Around Livingston for July 8, 2013

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

The seminar will prepare businesses for emergency events.

Presentations in the seminar include local response updates, gauging business readiness, creating a business continuity plan, selecting the right insurance, data security and crisis communications.

Pre-registration is preferred. Online registration is available at http://www.lsbdc.org. For information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at (225) 664-6638 or lsbdc.slu@lsbdc.org.

Science Saturday

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory will host Science Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 at 19100 Ligo Road, Livingston.

The theme is “Reflecting Science,” and participants will learn about reflections and refractions. Those attending can also view 12 new exhibits, tour the facility and talk with a LIGO scientist or science specialist. For information, go to http://www.ligo-la.caltech.edu/SEC.html or call (225) 686-3173.

Adoption day

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Livingston will host adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 at Hooters, 254 Range 12 Blvd., in Denham Springs, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at the Continental Kennel Club building. For information, go to http://www.livingstonspca.com.

Soccer registration

The Livingston Parish Soccer Association online registration is now open for the fall 2013 soccer season. The last day to register is July 20.

To register online, go to http://www.lpsa.org.

Walk-up registration will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 and July 20 at the Walker Municipal Building, 10136 Florida Blvd.

Parents should bring a copy of each child’s birth certificate. For information, send an email to rachelnester@hotmail.com or call (225) 772-6417.

Uniform drive

The Walker Police Department is collecting uniforms for its annual school uniform drive.

Pre-owned school uniforms may be dropped off in donation barrels at the following locations in Walker: Walgreens, Walker Quick and Handy Cleaners, Wholly Ground Coffee House, Carter’s Grocery, Stine Lumber, Walker Baptist Church, Walker City Hall and Winn Dixie. Cash or gift card donations as well as uniforms can be dropped off at the Walker Police Department. The uniforms will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26 at the Walker Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 10696 Florida Blvd., Walker. For information, call (225) 664-3125.

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