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LIVE MUSIC

CAJUN: Bruce Daigrepont and his Cajun band perform in concert on Sept. 7 behind the St. Tammany Parish Public Library in Pearl River. The 6 p.m. concert is free, but bring seating to enjoy the show. A rain date is set in case inclement weather cancels the performance. The show is sponsored by The Friends of Slidell Library.

THIRD SUNDAY: The 2022-23 season of the Third Sunday Concerts at Christ Episcopal Church Covington will open Sept. 18, with a free performance by Wendell Brunious & Friends. Brunious is a trumpeter and vocalist and a 20-year veteran of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall. Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the music begins at 5 p.m. A wine and light hors d’oeuvres reception for performers and audience members will take place in the parish hall following the one-hour concert. For more information, call (985) 892-3177 or visit christchurchcovington.com.

JAZZ & BLUES: The Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival is back on Sept. 17 from noon to 8 p.m. at Heritage Park. Featuring a day of jazz and blues performances, including Mayfield Elementary student Mason Cheatham to open the event. Other performers include Rhino Electric Band, Rising Stars Talent Show winner Grace Russell, Paul Childers, Stephanie Jordan and Mem Shannon. Proceeds will benefit Notes for Education, a group that provides musical instruments to St. Tammany Parish students. Ticket information not yet available. Look for it at slidelljazzandblues.com.

RETRO NIGHT: Tribute artist Jason Petty recreates the storytelling and music of Hank Williams in “My Honky Tonk Heroes” at The Furrhmann Auditorium in Covington at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

GOOD LISTENING: The Lobby Lounge Concert Series 2022 opens on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. with Minos the Saint in the Slidell Harbor Center’s intimate lobby lounge listening room. Tickets for the two-hour concerts range from $19 to $100 to hear the Louisiana ensemble play traditional music influenced by a variety of styles. Visit harborcenter.org/lobby-lounge for tickets and information.

RIVERSIDE: The next Sunset at the Landing concert is scheduled Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bogue Falaya Park on the banks of the river. This is a free concert in downtown Covington, and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and refreshments. The city will announce the performance act closer to the event.

COMMUNITY THEATER

“ROCK OF AGES”: The sounds and sights of the 1980s will rule when the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell presents the Broadway hit and jukebox musical “Rock of Ages” from Sept. 9 to Oct. 1. All shows 8 p.m. Revisit the big, bad glam 80s in Hollywood, where the party has been raging. Enjoy the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and others at 767 Robert Blvd.

GYPSY”: A great musical fable will be performed on stage at 30 X Ninety Theater in Mandeville Sept 10 through Oct. 2. The tale of an ambitious stage mother who fights for her daughter’s success while she secretly yearns for her own. Set in the 1920s and 1930s when Vaudeville was dying and burlesque was being born. PG-13 at the theater, 880 Lafayette St. Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. General admission adults $29; seniors and military, $27; 13 and up, $25.

MERMAID: Come through Sept. 11 to experience the magical story of Ariel and her friends as she embarks on a quest for something more on stage at Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $28 for adults, or $22 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at slidelllittletheatre.

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GALLERY SHOWS

PHOTOGRAPHY: The work of three prominent Louisiana photographers celebrating the natural beauty of American coastal regions from their very different perspectives will be displayed in a new exhibit in the Christwood Atrium Gallery, 100 Christwood Blvd., in Covington, from Sept. 10 through Oct. 27. A reception is planned from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on opening day. Photographs made in the coastal regions of Louisiana, Florida and California by artists G. Andrew Boyd, Margaret Crosby and Harriet Blum will be featured. Visitors can come in Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. 

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DECADES OF ART: A retrospective of Lori Anselmo’s art for the last 20 years will be featured Sept. 13 through Oct. 21 in the George Dunbar Gallery in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall, 2055 Second St. An opening reception will be held Sept. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Once open, the exhibit can be viewed during the gallery’s regular hours, Wednesdays-Fridays, from noon to 4 p.m. by appointment only. Same day appointments available.

A GUMBO OF EVENTS

FAIR DAY: The St. Tammany Parish Fair will return to the parish fairgrounds in Covington Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.  The fair will open at 10 a.m. Sept 29 and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 2. The event features classic carnival rides, agricultural and horticultural exhibits, a talent competition, music, food and a rodeo. Entrance tickets are $2 after 3 p.m. Ride tickets are $15 on Friday, or $20 on Saturday and Sunday. A parade will help officially kick off the fair Sept. 30, starting in downtown Covington on Jefferson Avenue and concluding at the North Columbia Street fairgrounds. A few events will precede the actual fair, including a pageant on Sept. 17 to name a Miss, Junior Miss and Princess St. Tammany, followed by the Rodeo Queen contest Sept. 25. 

RUN:  One Step at a Time Run/Walk to benefit the St. Tammany Outreach for Prevention of Suicide on Sept 10 at 8 a.m. at the Abita Springs Trailhead. Registration for the 5K is $30 for adults and $20 for children; for the one-mile run/walk, $30 for adults and $20 for children. Register at getmeregistered.com/stops or call (985) 237-5506. 

CHEERS: Another St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Business after-hours event is scheduled Sept. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mandeville location of OnPath Federal Credit Union at 4245 La. 22. Enjoy networking, food and drinks. Free for Chamber members and their employees; $20 for nonmembers. Registration requested at StTammanyChamber.org.

BEEP BEEP: The Annual Knights of Columbus Car Show at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Folsom will take place Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 11345 St. John Church Road. Food, music and vehicles featuring pre-2000 hot rod classic cars and trucks. Foreign cars displayed, but not judged. Plaques for Best-in-Show, winners from each class and The Next Best 10. 

TEE OFF: The Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church’s 11th annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser will take place Sept. 30 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club and will include a $25,000 Hole in One giveaway. Registration and lunch begins at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Seafood dinner and prizes immediately follow the tournament.

MEETINGS

COLLEGE WOMEN: The Northshore Branch of the American Association of University Women is holding its annual Salad Supper on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church Commons Room. No cost to attend and no obligation to join the branch. The evening’s speaker will be Terry Gage, CEO of Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West. For more about the Northshore branch of the AAUW, call Eileen deHaro at (985) 624-9553 or check out the website https://northshore-la.aauw.net/.

NPSG: The Northshore Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 57210 Allen Road, in Slidell. Guest speakers will be Dr. David Houghton, neurologist and movement disorder specialist from Ochsner, to discuss available trials and research, and Rachel Rhinehart, a certified physician assistant from Ochsner, to address managing nonmotor symptoms. RSVP by email [email protected] or go to www.facebook.com/groups/norhshorparkinsons.

NEIGHBORS: The Hermadel Estates-Carolyn Park Residents Association will meet Sept. 8 at the Sons of Italy Lodge, 1619 East West Drive (corner of Kaycee Drive) in Slidell. A potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. and business meeting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Joe Franz, Slidell Code Enforcement Department. Slidell police representative and District D council member may attend with updates. Bring a dish if possible, but no alcohol. For information, call Michael DeSandro at (337) 319-9387.

NEWCOMERS: Northlake Newcomers Club’s Annual Membership Breakfast will be held at Beau Chene Country Club, 602 N. Beau Chene Drive, in Mandeville on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free. Bring a friend or two and learn all about our club games and social activities throughout the year. For more information, see www.northlakenewcomers.com.

FEDS: The Slidell Chapter 1396 of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Cornelius Community Center (the second white house past the First Christian Church) at 102 Christian Lane in Slidell. Guest speaker Cheryl Scaglione will talk about Hospice House. The Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a meal at T Leblanc’s Creole Kitchen, 797 Robert Blvd. To eat, notify Elroy Noel at (985) 290-0757 or email [email protected]




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