Dardenne to speak at history meeting
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will serve as the featured speaker April 9 at the annual meeting of the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association.
The meeting will be at the Hammond Regional Arts Center in downtown Hammond. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and Dardenne’s presentation.
Tickets for Dardenne’s presentation and dinner are $15 each or $25, which includes membership in the association.
For tickets or information, contact the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at (985) 549-2151 or email selahistory@
Country club hosts spring golf tourney
Registration is under way for the Spring Fling 18-hole tournament April 17 for regional women golfers at Oak Knoll Country Club in Hammond.
The two-person team event will be a flighted Best Ball of Two format, with a maximum eight-stroke differential between partners, organizers said. A waiting list will be compiled after acceptance of players into four full flights.
Prizes will be awarded to third place, with added rewards for the team with low gross score, and one to the overall low net team.
Additionally, women golfers can compete for longest drive and closest to the pin in both A/B and C/D flights.
The entry fee is $65 per person, and includes greens and cart fees, a continental breakfast and prime rib luncheon, as well as beverages on the course donated by Coca Cola and Budweiser.
For information, call (985) 345-2387.
SLU schedules camp during spring break
Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness will host the second annual “Camp Rec Spring Break,” a four-day camp April 1-4.
Created for children ages 5 to 12, the camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in the Pennington Student Activity Center at University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue. Amy Oberschmidt, assistant director of Guest Services, said activities include outdoor adventures, field day games, arts and crafts, health and fitness talks, relay races, a talent show, water fun, a quiz bowl and pizza day.
Registration for Camp Rec. includes breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, and early camper drop-off and pick-up are provided at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Cost is $100, with a $10 discount for each additional sibling per family. To register or for information, call (985) 549-5591 or visit the membership desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
Music variety show
offers classic country
Reimers will host a Variety Music Show at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the theater located at the corner of East Charles and North Cherry Streets in Hammond.
Joe Timmons and Classic Country Band will perform throughout the evening. The “Old Guys” are on vacation, organizers said.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.