USO SENIOR DANCE FRIDAY: Peace Lutheran Church USO Senior Dance has been changed to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church, 1320 West Gause Blvd., Slidell.
Admission is $10 per person and will include food, door prizes and ’40s music. For information, call (985) 641-6400.
FLAG DAY: Slidell Elks Lodge 2321 will host a Flag Day commemoration at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Park, 1000 Bayou Lane, Slidell.
A program about the birth and history of the nation’s flag will include a parade of flags carried by community leaders and members of the armed forces, and a patriotic address.
The public is invited and encouraged to bring their own chairs to the park.
TREASURES OF LOCAL HISTORY: Recently discovered photographs on display at the historic Otis House in Fairview-Riverside State Park in Madisonville illustrate the extensive Jay sawmill along the Tchefuncte River, Dummy Line Railroad locomotives, watercrafts and numerous family photographs. This glimpse of the past highlights the circa 1885 Otis House, the Jay family home and final remnant of the sawmill community.
“Treasures of Local History: The W.T. Jay Sawmill and Family Photographs” is on view at 19 Fairview-Riverside State Park, one mile east of Madisonville on La. 22.
The program is free with Otis House admission of $4 per person for adults. Admission is free for children 12 and younger and seniors 62 and older.
The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River and access to the Otis House Museum. For information, call (985) 792-4652.
MANDEVILLE REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S FREE LUNCH: Mandeville Republican Women will host a free Lunch and Learn on the first Thursday of the month through August.
The next lunch will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 3 at GOP Campaign Headquarters, 19317 N. 10th St., Covington.
The lunch will be catered at the headquarters while participants learn about the operations and how they can assist. Reservations are required.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (985) 626-1745.
NORTHSHORE FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES: Tara Messenger will tell her story of raising a child with developmental disabilities to adulthood during a meeting of Northshore Families Helping Families from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Mandeville Room of St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1202 St. Tyler St., Covington.
Messenger and her husband, Terry, have a daughter, Tammy, with Acardi syndrome, a rare disorder affecting only girls. It is represented by the lack of a corpus callosum in the brain, seizures and visual defects. The average life span for girls with the syndrome is in the mid-20s, with the highest percentage dying during their teen years. Tammy celebrated her 37th birthday May 26.