Livingston-Tangipahoa community briefs for July 11, 2013

Seminar scheduled
on crisis readiness

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.

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

Preregistration is preferred. Online registration is available at Contact LSBDC Southeastern at (225) 664-6638 or

Youth group sells fish dinners Friday

The Future Leaders Youth Program at the Michael J. Kenney Center in Hammond will host a fish fry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Dinners include fish, spaghetti and cheese, potato salad, sweet peas and a slice of cake. The cost is $8 per plate or $8.50 with a drink.

To place food orders, text (985) 634-1625 or send an email to wblbcommunity

Science Saturday focuses on light

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 view 12 new exhibits, tour the facility and talk with a LIGO scientist or science specialist. Go to or call (225) 686-3173.

Tattoo shop hosts pet benefit

Burning Lotus Tattoo will host Rock, Roll and Rescue, a benefit for the SPCA of Livingston, Aug. 24 in the parking lots of Burning Lotus Tattoo, 5 Star Printing, and Whitney Bank.

The event will feature classic cars, modified late-model cars, motorcycles, and ATVs. Preregistration is $20, and registration is $25 on the day of the event.

Forms can be found on or on Facebook: SPCA Rock Roll & Rescue.

Category winners will receive hand-built trophies. Winners will be chosen from Best Car, Best Truck, Best Bike and Best Rat Rod.

Hell on Heels Car Club will host the Pin Up and Paws contest. Contestants and their pets will dress in classic ’50s attire.

Burning Lotus Tattoo will sponsor a tattoo contest.

For information, visit

Soccer association signing up players

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

To register online, go to

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

Parents should bring a copy of each child’s birth certificate. For information, email or call (225) 772-6417.