Briefs for Nov. 15, 2012

‘Voice’ contestant to be at open house

“The Voice’s” Alexis Marceaux will perform at the communitywide Open House celebrating North Oaks Medical Center’s expansion from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Marceaux will sing the national anthem and Christmas carols during the ribbon cutting program starting at 5 p.m.

Marceaux, who recently competed on Season 3 of “The Voice,” is the daughter of Christi Marceaux, North Oaks Medical Center’s assistant vice president of Heart Health Services.

“I am honored to support my mom and the entire North Oaks team, Marceaux said. “I love being a part of events that bring communities together.”

Following the ribbon cutting program, guests can take guided tours of the hospital’s new wing and meet hospital team members. Free health screenings, refreshments, door prize drawings and family friendly holiday activities also will be offered, organizers said.

North Oaks Medical Center is located at 15790 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Hammond. For information, call North Oaks Corporate Communications at (985) 230-6647 or visit http://www.northoaks.org

Children’s choir sets Christmas show

The Livingston Parish Children’s Choir’s 22nd annual Christmas concert will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16, in Watson. The concert will feature three choirs — the apprentice choir, the chorus and the chorale.

The choirs will perform traditional Christmas favorites as well as works by master composers.

Tickets are $5 and available Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at New Covenant Baptist Church, Florida Boulevard, in Denham Springs.

Tickets are also available at the door on concert night. A free nursery will be provided during the concert for children younger than 4. For information, go to http://lpccsing.org.

SLU jazz groups to host fall concert

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble Two will present their fall concert on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.

Southeastern associate professor of piano Henry Jones will serve as guest pianist. The concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by Richard A. Schwartz, instructor of saxophone and director of jazz studies, Jazz Ensemble Two is composed of talented jazz musicians at SLU.

For information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (985) 549-2184.