Retired school employees to meet

Veterans will be honored and St. Tammany Parish Superintendent Trey Folse will present an update on the status of the school system when the St. Tammany Retired School Employees’ Association meets at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Treen Technology Center, 2024 Livingston St., Mandeville. The meeting is open to St. Tammany public school retirees.

Refreshments and a social time will precede the presentation and short business meeting.

The STRSEA meets on the second Thursday of September, November, December, March and May. A technology training session on working with digital photos is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Treen Center.

Lifetime membership in STRSEA is $45. For more information, call co-President Marian Arrowsmith at (985) 626-5880.

TOP CHEFS’ TASTING EVENT: The Covington Food Bank will be the beneficiary of a Top Chefs’ Tasting Event being held by Franco’s Athletic Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the health club, 100 Bon Temps Roulé, Mandeville. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event, which has sold out in years past. A holiday market will be underway at the club at the same time. For information, call (985) 792-0200.

MILITARY ROAD ALLIANCE: Slidell Memorial Hospital CEO Bill Davis will be the guest speaker when the Military Road Alliance meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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.

VETERANS BENEFITS: Randy Petersen, of the American Patriot Service Corp., will give a presentation on Veterans Affairs benefits at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Live Oak Village , 2200 Gause Blvd. , Slidell. The American Patriot Service Corp. is a nonprofit corporation that helps veterans and their families obtain the health and pension benefits to which they are entitled. The event is open to the public, but participants are asked to reserve a spot by calling (985) 781-4545.

BUSH FOOD PANTRY FUNDRAISER: A pancake breakfast to benefit the Bush Food Pantry will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 22 at the Bush Community Center at 81610 Louisiana Highway 41. There will be live music by local bands and various pick-a-prize drawings as well as great fellowship. Tickets are $5 at the door and include pancakes, sausage and juice or coffee. The pick-a-prize tickets are $1 each or six for $5 with drawings that vary from a Christmas centerpiece or ornament to costume jewelry .

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY: Students in grades six through 12 have until Nov. 26 to apply to participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Northshore program that will run from Jan. 5 through June 2. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy guides students in middle school and high school through launching and running their own business or social movement.

Students will receive tools to launch a real, legal business. This includes access to attorneys, accountants, business mentors and graphic designers, plus an audience with investors for start-up cash.

Tuition is $395, including books and supplies, and scholarships are available. Classes will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Southeastern Louisiana University St. Tammany Center, Koop Drive, Mandeville. The YEA application is available at southeastern.edu/outreach/partners/yea/index.html or by calling YEA at (985) 778-2003 or (985) 856-0306.

Business leaders and interested community volunteers should contact Chelsea Cox at yeanorthshore@gmail.com or (985) 856-0306 for information about how to get involved with YEA.