COMMUNITY EVENTS

TOP CHEF: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Franco’s, 100 Bon Temps Roule, Mandeville. Local chefs cook up a storm to benefit the Northshore Food Bank. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Fundraiser for East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity. $75, $100 per couple. (985) 639-0656.

A NOLA THANKSGIVING; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St. A fine arts and gifts show. Free. terrobproductions.nola.com.

MADISONVILLE GUMBO COOKOFF: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Madisonville Riverfront. Teams compete for bragging rights for the area’s best gumbo. $5. (985) 845-9824 or madisonvillechamber.org.

THEATER

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The Pumpkin King tries to take over Christmas Town. $22.50-$12.50. (985) 649-3727 or cuttingedgetheater.com.

THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED): 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Café Luke Dinner Theatre, 153 Robert St., Slidell. $45 for dinner and show, $25 for show and dessert only. (985) 707-1597 or cafeluke.com.

MUSIC

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m. Thursday. Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington. Ted Vigil’s John Denver tribute show. (985) 892-1873 or covla.com.

TROUBADOURS SONGWRITER NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Covington Brewhouse, 226 E. Lockwood St. The monthly Northshore Songwriters Circle’s get-together led by Tommy Ike Hailey. Free. (985) 893-2884 or facebook.com/troubadourssongerwriternight/

INDIAN BLUE: 6:30 p.m. Friday. Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall, 430 Lamarque St., Mandeville. Mardi Gras Indians are featured. $10. dewdropjazzhall.com.

FOUR UNPLUGGED: 5:30 p.m. Friday. Terra Bella Village, 111 Terra Bella Blvd., Covington. Free. terrabellavillage.com.

LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Covington First Baptist Church, 16333 La. 1085. Horn soloist Mollie Pate will be featured performing the works of Mendelssohn, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. $20-$55. (504) 523-6530 or lpomusic.org.

ABITA SPRINGS OPRY: 7 p.m. Saturday. Abita Town Hall. The Last Chance Bluegrass Band headlines the final show of the fall season. $18. (985) 892-0711 or abitaopry.com.

ROCK IT PRODUCTIONS: 9 p.m. Saturday. Columbia Street Blues Café. Rocknbluescafe.com.

DASH RIP ROCK: 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ruby’s Roadhouse, 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville. (985) 626-9748 or rubysroadhouse.com.

CRISPEN SCHROEDER: 5 p.m. Sunday. Christ Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington. The third Sunday series continues. Free. christchurchcovington.com.

ART

LOUISIANA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Jan. 6. Christwood Atrium Gallery, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Free. christwoodrc.com.

ONLY IMAGINE: Times vary, through Nov. 28. Slidell branch, St. Tammany Parish Public Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Juried show featuring local artwork. Free.

MIXED MEDIA JURIED EXHIBITION: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Dec. 16. Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 Second St. Artwork featuring two or more media. (985) 646-4375 or myslidell.com.

REFLECTIONS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 3. St. Tammany Art Association Art House, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. Photographs from the New Orleans Museum of Art. Free. (985) 892-8650 or sttammanyartassociation.org.

KID STUFF

KIDS CLAY IMAGINATION CLASSES: 4 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 27. Revival Clay Studio, 420 N. Vermont St., Covington. Hand-building skills will be taught. $85. (513) 490-6836.

BEAR SAYS THANKS: 11 a.m. Saturday. Barnes & Noble, 3414 U.S. 190, Mandeville. A Thanksgiving-themed story time. (985) 626-8884 or barnesandnoble.com.

OUTDOORS

NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 p.m. Wednesday. Northlake Nature Center, U.S. 190 across from Fontainebleau State Park. Enjoy the sounds and sights of nature while cleaning up the trails. Loppers provided. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org.

AUDUBON SPECIES CONSERVATION TOUR: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Northlake Nature Center, U.S. 190 across from Fontainebleau State Park. Caravan to the West Bank to observe endangered species. $15 for members. $20 for nonmembers. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org.

FALL CANOE TRIP: 9 a.m. Saturday. Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Lacombe. Explore Cane Bayou. (985) 882-2000 or fws.gov/refuge/Big_Branch_Marsh.

STORYWALK: Noon Monday. Northlake Nature Center, U.S. 190 across from Fontainebleau State Park. Walk the trails while reading the interactive story “The Pigeon Needs a Bath.” Free. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

NOLA ACRYLIC: 10 a.m. Wednesday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

ONE OF A KIND CARDS: 1 p.m. Wednesday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

EVENING CARDS: 6 p.m. Wednesday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

DIE CUTTING: 10 a.m. Thursday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

STAMPING CHRISTMAS CARDS: 1 p.m. Monday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

GLASS ART: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com

WEEKLY EVENTS

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 35386 Home Estates Drive, Slidell. Offered by Tammany Twirlers Square and Round Dance Club. $15 per month for adults, $5 for youth. (985) 649-3968.

SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St. Balance and fitness for older adults. Free. (985) 705-4565.

CAMELLIA QUILTERS: 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday. First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., Slidell.

NORTHSHORE BRIDGE CLUB: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1 p.m. Fridays. Bridge Clubhouse, 24670 Esquinance St., near Pelican Park, Mandeville. Free snacks and drinks available. Swiss Team games on first Thursday and third Sunday. Beginner games first and third Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Celeste Bowden at 985 892-6766.

MANDEVILLE BINGO: 9 a.m. Fridays. Mandeville Civic Center, 3090 E. Causeway Approach. The weekly bingo game is hosted by the Mandeville New Image Seniors Club. The group also meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

COVINGTON BINGO: 2 p.m. Sundays. St. Benedict-Covington Council, Knights of Columbus, 75050 La. 25, Covington. (985) 892-3212).

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St.; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. The market includes fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, plants and more.

FOLSOM VILLAGE MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second Saturday of each month. 13401 June St., behind City Hall.

MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays. Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. The weekly market includes music, seasonal fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts, and more.

CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m-noon Saturdays. 1808 Front St., Slidell. Live music, seasonal fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and more.

ABITA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: Noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Abita Springs Trailhead, 22056 La. 59. The market includes fresh produce, local food, crafts and more.

COVINGTON BREWHOUSE TASTING ROOM AND BREWERY TOURS: Tastings, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Tours: 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. 226 East Lockwood, Covington, Free. (985) 893-2884.