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MUSIC: More free live music scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 18 at the upcoming Sunset at the Landing Concert at Landing on Columbia Street. Animation to be announced.

SEE THE LIGHT: The invitational art exhibit “The Light” will be on display at City Hall’s Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 Second Street, until July 9. The public will discover light through the unique visions of exhibiting artists Christine Bandera, LaNelle Landry, Robert LaBranche and Martin Necessité. Gallery opening hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to Friday. Visits are only by appointment. Same day appointments are available. Call (985) 646-4375. Free entry.

QUEENS: “Sweet Potato Queens” will be performed at the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell on Fridays and Saturdays July 9-24; 8pm shows only. Laugh through this powerful musical about Jill and her friends as they learn to capture life through sequins, feathers and tiaras. Tickets $ 27.50 to $ 45, plus fees online, at Theater at 767, boul. Robert.

PLAYER: 30byNinety Theater, 880 Lafayette St. in Mandeville, brings “Clue” to the 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;


WINE & DINNER: The A Taste of Covington Food, Wine, Music & Art Festival continues through June 30, with three special wine tastings and several winemaker dinners at participating restaurants. Buy tasting tickets at The winemaker’s dinners from Tuesday to Friday evening are four or more course dinners with food and wine pairings. Buy these tickets online at individual restaurants; reservation required, number of places limited. Menus available on the site. Check it out for specific times, menus, and variable costs. No children or animals.


FATHER’S DAY FISH: Join the first Pelican Park Father’s Day Fishing Rodeo at Sunset Point Pier on Massena Street in Mandeville on June 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. For children aged 5 to 15 and their fathers or other adults aged 18 or over. Fishing contests, demonstrations, prizes and more. Use your own equipment; the cost is $ 35 per adult and one child; supplement per additional child. Register at and click on Events. To learn more, call (985) 626-7997 or email [email protected] This event depends on the weather. If the weather changes in the area, call the park hotline at (985) 626-1444

READ OUT LOUD: At 10:30 am Tuesdays through July 6 at the Covington Trailhead, St. Tammany Librarians will be presenting a Social Distancing Outdoor Story Time for Kids. Mainly for children 7 and under, but can be enjoyed by families and children of all ages. Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy an hour of stories, nursery rhymes, activities and music. Water will be available, but no snacks are provided. For any questions, contact [email protected]

CAMP: The Maritime Museum of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin offers two summer camp sessions with certified and experienced educators to guide campers, ages 7 to 11, to explore maritime history and culture through hands-on experiences and STEAM activities. Visit, email [email protected], or call Jeanne Brooks at (985) 845-9200 for more information and to register. The next session will take place from July 12 to 16; From Monday to Friday; $ 195 per student includes a camp tee and all activities.


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MADISONVILLE: The city is planning a celebration on July 3 to include an afternoon of fun and games, ending with twilight fireworks on the banks of the Tchefuncte River. Details coming soon.

EDGE OF THE LAKE : Mandeville will celebrate July 4th with its 7th annual Light Up the Lake event on July 4th. The stage will be located between Coffee and Carroll streets and entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. with a special patriotic tribute, followed by The Boogie Men and fireworks over Lake Pontchartrain at dusk (around 8:45 p.m.). Food trucks will be on site from 5 p.m., and children can enjoy the Kid’s Tent sponsored by Keep Mandeville Beautiful. Guests are welcome to picnic from 10 a.m., but glass bottles and charcoal grills are not allowed. The event is free. For more information, visit or call (985) 624-3148.


TO STROLL: The Covington Business Association’s fourth annual Kokomo Walk featuring food, drinks, live music and shopping is scheduled in downtown Covington for July 10. Hula shirts, thongs, coconut bras and resort wear and more are encouraged. 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Ride Taste summer cocktails and craft beers served by local businesses, as well as several small-plate tastings from local restaurants. Beach-themed activities and live music from Bobbly Ohler, Max Sanders and Tucker Godbold and more in over 20 outdoor tents. This is a rainy or sunny event that will only be postponed to July 11 in the event of extreme weather conditions. Start by checking in at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., to pick up a ride card or mug, sold only to those 21 and over, with ID. The $ 35 Cup is the ticket to the event; Pre-purchased cups sold at can be picked up from the trailhead on the day of the event.

CELEBRATE: Pelican Park is hosting a family event on July 17th from 3pm to 7pm to showcase St. Tammany’s recreation at its best. Local bands, fireworks, food and more. For children, the afternoon will include inflatables, games and activities, as well as a 5 km family walk in the morning.


MEET WOMEN: The next Slidell Widows’ Social Club meeting will be on June 26 at 10 a.m. at the John Wesley Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 360 Robert Blvd. Some of the subgroups of the organization will form after the general assembly to make future plans. Subgroups currently include travel; gardening; films and theater; dine out; cards and games; crochet and knitting; crafts; Reading Club; and walk. The guest speaker will be published author Suzie Hunt, who will share her ideas on how to turn the thoughts in your head into a published book. All widows are welcome. For more information call, text or email Cindy Alberts at (985) 707-7676 or [email protected]

DO-SI-DO: A dozen Social Square Dance classes begin July 6 at the Greater Covington Center in the Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Ave. Tuesday classes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. will cost $ 25 per person per month, with family discounts available. Come in casual dress and meet new friends. For more information, visit the website at; contact Greg Huguet at (985) 635-1030 or [email protected]; or Wes Koon at (985) 502-4154 or [email protected]

OWNERS: The Military Road Alliance, an umbrella organization of a dozen homeowners associations in eastern St. Tammany Parish, has resumed community meetings. The next one will be on June 16 at 7:30 pm with guest speaker Kelly LaRocca, Director of the St. Tammany Parish Library System, or her representative. meet Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd .; Park in the back with easy access to the first floor conference room. Slidell Memorial demands that masks be worn and that headquarters be socially remote. A Zoom link will be provided to delegates who prefer the online meeting.

WOOF WOOF: There are only a few weeks left to bring the pets to the Northshore Humane Society’s Woofstock Community Veterinary Clinic for discounted vaccines and a microchip in Covington. The clinic ends June 30. Call for an appointment (985) 892-7387, ext. 3, or send an email to [email protected]

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Alice P. Darby