ANGLOPHILIA: The classic British stage comedy “See How They Run” will be presented July 30-Aug. 14 at the 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. It features a cast of offbeat characters that includes a cockney maid who watches too many American movies, a couple of American actors, an “old maid” taking her first drink and some hombres masquerading as clergy. Tickets on sale now from $11-$19, with discounts for seniors and military personnel. Written by Philip King; directed by Jason Leader, assisted by Nino Bonura Sr. See 30byninety.com/show.

MUSICAL: The show “Twisted,” the untold story of a royal vizier, will be presented July 22-30 at Slidell Little Theatre for mature audiences only, ages 18 and older. The musical parodies the 1992 Disney film “Aladdin” — as well as the Disney company — by telling the story from the point of view of Ja’far. Tickets are $20 and on sale now at www.slidelllittletheatre.org. The theater is located at 2024 Nellie Drive in Slidell.

THEY’RE BACK!: “Back to the Chapel/Come and Get Your Love” returns Betty, Ginger, Maria and Margo to us on their continuing journey to find true love, break into Vietnam, survive loss and learn the value of enduring friendship. This funny, uplifting jukebox musical includes tunes from the 70s and visions of disco. A vocal powerhouse at The Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., in Slidell. Six shows, all Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. from July 22-Aug. 6. 

“OZ”: How do you change a beloved classic story? If you are Tommy Jamerson, you write a youth play designed to feature a young cast, as well as entertain children of all ages. It is a unique, fast-paced retelling of L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” on tap at Playmakers Theater in Covington for three weekends between July 30 and Aug. 14. Titled “Choose Your Own Oz,” the process of delivering this cherished Baum story is shaken up so that the audience becomes the playwright and gets to change everything — from the style and color of Dorothy’s footwear to the species of her little dog, Toto. Directed by Lee Dukes. Shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; check the website at playmakers-theater-05.webself.net. The theater is at 19106 Playmakers Road in Covington. 


CODING: A Summer Coding Camp for 8- to 12-year-olds will take place July 25-28 at Northshore Technical Community College’s Sullivan Campus in Bogalusa. The 8 a.m. to noon camp will teach the basics of programming with wearable Code Cubes for beginning coders. Campers learn block-based programming to create artistic animations, colors and patterns that can play sounds or change as they move it around. The Coding Cube is theirs to keep at the end of camp. Snacks will be provided. The camp is provided free of charge via a grant from International Paper. Register at www.registerblast.com/ntcc-testing/Event/EventDetailStep/134.

PA CAMPS: The window is about to close on the summer’s remaining Positive Attitude camp, so contact Action Youth and Community Resources now to see if any spots remain. These overnight youth development camps, held at Fontainebleau State Park, are designed to teach leadership and communication skills. A final PA camp for students entering fifth and sixth grades will be held July 22-24. For more info or to register, visit ActionYCR.org


MUCH NEEDED: A Civil Discourse Group that is open to everyone will meet July 21 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Abita Town Hall, 22161 Level St. The group’s goal is to promote thoughtful debates, stimulate critical thinking and enhance an understanding of the world. The topics of discussion are suggested by those who attend.

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BOOT CAMP: An IEP workshop will be held July 26 from 11 a.m. until noon at the Northshore Families Helping Families Center, 108 Highland Park Plaza, in Covington. This boot camp will get everyone ready for the school year by explaining components of an IEP, the rights of students with an IEP and other critical elements. Ashley Nielsen and Dianthé Rose will run the workshop and answer questions. Space limited, registration required. For more info about the boot camp or the NFHF organization, contact them at [email protected] or (985) 875-0511.

AN EVENING OUT: The St Tammany Chamber of Commerce announced Southern Nights Gala on July 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Inn at La Provence, 25020 U.S. 190 in Lacombe. An evening of fine food from multiple restaurants; casino games; live and silent auctions; and an open bar. A limited number of tickets remain at sttammanychamber.org.

MEET: A business-to-business networking session July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the St. Tammany Chamber’s Covington Office, 610 Hollycrest Blvd. No charge for chamber members to attend and give a one- to two-minute presentation about their businesses, then can network with each other. Registration required at StTammanyChamber.org.

A POP-UP: The St. Tammany Chamber’s Northshore Young Professionals Committee will host a networking/social event after work at Fidelity Bank, 2201 N. U.S. 190, in Covington on July 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Young professionals 40 and under are invited to this free event to network and enjoy spinach and artichoke dip, sliced smoked chicken breast, Caesar salad, beer and white wine. Registration requested at StTammanyChamber.org

ROLL FORWARD: The city has moved Slidell Movie Night in Heritage Park to cooler weather this fall rather than continuing with movies in summer. The new dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28.

GALA: St. Anselm Catholic Church of Madisonville will hold its 14th annual gala at The Castine Center on July 30. The patron party, hosted by Gallagher’s, begins at 6 p.m., with general admission at 7 p.m. Live music and dinner buffet by multiple restaurants. There will be silent and live auctions and the raffling of a 2022 GMC Acadia.

MRA: The Military Road Alliance meets July 20 at 7:30 p.m. for a presentation from State Treasurer John Schroder. Takes place in the cafeteria of Boyet Junior High, one block off North Pearl Street; ample parking. 

BREAKFAST: The Slidell Noon Lions Club has resumed their “Last Saturday of the Month” Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will next be serving them on July 30. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and beverages for $6 at the Lions Den, corner of Cleveland Avenue and Carey Street. Proceeds benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind, Louisiana Lions Summer Camp for Disabled Children and local organizations. Bingo follows at 11:30 a.m.

CHRISTWOOD: An exhibit of 53 multimedia works by 25 regional artists will continue on exhibit at Christwood’s Atrium Gallery through July 30. The exhibition includes works by artists Jan Arrigo, Errol Barron, Harriet Blum, Andrew Boyd, Gerald Cannon, Emery Clark, Sandra Russell Clark, Margaret Crosby, Adrian Deckbar, Alan Flattman, Carol Hallock, Peggy Hesse, Marcia Holmes, Mary Helen Mason, Catherine Mayer, Mary Monk, Jan Munson, Josephine Sacabo, Billy Solitario, Sarah Sparkman-Boyd, Kathleen Trapolin, Peg Usner and Sue Zaunbrecher. For more information, contact John Maginnis at [email protected] or (985) 590-8816.


HOLD THE NUTS: The second annual Great American Legion Banana Split Celebration in Covington to raise money for the Northshore Foodbank will take place Aug. 20 in two shifts, first from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Robert H. Burns Post No. 16 Legion Hall, 20131 Ronald Reagan Highway. Tickets are $5, and food donations also will be accepted at the event. Dine in to enjoy the entertainment and prizes or pick up and take out homemade banana splits. Call (985) 892-0677for tickets, to make reservations or get additional information.

GAMES: Our Friend’s Closet will sponsor a fundraising bunco tournament on Aug. 19 at the Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., in Slidell. Get advance tickets for $25 or $35 at the door. Must be 18 years or older. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. In addition to bunco, there will be a raffle, light food and cash bar.

TEE UP: The Chalmette High School Alumni Association hosts its annual golf tournament on Aug. 20 at the Oak Harbor Golf Course in Slidell. The fundraiser has been renamed the Paul Granberry Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of the tourney’s longtime chairman who died in August. Sign-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost per player is $100. Food and drink provided. To register or get more info, contact David Fernandez at [email protected] or (504) 818-8935. All proceeds will directly benefit Chalmette High School students.


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