Livingston-Tangipahoa Briefs for Jan. 10, 2013

LIGO to host Science Saturday

The Livingston Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory will host Science Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at the LIGO Science Education Center in Livingston.

The topic will be “Gravity — The Ups & Downs.” Participants will investigate how gravity affects the universe, organizers said.

Every Science Saturday visitor will have the opportunity to take a tour of the facility and talk to a LIGO scientist or science specialist.

In addition, visitors can explore and interact with more than 40 LIGO Science Concept exhibits.

The event is free.

For directions or information, visit http://www.ligo-la.caltech.edu/sec.html or call (225) 686-3173.

Krewe of Omega ball set Saturday

The 27th annual Krewe of Omega Mardi Gras Ball will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Twelve Oaks at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

For information, call Joyce Smith at (985) 345-3442, or log on to http://www.kreweof
omega.org.

Photographers host show, seminars

The Louisiana Photographic Society is exhibiting its works at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs, through Jan. 31.

A free reception with mini seminars will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Participants may meet the photographers and attend three mini seminars, which include Action Photography by John Korduner, Travel Photography by Tommy Graner and Landscapes and Outdoor Photography by John Gallagher.

Tangi pet adoption goes on location

Pets will be available for adoption during the Tangi Pet Adoption On-Location event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at Hammond Square, Interstate 12 and U.S. 51 Business (Southwest Railroad Avenue), Hammond.

For directions or information, call Amy Allen at (404) 630-4414 or log on to http://www.hammond-square.com.

Girl Scouts to host cookie rally

Girl Scouts in Livingston Parish, Service Unit 122, will hold a Girl Scout Cookie rally to prepare for the annual Cookie Program from Jan. 18 to March 17.

The Scouts will deliver sample cookies from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Walker High School’s old gym, 12646 Burgess Ave.

For information, call Susan Hazleton at (225) 241-3623.

Financial basics class at library

Another class in a three-part series sponsored by Primerica and the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce about the basics of financial success will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs.

The class will guide participants through the relationships between time, savings and debt, organizers said. There are no prerequisites. However, registration is required.

To register, call (225) 665-8118.