Around Livingston for April 8, 2013

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Livingston Parish Library will host a social media planning seminar, “Time, Tools and Techniques for Your Social Media Plan,” from 9 a.m. to noon April 17 at the main branch of the Livingston Parish Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston.

The session will cover time management tools to inspire social media use in an effective, efficient way; the importance of analytics, how to read them and include them in social media planning; how social media includes email marketing; and constant contact reporting tools and social media integration tools.

Pre-registration is preferred for the free seminar. For information, contact the center at (985) 549-3831 or call (225) 664-6638. Online registration is available at http://www.lsbdc.org.

VFW travelers plan trip

Members of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Travelers Denham Springs Post 7017 are booking reservations on a tour bus headed to Mackinac Island in northern Michigan.

The tour is June 15 to June 23. The cost of the trip is $780.

Call (225) 665-1201 or (225) 665-2930.

Economic council to meet

Southeastern Louisiana University President John Crain will be the keynote speaker at the Livingston Economic Development Council meeting at 11:30 a.m. April 23 at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs.

The cost is $18. Reservations are required no later than April 19. Call Kaylynn Wheat at (225) 686-3982 or send an email to kaylynn@ledc.net.

Chorale auditions set

Students in grades six through 11 can audition for the Livingston Parish Children’s Choir, a group that has toured Europe three times and the United States.

The chorale meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday nights at First Baptist Church, 308 N. River Road, Denham Springs.

To schedule an audition, contact BarbaraWalker@LPCCsing.org or call or text (225) 247-8555.

Retired teacher’s trip

The Livingston Parish Retired Teachers will leave the Office Depot parking lot, 2360 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs, at 9 a.m. Tuesday to tour the Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge. The cost is $6 or $7, depending on the size of the group, organizers said. Lunch will follow at Capitol City Grill, 100 Lafayette St.

Talent show

The Stars/Twinkles Talent show for current and former special education students in the Livingston Parish Public school system is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Walker Freshman High, 13443 Burgess Ave.

There is no charge for contestants to enter. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students.

Trophies will be awarded for solo singing, group singing, instrumental music performance, comedy, solo dance and group dance. For an entry form, send an email to Guy.Lemoine@lpsb.org.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058, by fax at (225) 664-9710, and by email at florida@theadvocate.com.