GARDEN FEST: The fourth annual fest, "The Importance of Pollinators," will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Madisonville Branch Library, 1123 Main St. There will be a children’s table with crafts, handmade soaps, pollinator-infused snacks and a talk about inviting birds, bees and other pollinators to your yard. There will also be plants for sale. St. Tammany Master Gardeners, the LSU Ag Center and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum have collaborated with the library for the free event. Visit for more information.

GOLF TOURNEY: The St. Ben's Golf Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Covington Country Club, 200 Country Club Drive. Cost is $100 individual, $400 per team. For information, call (985) 867-2284.

MORE GOLF: The St. Luke Men's Club Charity Golf Tournament will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Royal Golf Course, 201 Royal Drive, Slidell. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. Dinner will follow. Registration is $75 per golfer. For information contact Brian Clavin at (504) 579-2042 or email

CONTINUING ED FUNDS: The East St. Tammany Chamber will award two $1,500 scholarships to residents of east St. Tammany Parish who are nontraditional, adult or returning students in the workforce. The scholarships to further professional skill sets can be used for accredited four-year colleges; technical or community colleges; recognized professional certifications, programs or licenses. Applications must be postmarked by May 17. For information, call (985) 643-5678.

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Slidell Library will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. A members-only sale will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. For information, email

SCOUT SIGN UP: Mandeville and Madisonville Girl Scouts will hold a recruitment rally at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville. Girls in pre-K to fourth grade can meet others, learn songs and paint a kindness rock and adults can get information and register. Annual membership is $25. For information, visit or call (504) 733-8220.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: The Slidell Republican Women's Club will hold its annual recognition and scholarship award dinner at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., Slidell. State Sen. Sharon Hewitt will be the speaker. The recipient of the Pearl Williams Superior Leadership Award will be announced, as well as the Volunteer of the Year award. Tickets are $30. Reservations must be made by May 21 to Betty Hooper,

SCHOLARSHIP OPEN: The Covington-Mandeville Branch of the American Association of University Women invites applications from women in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes attending or planning to attend local community colleges. The scholarship will cover up to $1,500 of books and supplies for use at Delgado Community College, Northshore Technical Community College, Nunez Community College or Baton Rouge Community College. Applications are available at The deadline for applying is May 24.

TECH TALK: Join the Mandeville reference librarian at 10 a.m. May 28 at the Mandeville Branch Library, 844 Girod St., to discuss technology woes and interests. The librarian will offer a brief presentation and then take questions and discussion, particularly about scams and how to recognize fraudulent emails and phone calls, as well as protection. The free event is limited to adults. Registration is required at or (985) 626-4293.

POISON PLANTS: Learn to identify poison ivy, poison sumac and common treatments following exposure at 4:30 p.m. May 29 at Abita Springs Branch Library, 71683 Leveson St. Master Gardener Sandy Tomaszewski, LSU Ag Center Extension Service, will present. Registration is encouraged, seating limited to adults. Register online at or (985) 893-6285.

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Leadership Northshore is accepting applications for the Class of 2020. The program is designed to prepare students for positions in government, business and community affairs. For more information, visit

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: Applications are open for the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute's 2020 program. The nine-month course runs September to May. The institute is open to business, civic and public sector leaders in a 10-parish region, including Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes. The deadline to apply online is May 31. For information, visit

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Slidell Library will hold a Second Saturday Special Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8, at Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Second Saturday Special Sales include several hundred specially selected books for children and teens. For information, email

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN: Slidell Memorial Hospital is accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships for local students who are enrolled in a medical program at an accredited university or college for the 2019-20 year. Applicants and/or their parents/guardians must be a resident of St. Tammany Parish. Students must be halfway through their college or university curriculum, have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and have unmet financial needs. Packets can be downloaded from Completed applications must be postmarked by June 30. Contact Patient Experience Coordinator Bonnie Rivet at (985) 280-8531 for information.


SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: Registration is open for Christ Episcopal Church's Community Educational Enrichment Program for children entering grades three through six, which will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 3-28. The cost is $40 per child or $60 per family for children eligible for free school lunches; $80 per child or $100 per family for children eligible for reduced-price lunches; and $200 per child or $300 per family for others. Registration takes place in the church administration building at 129 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, across the street from the church. Registration hours are:

  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
  • 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

STEAM COMING: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics will be added to the Open Arms Community Center's faith-based summer camp program which runs May 28 to Aug. 8 at 1410 Eighth St., Slidell. For more information on rates, dates and registration, visit or call (985) 259-4781.

MARITIME MUSEUM CAMP: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville is offering three, one-week summer camp sessions. Two will be the Junior Aquatic Engineer Summer Camp, which introduces campers ages 8-10 to activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Session 1 will be June 24-28 and session 2 will be July 22-26. Campers will learn to collect, interpret and analyze information through an assortment of hands-on experiments including building a working submersible model. For information, call (985) 845-9200 or visit

HISTORY CAMP: Old Mandeville Historic Association History Camp will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25-26 for children entering third and fourth grades at Jean Baptiste Lang House, 605 Carroll St., Mandeville. Learn about Louisiana architecture, traditions and culture. Children receive a T-shirt, snack and beverage but provide their own lunch. Cost is $20. For information, email or call (504) 723-7714.