Briefs for Nov. 22, 2012

Chamber recital slated for SLU

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present its first Faculty Chamber Recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.

“Musical Treasures for Winds, Piano and Voice” is the first concert in a new faculty series, said Kenneth Boulton, interim head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

“This is the first concert in our new Southeastern Faculty Chamber Series,” Boulton said, “and it is designed to increase collaborative opportunities among our performance faculty, as well as expose our students to unique and fresh repertoire that is outside the realm of what they are accustomed to experiencing.”

The concert will feature SLU faculty Rachel Ciraldo, flute; Arisia Gilmore, horn; Jackie McIlwain, clarinet; Alissa Rowe, soprano; Scott Smith, oboe; Jerry Voorhees, bassoon; and Boulton, piano.

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

Livingston Parish Tour of Homes set

The 15th annual Christmas Tour of Homes, presented by the Family Resource Clinic, will be from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of event.

Tickets will allow participants to tour luxury homes in the Denham Springs and Watson areas.

Homes will include those of Ronald and Peggy Langlois, 38311 Little Wood Drive; Terry and Candy Borne, 8106 Pink Graves Road; Todd and Sandra Quirk, 25812 Carnoustie Way; and Ryan and Jamie Crane, 339 Chateau Jon.

Tickets are on sale now at Wholly Ground in Walker, Silks and Craft in Denham Springs and the Family Resource Clinic in Livingston.

North Oaks site of care unit reunion

The North Oaks Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 1 in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15813 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond.

To sign up for the event, call the North Oaks Special Events Line at (985) 230-2255 or (225) 686-4897 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

“The North Pole called to tell us that Santa Claus and his elves will attend the NICU Reunion. Santa is looking forward to taking photos with the children and listening to their Christmas wishes,” said Kirsten Constantino, assistant vice president of Patient Services for North Oaks Medical Center. Snacks and holiday activities also will be part of the fun.

Eat healthy forum set for AG center

Participants can learn how to eat healthfully with instructor Natalie Savoy of the LSU AG Center at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43, Albany.

The program will teach both youth and adults about healthful eating, food safety and how to create healthful snacks. After the presentation, young people will help make mini pizzas, apple dip and popcorn.

Registration is required by calling (225) 567-1441.