Livingston-Tangipahoa briefs for April 25, 2013

Neighborhood watch training set

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the First Presbyterian Church of Hammond will offer a Community Neighborhood Watch Training and Informational Session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church’s Anderson Fellowship Hall, 411 W. Charles St., Hammond.

Presenters of the program will be Jodie Rohner, the chief executive officer and executive director of Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa and Elodia Blanco, the Neighborhood Watch director of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Topics will include “How to Start Your Own Neighborhood Watch Group”; “How to Maintain the Effectiveness of Your Existing Neighborhood Watch Group”; “Police and Community Partnerships”; and “Crime Stoppers 101.” Law enforcement officials will be present to answer questions, organizers said.

For information, contact Jodie Rohner at (985) 634-0590 or tangicrimestop
pers@gmail.com.

ACT preparation offered in Walker

Southeastern Louisiana University for Extended Studies will host an ACT Preparation class from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, starting Thursday in Walker.

This course is designed to help high school students develop the skills to improve their ACT scores.

Mathematics and English will be emphasized, organizers said.

To register, or for details on Extended Studies courses, visit Extended Studies at http://www.selu.edu/es or call (800) 256-2771.

Job fair also to have health screenings

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will host a Business and Community Expo from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 7 at the Suma Center, 28975 S. Satsuma Road.

The job and career fair will include health screenings, food samplings and a live radio remote from Kajun 107.1.

Sponsorships are available.

Call the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce at (225) 665-8155.

‘Bead Town’ to be unveiled May 3

The opening night of the “Bead Town Denham Springs” art exhibit will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 3 at Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs.

The event will include the unveiling of more than 60 pieces of mosaic bead art that represent Louisiana scenes and lifestyles, organizers said. Visitors can meet the artist and enjoy music by Rosie and the Swingin’ Riveters. The exhibit will run May 3 through June 16, seven days a week. Admission is free.

Mattie Street will be closed for the May 3 opening, and local artists will present a show and sale in the street. Any Livingston Parish artist in any media may participate free-of-charge but registration is required. The exhibit and refreshments are free but attendees are asked to bring and donate their Mardi Gras beads so they can be transformed into pieces of art.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call (225) 667-7512.