SLU Guitar Festival offers music variety

Music from a variety of cultures and historical eras, as well as music from Louisiana composers, will be the focus of this year’s Southeastern Louisiana University Guitar Festival.

Sponsored by the Southeastern Arts and Lectures Committee, the Southeastern Guitar Club, Jody Mayeux’s Music Shop of Walker and Dr. Ted’s Musician’s Center of Hammond, the festival will run through April 24. All events are free.

The festival will close with the Southeastern Guitar Ensemble. Featuring music from Latin America for guitar and violin, as well as for guitar trio and French music for guitar quartet, the concert is at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in Pottle Auditorium.

Livingston students win scholarships

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce recently selected academic scholarship winners.

They are Luther Pringle, of Doyle High School; Meghan Sharp, of Doyle High School; Reece Mayers, of Walker High School; Sammi Rushing, of Live Oak High School; Sierra Merritt, of Doyle High School; Kaitlyn Methvien, of Holden High School; Kaitlyn Carroll, of Maurepas High School; and Gerald Sibley, of Walker High School.

The winner of the Alice Sibley scholarship is Victoria Bonvillian, of Doyle High School.

The Ability Beyond winner is Christopher Maus, of Walker High School.

Arts winners will be announced by the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, award sponsor, upon selection, Chamber officials said.

Denham Springs art group meets

The Denham Springs Fine Art Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Denham Springs Old City Hall on Mattie Street, DSFAA officials said.

Denham Springs Fine Art Association is an organization of local artists committed to promoting art education, professional aid, and encouragement to all arts at all levels, organizers said.

For information, call Sandra Middleton at (225) 664-9565.

Girl Scouts plan recruiting events

Girl Scouts in Tangipahoa Parish will host two recruitment events from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 27 at the Hammond Branch Library, 314 E. Thomas St., and from 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Amite Branch Library, 761 W. Oak St.

Parents can learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and register their daughters in Girl Scouts, and receive volunteer information, Scout officials said.

Membership is $15 per year for girls and adults. Scouts learn about camping, health and fitness, the arts, science and technology, travel, cookie-selling, and much more, officials said.

More information is available at

For more information, contact Girl Scout Membership Executive Cynthia Dyson-Hampton at (225) 364-3294 or or Jill Pollard at (504) 733-8220 or