North Oaks Walk-in Clinics make it convenient for people to beat the flu with a “little stick” with no appointments needed, early morning weekday hours and locations in Walker, Hammond and Ponchatoula, a news release from North Oaks said.

Flu shots are offered for adults and children, ages 3 and up. North Oaks is using the quadrivalent vaccine, which offers the maximum protection available against the four strains of flu virus that are expected to be most common this year: two influenza A viruses (H1N1 and H3N2) and two influenza B viruses. This vaccine is both preservative- and latex-free.

The cost is $38, and cash, checks, credit cards and most health insurance plans are accepted. Visit for clinic hours of operation and a list of additional North Oaks Physician Group clinics offering vaccines by appointment.

Getting vaccinated each year is the single-best way to protect against the flu virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Individuals with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and lung disease are at greater risk of getting the flu and should be vaccinated. Vaccination also is highly recommended for pregnant women and those who live with or care for high-risk individuals, the release said.

For information, call (985) 230-7850.

Book sale

The Friends of the Livingston Library System will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Denham Springs-Walker Library. The book sale is open to the public.

FOLLS supports the Livingston Parish Library by raising funds and helping to inform people about the services the libraries provide. Call (225) 665-8118 for information.

Exhibit shows women’s art

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish’s art exhibit “Just by Women” will feature art by Jackie Braumuller, Leslie Todd, Janelle Trosclair, Kristina Guyban, Cherie Ducote-Breaux, Shannon Sloan, Kathy Tedaldi, Kathy Reeves and Terri Kennedy.

The public is invited to attend a reception to meet the artists from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arts Council Gallery, located inside the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 North Hummell St., in Denham Springs.

The exhibit will be available until Oct. 31.

For information, visit

Hebrew classes

Hebrew for Beginners, an introductory course into basic biblical Hebrew, will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday evening at the King’s Harvest Fellowship, 9360 Florida Blvd., Walker. It is being provided by Wild Olive Branches Institute of Biblical Studies, a news release from the church said.

An introductory class will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Buz Tremé will explain the course and answer questions. People can register at that time.

The Sunday classes will continue through Nov. 23. For information, call Tremé at (225) 791-3063.

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