Livingston-Tangipahoa briefs for July 4, 2013

Small business seminar scheduled

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Livingston Economic Development Council will host “When Disaster Strikes: Emergency Preparedness for Businesses,” from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 11 at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., in Walker.

Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Southeastern SBDC, said the survival of a small business can mean more than weathering the economy’s ups and downs or attracting consumer interest.

“Sometimes it means recovering from disaster,” she said.

Summers said presentations will include local response updates, gauging business readiness, creating a business continuity plan, selecting the right insurance, data security and crisis communications.

The event is free, however, pre-registration is preferred. Online registration is available at

Contact LSBDC Southeastern at (225) 664-6638 or

Veterans honored with celebration

The Livingston Parish Veteran’s Association will celebrate “Red, White and Blue” to honor veterans on Thursday in Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13750 Ball Park Road, Walker.

A dedication ceremony will be at 1 p.m. at the pavilion. Field activities will start at 10 a.m., food will be served starting at 11 a.m. and music will be at 1 p.m.

Fireworks start at dark.

Dual exhibitions featured at gallery

The Contemporary Art Gallery at Southeastern Louisiana University will feature dual exhibitions.

The show will feature prints and paintings by California native Rosemary Goodell, along with paintings by Ann Nelson, an artist currently working in New Orleans. Visitors can also enjoy a ceramics exhibition with pieces from local and national artists, coupled with designs created on campus as part of the SLU Fine Art Collection.

Goodell, who studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston and received her degree in painting from the University of California, Berkeley, has worked under a Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship to study and travel in Japan. She has also received grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

Nelson, a native of Minneapolis, is a recent graduate of Tulane University’s Master of Fine Arts program.

The Contemporary Art Gallery summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The gallery is closed Friday through Sunday. For information, call (985) 549-5080.

Future Leaders host summer fish fry

The Future Leaders Youth Program will host a summer fish fry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12.

The menu includes fish, spaghetti and cheese, potato salad, sweet peas and a slice of cake.

The cost per plate without a drink is $8 and $8.50 with a drink.

Orders will be delivered.

The money will be used to support the Future Leaders Youth Program.

To place an order, send a text to (985) 634-1625 or send an email to