St. Tammany Community Theaters heat up for a series of summer performances | St. Tammany Community News



ANGLOPHILIA: The classic British comedy “See How They Run” will be presented from July 30 to August 30. 14 to 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. It features a quirky cast of characters that includes a Cockney housekeeper who watches too many American movies, an American actor couple, an “old maid” having her first drink, and hombres posing as clergy. Tickets on sale now between $11 and $19, with discounts for seniors and military personnel. Written by Philip King; directed by Jason Leader, assisted by Nino Bonura Sr. See

MUSICAL: The performance “Twisted”, the untold story of a royal vizier, will be presented from July 22 to 30 at the Slidell Little Theater for adults only, ages 18 and over. The musical parodies Disney’s 1992 film “Aladdin” – as well as the Disney company – by telling the story from Ja’far’s point of view. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now at The theater is located at 2024 Nellie Drive in Slidell.

THEY ARE BACK!: “Return to the Chapel/Come and Get Your Love” takes us back to Betty, Ginger, Maria and Margo on their ongoing journey to find true love, break into Vietnam, survive loss and learn the value of lasting friendship. This fun and uplifting jukebox musical features 70s tunes and visions of disco. A vocal powerhouse at the Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., in Slidell. Six shows, every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. from July 22 to August 22. 6.

“O-Z”: How do you change up a beloved classic story? If you’re Tommy Jamerson, you’re writing a youth play designed to feature a young cast, as well as entertain kids of all ages. This is a unique, fast-paced retelling of L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” playing at the Playmakers Theater in Covington over three weekends between July 30 and August 14. Titled “Choose Your Own Oz,” the delivery process for this Baum’s beloved story is hustled so that audiences become the playwright and can change everything – from the style and color of Dorothy’s shoes to the species of her. little dog, Toto. Directed by Lee Dukes. Shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; check out the website at The theater is located at 19106 Playmakers Road in Covington.


CODING: A summer coding camp for ages 8-12 will be held 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 portable Code Cubes for beginner coders. Campers learn block-based programming to create artistic animations, colors, and patterns that can play sounds or change as they move them. The Coding Cube belongs to them at the end of the camp. Snacks will be provided. The camp is offered free of charge through a grant from International Paper. Register at

PA CAMPS: The window is about to close on the remaining Positive Attitude Camp of the summer, so contact Action Youth and Community Resources now to see if there are any spots left. 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 grade will take place July 22-24. For more information or to register, visit


VERY NECESSARY: An open-ended civil discussion group will meet July 21 from 1-2 p.m. at Abita City Hall, 22161 Level St. The goal of the group is to promote thoughtful debate, stimulate critical thinking and improve understanding of the world. Discussion topics are suggested by the participants.

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TRAINING CAMP: An IEP workshop will be held July 26 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Northshore Families Helping Families Center, 108 Highland Park Plaza, Covington. This boot camp will prepare everyone for the school year by explaining the components of an IEP, student rights with an IEP, and other essentials. Ashley Nielsen and Dianthé Rose will lead the workshop and answer questions. Limited places, registration required. For more information about training camp or the NFHF organization, contact them at [email protected] or (985) 875-0511.

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

TO ENCOUNTER: A business-to-business networking session on July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Covington office of the St. Tammany Chamber, 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

A POP-UP: The St. Tammany Chamber Northshore Young Professionals Committee will host an after-work networking/social event at Fidelity Bank, 2201 NUS 190, Covington on July 28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 40 and under are invited to this free event to network and enjoy spinach and artichoke dip, slices of smoked chicken breast, Caesar salad, beer and white wine. Registration requested on

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

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

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

BREAKFAST: The Slidell Noon Lions Club has resumed its “Last Saturday of the Month” pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will serve them again on July 30. Enjoy pancakes, sausages and drinks for $6 at Lions Den, corner of Cleveland Avenue and Carey Street. Proceeds are donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind, Louisiana Lions Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities and local organizations. Bingo follows at 11:30 a.m.

CHRISTOIS WOOD: An exhibition of 53 multimedia works by 25 regional artists will continue at Christwood’s Atrium Gallery until 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 NUTS: The second annual Great American Legion Banana Split Celebration in Covington to raise funds for the Northshore Foodbank will be held August 20 in two shifts, first from 1-3 p.m. and again from 5-8 p.m. at the Robert H. Burns Post. Legion Hall #16, 20131 Ronald Reagan Highway. Tickets are $5 and food donations will also be accepted at the event. Dine in to enjoy the entertainment and prizes or pick up and take homemade banana splits. Call (985) 892-0677 for tickets, to make reservations or for additional information.

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

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


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