COMMUNITY EVENTS

THIS WEEK

COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. 200-500 block of North Columbia Street, Covington, (985) 892-1873 or covla.com

EXOTIC REPTILE & PET SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Thousands of reptiles, amphibians and other critters available. $10 for adults; $5 for children 5-12. herpsshow.net.

LIGHT UP THE LAKE: 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday. Mandeville Lakefront. Food court or bring your own, music by Groovy 7, kids tent and fireworks. Free. (985) 624-3147 or cityofmandeville.com.

SLIDELL HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. Food, music, games for the kids and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 kids 4-12. (985) 643-1234 or slidellheritagefest.com.

ABITA SPRINGS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Abita Springs Trailhead Park. Music, a bike parade and fireworks. Free. townofabitasprings.com.

SPARKS IN THE PARK: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive, Covington. Music, a hot dog eating contest, kids activities and fireworks at dusk. Free. (985) 892-1873 or covla.com

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Tuesday. Pearl River Town Hall. Contests for kids and adults with fireworks at dusk. Free. townofpearlriver.com.

LATER IN JULY

MADISONVILLE OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH: 11 a.m. to dusk. July 4. Madisonville Riverfront. A parade, beauty pageant, games and fireworks. Free. (985) 845-9824 or madisonville4thjuly.com.

SHINING STARS BENEFIT: 7 p.m. July 12; Abita Brewing Co., 166 Barbee Rd., Covington. Fun night to benefit Northshore Families Helping Families. $75 single, $125 couple. (504) 782-2973.

NORTHSHORE HOME & GARDEN SHOW: Noon to 8 p.m. July 20; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 21; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Adults $6; 12 and under free. (504) 710-8015 or northshoreharborcenter.com

JEWEL OF MADISONVILLE: 7 p.m. July 21, Castine Center at Pelican Park. Gala and auction fundraiser for St. Anselm Church with more than 50 restaurants participating and music by Groovy 7. $60. (985) 845-7342.

COLUMBIA STREET BLOCK PARTY: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 27. 200-500 blocks of North Columbia Street, Covington. (985) 892-1873

NORTHSHORE FAMILY FUN DAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Free. (985) 781-3650 or northshoreharborcentera.com.

WEST ST. TAMMANY RED BEANS & RICE COOKOFF: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30. St. Scholastica Academy gym, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington. All-you-can eat benefiting West St. Tammany United Way. $10. (985) 778-0815 or unitedwaysela.org.

THEATER

"CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG": 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Adventures in a flying car close out the season at Playmakers. $30 adults, $20 children. (985) 893-1671 or playmakersinc.com.

"13": 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. A young man deals with moving from Indiana to New York in the only Broadway musical with a cast entirely of teenagers. (985) 640-0333 or cuttingedgethater.com.

LATER IN JULY

"BAREFOOT IN THE PARK": 8 p.m. July 6, 8, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Café Luke Dinner Theater, 153 Robert St., Slidell. (985) 707-1597 or cafeluke.com.

"TROLLS": 7 p.m. July 19, 20, 21; 2 p.m. July 21-22. Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. King Poppy and Princess Peppy stave off the Bergens. (985) 640-0333 or cuttingedgetheater.com

"HAIR": 8 p.m. July 27-28; Aug. 3-4; Aug. 10-11 and Aug. 17-18; 2 p.m. July 29, Aug 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. The 50th anniversary of the original tribal love-rock musical. $25-$32.50. (985) 640-0333 or cuttingedgetheater.com

AUDITION

"ANNIE": 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive. Parts open for both children and adults. (985) 643-0556 or slidelllittletheatre.org/annie-auditions.

MUSIC

TIM O’SHEA: 5 p.m. Thursday. Ruby’s Roadhouse. 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville. (985) 626-9748 or rubysroadhouse.com

GLYN BAILEY: Noon Friday. English Tea Room, 734 East Rutland Street, Covington. (985) 898-3988 or englishtearoom.com.

TAB BENOIT: 9:30 p.m. Friday. Ruby’s Roadhouse. 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville. (985) 626-9748 or rubysroadhouse.com

IMAGE: 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ruby’s Roadhouse. 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville. (985) 626-9748 or rubysroadhouse.com

THE IGUANAS: 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 Old Military Road, Bush. $10 adults, 17 under free. pontchartrainvineyards.com.

BOSCO’S ECLECTIC LISTENING ROOM: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Bosco’s Italian Café, 2040 La. 59, Mandeville. Singer-songwriter Michael Bush entertains. Free. (985) 624-5066 or boscositalian.com.

LATER IN JULY

SUNSET AT THE LANDING: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 20. Foot of Columbia St. Covington, Artists TBA. sunsetatthelanding.org.

ART

WOMEN OF WATERCOLOR: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Saturday. Atrium Gallery at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Featuring the works of Diane St. Germaine, Karen Lamieux Stakelum and others. Free. christwoodrc.com.

HEALING ARTS: Aug. 7-Oct. 1, St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Deadline for submissions is Friday. sthfoundation.org

Also in July

SUMMER SHOW: Opening reception: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 14. Regular hours, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 18. The St. Tammany Art Association’s 53rd annual national juried show. Free. (985) 892-8650 or sttammanyartassociation.org

FILM

KIDS STUFF

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO: 11 a.m. Saturday. Barnes & Noble, 3414 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Dr. Seuss book discussed with activities to follow. Free. (985) 626-8884 or barnesandnoble.com.

CAMPS

30 BY NINETY SUMMER CAMPS: July 9-13 and 16-20 (Shakespeare), 30byNinety Theater, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. $430. (844) 843-8430 or 30byNinetycom.

STAA SUMMER THEATER CAMP: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 9-13. Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. Frank Levy instructs with camp ending in a performance of Br’er Rabbit and Anansi the Spider. $175. Sttammanyartassociation.com

OUTDOORS

MOONLIGHT HIKE: 8 p.m. Thursday. Northlake Nature Center, U.S. 190 across from Fontainebleau State Park. Enjoy the trails at night with free sno-balls at the end. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org.

LATER IN JULY

CANOEING THE BAYOU: 9 a.m. July 13. Northlake Nature Center, U.S. 190 across from Fontainebleau State Park. Gear and instruction provided for a tour of Bayou Castine. $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org.

OPEN AIR STUDIO: 10 a.m. July 14. Northlake Nature Center, U.S. 190 across from Fontainebleau State Park. Artist Mia Kaplan directs in finding your own point of view about the world around you. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org

ALL ABOUT NATURE BOOK CLUB: Noon July 20. Northlake Nature Center, U.S. 190 across from Fontainebleau State Park. Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt is discussed. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org

CONTINUING EDUCATION

CANASTA: 9 a.m. Wednesday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

PATRIOTIC CARDS: 10 a.m. Wednesday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

ONE OF KIND CARDS: 1 p.m. Wednesday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

CREATIVE SALSA: 6 p.m. Wednesday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

STAMPING CARDS: 10 a.m. Thursday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

PAINTING WITH MICHELLE: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday. Castine Center at Pelican Park. Free, but reservations recommended. (985) 626-7997 or pelicanpark.com.

Weekly EVENTS

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 35386 Home Estates Drive, Slidell. Offered by Tammany Twirlers Square and Round Dance Club. $15 per month for adults, $5 for youth. (985) 649-3968.

CAMELLIA QUILTERS: 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday. First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., Slidell.

NORTHSHORE BRIDGE CLUB: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1 p.m. Fridays. Bridge Clubhouse, 24670 Esquinance St., near Pelican Park, Mandeville. Free snacks and drinks available. Swiss Team games on first Thursday and third Sunday. Beginner games first and third Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (985) 892-6766.

COVINGTON BINGO: 2 p.m. Sundays. St. Benedict-Covington Council, Knights of Columbus, 75050 La. 25, Covington. (985) 892-3212).

PEARL RIVER HONEY ISLAND ART AND FARMER’S MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 64378 La. 41, (985) 807-4447

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St.; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St.

FOLSOM VILLAGE MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Saturday of each month. 13401 June St., behind City Hall.

MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. The weekly market includes music, seasonal fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts, and more.

CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. 1808 Front St., Slidell. Live music, seasonal fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and more.

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

COVINGTON BREWHOUSE TASTING ROOM AND BREWERY TOURS: Tastings, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tours: 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. 226 E. Lockwood St., Covington, Free. (985) 893-2884.

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