Snow makeup days set 

Superintendent Rick Wentzel on Feb. 1 announced the school system's plan to make up days students missed because of hazardous weather conditions.

Wentzel said the district will make two scheduled half days — Feb. 21 and March 22 — full days. Also, a day will be added to the end of the school year — May 25, which was originally a teacher-only day.

Wentzel said the school system has had to close for five and half days so far this school year because of weather conditions. Two days were missed in the fall — one to hurricane-like weather conditions and another to snow. Three and a half days were missed in January due to freezing and icing conditions.

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.

Mardi garbage

Garbage collection, bulk pickup and recycling service for all residential customers will be performed as usual on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Mardi Gras Day.

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.

COA dance

The Livingston Council on Aging, 949 Government Drive, Denham Springs, will hold its Valentine/Mardi Gras Dance from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

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-serve.

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