• PINEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB: Ted Elliot has been promoted to the position of head golf professional at Pinewood Country Club in Slidell. He had been assistant golf pro under James Leitz for more than a year.
  • After earning a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in psychology from LSU, Elliott completed the Professional Golf Management Program in Port Lucie, Florida, where he became a PGA Class A member. He worked at New Orleans Country Club and was head golf professional at Tchefuncta Country Club before coming to Pinewood.
  • CALAMARI RACE RESULTS: The 35th Annual Henry J. Calamari Memorial 2 mile Race was held March 21 at Our Lady of Lourdes school in Slidell. With about 125 runners, Robert Scott claimed his 12th title for this race dating back to his first title in 2001. His winning time of 11:14 was 12 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Paul Steudlein.
  • OLIVIA HUNT CLAIMED HER THIRD CONSECUTIVE TITLE WITH A TIME OF 13:33. She is a local track star for Fountainebleau high school.
  • THE FIRST OLL BOY AND GIRL WENT TO FOURTH GRADER DANIEL S. CALAMARI, 14:05, and sixth grader Emberlynn Spring, 15:22. Spring was also second overall in the females.
  • LINDSAY KYLE, 15:40, won first in girls 14-16 and third overall.
  • IN MEN 45-49 PAUL STEUDLEIN, 11:26, took first and placed second overall; with Elliott Everard, 12:40, taking first in mens 50-54 and third overall.
  • There was a widespread of ages competing in the race.
  • YOUNGEST UNASSISTED RUNNER WENT TO 3-YEAR OLD MICHAELA BINDER, 37:24. Taking first place in men 70 and older was 86-year old Arlen Frank.
  • NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER: For information and to register for programs at the center at 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville, call (985) 626-1238 or email Rue@northlakenature.org. Upcoming programs include:
  • MOONLIGHT HIKE: The moon will be full on April 4, when there will be a moonlight hike and marshmallow melt beginning at 7:10 p.m. The hike is free for members and $5 for others.
  • KUNDALINI YOGA: Sally Dunn will lead a Kundalini yoga class at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, under the pavilion. Kundalini Yoga is an active form of meditation using postures, breath and mantras. The yoga session is free for members and $5 for others.
  • NATURE WALK: A two-hour walk among the swamps, ponds, bayous, hardwood forest and pineland habitats of the Northlake Nature Center will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Participants are encouraged to reserve loppers to help improve the trails as they go. Program is free, call for details and to reserve loppers..
  • BIG BRANCH CANOE TRIPS: April 4, May 16 and May 23. The guided canoe program “Paddling Thru Time: People & Louisiana’s Wetlands.” A limited number of reservations are available for those 10 and older to paddle on the two to three hour trip. Cost is $10 for paddlers, $5 children 5 to 9 years old to ride with adult paddlers. Register from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe, or visit fws.gov/refuge/Big_Branch_Marsh.
  • YMCA SOCCER AND T-BALL: Registration is open through April 4 for the YMCA soccer and T-ball programs for boys and girls ages 3 to 7 at the West St. Tammany YMCA, 71256 Francis Road, Covington. The spring season will begin March 28 and continue through May 2. For information, call the YMCA at (985) 893-9622.
  • GREAT LOUISIANA BIRDFEST APRIL 10-12: Birdfest includes birding trips, workshops, photo opportunities and hospitality. Northlake Nature Center organizes the annual outings for birders at a time when hundreds of thousands of migratory birds are arriving at Louisiana’s coast from Mexico and South America. BirdFest trips will visit varied habitat including swamps, wetlands, pine savanna and hardwoods of southeast Louisiana. In past years, birders have spotted between 125 and 150 species during BirdFest. For a birding checklist, visit losbird.org/checklist.htm. To register, visit northlakenature.org.
  • GET LUCKY! GOLF TOURNAMENT: The St. Tammany Hospital Foundation’s fourth annual Get Lucky! golf tournament will be held April 17 at Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington. Sign up by Friday to compete with 25 teams of corporate foursomes and individual players. Contact Nicole Suhre at (985) 898-4171 or nsuhre@stph.org, or visit sthfoundation.org/golf.
  • RACQUETS FOR REAGAN: The St. Jude Racquets for Reagan tennis tournament will be held June 4-7 at Franco’s Athletic Club, 100 Bon Temps Roule, Mandeville. It will be a first-match losers consolation tournament, in which those who lose the first match will go on to a consolation event. The fee to participate is $90 per player. For information, contact Shelley Sisson at (985) 237-0384 or shelleyjsisson@yahoo.com.
  • A RUN TO REMEMBER 5K: The Wounded Warrior Project will be the beneficiary of the Run to Remember 1-mile and 5K run/walk at 7:30 a.m. June 13 at TerraBella Village, 100 TerraBella Blvd., Covington. Dynamic Physical Therapy is sponsoring the event, with a goal of raising $15,000. The cost to register for the run/walk is $25 through June 5, when it will increase to $30. Preregistered participants will receive a race T-shirt. To register, sponsor or volunteer, or to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, visit getwellatdynamic.com/run. For questions about the race or becoming a sponsor, contact Patrick Sellen at patrick@getwellatdynamic.com.