CULTURE & LEISURE
SING WITH: Playmakers Theater in Covington presents a play-in-a-play July 17-18 to celebrate the theater’s last 20 years with favorite numbers from past shows. This solo production of “The Chronicles of Barnia” features actors of all ages – for audiences of all ages – and has been arranged and directed by stage veteran Jennifer Patterson. The show features The Playmakers’ past here in the present to help secure their financial future.
The parcel? To help save a community theater, a board member takes on writing and directing a summer musical, as clients expect one every year. Then, during the rehearsal of the play, someone tries to sabotage the theater, but the actors insist on saving the situation. Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $ 30 and $ 15 for children under 12. The price includes appetizers before the show and sweets during intermission. The pre-match begins at 6 p.m. so clients can meet the board members, the show director, and learn all about how community theater survives through tough times.
QUEENS: “Sweet Potato Queens” performed at the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell on Fridays and Saturdays through July 24; 8pm shows only. Laugh with this overpowering musical about Jill and her friends as they learn to capture life through sequins, feathers and tiaras. Tickets $ 27.50 to $ 45, plus online fees, at theatredecoupe.com. Theater at 767, boulevard Robert.
INDEX: 30byNinety Theater, 880 Lafayette St. in Mandeville, brings “Clue” on stage on the weekends of July 17th through August 1st. Based on the iconic Paramount film inspired by the board game of the same name, this hilarious prank meets murder opens in a secluded mansion. Tickets will soon be on sale for the 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows; 30byNinety.com/shows/Indice.
EXPOSURE: “Serious Traits III” by artist Tiffany Nesbit, on display until September 25 in the Miriam Barranger gallery at the Arthouse in Covington, sponsored by the St. Tammany Art Association. The opening hours of the gallery are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm Saturday; 320 N. Columbia St. All exhibits are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.
BRASS: Another free Sunset on the Landing community concert scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 16 at the Columbia Street Landing on the Bogue Falaya River in Covington. Performers include the Magnetic Ear six-piece set, an original New Orleans marching band, and a more recent band, Andrew McLean and Steel Mystique. Bring refreshments, as well as chairs or blankets to sit on the lawn. Check the city’s Facebook page for weather-related changes.
MOJEAUX: The 13th Annual St. Anselm Church Gala is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 24 at the Castine Center at 63350 Pelican Drive in Mandeville. Live and silent auctions, food from some of the best suppliers on the North Shore, car auction and entertainment by MoJeaux. Patronal feast 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gala ticket $ 60; gala with boss, $ 115. Sponsorships available. For more information, (985) 845-7342 or [email protected]
ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
HUT: Youth ages 7-14 (as of July 28) can attend Pelican Park / Ochsner Football Academy camp at the park July 28-30. Camp is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the cost is $ 120. The minimum and maximum ages will apply. Led by veteran coach Garret Chachere. Register online at pelicanpark.com or the first day of camp.
FREE FILM: Slidell Movie Night at Heritage Park from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 24 with “Ghostbusters”. Bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, coolers and bug spray to the park at 1701 Bayou Lane. Free entrance. Concessions will be available for a small fee.
CAMP: The Pentecostal Baptist Missionary Church is organizing a vacation Bible school camp from July 19 to 23 for ages 4 to 18. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Service program. Church at 36138 Shady Lane in Slidell; to register or get more information, call (985) 641-5527.
TTHINK BIG: Enjoy the Giant Gardens Games Night on the last Thursday of each month at The Groves at Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive in Mandeville. Play these giant games: chess; ladies; Connect-4; Jenga; petanque ball; shuffleboard; and horseshoes. Register online at pelicanpark.com to get your favorite games before they fill up.
A GUMBO OF EVENTS
TAKING CARE OF AN ANIMAL: Due to high demand, the Northshore Humane Society has expanded its low cost veterinary center in Woofstock until the end of August. Annual vaccinations are reduced to $ 75. Other vaccinations and injections available à la carte; the microchip costs $ 15; and heartworm and flea prevention at a reduced price while supplies last. Northshore chief Scott Benier said the flexibility to make an appointment at the clinic at any time has already seen more than 1,500 dogs. To obtain the discounts, make an appointment by calling (985) 892-7387, ext. 3 or by sending an email to [email protected]
SHARE: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 14, participate in the Covington Mayor’s Blood Drive at Bogue Falaya Hall at 317 N. Jefferson Ave. The next day at 9 a.m., grab a coffee and chat with Johnson at the Firehouse Event Center, 321 N Theard St. Register in advance for either event.
CLASSES: The Big Easy Big Heart 5K run will start at 9:00 a.m. on July 17 at Fontainebleau State Park, 62833 La. 1089, in Mandeville. Fundraiser sponsored by the New Orleans Mission, the largest private faith-based homeless service provider in the Greater New Orleans area. Race registration ($ 45) available online at https://neworleansmission.org/events. Those registered will receive a t-shirt, food and refreshments.
FRIENDS: Slidell’s Widows Social Club will meet on July 24 at 3 p.m. at the John Wesley Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The group, launched earlier this year, is organized into a dozen subgroups based on particular interests, ranging from meals and playing cards to gardening, crochet and art exhibitions. Some sub-groups will form after the monthly general meeting to make future plans. The guest at the meeting will be estate planner Ernie Berns who will speak briefly about wills, estates and trusts, and their tax implications. All widows are welcome; for more information call, text or email Cindy Alberts at (985) 707-7676 or [email protected]
MAKE A DONATION: Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana will host a food drive for the Northshore Food Bank and a blood drive for the Blood Center on July 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Saia’s Meat Market at 2225 Florida St. , Mandeville. Community members and RSVP volunteers are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food and register to donate blood at a mobile unit that will be on the property. Appointments for blood donation can be made at www.tbcdonors.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/43823. Appointments accepted, but appointments will have priority. Blood donors receive a Northshore Food Bank t-shirt and resale coupon.
NO TRAFFICKERS: On July 30 in Slidell, Free NOLA will hold its second annual Love and Roses Gala to raise funds to help rescue victims of domestic sex trafficking. The 7 p.m. event at the Harbor Center will feature live and silent auctions, artist booths, food and libations. The profits will be used to carry out awareness-raising and training actions, as well as to help recover, care for and treat victims of sex traffickers. Tickets and sponsorships on freenola.networkforgood.com/events/28387-love-roses-gala-2021. Free NOLA is a faith-based, non-profit organization serving the Gulf Coast region. Visit www.freenola.org for more information.
horse whisper: From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 29, the New Heights Therapy Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a sumptuous and glamorous evening at the Hôtel du Sud. The group will return to the 1920s with a themed evening of food, drink, entertainment, live and silent auctions of unique items and experiences. Guests of the fundraiser will dress in the style of the Roaring Twenties. A limited number of tickets for $ 125 per person can be purchased through the NewHeightsTherapy.org., which provides therapeutic riding services for children and adults with disabilities at Leah Farm on La. 40 in Folsom. For more information or to sponsor an event, contact Kim Clinard at (985) 796-4600.
FAMILIES: From noon to 5 p.m. on July 31, the American Legion Post 185 in Slidell will host a day of family fun, with burgers, dogs and drinks at nominal prices; a dunk tank; inflatable houses, water games, volleyball, cornhole throwing and other games; fire and police vehicles; makeup and more. No entry fee. Sponsored by mail, his auxiliary, Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders.
WIN BIG: Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club of Louisiana to Sell Chances in Big Game 2021 Rotary Raffle; the draw is August 26. A $ 20 ticket offers over 40 chances to win prizes – most are pairs of LSU and Saints tickets, plus theater tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and even a ride in an authentic Stearman PT-17 of World War II. plane. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit local nonprofit organizations and Rotary’s international service programs. Go online at mandevillerotary.org for ticket information.