WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARDS: The Professional Women of St. Tammany Women's Choice Awards will be presented during a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Tchefuncta Country Club, 2 Pinecrest Drive, Covington. The honorees will be Barbara Edwards Doyle, Pelican Pages; Caitlin Hunter, Chevron; Lacey Toledano, St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Condrey Ward, Southern Hotel; and Catherine Wilbert, Big Sky Ranch. The cost is $24 for members and $29 for others. To register, visit www.pw-st.org or contact Sarada Bonnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (985) 789-7183 by noon Jan. 4.
NORTHLAKE NEWCOMERS CLUB: Singer-songwriter Lena Prima will be the guest speaker when the Northlake Newcomers Club meets for lunch at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Benedicts' 1144 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. The deadline to buy tickets is Jan. 4; the cost is $26 for members and $29 for guests. Checks payable to Northlake Newcomers Club may be mailed to Shirley Henderson, 802 Bonfouca Lane, Mandeville, LA 70471. For information, call (803) 730-7831.
COVINGTON TOASTMASTERS: The Totally Toastmasters group meets from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month in the second-floor conference room at Ochsner Health Center, 1000 Ochsner Blvd., Covington. The next meeting will be Jan. 5. The group empowers participants to develop communication and leadership skills. For information, contact Tom Flynn at (504) 239-4351 or email@example.com.
COVINGTON RECREATION DEPARTMENT: Registration will be open from Jan. 6 through Feb. 2 for Covington Recreation Department basketball for boys and girls ages 11-15. Registration hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Recreation Department offices in Covington City Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Ave. The registration fee is $55, or $35 for Medicaid recipients living within city limits. Only checks and money orders are accepted. For information, call (985) 893-4044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP WITH HEAT FOR SENIORS: The St. Tammany Council on Aging has a limited number of electric room heaters available for seniors 60 and older with inadequate heat supply. For information about qualifying for this free program, contact community services at (985) 897-0377.
ST. TAMMANY COMPUTER ASSOCIATION: Vice President Shirley Sharpe and President Paul Parker will begin new classes in Microsoft’s Windows 10 on Saturday, Jan. 6. Their volunteer service aims to help seniors learn the basics of using email and the internet. Meetings and classes are held at the St. Tammany Parish Military Road Complex, 61134 N. Military Road, Slidell. Classes are free to paid members. Dues are $20 per year. Guests may attend twice before joining. For information, email email@example.com or call (985) 863-2906.
SILENT AUCTION OF BOOKS: Books about Louisiana and the South are featured during a silent auction underway until 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Bids are placed in person, and high bidders do not have to be present to win. The Friends of the Slidell Library will use proceeds from the sale to benefit the Slidell, Pearl River, South Slidell and Lacombe branch libraries. For a list of auction titles or information about the Friends of the Slidell Library, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLOCAUST HISTORY AND POLITICS: Tulane historian Lawrence N. Powell, author of “Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust and David Duke’s Louisiana” will lead a presentation from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Joining him will be Anne Levy, a child survivor of the Lodz and Warsaw ghettos credited with starting the grass-roots movement to stop David Duke’s political career in 1991. To register, visit stpl.bibliocommons.com/events or call the library at (985) 646-6470.
ST. TAMMANY RIGHT TO LIFE: Susan Scotton, adoptive mother of David Scotton, featured in the film "I Lived on Parker Avenue," will be the guest speaker during a breakfast fundraiser for St. Tammany Right to Life from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 13 in Building E at St. Margaret Mary, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The cost is $20. For information or tickets, contact Ray Larry at (504) 291- 578-0291 or email@example.com or Carolyn Angel at (985) 640-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIBRARY CON: A free all-fandom convention, Library Con, will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St. Fans of Dungeons and Dragons, gaming, "Star Trek," "Star Wars," Harry Potter, "Doctor Who," graphic novels, manga, anime, Pokémon, superheroes and anything else are welcome. There will be a costume parade at 3:30 p.m., a live Pac Man game on the lawn, a Pokémon tournament and costumed characters for photo ops. To enter fan art, get a submission form from your local branch library or www.sttammanylibrary.org. The phone number for the Madisonville Library is (985) 845-4819.
GOOGLE BASICS: A program on Google products such as Gmail and Google Drive will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Madisonville Branch Library, 1123 Main St. The program is free. To register, visit stpl.bibliocommons.com/events or call the Madisonville library at (985) 845-4819.
REVERSE MORTGAGES: The St. Tammany SALT Council and Gulf Coast Bank and Trust will present a workshop on reverse mortgages from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, 300 Brownswitch Road, Slidell. The event will also provide information about identity theft. To register, visit www.stsalt.org/events or call (985) 809-5455 by 6 p.m. Jan. 15.
RACIAL HEALING GROUP: A racial healing group for women meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the great room at the Women's Center for Healing and Transformation, 71667 Leveson St., Abita Springs. The next meeting will be Jan. 18. For information, email email@example.com or call (985) 892-8111.
DECLUTTERING TECHNOLOGY: A program on cleaning up your email, uninstalling unnecessary software and deleting cookies to make the internet run faster will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Madisonville Branch Library, 1123 Main St. The event is free. To register, visit stpl.bibliocommons.com/events or call the Madisonville library at (985) 845-4819.
WEST 30s TASK FORCE: A community meeting of the West 30s Task Force will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in Rosenwald Gym at the Harrison Curriculum Center, 706 W. 28th Ave., Covington. Topics will include housing, employment, education and community involvement.
FREEDOM FUND BANQUET: "Love and Change" will be the theme of the Freedom Fund Banquet sponsored by Slidell Branch No. 6287 of the NAACP. The banquet will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Greater North Shore Full Gospel Baptist Church, 840 Voters Road, Slidell. Tickets are $30. The branch president is Wilbert Perryman. For information, call (985) 285-6481 or (985) 264-6444.