Spring in the South
The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will have a “Spring in the South” art exhibit and a Spring Marketplace through the end of May with a reception from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21. Visit www.artslivingston.org for more information.
End of School Bash
Satsuma Baptist Church will hold an End of School Bash on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. There will be a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, games, door prizes, food, and sno-balls. Satsuma Baptist Church is located at 29880 S. Satsuma Road, Livingston, LA, 70754.
Free Yard Sale
A Free Community-Wide Yard Sale will be held Saturday, May 28, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 13035 Arnold Road, near the Fire Station & Avants Road. All items are free. Just sharing the Love of Jesus.
Memorial Day Ceremony
The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum, located at 1710 S. Range Avenue in Denham Springs. The event is presented by VFW Post 7017.
Community Music School
The Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School is hosting a series of summer programs for young musicians. The 2022 summer programs include a middle school band camp, a chamber music workshop, and seven weeks of individual lessons, said Community Music School Director Jivka Duke. Summer camps provide a way for school-aged musicians to get a glimpse of Southeastern’s wonderful college music programs. The camps are filled with fun and friendships, while they significantly enhance the participants’ instrumental skills and musicianship. The middle school band camp is scheduled June 20-24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, with a concert at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Lunch is provided Monday through Thursday. Tuition for the camp, scheduled in Pottle Music Building on Southeastern’s campus, is $250. Registration is open until the first day of camp; however, a $20 late fee will apply to registrations postmarked after May 20. Coordinated by Robert Schwartz, the camp is open to students in fifth through ninth grades during the 2021-22 school year, although high school students are also welcome to attend. Camp activities include concert band, private lessons and masterclasses, jazz combos, lessons in improvisation and theory classes. The chamber music workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., July 25-29, with a concert at 11:30 a.m. on July 29. Tuition cost for the workshop is $170. Registration is open until the first day of the workshop; however, a $20 late fee will apply to registrations postmarked after June 20. The CMS will also offer private instrumental and vocal lessons from June 6 to July 21. Lessons are scheduled according to the instructors’ availability and with consideration of the students’ family vacations. Individual lesson fees vary according to the instructor’s qualifications. For more information on any of these programs, go to www.southeastern.edu/cms or call 985-549-5502.
Introduction to Stained Glass
The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will hold an Introduction to Stained Glass Class with Artist Instructor Kerry Curtin. The class is for people ages 16 and up. Students will learn the process for completing a stained-glass window using the lead came technique. Practice in using stained-glass tools, glass cutting, fitting, soldering, puttying, and cleaning/finishing. The first class will be held on June 23, 2022, at 6-7 p.m. (instructor lecture going over materials and supplies). Students will be given information on where to purchase glass and other supplies needed to start production at the next class meeting. Other classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. on July 7, 14, 21, and 28. The class will be held at South Live Oak Elementary School. There is a minimum of 8 students and maximum of 10 students. The class fee is $125. Estimated supplies cost is $75 (glass, lead came, tools… to be purchased by the student). To register, visit www.artslivingston.org under Book A Class or call 225-664-1168.
Leadership Livingston applications
The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Leadership Livingston Class of 2023. Leadership Livingston takes accepted applicants through a series of class sessions and topics that show the interdependence between government, business, culture, healthcare, social concerns, education, criminal justice, and recreation. To demonstrate the necessary steps to bring a concept to realization, the program requires participants to take part in a group community project. The ten-month program begins with a retreat followed by monthly day-long field trips from September through May. The program concludes with a graduation ceremony in June where graduates and their community projects are presented. To date, more than 230 people have completed the program and worked on 28 projects. Applications for the program are being accepted through 4 p.m. on July 19, 2022, and can be found on the homepage of the Chamber’s website, www.livingstonparishchamber.org. People can also reach the chamber at (225) 665-8155.
The VFW Travelers is a senior citizen travel group, ages 50 years and up. The group is now registering for their 2022 trips. The group will have four trips to choose from. A $75 deposit per trip will hold your spot on the tour bus. Covid shots are required. Seniors may choose one or more of our trips. Trips for 2022 are the following: Mount Rushmore June 24-July 4; Pigeon Forge, Sept. 5-10; and Myrtle Beach, Oct. 9-15. For more information see www.grouptrips.com/vfwtravelers or call Vance and Debbie Sutton (225) 665-2930 or (225) 333-2790.
Children’s Summer Art Classes
Children’s Summer Art Classes under instructor Kerry Curtin will take place June 27-30. The classes will be held at South Live Oak Elementary and are for students in grades 2-6. The session fee is $45 or $40 for ACLP members. Students will focus on the elements of art and the principles of design as they create drawings and paintings using images of summer as subject-matter. Exercises using pencil, charcoal, pastels, and watercolor will be completed during the sessions. Students should bring regular No. 2 pencils and a drawing pad no larger than 16”X 20” (optional). People can make a payment online to ACLP or at the first class meeting. To register, visit www.artslivingston.org under Book A Class or call 225-664-1168.
Gray’s Creek Baptist Church Anniversary
On Saturday, June 26, 2022, Gray’s Creek Baptist Church will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Morning worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. with former staff member Rev. Tim Buford preaching and Greg Sullivan leading music. Lunch will be served following the worship service. The Anniversary Celebration Service will be conducted by current pastor Rev. David Brown and former pastor Rev. Carl Sullivan, beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. During the Celebration Service, we will review the history of the church and recognize former staff and members. The church’s History Committee will have historical memorabilia on display. Everyone is invited to come renew acquaintances and visit with “long, lost” friends while celebrating the church’s milestone anniversary! Gray’s Creek Baptist Church is located at 21039 LA Hwy. 16, Denham Springs, LA.
VFW Travelers Alaska trip
The VFW Travelers invite you to sign-up for their upcoming cruise to Alaska. We will be cruising May 12-19, 2023 on the Celebrity Solstices. Price includes Airfare, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes, transfers, Beverage Package, Gratuities, and Wifi. Outside Ocean View is $2,599. Balcony Cabin is $3,159. COVID Vaccinations and passports are required. Call Debbie Sutton for information at (225) 665-2930.
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