Around Livingston for January 26, 2022 | Livingston/Tangipahoa

Spring events are on their way

The Livingston Parish Arts Council is taking booth reservations for Spring Fest, scheduled for April 30. Call (225) 664-1168 or visit

The Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center will hold its annual car show fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 19. Events will be held at 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. Spectator parking is at Northshore Community College, 11640 Burgess Ave., Walker.

Activities include a bouncy house, music, door prizes, $5 jambalaya, popcorn, face painting, pickles and “Pop-cycles”.

To show a vehicle, the fee is $25 and registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and includes jambalaya. Visit to pre-register.

eat okra

The 11th annual Watson Bird and Sausage Gumbo Cook-Off themed life, liberty and the pursuit of the best gumbo is scheduled for January 29 at the Livingston Parish Fairgrounds.

Doors open at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Prize giving at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is a $15 donation and people 36 inches and under are free. Many different okra recipes will be prepared and available. All proceeds were donated to Quad Area Vets and Mission 22.

At 11 a.m. Kids Korral opens and the entertainment begins with Eddie Smith Band, Ampersand and Chris LeBlanc.

For more information, contact Bobbi Jo at (225) 337-0041.

It’s Carnival time

Parade of boats: The Krewe of Tickfaw will hold their 10th anniversary boat parade at 2 p.m. on February 19. The Krewe is looking for sponsors. All proceeds will go to the Springfield Fire Department. Contact committee members for more information: Renee Harrell (985) 969-1068, Christina Pierce (985) 974-4762, Kimberly Gill (504) 915-1347 or Kristin Hutchinson (985) 974-7017.

Animal Parade: The City of Walker is planning a pet parade at 11 a.m. on Feb. 12, followed by Cajun/Mardi Gras music, food vendors, pet stalls and more at Sidney Hutchinson Park. Park events will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Pre-registration is required for the Krewe of Barkus Pet Parade. Email [email protected] for the registration form. Registration is required by February 6. $10 per animal.

Library activities

Register for library events at or by calling the branch to reserve a spot. Here are the upcoming highlights.

The virtual lineup at 10 a.m. on February 11 will create Pop-Up Valentine’s Day cards. The course for 18+ will take place on all the library’s social networks on the scheduled date and time. Visit for details.

Main branch in Livingston, (225) 686-4160

  • February 10, 2 p.m.: Valentine’s Day pop-up cards for ages 18 and up. The library will provide everything needed.
  • February 10, 6 p.m.: STEM Superstars! : Astronomy for 8 to 11 year olds.

Albany-Springfield Branch, (225) 686-4130

  • February 3, 10:30 a.m.: Understanding Alternative Therapies: Understanding Alt. Therapy from 18 years old. Explore and gain a better understanding of alternative methods of healing with instructor Roberta Hoppmeyer in a series of four-part workshops.
  • February 3 at 5.30 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Carnival for 3-11 year olds. Play games and make a memory.

Denham Springs-Walker Branch, (225) 686-4140

  • February 2, 2 p.m.: Computer class for ages 18 and up. Learn various computer basics.
  • February 5, 2 p.m.: Get Your Groove On for ages 18 and up. Celebrate Black History Month with a performance by Livingston Parish’s Essential Groove Jazz Trio.

South Branch, (225) 686-4170

  • February 17, 5:30 p.m.: Painting with a Tris! for 18 years and over. Artist Tristin Disedare teaches participants how to paint a desert sunset.

Watson Branch, (225) 686-4180

  • February 1, 5:30 p.m.: Painting with a Tris! for 18 years and over. Artist Tristin Disedare teaches participants how to paint a desert sunset.
  • February 10, 5:30 p.m.: Mardi Gras Bead Art Jr. for ages 6 to 18. Learn how to make a mosaic using a few simple materials and Mardi Gras beads. The library will provide all materials, but participants are encouraged to bring any beads they wish to discard.

Send news and events for the parishes of Livingston and Tangipahoa to [email protected] by 4 p.m. Friday or call (225) 388-0731.

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