Denham Springs High School Jackette Spring Dance Clinic for kindergarten through grade 7 is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 at the Denham Springs Freshman High Gym. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and Showoff is at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $25. T-shirts will be $15. Participants should bring a water bottle. While walk-ins are welcome, early registration is encouraged. Email or call (225) 281-6728.

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