Early voting runs until Saturday, March 19
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin reminds voters that early voting for the March 26 municipal primary election continues from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Saturday, March 19. Residents who wish to vote early can do so in person at their parish’s Registrar of Electors. office or other designated locations.
Voters are encouraged to use Louisiana’s free GeauxVote Mobile smartphone app to locate early parish voting locations, the Election Day voting site, or view a sample ballot. GeauxBot, the virtual electoral assistant, is also available to access relevant electoral information such as registration deadlines, election dates, places and times of voting. GeauxBot is available 24/7 by visiting voteportal.sos.la.gov or by selecting Elections and Voting on sos.la.gov.
What’s new TikTok?
April Wehrs, CEO of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, recently posted an article on the chamber’s website regarding the commercial use of the TikTok platform. To visit https://tinyurl.com/4bnz2k2 to his tips for using the video-based social media platform.
Art classes and events available
Several events take place at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish. To visit www.artslivingston.org or call (225) 664-1168 to book a class.
- Join Amber Hilbun in creating a recycled collage landscape from recycled materials in honor of Earth Day. Pick up buttons, bottle caps, cardboard, plastic utensils, wrappers, etc. Substrates and other materials will be available. The class for children ages 8 and up takes place April 16 at 10 a.m. and costs $25. Adult class for 18+ is at noon and costs $35.
- The Ikebana International of Baton Rouge is hosting an exhibit and reception from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Arts Council Gallery, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Email [email protected] for more information.
- The arts council office closed April 20 for Spring Fest, but be sure to visit Mattie Street, Denham Springs, for ‘Arts on the Avenue’. Vendor applications are on the website.
- Join instructor Jenny Bauer every second and fourth Thursday for free Bible journaling classes at the gallery.
- Spring flower watercolor painting class for children organized by the Livingston Parish Arts Council
- Kids can join Artist Instructor Shelly Frederick at the gallery at 10 a.m. on April 9 to learn basic drawing and painting skills. They will use oil pastels to draw flowers and watercolors to paint the design. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Space is limited and the course costs $10. The deadline for registration is April 7.
Hall of Fame nominations sought
The Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame and title sponsor Hood Dental Care are accepting nominations for the 12th class of inductees through March 31. Nomination guidelines for the Class of 2022 are available on the school’s website. www.denhamspringshs.org or by picking up a copy from the school office. For more information, contact Kathy deGeneres at [email protected] or (225) 665-8025.
Municipal court amnesty
Denham Springs City Court has implemented an amnesty program until April 30. People with outstanding warrants can go to court at 116 Range Ave. in Denham Springs, or call (225) 665-8568, for assistance with the program. People can also visit www.dsclerkofcourt.org for information.
Auto show planned
The Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center will hold its annual car show fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at 9261 Florida Blvd. to Walker. Spectator parking is at Northshore Community College, 11640 Burgess Ave. Activities include a bouncy house, music, door prizes, $5 jambalaya, popcorn, face painting and pickles. To show a vehicle, the fee is $25 and registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and includes jambalaya. To visit carshowpro.com to pre-register.