‘Gleaux for the Cure’ benefits research

Gleaux for the Cure 5K will be Aug. 23 on the Mandeville lakefront with net proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society. The event has options for trained runners, families and children.

Held at sunset with the theme “Gleaux Run for the Cure,” participants are invited to be as creative as they want by incorporating lights and other glow objects into their running gear. As night falls, attention will be on all the racers who are glowing in honor of the fight against cancer.

There will be a prize for the most creative and brightest runner.

Cajun Timing will provide runners with accurate race chip timing and a well-marked course.

There also will be a One Mile Family Fun Walk/Run to encourage family participation and provide an option for those who do not want to walk or run the full 5K. The event will end with an awards ceremony and refreshments at the registration pavilion.

For participants over 21 years of age, there will be an after party hosted by Barley Oak for those want to continue to celebrate, with beverage donations by Abita Brewing Company.

Registration for both events begins at 6 p.m. at the pavilion at the east end of Lakeshore Drive, near the Pontchartrain Yacht Club.

The One Mile Family Fun Walk/Run begins at 6:45 p.m.; registration ends at 6:30 p.m.

The 5K Walk/Run begins at 7:30 p.m.; registration ends at 7:15 p.m.


Pink Rubber Boots Fishing Rodeo planned

The Slidell Women’s Civic Club’s first Pink Rubber Boots Family Fishing Rodeo and Sportsman’s Extravaganza will be Nov. 9.

Tickets to enter the rodeo are $35 for adults and $15 for youths under 16, if bought before Nov. 2. Each adult and child ticket includes one entry into the fishing rodeo and a T-shirt.

The sportsman’s festival, food booths, craft booths and community vendors will be at Heritage Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants include the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, United States Coast Guard and Capt. Jim’s Charter Service.

Raffles for a “Big Gus” pirogue and sponsor forms are available by calling Patricia Mayfield at (985) 960-1336 or Ellen Lamarque at (985) 643-4656.

Proceeds from the rodeo will benefit Mount Olive Feeding Ministries, Relay for Life, Educational Scholarships, Habitat for Humanity and The Caring Center.

Saints rally includes drawing for tickets

The East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce will hold a Fan Up! Pep Rally! from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St.

Saints Fan Up raffle tickets are available for $10 each for the chance to win two season tickets on the Plaza Level, a $3,900 value.

Raffle ticket stubs are tickets for admission, or admission is $10 at the door.

Winning tickets will be drawn at the rally and preseason tickets will be drawn seperately. Winner need not be present to win.

For information, visit, call (985) 643-5678 or email

Coast Guard Auxiliary holds safety course

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 4­8 will conduct its final safe boating education course for 2013 on Saturday.

The course is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The About Boating Safely course will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church meeting room at 433 Erlanger St., Slidell. The public can register and purchase the course textbook by calling Gus Maggiore at (985) ­285-­8681, Gerald Ashker Sr. at (985) ­788-­5770 or Paul Andres at (985) ­781-­9161. Registration and the ABS textbook are also available at Gus’ Tackle and Nets, 726 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell.

Those who pass the About Boating Safely class will be presented with a certificate of completion. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries then will mail a vessel operator certificate to the boater’s home.

By passing this course, boaters may qualify for boat insurance discounts with cooperating insurance providers. Contact an insurance agent to find out what is offered.

The state requires boating education. All people born after Jan. 1, 1984, must complete a safe boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat powered in excess of 10 horsepower. It is also illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to operate a personal watercraft.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, an organization dedicated to promoting recreational boating safety, is the civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard, authorized by Congress in 1939.

To arrange for a vessel check from Flotilla 48 by a qualified member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, contact George Kinley at (772) ­214-­9535, Gerald Ashker Sr. at (985) 788-5770 or Paul Andres at (985) ­781-­9161.

There is never a consequence for failing a vessel safety check and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency.

Passing vessel owners will be awarded a certificate and a decal for the vessel. Failing vessel owners will be briefed on pertinent safety issues and will be advised what needs to be done to obtain a passing inspection.

Library to hold silent book, CD auction

Friends of the Slidell Library is holding a silent book auction with the theme “All Things Medieval, Celtic, Knights, Chivalry & the Irish” through 6 p.m. Monday. Bids must be placed in person at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd.

High bidders will be notified and must pick up items within seven days. For information, email

The selection of titles includes “Ancient Armour & Weapons,” John Hewitt, first published 1885; “The Ancient Celts,” Barney Cunliffe, 1997; and “Castles, Keeps and Leprechauns, Tales, Myths, and Legends of Historic Sites in Great Britain and Ireland, A Traveler’s Companion,” Phyllis Meras, 1988.

The auction also includes CDs such as “The Celtic Book of Days,” David Arkenstone; and “Celtic Dreams, Music of Turlough O’Carolan on the Hammered Dulcimer,” Joemy Wilson with the Carolan Consort.

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