FOOD VOUCHERS FOR SENIORS: Low-income senior citizens can receive vouchers for the purchase of fresh produce at the farmers market through the Seniors Farms Market Nutrition Program, a project of the Abita Grows Initiative, the Abita Springs Farmers Market and Stoney Point Farm. Senior citizens may apply to the program through the Council on Aging St. Tammany in Covington at (985) 892-0377.
MILITARY ROAD ALLIANCE: St. Tammany Parish Assessor Louis Fitzmorris will be the guest speaker when the Military Road Alliance meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the cafeteria at Live Oak Village, 2200 Gause Blvd., Slidell. The meeting will be open to the public. The alliance addresses homeowner and community issues affecting 13 subdivisions in eastern Slidell, within the general area of North and South Military Road and East Gause Boulevard. The subdivisions are Breckenridge, Cross Gates, Doubloon Bayou Estates, French Branch Estates, Frenchmens Estates, Lake Village, Landings, Magnolia Forest, Meadow Lake, Old River Road Association (including Quail Ridge, Quail Valley, Bay Ridge, Paradise Point and The Settlement), Park Condo Association, River Oaks, Stonebridge and Turtle Creek.
PLANT SALE: The Slidell Garden Club will hold a plant sale and bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 434 Florida Ave., Slidell.
MANDEVILLE BINGO: The Mandeville New Image Senior Club has a bingo game every Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 3090 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, across from Mandeville City Hall. The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the same location. For information, call (504) 442-1644.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: Teaching Responsible Earth Education will hold a B’Earthday Party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at TREE’s outdoor classroom at 14029 U.S. 190, Covington.
There will be hands-on forest activities, food, crafts and woodlands walks in piney woods along the Little Tchefuncte River. Admission is free. Education staff and volunteers will lead activities and crafts for children and adults for fees ranging from $1 to $5 per activity. Picnic foods will be sold for prices ranging from $1 to $10.
Sue Brown, a New Orleans public school teacher, founded TREE to engage students in science by exposing them to natural spaces outside and within the landscape of metro New Orleans. It is a nonprofit organization and sustains its programs through donations, fees and grants.
WE HEART VETERANS: The second annual “Helping Heroes” fundraiser will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at The Barley Oak, 2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville.
Musical entertainment will be provided by The Rick Samson Project. There will be “swag bags” for the first 50 guests, auction items, prizes, chef presentations and more.
The event benefits the local nonprofit We Heart Veterans, whose mission is to help provide essential nonmedical home care services, as well as wheelchair ramps and handrails to aging veterans and their widows in need.
Cost is $50 per adult or $75 per couple, with tickets available online at www.wehrtvets.org.
JEWELRY SALE: The volunteer auxiliary at Lakeview Regional Medical Center will hold a jewelry sale Wednesday through Friday, April 22-24, in the front hallway of the hospital, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The sale will operate from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 22 and 23, and from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24. Jewelry, scarves, wallets, purses and accessories will be available for $5 per item.
SLIDELL REPUBLICAN WOMEN: Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan will present his State of the City address and take questions when the Slidell Republican Women’s Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at Pinewood Country Club, Slidell. The cost is $18, and the deadline to make a reservation is Tuesday. To make a reservation, email Betty Hooper at email@example.com.
SRWC officers for 2015 are Peggy Seeley, president; Tiffany Parker, vice president and scholarship chairwoman; Chris Koviach, secretary; Karen Fandal, treasurer; Charlene Stein, program chairwoman; Lynn Walker St. Jean, campaign chairwoman; Heidi Crouch, newsletter chairwoman; Wanda Ricau, membership chairwoman; Betty Hooper, hospitality chairwoman; and Dee Webb, member outreach and ways and means chairwoman. For information about joining the Slidell Republican Women’s Club, contact Ricau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMP BEARABLE: Hospice Foundation of the South presents Camp Bearable, a weekend-long camp May 15-17. It is in Mandeville and will feature music, art and pet therapy.
Children ages 7 to 12 who have suffered the loss of a loved one are invited to attend.
Registration fee is $20 per camper. For information, call the office at (985) 643-5470.