A volleyball tournament to help raise money for Livingston Parish resident Kenneth W. Pietri will begin 11 a.m. July 9 at Laguna Beach Volleyball, 8026 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs.

The tournament will cost $15 per player, and jambalaya dinners will be sold for $6.

The event will feature door prizes and entertainment.

Pietri has cerebral palsy. Trying to achieve an everyday task of walking is difficult for him, organizers said. The money will go toward helping Pietri save his home, which is in danger of foreclosure. Donations are welcome at all Capital One locations.

For more information and to sign up, log on to http://www.facebook.com/lagunabeachvolleyball or http://www.facebook.com/lagunabeachdaiquiris, or contact Loretta Sharp at Sharp56@yahoo.com.

Art show

A visual arts show, “Big/Little Art,” will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mama’s Gathering Place, 24935 Ashlyn Place, Denham Springs.

Artists from the Circle of Friends Art Studio have created art work on a deck of playing cards. The 52 cards illustrate the theme of the show: America - Playing With a Full Deck.

For details, call (225) 665-3560.

Amateur Radio Society

The Amateur Radio Society will hold its monthly meeting of the Livingston Amateur Radio Society at 7 p.m. Monday at the Denham Springs-Walker Library, at U.S. 190 and Eden Church Road.

For details, call (225) 664-7430.

Violence support

Women Outreaching Women will host a domestic violence support group at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting is for anyone who is in a violent relationship or who is a survivor.

For the location or more information, call (225) 791-3940 or send an e-mail to assistant@womenowomen.com. WOW’s 24-hour crisis hotline is (225) 665-9100.

Sons & Daughters meet

The Sons and Daughters of the Province of West Florida will hold its annual meeting 11 a.m. Saturday at Big Mike’s Sports Bar and Grill, 123 Aspen Square, Denham Springs.

The Sons and Daughters organization is to promote the history and ancestry of the Florida Parishes, organizers said.

The meeting will begin with general business and conclude with guest speaker Cody Scallions who will present a lecture on “The Rise and Fall of the Original Lone Star State.” His presentation will cover how the inhabitants of West Florida toppled Spanish authority, created an independent republic, and the introduction of American imperialism in West Florida in 1810.



To submit news, contact the Florida Parishes Bureau office by phone at (225) 664-9058; by fax at (225) 664-9710; by email at Florida@theadvocate.com. Deadline is noon Thursday.