Reading program kickoff set

The Livingston Parish Library will kick off its summer reading program Tuesday. Sign up at your family's favorite branch. A kickoff event will feature games, prizes and a look at the activities planned for the summer. 

All Livingston library branches will be closed May 27 for Memorial Day. For information about scheduled events, visit

Poker run

The 29th annual Fireman's Poker Run is June 8. Participants start at 10:30 a.m. at any of the run's stops. Visit for details. 

Memorial Day service planned

The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum, 1710 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs. The program is presented by VFW Post 7017. Call Vance Sutton at (225) 665-2930 for information.

Boy Scout Spirit Night

Boy Scout Troop 472 is hosting Spirit Night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Airborne Extreme, 730 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs. Supporters may purchase a two-hour jump for $16, which includes required socks. Money raised will go toward summer camp.

Photography exhibit opens June 1

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will feature photographs by members of the Louisiana Photographic Society from June 1 through July 27 at the gallery, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. The mission of LPS is to advance and promote the art of photography in the River Parishes of south Louisiana. A free opening reception for the public will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call (225) 664-1168 or visit

Event postponed to June

The inaugural Purple Martin and Garden Event was postponed to June 1. The free event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Park, 30372 Eden Church Road, Denham Springs. Information on birding and gardening will be available. Contact Krista Adams at with questions about the event. 

Be alert to scams

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office warned residents through Facebook to take care to avoid phishing scams.

"A couple of hardworking Livingston Parish residents received phone calls from scammers ‘phishing’ for personal information. This person (or people) is spoofing our LPSO number — which is (225) 686-2241. The person on the phone says they are a deputy with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. Then, they try to obtain personal information," the page said.

"Do not give out your personal information. Jot down any details and report it to the real LPSO," the warning advises. 

Seeking summer activities

Do you have a camp, vacation Bible school, athletic event or other summer activity for kids planned? Please send the details to

Send news, events and photos for Livingston Parish to by 2 p.m. Friday or call (225) 388-0215.