LIGO hosts Science Saturday
LIGO Livingston Observatory will host Science Saturday at the LIGO Science Education Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 21 in Livingston.
The topic will be current sparks, and those attending will investigate electricity, magnetism and sparks, organizers said.
The event is free. Directions to the center can be found at http://www.ligo-la.caltech.edu/SEC/sechome.html or call (225) 686-3173.
Business courses offered
The Louisiana Business and Technology Center’s mobile classroom will be in Walker on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8 to offer free business seminars. Topics include starting and financing a business, marketing, working with the bank to get a loan, expanding a business to international markets, customer service, using social media to promote your business, and growing an online business.
Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. The mobile classroom will be parked at Stine, 29200 Walker South Road. To register, contact Daniel Vlosky at (225) 578-3986 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Livingston Parish Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. until noon each Saturday at New Covenant Baptist Church parking lot in Denham Springs on Florida Boulevard across from McDonald’s.
The market will include fresh, seasonal produce and fruit, grain-fed beef without added hormones, fresh and smoked pork, unprocessed honey, fresh yard eggs, homemade hot sauce, pastries, and kettle corn, Market Director Ray Gill said. Craft vendors also sell their wares at the market. Craft vendors sell soy candles, goat milk and honey lotions, soaps, quilts, jewelry, clothes and plants
For more information or an application to join the market, call Gill at (225) 505-3993.
Monday is the deadline to RSVP to attend the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee’s ceremony to honor support personnel, teachers and principals selected as best “of the year.”
The event will be Wednesday at Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs.
Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program and lunch will start at noon. Rep. Rogers Pope will be the speaker. The cost is $16 per person, and includes lunch.
Support personnel of the year are: Sheli Harris, secretary, French Settlement High School; Toni Bennett, paraprofessional, Gray’s Creek Elementary; Francis Vaughn, food service, South Fork Elementary; Tina Stevenson, custodian, Levi Milton Elementary; and Lisa Stewart, bus driver, Walker High School.
Teachers of the year are Jamie Griffin, North Live Oak Elementary; Leanne Payne, Southside Junior High; and Margaret Westmoreland, Walker High School.
Principals of the year are Staci Milton, Seventh Ward Elementary; Myra Homes, Southside Junior High; and Dana Nolan, Walker Freshman High.
Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone at (225) 664-9058; by fax at (225) 664-9710; and by email at Florida@theadvocate.com.