RAFFLE HOUSE RUN: The Third annual Raffle House 1-mile and 5-K Walk/Run will be held Saturday, April 26, in the Terra Bella subdivision, on La. 1085, 1 mile west of La. 21 near Covington.
The race, which is presented by the St. Tammany Home Builders Association and staged by the 15th Street Flyers, will begin at 8 a.m. with the 1-mile event. The 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the full field of race-walkers will take off just after. The course will be both on- and off-road.
Race-day registration costs $30 for adults and $15 for persons 16 and younger. Awards will be given in numerous categories, and one lucky entrant will win a ticket with a chance to win the Raffle House. All proceeds will benefit the St. Tammany Home Builders Association Raffle House cause.
Post-race food and drink will be provided. For information, call (985) 893-3684, (504) 416-2653 or (985) 320-8115.
TRAIL RIDING: David Moeller will lead a bicycle ride along seven miles of back trails at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at the Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville.
Helmets are required and mountain bikes, or bikes with wide tires, are recommended.
A nature walk is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Guests can reserve a lopper to help spruce up trails as they walk.
NNC members can participate for free, and cost for nonmembers is $5. To register, call (985) 626-1238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAFE BOATING CLASS: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold safe boating courses at the Castine Center in Pelican Park on May 3, June 28 and Aug. 9.
The classes will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and are mandatory for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1984, who will be operating a boat. The classes also are beneficial to experienced boaters. A test will be administered, and those who pass will be issued a safe boating certificate.
Each class is limited to 60 participants, so pre-registration is required.
For information, call (985) 626-7997.
NORTHSHORE KIWANIS GOLF: The Northshore Kiwanis Club of Mandeville will hold its 15th annual benefit golf tournament at Beau Chene Country Club on May 12.
The four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $140 per player before May 5 or $165 per player after that date. Team registration is $550 by May 5 or $600 after that date.
The cost includes cart, greens fees, range balls, ditty bags, lunch and refreshments.
Various sponsorships are available. All proceeds from registration and sponsorship will support community youth programs and scholarships for Key Club members from Lakeshore, Mandeville, Northlake Christian and Fontainebleau high schools.
For information, call David Lindsey at (985) 801-0107 or send email to email@example.com.
CROSSFIT: The CrossFit Franco’s Gulf Coast Games will be held Saturday, May 17, in Mandeville at The Box at Franco’s.
The one-day team event will consist of three members (co-ed.) Rx, scaled and masters’ divisions will be organized. Registration ends May 11. Check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m. the day of the event and the games will begin at 8 a.m.
The event is open to athletes, judges and volunteers. For more information or to register, go online to www.thegaragegames.com/events.
BENEFIT FISHING RODEO: A fishing rodeo to benefit Dale Hinyup in his fight against ALS will be held Sunday, May 18, at Myrtle Grove Marina near Belle Chasse.
The rodeo, which is open to individuals, teams and kayak entries, will begin at sunrise.
A “family fun” day will begin at 11:30 a.m. There will be no morning check-in, so anglers may launch at any facility.
There are no territorial limitations in the rodeo, which will include both speckled trout and redfish categories. No fish longer than 27 inches will be counted (pinched tail). Scales will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m.
To register, go online to www.eventbrite.com, send email to Tom Hinyup at firstname.lastname@example.org, or register on the day of the event at Myrtle Grove Marina. Individuals and kayaks can be registered for $20. Calcutta entries cost $30 each (limit three people per team).
Categories include heaviest redfish, heaviest speck, kayak heaviest fish, team redfish (five total fish), and team speck (five total fish).
There will be no registration fees for persons with ALS, or caregivers for persons with ALS.
The family fun day will include space walks, a lemonade stand, music by Rodney Schouest Entertainment, face painting, silent auctions, a gun raffle, art demos, a book signing by local artist Christy Works-Boutte and more.
EYP GOLF: The Emerging Young Professionals and the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce will host a twilight golf tournament and luau on Friday, June 13, at Pinewood Country Club in Slidell.
The nine-hole event, which was rescheduled due to inclement weather, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $80 per player, which includes food, drink, two mulligans, glow-in-the-dark balls, ditty bag and entry to the luau, which will be held from 8-11 p.m. at the PCC Clubhouse.
Various levels of sponsorship are available. The public is invited to the luau at $20 per person.
For more information on registration or sponsorship, call the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce at (985) 643-5678.