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colorProject Graduation Sponsors 5k Color Run
Parent volunteers for Project Graduation are sponsoring the 2017 Denham Springs 5K Color Run on March 25. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Train Station Park, along Railroad Avenue in Denham Springs. Awards will be presented to the top male and female in each age division, and t-shirts are guaranteed for all early bird registrants.
Participants will enjoy food, music and fun throughout the morning. All proceeds go to benefit Project Graduation, which offers an alcohol-free, drug-free celebration for graduating seniors at Denham Springs High School.
The deadline for the $25 early bird registration is March 12. Registration fees go up to $30 after that date, and same-day registrants will pay $35. Registration forms are available at area schools or participants can sign up at For more information, including vendor sponsorship opportunities, contact race coordinator Bobbi Guerin at 225-337-0041.
Car show at Walker Literacy and Technology Center
The Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center will hosts its 3rd annual Car Show, a fundraiser for the automotive class, March 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be live music, jambalaya, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. There will also be $4 green screen pictures with a variety of backgrounds available for purchase. The $20 vehicle entry fee includes one lunch ticket. The Center is at 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. 225-667-5268.

Hogg concert at Manship
Former Livingston Parish resident James Linden Hogg, 16, will perform at the Manship Theatre, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Hogg will be performing new music on several instruments including a grand piano, and is featured in a video filmed on location at the 13th-century Urquhart Castle beside Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. His set list includes songs from his CD “College Fund Volume 1” as well as new ones from soon to be released “Volume 2.” General admission tickets are $23 plus fees and are available at

Arts Council of LP to feature LPS members’ photographs
The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will feature photographs by members of the Louisiana Photographic Society (LPS) March 4 -30. A reception and mini-lecture series will take place on Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. Presentations by LPS members Ashley Herrick and Mahdi Moinul will begin at 2:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Lisa Langell, an award-winning, professional wildlife photographer who resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. Light refreshments will be served.
The mission of LPS is to advance and promote the art of photography in the River Parishes of south Louisiana.The Arts Council is at 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. 225-664-1168 or visit

Old South Jamboree spotlights Sara Collins
Sara Collins, an up-and-coming country singer from Baton Rouge, will perform at the Old South Jamboree, March 4, 7 p.m. She has been working and recording in Nashville with her new band and now has a CD out. Joining Sara and some of her own band members will be the Old South Jamboree house band, including Kerwin Leblanc, Mark Sanders, June Barker and most of the Jamboree’s crew. The Old South Jamboree is hosted on the first Saturday of every month at 9554 Florida Blvd., Walker. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6. For more information, call 225-936-0349 or email

52nd Jackson Assembly Antiques and Art Show and Sale
Trade the worries of a troubled world for the simple pleasures of a small town springtime at the 52nd annual Jackson Assembly Antiques Show and Sale, March 24-26, 10am-5pm daily. The picturesque little town of Jackson, Louisiana, invites visitors to browse through the fine antiques and incredibly varied collectibles assembled by over twenty carefully chosen dealers from seven states, all fittingly displayed in two historic buildings salvaged by The Assembly with proceeds from past shows.
Preservationists and history buffs will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Historic District and visiting the interiors of three historic churches and the original 1816 Courthouse of the Felicianas. The exteriors of many Greek Revival structures can be viewed from the sidewalk.
In addition to our long time dealers with period furniture, silver, estate jewelry, crystal and glass repair, china, antique tools, oriental rugs, art, well-loved linens and laces and a selection of native plants and herbs, we will host a regional Art Show and Sale at the McKowen Store’s Charter Street Studio across the street from the Antiques Show.
Visitors can feast on homemade soups and steaming seafood gumbo, sandwiches and delectable desserts prepared by Feliciana’s finest cooks served in the 1835 McKowen Store’s basement.
As a special treat, visitors can tour the ca. 1825 Levy House at Village Studios. Moved from Jackson in 1968 to serve as Asphodel Village Inn’s restaurant, the site is now operated as a film studio with sound stage, production facilities and screening room.
Tickets are $10 and includes the antiques show, art show, and tour of the Levy House. The Jackson Assembly is a non-profit organization whose proceeds fund historic preservation projects.; email: ; 225-634-5619.
Pelican State Chamber Music Series Concert
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Pointe Coupee
Nicholls Camerata gives chamber music performance
Pointe Coupée Historical Society sponsors the last performance in this season’s Pelican State Chamber Music Series, March 19, 3pm, in the auditorium of the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 West Main Street in New Roads. It is free and open to the public.
The concert features the Nicholls Camerata, a chamber ensemble comprised of students of the String Program at Nicholls State University. Students in this program come from all over the world and have won prizes in national and international competitions. The Camerata performs without conductor a repertoire ranging from Baroque to modern music. Sunday’s program includes music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Bartok and features as guest soloist cellist Dennis Parker. All are invited to a reception following the concert.
Free & Open To The Public
For More Information Contact:
225.638.6575 or

Annual Fordoche Community Fair
The three day event that is the annual Fordoche Community Fair, is March 30, 31, and April 1, Hwy. 77, Ryan Shoupe Park, Fordoche, LA. There will be plenty of activities throughout the weekend for all ages including carnival rides, bingo, live music, food vendors and more.
All proceeds from the fair will help the Town of Fordoche maintain Ryan Shoup Park and other park related projects. 225-637-3112; email:

See a real circus while you can!
A real circus under the Big Top is coming to Baker at the Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Rd, with performance at 5:00 pm. Advance discounted tickets are $11 for adults, and kids free with paid ticket at Adult tickets at the gate are $15.

Quiana Lynell Duo slated for March’s “Concert At The Pointe”
The Regional Arts Council of Zachary welcomes the Quiana Lynell Duo March 16, 7 pm, to Concerts at the Pointe. The concert series makes quality performing arts easily accessible to the residents of Zachary and surrounding communities.
The performance will be held at The Pointe at Americana in Zachary. Complimentary wine will be provided by Republic National Distributing Company. Tickets are available on or at the door. Tickets for single concerts are $15 for RACZ members and $20 for non-members.

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