Livingston-Tangipahoa briefs for Dec. 27, 2012

Southeastern offers fitness program

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is offering a unique after-school program for youths 3 to 13. REC Kids is designed for children ages 3 to 7, while REC Stars is for kids 8 to 13.

Scheduled from 2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, the program is supervised and implemented by Recreational Sports and Wellness professionals and student staff, as well as Southeastern students majoring in education, kinesiology, nutrition and sports management.

The program begins Jan. 7. Registration fees are $20 per child, and $40 per family for two or more children. The program cost is $5 per hour, with a snack included. A two-hour minimum stay for maximum program impact is recommended.

To register a child or for more information, call (985) 549-5734.

Chef’s Showcase set for March 2

A Door of Hope will hold a “Hope” charity social, Chef’s Showcase and Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 2 at Greystone Country Club, 9214 Greystone Drive, Denham Springs.

Tickets may be purchased beginning Wednesday for $45.

The mission of Door of Hope is to establish a residential program for women from 17 to 35 years old who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse as well as those facing life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, addiction, depression and self-harm.

Purchase tickets at Café Du Jeur, The Whistle Stop in Denham Springs or at http://www.ADOOROF
HOPELA.com.

Call (225) 665-4673.

University limits access to campus

Southeastern Louisiana University will limit campus access while closed for its annual holiday break.

During the closure, which ends at 6 a.m. Jan. 3, only essential personnel and students who are living on campus will be permitted.

Students will have access to their residence halls via SGA Drive or Texas Avenue.

Faculty and other individuals seeking access to campus should call the University Police Department at (985) 549-2222 to make arrangements.

The University Police Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist with all inquiries or special needs.

Christmas trees may be recycled

The Livingston Parish Master Gardeners and the city of Walker are sponsoring a collection site in Walker for the recycling of Christmas trees. Christmas trees will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 10 at Sidney Hutchinson Park in Walker.

Trees cannot have tinsel, flocking, bases, plastic bags, lights or ornaments; also, no artificial trees, master gardener members said.

The service is free, and all residents are encouraged to recycle their trees which will be turned into mulch by Walker city workers and used for city landscaping projects.

Sidney Hutchinson Park is located off La. 447 (Walker North Road.), 1/2 mile north of Florida Blvd.