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SINGING TOGETHER: Playmakers Theater in Covington presents one piece at a time from July 17th to 18th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the theater with favorite pieces from past shows. This sing-along production of “The Chronicles of Barnia” plays actors of all ages – for audiences of all ages – and was arranged and directed by stage veteran Jennifer Patterson. The show shows the past of the playmakers here in the present to secure their financial future.

The plot? To save a community theater, a board member takes on the task of writing and staging a summer musical as customers expect one to be every year. Then someone tries to sabotage the theater during rehearsals, but the actors keep pushing to save the day. Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $ 30 and $ 15 for children under 12. The price includes starters and sweets during the break. The pre-mingle begins at 6 p.m. for the patrons to meet board members and the show’s director and learn all about how the community theater survives through troubled times.

QUEEN: “Sweet Potato Queens” performed Fridays and Saturdays through July 24th at the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell; Only 8pm shows. Laugh at Jill and her friends as they learn to hold onto life by the sequins, feathers and tiara with this powerful musical. Tickets $ 27.50- $ 45, plus online fees, at Theater at 767 Robert Blvd.

NOTE: 30byNinety Theater, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville, will be hosting “Clue” on the weekends from July 17th to August 1st. Based on the legendary Paramount film, which was inspired by the board game of the same name, this hilarious farce-meets-murder begins in a remote mansion. Tickets for shows at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. are on sale soon;

EXHIBITION PIECE: “Serious Traits III” by the artist Tiffany Nesbit, exhibited until September 25th at the Miriam Barranger Gallery of the Arthouse in Covington, sponsored by the St. Tammany Art Association. The gallery’s opening times are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 320 N. Columbia St. All exhibits are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

BRASS: Another free Sunset on the Landing Community concert is scheduled for July 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Columbia Street Landing on the Bogue Falaya River in Covington. Performers include the six-member Magnetic Ear, an original New Orleans brass band, and a newer group, Andrew McLean and Steel Mystique. Bring refreshments and chairs or blankets for the lawn. Check the city’s Facebook page for changes due to weather.

MOJEAUX: St. Anselm Church’s 13th Annual Gala will be held on July 24th from 7pm to 11pm at the Castine Center on 63350 Pelican Drive in Mandeville. Live and silent auctions, food from some of the best vendors on the north coast, a car auction, and entertainment from MoJeaux. Patronage Party 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Gala Ticket $ 60; Patronage Gala, $ 115. Sponsorships possible. For more information, (985) 845-7342 or [email protected].


HUT: Teenagers aged 7 to 14 (from July 28th) can take part in the Pelican Park / Ochsner Football Academy Camp in the park from July 28th to 30th. Camp is 8-11am and the cost is US $ 120. Minimum and maximum ages are enforced. Led by experienced trainer Garret Chachere. Register online at or on the first day of camp.

FREE MOVIE: Slidell Movie Night at Heritage Park on July 24th from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm with “Ghostbusters”. Bring lounge chairs, picnic blankets, ice boxes, and bug spray to the park at 1701 Bayou Lane. Free entry. Discounts will be available for a small fee.

WAREHOUSE: The Pentecost Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a Summer Bible School Camp for children aged 4 to 18 from July 19-23. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $ 75 per child and includes free breakfast, lunch, and snacks sponsored by Louisiana Summer Food service program. Church at 36138 Shady Lane in Slidell; To sign up or for more information, call (985) 641-5527.

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TTIP LARGE: Enjoy the Giant Gardens Games Night every last Thursday of the month at The Groves at Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive in Mandeville. Play these giant games: chess; Lady; Connect-4; Jenga; Bocce balls; Shuffleboard; and horseshoes. Register online at to receive your favorite games before they fill up.


ANIMAL CARE: Due to the high demand, the Northshore Humane Society expanded their low-cost Woofstock animal center through the end of August. Annual vaccinations are discounted to $ 75. Other vaccinations and vaccinations are available à la carte; Microchips cost $ 15; and discounted heartworm and flea prevention while supplies last. Northshore chief Scott Benier said the flexibility of making an appointment through the clinic at any time has made it possible to see more than 1,500 dogs. To receive the discounts, make an appointment at (985) 892-7387, ext. 3 or by email at [email protected].

SHARE: Attend the Covington Mayor’s blood drive at Bogue Falaya Hall at 317 N. Jefferson Avenue on July 14th, 10 am-6pm. Have coffee at 9am the next day and chat with Johnson at the Firehouse Event Center, 321 N Theard St. Pre-register for both events.

RUN: The Big Easy Big Heart 5K race begins July 17th at 9 a.m. at Fontainebleau State Park, 62833 La. 1089, in Mandeville. Fundraiser sponsored by New Orleans Mission, the largest devout private service provider for the homeless in the greater New Orleans area. Registration for the race ($ 45) is available online at Participants will receive a t-shirt, food and refreshments.

GIRLFRIENDS: Slidell’s Widows Social Club meets on July 24th at 3pm at the John Wesley Center of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The group, which was founded earlier this year, is organized into about a dozen subgroups based on specific interests, from eating and playing cards to gardening, crocheting and visiting art exhibitions. Some sub-groups will break out after the month’s general meeting to make future plans. The conference guest will be estate planner Ernie Berns, who will briefly talk about wills, inheritances and trusts and their tax implications. All widows are welcome; For more information, call Cindy Alberts, text or email at (985) 707-7676 or [email protected].

DONATE: America Southeast Louisiana Volunteers are hosting a food drive for the Northshore Food Bank and a blood drive for the Blood Center in the parking lot of Saia’s Meat Market at 2225 Florida St., Mandeville, July 30th, from 9 am to 2 pm. Community members and RSVP volunteers are encouraged to drop off non-perishable groceries and sign up for a blood donation at a mobile unit located on the property. Blood donation appointments can be made at Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments have priority. Blood donors receive a t-shirt and a coupon for the Northshore Food Bank resale store.

NO TRAFFICKER: Free NOLA will host its second annual Love and Roses Gala in Slidell on July 30th to raise funds to save victims of domestic sex trafficking. The 7pm event at the Harbor Center includes live and silent auctions, artist booths, food, and libations. The proceeds will be used for education and training measures as well as for the recovery, care and treatment of victims of human trafficking. Tickets and sponsoring at NOLA is a faith-based non-profit organization serving the Gulf Coast region. Visit for more information.

HORSE WHISPER: On July 29th, from 7pm to 11pm, the New Heights Therapy Center celebrates its 20th anniversary with a glamorous evening at the Southern Hotel. The group will take you back to the 1920s with a themed evening of food, drink, entertainment, live and silent auctions of unique items and experiences. The guests of the fundraiser will dress in the style of the Roaring 20s. A limited number of tickets for $ 125 per person can be purchased through which provides therapeutic riding services for children and adults with disabilities at Leah Farm on Road 40 in Folsom. For more information or event sponsorship, contact Kim Clinard at (985) 796-4600.

FAMILYS: On July 31, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, American Legion Post 185 in Slidell is holding a Family Fun Day with burgers, dogs and drinks at minimal prices; a plunge pool; Inflatables, water games, volleyball, cornhole throwing, and other games; Fire and police vehicles; Face paint and more. No entry fee. Sponsored by the Post, its helpers, Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders.

BIG PROFIT: Louisiana’s Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club to Sell Opportunities in Big Game Rotary Tombola 2021; The drawing is on August 26th. A $ 20 ticket offers 40+ chances to win – most of them pairs of LSU and Saints tickets, along with some theater tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and even a ride in an authentic PT-17 stearman from the Second World War I plane. The proceeds from the raffle will go to local nonprofits and Rotary international utilities. Go online to for ticket information.

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