The September exhibit at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish features men in their exhibit “Just by Men.”

The exhibit is open until Oct. 2, when the women will then take over in “Just by Women.”

The exhibit features the works of artists Kerry Curtin, Marc Girouard, Joe Hotard, Larry Offner, Dody Sandifer, Michael Verrett, Jerry Wacker and Shane Ward. Glassblower Adrien Connangle, boat builder Keith Felder and potter James “Roddy” Hurst will also display their work at the gallery, located inside of the Arts Council building, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs.

The council’s mission is to promote the diverse artistic and cultural resources of Livingston Parish, to support established and emerging artistic endeavors and stimulate public support for the arts, the website said.

For information on future exhibits or classes, contact the council at (225) 664-1168, or at www.arts

Facebook seminar

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will host a seminar on the effective use of Facebook in business from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Livingston Parish Library’s main branch, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston.

“The presentation is a guide for small businesses or nonprofit agencies that have been using Facebook for social media marketing, but need some tips to take them to an intermediate level,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the SBDC.

Summers said core concepts will include a close look at Facebook; how to tell if it is right for your business; what kind of content to create and post; online etiquette; how to tell if content is working; suggestions on what to do next; and why social media and email marketing must be used together.

The event is free; however, pre-registration is preferred. For information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at (985) 549-3831 or Online registration is available at

Soccer registration

Thursday and Sunday are the last days for students to try out for middle school soccer in Livingston Parish.

All students attending a middle school in Livingston Parish, other than Southside Junior High or Live Oak Middle School, are eligible to play for the Livingston Parish Express.

Tryouts are at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at South Park.

All interested students in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades should attend one of the scheduled tryouts and are encouraged to attend on multiple dates, LP Express officials said in a news release. Participants are asked to bring cleats, shin guards and a No. 5 soccer ball.

Tryouts are free.

For information, contact (225) 955-9149,, or visit

Gospel singing

Hogg Heaven will present “Praise the Lord, and ... Pass the Fiddle,” old time gospel singing starting at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Suma Hills Center, located at exit 19 off Interstate 12.

The performance will feature Murray Clark, Jim Hogg and Dennis Smith; Hank Henegan, Marketplace Ministry pastor of Bethany Church; and James Linden Hogg.

Admission is free.

Sunday Morning in Hogg Heaven radio show airs locally at 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sundays on 100.7 FM and 107.1 FM.

Tickets on sale

Tickets for the Holiday Chef’s Evening and Wine Tasting will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 18 at Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs.

Considered one of the most anticipated events of the Christmas season by some Livingston Parish residents, the event is held in the downtown Denham Springs Antiques & Arts Village. Local restaurants, caterers and wine servers will set up in downtown shops from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 and serve food and wine samples to ticket holders.

Old City Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $25 per person. Call (225) 667-7512 for information. Chef’s Evening is a presented by Denham Springs Main Street volunteers. Proceeds are used to preserve and promote the downtown district.

Contact the Florida Parishes Bureau by phone, (225) 664-9058; fax, (225) 664-9710; or email,