Around Livingston for Nov. 5, 2012

Child Advocacy Services will announce the winners of the Child Advocacy Services’ Cottages for CASA on Nov. 16.

The $10 ticket gives purchasers a chance to win either a custom designed playhouse or a seven-night Florida beach house vacation.

Each $10 ticket purchase provides counseling and advocacy services to children in the community, organizers said. Call (800) 798-1575 to purchase a ticket.

Traveling exhibit to open

Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood, a traveling exhibit commemorating 200 years of Louisiana statehood, will be opening just in time for the holidays at The Walker Museum and Community Art Gallery.

The exhibit is presented by the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission and is being featured in Louisiana museums and libraries through April.

The exhibit opens Nov. 24 at The Walker Museum & Community Art Gallery, 29350 Walker South Road, and will remain on display through the end of December. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call the city of Walker at (225) 665-4356.

Alumni ‘meet, greet, eat’

The Livingston Chapter of the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association will host a “meet and greet and eat” at the new Livingston library on Iowa Street at 6 p.m. Nov. 13.

The evening will include entertainment and food, as well as remarks from university President John L. Crain. All SLU graduates are invited.

Hospice presentations

Legacy Hospice of Walker (former Doctor’s Hospice) will be doing presentations in observance of National Hospice and Palliative month at the following libraries: Watson Library, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; and the Denham Springs-Walker Library from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Representatives from Legacy Hospice will speak about hospice myths, when to call hospice and the Veteran’s Hospice Program. Legacy is looking for volunteer’s to visit veterans and other clients. For more information, send an email to mittie.hughes@legacyhospice.net.

Veterans parade

The Veterans Day Celebration and Parade will be Saturday at the Walker High School gym. The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with a ceremony honoring veterans. The parade will follow at 1 p.m. The Livingston Parish Veterans Association meets the first and third Thursday of each month at Walker Town Hall at 6 p.m.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/LPVA1 or call Gerald at (225) 937-3112 for information.

SPCA rummage sale

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Livingston will hold a benefit indoor rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Faithful Companions, 28903 South Frost Road (behind Continental Kennel Club), Livingston.

Proceeds will go to the SPCA of Livingston. For more information, call Terri Dunlap at (225) 788-6940.

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