West St. Tammany YMCA holds open house swim

Family fun night at the pool will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday as the West St. Tammany YMCA hosts an Aquatics Open House at 71256 Francis Road, Covington.

The open house is a time to enjoy the pool, meet the YMCA swim team and participate in a mock swim lessons, play water volleyball and basketball, or just sit back and enjoy the Dive–In Movie, featuring “Despicable Me 2,” which begins at 7:45 p.m. There will be free hotdogs, popcorn and refreshments.

If it’s raining, call (985) 893-9622 for a rain date.

Fishing pier family rodeo and celebration

A family fishing rodeo and reopening celebration will be Saturday at the St. Tammany Fishing Pier at 54001 East Howze Beach Road, just south of Slidell.

The event will include prizes for first and second place in various categories, including speckled trout, catfish, black drum, croaker, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, largest crab and a special “Weigh Master’s Top Pick.” There will be additional activities for children, including arts projects.

Registration starts when the pier opens at 6 a.m. The fishing action will continue until 1:45 p.m., and rodeo winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

The cost to register is $10 for persons 12 years and older, and $5 for children 12 and younger. The fee includes a T-shirt and lanyard. Pier fees are $3 for people older than 12 who plan to fish and $1 for everyone older than 12 who plans to sightsee. Children younger than 12 can enter the pier free.

Parish officials urge everyone to pack an ice chest and a picnic lunch to enjoy a day at the pier.

For questions about the rodeo and for a complete list of pier rules, go online to www.stpgov.org/gofishing, or call (985) 649-1922.

24-hour workout to honor fallen soldiers

A “24 in 24” athletic event benefiting the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at CrossFit No Surrender, 625 Plaza Drive, Covington.

During the event, a new workout will begin on the hour for 24 consecutive hours. People can participate in one or more of the workouts, sponsor a friend or recruit friends to contribute for each workout completed.

Every hour on the hour, there will be a different Workout of the Day for a pledge per workout. The programming for the 24 in 24 event reflects the variety of strength, cardio and body weight exercises that make up the CrossFit experience.

Workouts are scalable to all experience levels. A few of the benchmark WODs are designed to gauge progress, while the challenging Hero WODs honor fallen soldiers. There will be several WODs scheduled with children in mind.

For information, go online to www.crossfitnosurrender.com/24in24, call Shane Venezia at (985) 590-7033 or send email to shane.venezia@hotmail.com.

Other events

PELICAN PARK SUMMER: Registration will close June 10 for summer recreational sports leagues at St. Tammany Parish Recreation District No. 1 (Pelican Park).

Basketball leagues are offered for girls ages 7 to 12 and for boys ages 7 to 18. The volleyball program is for girls ages 13 to 15.

New players must register at the Castine Center office on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. or on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Returning players may register online at www.pelicanpark.com. For information, call (985) 626-7997.

FOOTBALL CAMP: Matt Forte, an NFL All-Pro running back and a Slidell High graduate, will hold a youth football camp June 28 at the Slidell Youth Football Association fields.

The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day and will be open to the first 250 children between the ages of 7 and 13 who register. There is no cost to register.

For information, call Kevin Morgan at (985) 288-8809 or send email to all1god@hotmail.com.

SLIDELL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP: The 36th annual Greater Slidell Golf Championship will be June 27-29 at Oak Harbor, Pinewood and Royal golf courses.

The cost to enter is $100, and the deadline to enter is 5 p.m. June 25. For information or to enter, stop by any of the courses or call Oak Harbor at (985) 646-0110, Pinewood at (985) 643-6892 or Royal at (985) 643-3000. For information, go online to www.chrisduhonstandtall.org.

NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER: Joe Pavur will help participants identify a number of trees and shrubs, including poisonous ones, during a guided tour of the 400-acre NNC beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 14. off U.S. 190 near Mandeville. Cost for nonmembers is $5. For information, call (985) 626-1238 or email rue@northlakenature.org.

EYP GOLF: The Emerging Young Professionals and the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce will host a twilight golf tournament and luau on 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.

For information, call the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce at (985) 643-5678.

SAFE BOATING CLASSES: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold safe boating courses at the Castine Center in Pelican Park from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. June 28 and Aug. 9. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (985) 626-7997.

YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP: Professional basketball player and Salmen High alumni Chris Duhon will hold his 10th annual basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 15, July 21-25 at the Fritchie Park Gymnasium in Slidell. The five-day camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, except July 25 when dismissal will be at 1 p.m.

For information, go online to www.chrisduhonstandtall.org.

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