COMMUNITY EVENTS

NATURE WALK AND TITIVATION: 1 p.m. Wednesday. Volunteers clean up the nature trails. Call (985) 626-1238 for more information. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville.

THIRD THURSDAY ARTISTS: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The free monthly art event features music by Allen Poche; an art demonstration by Confused Glassworks; door prizes; a silent auction; wine and cheese and more. Call (985) 326-8286 for more information. Artists' Galleries de Juneau, 2143 First St., Slidell.

ROCKIN THE RAILS: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The free concert series features Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington.

BARRE EXERCISE: 10 a.m. Friday. A workout class that combines strengthening and stretching exercises. For all ages and fitness levels. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Reservations required; call (985) 626-1238. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville.

KEEP SLIDELL BEAUTIFUL GOLF BENEFIT: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Check-in and lunch begin at 11 a.m.; tee time at noon. $100 entry fee includes lunch, dinner, drinks, cart and practice facility access. Proceeds to to Keep Slidell Beautiful's projects. For more information, call (985) 807-5891. Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., Slidell.

SLIDELL FOOD & FUN FEST: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m., with rides till 9 p.m., on Sunday. The 48th annual festival features live music, crafts, food, games and rides. Entry is free. For more information, see facebook.com/SlidellFoodAndFunFest. St. Margaret Mary Church, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell.

FRIDAY NITES ON THE SQUARE: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The free outdoor concert series features Four Unplugged. Food and drink will be available for purchase; proceeds benefit the YMCA. The square at TerraBella Village, 100 TerraBella Blvd., Covington.

SUNSET AT THE LANDING: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. The free concert series features Thais Clark and the Jazzsters, followed by Nebula Rosa. Bring chairs and refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Bank of Covington, the City of Covington and the Covington Farmers Market. At the foot of Columbia Street in Covington.

JACK THE RIPPER DINNER: 7 p.m. Friday. A Jack the Ripper enthusiast will speak about the London tour of the famed murders. Four-course dinner with tea pairings is $35. Call (985) 898-3988 for reservations. English Tea Room and Eatery, 734 E. Rutland, Covington.

AUTUMN AFTERNOON YOGA RETREAT: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Gentle movement, meditation and yoga nidra, with a vegetarian lunch and a walking meditation through the woods to the Clearwater River. Proceeds go to care of Louisiana flood animals. $25. Email info@clearwatersanctuary.org to sign up. Clearwater Sanctuary, Covington.

SUNSET SYMPHONY ON THE LAKE: 4 p.m. Saturday. The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra opens, with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, with Thomas Wilkins conducting, taking the stage at 5 p.m. Free. Mandeville Lakefront between Coffee and Carroll streets.

SUNSET AT THE LANDING LAGNIAPPE: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The lagniappe show for the free concert series features Jessica Kerber at 5 p.m.; Redwine and Dirty Rice featuring Linnzi Zaorski at 6:15 p.m.; and Crescent Citizen at 7:30 p.m. Bring chairs and refreshments Foot of Columbia Street, Covington.

ONE NIGHT SHOW: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The sale of work by St. Tammany Art Association member Chuck Wright will benefit Wright's recovery from the August floods. Just Picture It, 2180 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville.

BIRD WATCH THRU THE WOODS: 8 a.m. Sunday. Local bird guides will point out a variety of birds as they migrate in the fall. Information on “Birding for Beginners” and a birding checklist will be provided. Bring your binoculars, telescopes and cameras. Space is limited. Reservations required. Free for members, nonmembers, $5. Call (985) 626-1238 or email Rue@northlakenature.org. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville.

BICYCLING THE BACK TRAILS: 6:15 p.m. Sunday. The Bike Path owner David Moeller leads and 8-mile ride through the woods. Participants must provide their own bikes and helmets. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Reservations required; call (985) 626-1238. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 U.S. 190, Mandeville.

CHAIR YOGA: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 24 through Jan. 23. The 60-minute class is designed for using a chair to adapt for physical limitations. No work is done on the floor. Calm your mind and strengthen your body as you extend and stretch your spine. $55. Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville.

NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCERS: 8-10:30 p.m. Monday. Dance lessons from 7-7:30 p.m.; dance featuring music from Choupique follows. $8 members; $10 nonmembers. For more information, contact Bill Camus at (985) 276-0517, Bill Weissborn at (504) 887-1485, Lynn Fritscher at (985) 302-2433. Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs.

MUSIC & THEATER

DEW DROP INN: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday. Jazz pianist David Torkanowsky will headline The Excelsior All-Stars, a band he assembled for the concert at the historic jazz hall. Admission is $10; food and drink will be for sale. Music fans are encouraged to sit inside or bring chairs and sit outside. 430 Lamarque St., Old Mandeville.

ROCKY HORROR SHOW: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 28-29. A live version of the humorous tribute to the sci-fi and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, with a newly engaged couple, a mad transvestite scientist and his new hunky creation. Tickets, $22.50 to $30, plus fees. Call (985) 649-3727 or go to cuttingedgetheater.com. Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell.

THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 23. Theater types gather for a backer's audition in a country estate filled with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid — all contributing to the comic mayhem that follows after the infamous “Slasher” strikes. Tickets $25 adults, $15 youths. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell.

RUBY'S ROADHOUSE: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Big Easy Playboys; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jonathan 'Boogie' Long. For more information, call (985) 626-9748. 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville.

COLUMBIA STREET TAP ROOM: 9:30 p.m. Friday. Yum Yum. Call (985) 898-0899 for more information. 434 N. Columbia St., Covington

KID STUFF

Halloween Story time: 11 a.m. Saturday. "Beep! Beep! It's Halloween!" and "I Need My Monster" will be read, followed by activities. Call (985) 626-8884 for more information. Barnes & Noble, 3414 U.S. 190, Mandeville.

CONTINUING LEARNING

LIFE DRAWING GROUP: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday. The group gathers with a live model, wine and cheese. Bring drawing utensils; all levels welcome. Call (504) 812-0973 to reserve a spot. : $25 / $20 STAA members. St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia Street, Covington.

ONGOING ART EXHIBITS

OPEN ARTIST CALL: The Slidell Art League has an Open Call for Artists to submit their work for the next show, titled Deck the Walls with Art, to be held at the St. Tammany Parish Library, 555 Robert Blvd. There is no theme for the show. Exhibit dates are Nov. 18 to Dec. 16, with an opening reception Nov. 18. Entry fees start at $20. For details, go to www.slidellartleague.org or call Beth Dewenter at (817) 938-6214 or email bdewenter@gmail.com, or call Ester Wyman at (504) 419-7089.

MIXED MEDIA: This eclectic exhibition includes artists from 10 Southeastern states, and features artwork created using two or more media. Runs through Nov. 12. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12. Admission is free. Call (985) 646-4375 for more information. Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 Second St., Slidell.

REGINALD POLLACK AND THE DANCE OF DEATH: Selections from Pollack's 1960s interpretations of life and death from the New Orleans Museum of Art's permanent collection are on display at the St. Tammany Art Association through Nov. 26. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (985) 892-8650 for more information. STAA, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington.

‘WATERCOLOR THROUGH NEW EYES': The exhibit features watercolors of students in the Community Center Art Class at Christwood and their watercolor instructor Laura Mitchell. The exhibit will be available for viewing 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Oct. 28. Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington.

WEEKLY EVENTS

CANASTA CARD GAME: 9 a.m. Wednesday. Call (985) 626-7997 to register. Pelican Park Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville.

MANDEVILLE BINGO: 9 a.m. Friday. The weekly bingo game is hosted by the Mandeville New Image Senior Club. The group also meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Call (504) 442-1644 for more information. Mandeville Civic Center, 3090 E. Causeway Approach.

COVINGTON BINGO: 2 p.m. Sunday. The weekly bingo game is hosted by St. Benedict-Covington Council 3061 Knights of Columbus. 75050 Highway 25, Covington. For more information, call (985) 892-3212.

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The market includes fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, plants and more. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. The market also is held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at The Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St.

MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The market includes local food, fresh produce, live music, arts and crafts and more. Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St.

CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The weekly market includes live music, seasonal fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and more. East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, 1808 Front St., Slidell.

ABITA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The market includes fresh produce, local food, crafts and more. Abita Springs Trailhead, 22056 Highway 59.