SLIDELL NEWCOMERS CLUB: Items donated by members will be raffled off in a parade of prizes when the Slidell Newcomers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., Slidell. The cost for the luncheon is $22. For reservations, call (985) 649-2647.

SALUTE THE UNIFORM LUNCHEON: The East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce will hold a Salute the Uniform luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St. The luncheon will honor active military, veterans, police, sheriff's deputies, firefighters and all public servants who work to keep the community safe. Tickets are $35. For information, call (985) 643-5678.

"PREDICTING PEARL HARBOR": Author Ronald Drez will discuss his book “Predicting Pearl Harbor: Billy Mitchell and the Path to War” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St. Drez has a master's in history from the University of New Orleans and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. To register, visit or call the library at (985) 845-4819.

RETIRED TEACHERS: A health fair will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, before the 10 a.m. meeting of the St. Tammany Retired School Employees Association at the David C. Treen Instructional Technology Center, 2024 Livingston St., Mandeville. Flu shots will be available for those who bring their insurance cards. The association president is Roxanne Lagarde, (985) 966-6166; lifetime membership is $45.

KREWE OF SELENE GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Krewe of Selene Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at noon Nov. 10 at Oak Harbor Golf Club, 201 Oak Harbor Blvd., Slidell. The cost for the four-person scramble is $85 per person. Registration fees should be sent to the Krewe of Selene, P.O. Box 1974, Slidell, LA 70459. For information, contact Tabita Aucoin at (985) 640-1864 or or Traci Plaisance at (985) 640-2349 or

NORTHLAKE NEWCOMERS CLUB: A fashion show presented by Stein Mart will be part of the Northlake Newcomers Club luncheon at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at Tchefuncta Country Club, 2 Pinecrest Drive, Covington. The cost is $26 for members and $29 for guests. For information, call (803) 730-7831 or email

VETERANS DINNER: Slidell Elks Lodge No. 2321 will treat veterans and their families to a sit-down dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the lodge, 34212 Elks Road, Slidell. To reserve seats, call Veterans Chairman Paul Newfield at (985) 641-7862 or the Elks Lodge at (985) 641-1266 by Nov. 1.

FISHING RODEO: We Heart Veterans and the Coastal Conservation Association will hold a benefit fishing rodeo beginning at the first safe light on Saturday, Nov. 11, with an after-party from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Robins Wharf Dockside, 118 Harbor View Court, Slidell. The tournament will benefit aging wartime veterans and widows of veterans. Angler registration is $90. To register, visit and click on the We Heart Veterans icon at the right.

COLLECTORS CON: St Tammany Collectors Con will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Clarion Inn & Suites Convention Center, 501 N. U.S. 190, Covington. Admission is $3, with children 6 and under admitted free. Vendors will be offering toys, comics, records, video games, pop culture, local art and more. There will also be a costume contest and a fundraising "Blast a Legion" activity benefiting New Heights Therapy Center in Folsom. For information, visit

HISTORIC COVINGTON: The Covington Downtown Historic District will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, as it begins a historical resources inventory survey for business and property owners and other community members. The meeting will be in the City Council chambers, 222 Kirkland St.

PROJECT GRADUATION: The first general meeting for Project Graduation will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Women's Health Alliance conference room at Slidell Memorial Hospital, 1495 Gause Blvd. Adult volunteers from each of the five schools participating in Project Graduation (Northshore, Pearl River, Pope John Paul, Salmen and Slidell high schools) will gather to begin planning parties on the nights of the schools' graduation ceremonies. The 2018 parties will be held at Fritchie Park gymnasium after each commencement ceremony, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. For information, contact acting director Wendy Way at (985) 768-9968 or

SENIOR APPRECIATION LUNCHEON: The Friends of the Harbor Center will present a free senior appreciation luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14, with entertainment by DJ Rockin' Ron and vendors highlighting products and services. The event will be at the Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. For reservations, call (985) 781-3650.

LIBRARY WEBSITE TIPS: The St. Tammany Parish Library has a new website. Reference librarians will demonstrate its features during a class at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Covington Branch Library, 310 W. 21st Ave. (985) 893-6280. To register, visit or call the library.

MEDICARE FRAUD: The St. Tammany SALT (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together) Council and Louisiana Senior Medicare Patrol are collaborating to present a workshop on Medicare fraud and abuse, including scams related to the new Medicare cards to be distributed in 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Slidell City Auditorium, 2056 Second St. The toll-free number for Louisiana SMP is (877) 272-8720. To register for the workshop, visit or call (985) 809-5455 by 5 p.m. Nov. 13.

BUSINESS COMMUNITY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON: Registration is open for the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce's business community appreciation luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Benedict's Plantation, 1144 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for others. To register, visit

MILITARY ROAD ALLIANCE: St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court Melissa Henry will be the guest speaker when the Military Road Alliance meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the cafeteria of the Live Oak Assisted Living Center, 2200 E. Gause Blvd., Slidell. The MRA is an umbrella organization of a dozen homeowner associations in eastern St. Tammany Parish; its meeting is open to the public. For information, visit

WAGE INEQUALITY: Erika Zucker, coordinator of the Workplace Justice Project at the Loyola University New Orleans Law School, will give a presentation on wage inequality in the workplace when the Northshore Democratic Women's Club meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the conference room at the Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. For information about the club, email

ELKS GOLF: Slidell Elks Lodge #2321 will hold a golf tournament to raise money for its veterans program on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Royal Golf Club, 201 Royal Drive, Slidell. There will be a shotgun start a noon with a four-man scramble. The cost is $65 per player. For information or to register, call Paul Newfield at (985) 641-7862.

AARP TAX AIDE VOLUNTEERS: The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is seeking volunteer tax return preparers for the 2018 tax season. Volunteers will receive free tax law and computer training in January and will help taxpayers one or two days a week from February through mid-April. To volunteer for any of the six north shore Tax-Aide sites, contact Bill McHugh at (985) 892-6735 or visit

ST. TAMMANY FISHING PIER: Thursdays have been added to the schedule at the St. Tammany Fishing Pier, 54001 E. Howze Beach Road, Slidell. On Thursdays, veterans, active duty military and first responders fish free, and everyone else 12 and older fishes for $3. The pier could be unmanned on Thursdays; patrons who need assistance should call (985) 867-9490. Pier hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 

READING THE WORLD: A traveling exhibit on the evolution of books, “Reading the World: Tablet to Tablet,” will be on display through November in the Mandeville Library, 844 Girod St. The exhibit shows how different cultures have contributed to the world through the written word, from stone tablet to digital tablet. It was created by the Calcasieu Parish Public Library and Culture Fest Louisiana.

COVINGTON USED-BOOK SALE: The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17-18 at Hadden Hall, 106 S. Jahnke Ave., Covington. Prices range from 25 cents to $1; cash and checks are accepted. For information, email

ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE: Kevin Manning, a former consultant to NASA, will give a presentation on galaxies from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St. This free event is for ages 8 and up. To register, visit or call the library at (985) 845-4819.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: The Northshore Mandeville Kiwanis Club will present Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Dec. 2, in the cafeteria at Fontainebleau High School. The cost is $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family, for pancakes and sausage, coffee, juice, milk, activities for the kids, and a picture with Santa. For information or tickets, call club President John Henry at (985) 624-7293

ART FAIR TABLES AVAILABLE: The payment deadline is Nov. 10 for artists who would like to market their works at the holiday art bazaar Dec. 2-3 in the parish hall at Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell. For an application, call the church at (985) 643-4531. The table fee is $35. 

SENIOR OLYMPICS PLAY DAY: St. Tammany Parish residents ages 50 and older will be introduced to the Greater New Orleans District Senior Olympics games of shuffleboard, beanball baseboard and washer pitch during a free play day from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St. Wheelchairs, walkers or canes are no obstacle; refreshments will be provided. To register, call (504)-834-5279 or (985)-290-6504.

ST. TAMMANY PROJECT CHRISTMAS: Through Dec. 8, Lakeview Regional Medical Center is collecting new, unwrapped toys to be donated to St. Tammany Project Christmas, which provides gifts for needy children and food for a family Christmas dinner. Items may be dropped off at the human resources department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at the PBX department on nights and weekends, at the hospital, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington.  For information, call Tiche Bodet at (985) 867-4166.

NORTHLAKE NEWCOMERS CLUB: The Crescent City Sound Chorus of the Sweet Adelines will perform when the Northlake Newcomers Club holds its holiday luncheon at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Tchefuncta Country Club, 2 Pinecrest Drive, Covington. The cost is $26 for members and $29 for guests. For information, call (803) 730-7831 or email

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: A Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Road, Slidell. To contribute to purchase wreaths, or to volunteer to lay them, visit