Spring 2019 registration for Northshore Technical Community College open

Registration is open for spring 2019 courses at Northshore Technical Community College. NTCC offers academic, technical and career programs.

Classes will be offered at campuses in Lacombe, Hammond, Bogalusa and Greensburg; as well as the Connect to Success program at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Livingston Literacy Center in Walker. Day, evening, weekend and online courses are available.

Spring classes will begin Jan. 23. New students may apply for free online at northshorecollege.edu

For information, contact a local NTCC campus:

  • Connect to Success: SLU-Hammond and Livingston Literacy Center in Walker (985) 549-5142
  • Hammond Area Campus: (985) 543-4120
  • Lacombe Campus: (985) 545-1244.
  • Sullivan Campus: Bogalusa (985) 732-6640, ext. 100
  • Florida Parishes Campus: Greensburg (225) 222-4251

Free seminars highlight weight-loss program

Tracy Miller, a registered dietitian at Ideal You at North Oaks, will lead two free seminars about Ideal Protein in January.

Dates are 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday  on the fourth floor of North Oaks Clinic Building, 15813 Paul Vega MD Drive, Hammond, or  5:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Oaks Primary Care, 28799 Walker South Road, Suite 1, Walker. Visit northoaks.org/weightloss or call Ideal You at North Oaks at (985) 230-1880 or (225) 686-4880 to register for the seminar of your choice.

Plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to receive a free body composition analysis scan. Seminar participants who decide to register for the program will receive $50 off the one-time registration fee to help jump-start their weight-loss resolutions.

Help the Scouts keep up facilities

The Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America is restarting its J.O.A.T.S. program. Jack of all Trades is for people who have skills they are willing to share in the upkeep of Scout facilities.

An informational meeting will be at the Pennington Scout Service Center, 9644 Brookline Ave., Baton Rouge, at 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Attendees will be asked to fill out a survey about their resources and skills. Automotive, gardening and landscaping are just some of the skills needed.

Feeding minds, bodies

All five branches of the Livingston Parish Library are participating in the Feeding Young Minds program through Mighty Moms and Livingston Parish schools. Visit Livingston Parish Library on Facebook to see the schedule of when the program will be at specific branches. Free meals and a safe place to do homework are hallmarks of the program.

Arts Council features new member

The Parish Photography League has joined the Arts Council of Livingston Parish for 2019. The organization is made up of local photographers who share their passion and skills with like-minded people and is open to new members.

The Arts Council is hosting a photography exhibit, “The Best of 2018,” in January and February from the Parish Photography League. The exhibit began Jan. 5 and ends Feb. 23. The free opening reception will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Photographers will be present, and light refreshments will be served.

Send news, events and photos for Livingston Parish to livingston@theadvocate.com by 2 p.m. Friday or call (225) 388-0215.